Thursday, 31 January 2013

It's almost the weekend...

...and all I can say is THANK GOODNESS!!

I have had one of those weeks! It's been the kind of week where people at work have been emailing all workers to remind them of policies and procedures in place...first it was the late filing of statements (triggered by me being a late filer), then it was our Admin Manager emailing about not using personal debit and credit cards to buy work tools / items for children we work with (again triggered by me) and then there was our legal guy talking about a case having to be put on hold for a number of reasons (yep, you guessed it, that was my case).  By the end of yesterday at work I was sat at my desk saying to my friends, what else is left for me to be made an example of haha.  One of my friends asked me what she could do to make me feel better...I just sat there with my head in my hands laughing and saying "fire me" haha.

Today has been better thankfully.  I had a cheeky little McDonalds breakfast, I was not in the mood to make breakfast at all this morning.  I sacrified making breakfast for an extra 15 minutes in bed haha.

Yummy...and I'd like to say I feel guilty about it but I don't haha.

I was able to finish quite early today and I made it to the shopping mall.  As I was walking around I came to the conclusion that I am an advertisers dream!

I signed up to the Graze Boxes in the new year when I saw them advertised on the TV.

Today I went to The Body Shop with the intention of buying some more Deep Sleep Pillow Mist...at the counter I was ready to pay and then BAM!!! The sales lady started talking discount cards, free gifts, 10% discounts with every purchase, gifts during your birthday months...and there you go, I ended up with a discount card and was choosing a free gift.  I will probably never remember to use my new card but what the hell right? haha

New Shower Gel...I LOVE anything mint flavoured / smelling.

Theeeen I was walking past a store and saw the sign SALE...yep I was in there and ended up buying two tops.  I didn't need the tops and they aren't anything special, just regular tops but they were pretty and in the sale so that had me in there straight away haha.

I got home from work before 5:30pm tonight which was a huge change from the last few days and I feel slightly less stressed than I did throughout the week.

I am ready for another holiday and I have one booked and I am so excited to getting away from work for a relatively short but very sweet break. I'm looking forward to getting out of the UK for a while and I'm looking forward to spending time relaxing and having fun.  I think it's something I definitely need right now...I'm on countdown!!!



Monday, 28 January 2013

Sunday is definitely my day of rest...

...well...after doing a few errands.

Last night was a lot of fun and a late night again but it was so nice to sleep in.  I have pretty much "cured" my period of insomnia and I'm sleeping really well these days.  I still wake up a few times in the night (and have a conversation via imessage haha) but other than that I'm sleeping better.

After sleeping in I did a few errands around the house with the girls and then it was a little bit of relaxing haha.  I take good care of myself in general with health eating and exercising but every so often I like to spend some time just concentrating on myself.  At times I feel a little guilty for spending a little bit of money on myself and a little time on myself but the weather has been so crappy recently, I thought why the hell not?

So today I've treated myself to a little bit of pampering.  I consider my hair one of my best attributes and I like to look after it and as you can see from my pictures on here I style my hair quite a bit whether it be straight, curly, pony tail, braided etc...Whenever I wash my hair on a regular day I use two different shampoos and one conditioner, but a couple of times a month I like to treat my hair to a deep cleanse shampoo and then a deep cleanse conditioning treatment. It gets rid of any build up in my hair from products and styling and makes my hair super soft.

Every 2-3 months I also whiten my teeth.  I know it may sound like I am vain but the whitening of my teeth is because one of my biggest down falls is diet coke and I don't like the idea that it stains my teeth.  I know, I know diet coke isn't good for you regardless but it's my only real vice.  I don't smoke, I have never done drugs and yes I drink but other than that, diet coke is my only vice.

So as I'm writing I have my mouth shields in with the gel working away on both my top and bottom teeth haha.  My housemates keep laughing at me saying I look like a duck because of the tabs sticking out of my mouth while the shields are in my mouth haha.

Today I have also been make up free and I have had a face mask on, again doing a deep cleanse of my pores and refreshing my skin.  After that I had a shower and again used some of my favourite shower gels and body scrubs.  Then it was time for the body butters and face moisturiser.

It's been really nice to just relax and pamper myself, I know at the start of my blog I said I feel a little guilty spending so much time and effort and money on myself but thinking about it and from talking about it with my housemates, I figure I should do these things because no one else is going to pamper me and look after me, so it might as well be me that does it haha.

No make up!!

I'll leave you with a quick story which will probably divide people's responses...it will either make you laugh or think I'm gross...last night I picked up my friend in my car so she could come out with us.  I got a new car three months ago and it was brand new...it had just 3 miles on it.  When she got in it back in October she commented on it smelling of "new car"...she got in it last night and said..."it still smells of new car", I was surprised and said "really? because I'll be honest, I've trumped in it a lot in the last 3 months, so I'm impressed it smells of new car still" hahaha. - sorry, I couldn't resist!!

I hope everyone has had a good weekend.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Social Events just like buses...

Tonight is a night out...you'd think after the last few nights out I'd be taking it easy but nope, not this girl haha.  My social events seem to be like buses...you wait ages for it to come along and then three come along at the same time.

As I write I'm sat with my hair in rollers haha.

Rollers in my hair is a common occurrence haha
Yup I'm one of those girls that goes out of the house in her rollers haha

I actually just wanted to write a quick blog post to say a big Thank You to everyone who reads my blog. The number of followers I have via GFC has doubled in the last couple of weeks and I find that I am getting a lot of people visiting and commenting on my blog.  Everyone who leaves a comment is always so complimentary and it is very much appreciated given that my blog is pretty much a rambling blog about the things happening in my life.  I didn't think it would be of much interest to people but everyone stopping by has shown different.  

I have tried to work through all of my followers on GFC and people who have left comments to follow you and your blogs back but if I have missed anyone please let me know.
Feel free to follow me via other social media outlets...I am on twitter - https://twitter.com/Caite_Morgan  I am also on instagram and my name on there is caitemorgan 

I hope everyone is having a great weekend...I'm off to brave the snow in a dress later tonight (crazy woman!!! haha!!)

Caite 

This song is playing on my itunes and making me want to dance, I love it so I'm going to leave you with this song even though it's on a previous blog post.

Six Word Saturday

It's Saturday so that means I'm linking up to:



Can you say too much alcohol?

Fun with my friends

A video from when I was at halls in University

Friday, 25 January 2013

Friday = Me time!!

Wooooooo!!! It's the weekend!!

For once in what seems like forever I finished early from work.  I finished just before 4pm and I got as far as the Mall car park, turned my car off, sat there for less than a minute before deciding I couldn't be bothered to go shopping and turned my car back on and drove home. 

Friday night is my night!! I rarely go out on Friday nights and spend the night relaxing. It's pretty much how I spend 90% of my Friday nights.  I talk regularly in my blog about my job and how demanding it is and so Friday's for me is the time when I can finally unwind and relax and reflect on my week at work.

Today started off pretty crap if I'm honest and I'm not ashamed to say that I cried after a meeting.  I spoke to one of the children I work with, she had asked to speak to me and she cried and asked a million questions.  I couldn't and wouldn't reveal confidential stuff from work on here but I left the meeting and drove back to my office and had to call my housemate Chloe and pretty much ramble about it and then it happened...the quiver of my bottom lip and then the tears.  Thankfully they didn't last long but the memory of what happened stayed with me all day.

Once I arrive in the office it was a typical Friday in the office...little motivation to do anything, random conversations...and then this afternoon...I ended up getting asked by one of the girls if I would take a picture of the inside of her mouth because she wanted to see what was hurting inside her mouth and she couldn't take the picture properly...pretty standard thing to be doing in our office...our manager has come to realise very quickly that nothing normal happens in our office and we're all a little bit weird.

Tonight I made Mexican food for me and the girls which was really good (even if I do say so myself haha) and I think it's going to be a night of TV, a few drinks and just general relaxation.  This week has been a bit of a "freak" week for me, I almost never go out to bars or parties during the week since I graduated university and have been working full time, but I've been out twice this week and then last night the girls and I had a few drinks and tonight we're going to have a "few" more drinks. 

When I got home today I walked into my room to be greeted by these:

Pretty flowers from a pretty girl
My friend who I have blogged about recently had sent them to me to say thank you for being there for her during her battle.  I was so surprised and taken back that my friend battling cancer is sending ME flowers for supporting her when it's my friend who should be the one being told how amazing she is...
This girl is my inspiration

Besties
This song is an oldie but a good one and the song guaranteed to get me and my friend in the pictures up on the dance floor:


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Need some air, need some space, need some air, need some space...



I’m home, eaten dinner and I’ve been sat relaxing with my housemates enjoying a relaxing drink…aaaand it was only 7:30pm when that started. That’s a definite improvement on the last couple of nights.  

Today has been a pretty good day at work, although I left my work with my head spinning tonight.  I really wanted to go to the mall tonight but I just couldn’t handle the idea of battling through even the smallest of crowds of people.  So tonight it was come home and get all the necessities out of the way and just relax with my housemates.

Work is getting more and more hectic with more complex cases coming my way.  I love a challenge and I love my job and all the kids I work with but there are so many things going on that I am having countless conversations and decision making meetings more than once a day.  There is literally always something that comes up.  The good thing for me and my professional development is that my Manager and his Manager have both told me today I'm doing a great job and that I need to get my progression folder completed because it will give me not only more money to reflect my ability but the recognition of no longer being just qualified and getting a new brand new job title haha...I think it's a sneaky way of giving me even more work if I'm honest haha.

Last night I went to my friends 30th birthday party, I went out for drinks the night before that and last night was another late night...who has a birthday party on a Wednesday??? come on!! haha
I had a great time as always...I had a few drinks and was singing "I wanna be drunk when I wake up" (Ed Sheeran's Drunk).  
As always my blog wouldn't be complete without some photographs of what I get up to:

Me and the birthday boy!! One of my best friends

Someone thought it would be good to sit on MY knee!! haha

The best gay boyfriend a girl could ask for

Mean face!

Yeah I'm so cool! haha

Arrive at the party and straight in for a pic with the birthday boy

Such posers haha


Me and my beautiful friend

Clearly I couldn't get enough pics with the birthday boy


Was there a party here or something?

 Tonight has been a chill out night and it's been so nice.  Just me and my house mates.  We were watching a documentary earlier called "Inside Death Row".  Some of the stuff is quite simply astonishing, the documentary has had us gripped for the past two weeks and one of the most legendary journalists in the UK did the documentary - Sir Trevor McDonald...that man is a legend!! 

Other than that it's been a night of drinks, music and planning the next few months.  I have basically been bullied into going to a music concert next month haha...my housemates caught me off guard when they asked me and I unknowingly said yes to it and then when I realised what I'd agreed to I was a ashamed of myself haha...it's not as bad as I'm making out.  I quite like the band group, it's just not the most credible band to say you're going to see haha.
We also have Creamfields in August!  I am excited for that.  Camping and a music festival what more can I ask for...the last couple of days when I have been listening to my iphone in my car driving to and from work and some of my favourite songs have come on...they make me want to dance.  Not going to lie I tend to dance while sat down driving (safely of course).

I feel I have so much more to write but have very little energy tonight so I'm going to leave you with one of the songs that makes me think of creamfields...



Monday, 21 January 2013

Now then Mardy Bum....


Uh Ohhhh!!! Pissy mood alert!!! Me? Nooo, surely it can't be true!! I know, it's so unlike me haha!  I'm usually the one that is happy and smiling and in the great mood, but today it's like every little thing annoys the crap out of me!  Too hot, too cold, hungry, not hungry, comfortable, uncomfortable...you name it, I've been it today.

I've been pretty irritable today and nothing I can do manages to shake the irritability, if anyone tells me I'm being that way, I'll deny it until the cows come home (I'm kinda stubborn like that haha).  It's just one of those days where nothing seems quite right in my mind and it's safe to say I'm better off with just my own company to...well...annoy myself haha.

It'll be gone tomorrow...but we'll be reunited once again for a good old catch up and gossip...in a month's time haha!!

So while I'm spending time by myself being a pissy pants, I'm listening to music (best thing for me when I'm like this) and looking back through some old pictures (you know me, always ready to put a few pics on here haha) of just before I left for university at the age of 18 and made my home in the city I am in now.  I look so young in the pictures and there's a few...what were you thinking moments...










  

 

 









 

















 

 

The majority of these pictures were taken from around the age of 18-21 and include friends from home and friends from university and as my miserable mood (or for the UK readers of my blog...my mardy mood) starts to subside I look at these pictures and the great memories I have and realise all these people are still very much in my life and contribute massively to making my life great.

I am even happier at the minute for another reason I'm not going to go into just yet but I have even more reason to smile and feel lucky.

F*** I like you!!! haha



This song sums me up perfectly today haha and it is genuinely one of my favourite songs: