Moving On Up….

October 7, 2008

Hi to anyone out there that stumbles across this page or actually reads it here. I’ve moved out… yes to a bigger, better blog that is a little more me! You can still get me over at Girls on Books and now you can also see me at http://rowans-place.blogspot.com/ 

So help me support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and keep checking us out on www.thegirlsonbooks.com

Thanks 🙂 -RR

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Help Find a Cure…

September 29, 2008

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This cause is near and dear to my heart as my family has known TOO many women that has had this disease. Some we have lost and some we still have and support. Please help and donate to the cause or get involved with some of the great events in the month of October, or just wear the pink ribbon to help support all those out there suffering or those who have survived it.

You can purchase a ribbon for $10 donation out at Town Square on the bridge in the park to show your support. Also October 4th there is a walk with the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer out at the JW Marriot in Summerlin.  http://makingstrides.acsevents.org is the link to this walk… walk it or make a donation please.

I hate to sound preachy or like I am begging you for money in this hard economy, but we should all do something to help each other once in awhile.

Thanks and have a great week… RR

Loving the Fall…

September 23, 2008

Granted Vegas doesn’t get much of a fall… it’s been nice. It’s only been in the mid 90’s in the hottest parts of the days and it’s cool in the mornings 🙂  I do wish we would get some color change, but I can’t always have what I want.

I am also super busy… which I love being. I’ve got a million things on my plate coming up, but all good things. Lots of events at work, school, Breast Cancer Walk, Wine & Hors D’oeuvre tasting, a comedy show, Baby shower and most importantly… A test for a NEW JOB!

I’ve also got a serious pile of TBR starting to call my name. Included in that pile is The Host by Stephenie Meyer, Shutter Island by Dennis LeHane, Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips  (which I will be reviewing on www.girlsonbooks.wordpress.com THIS Wednesday and is also our group read), and a couple I can’t think of the names now. (Sorry)

Well just thought I would update…. better get back to working lol

Let the Learning Begin!!

September 17, 2008

So tonight was the first time I stepped back into a classroom. I started at TISOH (The International School of Hospitality) tonight. I am currently enrolled in the ART OF FOOD & BEVERAGE class. Already from the first 3 hours I’ve learned so much and really enjoy the people I am learning from and with.

I’m hoping that this will inspire me to do more for myself and further make myself a more positive and educated boss. I’m hoping to take this class and get good grades through all 3 Modules, so that hopefully I can change fields just a little and get outta the job I am in now and possibly further myself in a Food & Beverage Career.

HAHA.. Such lofty dreams I know…. but hey I am Pisces and I am a dreamer. So lets hope. If anything else it will make me a more educated and interesting person… and I am big nerd and love to learn new things anyways.

Thanks for listening to my rant or whatever… I just got home and felt enthusiastic about it and needed to write. 🙂

Just Because….

August 26, 2008

 

Learning to Live Again

August 19, 2008

My title sounds a little ominous I am sure, but its a lyric from a song that keeps popping up on the Ipod… and for some reason seems to be my mantra right now. I am going to try and LIVE again. Get out more, spend more time with friends, spend more time with my Boyfriend, and make my life just more vibrant. And like so many others that were inspired by my sis and Best Friend, Moira… I am going to set some goals and try to stick with them and also update you on the whole thing! ( I know riveting isn’t it!? )

Goals for the next Month:
I don’t write novels like the girls I hang with, but I might try to write a short story or Childrens story … just for shits and giggles mind you, but something to be creative. ( I wrote a story in High School… about how the Roses got their color and name…. might expand on that)

Take more pictures and see if I can create a new collage for the house. (I love pictures and have quite a few from our Vacation too)

Paint the Letters that I want to hang on my wall in my room finally. ( ” Like a Dream Come True” is what I am hanging above the bed. – Mine and J’s Song!)

Keep looking for a new job and not get discouraged. ( I know the economy is bad.. but I will find that perfect job… I just know I will)

Lose atleast 7lbs by Sept 18th. ( i need to be healthier, I am going to eat better and less… and work out… which I did do today. So Day one, SUCCESS!!)

Ok I think those are a little lofty and much… so I will start with those and see how we do.  Hope all is good with everyone else. Much love to you all out there.

Officially on Vacation!

August 12, 2008

So I just wanted to say… you probably won’t hear from me much… as I don’t think I am gonna take the lappie with me to the beach. So please check out my review of GOSSIP GIRL by Cecily Von Zeigesar on www.romanticbites.wordpress.com and I will catch you all on the flip side when I get back. and so I don’t leave you darlings of mine with out something here… have some GOSSIP GIRL to watch. Look for it starting in September on your CW Channel!!

My 16th Apology!

August 6, 2008

(sorry couldn’t help but use a song title as my title today!)

I feel like I have been slacking on posting here, and it’s true I have been slacking. I’ve been busy with various things that I seem to forget to post or just lack of inspiration at the moment. Personally I think its the latter and I am hoping that my vacation next week clears up any lack of inspiration.

So just a little update… I’ve been completely engrossed in reading Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer-  Book number 4 in the Twilight  series. Well…. all I will say at this point is that it is not my favorite and it lacks something for me. I loved the others… especially the first and third books. I’ve got about a 100 pages left. So with out further ramblings… I am going to go finish it and leave you with something that has me a little more inspired. The trailer to the first book- Twilight– coming to you December 12th!!! Love ya!

 

ps check out www.Romanticbites.wordpress.com for my book review and also check out our August give away!!!

So I am sitting here in the last hour of work… not motivated to actually work. So I thought I would show everyone how GLAMOROUS I thought my life would be… and not this BORING 8-5 office non challenging job!

Enjoy!!

1.Dancer, 2. Teacher, 3.Marine Biologist, 4. Something with Books, 5.Violinist, 6. Hairdresser

How is everyone doin? Beating the heat?

I am ok… just really glad this week is over. We had a big event that I’ve been working on for months! It finally came and went in 20 Hours of work at the Venetian, but the client was happy and nothing went too horribly wrong! YAY! 

I did have an interview on Tuesday and still hoping to hear back from them, but I have a sneaking suspicion that this one wasn’t meant to be… although I thought they seemed interested and the interview went flawlessly. It’s hard… I mean I thank my stars everyday that I have a job especially in this economy, but man what I would give to try something new… when I know there is no more growth here for me.

Well I don’t wanna be a “Debbie Downer” anymore… so have a great weekend! and here is a fun pic… just because and because I would rather be on a beach with a pile of good books!