So I've been working 60+ hour weeks lately which is always fun. I have also had to work for my full time job at a completely different store but as of Sunday I get to to and work at my own store which will be nice and save me some gas!

I bought a car since my last post (I think it was since my last post). Black 2009 Nissan Sentra. I <3 it a lot. I forgot how convenient it is to have a car.

Life has been pretty smooth lately though I am going to have to sit down with my boss from my part time job and change what she thinks she can schedule me for. Don't get me wrong I WANT THE HOURS!!! but when she schedules me for 29 and I work 40 at my full time job that means ~70 hours in one week.... While people call me crazy for having two jobs... I'M NOT THAT CRAZY!!! I understand that we are short staffed but then she needs to get hiring so that we are not!

We just celebrated our one year wedding anniversary. If someone can tell me where the last year went I'll give them a cookie. Seriously I can't believe it has been over a whole year now! We also celebrated his sister's wedding almost a month ago already! It's crazy how fast time goes by when you are not paying too much attention to it.

We have started discussing buying a house and trying to figure out where it is that we want to live and what we want and so forth. I think hubby wants to have a house before kids which I can see why but I just hope we can afford both at once if required. I think we'll be renting for at least another year unless we find something we really like and can afford on top of our school loans and personal loans. I'm so not looking forward to getting my school loan bill and having to start paying for it! Can't my fairy godmother or someone show up and poof them away? Cause that would be AWESOME!!!!

I want to plan a road trip to visit friends and family down in Milwaukee but I really can't afford to take off from both jobs for however long I want to go for and I REALLY don't want to drive down there once it starts snowing. I may have to wait till spring which will TOTALLY BLOW!!!! I'll have to find a way to make it work.

ALSO... WE FOUND MY LAPTOP!!!! While we have a good idea of the possible location of my husband's as well (and hopefully our DSR camera), we still are looking for them, and my Nook Color. But we have mine and it is sitting in evidence so that it can be used against the SOB who took our stuff. Hopefully he'll give up where he put the other stuff and we'll get the rest back too.. But at least there is even more evidence for us to use against him. It also doesn't hurt that he's been sitting in jail since the beginning of July and now his mom is in jail too!



New Jobs!

Started at TOP today. Just did stuff on the computer mainly. Have more to do between tomorrow and Thursday and have to get my liquor license thing sometime too before I can sell. Hopefully will get that done on Thursday. Boss said it takes about 3 hours, friend who took it said it took closer to 4. Only scheduled for 3 so I hope I can get it done in that time. Got over half way done with all of the computer stuff today so should be able to finish it all tomorrow crossing my fingers.

Going to fill out paper work for the other job next Monday. Have to find a shirt for that job still that fits me right. Long sleeve white button up shirt... seriously how hard can it be to find one right? SUPER HARD!!! Looked in the guys section but since I'm happily "well endowed" the men's shirts are not cut right for my shape and since I have short arms if I go up a size the arms will be too long or the neck to big. Might see how much it would cost to tailor a men's shirt to a more womanly shape if need be. Still on the hunt for one. Have till the nineteenth to find one but with working both jobs right now on the same days, one early and one late, it will be hard to find time to search the stores to find one. Looked at two so far with no luck and kinda looked at a third.

Very happy that my mom was willing to buy me pants though. I have 2 pairs of black nice pants but need more seeing I'll probably be working at least 6 days a week between the two new jobs. She also got me new black shoes because she doesn't think flats are the best to be standing in for however long I'll be standing on my feet. And she got me a whole bunch of black socks. While personally I prefer to wear the craziest colored socks I can find it's not very professional for an Assistant Manager to be wearing crazy socks to work with black pants and shoes.

I can't wait to be done at my current PT job and start my new FT + new PT job together. I am happy though that I did start the new PT job before I started the FT job so that I have time to train as much as possible before having to train at the FT job.

I also can't wait to get a car of my own. That is my goal for this week. Found a couple at a dealership 30 minutes north of here that might work and we'll hopefully go on Friday to look at them because both my husband and I have off and will be able to go look. While I'm not looking forward to the car payment or having to pay for gas, it will be a huge stress release to finally have my own car and not have to borrow my dad's or have to make my husband walk or bike home from work or have to walk home myself, especially with Wisconsin's crazy weather (for all we know it could start to snow tomorrow!).

Crossing my fingers!

Any big goals for yourself this week? Or this month?



UGH!!!! I so love being yelled at at work for the dumbest reasons... I can't wait to hear back from the two other jobs I'm trying to get so I can put in my two weeks notice. Meeting with one of the bosses of one of the new jobs tomorrow to discuss scheduling and hopefully will hear back by the end of the week from the other. Truthfully I'm at the point where I may just put in my two weeks at this stupid job whether or not I get the second job. The first of the two new jobs is going to pay me better and offers benefits to part timers and I can probably get upwards of 35 hours a week which would be just fine with me.

UGH!!! stupid people...


Today's Events...

Today I have not only the Bridal shower for my sister-in-law but also her bachellorette party as well.

So we'll go from cupcakes and presents (above) to alcohol, dancing and shenanigans (below)!!

Should be a good day!

What are your plans for the day?


Thoughts of Childhood

It's amazing how a simple song can bring back so many memories, let alone a whole Pandora playlist dedicated to playing songs from my childhood (and truthfully up until now since I still love to watch my ever growing collection of Disney movies). 

If you enjoy Disney movies and the music from them as much as I do listen to Pandora's Disney Songs and Stories. It's very cool. It has some other non Disney songs in it as well (for example it's now playing Superman (It's not easy) by Five for Fighting but I'm okay with that because it's a reminder of Smallville which my husband and I watched together. 

What songs have the most memories for you?


In my neck of the woods...

I never really understood that saying but anyway!

I have a job now! Thank goodness!!! I was feeling like I was getting cabin fever!!! Not having a car and seeing that in Appleton things are a bit more spread out then in Milwaukee and the buses suck here I couldn't really get anywhere. But that is now over. We are going to start looking for a car for me and hopefully get one soon. It's nice because right now since we only live like a couple of miles from either of our works if one of us has to work longer then the other we just drop whoever works first off and then they walk home which typically takes like half an hour for either of us. We have fixed my bike too and if we have car issues or if I just feel like biking to work I can do that. With the temp as warm still as it is though I don't really want to show up for work all sweaty and what not and then have to work for at least 6 hours like that. but when the temp drops a bit more I will definitely take advantage of that!

Well that is all for now! We both have off tomorrow so we will be spending some nice quality time together which will be awesome!


There's been a break in the case!!!

Long story short: They found some of our stuff and are charging the guy who the cop thought did it the entire time.

Unfortunately they only found part of the stuff and hopefully will find the rest soon!!! or he'll not be an ass and tell the cops where the rest of the stuff is.

SUPER EXCITED!!! *but cautious at the same time seeing as the big ticket items are the ones still missing*


Life Update

Well it's been a rough couple of weeks. Here's a rough outline of my life for the last 2 weeks:
1. Went to MKE to clean and paint the old appartment
2. Came back to APL to discover that some one jacked a bunch of our stuff but seened to only take certain things and not all of the things that could have been sold.
3. Spent 2.5 to 3 hours with the cops explaining what was all missing and finding out what we could do about it
4. Became physically sick because of it (was only for a couple of hours)
5. Next day discovered that they took my husband's car for a joy ride since we took my mom's car to MKE
6. Called the cops to update them on what happened and to add to the list of things that were missing (this continued for a couple of days)
7. Applied for even more jobs, had an interview, wasn't going to be enough hours, applied for more jobs
8. Went to the farmers market and found awesome local produce and tried Thai Iced Tea, it was very good!
9. Organized the whole apartment in a 3 day span to try to be productive.
10. Started to knit a "cat blanket" (will post pics soon, if I can locate my camera) for my mom's cats. It's a rag yarn rug/blanket thing. My kittens love the one I made them so my mom bought me the supplies to make her cat's one
11. Had to drive down to MKE for a couple of classes and got to hang out with my cousin for a couple of days.
12. Got a call for an interview next week (hopefully I'll get the job!!! or I seriously might go insane!)

While I'm all for stay at home moms and dads and would LOVE to be one when we have our children, it's very hard to stay at home when there are no children and since we only have the one car and our bikes need some serious work I'm essentially stuck at home all day and the only social interaction I am receiving right now is from my husband (I did do lunch with a friend and her son last week which was awesome) which is totally different then what I am used to. It has been a shock to my system, and while I needed the down time, I am more then ready to get back out there!


What a crappy day for the "longest day" of the year

Happy Summer Solstice!
Well it's been raining off and on all day which sort of defeats that it's the day with the longest amount of sun all year. It also is crappy because I was "let go," not fired per-say just allowed to have yesterday be my last day instead of Thursday,  from my job today by my boss because of other people's actions. I was going to write about it right away but I felt that it would just be a long rant about how I felt she was a terrible person and so forth but I have come to terms with it and am not looking at it as the fact that I will be able to pack up our house and be ready for Saturday.
I have been trying to be as positive as possible about all of this but one of the hardest things that will happen this week is leaving the friendships which I have here and how we are going to hardly see each other anymore. I am going to try to see them some how before the 8th because that is the last planned day that I will be down here for class and while there's always facebook and texting it's not a real connection at times that sitting and talking about your day or your goals or your projects or whatever else comes up is. Don't get me wrong I have friends who live where we're moving and my sister is there I found people "like" me here and they get me better then almost anyone else and it will suck not seeing them 3-5 times a week.

Well have to go pack. Have only 2 boxes right now to fill but the Hubby is bringing home more hopefully so we can continue packing.


One week and counting

I can't believe that my time in Milwaukee is coming to an end! I will truly miss it here but I will be happy to be closer to family. I think what I will miss most are the friends who I have made here and the convenience of being able to walk to essentially anywhere that I want to walk to.

But on the other hand it feels like it is the right time to move on in my life and be able to have the space to do it. Our new apartment is probably one and a half or even two times larger then the apartment we have now and I will be able to have a studio space in the second bedroom.

Time to turn to the next page in life!

Have you had any major changes in life lately?



So I think I it's about time that I add something other then just words to this blog.
Here is a mix of my favorite songs right now. I have pretty eclectic tastes and basically listen to everything except for most modern pop and country. The music I listen to I enjoy the lyrics mostly.

Okay up first Adele- Set Fire to the Rain.

Second on the list is Snow Patrol - Set Fire to the Third Bar.

Third is Within Temptation- Stand My Ground.

Fourth is Daughtry- Life After You.

Next up is Your Vegas- Up Until The Lights.

And today I'll end with Straight Line Stitch- Black Veil.

What are your favorite songs? Do you pay more attention to the music or the lyrics?



I recently have been reading the book Cunt by Inga Muscio and in one chapter she talks about self protection and how every woman should have a womanifesto which outlines how you will protect yourself in any way possible. While some women have asked Inga to post their womanifestos on her website and other's post them on their own websites, I am choosing to keep mine to myself and not put it out there into the interwebs. I feel that while others may post theirs because it is meant to be posted at that point in time mine is meant to be mine and for my eyes only as a mantra, a rather long 2 page mantra, of what I feel is self protection. I also feel that it will consistently be added to or edited so there will never be a postable version of it unless everyday I post a new one. Today I sat down at my computer after rereading Inga's womanifesto and a friend's who posted her's on her blog and I just began to write. While some are not major factors in my life currently they are things that I hope to emulate in the near or even far future while others may see some as trivial things that are not worth writing down. I feel that by writing all of them down though they are there and they need to be paid attention to.

Have you wrote a womanifesto? What do you think of some of the ones on Inga's website? Have you read Cunt?


The Power of Smell

It's crazy how much smell can effect a person. When I entered the elevator today to take the wash down to the basement to wash and I was over come by this very familiar smell which I haven't had the pleasure of smelling for quite sometime, like 10 years. It was a very minty aftershave which reminded me of my Great-Grandpa who passed away 10 years ago. It reminded me of his awesome hugs and how when my family went to visit my mom's side about every 2 to 3 weekends how he would scoop my sister and me into these awesome bear hugs. It was quite the surprise to stumble upon the sent. I got the feeling as if I wasn't alone and in that moment and that he was there with me. I understand that while the smell was left by whoever was in the elevator before me, I truly believe that he was there with me for that minute. The smell was completely evaporated when I entered the elevator to return to my apartment and I find myself wishing that it would have lingered a bit longer so I could feel his present longer.

Have you ever felt the presence of a long lost loved on? Did the place make sense or was it an odd spot like mine was?
Can't wait to hear your stories!

On another note: By request I will be posting some of my artwork in the next few days when I find all of my pictures. Please come back and see them! and Give my your feed back.



Going to hang out with some sweet people tonight and get our drink on! It'll be nice to relax and just hang out! Can't wait!


Class today

So today in class we did an exercise known as Constructive Rest. It was a slightly different technique but it's about the same. I had a huge mental and physical reaction to the sequence and the relaxation.

This is what I discovered. While it takes me time to finally release and relax, I had to first become fully aware of my surroundings simply through sound and then figure out where my arms had to be to be able to relax. While the teacher was coaching us to begin to relax from our head down I had to start at my feet and move up and release all the tension and whatever else I was holding on to out of the top of my head. I also noticed that my hands had to be at my side because the pull on my back was too much when I was "hugging" myself as the teacher called it and with my arms to the side it helped to me to relax. I also noticed that at one point I really wasn't thinking about anything and had the thought cross my head that I wasn't thinking about anything and how odd and eye opening it felt to be able to do that.

While this definitely isn't the easiest thing to do right off the bat and I think that as I continue to practice this I will be able to reach that deep quite spot inside of me in a more efficient way and will be able to stay in that spot were I am no longer thinking about the things that are trivial and will learn more about myself.


Well let's start this baby out!

Hi! My name is Chelsea and welcome to my blog. I want this blog to be about what is currently happening in my life and what I think about it mainly. I would also like to create a conversation with my readers about what they are doing and thinking about.

Currently in my life I am taking my last two classes in college, preparing for a move back to my hometown and trying to find a new job. LOTS OF STRESS!

The best part about my classes though is that the one is completely about learning about yourself and how to relax and release stress! It also helps that I have to class 4 days a week (that may seem like a lot but it's only for 3 weeks) and it's at a time that has changed my current work schedule so I can go back to what my body naturally prefers for a sleep schedule. I have always been a night owl and while I have for the last 2 and a half years switched to a more morning schedule which has caused a lot of stress in not only life but in my husbands. Now that I don't have to be up so early for work or class it's be a great release off of my plate. It's great to be able to see my husband when he get's home from his job and not just for a couple of second while he's walking in the door and I'm walking into the bedroom. It also helps that my other class is seriously just watching movies about how popular music effected the movie scene.

How about a little more about me! I am 23 and got married this past September. I will graduate for University of Wisconsin Milwaukee at the end of the summer. I will receive a Bachelors in Art. I have focused in Ceramics but enjoy also what some would call "craft" and not art. I enjoy reading blogs about DYI and finding inspiration from there. We will be moving to our hometown at the end of the month and I have been thinking about building a desk as well as reupholdstering some old chairs from my dad's house to go in our new living room. I enjoy both crocheting and knitting and have recently started making rag yarn pieces and plarn pieces.

Well that is all for now! Thank you for reading! Please check back soon for more updates and inner thoughts!