I will never not have the desire to have very long hair. Unfortunately my hair is too thick and heavy for me to ever make it there. I am reminded why I do love my short hair now with summer seeming to already be here with our highs in the high 80’s the last two days. Believe me it will get hotter soon, all the more reason for short locks! Plus, I have some weird wavy thing that happens to my hair if I let it air dry. My hair used to dry stick straight naturally until I hit my twenties, than I was “blessed” with weird waviness. Anyways, a girl can dream, so here are some of my favorite updos!



So I ended up getting the job. Huge sigh of relief! I was a nervous wreck yesterday, I was so nervous my hands were shaking while I was getting ready in the morning. Once I got there though, and saw the group of people I was interviewing with, I felt at ease. Well, as “at ease” as you can feel on a job interview. We were all asked questions from the HR guy, and two different supervisors. After all that was done they left us all alone in the room to go discuss who would make the cut. Mind  you pretty much everyone gets hired at this place. There is a very high turn over rate at this company, so they pretty much constantly have to hire. Everyone in town jokes that “everyone and their mom” has worked for this company, LOL! None the less, it was nerve wracking knowing you could still possibly be on the cutting block!

The HR guy came back and pulled one girl out. She never came back, bad sign. I am not surprised she wasn’t hired, her personality, and what she was wearing, wasn’t really appropriate for that sort of work environment. I did feel sorry for her though. Next, two young kids were pulled out, and were hired despite their massive scheduling issues. I was pulled out next. The HR guy looked at me and said “What’s wrong? Are you nervous?” I thought I was hiding it well, but obviously not. I answered “Yes.” and he told me “Don’t be nervous at all, you did a fantastic job!”

I, of course, was hired and was the only one in our group to get to choose what account I wanted to work for. I chose their cosmetics account, because I used those products for many years, are in love with them, and know I can sell them if I have to. I don’t know why I was the only one to get to choose where I worked, I want to think it’s because I’m special! Everyone else got assigned to an account that would have been a deal breaker for me, so I am very grateful for where I ended up.

I start next Thursday, and in the mean time I am going to have to re-set my body clock. I am NOT a morning person, and unfortunately I am scheduled for training for 2 weeks from 7 am-2:30 pm. So that means I have to leave the house by  6:30 am to get to work on time. Sigh, so a 5 or 5:30 am wake up time, it’s going to be brutal. But on the plus side I get off everyday at 2:30, so I have some time to do what I want in the afternoon. I want to say a nap, but I want to be able to sleep at night, so maybe not, ha ha.

For now I am going to enjoy my last week as a non-working girl, celebrate my success, and gear up for my new job. It will be challenging for me, but that is good, it helps me grow as a human being and as a person. I hope that this job ends up being low stress enough that I could eventually go back to school, probably in the spring, to get my Masters in Library Science. We’ll see how it plays out. For now I am thrilled to have a job, and soon an income. I finally want to put my plans in action for how I want my life to be. I am looking forward to this new chapter in my life. It’s a stepping stone for where I want to really be, but that’s the only way to get where you really want to go, to start somewhere and work your way up. Here’s to being employed!

A Little Good Luck…

I have a job interview tomorrow, and feel like I’m on pins and needles today, so I am going to be selfish and wish myself  “Good Luck!” So, “You go, Elyse, you rock!” “Any place would be happy to have you work here!” “That was a stellar interview!” “You’re hired!”

A little much? I don’t think so! 😉 Here’s to an excellent interview!

Good Old Nostalgia

I have been feeling stressed lately and was trying to think of a good pick-me-up. I was flipping through my DVD’s, my favorites I didn’t pack up when I moved, I put them all in a CD binder and packed the cases. Of course, being the organized person that I am, the DVDs are all alphabetized. I came to the T’s and there were all my Twilight DVDs. Those all bring up such happy memories, I decided it was time to watch them again.

I met my first friend, soon to become best friend, in Iowa thanks to Twilight. The first movie was released a few months after I moved to Iowa, and I was asked by my friend to come to the midnight showing with her and a group of other girls. For me to go was huge, because I’m not a real midnight showing sort of girl, too late, and I had never been interested in reading the books nor seeing the movie. I simply went with encouragement from my mom to make friends, and be with people my own age.

And so began a great friendship, and tons of fun surrounded around Twilight. I saw the original Twilight, and the second movie New Moon, at midnight showings. New Moon was my last one though, after being mobbed and pinned to a door when they let people ( in “people” I mean, mainly teenage girls) in the theater, I decided I was too old for that, ha ha! We saw each movie multiple times in theaters, and even went to Wal-Mart at midnight to buy our DVDs when they were released.

Every time we saw the movies, there was a new fun experience. The movies never got old, not matter how many times I saw each one in theaters. I think we saw one of the installments around 4 times. Others 3, others 2. I was just laughing when I was watching the previews on New Moon, and the trailer for Letters to Juliet came on. When we were in theaters the song “Love Story” by Taylor Swift is used, and when it played all the young girls started singing it out loud. How could you not join in when there is a whole theater of singing girls!

Slowly, I did lose interest in the movies. But me and my friend still had fun with one another. I felt I failed her when I never saw the final installment in theaters, I waited until it came out on DVD, and own it now on my Kindle. I haven’t watched all the movies in forever, so I decided before I start working I should watch them all in order. I have never watched the whole franchise all the way through either, so this should be fun.

It’s the little moments you remember in life. Those two hours in the theater, were happy times, where the outside world was shut out. So for now I will sit here and watch my nostalgic movies, trying to shut out my stress. Tonight is family dinner night as well, so that should be fun. We are roasting root vegetables, so I have to peel them all, which gives me time to watch some TV or a movie. It feels good to remember the good times, and that there will be more soon, and there are still some everyday. You just have to look for them, and hold on to them.

Motivational Saturday

Ha, I so believe what comes around, goes around.

What would I do without my imagination?

Don’t ever forget this!

Something I need to practice more…

The season is upon us! And I just had to throw this one in because I may not be able to cook, or like to, but I can grill a perfect steak or burger! It’s my one cooking gift! 🙂

Where is Spring?

So I am getting REALLY sick of snow! We are getting another storm at the moment. We have probably gotten 10 inches so far, of VERY heavy wet snow. Can I say I’m kind of grateful I have an injured knee so I can’t shovel? 😉 I had a job interview today, but ended up rescheduling. It worked out though because the interview I have next week is for a job I would like even better. I felt really bad cancelling on an interview hours before I was supposed to attend, worried it would make me look bad, but the woman was very nice and accommodating. She knew about my knee from my last phone conversation, so she was understanding. I am looking forward to hopefully finally having a job! Money, have I mentioned how much I miss having it?

So how will I spend a day like this?snow

Probably something to this effect…

Watch some “Hart of Dixie”

Finish watching “Downton Abbey” season 3

Read (not sure which book yet, I have multiple ones going)

Enjoy hot tea, or coffee in my favorite mugtea

And just plain stay cozied up and warm!