Renovation from Hell, Courtesy of the Blizzard of the Century


So, the renovation is still in the demolition stage, mostly because we had an enormous blizzard the last 2 weeks. Snow is a rare occurrence in the Sooner State, so having a full-on blizzard, with record breaking snowfall literally shut down the city of Tulsa for almost 2 full weeks. School was out of 9 […]

Borrowed: Childhood Shenanagians


I borrowed this post idea from The Pursuit of Harpyness about “Childhood Shenanigans”- I enjoyed the posters stories of getting dirty in the mud of their backyards, climbing the walls of their houses, etc. I immediately started remembering my own childhood shenanigans, growing up in Claremore, Oklahoma. My favorite childhood memories are generally not ones […]

Adventures in Snoklahoma!


The whole Midwest is currently under-going a third wave of severe winter weather. Oklahoma has been hard hit, but so have surrounding states. Its been interesting to see people panic and freak out about the weather, about food, about the driving conditions, the schools have been closed for days and days. On one hand, I […]

Adventures in Home-Ownership: Buying and Dismantling our first house


We bought a house! In comparison to all the drama prior to closing, the closing meeting was a BREEZE. We signed papers for a solid hour, hand cramping- everyone got money (including us, for renovations), everyone left happy. Yay. This was on a Tuesday. Our Lifegroup came over on Wednesday to see the place (and […]

On Hitting #2 of the Big Three


When one speaks dismissively of the domestic accomplishments that are typical of the “American Dream” that are 1) get married 2) buy a house (preferably with a white picket fence) and 3) have 2.5 kids, we assume that the jaded speaker has not been able to achieve those things. Either that or they reject the […]

Adventures in Goal-setting: Here comes 2011!


I love setting goals. Back when I sold books and was a student manager with Southwestern, we had our annual meeting, called Great Recruiters Seminar or GRS the 2nd week or so in January. My manager was always encouraged us (strongly) to set goals not just for the next recruiting season, but for all areas […]

Out with the Old, In with the new- Part 1


Wow, its been awhile since I’ve posted on here- namely, because just a few weeks after my Grand Adventure of speaking at Ignite Tulsa, all hell broke loose in my life- on Sept. 27th, I got fired for the 2nd time in 6 months. And I went on anti-depressants the same day. And boy was […]

Grande Size Adventure: Ignite Tulsa


You know how when you go to Starbucks (or the ilk) and they ask you what size, you kind of stumble over the choices? Large is smaller than grande? Venti is bigger than grande? Ok then. That’s how I felt about my latest adventure- a little overwhelmed at what I was getting into. I submitted […]

Victoria & the annoying, exasperating, somewhat inconvenient & utterly HORRIFYING day


So, yeah, today started off annoying… and ended up horrifying. Annoying– forgot my suglasses at home. No you don’t understand, I’m like a bat, I can’t go out in the sunshine with my sunnies! I am all squinty and eyeballs ache, especially when commuting, towards the 7:30 am horizon. Exasperating– stopped at my local gas […]

New Job, New Car, New Adventures


The past 2 weeks have been surreal- they have been simultaneously the best and worst weeks of this year. As many of you know, I went of the job market full time back in March (which is a nice way of saying I got sacked and had to get serious about looking for a job). […]

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