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

Ever Changing

I don't even remember writing the last post and I am not sure why I stepped away from blogging. All I do know for certain is that my life is ever changing. 

I don't mind change; it's an opportunity to learn and grow even more. 

I knew I needed to finally do something for myself and I needed a fresh start. I accepted a better job position and moved closer to family and friends. It's already made such a difference in my overall happiness. 

Now if I could just get access to the systems at work to be able to do my job...life would be great. Or maybe it's a sign I just need to take the summer off...

Summer has already started off with a bang though. Busy weekends planned consecutively, events during the week...I must find one wknd to be still. 

This past weekend Friday was trivia night at BWs...but never play your first time with cal and drew...they don't tell you all the rules at once. Cheaters! We did take the opportunity for a photo shoot though...

Cal likes the World Cup for the games...I like it for the coaches. They always wear suits to perfection. 

Saturday we attended the Houston Beerfest and it was hot hot hot! And loads of fun!!

Sunday was just going to be a chill pool day but turned into a pool hopping event. Apparently new pools have to be health code appropriate before you can swim in them...here's to hoping no fifth limb starts growing from my ear... 

Just a great start to an ever changing and eventful new life...stay tuned...

Cheers, Nelly