Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My busy weekend...

This past weekend was pretty busy. I worked both job Friday night. After work I ran to the grocery store and then made appetizers for Keira’s surprise party. Saturday, I worked from 9am-3pm. When I got home I packed up the car and headed to Brandon’s to help setup for Keira’s party.

Keira’s 30th Birthday was so much fun. She was so surprised and we all had a great time eating, drinking, and watching the OSU game. Leslie and Eric got back from Europe earlier in the week so they were able to attend which was such a great surprise for everyone. OH! I also felt Baby Naegele kick. I was so excited I started crying (what can I say…I’m an emotional person). This party reminded me why I am so happy to be back in Columbus. I love being so close to my friends (although I still miss my Indy friends).

As for Sunday, Brian and I woke up, took the pups for a walk/run and then started working on the house. We didn’t get far. Brian anchored my utility cabinet to the wall in the garage and I started putting some of the kitchen/entertaining items in it…that’s about as far as we got. We had a date at 3pm with Hannah. We picked her up and headed Build-a-Bear where she picked out a pink poodle. She picked out some clothes for “Isabella” (purple dress, silver heals) and then we headed to the food court for some lunch. After we dropped her off, I headed to OSU for a sorority meeting. It was the first time I had been the sorority house since I moved to Indy. I was very impressed with the ladies of Kappa Delta. They’ve been named sorority of the year for the past 4 out of 5 years. After meeting them, I understand why. Anyway, I was there for about 3 hours helping them slate their new council and then headed home. Busy weekend but fun weekend for the most part (I really need to rethink this part-time job thing….maybe after the holidays)!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Storage cabinet..exciting?

Brian and I made a list of things we need to do around the house before winter. One of the major things on our list…clean out the garage. We moved into our house last February and I think we’ve only parked in the garage a total of 5 times. Since we don’t have a basement or a storage room, we’ve basically been using it as our catch all room. This weekend is going to be the first weekend B and I have both been home in about 5 weeks so we’ve decided that this weekend will be dedicated to cleaning out the garage and knocking some other things off of our to do list (oh, the joys of homeownership!).

Anyway, my reason for saying this because I think it’s funny how our priorities change as we get older. The things that used to bore us now excite us. Here's an example. Today, I called my husband after lunch told him how excited I was about my new purchase. What was my new purchase you ask? Well, during lunch I went to Lowes and bought a new utility storage cabinet for our garage! How crazy is that? I wasn’t calling him to tell him about a new cute outfit, shoes, or purse. No, I was excited about a damn storage cabinet! When did this happen?

Thursday, October 25, 2007


When people ask me what I do, I say I work in the accounting department of a mechanical engineering firm. Then I go on to explain that I’m not an accountant and I have a marketing degree that I don’t use.

I have been working in the accounting field for 5 years. Throughout this time I have been struggling to figure out what it is I really want to do. I keep asking myself if I really like accounting. I’ve decided the answer is yes, I like accounting. I’ve realized that what I don’t enjoy is feeling like I don’t get the respect I deserve because I don’t have an accounting degree. Having that degree would definitely make me more marketable when looking for jobs in the accounting field and it would also allow me to sit for the CPA exam if I ever decided I wanted to. It would give me options.

However, do I really want a career in accounting or do I want a career in event planning? I love planning and I would love to be a wedding planner. It would allow me to be both creative and analytical. I could create beautiful weddings and track budgets at the same time. However, we are thinking about starting a family. Do I really want to work on the weekends and in the evenings? I’ve talked to people who work in the event planning business and all of them say you love it for about the first year and after 3 years you’re ready to get out. You have no weekends to yourself, especially around the holidays. I’m finding it hard to schedule the holidays with our family because of my part-time job at BBB...I can’t imagine how it would be if I was an event planner. If I could have an event planning/wedding planning career with the typical 8-5 hours…now that would be my dream job! I feel like I should have a career that I like and hobbies that I love. I don’t want my career to be my life. I want most of my time spent with family and friends. If I did event planning full time I would probably end up hating it.

So that brings me back to accounting. I’ve been researching schools here in Columbus and one offers a Certificate of Accounting Concentration. In other words, if I completed this program, it would be like I had my bachelor’s degree in marketing and in accounting (double major I should have done). This certification would definitely make me more marketable and give me more options. And I could always start my own wedding planning business on the side (like I’ve been talking about doing). I could decide to accept jobs that worked with my schedule. Best of both worlds?

So what do I do? I’ll let you know when I decide.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Leslie and Eric's European Trip

My friend Leslie and her fiancĂ©, Eric did something I'm sure we all wish we could have done or could do. They decided to take 6 months off from everyday life and travel Europe! Here’s the link to her blog if you’re interested in reading about some of their adventures.


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

LA...Here we come!!

Brian and I have been talking about planning a trip to LA for some time. We haven’t done any research on where we want to go or what we want see when we get there... All we know is we want to rent a convertible, drive along the coast, and visit some friends and family when we get there. Well, it’s time to start planning! Without even thinking, we woke up yesterday morning, got online, randomly picked a week and booked our flight. We’re heading to LA, April 29th – May 3rd!! Can't wait!!!