Saturday, August 24, 2013

Its been a long time!

I hope to come back to blogging soon; my new job has required extensive time away from home for training and there has been a huge adjustment.  I do love the job, but have had the energy for little else than work.  I will be competing at the Windy City Ballroom Competition next weekend and perhaps I will be able to take some photos there.  Until then, I would like to share this photo of my brand new GREAT-NIECE.....my niece Tiffany's new daughter.  Please meet Yuuna!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hi Everyone!

I'm sorry I don't have any pictures but I want to send much love to my readers.  I've been really busy with this job training and the travel (within the state) that it requires.  I will be posting soon...in the meantime, I need to figure out a way to keep all the spam comments away; I've been inundated.  I will either be moderating comments or using the Captcha again.  Any suggestions, friends?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Quick post!

 Just a quick outfit post!  I'm working tomorrow....training in the local county office for 4 days and then I head back to Indy.  I took a quick outfit picture for a casual grocery shopping day with my pal Suzi.
I'm loving the ease and comfort of skinnies!
I'm not happy with my weight right now, or the chubbiness in my face....
so I'm trying to make some changes.
I need a boost of support as I try once again to take better care of myself and become more fit and healthy.

I hope you are all doing well!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Job training in Indianapolis

 I'm home for a week!
I will be training at my home county and then will return to Indy for two weeks.
I didn't really get any outfit pictures; I was just so busy and don't have my precious Peyton with me to take photos.  Once I get all of this travel/packing and learning down to a science I will get back to regular blogging, but I will be a bit out of the picture for short time.  I'll try to get a few while I'm there. Until then, I'm still peeking at your blogs, commenting and enjoying them.  Hope you don't forget about me!

Indianapolis is our state Capitol and its just beautiful.  I would move there in a minute if the opportunity arose.
After I arrived at the hotel on Sunday night, I just settle in to relax for the big first day of the new job on Monday.  This corridor is where I took my first steps onto the state court buildings to begin my training....the corridor goes on and on....for what seems like forever.

The state Capitol building.

Indy is full of beautiful architecture; I fell in love with this walk way between buildings.



Inside the state Capitol building.  I felt so official and so small.  It's difficult to describe the visceral feelings I was experiencing about being in this place and what it means to start of my career as a new government employee.

A pay phone booth inside the state Capitol building.  I haven't seen one of these in twenty years!

Walking down the marble steps of the Capitol after being sworn in.

I couldn't resist taking this picture of the ornate doors through which the new cohort of trainees entered the Capitol for the swearing in ceremony.



I tried to eat really well and didn't hesitate to have a delicious salad for nearly every meal!  

Isn't this gorgeous?  Behind it lies the elevator to one of the training sites.  I didn't take the elevator though....I took the four flights of stairs every time.  I just knew that I had to get past my desire to eat rich foods and enjoy this work trip like it was a vacation...

A weekend memorial day ceremony to honor fallen soldiers....
On our Friday lunch break, we walked to the Monument Circle for lunch and enjoyed this opportunity to pay respects to the men and women who believe in our country and maintaining its freedoms.

Training went well.  I enjoyed learning all the new aspects of the new job and exploring Indy.  I've fallen in love with this city.
I'm looking forward to going back in June.