Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nikki Lately

Hey lovers & friends! Life has been so hectic lately that I just find it easy to get caught up in link-up after link-up, but don't get me wrong they are all such a blast to be a part of. I feel like I need to give you guys a real post. So here's what's going on in Nikki land as of late...

{} Work has been crazy. It is usually our slower time of year, but with coworkers on vacation and the nasty flu going around, the hospital has been super busy. I guess it's good on the paycheck! 

{} It has officially been a week since classes started this semester and to say that I'm overwhelmed is an understatement. The first day of class was horrendous and I wasn't sure if I would survive the semester, but now that I have lists made out and deadlines set up for myself, I'm hoping it'll get easier. Speaking of class, I have a million and one things to get done before my clinical rotations being in less than 2 months! 

^These are my massive books for class, my shoulders r bruised after every class from hauling all this crap around! 

{} I haven't really mentioned the boy on the blog lately because quite frankly, even though we still are talking on the reg, we are both becoming so consumed with life. He is prepping to take his boards and with class & work for me, I barely get time to relax. I'm hoping we can get back to some sort of normal, but being long distance can be really tough on doing so.

{} My 2nd nephew is supposed to be born any day now and I cannot wait to get the phone call from my cousin telling me everything is a-okay! 

{} To think it is ridiculous that it was in the negative degrees outside, I know I live in Chicago and should be used to it, but seriously nose hairs were frozen!

{} I'm obsessed with some new TV shows, more specifically; The Carrie Diaries & Deception! I barely get a chance to sit and really enjoy TV anymore, but Mondays are filled with those shows and of course The Bachelor {which I still haven't seen, but love all the recaps going around so I can catch myself up on what happened}.

{} My internet went out 3 times during the span of this blog post {which honestly didn't take so long to type up}. I really should call Comcast and give them a piece of my mind, but that requires too much work, so I'd rather not. Instead I will continue to be un-impressed with their services.

{} I'm all out of my Neutrogena makeup remover wipes. I swear these are this lazy girls life saver. Who wants to get up after you're all snuggled up in bed with laptop in tow to realize you haven't taken off your makeup yet, in comes the handy dandy makeup remover wipes on the nightstand. I'm not getting any compensation for saying they're amazing wipes, but if Neutrogena wants to send a few packets my way I wouldn't say no! 

{} I have decided to really limit my spending this year which I already know is going to be hard. I'm more concerned with the small spending I was doing during the week on lunches, random Target trips, fast food, etc. I have severely cut down on all these expenses. I've gotten pretty good at bringing a lunch to work and class, have limited my trips to Target {going to get my makeup remover wipes tomorrow doesn't count!} and have been trying to really curb my fast food intake.

{} With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I have NO clue what to get N. I always stress about gifts because I aim to please and want to get something that the other person will love. I don't think I'm going to go crazy with getting anything for him besides a nice card and maybe a giftcard to Dunkin Donuts {I'm working on converting him to Starbucks, but it's a lot harder than I thought}. I found this cute printable from Pinterest and I may get creative with making a card for him. I wanted something simple and not overly mushy because we aren't quite at that stage yet, so this printable spoke to me, what do you guys think? Any other suggestions?

{} Ok, final thing, there are 2 songs that I am absolutely, utterly, obsessed with. Without sounding like a 13 year old girl, this first song by One Direction is the sweetest thing since apple pie. O.b.s.e.s.s.e.d. 

One Direction-Little Things

This second song needs to be played on the radio more because I cannot help but jam out to it when I do hear it. I think I'm a little late on this bandwagon because apparently it's been out for some time now...clearly I'm behind.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis-Thrift Store

and just because 2 songs aren't enough and everyone pretty much knows this news already, but JT is back in the studio and I cannot wait to see what he comes up with!! His first single Suit & Tie is already a hit, can't wait for more. Biebs better want to take some notes on how it's really done in the music biz!

Ok I can add about 30 more things to this list, but I think I've bored you all enough. Hope you enjoyed reading the happenings of my life so far, talk to you lovelies soon!


  1. Yipes!! I do NOT miss temps like that AT ALL! Stay warm! And I love to see that you keep your screen locked like I do so it doesn't flip to the side just because you bent your wrist ever so much. Arghhh!

    Hope things slow down for you soon so you have some more down time and can catch up on The Bachelor! You sure missed out on some crazies, but there are a few still sticking around! ;)

  2. Damn, girl! You have got A LOT going on! I was super happy to read your post and get caught up on your life! I'm glad that things are going well with the boy! I know LDR can be tough but it sounds like y'all are making the best of it.

    I'm with you on makeup remover clothes. Seriously, a godsend. I keep some on my nightstand too because Lord knows I'm too lazy to get back up outta bed some nights!

    I haven't watched the Carrie Diaries yet but I'm dying to! I'll let you know what I think when I get caught up ;)

    STAY WARM those temps are CRAZY! I hope things slow down for you soon, enough so that you can breathe a little bit ;)