Friday, March 23, 2012

City Creek

Beautiful. Amazing. Wonderful. These are just a few words I would use to describe the mall. Yesterday was opening day and we (mom, sis, Ollie and Josh) HAD to be there. They projected 50,000 people would be there yesterday. I'm not sure what the final count was, but it was for sure the place to be. There were musicians, and performers everywhere. Excitement was found everywhere!

We found a parking place really fast and were able to get into the mall easily. We got there around lunch time and met josh and ate at kneaders. I have only seen a food court as nice as theirs as fashion valley in SD.

After we ate we went shopping/ my mom spoiled us. They have some great stores. The Disney store was a big hit for Michelle and Ollie. Ollie loved it which made me happy. It was his first disney experience! H&M was huge. I wish I could have gone wild, but I was a good girl and held back. They had a live DJ so Michelle was singing all the songs and dancing which was entertaining. The nordstroms was awesome too. They have such beautiful clothes. My mom said she finally feels like she is home. :)

The mall grounds were super nice. The creek runs through the whole thing and it's outdoors which I really love. The weather was 70F which made the day even more perfect.

It was so nice to have a REALLY fun day. I have been in such a stressed funk over finding freelance work/job search. But something finally worked out! I will post about my freelance work and my new old job next.

Monday, March 19, 2012


So since I'm in this strange place in my life I have started cooking, A LOT. I'm talking like every meal. We are cutting our spending way back and eating out is off the list. Josh and I used to have designated nights when we cooked back when we were both working. Since josh works late a lot and I don't want to eat at 8pm I have started cooking. The other week was a record week where I cooked 6 days straight. I have NEVER done that before.

I'm finding that I actually enjoy it where as before it was a chore. It was annoying to me to have to cook dinner after working all day and feeling drained. Now that I have the time I really enjoy it. Plus I think I'm good at it because following instructions is easy!

While I still miss eating out learning some new recipes has been fun and saving money is always positive too.

And to finish off here is a cute photo of my baby kangaroo Ollie. He loves this jump up!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

2012 so far....

I have mixed feelings about the way this year is panning out. I know it's barley March, but things are so different.

That "great job" that I had at the start of the year went south real quick. I have been debating about posting a post I wrote about back in January, but I keep stopping myself from posting it. It's a not very nice post where I go into detail about how that company and it's owners are dishonest terrible people. The gist is: they wanted/expected me to work 24/7 for them (nights,weekends, holidays) even after I put in my 40 hrs, which when you have a baby is impossible and I'm not an on call Design Doctor. So they let me go, which was for the best. I just wish I could have quit on my terms. The dishonest thing is that they only paid me for 2 weeks and not the full month I worked. So I'm out 1,600.00. Which sucks because, hello, I earned that money, it was horrible working for them and I'll never see the money!

I'm trying to put it behind me, but it just sucks because not having a job is hurting my family financially. I really feel like I was swindled into that job. Needless to say I hate them and they deserve the bad karma that will some day hit them. It always does. :)

But on the flip side I have spent 2 months staying at home with my Ollie Boy. It has been wonderful to have this time. I just wish I wasn't so stressed about finances and when one of these job interviews will turn into a job.

Ollie is a lot more fun now that he is older. He is 7 months! He laughs, rolls all over the floor, squeaks, squeals, loves to eat solid food, jumps and spins in his exersaucer, is interested in buttons, zippers, tags, cats, finger nails, snow. The list goes on and on.

I would still love to work from home, but freelance work right now is hard to find. So I have been applying for in house jobs (office jobs). I hope something works out soon. I know I just have to put my trust in God because it's his plan and I have to be patient to see what He has in store for my family.

PS being poor sucks because I miss going out to eat, shopping and getting my hair done.