Thursday Three | 03.31.16

            • Took today and tomorrow off, and it's been fantastic doing nothing. Literally. Nothing. 
            • The Grey's episode with all the singing....strange for sure, but I can't help but hope that if I ever have to have major surgery, my docs will be busting out a musical! (Also, totally cried!) 
            • Cleaned out the top 'junk' cupboard with Greg. May have had stuff that expired in 2008 in there. #makingprogress
                                                Thursday Three was developed by Kristin from RUKristin. You can read more about it {here}, then play along over on Instagram and follow me @bre11414.


                                                The March Month

                                                Here we are, almost at the end of March. I say this every post, but where does the time go? I feel as though I waste my time at the same place, 8 hours a day, M-F. I need a life. I life of fun and adventure. A life of good food.

                                                Wishful thinking, right?

                                                Well, here's what's been going on this month...

                                                I got this super cute dress from my friend Lindsay who sold LuLaRoe clothing. The Julia dress is by far my favorite, and this pattern was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I love it!

                                                I am not too much of an Easter candy person, however, there is one type of candy that I love. I may have bought 4 bags of the Sweetart Sour Bunny Gummies. They aren't sold everywhere, so on the rare chance I find them, I stock up!

                                                It seriously feels like we just did our last relief Society Activity. Three months is not enough time to plan for and carry out the events. This one was a really bittersweet event. My good friend, and board leader, decided to sell their house, so they are moving. She has been an amazing friend over the last 8 or so years, and when it came to "party planning," she was the best. Always went above and beyond, and I never had any doubt that she could pull it off. She kicked major butt, and when it comes to this calling, I will definitely miss her. When it comes to personal life, I will miss her even more (even though she's still in the valley...It won't be the same, and until she finds me a house next to hers, it will be hard!)

                                                Anyway, we went with a fiesta theme, and ran out of taco toppings, but had a great turnout!

                                                We've had some rather strange, yet beautiful weather. Some gorgeous sunsets.

                                                And a warm enough day outside to do some yardwork!

                                                And then it rains/snows. You just never know what you're going to get around here in the month of March!

                                                For whatever reason, I have been craving chips & salsa like no other. Steve has brought me some to work, and then one day I posted on facebook that I would pay someone to make me salsa and homemade caramels, and I went home, these treats were on my doorstep. My high school friend Tiffany (who lives like 3 minutes away and I never see) was sweet and dropped this off for me. Thanks Tiff! You're the greatest, and the salsa and cookies were delicious!

                                                See, snow!

                                                Well, St. Patrick's day was this month, and unfortunately for our boss, the leprechauns decided to stop by her office. Boy did they make a mess!

                                                We have these little green cars all over the branch, so I thought it was fitting.

                                                Last Sunday, Kandyce & Clay were in town, so they stopped by with these little cuties. Myka did not want to come near me at all, until I asked for a hug when they were leaving, and then she came over and gave me a big hug. Little stinker!

                                                And Liam, the little goofball. Love these kids!

                                                Work has been going well. It stresses me out sometimes, and frustrates me like no other, but sometimes it's nice, like when I get to go hang out in the office and put my feet up and lean back in my chair. If that's what I did all day, it would be awesome. Unfortunately with Cole leaving, and having only 2/6 having been there for 1+ years, it's been a little hard. Training new people. but not actually having time to train them has been really hard. I find myself getting really frustrated with them, even though I know it's not their faults. I've never been the only one who really knew things, I always had someone to share the responsibility with, so it's been really hard. Not to mention, not having time for myself to be trained in various aspects of my job, and basically, "fake it 'til I make it" all day, every day.

                                                It's okay though, Even though I'd rather be traveling the world, it gives me something to do here. I get to help a lot of nice people, and do some pretty cool things...like 8 loans in 2 hours. Yeah, that was fun! (4 for one person, 3 for another, and 1 just finishing it up). I love doing loans, and I love staying busy. Not necessarily loving the inadequate pay for all I do, but when do we ever get paid what we feel is enough?

                                                And just some random pictures to end the post. Mom came down and brought me some soup, and grandma's cookies. Mmmmm, the best! Thanks grandma!!

                                                From yesterday, just getting lunch after a busy day for both Greg and I (me working, and scanning docs from the 8+ loans I've done in the last week, Greg having had church basketball for the last two weeks.) Thank goodness that's over!

                                                Just had to temporarily brag about being ranked #1 in my work bracket challenge. And yes, I'm well aware that Kansas lost last night. Thanks a lot Kansas!


                                                Thursday Three | 03.24.16

                                                        • Fact: I didn't shower last night or today before going to work. (As you can clearly see) and I don't care. Almost wore jeans too. Probably should have.
                                                        •  I hate death. Sickness. Sadness. Etc. I hate seeing others suffer. If I could take away all their pain and sicknesses, I totally would. Cancer sucks, scleroderma sucks, infertility sucks. It all sucks, not because I experience some of it, but because others have to.
                                                        •  Still thinking someone needs to start a non-mommy group. And have T-shirts that are awesome, and then all us non-moms don't have to feel left out. #non_momstrong #icansleepstraightthroughthenightcanyou #nocryingnoheadaches #justmakingcrapupnow
                                                                                          Thursday Three was developed by Kristin from RUKristin. You can read more about it {here}, then play along over on Instagram and follow me @bre11414.


                                                                                          A Birthday, People Leaving, Etc.

                                                                                          Seriously, total winter weather, and it's been fantastic!

                                                                                          Greg turned the big 3-4 on the 15th of February, so I made him a cake, and decorated it too. It was pretty darn fantastic. I should totally be on one of those cake shows.

                                                                                          Some more of the crazy weather. Rain, snow, hail, we've seen it all this winter!

                                                                                          Having been at my job the longest of the MSR's (I call myself the Senior MSR), I sometimes get tasked with some unpleasant things. I was asked by a co-worker to assist someone with their online banking, and well, let's just say it was not fun. I fully support everyone using online banking! However, if you struggle using it and you're constantly getting locked out, it would be wise to choose a password that is easy. Even writing it down didn't help <--sigh-->, anywho, afater that experience I went to hide out in the office, and when I came back, my co-workers had put smiley faces all over my computer. They're pretty rad sometimes, except when they ask me to do things that I don't want to do!

                                                                                          I have been craving chips & salsa like no other lately. Steve was kind enough to go get me some one afternoon, and I had a few, but had to spend a lot of  time in the office working on things, and when I came out, MY salsa was almost gone! I was a bit angry, so I wrote a threatening note to warn people.

                                                                                          So, sad days, Cole decided he wanted to quit. He asked me to go to the vault with him to "count", so I did, and I propped the door open like normal, until Steve comes and closes it. It was odd, but whatever, then Cole says, "Breanne, guess what? My last day is 2 weeks from today." I didn't believe him at all. I just said, whatever, and he had to really convince me that he was leaving. It was kind of ironic because literally two days before, Steve and I were talking about how Cole was the only one left of the "originals", then two days later he drops this bombshell. Jerk! I guess Steve told him to tell me before everyone else. It was not a fun day. I hate when good people leave. Cole is awesome. He's hilarious, and always makes me laugh. Anytime I would go on lunch, or go into the office, withing a few minutes he would come in and interrupt me, or call me with a question. Here we are having one of our "meetings" while I was on my lunch. I miss him. He's been gone for about 2 weeks now, and he isn't being replaced, so double sucks!

                                                                                          And just another rainy/snowy day in Cache Valley.


                                                                                          Thursday Three | 03.17.16

                                                                                                  In the light is even better. From yesterday. Wearing my Shamrock clip, because, well, just because I had to. Literally. Had to. #redhairforever
                                                                                                                                    Thursday Three was developed by Kristin from RUKristin. You can read more about it {here}, then play along over on Instagram and follow me @bre11414.


                                                                                                                                    Thursday Three | 03.10.16

                                                                                                                                          • Decided today that getting off work at 3:00 is way cooler than being done at 6:00! #dumbdumbidea #whatisthisthingcalledafulltimejob 
                                                                                                                                          • I need less procrastinating and more just doing....or just less to do. 
                                                                                                                                          • Glad today is over. Another thing checked off my list!
                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday Three was developed by Kristin from RUKristin. You can read more about it {here}, then play along over on Instagram and follow me @bre11414.


                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday Three | 03.03.16

                                                                                                                                                                              • The last of the "originals" is leaving tomorrow. #sosad
                                                                                                                                                                              • My other house is no longer for sale. #sosad 
                                                                                                                                                                              • I have to teach on Sunday and have nothing planned. #imscrewed
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday Three was developed by Kristin from RUKristin. You can read more about it {here}, then play along over on Instagram and follow me @bre11414.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maira Gall