Hello There!

Hello there! I’m Terin, the neglectful owner of this blog. I promise that I’ve been gone for a really good reason1! Let me just start by saying that I have completely forgotten how to work WP. And why does it look so different???

Our May

Let’s get started, shall we? First of all: I quit Bank of America. I couldn’t be happier! I now work in the TD Bank Operations center.
Secondly: JJ graduated! He’s learned so much and I am VERY proud.
And yeah… That pretty much sums it all up.

Why I Quit After Six Years

Anyone who knows me, knows that I absolutely loved working for BofA. Then we relocated. I had a horrible manager and no option to transfer since I have to be in my new location for a year. I had no time to spend with my family. I was only getting one Saturday off a month and a lot of weeks I had to work six days. For me, I’m really big on family and being around for my children, so the working all the time was not working for me. I was so depressed. I even ended up in the hospital, and my doctor gave me some of the best advice. Quit my job.

Just so happened, I got out of the hospital in time for my interview with TD Bank. They were so impressed that I got an offer the same day. I can choose my own shift and I only have to work one Saturday every six weeks or so. I love my job. I love my coworkers. I don’t have headaches every day. It’s fabulous!

So that’s my life right now. I’m adjusting to the new job and enjoying my family.


  1. or reasons… []

Ivy’s First Zoo Trip

8:08pm. Since we moved to the city, I’ve been working pretty much¬†every¬†Saturday. We have been making the best of the weekends by trying to do family things when I get off. The weather was beautiful this weekend! It reached a high of 73, which made going out perfect. Yesterday, we took the kids to the park, and today we made our way to the zoo!

It was Ivy’s first time visiting the zoo, and JJ’s second. Here are a few highlights from our day.

First Trip
First Trip
First Trip
Riverbanks
First Riverbanks Trip
First Riverbanks Trip
First Riverbanks Trip
First Riberbanks Trip

We managed to make it through the entire park without Ivy getting cranky. I’m just glad that everyone enjoyed the outing. What did you do this weekend?

I’ve Gone Responsive

TERIN.ME has gone responsive! I’m excited. It wasn’t as challenging as I thought it would have been. I’m glad that my site was previously using valid CSS.

Why I Made The Switch To Responsive

I’m spending a lot more time on my portable devices.1 I can only assume that the majority of my readers spend the same, if not more amount of time on portable devices. I want my blog to be easily accessible to everyone.

Not only that, but I’m ready for a change. I love writing and I want my personal space on the web to reflect that love. So here’s to 2014… A new beginning.

What Framework Did I Choose

A great framework makes life so easy. I decided to go with _s. It’s a mashup of pretty much every starter theme out there, and was a great starting point for me to rewrite my base theme.

How’s the responsive theme working for you? Any issues?
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  1. Mostly my Moto X. []

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5:40pm. It’s cold and raining. I’m sprawled out on a sofa bed in my parents’ living room. Sounds of Ivy and Rescue Pup fill the background. I miss my husband.1

This weekend, we moved into our new apartment in the city.2 He starts work at his new job tomorrow. The kids and I are back down south until next weekend. My job couldn’t transfer me as fast, so the kids and I have to spend a week at my parents’.

I’m truly hoping that this week will fly by. There’s still lots of unpacking to do. I still have to put up the tree and take JJ to see Santa. Most of all, I’m ready to start a new chapter of my life.


  1. This is the longest we’ve been apart since we’ve been together []
  2. Columbia, SC []