[Practice Makes Perfect]

 

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This floral arrangement may have been practice for the one I’ll be bringing to my boyfriend’s mom, who I will be meeting this weekend along with his dad, sister, and one of 3 brothers I haven’t met yet.

It might be a little weird, but I’m excited-nervous and practicing and planning helps calm me down. Plus now I get my own kickass flowers to bring to work and brighten up my windowless office. Really, it’s a win-win.

 

– S

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[Winds that Whirl]

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I can’t believe it’s been almost two weeks since I last posted; it doesn’t seem like it was that long ago! Anyway, some sort of cool and fun things have happened, and some not so cool and fun things. In true Stephanie fashion I will make a list:

1. Work has kicked into high gear and although I’m still doing a lot of the same stuff, I did get pulled into some super cool planning and designing for the future of Microsoft’s many websites.

2. The boyfriend and I went to Tacoma for a day trip to share some firsts together. First we visited the glass museum, and then spent a couple of hours at the LeMay car museum. A museum for Mr. Sullivan and one for me.

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3. I got home Wednesday to find that my refrigerator had been open all day. I had already had a stressful and mediocre day. It was the icing on a shit cake so I threw out 80% of what was in there. I had no cheese, that made me sad, and I may have cried.

4. I rode the bus downtown. All by myself. My end destination was Pike Place. I bought some goodies for a package I’m sending to my family, mac and cheese at Beecher’s, and some beautifully colored tulips.

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5. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and from the hints that my boyfriend has given me, which have been very limited, it sounds like it’s going to be a weekend to remember.

6. My mom is coming to visit in just 25 days. I’m so excited. SO EXCITED.

– S

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[I’ve Gots the Travel Bug]

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First non-365 post after a whopping 1 day off, but I have big news totally worth sharing…

 

I’m going to Dubai in April!

 

My friend Lisa¬†texted me on Friday and asked if I wanted to go with her. I said I’d think about it over the weekend, but as soon as she asked me I knew I was going to make the trip happen. I mean, when else am I going to go to Dubai? So, we bought our tickets today and I literally did a dance in my office when I was done. I’m just glad the blinds close.

 

– Stephanie

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[336] Get Me Outta Here!

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First of all, it snowed this morning. Granted, it was maybe an inch, but the ground was white for a little while.

Second, my bed frame was delivered and assembled today, which means my apartment is almost done.

Third, I’m exhausted. There were so many things that I needed to get done today, and even though it didn’t seem like a lot, I’m totes ready for a nap. The Syracuse basketball game is about to start so maybe I’ll take that time to lay down and rest a little bit.

I’ll be home in 17.5 hours, but I’m trying to figure out if there’s something I can sacrifice to the weather gods so that they don’t mess with my traveling.

– Stephanie

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[287] Warm Fuzzies

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You know that feeling that any person with a soul gets when they see puppies? I feel that exact same way when Syracuse basketball starts up again, AND it just so happens that today is that day! I may or may not be watching the game online right now and by may or may not, I actually mean I wouldn’t miss it for anything. Even though the exhibition games are usually blowouts, I like watching because I get to see what the new players are made of!

In other exciting news, that apartment I looked at on Monday…it’s mine! So today I bought the most perfect bed! It’s my first real big girl bed and it’s making this whole experience start to sink in. I wish I had a better word to describe the way I’m feeling than excited, but that’s exactly what I am.

 

– Stephanie

 

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[152] Full Blown Geek Out

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Today was a super eventful day; I had work, I got to use my new¬†windshield¬†wipers for the first time, and the last 3 boxes shipped from my parent’s arrived in the mail!

I’m sure it seems a little weird to be so excited to use my windshield wipers, but after having a pair that squeaked every time I used them it’s SO NICE to have ones that don’t. I was also geeking out over the 3 boxes that came because I always feel like I’m getting buttloads of new stuff. Some of my stuff was broken, but luckily everything that broke, had a double! Phew.

 

– Stephanie

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