Wine, Job Offers and Pesky Crawlers

Oh what a week it has been; I'm so glad it is Friday evening. For some reason I've been looking forward to the weekend for the past four days. Work was incredibly busy again today, but I found myself looking up new processes and working through issues with people at headquarters that I don't normally get the opportunity to talk to, which made the day very interesting. I feel like I learned quite a bit today and got more than a ton accomplished. Lunch club was wonderful, but sad at the same time since this will probably be our last outing for quite some time (we don't go out during fire season). It was great to get together and celebrate Vicky's time with us. 
Grace, Chris and Vicky

After work, as I was driving home, this little voice in my head was telling me that I needed to pull into the Haagen parking lot, walk in and buy some wine. I don't drink often at all, maybe a glass of wine or a drink every few months or more, but wine just seemed like the perfect way to end the night. When I got home I got a call from my sisters that they were heading in to my Grandma's to visit, so I decided to put the wine in my fridge to chill and head over as well. It was a nice chat and we will be going back tomorrow for a BBQ with my cousin Ricky and his three kids! I am so excited to see him and the kids, I adore them. Now that I'm sitting here writing this I realize that I never even had the wine I bought. Let me just say it was a tough decision. I walked the four wine aisles for quite some time before deciding on two bottles. I'm a sweet white wine drinker so I got Oregon Blossom and a nice Moscato. 

Too many options!!!

It's raining here in Oregon tonight... I love the rain. As much as I would like it to be sunny and warm, the rain is just relaxing to me. I think I will head out first thing in the morning for a walk/jog. Exercising in the rain is so refreshing! I've gained a few pounds even though I've been really good about watching what I eat this week. I have to remember that as a girl I tend to gain a couple of pounds one week out of the month, just means I will have to work harder before my Monday weigh in. 

Oh I almost forgot to share the great news!!! Mark went in for an interview at a chiropractic clinic on the 21st and last night he had received the contract, meaning the job is his if he wants it! At the same time though I think another chiropractor is interested in him and will probably make an offer as well if he agrees to the hourly wage Mark requested. I'm so incredibly happy and proud of him. He works so hard with such crappy hours that it will be nice for him to do what he loves (and what he went to school for). I have an interview informal meeting for the job I interviewed for on the 22nd. I had mentioned a while back that I bombed the interview (during all of my head crud... which I'm still dealing with) but thankfully I've been asked to come back a second time as one of the top three candidates. I've been working in the position as a work out of class assignment for the past 9 months and have really enjoyed the job. I've decided what will be, will be... and if I'm not who they choose then God has a different plan for me. 

I feel like I've been neglecting Amelia lately, which makes me incredibly sad. By the time I get home in the evenings I'm so worn out that I'm not much fun to play with, and we really don't have a lot of time to just relax and hang out. I'm hoping to spend the next few weeks improving the time I spend with her, both the quality and quantity. I've been thinking of craft projects and activities that we can do together and have come up with quite a few great ideas. I'm looking forward to them. 

I know this post is sort of random, and I'm jumping all over the place, but I'm looking for some advice. We have a serious infestation of ants in this rental house and I want to get rid of them STAT! Any suggestions from those of you who have dealt with the pesky crawlers? When I first moved in with Mark we lived in a finished basement of a family member's home, he was in school and we had just had Amelia so saving money was a plus. The place was crawling with ants, not just in the basement but in the main house as well. We were never able to get rid of them and eventually made it a priority to move into a new place (which was where we were at before we made this last move in December). This will be our first summer in this rental home (last rental home was ant free) and it has been sort of neglected. Mark has been trying to find the nest of ants but I've decided they are simply EVERYWHERE! We have them in every room in the house except our bedroom upstairs, and they are filing in rapidly. Please, if you have had issues with ants and have a good solution I'm willing to try anything at this point! I can't wait until we can buy our own home! 

Holy cow... 1am and I'm still up!!! This girl needs some sleep! I will try posting my before pictures in the weight loss tab this weekend. I plan to take pictures every 10 pounds. Well until tomorrow later on today... good night all!

Ashley Elizabeth

1 comment:

  1. So great about Mark! Go Mark :-) But Lunch Club was happy and sad at the same time. I will always remember how welcome you guys made me feel six months ago when we all went out to lunch for the first time and you treated me just like one of the gang. All of you are awesome, along with Awesome Ashley :-) Thanks SO much! I will miss you so much and wish you all the best Ashley.