Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Travel Advice/Sites

So the inevitable is coming up-planning the honeymoon.

There are a lot of factors that are going into this: time off, $, destination, time of year, and how long the trip can be...

I am not getting a lot of time off for the wedding in a traditional sense.  I am a bit worried about planning at this point, even though I shouldn't be.  But hey, as a perfectionist..that is why I struggle! 

Any of you have any great ideas on how to plan a honeymoon?  We really want to go to Ireland, and make the most of our time there.  Amazing how I have never been there.  Or NYC..but let's not start on the random places I haven't been;) 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Emanuel on weekend violence: "Enough"

Emanuel on weekend violence: "Enough": Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses shootings over the holiday weekend that left nine dead.

I love my city.  I think it is one of the greatest in the world, but holy smokes, this is only April, and we have 9 people killed over Easter weekend?!?  It is true; it is all about values.  It is about right and wrong.  I fear for the littles in the city, for the workers, for everyone..because of senseless acts like these that plague our city. 

Pray that it will get better.  Pray that the nonsense will cease.  We can blame this, that, or the other-but all in all; it takes a lot to get through to those who feel like this is the only option.  I really hope that they hire more cops, put more money into helping develop the youth.  I was in one of those programs-and it helped employ me over the summer each year.  I loved my job and the program-known as Gallery 37. 

Praying for Chicago..

Monday, April 21, 2014

Case of the Mondays...


So today was just one of those Mondays..one you wish would just, end..so you can go home, get on your couch, and grab some wine.

I felt like everywhere I turned, I was being taken advantage of at work. It really pissed me off.  To the point I just wanted to walk out.  That is when I thought of the above quote.  I told my boss, who I have been filling in for-for the past 2 weeks; that I don't need to be taken advantage of.  My kindness definitely does not mean I am weak-that is for damn sure. 

Here is hoping to a better tomorrow, and that people pull their heads out of their booties...because angry and disappointed Megan-is one Megan they don't want to see.

Toto - Africa (+playlist)

Between Notre Dame's "The Backer", and going to Africa on cruise..can't get enough TOTO!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Friends

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I am one lucky lady.  I have met many friends throughout my life, and the ones who have stuck by my side, through all of the good times and bad-those are the ones I cherish.
 
Life has its ups and downs.  You go through high school and college, and it is amazing that what you see as a crisis back then, was so trivial now.  How we all grow, blossom, thrive.  I see the ladies who I keep close, and some days I wonder how we all do it.  How we get up every day, and kick ass.  Take names.  Go through struggles, but still somehow wake up each day and own it.  I am proud of my ladies.  I get strength from them, and I am glad to call them friends.  
 

Friday, April 18, 2014

40 Bags in 40 Days Update

So every year during Lent, I do 40 Bags in 40 Days.  This year I am behind, but as my fiancĂ© is calling it, the "great purge of 2014" is underway.  He has done well at this task..getting rid of most of the 1990s that somehow stayed in his closet for all of these years.  Now if I can only get rid of that velour track suit...if only!

I am slowly but surely getting rid of the clutter, and will continue to keep myself honest. 

I just donated 3 bags of clothes, shoes, and purses to Goodwill.  Things that I haven't used in 1+ years, usually doesn't make the cut in my closet.  I have it paired down quite a bit, and I also have an area of clothes to sell.  Standby for the next great Ebay extravaganza.  Some lucky lady got a JCREW coat for the cheap last time! 

I am also a binder girl.  Yup.  I said it.  Binders.  Everywhere.  Work, Home, School.  Binders. 

I have one for recipes, one for the wedding, one for finances...you get the picture.  Supa dupa organized.  Have to be in this crazy world. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

What made me cry this week...

I am definitely not an emotional person.   Ok.  Maybe I am.  But...I just found out my little puppy has cancer.  Sux.  She is an awesome dog, and I hope that even though I am not around, the vet can take care of her while I am gone for work. 

Yes, I cried when the vet told me:(  Who wouldn't?! 

Please keep my baby girl in your thoughts and prayers!

Enjoying time at the dog park!