I’m a big kid now. [again].

today I start my job.

WOO HOO!

hello early mornings, long commutes, & office hours.

hello “working for the weekend” :)

I am pumped to re-enter the real world. but I obviously had to take complete advantage of my last day of unemployment. [thank you [J] for joining me].

[this is an adult day off ..aka I got out of bed].

I made an itinerary.

first stop:

starbucks: venti iced coffees + breakfast sandwiches.

good start to the morning.

next stop: our storage unit. to fetch our coffee pot. [if I’m going to be getting up @ 5AM, I’m going to need to set the coffee timer so it’s ready when my alarm starts buzzin’].

to our horror: our coffee pot + toaster + iron + other misc. items were floating in LAUNDRY DETERGENT. compliments of the extreme heat, the plastic had MELTED & cracked. surprise! [a rotten surprise at that] :(

we pressed on with our day .. next stop woodman’s grocery store.

assuming the coffee pot would work [after the detergent drowning] ..we got coffee grounds.

[ps: my prized possession, the coffee pot, works!!!]

did I mention I got real dressed up & ridiculous for the day? whoops – sue me! :)

for lunch: which wich.

[J] was so excited to get lunch for $2. [thanks vibe club!]

then I organized my life/space/clothes. [I feel so much more at ease when things are where they should be].

then [J] surprised me with dinner + beverages.

[taco pizza + sam adams]

and I ended the night being my “overly organized, slightly panicked, want to be very prepared” self.

happy hump wednesday all.

[I can’t wait to tell you all about it].

the week in photos.

friday is upon us.

wooo hooo.

the weekend brings: apartment searching. magical mike. watching [J] play soccer. a backyard fiesta. and if the temp stays over 100*, very few outdoor activities.

has it not been uncomfortably hot? even with the A/C cranked up ..I still need a fan blasting at my face.

dear mother nature: I’d be happy as a clam with 85*.

and now: the week in photos :)

[J] & I went to a schaumburg boomers baseball game. [& I rocked a fedora].

it was a grrreat date night. & we got free travel mugs + a bag. [see [J] rockin’ the bag above].

[J] wanted to go hit golf balls. this is what I did.

I got festive with my nail polish.

bikin’ & beachin’ downtown chicago.

[J] & I only drink bud heavy one day a year: on the 4th. they’re so festive with their bottles.

northwest fourth-fest for a picnic & fireworks.

fun fireworks show: with a bright orange moon.

I’m using & loving my diaper bag.

I met Woodman’s grocery store. can you say the best deals & prices? I love it so much I’m moving in.

[J] & I stopped at starbucks for our morning iced black coffee. but the photos of their signature drink were too convincing and [J] order a venti mocha cookie crumble. [in a perfect world with no calories, I’d order it every day].

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happy weekend all.