Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wine & Love (V. 1)

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Things that are making me reach for my wine glass (or...a pound of chocolate, in my case) this week...

...A bummer of a job interview. I really wanted this to be the company I worked for fresh out of college, but I guess I have more searching to do. But it’s much better than being stuck in a job I would hate.

...Getting totally off track in my eating/exercising for the past two weeks. It’s time to kick it into high gear for these next two weeks before I leave for my cruise.

...Not quite loving my new haircut. It’s the same style, but I’m getting a little tired of it. Go shorter, or grow it out? Ah, decisions, decisions.

Things that I am loving this week...

...My grandma’s PET scan coming back absolutely perfect. She’s been feeling wonderful and it’s so nice to have her back to health again. (And finding out the results on her birthday, no less!)

...Being completely done with school! It’s so great to go to work and come right home, not have to go to class or do homework. While I am trying to apply to jobs every day, I’m also enjoying the time off from being super busy. It’s a nice break.

...Shopping! My mom and I spent so much time at the mall this weekend, mostly shopping for the perfect second interview outfit. I bought two dresses from the Loft over the weekend and I’m completely in love. (Especially getting one dress for over 60% off, when I thought I would have to pay full price!)

...Selling back my textbooks, and getting some serious cash. I worked in the bookstore one semester, buying back used books so I know not to complain if a large book only nets me $10, but I really made out this semester! Enough to buy me a dress, two shirts, and lunch with my mom at Panera. Woo, woo!

Thanks to the lovely Nora for hosting this series!

22 comments:

  1. Oh! So glad for your grandmother.

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  2. That's awesome about your grandmother and score on the great deal at LOFT! (I'm all about sales!)

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  3. girlwiththeredhair5/5/11, 11:01 AM

    Such wonderful news about your grandmother! Your cruise is SO SOON! Eeeei! I owe you a guest post soon, don't I? Can you email me and remind me when :)

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  4. KJHartenstein5/5/11, 11:03 AM

    Eek yay for your grandma!! I am so happy she's okay!

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  5. So glad that all is well with your grandma!! I know how nerve-wracking that situation can be, as we've gone through it so many times with Leo's dad.

    I'm craving a new hairstyle, too. Summer is certainly a good time to try something new and exciting. I just wish I could decide!

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  6. Thank you so much for playing along :) LOVED the love news, especially about your gram and the fact that you got some money back for your books. that's always an awesome feeling!!!! So excited for you and your cruise!

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  7. Aw yay! Glad to hear about your grandmother! :D

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  8. "But it’s much better than being stuck in a job I would hate."

    Yessssss. Just keep telling yourself that. You'll find something, I promise!

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  9. Oh, and congrats on Grandma!

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  10. Yes, ma'am! I'm e-mailing everyone who I've asked next week just to remind them. I know I always need that extra nudge when I'm asked to guest post. ;)

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  11. Thanks for hosting! It's a fun series. :)

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  12. Thanks, Allison! I'm not willing to be miserable 40 hours a week, so I'm willing to wait. It'll happen. :)

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  13. Excellent news about your grandma!! :)

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  14. WOW your cruise is already in two weeks?! time is flying by so fast! It's too bad about the job, but I strongly believe there's something better out there for you. You're applying to so many positions, I have no doubt you'll find something that's just right!

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  15. Oh also! well first, really happy to hear about your grandma! That's good news :) and for your hair, I run into the same problem regularly with medium-length hair. Try googling pictures of medium-length hair for inspiration... If you haven't been doing that already. My hairdresser was the one who offered to try something new for me with the same length and I still love it (longer in the front shorter in the back), you could always look into that style? It's super fun and if it's not TOO long in the front and TOO short in the back it can be super classy.

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  16. Nice! I've never had any luck selling my books back. Now that I'm done with school I'm planning to put them on half.com, but since new editions come out so frequently, I'm not expecting much :)

    SO thrilling about your Grandma!

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  17. Trust me (I know, trusting a random commenter may not always be the best idea! :P), it's better to miss out on a job than be stuck in a job you hate. I've been there, and although it is definitely hard to feel you've missed out on an opportunity, there are always better things around the corner, and if a company didn't pick you, it's because it's just not the right fit and wouldn't have been right for you. That's how I try to look at it, at least. :)

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  18. I'm so glad to hear that about your grandmother! :) About your haircut, I honestly really do like the way your hair is now.

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  19. Awesome news about your grandmother! Also, I'm pretty sure shopping for new fancy clothes is one of the best parts of prepping for interviews.

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  20. lisasyarns5/6/11, 7:24 AM

    yea for getting cash back for textbooks. That was always the best feeling! Although there were a good amount of text books that I didn't end up selling back - and more that I wished I hadn't as I kind of woul dlike to have them as a reference now (but I am on one the rare people who could actuallhy use them as a resource. I realize most books in college are sort of useless after the course)

    Yea for a clear PET!

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  21. I'm obviously so behind, but it sounds like you've had an amazing May with way more things to love than whine about, which makes me happy!

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  22. yay for healthy grandma's, shopping and no more school!

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