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#16: Check! June 10, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Sue @ 3:05 pm

I’ve been wanting to create or buy art for above our bed since about the time we got married.  I even made it part of my 101 in 1001 list.  With Zach’s and my first wedding anniversary coming up (the PAPER anniversary) I thought it was appropriate to design something that could kill two birds with one stone.  I created 3 art prints to put above the bed.  I still need to buy the frames for the prints, but I thought I’d share what I designed.

First up, was a simple little saying with our wedding date on it:

Followed by a simplified version of our vows:

And lastly a simplified version of 1 Corinthians 13 (one of my favorite scriptures about love):


Who fell off the face of the earth? June 9, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Sue @ 6:25 pm

Yeah.  So, what happened to me writing every week, a couple times a week?  I got really sick.  I tried to power through it. It didn’t work.  I finally went to the doctor who declared I had strep throat and bronchitis. AT THE SAME TIME.  I was given 3 different medications. The strep cleared up but my cough was not getting better. I went back to the doctor who gave me an inhaler.  3 weeks later I was FINALLY feeling more like myself.  What else has happened in the last few months?  I fell off the blogging wagon, apparently.  Also, I am dreadfully behind on my 101 in 1001 list.  I should have been knocking out those movies while I was stuck in bed!

Work is still….work.  Right now I’m working at a different branch for a few months while they train someone else at my branch.  It’s definitely an adjustment for me, too.  My branch is smaller and doesn’t see nearly as much traffic throughout the day.  There are only four of us, which means we all have more responisbilities to run the branch.  At the branch I am working at now, there are more than ten of us, and the traffic is WAY higher.  There are more of us to shoulder responsibilites, which means that a lot more of my day is spent helping members rather than working on reports.  It’s also a completely different dynamic working with so many people.  I’m still getting used to having to communicate with so many more coworkers about what is going on.

I’m currently counting down the days to vacation.  Exactly one week from today, Zach and I are going on an extended weekend vacation in Portland. I’m so excited I started counting down at a month out!

So that’s my life in a nutshell. Hopefully, I can get back on the wagon and share more about my vacation and getting through my 101 list.


101 in 1001 January 7, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Sue @ 7:59 pm

If you look up in the top right hand corner of my blog you’ll see a link to see my 101 in 1001.  I originally was going to do the whole thing as a post, but I figured I’m going to keep coming back to it and updating it as I cross things off the list so it made more sense for it to be readily available.
Last year I saw a few people in my blogging community put up their 101 in 1001 lists and it seemed like a cool idea.  But I was planning a wedding, and I didn’t think I could come up with 101 things I wanted to do.  Well, it was hard, but I think it was worth it.  Some of the stuff I put on there was stuff I haven’t been admitting to myself I need to get done.  Maybe publishing the list on the internetz will help me be accountable and get it done.

Are you participating in 101 in 1001?  If not, did you do any new years resolutions this year?  What is keeping you accountable?


New Year, New Blog January 4, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mandy Sue @ 8:57 am

Obviously it has been quite awhile since I blogged.  I plead momentary life craziness.   Those who don’t know, I had  a blog over on blogger, but I lost inspiration for it.  And just got plain crazy busy.  I planned a wedding and got married.  The old blog didn’t feel like me anymore.  Kinda like that crazy syndrome where parents lose the ability to recognize the facial features of their children, and claim that it is some other child pretending to be theirs.  Except I think I lost my identity.  My blogging identity at least.  I felt I had nothing worth writing about.

So this blog?  I’m not sure what it’s about either.  Probably a little about everything.  Work (at an awesome credit union), my life as a newlywed, crafting, music, my almost college degree, and the list goes on.  The point is, life changes at a crazy fast pace, and if I stop to long to try to define myself, it will leave me behind.