So I smile

14 Apr

Wow, we have some ball lovers up in this piece huh? I love it. As Monique commented, all I could think about while making the balls was the Schweddy balls skit from SNL


Today was a great day. Mostly because they announced my resignation at work so I am free and clear to tell people I am leaving. Some people on my team already knew about my departure but there were some who were kept in the dark about it since I’m not too close to them. I also found out that there are two other people on our team leaving so there is going to be a lot of work spread across the remainder of the team. I am trying to do as much as I can before I leave because I don’t want some of my friends to get my accounts that I did absolutely nothing on and have them do all the work that I should have. I’m good like that.

I was sitting at my desk after lunch and started to get a flutter in my stomach. I thought it was a bit off since I had a huge lunch of leftover stir fry

But then I sat back and thought why was my stomach feeling that way? I got up from my desk and took a walk outside and I was so happy I decided to do so since it was absolutely gorgeous out. And then something odd happened, I smiled. It’s been a long time since I smiled for no reason and it’s all because of the possibilities that are coming my way from leaving my job. No longer will I feel restrained by my job and feel like I am going nowhere. No longer will I not want to get out of bed in the morning. No longer will I dread each and every day and that I am slowly wasting my life away. No longer will I have huge bags under my eyes and people telling me how tired I look like the past month or two (I hope at least!) I am starting to feel good about everything that is going on, even if it means instability and not knowing where I am going to be in three months. A few of the guys on my team told me they are envious of me picking up and leaving since they have other obligations such as family, mortgage, etc. Not that there is anything wrong with that but I have felt stuck at company and in this city for too long. For some reason, I felt obligated to just go in and out every day to work, bust my hump and repeat and be unhappy. I’m happy something inside of me finally awoke and gave me a message that it’s time to live and not just exist! At first I wasn’t so sure about my decision but I starting to feel more and more confident about my decision and myself as the days pass. So I smiled…..and I smiled the rest of the day!

Hell, my dinner even made me smile. I didn’t have a meal planned so went to my standby of Mexican food and made quesadillas. I didn’t have any cooked chicken on hand and was so lazy I didn’t feel like opening a can of beans but soon I found my secret ingredient.


I went to BLT Steak at the Ritz Carlton on Monday night, which that night deserves a post of its own since it involved beers, peach mojitos, a $300 bottle of wine and yeah, The Ritz Carlton. For a girl who does Frugal Friday every week, going to the Ritz is major! I got the Hanger steak and had a few bites leftover and when a steak goes for $26 , you can bet your bottom dollar I am taking those last few bites home! I cut up the steak and placed on top of the jalapeno, onion and cheese mixture

I had the quesadillas with a side of blue corn tortilla chips sprinkled with Tabasco sauce.

Apparently I either need to A) Go to the Ritz more often for steak or B) Add steak to my quesadillas because these were ammmmmazing! I think option B) will be more feasible for me in the future. Unless I find a sugar daddy and with the way the dating scene is looking lately, that is not happening.

I had a stellar dessert soon after-a smoothie with blackberries, almond milk, flax-seed, Spiru-tein Blueberries & Cream protein powder and *finally* chia seeds!

Totally feel like I’m supporting the Lakers with that smoothie! I was stoked to get a package of chia seeds in the mail today. I’ve seen much hype about them in the blog world and there was a post on Carrots N Cake about them today so I felt compelled to try them at once. I added them while blending the smoothie in my Magic Bullet so that weren’t whole but a seedy texture afterwards. The smoothie didn’t taste gritty or seed-like yet it was still tasty and packed with benefits-score!

What made you smile today? Thoughts of leaving my job definitely did along with this guy

20 Responses to “So I smile”

  1. Amy at TheSceneFromMe April 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    Happy to hear that you are smiling today!
    I am happy today because I am going on a girl’s shopping trip this weekend!

  2. Heather (All Sizzle No Steak) April 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    GIRL! It is so nice to hear that you were so happy! The sky is the limit my friend. I smiled today when I picked my BF up from the airport (he works across the country for 10 days and then is home for 4).

  3. lookingupwhileslimmingdown April 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    This post made me smile!!! Being that you’re one of my closest friends in the world, it’s SO great to know you’re feeling good and smiling. 🙂 Like you said, “live just don’t exist”(do i sense a Dalai Lama transition coming on??)

  4. Jenn @ Peas & Crayons April 15, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    OMG i want to kiss lincoln on the nose!!!!! so cute! love the purple chia smootie! =) I havent put the seeds in mine yet but i am now!!! thanks for the idea lovey! ❤

  5. vixter2010 April 15, 2011 at 5:07 am #

    Aw so glad you’re happy, sounds like a huge weight off your shoulders, good for you! Can’t wait to read the next chapter of your story 🙂

  6. Rylan April 15, 2011 at 5:08 am #

    Awwww, just keep on smiling! You are fabulous and you know that.

    PS: The dog is sooooooo adorable! Super!

  7. Jen@jensdaily April 15, 2011 at 6:32 am #

    It makes me smile to know you are happy and smiling 🙂
    Steak quesadillas are really tasty!

  8. natalie @ will jog for food April 15, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    So happy for you!! You are FREEEEEEE 🙂

  9. Diana@mymarblerye April 15, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    So happy you are happy tiffany! And ritz Carlton ?!? Damn girl! I might be thrown out from there if they see my poor ass! Heart you and you deserve it!

  10. According to Gus April 15, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    How exciting that it was formally announced! So glad to hear about your impromptu smile-fest. That’s always a good thing!

  11. OliePants April 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    The picture of Lincoln made me smile today for sure! 🙂

    Shweddy balls are the best. That comment made me smile too. So, I guess I’m just making my self smile these days.

  12. Mindy@FindingSilverLinings April 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    You need to see the Betty White Muffin skit! That will make ANYONE smile!!

  13. bigcitybabycarrots April 15, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Happy to read this happy post! Keep smiling.

  14. Erin April 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    Two other people leaving?! That should tell you something.

    Congrats on that smile. Keep it going!!!

  15. Kristina @ spabettie April 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    oh, I LOVE THIS !! ❤ congrats to you, girl. that smile is well deserved.

    and Linx looks CUTER than EVER !! especially fuzzy – fresh from a bath? 😀

  16. christina April 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    nothing is worse than being at a job you hate. trust me, i know this. soooooooooo glad i got laid off so that i could find my new job. i am glad you are feeling good about the change!! the last pic of lincoln is so awesome. keep smiling lover!

  17. Stephanie@MyThornsHaveRoses April 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    Amen Sista! Glad you’re smiling! ME TOO! 🙂

  18. terri April 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm #

    you made me smile! glad things are looking up for you and your new life that is forthcoming!!! hope your weekend was fantabulous, just like YOU! xo

  19. Monique April 19, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    I am late on my readings but playing catch up. I am happy that you smiled from your soul today for the simple fact that you just felt like smiling. taht is a wonderful feeling!
    I hate not knowing whats going to happen in the next few months either but I am blessed that I have a roof over my head and a job that I tolerate.


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