School Daze!

Well…..that’s it.  There’s no turning back now

Why go back now, you ask?  Honestly, this isn’t a ‘new’ situation for me!

Don’t think I’m bragging, but school has never been a problem for me.  I’ve always had above average marks, but for some reason after high school I lost my way.  I tried community college and hated it, so I worked full time.  By age 28, I had enough of that.

I took a huge step out of my ‘box’ and joined the military.  I won’t get into the stories now but I made it through four years (think Private Benjamin).  I emerged a stronger, more focused ADULT.  My parting gift from the military was a four year education, for which I am forever grateful!  Graduation was a defining moment for me!

So why am I taking you back to my glory days?  Well, going back to school at 31 years old was NOT easy-especially when you are living on campus!  There are more stories, laughter, tears, and memories than I can count.

My point is….I pressed on then, and I’ll press on NOW-and most likely enjoy every minute of it!

As I look at my receipt from Ryerson, I am reminded of this same moment several years back….when I was looking at my invoice from the University at Buffalo.

It’s a new page, and a new chapter for me-and I can’t wait!  Project Management, here I come!

Still smiling.

p.s. Do I use too many …..?

Late night Snickerdoodle madness!

Picture this….

I am sitting on the couch with my other half watching my daily installation of Golden Girls (love that show and have requested the Box Set for the past 2 Christmases), and Dorothy brought up Snickerdoodles.  It was some kind of snarky response to Rose.  So other half remarks, “What are Snickerdoodles?”


Denim Debacle!!

I have been eye-ing the new fall fashion already-especially the denim.  Who doesn’t want a new pair of jeans?  I went into my closest looking for my latest favorite pair (Banana Republic bootcut that are just perfect-or so I think!), and came out with….. a LOT of denim!!!  Take a look:

I thought I only had 4 pairs of jeans......


morning glory anyone?

Ahhhhh Monday you always come too soon, too soon! Morning routines….got one? Here’s mine!

My Blackberry Zen chimes every weekday morning at 5:30.  After a couple of (well-deserved) snoozes, I arise….


Monday-Friday makeup

One of the main things on my ‘to-do’ list today was to get a new eyeshadow primer. My current fave, Naked Beauty by Smashbox was sold out at my local Shopper’s Drug Mart. I had every intention of trekking to Sephora to get a new one.  That is, until I decided to organize my makeup bags, and YES I said BAGS (plural).

Well of course, I have figured out that I have a lot of makeup-and it’s great stuff!  I have selected the everyday products that I use for work.  It was a lot more than I thought!  Take a peek-I have numbered it all and will talk about it that way!


breakfast anyone? Chi-ko-roo on Church!

Hey everybody gets hungry right? Even me! I have walked by this place 123425456976 times of course but have never stopped in! This morning, Chi-Ko-Roo won the draw (or the rock-paper-scissors, whichever you fancy).  Did some quick Internet researching for reviews (this place doesn’t have a website) and was a bit skeptical.  Wanting to be true to my ‘I’ll try anything once’ mentality, I took the risk.

Here’s the inside…..after arriving just past 10am:

Inside Chi-Ko-Roo

Not too shabby, right?  Perhaps because this is a former Il Fornello? Whatever the case, our friendly (and foreign) waiter, quickly brought 2 cups of coffee (smart man) and took our order.  The food came 5 minutes later, and yes I time those types of things! This may be due to myself and beau being the only people there-but awesome nonetheless!

Here is the food:

Great food….quick service, and a fancy fruit shish to finish it off! Sounds good to me!  Normally, a Sunday morning (or late morning meal) includes several mimosas but since I have training with George this afternoon (you will meet him soon), I decided against that….

Yes I will return to Chi-Ko-Roo!

p.s. If you are admiring my manicure (and you should be), you can thank Nails by Natalie.  You will meet her soon too!

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