Monday, September 21, 2009

My Exciting Life. . .Or Lack Thereof. . .

So. . .let's see. . .what's interesting and exciting in Laura's life lately?

Not much.

Sorry, I'm sure you were hoping for something much more profound - I am sorry to disappoint!

I'm being completely honest, however. . .there hasn't been much of interest to occur lately. However, since you did stop by my blog in hopes of an update, and since I want to encourage people to keep reading my blog, I will share with you the uneventful and boring. You've been warned. :)

I keep busy between the hours of 8-5 with work, at least Monday through Friday. We're getting ready to exhibit at a tradeshow (I get to go - just to walk around and experience the whole thing) so we've been putting together brochures, and getting all the paperwork taken care of. I ordered a bunch of pens, bottle openers and these super-cool post-it books (called pocket flag buddies) and we're going to hand some of those things out. I'm also finishing up the company newsletter. It is going to be a quarterly publication.

On Sunday nights I've been going to a new college group. Well, it's not new new, but it's new to me. It meets at a church on the far side of Post Falls, but it's really not that bad of a drive. I've been several times and I'm enjoying it so far, and it's nice to meet some new people. You can visit the website for the group, here: Retro.

On Wednesday nights I am still getting together with two of my best friends for Girl's Group. We are getting ready to start a new Bible study guide, but we have to wait a few weeks to start it, just because some of us are not going to be able to meet this week and next.

Other than that, my nights are usually consumed by reading, or playing with the dogs, or listening to music on my iPod, and, of course, checking in on Facebook. :)

Fall is definitely here in North Idaho. Right now I'm *freezing* but that is only because it has been so warm and is now chilly. It was 37-degrees this morning! But never to worry, as they say, if you don't like the weather in North Idaho, wait 5 minutes - it will change. And change it will, because tomorrow is supposed to be 83 and Wednesday is supposed to be 90. Summer is hanging on by a thread. Although I have to say I love when the leaves fall down, and you can make ginger cookies and drink apple cider without being *completely* off-your-rocker. :) I also love jumping in leaf piles. . .what can I say?!

Anyway, yeah. . .that's a little peek into what I've been up to and what's going on in my world. . . :)

Till later,


Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Rambling Thoughts in My Mind

Hello Faithful Readers!

It is I, just here with a little update on what's going on in the Life of Laura.
Let's see. . .I suppose I should start by introducing you to one of my new toys. Blog readers, meet my new Macbook Pro. :) Sorry it's such a dark picture.

No, it doesn't have a name yet. But I love it. :)

While I'm at it, I should probably introduce you to another one of my new toys.
Yep, it's an iPod Touch. It's pretty fun, as well. I can go on Facebook while listening to music, all on an iPod. Eventually I'm hoping to download some free Apps so I can play some games, too. I guess it's today's version of a PDA, or something.

I think that's probably enough new toys. . .at least for now, but I'm having fun with them.

I also found out that three of my favorite musical artists (Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood and Michael Buble) are coming out with new albums in October and November. So I'm pretty excited about that, too. I've been realizing more and more how much I love listening to music, lately. Especially country. Sorry, country-haters. I didn't like it either until I started listening to to it. Now I love it, and own more country CDs than any other genre. What can I say? :) Anyway, yeah. . .I'm trying to decide if I should get those CDs right when they come out, and are usually on sale at Target, or if I should wait for Christmastime. I'll probably wait, but we'll see!

What I really should do is get an adaptor so I can hook my iPod up to my car stereo. That would be just so cool. I think I'll try to find one.

I am on a four-day weekend from work. Yes, I get a paid holiday for Labor Day. Excited? You bet I am! I get to run errands during the week for once, and get some stuff done. I've got a whole list of things to accomplish. I also hope to go to the library - even though I don't really need to check out books because I have a bunch that I've borrowed from friends that I need to read. I borrowed Ted Dekker's circle trilogy from a friend. I started reading Black last summer, never had a chance to finish it, and hadn't been able to get it at the library since. My friend had it, so I am borrowing it and plan to read the whole trilogy - but haven't gotten to it yet. Plus I am borrowing another book from another friend, that apparently has a series connected to it, too.

As far as books go, mostly I tend to read historical fiction. They usually have a bit of sappiness, which the hopeless romantic in me enjoys, plus the historical part is really cool. I think the pioneer era would have been so cool to live in, although I can't decide if I would pick the pioneer era or the Pride & Prejudice regency era, if I could go back in time! :)

Work is going well. I am doing marketing at a software company, for anyone who didn't know yet. It's interesting and a chance to use my degree, but it's sometimes a challenge. I just finished our first issue of the in-house newsletter. It turned out pretty cool, if I do say so myself. :)

Okay, this post has become a mumble-jumble of my rambling mind. Hopefully it caught you up a little bit, and hopefully it won't be too long before I do it again!

Till Next Time,