Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

Well it is time to say goodbye to another Christmas and soon it will be time to say goodbye to 2008...another year gone and boy what a fast year!
I had a very nice Christmas and I am exhausted!
I opened a lot of gifts and gave a lot too:) Although presents are not the meaning of Christmas they sure are fun!
It is always nice to see my family and spend time with everyone!

Wiggy and Stash enjoyed their catnip and mice! (see pic of wiggy guarding his toy!)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Lazy Day...

Lots of snow fell today. It is beautiful and I love a white Christmas. Today I did not work and I hung around the apartment all day. I was in pajamas all day:) I cleaned and cleaned! I also wrapped some presents and did some laundry. I hung a shelf on the wall and played with my cats. and by about 6 pm after my nap I was bored to tears!
Tomorrow I am off also and I am awaiting Brad's arrival. I have not seen him in 2 weeks and I miss him like crazy.
I have to finish off my Christmas shopping! I am pumped for Christmas. I love the holidays. I also have to decide what I want to do on New Years Eve. Probably something low key-that's my kind of plan. Maybe a fancy dinner that I can get dressed up for-that's my kind of plan.
Sometime I want to head to downtown plymouth and walk around and look at the Christmas trees. I love doing that! Plus I can take a lot of pictures and scrapbook it!

That's all for now folks!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

'Tis the Season!

One week until Christmas!
I am sitting around awaiting the giant snow storm that is going to strike. And if it doesn't, well then that's Michigan for ya!
I still have not finished my Christmas shopping. I never actually feel like I am finished though until Christmas has come and gone.

Brad comes home this weekend! Yes!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

"If Today was your last day"

This is currently a favorite song of mine.
Fits pretty well with my next post.
Nickelback, "If Today was your last day"

My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you'll never live it twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are
So do whatever it takes
'Cause you can't rewind a moment in this life
Let nothin' stand in your way
Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?

Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day


Well it is late and I can not sleep.
Today I was off work and I did a lot of Christmas shopping. Somehow I am not done yet. It never ends this Christmas shopping! I also had my hair colored and cut a little. I spent a lot of my day at 12 oaks. I did some laundry, Wii and watched the rest of my Sex and the City DVDs. Now I just sitting here listening to music. Currently I am listening to "All Cried Out", a old song that I like. It is kinda sad though but I am in a sort of sad mood.
Amy called me earlier this evening and said that they gave Mark the manager 12-24 hours left to live. Apparently he went from bad to worse pretty quickly. I have just been thinking about him and his wife and children and I feel so sad for them. My heart goes out to all of them. The holidays are coming so soon and the whole situation is so heartbreaking. It really makes me think about everything and I am so thankful for everything that I have. You have to remember to live every day to the fullest and be oh so thankful.
I am off again today. It was my weekend in the middle of the week (kinda!) (and hooray!).
Tonight I am going out with Julie and Kendal. We are going to get dressed up and head out to dinner at PF Chang's. Then we are going to hang out at my apartment. Girls Night!

Brad is deserting me this weekend, heading to the mountains to Snowboard! But the good news is that he will be home next Saturday for 3 whole months! I am looking forward to it, I miss him so much!
I have to finish my shopping today-no excuses. I am looking forward to Christmas at my parents house. It should be nice:)

Wiggy checking out every tree around.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Playin' hooky

Happy Saturday! Today I played hooky from work. :) Lets just say that I was in desperate need of a mental health day.
I did a lot of Christmas shopping yesterday but I am still not even close to done. I have Thursday and Friday off so I plan on having it finished by then.
I have been quite proud of myself lately. I fixed my Christmas tree so it is no longer a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. :) It looks quite beautiful with a hanging star (the star is not supposed to hang but it is inevitable) and lots of presents underneath.
I fixed my vacuum! (Thanks Mom! The belt was broke!)
I have vacuumed 3 times since then. There is just something about freshly vacuumed carpet!
I have a hair cut and color on Thursday. I want a little bit cut off because I really have liked it short now that I am getting better at blow drying it so it frames my face. I also want my color done again so it is a little darker brown for the holidays.
Counting down the days until the cruise! I am excited to get all dressed up!
Mom and I are going to go shopping for that!
Lots to look forward to.
Happy Snowing!
Oh and I had a french manicure done ( I couldn't resist) and I love the way the clicking sounds on the keyboard!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

It's Christmas time...

I love the snow:) I am just relaxing and watching the snow fall. Had a good few days off, save for the terrible, horrible headache. I decorated my apartment for Christmas. Kitties love sleeping underneath the Christmas Tree. I hung some lights in the windows and wrapped my pictures in wrapping paper.

Did some shopping on Friday early morning. Had a nice Thanksgiving just wish that II would have felt a little better and been able to enjoy the food! It was nice to see Brad for a whole weekend! I am excited that in 3 weeks he will be home for 3 months!
I am pumped because also because Nickelback (my favorite band!) is coming to Joe Louis in February! YES!!!!! I have been waiting for them!

Head back to work tomorrow. (lame!) I am off again on Friday. Ready for an awesome vacation in January!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Relaxing weekend!

Note to self, do not leave dishes in the sink all weekend, for the start to stink! Had a good weekend, just hanging out with Brad. Looking forward to Thanksgiving! Just got off the Wii and am gonna watch Lipstick Jungle. Bought a cute stuffed kitty that I could not resist. (kind of a bad habit of mine!)
That about it!
Looking forward to my 3 days off this weekend!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Just thought I would update a little. There is snow on the ground! Yes! I went for a walk this morning, it was extremely refreshing! Now I have to jet off to work soon here. I can not wait until Thursday and Friday, those are my days off this week!
Went to dinner with my Mom and aunts and cousin on Friday then went and saw the new MGM with my mom. Lost miserably. But it was fun none the less. Saturday I worked all day-lame lame lame. Same for yesterday, but at least yesterday I was able to watch all the snow falling. Then I came home and sat on my ass! Now today I feel like I have been totally lazy hence the long walk I took this morning.
Tonight I am going to Wii fit, she is gonna be mad, it has been like 4 days! uh oh! I'm in for a lecture.
That's about it for now, just work work work all week. I can not wait until Friday when Brad comes home:)
That's it for now! Peace out homies!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Looked out the window not too long ago and what did I see? Snow! The first snow of the season. I can not believe how fast this year has gone by, before we know it is going to be 2009!
Tomorrow is the start of another week! They are all flying by. I bought an adorable teddy bear today that I saw at work. I had to have him! Lol. His name is Hudson.

Not a whole lot planned for the week. Candle party on Tuesday. Work. Cleaning. That's about it.

Friday, November 7, 2008


TGIF! Finally a day off work. It feels like forever! Yesterday I bought a Christmas tree! The holidays are coming! I am so excited when the new year hits, the cruise will only be a few weeks away! I am starting to pick up some scrap booking supplies already! That is going to be the best vacation ever to scrapbook!

These holidays are going to be awesome! Because if I am really lucky, they might possibly be my last holidays at Hiller's! My longing for a new job is stronger every day! This June I will hit my 10 year mark! Oh goodness! While Hiller's has been a great place to work, and if need be I could work there for the rest of my life and retire from their, I need a challenge! I need a job that keeps me thinking on a daily basis! Something that I can call a career and be proud of myself. I am capable of so much more than Hiller's could ever offer me.

Went to Target last night. I think I might have a minor addiction to Target. Which I guess is somewhat harmless it is just so easy to spend a lot of money there. Besides the Christmas tree I bought some catnip kitty toys that are Christmas colors. I have to hide them until at least December. Also bought some makeup and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Best holiday movie next to Christmas Story.

Tonight I am going to visit Brad at this apartment. We are going to go eat at Sonic ( you know that commercial you see all the time but there is not one in Michigan?) They just opened one up right by his college. I think I might have to take a picture or two and scrapbook a page about it!
Tomorrow I am going to the bar for Amy's birthday.
That is my exciting weekend and that is all for now!

Kitties are good, brats as usual! I love em!
Play fighting!

Monday, November 3, 2008

November Rain

Can't believe it is November already! I have already started to think of Christmas ideas and am actually getting excited. I love the holidays!
This morning I went for a long walk since I do not have to work until this afternoon. I loved the way that everything looked with the leaves on the ground and it had rained sometime this morning. It was very calming! I have to work all this week and then I am off Friday and Saturday. Friday night I am going up to see Brad. Nothing else too exciting planned for me.
I was scrapbooking last night and the time just flew by. I could spend so much money on all these scrapbooking things! I absolutely love it!

I am now officially registerd for school! I am going to be certified in Medical Billing! I am so excited I wish that classes started next week!
I have 3 classes. My CIS class (computer information systems) is online so we will see how that one goes.
My medical insurance coding class is Thursday mornings at Radcliff 9-12 ( the only place it was offered this semester) and medical terminology is at scraft Thursday from 6-10.
I am pumped!
Every day I daydream about a new job! It is time for something more challenging and rewarding!
Thats all for now folks!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Halloween is this Friday! That means that Thanksgiving is in a month and Christmas is less than 2 months away! That is crazy! The other day I bought a cute jingle bell thing that goes on the door. I could not resist, all the stores have their Christmas decorations out!

Anyway, nothing really new has been going on. I had my hair cut on Thursday and colored dark again. I like one solid color as opposed to highlights so dark was the way to go! I have received a lot of compliments so I am thinking that it looks good!
Friday I have a Halloween party to go to and I do not know what I am going to be! Today is my only day off until Saturday so I am thinking that maybe I should get cracking on that!

Here are a few pics of my Halloween decorations and my hair!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

f to the 3rd power

Well tonight we had the fundraiser that we were planning for a manager that we have worked with for a long time. Mark was diagnosed with brain cancer a few months ago. I have to admit that I was really impressed with the turnout. People really have a way of coming together when you need them too. Kendal, Amy and I made shirts especially for the occasion. Black tshirts with F to the 3rd power...meaning, Fraser Family Fundraiser. We managed to raise over $3,000 for the family and it was really truly a great feeling to give it to Mark and Cindy before they left tonight. It really feels amazing doing something so selfless and thoughtful for someone else. Also there was a anonymous donation given to the family in $24,000!
It was a very successful night!
I keep Mark and his family in my thoughts all the time. You can read about his story and his family at The password is markfraser.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sayonara Sunday

Had a good weekend:) Brad surprised me and came home on Friday. We hung out all weekend after I worked. Last night we carved pumpkins!!!! I carved a skull and crossbones and he carved some scary looking face. We used the book and little carving tools. I am not so good at need patience and I was lacking them! (and I was blogging the other day about patience being a virtue)
Been working and working out on the Wii fit. My muscles all ache at the moment from doing all these crazy strength exercises (strength is not my strong point!) and yoga. Ha! Yoga is tough!
Tonight I went and saw Nights in Rodanthe with Julie from work. Excellent movie. Although I only suggest you see it if you feel like crying for an hour and then possibly another hour after it ends!
So here is to the end of another good weekend. I work all week and am off on Friday and Saturday. Friday I am going to visit Brad and Saturday I have to back a bunch of cookies for the fundraiser which is on Sunday!
Hope everyone has a great night and an even greater week!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Patience is a virtue

I lost my patience at about 3:10 this afternoon. I guess 5 hours is my limit for stupidity and rudeness. I do not take my work home with me but sometimes when I do think about it later in the night, I am baffled. Never would I walk into an establishment and treat people the way that I see some customers treating employees. I know that not everyone can have a smile of their face 24/7 (employees and customers). Everyone is entitled to have their bad moods. Hell, I even condone it. Let it out! Get rid of all that stress and frustration! It is healthy! Good for the body and soul! I just think that people need to watch who they are taking their frustration out on.
They say that you hurt the ones you love the most. Well, HAHA then the customers at my work sure must love all us cashiers!
Patience is a virtue.
There are days when my patience is endless and I feel that nothing can frustrate me. Unfortunately there are days when the tiniest thing can totally throw my whole day off.
Sometimes the simplest gesture can help brighten a person's day. A smile, a wave, a hello, a little laugh at their joke. And just thinking that I may be able to brighten someones day, well, that brightens mine instantly.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Rainy day

It is a pretty dreary day out but I kinda like it. I worked hard yesterday cleaning my apartment so now I do not really have that much to do today. I am thinking I should hit up Kohls 50% off sale today:) That is always a good time. Plus I have a new book to read. Other than that today is my last day off and then I am going to have to work every day until next Friday. That should be loads of fun! Oh well, its ok to keep me busy.
Right now I am just hanging out with my cats. Tonight I am going bowling!
Other than that that is all that is going on in my world.
Another exciting day in the life of Shauna.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Manic Monday

Even though I work most weekends (so I don't traditionally have a "weekend") there is just something about Mondays. I guess you can say I got a case of the "muundays"! Haha. Monday at work is always lame. It is ad Monday so when I go in I have a zillion of tags to hang. It is actually a very simply task just tedious and lame dash o.
So here is to a start of a GREAT week!
Hope everyone has a great week and it goes by fast so you all can get to your real weekend!
Although now that I think about it, I have Tuesday and Wednesday off so technically today is my Friday! WOO HOO! TGIM! That is a good way to get rid of the Monday BlueS!


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Saying goodbye is such sweet sorrow...

Well as my vacation comes to an end this chilly Saturday night I am feeling a little bit sad. :) It always sad to have to go back to work! But it was a great vacation. I bought a wii and then a wii fit and I have been having a blast playing with it. I am so sore though! But I had so much fun playing my parents Wii that I had to buy my own! It was nice to have my Mom do some of my laundry! Thanks MOM! Dinner is on my next time;)
Right now I am getting ready to head over to a friends house and just hang out. Gotta head back to work in the morning.
Today I helped Brad move into his apartment at school and then went to dinner with him and his room-mates. It is always a little sad when he leaves for school but I know that it is only for 3 months:) It is double exciting when he comes home for the winter because it will almost be Christmas! (Don't wanna think about that yet!)
Nothing else is really new though. The other day the cats got out and I managed to grab them both at the same time. (See pic below)
Currently I am helping Kendal and Amy plan a fundraiser for a family at work. A manager of ours from Hiller's was recently diagnosed with lung cancer and then found out that is has spread and he has brain cancer. His wife works with us also and we are trying to raise money for them and their little girls. We have planned a bowling fundraiser on October 19th at Plaza lanes. Keep your fingers crossed that there is a huge turnout. They are really great people and I have worked with them both for many many years. I keep them in my thoughts and prayers all the time. It is really sad. Cancer Sucks.
So now I sit, saying goodbye to my vacation. To my Brad.
Saying goodbye is such sweet sorrow. :)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Loungin' around

Today was a pretty uneventful day. I went grocery shopping:) That's always fun to me. Then I cleaned the bathroom! *ugh..that always sucks. Then I made some teriyaki chicken and it was yummy. Now I am just hanging around playing Wii. Yep I bought a Wii yesterday. I can not find the Wii fit yet. But I can not wait because that will be fun. Anyway, nothing else too exciting going on. Just loungin' around in my comfy pants!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Adios Weekend

Went to the Erwin's Cider Mill yesterday with Brad and some of his family (see right). Ate some yummy donuts and a cider slush. That was interesting.
Today I went and saw my wonderful parents. I had fun playing on their Wii. I am going to try tomorrow to find one for myself.
A little bit ago I was sitting here and I looked out the sliding door and there was a black cat there and he was sniffing at Stash through the screen. Stash apparently did not appreciate the invasion of his space because he hissed and growled and cried for about 5 minutes. I am not sure that he has fully recovered yet.
As for wiggy, he had no clue what was going on (typical).
I went for a long walk this evening. ( I actually managed to jog half of it!) GO ME!
Have to keep motivated so I can be in good shape lookin' beautiful for the cruise!
It has been a good weekend and I am looking forward to this coming week.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thai food and beer!

I have to admit that I am really enjoying this whole blogging thing. Every time I think about something I am like "yeah, I'm gonna blog that shit!" So now here I am blogging it. Went to target today, bought a really cute black shelf to fill some of the wall space in my apartment. As soon as I set the shelf down on the table Stash was in it, which made for a really cute picture. See Below. Then I went to the movies with Kendal. We saw "The Women" with Meg Ryan. I thought it was cute but a little dragged out and lacked some substance! Then we checked out a pet store and looked at some cute puppies. After that we hit up Trader Joe's. I bought some interesting tortilla chips and spinach dip. YUM! The tortilla chips had flax seed in them and are made out of carrots, beets and spinach. They are not too bad!
After that I headed to Brads to eat some Thai food and wish his dad a happy birthday. Now I am at home about to watch "Sex and the City" and drink a really yummy raspberry beer!
Enjoyed my day and am trying to find the ideal spot to hang my shelf. I know that it is here in this apartment somewhere!
Good night to all!


Hello All! Thank goodness its Friday! It is the first day if my vacation. So far I have cleaned the apartment, done all my laundry and baked some chocolate chip cookies! So far loads of fun I am having! Later I am going to see a movie with my friend Kendal. I think we are going to see "the women" at Imagine theatre. Sometime soon I am going to head over to best buy and pick up "sex and the city" and then I am going to make Brad watch it with me:).

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Good Morning:) I am heading off to work for 1 more day and then I am on vacation! Tonight I am looking forward to watching the season premiere of The Office (NBC at 9 pm) if anyone else is interested. Jim and Pam are crazy in love and we all know I love a good love story!
Stay tuned for further updates this week on the crazy adventures of Shauna!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I love the fall. I think it is my favorite season of all! (but that is subject to change!) One more day of work until I have a vacation from work. I can not wait. I am planning on hitting up the cider mill once or twice and the zoo:) I have not been to the zoo in a few years!
Currently I am very excited to be heading back to school hopefully this coming winter at Schoolcraft. I am going to be enrolling in the medical biller/receptionist certification program. I think this is something that I will truly enjoy for the most part. Hopefully somewhere along the way I will find my calling. Lately I have been starting to think that maybe I just do not have a calling! Damnit, I am determined to find mine!
Well this is all for now, but until next time-happy thoughts to all of you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thoughtful Thinking

Well I thought that maybe I would try out this whole blogging thing. Seems like it might be fun to type out all my crazy thoughts and then be able to share them with my friends and family. Lets start out with a little bit about me.
My name is Shauna, Im 27 years old and I live in an apartment with my 2 cats (Stash and Wiggy)
I have an amazing family whom I love very much.
Then there is my awesome boyfriend Brad who makes me laugh all the time and makes me very happy.
I have 2 degrees and I am a cashier!
That about sums me up in a nutshell. Ill go into all the crazy details later about all mentioned above.
As of right now, just wanted to get this blog started!