Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
A freaking earthquake.
I'm sure some of you felt it as well, but in case you are interested, here's my story:
Shortly after returning from lunch, we were just sitting in class and honestly, I was pretty bored. Usually the first day is bland simply because the instructor is still going over the basics/objectives of the class. As we were in the middle of a discussion, the room started to shake a little...
My first thought was the air conditioning unit was kicking on and it was shaking the ceiling. But it kept going and I even said out-loud, "Is this an earthquake?!" But I was totally joking! It paused for about 2 seconds and my brain was still processing everything. And then the building started really shaking and I FREAKED OUT!
Everybody started screaming and sprinting out the doors. As I was running, I realized I had completely forgotten my purse. Hey, when you think you might die, who cares if you lose your wallet! But of course, I still turned around and debated what to do and fortunately, my co-worker was smart enough to have grabbed it for me! She must think quick on her feet!!
At this point, the shaking had stopped and everyone was evacuating the buildings. There must have been thousands of people in the streets. I figured it was an earthquake, but the rumbling was so loud that it almost seemed like we were being bombed! After all, I was in the nation's capital...a prime spot for attacks. That probably sounds dumb, but my mind just wasn't thinking clearly.
We all stood in the streets for probably a half hour-45 minutes until they started letting people back into the buildings. After being told class was canceled for the rest of the day, we went back to the hotel to cool-down for awhile. Perhaps I'm just a worrier, but I was still scared to be in my hotel building. My room is on the 4th floor...and hasn't anyone heard of after shocks?!
Even though all of the museums/monuments were closed because of the earthquake, we still met in the evening to go sight-seeing. I've been to DC many times, but I still love visiting everything! Here are just a few pictures I took with my iPhone...
In front of the White House
Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall
And lastly, the Washington Monument...with a helicopter.
It was flying SO close up, down, and all around the monument for at least a half hour looking for damage. Apparently there are now cracks at the very top. Crazy!!
So that was my day in a nut-shell...not quite what I was expecting. I can officially cross "experience an earthquake" off my bucket list. (Not that it was ever on there!) I'll take a boring day in class any day over that! Throughout the day, my mind kept thinking about those who were killed, missing, or affected by the recent Japan earthquake...I just can't even imagine.
I hope to have a less exciting/more boring day tomorrow!
Lots of love to you all,
Sunday, August 21, 2011
After the conclusion of Pancake Saturday, we actually raced to get everything set up for our garage sale that day. Every summer our neighborhood puts together a community garage sale and this year, they must have advertised it really well because there were so. many. people! The big items we sold were 2 old TV's, table & chairs, and my grandmothers organ (I was shocked that actually sold!). We sold lots of other miscellaneous items as well...so overall, I think it was pretty successful.
Now it's already Sunday evening and we're about to do Josh's usual pre-trip packing routine. This includes laundry, ironing uniform, packing clothes, and cooking food for him to take/eat for the week. But this Sunday is a little different since I actually get to pack for myself as well! I'm leaving for DC tomorrow afternoon to take a training class for work. The title of the course is "Federal Pay Setting." Sounds exciting, huh? I already know how to set Federal pay...but I'm assuming this will involve more complicated situations. I'm sure I'll learn something new =)
I'm taking my lap-top with me this week, so I'm sure you'll hear from me soon! Enjoy your Sunday!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I'm loving...my ELF foundation brush. Have any of you heard of this make-up company? The products are extremely cheap, like really cheap ($1-$3 per item). The make-up is okay, but wow, I am totally impressed with using this brush to apply my liquid foundation. For only 3 bucks, you should try it out!
I'm loving...that it's my mom's birthday & we went out to celebrate tonight! Happy Birthday, Mom
I'm loving...my blog design! Brea over at Utterly Chaotic Designs designed it for me and I LOVE it. If you're interested in a blog make-over, she does excellent work and her prices are fantastic. Thanks again Brea! I couldn't have asked for anything better =)
I'm loving...that I get to travel next week for work. I'll be going to DC with a co-worker for some training. I love going on work trips...we always have so much fun. Perhaps the whole sleeping in an extra 2 hours each morning might have something to do with it, too.
I'm loving...the cooler temperatures. I absolutely love summer, but surprisingly, I am so excited for fall. Apple cider, leather boots, sweaters, carving pumpkins...yes, please!!
And finally, I'm loving...the blogging world! I've only just started, but its so fun & I'm already making friends! Kelly over at Kelly Lately gave me a shout-out today on her blog. I was so shocked to see my name written on the screen, I had to do a double take.
Hope you guys are having a wonderful Wednesday!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
My name is Shea (pronounced Shay) and welcome to my first blog EVER! I’m constantly sitting in front of my computer reading other people’s blogs, so I figured it was time to finally start my own.
Since my husband Josh is an airline pilot, I lead a somewhat unusual lifestyle compared to other wives. Therefore, this will probably be the primary focus of my blog, along with my other interests such as travel, health, beauty and financial smarts!
I have so many topics and posts floating around in my head, so I can’t wait to officially get started. To get to know me a little better, please head over to the “About Me” section above.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to sharing a little of my life with you!