Monday, February 22, 2016

A Fun Weekend

Hello everyone! I hope you had a good weekend.

On Friday, my MIL had the day off and wanted to spend some time with Little Miss Sunshine so she was over pretty much all day. I left for a couple of hours so she could have some alone time with her.

I found the perfect little coffee shop and it’s not even that far from my house. I’m so excited about it because it will be the perfect place for me to go enjoy a latte and either read a book or get some work done.

Isn’t that pretty? I look forward to going back.

Hubby and I were able to go on a date night too! It has been over two months since our last date night, so it was time. We went out for pizza at our favorite pizza place, stopped by the Home Show to see if the video I had been working on was playing correctly, and I went to Target while he went to a sporting goods store. Yep—we sound like an old married couple!

Since my video wasn’t working correctly, I spent a long time trying to figure that out when I got home! This was the first video I’ve ever made and it needed to be on a DVD. I finally got it all figured out and we brought it back to the Home Show on Saturday. That was a big stress relief for me! I got lots of compliments on it—so that makes me feel good!

The corporation that I made it for is very happy with it so far, but there is a lot more to add and it will probably never be “finished”, so I am thankful to have another ongoing work project!

The video took me 33 hours—I couldn’t believe it! I had estimated 10 hours. I apologized to them, explaining I had no idea how much work was involved in making a video—they told me not to worry one bit about the hours and to just send them an invoice. Whew!

I don’t know why I didn’t start trying to do more freelance work prior to becoming a SAHM. I can make more money in less than a week’s time than I did in 2 weeks—or even in a couple hours. It’s nice to finally feel like my time, work, and talent is being valued. I am thankful for the experience that I got at my last job though—it has served me well in many areas, including some of the freelance work I’m doing.

Speaking of, I have been a Microsoft PC user all of my life. I have been so fed up with the updates on Windows 8 and 10 and how incredibly slow my laptop was running that I did some research and determined that the MacBook Pro is best for the type of work I do.

I took the plunge and upgraded and I am SO glad that I did. I cannot believe how much better this Mac is. It’s so clean and intuitive…not to mention incredibly faster! I hope it will last me many, many years.

As a side note, I also bought a bright pink hard cover for it. Totally me. I thought you might enjoy that.

After the second stop at the Home Show on Saturday, we decided to use some gift cards to Red Lobster. I am obsessed with their Soy Ginger Salmon. So good.

I got to go to Target (alone!) and do some shopping with some gift cards that I’ve saved up. I bought a French Press (oh my goodness…amazing), eos lotions, and some random office/paper things that you know I like so much. Just perfect!

Except for the fact that I was still sick all weekend, it was a good one! Today is the first day that I feel like I’m actually improving. Fingers crossed! I also feel like I’m getting my energy back so that’s a good sign.

Now that I have phase 1 of my big project completed, I hope to have time to blog more this week! Not to mention, focus on my other business again, and get back to decluttering the house!

What are you up to this week?


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