Monday, September 20, 2010


Hey there! So... summer has come and gone, and I neglected all of you the whole time. If it makes you feel any better, I have actually been busy! Living a life worth blogging about...even though I blogged NOTHING! Gasp. As I was mentally outlining this post I started getting mad at myself for not blogging at least a little bit, because really, they deserve their own individual detailed posts. Oh well! Here is my summer in a nut shell - accompanied with pictures.

My little sister had a fun performing job at Six Flags Great America, I went to see her perform many times! 

The P.C. way to say it is, my sister was "friends" with Lola Bunny, but really she was Lola Bunny. Shhh, I didn't tell you that. Above is my dad and I dancing with Lola on Fathers Day.

I also took my sister and her best friend to audition for American Idol in Milwaukee. Ryan Secrest and Danny Goeky made an appearance. After a 12 hour day, neither of them made it, but we all had a great time. They both sounded fantastic! I think I was more nervous than them. Haha.

My best friend hosted a craft night every week, I went to a lot of those! :)

I went a Brewers game with one of my best friends.

I walked (and danced) with the Undead.

I went to my family cottage and drove a boat.

I did a lot of fun things with this handsome boy! (My best friends son) He calls me "Auntie Madelyn".

And I ended it all with a trip to New York. It was an amazing summer and I am so glad I took the time to enjoy it. I promise to get back to my regular scheduled blogging. If you do want me to expand on anything mentioned here, I will! Time to adjust to the coming Fall.

Monday, June 7, 2010

5 X 10 sounded bigger.

Well, I have moved! Pictured above is my life in a [very small] storage unit - minus my clothes. I ended up giving my couches and desk to the local goodwill, no room in the unit. I am still getting settled. Sorry I have been neglecting you, I will get back in the groove soon! I really have not been very good at updating anyone... not even my twitter! SHOCK. So it isn't you, it's me. I will do my best to get back on track. Thanks for being patient!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

...7 Years Bad Luck.

Life is a little chaotic right now. I move on Saturday so I have been packing packing packing (with a lot to go yet, who would of thought I could fit this much stuff in a studio apartment?) and getting all my ducks in a row. The picture above pretty much sums up how it is going so far. I will do my best to update here, but internet access will be limited for a couple days.

If you still want to see what is going on with me (because my life is oh so interesting) you can find me on twitter! I update there, probably too much for my own good.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dear So and So

Texas Monkey is a blog I read and every Tuesday Shayna posts a Dear So and So. I love these, and this week I have been inspired to write my own.

Dear Upstairs Neighbor,

I want to thank you for giving me so many life lessons this past year. You have exposed me to many different types of music, it was so soothing when I was trying to go to bed early. The sweet vibration throughout my whole apartment was a nice touch. I also want to thank you for making me feel less alone, I think your surround sound was a great addition, and now I know you love action movies. It was like I was right there watching it with you. Those helicopters and explosions sound so real!

You have also taught me effective communication. I have noticed that when you yell at the top of your lungs every one listens... that is how you get a message across! You have also made this non smoker appreciate smoking. I never realized that cigarette butts and ashes made such nice patio decor. No worries, though I made note of it for my next apartment, we all know it will all be in the next Home and Garden.

Lastly, I could tell you really cared because you would make sure I wasn't late for work by jumping up and down and slamming doors and making my whole apartment shake. I am actually not really sure what technology you are using to do this, but I am impressed! Sign me up!

So thanks for the great year. I am so sad I will never see you again after the next two weeks. It has been GREAT!

Your appreciative downstairs neighbor.

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Obstacles.

I graduated exactly one year ago as of yesterday. Two weeks after graduation I moved here, to the Twin Cities, on Memorial Day weekend. I am moving home after a solid year here. No less, no more. It feels odd.

The year went by fast, as a whole, but the months were slow. It was full of trails and tribulations, but this isn't the end. I am starting a whole new experience, a whole new set obstacles to overcome. I am entering the job market again, just to compete with new graduates. Hopefully my year of experience in the workplace will help me get the upper hand.

Let's hope I come out successful.

More exciting posts will come eventually, just a lot going on right now!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Making Decisions.

So here's the deal...

As I mentioned in my last post I had big news to share today.

I am moving back to Wisconsin.

This has been in the works for a while but I obviously couldn't share with you until I had given my two weeks notice to my work place. And I did just that on Thursday.

I was SO nervous. I don't like letting people down, and since I was working for my uncle's company, I felt like I was letting him down, but I know I did the right thing.

I had been going back and forth with the idea. Should I stay? Should I go? Am I giving up? Will I be happier? I made the choice I knew was best for me. I am going back to live with my mom and sister and I have no job lined up. As bad as that sounds, it is better than staying here. I can honestly say I was lonely for the last year.I don't think I have ever been legitimately lonely ever in my life, until this year.

I can say that I have grown as a person. I have learned a lot about myself and have a new found independence, confidence, and all around peace of mind.

That is really all I have to say about the whole moving home thing for now. I will keep you updated on how the work place is. I haven't felt the repercussions yet, as no one but my boss knows. I have a feeling it will come up at our Monday morning meeting. We will see!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Remember me?

Hey guys, long time no see.

There is a lot going on in the world of Madelyn. I will give you a better update with some exciting information on Friday.

I have also been occupying my time with a NEW BLOG! It is titled "Fashion on a curve". It's a blog about plus size fashion. I am really excited about it, and my long term hopes are for the blog to become a reference place for plus size fahionistas.

It is still in the "baby stages" but it is getting there. If you are interested please follow, or share with your plus size comrades.

So, check it out! Fashion on a curve.

Thanks, thanks, and more thanks :)