Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Breaking but not Braking...

Ever feel like you just need a break from life? Not for any particular reason, just need some time alone, time away from things, time to clear your mind. 

That's how I  have been feeling lately. Sure I went on a seven-day cruise to Alaska and it was great and grand and wonderful. I was able to relax and enjoy and have fun. But coming back to work where things have changed at the office and I've only been there for a little over a month... it's just a bit overwhelming.

I do my job, work all day, take my lunch break, I just focus... I don't lollygag, don't communicate much with other coworkers, just don't have the time now that we have to have closed doors for the remainder of the next two weeks.

But I keep telling myself it's a job, i'm getting paid for it and it allows me to travel. I have to do it, we all have to do it, unless you're rich or married rich...and clearly I'm not either of those...yet. 

I'm also not used to being around people 24/7; been accustomed to living on my own. Doing my thing whenever I want, where I want, how I want. I'm grateful for my situation and for the kindness of others helping during this transition but sometimes I am going to have to have ME time.

And then when I decide to have that me time and take the night off and do my own thing...I feel guilty but I'm not sure what else to do to keep my sanity.

So here's the kicker....

Just like taking a break from life and having my own time to myself I think I need to take a break from blogging. I don't do it regularly and it shows. I only have a few followers and that's fine. I just started this blog to keep track of the places I've been, things I do and now I  feel like it is becoming more of a chore and not something I've enjoyed since I have to filter more these days. 

So for now it's farewell. Might be back, I might not. I'll always be on the go and I'm always going to be doing something and going different places. 

Enjoy life, live it fully, travel often and enjoy new adventures. Most importantly,  grow while you're at it and be happy. 

Cheers, Nelly

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Traffic News Tuesday- Vacation

It's been hard for me to focus the past few days. I think about everything I need to do to prepare for my trip coming up.

I think next time I schedule a trip it will not be at the beginning of the month. Having to schedule for bills to be paid or make sure automatic payments are set up when you don't have access to Internet... it's a pain. 

 This'll be the first time I am going on a cruise. It's been a challenge to try and pack the correct outfits. The weather is going to be chilly and we hadve excursions planned and I am determined to not overpack. Let's see if that really happens!

But at the end of the day, I'm excited to go on my first cruise and I know it will be tons of fun and I can't wait to share all the pictures with you!!

Just like the news, a little good with the bad... 

Cheers, Nelly

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Traffic News Tuesday

-I know with change comes frustration and headaches but today it has been crazy... I will just have to learn to let it go just like Disney's Frozen

-I really do not like when tractor trailer trucks take their sweet time to turn

-I have thoroughly enjoyed the less traffic to and from work... That's at least some happy happy joy joy!

-I miss running outside but I hate the heat and my foot is still stupid from New Orleans but I get to work out at the gym and I'll do my best and lift many many weights! 

-Lastly I'm looking forward to this weekend that will be calm and relaxing or so I hope

Just like the news...a little good with the bad...

Cheers, Nelly

Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Annoyances

-Starting third week at job and still not fully granted access to systems; well I have access but not for the US site...maybe a sign they want me in the UK?! Nah...tried that once

-When gas stations' sign shows a different price then at pump and I didn't double check before I started to fill my tank...$3.29 if paid with a chevron gift card...$3.99 if credit/debit...highway robbery...literally

-When I go to a store to look specifically for an item and it's not sold there...spray aloe...I got a weird sunburn of splotches and it hurts to rub in lotion or aloe

-I typically wash hair every other day or longer if possible but those times when my hair is rebellious in the morning and won't cooperate left down or in a ponytail and then it makes me just want to chop it or wish I had washed it...but I must refuse because I'm determined to grow it a few more inches

It's just a typical Monday...hopefully it'll turn around...like a total eclipse of the heart... 

Cheers, Nelly

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sand Rain

Another fun filled weekend ...this time at Matagorda beach. 

A group of friends left early Saturday to head to the beach for a day. The Texas beaches will never make the list of the top ten most beautiful but they offer lots of entertainment...and seaweed. 

Those aren't beautiful sand dunes...that's a ridge of seaweed they push back off the beach. It stinks like rotten eggs but that's just the way it is. Apparently it's the worse it's been in ten years. 

But it is still a nice view to be on the beach...

We set up camp and a bonfire. Camp, bonfire....that only means HOT DOGS to me!!!! #hotdogobsession 

And ChadNick knows his hot dog brands ... #hebrewnational is the only way to go!! Mmmm good to my tummy!

We sat around the campfire and tried to tell scary stories that were epic fails. The internet isn't always the best reference. 

After a long day in the sun it was time for bed....and ....drumroll.... Que the SAND RAIN!!!

I have never camped on the beach so it was going to be an exciting adventure...until there was sand everywhere and it would come through the vents in the tent... Like it was raining sand. It was in my mouth, eyes, ears, all over my pillow. It was not a pleasant sleeping situation. The phrase 'clean behind your ears'...well that had a whole new meaning. The shower once I got home never felt so good. 

Overall it was another great weekend with friends and family, as always. But now I must relax and watch Jack Ryan and chill before another work week begins. 

Cheers, Nelly

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What Happens in Vegas...

Back in May I met up with one of my sisters and her boyfriend in Vegas, Season and Whuff. (That's not his given name but that's what all us sisters refer to him as...isn't he lucky?!) 

This is my version of the recap...a photo dump...

They picked me up from the airport in a convertible camaro which is also probably the worst car ever. The windshield has more blind spots that Ray Charles...

We were off to a quick lunch and then to the Hoover Dam. 

I wanted to order everything on the menu that mentioned avocado. I had a yummy turkey club like sandwich. 

I even made a quick step into Arizona!! 

Guess this dude is really scared of heights or he really really just wanted to test out his new cables. ;)

This was some lake's marina that we overlooked. The landscape out west is so different but beautiful. 

We made our way to a few casinos. 

Caesar doesn't really like hugs I guess... But he likes his money and is so stingy...this is all he would give back...

Whuff wanted to see Primus in concert...

And a motor cross event...

It was a quick trip to Vegas with a nice long delay at the airport but a good time!

This was view from room...ballin'!

Cheers, Nelly

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Traffic News Tuesday

It's Tuesday... 

It's hot
It's humid
I despise stop and go traffic 
I didn't do any work at work today


I did buy a new book to read on the cruise, The Fault in our Stars
I drank 128oz of water today...so far
Tomorrow is Girls Game Night

Just like the news... A little good with the bad...

Cheers, Nelly