February 27th, 2012

Today was a busy Monday after being on work travel last week in Jacksonville. Not that I didn’t love the 80 degree weather, but I think I have quite possibly the worst travel luck of all time.

Coming home on Friday, I was supposed to connect in Atlanta with 45 minutes to get from one flight to the other. While sitting on the runway waiting to take off in Jacksonville, we find out that the weather in Atlanta has taken a turn for the worst and the plane starts heading back to the gate. Apparently a storm caused the Atlanta airport to close and we had to go and sit and wait and wait and wait until we heard they reopened. That added about 2 hours to the travel time. Which also caused me to missed my connection flight home. Of course.

So the next flight home didn’t leave for another 4.5 hours, which meant more sitting and waiting…and reading…and playing iPhone games…and then sometime Friday night I finally made it home! My sweet hubby went out and got me a Panera salad and mac & cheese before I completely passed out on the couch with my puppy dog curled up on top of me. Aww. He missed his momma. And nothing makes me more thankful for my beautiful home and my wonderful husband than being away and missing them to death!

I have another trip coming up, but for now I am just happy to be home.

By the way, if you don’t think that qualifies as bad travel luck, I have also been stuck on the tarmac on a plane with faulty brakes that couldn’t take off, taxi or be towed back to the gate for more than 4 hours with a terribly loud noise blaring at us (only to have no option in the end but to convince the rental car company to give me a car so I could drive back home) AND I’ve been on a plane in the air that was struck by lightning. No joke.

February 21st, 2012

So I was browsing through Instagram today (add me!: gepriley) and realized I have a recurring theme. I clearly have an obsession with pretty, tasty food & my lovely, furry family members!

Oh, and a chair we bought for our living room! It’s a recliner…amazing, right? It doesn’t look like a typical recliner! We also replaced the artwork in my office that I posted about before. The picture before just didn’t cover enough of the electrical box for my taste, so we moved it and replaced it with this taller painting that we spotted at HomeGoods. Perfect colors; great find!


January 17th, 2012

Found here.

Especially in the working world, days can begin to fade into one another. I think it’s immensely important to remind ourselves that every day is a new day and we can choose how we feel about that. I feel grateful and blessed for the wonderful people and things in my life.

So even on this grey, rainy day, here are some things that are making me happy.

 1. me & the hubby // 2. my sweet boy // 3. kitties are always up to no good // 4. a new flower on one of our orchids this morning //
5. love this anthro vase gifted from my lovely friend // 6. admiring my ball jars on the windowsill // 7. chamomile tea before bed //
8. not a chocolate fan, but this stuff is too good for even me to resist