Monday, November 25, 2013

Weekend Recap

We had a busy weekend getting ready for Thanksgiving.
Saturday we went to the USC v Coastal Carolina game, but left around halftime since the weather was iffy.

The rest of the weekend was spent making a huge Sam's Club haul and deep cleaning. As soon as I finished cleaning last night, I started to feel sick. I think that goes to show that cleaning must be bad for you!

Trinket supervising my company/Thanksgiving preparations yesterday.
I'm not sure if I am even going to last through the day at work. I HATE to go home sick because I was out a lot last week, and I was looking forward to Pure Barre right after work. Oh well.
I hope everyone has a great Monday. Yay for a short work week! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Week Roundup

This was a crazy week! Monday I was out for my observations (which I loved), Tuesday I worked, Wednesday at 6:30 am as I was getting into the shower I got a phone call from my Mom and she couldn't breathe. I drove 2.5 hours to her house and took her to the dr. She has pleurisy and I ended up staying at her house for two days to take care of her. She got a lot of meds and should be back at her job on Monday. I've never had pleurisy, but have had a lot of people tell me it's incredibly painful. I feel like it's been a long week, and yet today is only my second day at my job. And I am ready for 5!
I never got a chance to recap last weekend. This is me with my bestie Marcia at the FL game.

This picture is from last week also. My friend Benson came over for dinner and I made his favorite dessert, Pineapple Casserole.

We have a big weekend of football and plans to get ready for company and Thanksgiving. I hope I get a lot done!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Observations on Observations

I have been MIA from blogging because I have been super busy getting in my required observation hours for school. I used annual leave to be out of work and have two days completed so far.
The first day of observation I was with an SLP who visits facilities and individual's homes for appointments. I LOVED every single client we saw all day (even if I did get a toy car thrown at me). I thought it was super nice how she was not in an office all day, but out on her own. She has a lot of independence.
The second day of observations I was in an elementary school. Again, I loved every single client she had. It was a super pleasant work environment. She saw students either individually or in groups of three. I loved the Thanksgiving books the students were reading and the turkey project they worked on in speech. So fun!
Both days I got home much earlier than I usually do and that was saa-weeeet. Yesterday I ran an errand, went to the gym, made dinner, cleaned up a little bit, studied, and actually had time to watch a tv show before bed. It was amazing. I've never had a lot of interest in working in schools because the salary is not as high as some other SLP positions, but let me tell you getting home and still having so much of my day left blew my mind.
Unlike in undergrad, some of the things I saw and heard on my observations were things I've actually learned in my classes so far. That was also amazing to me!
I hope everyone has a great Tuesday! I will be back with more soon.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Weekend Recap

We had a great weekend! I defiantly need to get reacquainted with the gym after being lazy swamped with school last week and eating terribly all weekend.
Saturday was spent watching football with Nick and going to Lowes.
Sunday I drove down to Charleston to attend a baby shower for one of my oldest and dearest friends.

Jamie and I have been friends for about 12 years. She and her husband are expecting a baby in December.

Those of you that know me IRL know I am a huge Gamecock fan and buying a Clemson bow for the baby was not easy. 
The weather in Charleston was perfect yesterday and it was SO hard to leave. I am really struggling with being at work today-just not feeling it at all.
Along with owning my own practice one day, having a weekend house in Charleston or Beaufort is my biggest caviar dream.
Happy Veteran's Day! On this day, I think of both sets of my grandparents. Both of my grandfathers are veterans. My friend the shower was for yesterday is mil spouse, and I see first hand how many sacrifices she and her husband have made during his service to our country.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wedding Update

In the spirit of keeping myself accountable and on track here is a list.
I have:
photographer {Courtney Dox!}
dress {!!!}
Save the Dates {same artist is doing my invitations}
Pastor to perform ceremony {our friend Brock}
bridal portraits booked {March}
lost about 10 lbs
We still need:
bridesmaid/groomsmen gifts
groom's wedding ring
hair and makeup
favors {koozies}
to lose about 5 to 8 more lbs
I'm sure I'm leaving stuff out, but that is what's on my mind for today. I'm not really bothering with thinking about stuff that Nick is taking care of, such as the honeymoon.
I hope every one has a good day. Only one more day until Friday!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Counting Down

I am counting down to Thanksgiving. 22 days to go! We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house and I CANNOT.WAIT.
Since I met Nick two years ago we have traveled so much for holidays that I am mostly just excited to spend a holiday in my own house.
I'm also really looking forward to the dishes I plan on cooking and having Nick's brother visiting from Chicago.

I got this little guy from Ross last week.
My house is FAR from the Pinterest worthy or Southern Living house I have in my head, but it will get there eventually. I love our house, we just need a lot of decorations and furniture. I wish I could wave a magic wand and it would look like this for Thanksgiving.

Aren't these cakes adorable?
I am also beyond ready for the end of the semester. I love my Clinical Phonetics class and am super close to having an A (I have an 89 as of today). I am over my other class and am counting down how many classes I have left to attend. So ready to get it over with. But, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will say I am still grateful to even have the opportunity to be in school.
Happy Hump Day!

Monday, November 4, 2013

My College Homecoming

My college homecoming was this weekend and was so much fun. College doesn't feel like it was that long ago, and yet I feel like so much has happened in the six years since I graduated.
I went to the University of South Carolina and had such a wonderful time there. I consider going to USC one of the best decisions I ever made. I made great lifelong friends, and I think that was the best part. I spent a lot of time with these girls.
 If I could change anything about college, I think it would have been best to not have been in the long term relationship that I was in. I dated someone all through college. For many reasons, it was a hard lesson learned. I am definitely 100% happier now than I could have even imagined back then!
We started Friday night by attending an alumni event. This was also a work event for me.

You can't see my dress very well, but I picked up a black peplum dress at Ross for super cheap.
Saturday morning came way too quickly after being out the night before.
A few Bloody Marys and biscuits later and I was good as new.
My suitemate from college, Amber. We missed Ashley, our other suitemate on Saturday, but I got to see her Friday at the alumni event.
I found my garnet top at Wish in Five Points and think I'll wear it a lot.
Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

We had a great Halloween at our house! I loved every second of having Nick home to help pass out candy and see the dogs in their costumes. Last year the dogs and I did Halloween by ourselves.
We got a decent number of cute little trick or treaters. I LOVE seeing kids in their costumes.

Ducks Umlimited bucket FULL of candy and pizza.
Trinket dressed as a spider.

Yadi the pirate.
By about 8 most of the trick or treaters were gone, and I was able to get in about an hour of studying. I might post on time management soon, I try to get in time studying whenever and wherever I can.