I need a luck dragon….and to get out of this damn bell jar

Do you know you’re in the bell jar or is it only after you’re out that you know you’ve been in???

Where are all my damn Philosophy majors? Probably spending their summer some place dreamy…Damn, kids..I kid..I kid. Well at least about the kids.

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Oh Reality Bites, I can’t even look to you for wisdom because I’m now a decade older than your characters. What movie should I be referring to with thirty somethings…I mean I obviously have Bridget Jones đŸ™‚
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Well at least this hot mess express woke up and made herself do a nice 3.5 mile run and treated herself to a good ole cup of joe. Work has been very slow which is good because my motivation ended right as I walked in the door. I did try and resuscitate it with another cup of coffee but that too failed. I read two articles on improving your productivity/desk station. I will post them later this week if I find them actually useful. I also saw a job that I’m going to apply for at the University. No expectations just a chance to throw my hat in the ring and possibly increase cash flow if it happens. The work would be different and maybe that’s what this bell jar bebe needs?

I need to fall back into love with the administrative side of my job or at the very least not get caught up in the inefficiency and put in a few LOOOONNNG nights. I need to commit to letting something go so that I can make that happen. Most likely it will be having a clean house, laundry, and dinner with my lovely boyfriend. If I get in at least 3 late nights this week and next, maybe I will be caught up before vacation. I just need a strategy, commit, and put in the hours. Sigh, hours that I am not paid for…BLARGH!

I’m thinking of purchasing this workout dvd despite the current “I’m in the red” financial situation.
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First, I need to have a back-up when I can’t get my morning run due to an early morning meeting. Second, if I’m working out in the evening I’d like my boy to be able to enjoy the living room. There’s no tv in our bedroom so I need something that I can download to my ipad. I think I can get this for $10.00 (itunes) which is pretty reasonable and I love Jillian.

Back to the dreaded office, I’d like to have a plan of attack for work so once I return from Mexico I can put on my big girls pants and budget the hell out of the next 6 months.
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I’m 33 and I’d like a kid and to retire one day so I need to break up with my retail therapy, lack of budgeting, and general non-financial savviness.
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I really want a win…so I can feel like this and possibly turn this ish around. Or at least get me out of the jar.
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That’s all I got for tricky Tuesday, my interwebbies. Hope yours is going well. Let me know if you have any budget blogs I should be reading, or any how to be a grown up blogs for that matter.
Besos,
lbg

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HUMPING AROUND WITH THE LBG

It’s time for Wednesday Link Up Lurve where we hook up with all kinds of sexy ladies on the interwebs. Hooraz for hitting the Wednesday hump but truth be told May is just one B-I of a month. For instance, I lost part of this post once already. That’s May for you….she just is all about eff’ing your ish up and then BAM it’s June. Let’s just say as a College Adviser May and June are beyond crazy with my seniors graduating and my new frosh showing up all bright eyed. July shows up and I’m half dead on my desk trying to get ready to cage fight the other advisers to take our respective vacations. Yep, because the College Advising office must always be open and with that let’s get to it!

HUMP DAY CONFESSIONS WITH KATHY FROM VODKA & SODA!

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1. RESOLUTION BREAKER – I resolved this new year to no longer work late or come in on the weekends. To be honest, I’m not paid enough and I was really really stressed in 2013. That was the eff’ing year of work stress. I finally broke down and brought work home last night. As a result of my resolution, I’ve been taking bar method and running and feeling way less stressed. I’ve also been chronically behind at la oficina. I’m still going to try to not make this a habit since before it was kinda my lifestyle. Anyways, I’ve broken that resolution. I’m impressed that I’ve come this far.

2. I HATE FLAKY PEOPLE! Ok, hate is a strong mother e’ffing word but I strongly dislike flakers. I have one girl friend from back in the day that is absolutely wonderful, fun, brilliant, and usually really considerate but….yep here’s the but…she’s so flaky! You’re not allowed to confess to missing my sexy ass when all you do is bail or are unable to commit to a plan to get together. Also if you’re not willing to cross the bridge to the Easy Bay, you just lost another 5 points. Either commit or don’t complain!!!!
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3. I think confessions w/ Kathy should count as therapy. I should really be sending her checks. Hope she takes blog gratitude.

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4. My allergies have been so bad lately and my nose is just constantly stuffy. I’m worried that since I’ve been trying this new EO natural deodorant that maybe it’s not working and I smell and no one has told me I’m a sweaty beast but I have no idea because of the damn allergies. The only thing that’s reassuring me is that I’m pretty confident my boyfriend would have told me. Why can’t you beattches smell me through the Interwebs!!!

5. Basketball playoffs last forever and I basically don’t get to watch any tv. I love my boyfriend so much I missed the Mindy Project Season Finale. Yep, that’s effing love.
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Ummm….I think that about covers it for the week. I’m good.

Ooooh but don’t forget to check out Wednesday Weigh In !

Pretty Strong Medicine

I didn’t weigh in today things with work have just been too crazy. I think I’m going back to my Thursday/Friday weigh ins since it lets me have a last chance work out. That may sound dumb but it motivates my sleepy booty. Hopefully, this damn book will do the trick. See yesterday’s post. I should link here but I’m tired, sorry kids. I’m just keeping it real. I need to work on a Dave Chappelle type post on “when keeping it real goes wrong.”

Anyone have a keeping it real gone horribly moment? Holla at me! Or let us know how your weekly get fit is coming? At the very least may you all get the eff over the HUMP in one piece!!!

Besos,

lbg

I’m busy holding myself together with coffee and more coffee

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It’s 3:00pm and I need another coffee….

It’s shaping up to being one of those work weeks where I feel that I desperately need to stay late but I refuse to give up Bar classes so instead I’m staying behind. We’re under-staffed, underpaid, and I will no longer give up me time for this job. Well…not as much me time. Two weeks from now I’ll be working three evenings for programming but that’s another story.

I will not volunteer.I will not volunteer. I will not volunteer.

Too much going on. My grandma was not doing well at all this weekend and her short term memory in the last month has taken a real hit. I’m scared. On top of that I am a finalist for the secret interview position but now there’s no second interviews. Also there’s another finalist…sigh. My boyfriend leaves on Friday for his 36th Birthday Trip (Hooraz for him!) but we had a little fight this morning so I’m feeling very stressed. However we did both make-up apologize via text. I don’t have any workouts on Thursday or Friday (glorious rest days) so maybe I can stay late at work those nights.

I need a new job…back to the searching and looking for something that doesn’t involve me constantly stressing about working late. I’m 32 and my health is a priority. Damn, almost 33 in a month…that kind of depresses me. BLARGH. Ok drinking more coffee and thank you for letting me get out this mini-rant.

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besos,
lbg