Friday, January 21, 2011

Hi - I'm Amber, Just In Case You Have Forgotten Me

Hmm....let's see....once again a full month has gone by with no post from little old me.  And so many things have happened over the past month that it would take a full two months worth of posting to catch you up and frankly, I don't have time for that (hence the no posting for almost a month!) so I will give you a quick snapshot of what I've been up to these days.

  • Christmas holiday was wonderful.  I experienced my first "White Christmas" with about 6 inches of snow!  It was wonderful.
  • My two week long vacation was just what the doctor ordered.  My BFF, Khristi, from Ohio visited with her fiance for three days and rang in the New Year's with us.
  • I've decided it's time to go back blonde.  I don't know what I was thinking with the super dark hair - but I hate it and miss my blonde locks desperately.  In the process of trying to go back blonde, I have dyed my hair hot pink twice.  (Or my sister accidentally has - but that's not the point.)  So I'm a light brown right now and we're hoping to be able to do an all over dark blonde dye in the middle of February.  My poor hair has really been struggling the past few weeks - but I think I'll get back to the blonde soon enough!
  • Steven and I hosted about forty of our friends for New Year's Eve.  We had an amazing time - not such an amazing time the next morning - but we definitely said goodbye to 2010 in style.
  • After returning to work for only four days from the holiday break, the Carolina's were hit with a pretty large snow/ice storm and Steven and I were both out of the office Monday & Tuesday of last week.  We blew up our queen size airmattress, lit a fire and layed in front of the TV for two solid days watching Grey's Anatomy Seasons 1 & 2.  *BLISS*
  • After almost two weeks off work for the holidays and a three day week last week due to the snow storm - this week has been HELLACIOUS at the office.  By the time I left the office at 7:15pm last night I had already worked my forty hours for the week - and that's with me being out of the office Wednesday morning for grad school classes.  Whew - I need this day to be over ASAP!
  • I have officially begun grad school classes!   The next two years of my life should be pretty interesting: working full-time, taking classes part-time and sitting for the four portions of the CPA exam.  OYE!!! If all goes according to plan (and when does that actually happen right!?!) I will have my Master's of Accounting & CPA certification by December 2012. 
That's about all for now.  With all that's going on - work, school, CrossFit, trying to be a decent wife to my amazing husband - I have seriously considered giving up blogging.  I truly enjoy writing and reading along with my favorite bloggers - but if we are all honest blogging can become a rather large time commitment.  It's a hobby that I love dearly, but I'm just not sure how this will fit into my new schedule over the upcoming months. 

Don't worry, before I make any rash decisions I'm going to get through year-end/beginning of year at the office. I'm hoping that by the time I push through this insanely busy time at the office, I will have settled nicely into a study routine with my grad classes and I will be able to make time for blogging again.  I really would be so upset if I had to give this up!

I hope you all are doing well and that you're having an amazing, productive start to 2011.  After the year that Steven and I had last year, we can truly use a much better 2011 and I have faith that big things are going to happen this year!


Anonymous said...

You have been one busy girl. just write when you can, pretty sure you would be missed if you left.

Rebekah said...

You have been busy! Your poor hair. :) I love reading your updates even if they are few and far between! Good luck with everything you have going on!

Neely said...

Glad you're back!

Meg O. said...

I've missed you - and wow, what a busy time you've had! I agree with your sentiments on blogging -- it really does take a lot of time to do it very well. I go back and forth with this but I've told myself that I would only put what I could into it. Hopefully when all this "busy-ness" subsides, your head will be a little clearer and you will be more into blogging!

The Mrs. said...

Girl, you've been SO busy! I hope you don't quit blogging...but, coudl see why it would be hard to keep up! I love getting your updates. :D

Good luck with grad school and everything that's going on. :D

Jessica said...

Coming back after new year's wasn't easy for us either, hope things calm down for you at work soon. :(

You are so right, blogging can become overwhelming and it's perfectly normal that you need a break. It's tough to try and read all the blogs I follow but I realized that I should read when I can, comment when I want and write when I'm inspired. Hope you work through this funk, we support you regardless!! :D

An Inquiring Mind said...

Amber! It's so good to see your update! I know exactly what you mean in that blogging is a committment....I would miss you a lot but make sure you do what is right for you. :)

PinkLouLou said...

Glad you are back :) xoxo and HOT PINK HAIR?? pics please ;)

Whitney said...

i kept wondering what happened to you. i hope you decide to not give up blogging. i really enjoyed your posts!

Anonymous said...

So glad you are finally back, but it is completely understandable... You have been crazy busy.

Brittany said...

Welcome back, I think? I have missed you and your blogging!

Glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas and NYE. Also glad to hear that you've started grad. school and it's going well :)

Blogging is a huge time commitment. Hence the reason I took a 3 month break while in school. I see that happening again when classes start since I'll be taking 18 credits. I truely agree with what Jessica said though.. "I realized that I should read when I can, comment when I want and write when I'm inspired." We all should look at blogging this way.

Hope to hear from you again soon! xox

Christina said...

Whoa you have been busy! Life does get crazy! I went through the whole work full-time and grad school. I did mine in a year, so it was pretty much full time as well! It's time consuming but so worth it! Congrats on working through your's awesome! Hope you get time to relax this weekend :)

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d.a.r. said...

Just glad you are happy and busy :)

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