Maybe it was the bottle of wine that I was drinking because I was "unwinding" after a very stressful week....okay whatever, does not matter what it was....I remembered!!!! This morning as I was writing this post.
New Years on Jack's ranch in Bakersfield Ca, was so much fun. I thought that I was going to freeze to death and DIE......but wow was I wrong, and didn't know I would move to the frozen tundra and it would be much. much colder here...
Last year held so many new and exciting things for Dru and I. We we on the home stretch of being married.
January-March-No idea what we did...Nothing too exciting except I survived living with you know who, and am not in jail for killing her....so that will be the highlight of those 3 months :)
(*MY BLOG, I can say whatever I want*)
April-I got my new job. I was no longer working part time at a dance studio (even though I did love SOPA a lot) I was a full time employee with a REAL job, where I was actually using the degree that I got in college. Hmmmmmm not too often does that happen. So I am pretty stoked about it.
May-We pack up all of our stuff and leave the Central Coast for the unknown in Minnesota. Wow, what an adventure that was.
June-Aug-I try not to get eaten alive by a trillion misquitos while enjoying the beautiful summer with a few random tornado scares thrown in for good measure.
Sept-FINALLY wedding. Wow..so much fun...
Oct-It snows. Enough said. Snow in October. What the F are we in for now???
November-Turkey Day with my mom and grandma. It is warm, and tons and tons of fun.
Dec-We buy a house. In the Frozen Tundra.
So that is basically my crazy 2009 review. Lot's of changes. I can't wait to see what 2010 has in store for us.....
Maybe if they are of the four legged furry kind :)
I blog to vent, keep people informed if they care, and well just to get things out. Also it is like a personal diary, or journal to be able to look back on and have a document that tells me what I did a month, or week ago. Yeah, sometime my memory sucks, and I need a reminder to tell me what day it is...Things have been busy lately.
I love blogging, I wish my friends blogged. I think that it is a great way to keep up to date on what is happening with people. Because lets admit it. Talking on the phone is a lot harder now that we all have jobs, and things to do. Catching up after a whole month is hard sometimes, and playing phone tag is not something unfamilar to my friends and I.
I don't want to quit blogging, and I love it. But I don't want my boss to one day stumble upon "23 and married" And then firing me because I bitch too much. Or well lets admit it. I blog during work. We all do some sort of social marketing during work, blogging, facebooking, shopping ect....
So I guess this is a disclaimer post....Read at your own risk, this is my blog, my opinions, and well if you don't want to know, then please don't read......Okay I am kidding, but should I make my blog private? I am now wondering and have been thinking about it a lot lately.
Like, I have to get a really far start, rev up the car and then only make it half way up. Not cool. Especially when it is 10:15 at night, and my husband is not home from work yet, and I just got home and all I want to do is go to bed. Ughhhhh Love the house.
HATE the driveway.
There is something that is worrying me, but I don't know if i should blog about it because this is my blog, not someone else's and they should get to choose if I tell the internet world about them, but I am very worried and scared for someone that I love and want them to get better very very quickly. I don't like not knowing things, or being really far away from things. I have to work today, but I will be thinking about it all day, and love you all.
There is a lot of snow outside. Like A LOT!!! Good thing I don't plan on going outside for a few days.
I think that I am getting a cold. I feel like shit. I feel like barfing. I am tired and just want to go back to bed. But I am working...until noon. Who works on Christmas Eve? ME....
My husband is NEVER allowed to go to the post office again. He mailed my families christmas gifts to the wrong zip code. I am a little pissed, and hoping that the post office will realize his mistake and still take them to the right address. But I am pretty sure that someone in Chico, CA is having a great christmas with gifts that are NOT theirs, or that the package will end up back on my doorstep here in the frozen tundra. But I am hoping for option 3, which is that it will arrive at my parents house TODAY....Keep your fingers crossed..
Back to work for a little while, even though I want to crawl back into my bed and watch people shovel snow outside, because it makes for an amusing morning since I don't have a TV in my room, and the library is closed and I have almost finished all my books, and there are no good movies to rent.
Merry Christmas Eve.
Yes she is becoming a fatty...and she was starting to become a stinky fatty because of her limited cleaning schedule. It is like I had a homeless kitty that lived on the street. But really she just had a cone on her head for 2 weeks. So now my fatty eqyptian mau is sitting here in my office LOUDLY licking herself. Everywhere...If you ask me it is kind of gross. But I can't wait for pretty kitty to be back.
I have to leave the house today or I have a feeling that we will be stranded. I have looked into having groceries delivered, but decided I would rather roam the store myself. The weather channel icon on my screen is RED, which means that its about to get nasty around here, and I don't want to go outside.
I'm no longer dreaming of a white christmas. cause I have one...I'm dreaming about someone doing my grocery shopping for me because I am too lazy to get out of my thermal underware and take a shower :)
This family has 11 children. And we were able to make their christmas that much better because things were provided for everyone. And when I say things, some were practical, some were toys, but it is the thought that counts.
It felt good to be able to do something for someone else.
Merry Christmas-Tis the Season
I wanted to call the landlord, but I just yelled really loudly for Dru instead. We spent the next 45mins sucking up extra water with a shop vac. Did not get to wash the laundry that I wanted to, and will be phoning a plumber in a few moments and hopefully get this problem fixed...
I don't think that plumber was on my christmas list of someone that I needed to purchase a gift for, but well I have a feeling that they are not cheap...Maybe I will finally bake those christmas cookies that I have been talking about forever, and offer some up to the nice plumber???
Today is tuesday. What does that mean??? Well of course it is half price at the tanning bed in town. And you bet cha that I will be getting a little color today, because I am starting to look a little pasty.
But today is Monday, which means another week. A short week because of the holidays, but another week at that. It is already Christmas? That just seems so weird to me. I remember the days when I was counting down to Sept 12, 2009 and that seems like it was so long ago. And now it is December 21...Which I think is the shortest day of the year? Sounds good to me. I would not mind snuggling with my family in bed like we did for a lot of the day yesterday.
We watched the 3rd Santa Claus movie last night on TV and drank Hot Chocolate. How more festive can you get??
Molly seems to think that she can open presents under the tree even though it is not yet time. I find her under there snooping a lot lately...But since the tree is pretty dead, and the presents will be gone. Hopefully the tree will be gone this weekend as well
Back to work. Merry Monday...
Could we lose a few lbs? I don't eat chocolate, and have not yet made any christmas goodies. I know that cheese is probably not good for me. But come on, lets work together here.
Does my skin really need to be so damn dry? Just because it is cold outside does not mean that all the moisture from you should vanish.
Lets go shopping today? Sound like a plan? Okay good.
I had only had Jelly Beans and some potatoes all day. And by potatoes I mean that we were doing some product testing so some of them were weird flavors, and I did not eat too much. I was hungry. And did not really want to go out and about in a car.
So I decided to walk. Did I mention that I was still wearing my really cute boots and a dress? Well it was fucking cold and they don't plow walkways in WI when it snows.
Monday was horrible.
But today is Friday! Wow, already. Dru is sick in bed. Which I hope that he starts to feel better. I am having people over tonight to wrap presents for families that my group adopted. It should be fun. But I hope that he feels better.
Yay for Friday. And I am going to the bosses house for a while today which usually makes the work day go faster.
I am pretty sure that I have most of my shopping done. But I have convinced Dru to go to Mudd Lake with me tomorrow "just to look"...It is where I got all the really cute things in my house :)
So I had to go to WI for work. It started snowing Sunday night around midnight and was still snowing a little when I got all my things packed up to leave on my adventure Monday Morning. Needless to say I was nervous about this trip. I am not a good driver, I don't really like to drive. and it was wet, and snowing and icy and well just horrible. I felt sick to my stomach and I had not even got out of my driveway.
I was supposed to have conference calls all day monday. So I thought to myself, "Talking on the phone will at least make time move faster"
Boy was I wrong. I am incapable of talking on the phone and driving. Especially when my car slides around because the roads are icy and traffic is NOT moving.
I made it about 45 minutes away from my house, before I had to stop at Target to get something for work things that I was doing in WI.
I pulled out of the Target parking lot, went to the light. looked for oncoming traffic, and then merged to be on my Merry way......
My car was not GOING...I was sliding, then some asshole came out of no where at 55 miles and hour and could not stop and he hit me. Yes he hit the back of my car.
Cue TEARS......I cried. And yelled, and was pissed and scared. But I was fine. Physically that is. Mentally, not sure about that. I had on my cute new boots and dress and tights and a winter jacket and scarf. I exchanged not so nice words with the other driver and then called Dru. He told me to call the police, which is what I did. I waited and waited for them to come. And called too many people in the mean time. I called my boss crying. Yes I am embarrassed about it now, but I was stressing out. And well why not just call him too???
Soo the police man finally shows up, and takes all the information from both of us and blah blah blah. I sat in my car and waited. I still had about 4 hours left of my trip. And gosh darn it, I was going to keep going. Dru told me I had to, and well I wanted to prove that I was a big girl and I could handle things myself.
The police man came to my car and gave me back my stuff, and then guess what....He gave me a fucking ticket. Yes, a TICKET. To ME!!
I was the one that was hit. I was the one that was crying. And now I was just pissed. Of course I asked him if I had to pay it. And he told me either pay or go to court. So I being a bitch and mad and frustrated told him I would see him in court.
Ill keep you all updated on this emergence of events. Cause I am sure that it will be interesting.
That was Monday. I drove to WI...It took me about 6 1/2 hours. Should have taken 4. I was scared, it was snowing and basically one of the shittiest days of my life. But I survived......
Now I am home, and have tons more to blog about, but I need to work!!!!
Well then why am I washing shit today, do you ask??? Because my house has been overrun with Kitty Fur. Dru and I are not as great as cleaning the kitty as she would like, and if I take off her stupid alien cone, she licks her stitches when I am not looking. Ughhhhh she is frustrating me this morning. And I got stupid medicine all over myself because she was being a bitch and would not let me feed it to her. Even after I was a nice mommy and gave her TUNA for breakfast. yes, out of a can, I did not cook up a fish, but still, pretty spolied if you ask me.
Today will be spent cleaning and defuring my house. And probably some other things. Like moving my office upstairs because it is so damn cold in my office in the basement. I am thinking about painting too....
Good thing I got up at 615 on a saturday. Because my list gets longer and longer as I think about it
So I am going to go to the tanning bed. And only be in for 10 minutes. Because well lets face it. I don't think that my body has seen sun since sometime around Sept 12 (our wedding day) and I don't want a repeat of really bad sun burns, and not being able to wear pants (Cuesta Palace girls know what I am talking about :)
I really need to get on the christmas letter sending out. I have them done, and now it is just the fact that I need to print, and stuff envelopes and send them in the mail. Maybe I will do that today??
I am working upstairs on my laptop so I can keep on eye on little Molly. Giving her medicine this morning on my own was a chore, and she was not happy. So I freed her from her stupid cone for a few minutes and brushed her whole body for her. Dru will probably get mad that I let her take it off, but she looks so sad and uncomfortable that I just had too.
Is it really friday already? This week has flown by. I will be traveling for work Mon-Wed next week. And I am driving, so please think about me because I am a horrible driver in the snow and icy weather, and I have a 4 hr drive.
I made the coffee last night.........or so I thought.
I pushed the start button, since it was much before the time that the pot would magically turn on because I was going to be out of bed, and warm coffee would be awaiting my arrival. But I got up to damn early, so I had to push the button
Someone forgot to put the coffee in the filter. There was water, but NO filter. So I first made a pot of water, and that pissed me off. All I wanted was coffee...
So now that I am drinking my coffee and it is still really early, could someone please tell me what it means when a city declares a "Snow Emergency"...Does that mean that the city is closed? Dru and I decided that we need a run down on the winter words. Cause we don't have any idea what any of this means, other than it is covered with cold white stuff outside, and it is chilly. Like -6 this morning. I only know that because my tv told me. Like I would go outside and check it out, I think NOT!!
I have a christmas party tonight. Thank God it is at my neighbors. That means that I don't have to drive anywhere. I drove yesterday, but I had an assistant and he says I drive too fast.
But since I am awake, and it is before work time. I might as well work...At least I don't have to drive anywhere, because it is NASTY out there. I could not make it down the driveway, unless it was shoveled, and well why would I want to shovel???
This snow is called permasnow. I have a feeling that means it won't be going anywhere for a while, ie the "perma" in that sentence.
Keeping warm, and trying to not break anymore tea cups like I did yesterday...
It was snowing when I left my house for my hair appointment. Said hair appointment was only about 4 blocks from my house (THANK GOD)...I slid on the road on my way there, and I took ALL back roads the total of 3 blocks, because I did not want to die before my hair was at least cute. It is almost like wearing cute underwear and clean ones ALWAYS incase something happens...
My hairdresser is AMAZING, and her name is Sarah. I was very indecisive on what I wanted, but I knew that I wanted a change. Because let’s face it, I needed one. I have VERY short cute hair, with BANGS...I will post a picture when Dru gets home, that is if he does not divorce me cause he wants me to have long hair..
I walked out to my car at 2pm. One hour later, and my car is COVERED in snow. I opened my door and snow fell into my seat, I sat down and I could not see out my windows. I backed up and left for my 3 blocks home. Almost was hit by a truck dispensing salt because I was not paying attention because I was too worried about going up my driveway.
Think that the driveway will be fine...Think again. I spun out, and almost did not make it up, and the smell from spinning tires is not a good one.
My car is now safe in the garage, I am in the house, and will not be leaving until March or so...
But at least I have cute hair, and if we get a puppy http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/pet/1500627526.html
that is the one that I want...maybe he will know how to dog sled and pull me to my hairdresser when I need my bangs trimmed???
A college friend who keeps a blackmail album on her computer of yours truly and her male roommate were looking at the pictures yesterday. I am not sure if you all know my weird "Skill" of making myself look like I am with child, but well it is a little freaky. When I lived in the Palace, I would occasionally do weird things. Like wear old woman clothing, tie balloons to myself, and well lay on the floor with my stomach sticking out so it looked like I was at least 5 mths preggo. Her roommate actually asked "did she have a girl or a boy"?? Really, it was that believable!!! She, who shall remain nameless, has a lot of blackmail pictures of me. I hope that one day when I become president of the United States; she does not sell them for millions......
So back to my mommy blogging. Molly went to the vet this morning, and will not be back until Thursday. I cried a little bit when I left her. I feel guilty, for removing her claws, but it is necessary. She will be fine, and they better take good care of her!!!
I made the "Stuff" yesterday. And I ate it for breakfast today as well. Spinach, artichoke hearts, feta, bell peppers and cheese are a completely appropriate meal for any time of the day. At least that is what I think.
We have a Winter Weather Warning today...I will take pictures from the safety of my house, and watch the pretty snow fall...
Molly is getting declawed on Tuesday, and they keep her for 2 days. It is going to be a quiet 2 days at our house. No yelling at molly to get out of the tree, or stop drinking out of my cup, or stop eating my food. Yes, we were very relaxed parents when we first got her, and I am worried there is no turning back. But our couches and blankets and bodies, will be thankful when she does not have razor sharp front claws in a few days. That does not mean she won't try other devices, like her teeth, but it is limiting. Maybe they will do lipo when she is there too, because she has been getting bigger, and stretching out more, so therefore taking up WAY too much space in our bed when she sleeps.
I can't decide what other decorations to do for Christmas. I have had a cold, so that has put a little bit of a damper on my decorating ideas, but still...I want us to be more in the spirit.
We had our first "can't call the landlord moment" yesterday. Our pump that brings water up from the basement and sends it outside, had been running non-stop, and the noise was bothering both of us and we didn't know what it was. So thankfully my nagging for Dru to get the laundry from the basement, made him realize where the noise was coming from. After some investigation (on his part) he realized that the lines were all FROZEN, and the water was not going anywhere...Therefore the pump was just running and running. Thankfully it was only 20 degrees out when we discovered this (somewhat warmer than it has been), and Dru was able to borrow a pipe from a neighbor and we got it all fixed. But it is weird to not just call the landlord and get it fixed...O to own your own house :)
I am not going anywhere today, for the first time in a while, I don't want to leave the house at all. It is Sunday and I am lazy. But since the new target ad came out and there are some cute things, maybe I will go there, but it is in our small town, so not too far to venture.
I hope that everyone is having a great weekend.
I think that I might be allergic to airplane air. I now have a cold. I always get sick after flying, and no its not the piggy flu, well at least I hope not. I am pretty sure it is just my body telling me that it is tired, and wants to sleep better, and stay warm, and watch movies.....Maybe my body should email my boss and tell him that, because I have A LOT of work to do today and all I really want to do is lay in my bed.
We NEED Christmas decorations. And I am pretty sure that my mom lost all mine. Okay, maybe I did, but still they are missing and that makes me sad. I sure as heck hope that they are not in SLO in one of the many houses that I have lived in over the past few years. Because I need them here in the Frozen Tundra. My weather data icon was not working just a few moments ago, because it was afraid to tell me that it is only 12 degrees outside. Yes, only 12. I don't think that I will be going outside today. Quite a few of our neighbors have Christmas lights up, and it makes me feel like we need them too. And we need a Christmas tree PRONTO, because I have gifts that need to be wrapped and go under it. The only problem is that the husband and I don't agree on the tree idea. I want a fake one. He wants a real one. I am pretty sure that I am going to lose this year, but there is always next year. Especially when the "baby kitty" who is not so nice sometimes, destroys the tree and there is tree needles ALL over the floor. And I have to vacuum 12 times a day. Then I will WIN and we will get a fake tree.
Husband is still currently sleeping. Yes, he has today off. I want to have today off work and go back to bed too...Hopefully the cold weather won't dampen his Christmas spirit and we will have decorations today :)
Crossing my fingers for some Christmas cheer. And for this cold to go away, because I am supposed to give blood tomorrow, and they won't want my cold too.......
We now have matching side tables for our bed.
Super Cute Hanger for our Keys
Really cute pic frame that our wedding photo is in...Thanks Mom!
It DOES snow in the frozen tundra. This is from 9:30 this morning!!!
These are hanging on our Kitchen Wall......
Hope that everyone has a great Thursday...
Has it really been a week since I last had the time to blog. Do I really have the time now to blog, and the answer to that is NO, but I am going to do it anyways…
Last time I posted my mom and grandma were on a plane arriving in the frozen tundra any minute. Well they are safely back on the west coast and I had so much fun. The week went by so fast, and I feel like we were so busy. There was no sign of "frozenness" in the Frozen Tundra when they were visiting, so they now don't believe me when I say that it is going to snow this weekend. Like a low of 19 and snow, for reals…Scares the shit out of me, because 19 degrees is in Ferignheight, not Celsius. And that seems really really cold if you ask me.
The week was full of adventures, and food, and fun, and football…Lets start with the fun. Since we were supposed to close on the house last week, which was in the plans for when they were here. Well needless to say, that did NOT happen last week as planned and I will get to that later. Tuesday I had to work, and we went grocery shopping, and Dru and I cooked Chinese food for dinner. It was so nice to have them here. Wednesday I had to work and was on the phone a lot of the day so that was a bummer. But we went out to dinner and did all sorts of things. Okay as I am typing a weekly recap, I realize that the only person who would probably appreciate this post, was actually here (my mother) so I am not going to do a recap…But I had such an amazing time, and only managed to turn into a huge bitch a few times, because I was stressed and things like that. But that's normal for me if you know me, and Mom and Grandma and Dru I'm sorry I was a cranky bitch…
Mudd Lake Furniture is the COOLEST store in the world. I found it through another blogger (mycharmingkids.com) and it is here in Minnesota. I will post pictures of how amazing the things that I got there look in our NEW HOUSE, tomorrow!
SO we are HOME OWNERS…Just got back from signing the papers today. Wow, lots of papers to sign and a few stressful moments in between, but we now own a house. I am super excited that I can paint, make holes in walls, get a puppy (or as many kitty's as I want), and do whatever I want to this place because we own it. There is no stressing about what the landlord might think of our pepto bismal pink walls, when girls get bored with the nasty gross wallpaper (which is not as easy to remove as one may think) and paint our college living room PINK!
I am exhausted, and need to get back to working. Because I have TONS of work, and time has been flying by. Hopefully I will have time to regularly blog post, and I can't wait to share pictures of our really cute house (Thanks' to my Mommy and Grandma, and my shopping habits that take after my mom)