Saturday, July 21, 2012

Crazy week!!

What a week! Monday I have to admit was a great day. I visited with some friends during the day. They live in Santa Monica and you can see the ocean from their balcony. I'm so jealous, but as long as I can visit once in a while, I'm good, haha.  I left a little later than I expected, but instead of suffering through the LA traffic during rush hour, my husband suggested we go out to dinner in Manhattan Beach. He works close to LAX (the ultimate traffic nightmare) and Manhattan Beach is close by. I got off the freeway, picked him up and we had a lovely dinner at a Mediterranean restaurant.  By the time we were done, we just zipped home.
Tuesday got a little crazier, I ventured into the Black Hole, and managed to pull out five bagfuls of toys to give away to the local thrift store. I still have a ridiculous amount of stuff to go through, but I feel like I made a dent. As the week went on, I've been working on learning the ropes of my new job with The Living Christmas Company. I met with my boss (my nephew Scott) yesterday and went over some more information. So much to figure out, but I'm getting it little by little. Luckily the season won't really get into swing until September, although there is correspondence to take care of before then.
My garage...haha (the black hole)

I've been sticking to a fairly healthy diet, and between the climbing (over stuff mostly) and lifting and moving things around in the garage, I've at least been getting some exercise. I'm hoping to get most of the garage done by the end of next week. That would be awesome.
Although I've been busy, I actually feel pretty good. (Shocker) I even wrote a poem which is nice because I've been a little dry in that area. So here's hoping that this coming week I'll get more done and feel even better. One can dream, right?

Caren E.Salas


Friday, July 13, 2012

I just hate when it's...sticky

Okay, this is one of those days when I'm happy I don't live somewhere that humidity is the norm. Blah! We've been having this weird summer-storm-but-really-just-gloomy weather. The sky spits out a raindrop or two every few hours, and then just holds all the rest of it in the air for us to swim in.  I really don't do well in this type of weather, however I'm still trying to just keep plugging along. I've been sticking to a better diet, trying to get out and at least walk, and working on keeping a positive attitude.  I feel a little like the humidity has gone to my head and I'm even thinking cloudy.  I've been staring at the computer screen thinking that the words are just going to come and...not much.
I was supposed to meet with my new "boss" yesterday, but he got held up, so I will meet with him today. Hopefully I'll have much more to report the next time.

Caren E. Salas

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I know, I know

Okay, I realize I said I would be more active on this blog and then disappeared once again, but this time I mean it. After the last time, I went on a much needed vacation, where I had a limited amount of online time. That was okay actually, because I think we all need a break from technology once in a while. When we got back I thought about jumping right on and getting back to business, but I decided that I needed to get myself better on track first. So, starting Monday of this week, I went back to a healthier diet (hard after being spoiled during vacation...) and even started walking again. My goal for this week is to go to the gym at least once.
I do feel like I'm at least somewhat refreshed and it helps in some ways that the kids are out of school. There is a lot less driving around which takes up a large percentage of my time during the school year. I'm trying to get the house in some form of order, and then tackle, yes, the Black Hole. We'll see how that works. Also I've been trying to prepare for my new "job" with Living Christmas Company. I'm excited about that, and have been trying to read up on as much information ahead of time as I can. As soon as I get going on that, I'll let you know all about it. Meanwhile I'm working on myself, my house, keeping track of my kids, and possibly venturing into the Black Hole. Wish me luck, I'm going to need it.

Our vacation house. I didn't want to leave!!
Caren E. Salas