Archive | January, 2013

Seeing Endeavour

21 Jan

ImageOn Christmas Eve, we took the kids to see Endeavour. It was so awesome to see this massive shuttle in person! The kids thought it was amazing! Also noted, very dirty! I guess that’s what happens when you go in and out of the Earth’s atmosphere!

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Los Angeles is still buzzing over the arrival of Endeavour, there we so many people there to see it on Christmas Eve!

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If you plan on visiting the California Science Center to see the shuttle, remember to get tickets online ahead of time!

Happy New Year!

14 Jan
The Exposition Park Rose Garden

The Exposition Park Rose Garden

Wow! It’s been a long time and I feel like I have neglected our little blog here! If I feel that way, it’s because I have! Oh no! I have some reasons for doing so..life!! You know how there is always big changes and resolutions for the new year, well mine started mid-December!

The first big change was telling my boss “see ya later” and quit my job! Big step, huge! So I knew this day was coming, but I was in a cloud for a couple of days after that! The plan was that I would work and my other half would finish his college degree by going to school full-time. So…other half graduated in December and got a job! I was all too pleased to march into my boss’s office and give my 2 week notice. With one week left, my boss was being kind of a/an(insert name call here) and I walked in on a Monday morning collected my things and in dramatic fashion, left! I now get to be home with my kids, help out at the school and start my own business!

I have come to the conclusion that I will finally become my own boss and work on my own terms! I am taking the year to get my kitchen & bath design/ consulting business going and can’t wait! My family and friends are equally as excited and are so supportive! My small check list for the year is to get my website designed and online, my portfolio set up, business cards/stationary designed, study and pass my IDEX exam (a California interior design certification), and more. I am positive that I can do this and look forward to my new “job.”

Did i mention that my former “chef” is now working full-time? This means I get to do the grocery shopping and meal planning! I was kind of doing this before, but now I am fully embracing it! I have had us on a household budget since June and have been very successful so far. Planning weekly meals is a HUGE factor in staying on track! I go grocery shopping once a week, rather than many trips throughout the week and ultimately buying things I don’t need. Speaking of that… trips to Target have been pretty much non-existent for obvious reasons.

So, while all of this has been going on, Zoey’s birthday, Christmas, husband’s birthday, New Year’s and multiple Christmas parties had passed! It was very busy and now I can relax, sort of. After Christmas, I have been on a rampage cleaning the house, putting away the decorations, got rid of the tree, organized the kid’s rooms and I’m still going!

So, as far as New Year’s resolutions go.. I just don’t have the time to promise more exercise! Those type of resolutions never work out anyways! I have set some goals for myself, like pass my exam, get my business going, blog more and I have set up a 2013 reading challenge of 50 books. I know that’s a little crazy, but I have two books read already and I’m on the third! Wish me luck!

I did mention blogging more, so I hope to have more regular posts for our faithful readers! Thanks for sticking with us and I look forward to my new adventures and sharing them with all of you! I plan on sharing my dinner planning menus (the good, bad and the ugly). I try adding new recipes to my rotation to spice things up a bit, sometimes it’s a hit, sometimes it tastes like… well you get the picture. I also will be sharing projects that I am working on, like the bathroom remodel I am working on for my in-law’s desert house! I hope that maybe sharing my experiences will help some of you, especially the remodeling projects!

Happy New Year and I’m looking forward to sharing 2013 with you!

Cheers!
Caasi

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