Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy Administrative Professionals Week!

Yes! Us Admins get a whole week dedicated to us! My office doesn't really do anything to recognize the work that I do during this one week, but one of the perks of the job is being an Event Planner and with that, I get recognition through the vendors I use. One of the spaces we host a lot of meetings and events is the Minneapolis Club. They hold several events throughout the year that Executive Assistants and Event Planners are invited to, and on Wednesday they had their annual Executive Assistant/Event Planners Appreciation Reception. I was able to bring a friend, so I invited Kayla and Kari to come with. As we walked into the Main Lounge, we were greeted with a summery citrus cocktail. They had live music, a wine table and a bar, food and pass hors'deuvres. One of my favorites was mini grilled cheese sandwiches in tomato sauce served on a spoon. It was adorable and delicious! When we left we were handed goodie bags with Minneapolis Club coffee, mini bottle of champagne and these little coconut biscuits that were oh so delicious!

I really want to start adding more pictures to my blog and I've seen on some blogs that people kind of wrap up their weekly post with 'my week in Instagram'. I only took a couple of pictures with my phone this week, so there isn't a whole lot to share. But here's what I have.


Sunset at the cabin over the weekend. The sky was turning purple and it was so beautiful and peaceful. Please be prepared to see a lot of lake/sunrise/sunset pictures now that cabin season is upon us.
I accidentally took a picture of my keyboard at work but thought it looked pretty cool with a little vintage touch added to it.

And finally, I purchased a new book this week, along with some new nail polish color. If I can't afford a 35 mani/pedi every other week, I'm at least going to pamper myself. What I can't get over is that this book was $17! I love these books though, there are four in the series and this is the second book. Thank goodness my library card came in the mail this week, because I don't think I want to fork over another $40 for the other two books! If you like a good chick-flick read, pick up this series by Nora Roberts. It has the right amount of girlfriend fun, drama, boys, lust, love, weddings and everything that makes up a good chick book.

Stay tuned next week as I hope to have plenty more pictures to recap my week. I'm heading North after work today and the whole family will be up there. Kari is also having her birthday celebration on Friday and it's Cinco De Mayo on Saturday! If I don't have pictures, then maybe it means I had too good of a time?! We'll see.

Now, one little rant. I was doing so good trying to lose just 5 more pounds before Memorial Day, I know I still have a month, but I'm so disappointed in myself. I was working out during my lunch and making salads or left overs to bring so I wouldn't eat out. When I would get home, I would Zumba or do a DVD like Pilates or something off Netflix. When I weighed myself at the end of the week I was at my lowest weight since my South Dakota days. Down 25 pounds! Until this week and I totally crashed and burned. My cravings have been out of this world, eating Leeann Chin and Taco Johns for lunch (potato ole's with sour cream!) and large pasta portions for dinner. One sauce called for a whole stick of butter! Besides that I only worked out three times this week and I didn't even push myself very hard. Stepped on the scale and up 3 lbs. Ouch! Here's back to the grind, eating healthy and hard workouts!

'Man friend' and I went out on Monday for some drinks. I've said it before and I'll say it again. We are a lot alike. When I'm seeing someone, sometimes I like to not initiate a text or phone call to see if they will, if they miss me and want to see what I'm up to. Apparently he's the same way! We didn't talk for four days and he was quick to point it out. It's funny because we both said we were annoyed that we didn't hear from the other person. Well, we've talked every day this week, a bit of an improvement.

I'll leave you with these two suggestions. If you are into country music, or are seeing someone your kind of digging, check out these two songs.

Hunter Hayes - Wanted and Gloriana - Kissed You Good Night

These two songs, I'm slightly obsessed with this week. Enjoy!

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