Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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Thursday, January 20, 2011
I was very excited this morning to get the call that today our office was closed and we were having a SNOW DAY! And for good reason. We got about 7 inches of snow in St. Charles and even more in some places around the city.
Posted by Erin at 4:46 PM
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Sometimes I'm a bit of a stalker. I read the blogs of people I've never met although I feel like I know them because they share their lives with me on the internet. Sometimes I find delightful things unexpectedly because someone will post a link on the side of their page. Or I end up reading about a friend of a friend of a friend's life. It's crazy sometimes. Anyway, about a year ago I came across Kelle's blog and have been following it ever since. Check out the video she posted and consider donatin
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Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday I went to the "moving on" party for Matt and Danica, my former co-workers. Well, I guess Matt is still kind of a co-worker since he's doing the independent contract thing for Challenge Walk (why I have no idea, but he is so good for him) but whatever. Everyone met up at Houlihan's for drinks and food and we had a good time hanging out. It was good to see everyone outside of work and quite a few people who don't work at NMSS anymore came so it was fun to see them and catch up. I'm sad to see Matt and Danica go but I totally understand and am glad they're moving on to bigger and better things. I'm kind of jealous but I guess I should be happy to have a job even if it doesn't pay that well. Yes I'd like some cheese to go with that whine but it's my blog so I'll whine if I want to.
Vanessa is also back!! I am glad to have her back from Europe and hanging out with us again. I missed her! And she brought me a cool key chain from London - sweet!
It is now normal for me to run 3 miles at the gym. Granted I don't necessarily run the whole way, but that is the beauty of the elliptical - I can slow down at the end and it's not a big deal and I don't have to adjust the speed. This is mostly because I get lazy not because I can't keep running - but for some reason after 2 miles I kind of loose my motivation. If you would have told me at this time last year that I would be regularly running 3 miles I don't know that I would have believed you. But here I am. I am back on the 3 workouts a week bandwagon (I was only going twice most of the time and that wasn't really cutting it) and maybe I'll start counting calories here too. Although I often check the calories and half the time decide to eat things that are bad for me anyway. Yes I realize I am doing that wrong. I'll work on it.
Posted by Erin at 8:18 PM
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
As usual, I party hopped on NYE. First I headed over to the Niethe's house where I didn't take a single picture. I know, fail. It was great to see everyone and catch up though! The Niethe's also just re-did their kitchen and it's beautiful. Way more counter space and it feels bigger. And on said counter space someone brought bread and dill dip and I could have just stood next to it and eaten it all night. But I refrained. But damn it was good. :) Games were played and it was a lot of fun.
From there I headed over to the Quirin's, who had been at the Blues game earlier in the evening but were hosting a late-start party. Perfect for me. I had a little bit of trouble getting over there because there was an accident on 270 in the middle lane and people couldn't figure out how to go around that and you couldn't get off and go down Lindbergh because it was closed due to the tornado damage. But I made it eventually. When I arrived, this was happening:
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Sunday, January 2, 2011
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Wednesday I met up with my girl Nellie for drinks/food at Fridays. Can I just say I love this girl?
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Saturday, January 1, 2011
The Monday after Christmas I went to dinner with my girlfriends at the Cheesecake Factory to exchange gifts from our Secret Santa. It's always a fun party even though we were missing 3 girls this year - shout out to Theresa, Vanessa and Lori!
Posted by Erin at 11:35 PM
Christmas day started off at Mom's house opening presents with the immediate family. I was thankful that I had gotten everything ready the night before because all I had to do was get ready and head out.
I got some awesome gifts this year and was blessed to be able to give gifts to the ones I love. Here's Mom with the purse I got her
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