Tuesday, March 13, 2012


~ I started a new job in this week.  I will have a normal schedule as in M-F 8-5.  I still am going to be at Duke but I am moving into the clinics.  I will be working in the beautiful new Cancer building with the Urology/Hematology clinic.  It will be nice to have weekends and holidays off but no more seven days off in a row.  I am moving mainly because for the three days a week I use to work did not allow me to see Colton. He started to notice that I was gone for 3 days.  It broke my heart when I put him to bed and he told me he will miss me because he knew he wouldn't see me.  This new job will give me the ability to be at home with him at night.  Jason is also happy because we will probably save money since I won't be able to go shopping during the week at Target.  I expect Target will feel the loss when I am not there everyday spending my money of their lovely goods.

~I am addicted to gel nails.  I used to get manicures every so often and the gel polish manicures are usually $25.  However, I found a kit at Walmart where I can now do them at home.

 It was $50 but after two uses it pays for itself.  Gel nails are dry instantly after you are done with them and it lasts for about two weeks.  They don't peel or chip with everyday normal work.  I paint, craft, wash my hands constantly and still have nice looking nails two weeks later.  The kit is Sensationail by Nailene.  The good thing I found out is other gel polishes work with the kit.  Also if you want a different color for a night out you can paint on top of the gel and take it off with non-acetone polish remover and still have your gel color underneath. This is my color this week

~My husband and I have finally decided that we will stay in this house longer than we thought.  The market is horrible right now for sellers in this area.  Also, there are still new houses for sell next to us so it makes it unlikely that we will be able to sell ours for what we want.  This is okay news because Jason has now come on board to do some renovations that he was putting off in hopes of moving in a few years. We are putting hard wood floors throughout the downstairs, staircase and hallways. This is one of the floor options:

This is another option of flooring

We are going with Lumber Liquidators because they have the best deals. Now we just need to decide and set a date for installation. I hope it turns out ok.

New carpet in the bedrooms will probably come soon (carpet is still good but just basic builder grade).  We also will landscape the front and back yards more this summer season.  We also will probably expand the bedroom above the garage in the next few years to make it bigger (this will involve moving the laundry room and a obtaining some permits that we are not ready for just yet).

~I got two lovely gifts from Jason for Valentines Day.  This pair of emerald rough cut earrings and bracelet (the bracelet is an emerald heart with diamonds surrounding it; Ross Simmons no longer sells it so I could not find picture but trust me when I say it is super cute).

 I love them both.  He knows me so well (actually he just checks his email when I send him hints very well).

I am working on Colton's birthday post as well as a craft post from some of my new thrift finds.  I just have to adjust to this new working schedule and I promise (MOM) that I will get better with posting.

1 comment:

LWLH said...

Congrats on the new schedule....a win for the family, loss for Target :)