Monday is well on it’s way and this girl is parked on the couch watching a little TV before doing some chores. I am still recovering from the weekend festivities.
On Friday I officially paid my 1st seat deposit at GGU, makes it real! I also left work an hour early to head up to Lake Camanche to camp with my family. We were there for a wedding, and the rest of the guests camped as, well. It was a different experience to get ready in a motorhome! LOL
On Sunday I left around noon to meet up with Joe’s Mom and his brother Andrei’s girlfriend for massages. I am sore today but enjoyed getting pampered! Afterward the boys picked us up and we ate dinner at Joe’s Crab Shack in Sacramento. The food was delicious, the service was not.
The whole weekend was busy but I enjoyed being with family and soaking up the sunshine.
Lately I have been obsessed with new tech tips, and have even considered making it a part of the blog. My only concern with hosting a Tech Tuesday or Works for me Wednesday, is potentially running out of things to say in those categories. Not to say you can run out of tech tips, but I am probably not the best person to write a tech blog. Regardless, I do want to share a couple that I have discovered recently that have changed my life.
First, Greenshot. Holy Mother this is a game changer.
It is what it looks like, a screenshot that allows you to control the parameters of the area you copy. Joe told me about it as I have to take a lot of screen shots at work, as does he, but we both use multiple screens at our desks. The editing phase is a thing of the past. I LOVE Greenshot and highly recommend downloading it.
Second, Zamzar. Have I been living under a rock?
The above picture was taken with Greenshot, boom.
Zamzar is a file converter that my coworker and I used yesterday. It is amazing, you can convert TONS of things like PDFs, pictures, video, audio and more. Mind = blown.
Do you have a tech tip you are itching to share? Leave a comment to share it with me, I would be thrilled and feel smarter by association.
Hey guess what? I quit my job today because…I was hired at the beloved law office I used to work for in their new location!
I am so excited to join the company again and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity. I will be sad to leave my current job. Though I have only been there for 5 months, I have come to care for my coworkers and bosses and hope to keep in touch with them over the years. They are wonderful people and so supportive of my journey.
I will keep you updated on my whereabouts and my new duties!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms out there! I’m not a mother but I certainly appreciate my own Mom and the many I have adopted over the years!
My Mom means so much to me, and although she doesn’t read this blog, I LOVE YOU MOM!! It’s been a tough year for her and I appreciate her more than ever. She is always there when we need her and gives great advice.
Today we went to my Aunt and Uncle’s house for brunch, it was lovely. The food is always delicious and we tend to leave feeling so full we could pop.
Afterward I went grocery shopping and tonight I plan on doing a little laundry and MAYBE work on my final paper of my undergrad. Yesterday Jen and I went to visit my BFF Noel who is in the Coast Guard while she is dry docked near our town. We had lunch and walked on the beach before heading back to the ship. She will be in Alaska for the next two years so it was sad to say goodbye. As soon as we got home we got ready and headed out to a bachelorette party for Jen’s friend. We danced like fools and had a lot of fun. It was a late night and I’m sure I will also be in bed early tonight!
I left my phone in the car so I didn’t take any pictures, but if you could imagine a mechanical bull, a live band, and a dance floor, you have it!
I hope you have a great night!
Most importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful sister Jen! xoxo
Yesterday I went to Golden Gate Law for the Dean’s Reception. I had an AWESOME experience!
I got into the city early and met up with Joseph for a quick dinner before he headed back home and I headed over to GGU. I arrived before anyone else, including the staff and faculty. I was surprised as I was only 20 minutes early. About a minute after I put my nametag on the associate admissions director came in and we started chatting before the Dean came in. They were both so wonderful and very easy to talk too! It was so cool to have them to myself for a few minutes. Soon enough people began piling in and among other admitted students were current students, alumni, professors, a financial aid counselor and administrative staff.
We began with a speech by one of the deans before Dean Van Cleave engaged us in a mock lecture. It was short and sweet but very interesting! Then each person who wasn’t a newly admitted student got a chance to speak about their roles at GGU so we knew who to talk to afterward. Immediately following we split into tour groups and ended up at the reception. There were refreshments and we had a chance to pick everyone’s brains and to introduce ourselves to them. There were probably 20 new students and only 4-5 of us were evening students. I met a few really cool people and I hope to meet up with them soon!
I took full advantage and asked a lot of questions and I REALLY loved the feeling I got from the people there. They seemed genuinely interested in each student and happy to talk to us. It made me think I may rather go there. Now I have a dilemma (sort of). If USF accepts me, I will be torn. Until last night I was certain I would choose USF without question should I have the choice. At least now I know I will be happy no matter what!!!
My concern is based on picking the place that will be best suited for me and there really is no way of knowing that. Can you say stressful? Can you say first world problems?