Monday, July 25, 2005

Um, my name is Melissa. Remember me??

Okay, okay, I’ve been a slacker. I know it. I suck. Feel free to hurl large stones at me. Would you believe me if I promised to be better??? No, okay, whatever. If you’re sooo interested in my life, keep reading because I get the feeling this is going to be a long one.

First of all, update on the card front. No purchases recently. I’m completely okay with that because I haven’t sat down to make cards in quite a while. So my inventory is getting a little on the light side. But once I’m able to build it up a bit, I’ll start marketing myself more frequently. I don’t think I’m ready yet to be an entrepreneur, but I see it in my future! ☺

Okay, now, an update on work. This new building is incredible. Really. And I have all this great privacy! Originally I was supposed to share an office with one of my coworkers, but they realized they had plenty, so this double office is all mine! Brand new Herman Miller furniture! Ergonomic Aeron chair! And I brought in my Bose SoundDock so I can listen to music all day! Here’s a pic of what it looks like:

And a pic of my view:

The view is great. I mean, it’s cool enough to have some natural light in here, but to have a view of Love Park? That’s just insane! This office definitely makes me feel more important. I feel like a pretty successful 24 year old!

The only bad thing about being here was the commute. It was taking me just about an hour and a half each way. But starting last week, I got a parking pass and attempted driving here. So much better! Just under an hour actually, so I’m ecstatic! Sure, that’s still pretty far, but compared to an hour and a half, it’s great. I’m still a little nervous driving in the city, but each day I do it I become more comfortable.

Things have been busy lately. In June I went to the HOW conference in Chicago and had the best time! I got to meet some of the coolest people ever and was able to form strong bonds with wonderful people that I know will be in my life for a long time. It was more valuable than I could have imagined! Here are a few photos from that trip:

The end of June and July were weeks filled with baseball. I think we went to about 4 Phillies games, 1 Orioles game, and 2 Red Sox games. I am baseballed out! Got some of my worst sunburn ever. Rob had better appreciate what a dedicated girlfriend I am! I even bought a Red Sox jersey to show my support!

Our trip to Boston was so much fun! I love that city! When I’m there, I never want to leave! We got to take it easy this time since it was our 5th time there. We didn’t have to rush to see things because we’ve already seen most of it. So we did some shopping, ate some great food, watched baseball, and strolled around the city. It was great to get some quality time together without worrying about chores or work. I got really depressed and cranky when we left, but I’m in a better mood now because Rob and I have vowed to enjoy our free time to the fullest! We’ve become such machines lately, and we need to break our daily habits, always following the same schedule. I think we’ll actually stick to it this time!

The upcoming month or two are going to be pretty busy as well. My parents are moving next month. Thankfully they’ll be about 45 min closer to me. I’m not sure if they want me to visit to help them pack or if they would prefer it if I stayed out of their way until the move is complete. August 13th is Rob’s dad’s wedding. It’ll be a fun little BBQ/picnic in their backyard out in Amish country. I’m sure it’ll be a blast! Then on the 27th is Rob’s brother’s wedding. Not really sure how that one’s going to turn out. Then the 29th is my birthday, yippee! I’d better be getting a Cold Stone ice cream cake from Rob! Then, mid September, my girls Maria and Amy are making their way out from AZ to visit! Woohoo! That is going to be the best time ever! Then I plan on sleeping the entire month of October. ;-) Here's a pic of my girlies:

See, I told you this was going to be long!

One more thing, yesterday I made my first bag ever! Didn’t even bother to use a pattern! I walked into the craft store and spotted the pink embroidered fabric and I just needed to do something with it. So I found a matching corduroy and went to town! I was afraid it was going to loop like a heaping pile of garbage but it actually looks like a bag! And it’s functional! I can’t wait to try it again! I had such a great time!

Okay, I’m finished catching you all up on my life. I’m sure I left some stuff out, but you get the idea. I’ll try to not be such a loser and get my butt writing a little bit more. And maybe I’ll actually say something profound eventually!