Snowpocalypse Pt. 2 — Welcome to North GA!

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Well, it doesn’t look like I’ll be going anywhere today. Here is what I woke up to at 5:45 this morning, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down (it’s actually coming down harder now!)

Now, I’m not exactly thrilled about this, but going to make the best of it. Thankful to have food in the kitchen and a warm home.67870_10102045355063977_357742379_n

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I am Southern, and I am Anti-Snow.

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Good morning, folks! 

During my morning commute today, the DJ’s were all stuck on this pending “Snowpocalypse Pt. II”. The rumor is that this week will be worse than the one we had two weeks ago, the one that put me out of work for four (unpaid) days. I’m originally from Coastal SC, so driving in snow and ice is completely foreign to me — but put me in a torrential downpour or a hurricane, and I’m good to go. 

I have seen snow two other times in my life that I can remember, and I was too young then to have to worry about driving in it. I could put the Ziploc bags over my shoes (It’s the South…who has snowshoes??) and run around for about 20 minutes before running back into the house to thaw out in front of the fireplace.

So, this begs the question, if I am out of work for a couple of days, what in the world am I going to do to survive all of that downtime? Here are few ideas:

1. Spend some time with my kid, although this did prove detrimental to me during my involuntary 4-day vacation. I got so used to being with him 24/7 again, that I dreaded going back to work — and I actually enjoy where I work!

2. Work on my taxes. Why not? I could use that refund right about now! 

3.  I’m fine on groceries and baby food for the rest of the week. So, food goal: Find a kick-ass new pork chop recipe and make my neighbors jealous with the aromatic food smells wafting from my apartment.

4. More freelance work! This would be a good time to send me some project ideas, j/s 🙂

5. Find a new TV show to get addicted to on Netflix. Still waiting on the new season of Orange is the New Black.  

I’m sure this list will grow the longer I’m off work. But, for now, I’m going to churn out as many memos and letters as I can, and hope and pray that this disastrous “devil’s dandruff” (how’s that for alliteration?) is a just an exaggeration, and flurries will be the greatest of my worries.

How’s the weather where you are? If you’re experiencing some unusual winter weather, how are you coping?

How’s the weather where you are? 

 

 

Thursday Randomness

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This post is all about sharing some of this week’s randomness. Here we go:

1.  While listening to my favorite morning radio show during my commute to work today, they posed an interesting questions: Would you ever date someone who didn’t drink? As a former avid drinker myself (it’s amazing how having a kid will change you!), I couldn’t help but compare myself pre-pregnancy v. myself now, as a mom. I know that, pre-pregnancy, I didn’t hang out with one person who didn’t drink (except my mom). Now, I prefer to keep those Moscato nights few and far between.

2. One thing that never gets old to me about working in Midtown Atlanta is the characters you come across on a daily basis. Yesterday, I was sitting at a cafe in my building and watched someone literally walk circles around the building. He looked as happy as could be, walking in circles in the cold.  Building security didn’t even budge to ask about him.

3. Meanwhile, down the street at GA Tech, a student was found to be in possession of molotov cocktails and gasoline He sounds brilliant!

Any randomness happening for you this week? Leave it in the comments section!

Ready to roar

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I woke up this morning with an insane amount of energy and enthusiasm. Could it be the two slices of peanut butter-covered white bread I had for breakfast? Perhaps, but I’m guessing it has more to do with the “Fake it ’til you make it” mentality I have recently adopted. 

I am beyond excited to make 2014 my biggest year ever, at least career-wise. I have knocked down the doors to so many promising opportunities, and while it may be a lot to juggle at first, I can’t wait to get started. I’m up for it. I’m ready. 

Like Katy Perry sings, “You’re gonna hear me roar!”

What are you super excited about lately? 

Time flies!

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Time flies when you’re offline!

Now that the first month of 2014 is over, and the ice has thawed beneath my feet (and let’s hope it stays that way, ATL!), I can get back to focusing on this blog — time to get it organized and get consistent.

I have some new projects in the works which should keep my butt in gear, and I am excited about that. My son is growing like a bad weed, and I just started a new job in Midtown, so life is crazy, but still tremendously beautiful.

Please be sure to follow my blog so you can catch all the forthcoming updates and see what exactly I have in store. 🙂

What are some of your goals for 2014? What are you hellbent and bound to accomplish this year?