Thursday, May 16, 2013

It's Go Time!

My camera is back!
Hi everyone....thank you for the good wishes and support you've extended to me during my break.
I've been busy.
In addition to preparing for my trip to Indianapolis to train for my new job, I've tried to fit in some lunches with my ladies.  I wanted to squeeze that in before I'm trying to adjust to working FULL TIME again for the first time in 9 years.  Of course between school, my volunteer work, my teaching and research assistantship, selling Mary Kay and Lia Sophia and working on my Master's thesis.....I do work a full time schedule...
But that was more flexible than a traditional full time job in social services.
I'm am excited!!!
I though I should do a post since I have my camera back.


I had a nice lunch with my pal Rose today and we explored our home town.

Mercer & Madison dress, thrifted

Cute display at one of the many antique dealers in town.


"I'll just sit here.....I hope they don't POP"


The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind......had to get fingerprinted, drug tested and consent to a background check for the new job.  I cleaned, purged and organized my home so that my oldest son, his wife and baby could move in to help with Peyton while I'm gone.  I organized EVERY SINGLE nook, cranny, cabinet and drawer in my home.  Every single, tiny, thing from pillows to safety pins has a special place.  I got rid of piles and piles of things that were not either function, beautiful or necessary. I did all of this to make it easy for my family to function while I'm away.
I hope I don't come home to a messy house.  I hope they can function without me.
Most of all.....I hope everyone is safe and sound.
That's my biggest concern.  :)

I leave Sunday............

36 comments:

  1. So glad to see you back today! It sounds like you have been busy prepping and getting ready. So excited that you are excited :)

    Love the photo of you with balloons! Heather

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  2. Wow, what a whirlwind that must have been! Great to see you, Lisa! You look lovely in that dress.

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    1. Things have been busy for sure...thank you!

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  3. You look so pretty and so happy on these photos (again, can't believe you're grandma!) The headband suits you so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Olga. I love the headband! Great for bad hair days!

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  4. I'm glad to hear you got your camera back. :)

    My goodness, you've got so much going on, I think I need a nap just thinking about it! How on earth do you do it all?!

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    1. Hi Natalie...I'm hoping to cut out some of the extra things now that I will be working full time. Not dancing of course!

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  5. You are quite the busy lady and you seem to handle it oh, so well :-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Hi Monica....I think it will be nice to have a more consistent full time schedule.

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  6. Sounds like you are all organised! Well done and enjoy! xx

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  7. If only you could bottle all of your energy.... I'd certainly purchase several bottles of it! Have fun! Enjoy this new chapter in your life!

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    1. Hi Linda......I'm running a bit low on energy and could use a little break!

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  8. WOW!! And you came by my blog to say hello! How do you do it all? I'm so excited for you!!!! It sounds like life is rich and that you're living it fully. You look beautiful and vibrant, too. I'm looking forward to hearing how you're doing. xxoo

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    1. Thank you, Jean...just trying to make the most of it....

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  9. Welcome back gorgeous. I love these fun shots of you!! Congrats on the new job and all the success. Your future looks so bright I have to wear shades!
    xx, Heather

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    1. Hi Heather, thank you. I had fun taking the shots!

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  10. Congrats on the new job...sounds like there are loads of changes in the immediate future. I've retired...and like you, will make decluttering the focus of my summer.

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    1. Hi Terri! Wow, you've had lots of changes too. Good to see you back; I've missed your posts and your comments. Hope all is well.

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  11. Good luck with your job training, Lisa. My goodness, you are the most energetic gal!

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  12. Good luck for your new job, Lisa!

    Working full time again is a new adventure but when I am reading what you have done over the past years, you might be less flexible but on the other hand you can focus more one that job. I always find it very difficult to have several jobs at the same time because you always want to give a 100% to each task.
    Will you continue Lia Sophia and Mary Kay?

    All the best,
    Annette
    Lady of Style
    follow me on Facebook

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    1. HI Annette....I am going to try and focus on one job. I won't be teaching, but I will be completing one more class and my thesis to complete my Master's degree.
      I'm not sure about Lia Sophia and Mary Kay...I'd like to keep them but I will be taking a break from it!

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  13. Great to have you and your lovely s miling face back. Good Luck with your work.

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  14. Nice to have you back and all the best wishes in your new job. You are glowing and looking great!

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  15. Wonderful work, Lisa, I'm sure that you house looks truly wonderful after such a hefty organizational overhaul. Isn't there something so soul fulfilling satisfying about knowing that everything in your abode is thoroughly well organized?

    Big hugs & happiest Monday wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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  16. so glad to see you back! and yay for the camera! Good luck on your new job! looking forward to your next post

    Link up your Facebook Fan Page

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  17. Hi Lisa,
    I read your blog at work but for some reason have been battling to comment ... Good luck with all the things going on, I know you'll be just fine and super successful.
    Hugs

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    1. Hi Wendy...thank you...I'm trying to catch up on blogging!

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  18. How exciting Lisa! I wish you all the best and I look forward to see what you wear at the training! I miss you when you are not around! LOL

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    1. Thank you Anna...I'm behind on the blogging, but going to try and get back into it.

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  19. Congrats on the new job! You're looking fab as always... and I see you're selling Mary Kay now as well as Lia Sophia? No downtime for this lady!

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    1. Hey there...where have you been? :)

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  20. Congratulations on the new job!!! My mouth fell open as I read all of your activities. You don't look old enough to have a married son by the way. You look so happy in these photos and that dress is beautiful.

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  21. Congrats on your new job and love the color block dress.

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