I've always wanted to do one of those "Week in the Life" albums that Ali Edwards started but since it's just me and all I do is work, go to school, study and occasionally read and/or scrapbook, it didn't seem like it would be a super interesting album... lol. But this week was a little more eventful so I took to carrying my camera around a lot more than usual. So here's my week in the life post (aka LONG!)
Monday morning: the view from my bedroom window when I woke up. I was not a happy camper.
I worked from home... refusing to drive in the snow and the crazy traffic. By that afternoon it was 60 degrees with no snow in site. lol. Just in time to head to meet my study group to finish our big finance project. I got home from that around 1am which was pretty good, actually.
Wednesday was a super crazy day... we had a big team off-site at my boss' house in Berkley so a bunch of us met up for an early flight to Oakland:
There were about 12 of us total between the locals and the five of us who flew out. We did team building (partly for my OB/HR project) and then after lunch we had a little baby shower for Melissa. This was especially fun for the guys on the team, several of whom had never experienced a shower before.
So you know how you pass gifts around the room, right? The guys were a little flummoxed by this tradition.
I went back to the airport by my lonesome... everyone else was staying the night but I had to get back for class. Of course I got through security only to find out my flight had been delayed from 7:40pm until 9:55. So I picked up a book and went back to check the status - delayed until 11:45pm at this point! I guess the plane had been grounded in Denver due to tornado conditions or something. Bleh. So I landed in SLC at about 2am and made it home just before 3. Needless to say, I didn't head into work at my usual hour. But, I just kept clinging to the thought that as soon as class was over I was free! I took Friday off to give myself a long weekend which leads to...
Friday! I had gotten crack in my windshield a month after I got my car - the rock hit in the bottom corner on my way to work and when I came out at the end of the day I had a 15 inch crack. So much for having a chance to fill the chip! I was trying to out-wait the construction since I was getting hit by rocks regularly, but it was more than 2/3 across the windshield and since I'm taking a big road trip at the end of June, I thought I'd get it done.
I love that they just come to your house! He also came two hours early so I was able to head over and catch a movie. I saw Prince of Persia with D-Box seats - I figured I'd give it a try and it was pretty cool! The seats move and vibrate along with the movie to make it a more intense experience. It was a bit like those rides at Disneyworld where your seats move with the movie (only not exactly... just the seat, not a ride!) plus I got a free movie pass for taking a survey afterward. Sweet! I'd do it again, that was fun. The movie was awesome too :)
I also got fun goodies in the mail... a big thanks to Scrapbook Update for this fun blog giveaway! I can't wait to dig into the Eco-Friendly paints and see how they work. Great colors, too!
Whew! That brings me to today... I came up to my scrap attic to work on a mini album I started last weekend and ended up getting distracted and making a necklace I've had an idea for for a while. I'm totally in love with this necklace. Seriously.
I've wanted to make gemstone flowers for a while and I had these awesome pink quartz teardrops that were perfect. The clear flowers are glass briolettes with antique brass and pink aluminum findings. On the bigger flowers, I put vintage pearls and Czech glass seed beads in the center with a big, antique brass filigree flower. The flowers are wired together and then connected to the strands. This was the hardest one I've made so far, but it was fun and I absolutely love it... it looks great on too :)
Whew! So with that, this is what my desk looks like, ready for my next project (which is really one I started last week and haven't gotten back to...)
Believe it or not, it's been 3 years since Nicole and I went to South Africa, and I still haven't finished the album (okay, that part isn't so hard to believe). I have tons of pictures from when we went up near Hoedspruit for our safari and I thought I'd do a mini album just for those few days instead of layouts for the main album. I've got lots of pictures printed out... hopefully I can finish it this weekend, but we'll see. Lots of other stuff to do.
So that's it for now... off to grab some dinner and a slice of the caramel pie I made today :) (I watched The Waitress last weekend and have been craving pie non-stop ever since.) It was easy to make so if it's any good I'll post the recipe.