Monday, December 31, 2012
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Here are a few of my New Year's Resolutions:
1. Be happy more often. 2012 was a trying year, but I am really looking forward to 2013.
2. Work on time management. January is already booking up quickly, so staying on top of my schedule will be key.
3. Make fitness a habit, not a chore. Walk more, make healthier food choices, learn more about nutrition, and choose fun activities that include being active.
4. Stay organized. I have set up some good systems this year. Now the trick will be to keep them up.
5. Get more involved. I am already on the board of a young pros group, but in 2013, I have also agreed to help out a non profit called My City Kitchen. Hopefully, I will be able to learn a lot from the experience while using my skills to help them get their word out.
Here's to 2013. May the new year bring you health, wealth, and happiness!
Thursday, October 25, 2012
"Prepare for the worst, hope for the best"
"It is what it is"
"So it goes"
"Don't sweat the small stuff"
All of these quotes have something in common. They deal with what is out of our control. These quotes tend to be said often and not without reason. Not much in this life can be controlled, so deal with it.
Monday, October 22, 2012
It is so strange how two people can view the same concept, idea, or event in such different ways.
This election is only proving this. One candidate says something and it can be spun in so many different ways. Even I heard one phrase on two different occasions and thought it meant something completely different.
During a discussion with my friend, I began to realize we were talking about the same topic but our views of it were so different we would never see eye to eye on it.
Oh well. It is what it is.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I was so disappointed when I learned about the Zynga taking over. I knew this was going to happen. Draw Something was such a fun game; one of the only games I ever played on my phone. The game is just no fun anymore.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Lizzie was so good on the leash during the whole walk. I am proud of her. On our normal walks, she sometimes pulls and does not pay too much attention to me, but today was different. I think she enjoyed our walk.
On the way home, back up the hill, Lizzie did not slow down too much like I thought she would. We do not normally take such long walks and I was afraid it would be too much for her. But she did it, and so did I. We did it together.
Back inside, Lizzie gulped down 2 quarts of water and I turned on the Wii for my daily workout. I am so much stronger than I was a month ago.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Now that he has his TV and game systems here, he naturally wanted to play. He knew that I have never had a gaming system growing up; I bought my Wii just a few years ago. So one night I went out and bought a cheap Lego game and decided to try.
It only took a few days (and a couple of small arguments) for us to finish the entire story. Now we can go back and replay levels.
I enjoy spending time with him and it is something that we can do together, but I am still not that into playing video games. And now it is almost football time, so I will have to learn to enjoy something else.
The things we do for love!
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
By the time I get home after work, I want to forget about my day and focus on everything else that needs to be done at home. Fortunately, I have come up with a great and simple way to keep organized.
When I come up with something that needs to be done while at work, I write it down on a sticky note (aka Post it note). Then I stick that sticky to the back of my phone the next time I look at it. This way, I can write notes to myself for later and will not even be able to forget the note, since it will be stuck on the back of my phone.
For example, say I am at work and I realize I need to call my friend to ask about something. I will jot it down on a sticky note and then place that sticky on the back of my phone, throw the phone back in the drawer, and remember to take care of it after work.
I bet this tip would help many people such as myself who work and need to remember things.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Kayleigh Apicerno ♥
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
It is a chocolate chip cookie cone. That's right, a chocolate chip cookie in the shape of an ice cream cone! As soon as I saw that, I knew I had to try it.
Let me just say, the cheesecake flavored soft serve I had them fill it with was also delicious.
What a treat. Some of the best moments in life are those that are completely unexpected.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
It's that time of year again. This weekend is the CT Wine Festival in Goshen, CT. I have had my tickets for weeks now and can't wait for noon tomorrow.
Last year was my first time going and John and I had tons of fun and knew we would be coming back this year. It's like a carnival for grownups!
Wine tastings from pretty much all of the CT wineries, specialty food tastings, live music, craft sales, and more! What more could you ask for?
I probably won't be posting anymore this weekend, so until next week,
Kayleigh Apicerno ♥
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The other day, I went in the cupboard to fetch my dog a treat only to discover they were all gone!
Fortunately, there were only a couple left anyway. The box was not empty. A mouse had left some droppings in return.
We had a mouse in this same cupboard a few months ago, back when the weather was still cold. He was caught and is long gone by now, so it looks as if another mouse is sneaking around in the walls.
I can't blame him. He is hungry and i would probably do the same thing if I were a mouse.
You better watch out. My boyfriend is not as understanding as I am.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
The weather was near perfect and I finally made it to the beach. The boyfriend and I spent all but a few hours together, except for the time when he was at a meeting and I was with my best friend (and her new kitten!). It was good to see her.
But now it is back to work and another crazy busy week. I do not feel that I am "living for the weekend" but it would be fine with me if something exciting and positive happened during my work days. Each day starts to feel just like the day before around the office.
I cannot complain, however, since I have a job and it is a fairly good one at that.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Here is a great picture I took with my phone during my walk:
Oh, Happy Day!
Kayleigh Apicerno ;)
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
During my 10 minute break, I started flipping through the pages and reading some of the shorter articles. There is magic in hardcopy print. It is an experience one simply cannot have reading articles online. Even the ads were interesting to me.
I look forward to reading the rest of the magazine and marking the pages with a pen. This is something that I have not had to opportunity to do for a long time.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
I was pretty stressed at work the other day. I remembered seeing a quote online that said something along the line of "Just smile and you will start to feel better instantly." I figured, what they hey, might as well try it. Almost as soon as I did, it started to work and I started to feel happier.
Smiling releases serotonin in your brain, a chemical that makes you feel happy. That is why this works.
Just keep smiling!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Her full name is Lizzie D. Puppy, and she is a four year old Rottweiler. Kayleigh still says she is a big goofy puppy though! And she is. Lizzie spends her days sleeping and getting belly rubs. What a life!
Apicerno comments often, "I love this dog!" and "What, she's not spoiled. Okay, maybe a little!"
When Kayleigh and Lizzie are together, everyone in the room can feel the love.
The name Kayleigh was given to her by her parents after they heard a song, "Kayleigh" by Marillion. Her surname, Apicerno, is her father's name. Apicerno is of Italian decent on her father's side, and English/Irish on her mother's.
Kayleigh has many goals for her life. She wants to travel, learn as much as possible, become financially independent, and raise a loving family.