Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day!!

Today was pretty wonderful. I woke up and then found out that IUPUI had completely closed the campus and that not only did I not have to go to work, I still get paid for staying home in my bed! Here are a few photos from my little snowy adventure I took around the neighborhood this afternoon...

First I enjoyed a little bit of coffee in bed and watched some garbage on television (don't hate me for loving Real Housewives of Orange County. Don't even say it... I already know...

Why does it seem like I might get in trouble for that?! Oops!

All I can say is "hooray for snow days!!" Stay warm friends!!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Work It Out

Day #99 (6.11.2008), originally uploaded by ashlye nicole.

Just an update on my New Year's Resolution #1 of working out 3-5 times a week. Well the last couple of weeks have been on and off but I'd like to report that Todd and I have already been to the gym on Sunday and Monday... and it's only Tuesday! We already have our workout planned for tonight too. I need to get on a roll with this and I'll be much happier and motivated.

Speaking of motivated... check out this blog. She helps me to be motivated... I'm thinking of doing a weekly update to follow along with her idea. It is good to know that people may be out there reading this and looking forward to what's next and accomplishments... I think it will really help to hold me accountable. I need other's to "kick my butt". So, please do!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Happy, originally uploaded by ashlye nicole.

Happy, Happy Friday!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

, originally uploaded by ashlye nicole.

I can almost feel the sun shining on my face! In just a couple of weeks, I'll be taking my honey to sunny, warm Arizona! It may only be about 70 degrees but that is about 70 degrees warmer than it is here today!

I am loving the palm trees... I can't wait!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Snowy Wednesday

Photo by janoid's

Happy Hump Day!

Too bad it is a snowy mess out there and everyone I know was stuck in traffic for at least 2 hours on the way to work today. Isn't winter in Indiana just wonderful? Unfortunatly I did not have my camera with me today (of course) and when you look out the window it feels as though you are living on the inside of a snow globe. Since I cannot share photos showing my own experience, I found this really cute photo on Flickr and I just wish I was loving the snow as much as janoid's is! Her photo is wonderful though... I wish I was playing and not stuck in my office dealing with everyone else's issues.
Why is that everyone needs "something" at the same time? Are there more than 24 hours in a day so I can get all that I need (and want) done actually done? Enough complaining. Enjoy the lovely photo! Stay warm and safe those of you experiencing the same (if not worse) weather as we are!

So yesterday I was surfing around Flickr as usual when I came accross this wonderful artist/photographer/scrapbook maker, Elsiecake. Then I realized that she has an Etsy shop and I think I'm in love. Wouldn't this 8x10 look great in "my office"?! Check out Elsiecake on Etsy here... but don't buy this one because I'm going to try and talk Hubby into it for myself! ;)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Today is rough. For some reason I'm having a hard time being motivated to stay at work and actually do work. Don't get me wrong... I am quite busy today and am crossing things off my list. However, I decided that I want to go part time. The husband shot that idea down pretty quickly. Dang economy! I hope Nichole won't mind that I used her photo... just wanted to show everyone my working conditions and maybe then you'll understand my lack of motivation to work (here mostly) and desire to be out taking photos! =)

Check out Nichole's Flickr page here.

Monday, January 5, 2009

This is how I feel today...

oscar, originally uploaded by ashlye nicole.

Even though I did really well with my eating today (minus some peanut M&Ms - but do you really blame me?!) I was too tired to even think about heading to the gym tonight. Today was the first day back after 4 days off. Those were 4 wonderful days if I might add! Now I need to get back into the routine of getting to bed at a decent time and eating better. I love my new Biggest Loser Family Cookbook! I'll have to post some photos of the food... it is actually pretty delicious and really healthy! Until then... It is back to being lazy. The couch is calling!


Friday, January 2, 2009

Crossing things off my list!

Day #314 (01.02.2009), originally uploaded by ashlye nicole.

Today I took vacation from work to enjoy a 4-day weekend. Good idea, right?!

Well I cleaned house all day and exactly at this moment I am in the process of putting together a list of chores to be completed everyday, every week and every month. Ya'all think I'm crazy, I know and I agree. But as I said previously... I need lists in order to see what I'm getting done and what remains. I'm a planner and I cannot help myself. I just love the feeling of getting things on my list crossed off. Such a relief!

Today the office was cleaned and organized and I'm in love. I think I found my new favorite room in the house!