Thursday, August 27, 2009

Update!

Thanks for the thoughts and well wishes on Tuesday's post! Just to let you know, I was able to pick up my car Tuesday afternoon after paying the $243.80. When they drove it out of the lot, there was a big, fat parking ticket on it to the tune of $150. Lesson learned. Unless you want to pay $400 to the city of Los Angeles, be careful where you park and always read all of the posted signs.

The story is actually much more complicated and has to do with my new apartment manager not providing me a usuable space in the garage, but I really don't want to get into that. I'm just happy that I have a mode of transportation and a supportive boyfriend and family who help me get out of jams like this.

Needless to say, Tuesday had me feeling frustrated and angry. I couldn't concentrate on anything but the situation at hand and work was particularly unproductive. When I feel like this, I like to cook. It helps me calm down and relax. So after work, I went to the grocery store for some supplies and found this:

I couldn't believe that the Lilly Pulitzer / Florida's Natural juice carton was in my local grocery store! I had hoped to find it, but really didn't think it would make it's way to Southern California. I detest grapefruit juice, but of course I had to buy it anyway. Now I can stop looking for it in every grocery store I go to :)

I also got these beauties to help cheer me up:


So I think this post marks my return back to the blogging world {I really wasn't gone anyway} and I'm so excited about it! Last night I turned in my 15 page paper for my class and gave a short presentation. I feel like a weight has been lifted off of my shoulders! Now I have a short time to relax and next week it starts again with two new classes. AND...the technicians are coming to the apartment today to install our cable/internet and I'll be able to blog from the comfort of my living room couch. I will definitely try to post some pictures of our new place as well.

Have a great Thursday lovelies!

23 comments:

Katie said...

So sorry about that unexpected expense! I hope things get worked out with your apartment complex so you have a place to park!!! Can't wait to see pictures of your new place!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

What a horrible traffic issue! I'm glad your week is looking better and yay! for finding the Florida's Natural in Cali... it's one of my favs!

Dollface said...

Those pink flowers in the green vase are so amazingly beautiful.. i can see how they would brighten your day... glad youre better doll! xxxooo

Jules said...

I'm so sorry about the car, but hopefully you are all done dealing with that. It must have felt like such a relief to turn that paper in.

The flowers are so pretty and enough to cheer anyone up :)

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Oh my, how did I miss your car issue! I'm glad you are done with that, I couldn't imagine what I'd do. The flowers are gorgeous!

QueenBeeSwain said...

hooray it was spotted by you! none here in the Upper Midwest yet :(

PS- you must enter my giveaway!

kHm

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

well, you seem in good spirits! yay! so nice to have you back. cannot wait to see photos of the apt.

Sweet Simplicity said...

Gerber daisies are always so cheerful!

ae said...

daisies can cheer up the worst days!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

I am glad there were some highlights to your day!

sarah said...

What a nightmare!

But at least your flowers are great!

Kristen said...

aww flowers always cheer me up!! I am so sorry you had the ticket too!!

Blushing hostess said...

Perfectly horrible. I am sorry but I learned about the Lilly juice and enjoyed the flowers, so you brightened one persons day!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

absolutely nothing better than beautiful fresh flowers to go with that big glass of sweet ice tea!!! well, nothing except maybe more of both! have a great day!

Jenn said...

glad everything worked out ok!

Miss Muddy Paws said...

I'll have to look for the Lilly grapefruit juice in my local grocery store! I'm glad you were able to cheer yourself up!

Lucky in Love said...

Hugs friend! Everything will be better with cable/internet in your home :)

Kassie said...

I had no idea there was lilly orange juice?! how cute!

~ Donna ~ said...

What a crappy start to your new apt. building!

Cute flowers!

~Holly~ said...

You poor thing! I'm sorry you had to pay all of that! What a bummer! Love those pink flowers though! And I LOVE grapefruit juice and haven't seen that carton yet! :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

OH!!!! Sorry for your recent car-parking craziness!!!

OH! How I so dislike having to spend money on something like that!

Congratulations on getting your paper & presentation done!!! And Gerber daisies are such perfect pick-me-up posies to have around!

Looking forward t seeing your pictures of your new place.

Blessings & Aloha!

(oh. I know so much more has been on your mind...but just want to share that I do have a couple of little giveaways at my rooster party.)

Chloe said...

I'm glad everything worked out with your car in the end... and I'm wicked jealous you found the lilly cartons! I've been keeping my eyes peeled for monthsss!

hope you had a great summer!

thepreppyprincess said...

Happy to see you back Miss Sweet Tea, but sorry to see you had to retrieve your car. That is the worst.

Good job on the Lilly cartons! I hope your week is excellent!
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