Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year! - Day 7 - Something Different

For New Years, I went to the Hollywood Slots with a friend and heard the band Rock Revelation play. I work with one of the singers. It was really crowded, but I had fun. I had never been to the New Years celebration there. I saw my cousin Timmy and his wife Kelly too. 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Day 8 - Something Different

Today I work my last night shift. For the next six months I will start working days. I'm pretty excited about that. :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Day 10 - Something Different

Today I got a venti skinny Peppermint Mocha...and cold medicine.
Still not feeling well, but super excited for tomorrow. I can't wait to share the good news!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Day 11 - Something Different

My coworker Erika got me a Yoda marshmallow lollipop. :)

I read this quote and have been thinking about it today.
I would like to keep that in mind before I react to things that are stressing me out.

"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That is my religion."
-Abraham Lincoln

Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 12 - Something Different

Today I realized that when I don't feel well I am very forgetful. I forgot a bunch of important stuff at my mother's yesterday and today had trouble troubleshooting an iPhone issue. I didn't want to move at all from my desk at work and thankfully it wasn't super busy at work although its been rough working the night by myself in my department. It is going to be very weird starting the day shift in a week. I am excited but also nervous about going to days for the next six months.
I've been thinking about the new year and I am hoping for a lot of good to be happening in 2012. On Thursday I will be able to share my good news. ;)

Sunday, December 25, 2011


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Day 13 - Something Different

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Merry Christmas everyone. I hope everyone had a great day. We actually ate breakfast first before opening presents, which was very different for us. I loved everything I got.

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I love my new necklace. :) I'm wearing it right now.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day 14 - Something Different

I told my mother about Elf on the Shelf and she went through her decorations and found these two elves from her childhood. They are over 50 years old! Mum said my sister and I could have one. :) 

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It is Christmas Eve and every year we have pork pie with mustard. :)

Day 15 - Something Different

Unlike most years, I waited until the last minute to wrap gifts. I was up very late on Friday night wrapping presents. Yeah, will remember next year to not wait until the last minute. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

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Day 16 - Something Different

On Thursday I actually stayed up late and watched the Tonight Show. I rarely watch TV especially late night TV. It was fun to relax after work and watch some television with my roommate.
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Being all festive today :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Red and Green continues....

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Day 17- Something Different

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Today I went out to eat with my coworkers and ordered whatever I wanted on the menu. Shrimp with mashed potatoes, baked mac and cheese and broccoli. And I got a cupcake for dessert. I think its nice sometimes to order something different on the menu.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 18 - Something Different

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Today I decided I'm going to wear red and green for the rest of the week to be festive. :)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 19 - Something Different

I seriously don't think I have ever eaten a purple cupcake. 
Cupcakes appear on my desk magically at work. ;)

Day 20 - Something Different

Sunday I spent with family and we celebrated Grammy's 86th birthday. I'll post pictures soon.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Day 21 -Something Different

On Saturday I went and visited my cousin Melony and her boyfriend Jon and got to meet Emmy, their new cat. Isn't she cute? Its been a fun weekend spending time with family.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 22 - Something Different

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Today I got an early Christmas present from Nick. I love it! Its from Doctor Who.
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Where's Marvin the Elf? There he is!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Day 23 - Something Different

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Today I got to see gingerbread houses that were made at work. I liked this one a lot. 
Have you ever seen a gingerbread house that resembled a scene out of Back to the Future?

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So on Wednesday my coworker Shawn left this dog on my desk. His reasoning is that he wants to convert me to a dog person. Mind you, he is the same person that keeps telling everyone at work that I am a crazy cat lady. I left a cat on his desk weeks ago and he said we could petsit for each other....I think people at work think we are both weird...

Day 24 - Something Different

I tend to be shy and quiet and I try to not be that way. If I am comfortable I can chatter on for hours if someone lets me. Wednesday I spoke honestly at a meeting in front of a group of people how I felt. I didn't hold back and it did feel good to let out my frustrations and be honest. I feel like if something is bothering you don't hide it or complain about it constantly. It felt good to get it off of my shoulders and to move ahead. I feel like you should be yourself and if someone doesn't like you then its their loss to not have you in their life. I am happy to say I do have people in my life that do make me smile and inquire how I am doing on a regular basis.
I liked this quote that I read that reminded me of how I want to be, more confident, especially at work to achieve my career goals and personally in my life outside of work.
"Be confident. And even if you don't feel confident, fake it."

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Day 25 - Something Different

Today at work we celebrated being the 1# call center for Quality and the celebration included dumping gatorade on our associate was below 40 degrees out and someone thought it would be a good idea to add ice to the gatorade....

Day 26 - Something Different

Not much to report for Monday....was a slow news day. Jeff made me laugh when he walked into a door which I don't think was on purpose.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Day 27 - Something Different

Today I went to watch my friends go curling at the Belfast Curling Club. I wasn't able to play due to my hip injury, but I did have fun doing something different. I babysat Cullen for three hours. I rarely watch my friends' kids so this was different for me. He was very well behaved and the three hours passed by quickly. I wish I could have taken some photographs from the ice, but I had fun taking pictures of Cullen.

This was my responsibility for a few hours today.
Thankfully there was no point where I had to get his parents' attention. Isn't he a cutie?

Day 28 - Something Different

Saturday I spent the day trying to get some of my Christmas shopping done. A visit to Toys R Us nearly made me go home, but I continued to other stores and actually left with presents for loved ones.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Day 29 - Something Different

Today I got to decorate a Christmas tree at work with my coworkers. 
It was fun despite getting glitter everywhere. :)

It's Marvin the Elf

Day 30 - Something Different

Last night I watched Edward Scissorhands with friends. We had a discussion about Johnny Depp and thought why not watch that movie. It was rather odd and I only remembered some of it. At least it aged okay compared to some movies from that time period.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Day 31 - Something Different

Simply, if I have four cups of coffee, real coffee, then I talk really fast and I am hard to understand which is what happened today when I got to work and my coworkers stared at me like I was a crazy person...please keep coffee away from me...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day 32 - Something Different

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I like collecting things, especially coins. I was pretty excited to find the blue books to collect coins at Goodwill. I had been wanting to collect pennies for a while and was happy to have something to put them in. I was all excited because I found in my collection a 1943 steel penny and an Indian-Eagle penny from 1904. I may start asking people for pennies...I would love one minted in San Francisco, never seen one from there before.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 33 - Something Different

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Wow...I think that's a first that my fortune actually sounds true. I caved and got chinese food today with my coworker which it was so much food it will easily be two meals. Hoping for good news by the end of the week. I hate waiting....

Sunday, December 4, 2011

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Banchi is ready for Christmas

Day 34 - Something Different

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Today my grandmother showed up at the house with lobster rolls. Yummy! 
I don't think I've ever had a lobster roll in December.
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