Friday, August 27, 2010

Moving Thrills

Hello all (although right now that is no one! I need to figure out how to get followers?! Any thoughts?)! Anways, it has been a stressful week with trying to get the lease ready on the apartment and to actually get moved into the apartment, which hasn't happened yet! I think one reason why it is so stressful for me is my Mom is out of town and it is my last week at my parents house where I have been for 22 years. So I just wish she was here to help me move and stuff like that, I am definitely glad my Dad is here though! Another thing that I am finding really stressful is making sure we don't go broke while paying for everything! We just paid $450 and then on Wednesday we have to pay the $778 rent! Plus buy grocieries and stuff for the apartment that we don't have. I am just trying to breath and not freak out. Especially since I like to shop around someones and buy myself something every now and then and now I don't think now and then will happen very much :-(. But it is all worth it cause I get to live with the love of my life :-). It would definitely help if I actually got a raise. I mean I have been here for over 1 1/2 years and was supposed to get a review every 6 months but never have!

So last night we got the keys to the apartment! First I get a call while I am at work around 4:50 asking when we are coming by to get the keys, I had told them I would get them after work which was 5:00 the other day. Then she said that they needed our confirmation numbers for our PNM and Gas accounts, which we had given them on Tuesday. But luckily when we got there they had found them. So we got the keys and walked straight over to look at it! Adam had never seen it and I had not seen it since they put new carpet in! The one thing that was not great was that it is right next to the main road and where people come into the apartment complex, however I pointed out that it is nice because our cars are right outside out windows and so we can see them and hear anything going on with them!

We had decided to paint a couple of accent walls to make the place more our own. We went to Home Depot to pick out our colors, it was supposed to just be my choice since I did everything on getting the apartment. Well it was not easy because I hate decisions! We ended up going with three samples a light green, a light blue and a darker blue. We decided to try the green in the bedroom, when we first put it on we did not like it, so we tried the light blue it was not bad, but we decided to try the dark blue it was gross and ugly. Well once they all dried we decided we liked the green in the bedroom so we used up all the sample paint and were going to go get more when we decided what other wall in the living room to paint. The problem is that all the walls connect, what I mean is the living/dining room is one room but can tell the difference by the way the walls are like shaped but they still connect so we would have to paint a huge wall (which wouldn't be bad if we didn't have to buy the apartments paint color when we left which can go up to $85!) or we can paint it weird and hopefully paint a straight line inbetween the two sections. We then thought well maybe the little entrance behind the door and the arch over the hallway, but we didn't know what of the colors to do.

Well we ended up not making it to get paint because Adam decided he should be handy man and take apart the gas fireplace and try and start the pilot but then we read how much it is a month for those! I am not paying that! I will just wait till xmas and turn it on like one day! Then we made it to Walmart and we saw their paint and it was way cheaper! So we thought okay lets look here and we found a blue "winding river" and a light brown "cowboy hat" and thought okay blue in room and brown as the arch. Well when we got back Adam goes but I do like the green. SO today we must decide what paint so we can finsh painting and have it ready to move stuff in Saturday and Sunday. I am hoping to go swimming today! That is one great thing the pool is year roung! I am also hoping to see George the apartment cat that gets walked on a leash everyday around 6 :-).

On top of worrying about money I realized that I really want a vintage dress for our second session of engagement photos but it is between $78-$150 for a dress and I not sure how I can justify it?! :-( Course I have some graduation money that I could use for it, or for a new camera not sure what one I should do?! Here are some of my choices for ones I want. I am torn between them but I think my favorite are the first black and white, the last black and white, the purple one, and the all white one. Any thoughts?! These can all be found at :-)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Journey Begins

Hey everyone! So first off I thought I would start out by introducing myself and what I hope to do with this blog! I am a recent college graduate with a Major in history and a minor in political science! I had planned to go to law school but now I am just not sure what I will do. I am taking a year off to plan my wedding to the love of my life! We are getting married June 18, 2011. I am extremely excited! We have the place and the photographer and I think I almost have the dress decided! We just signed a lease yesterday for our apartment! It will be the first time we have lived together and the first time I have ever moved out of my parents house! So it is bittersweet because I am excited to live with my fiance, but I loved living with my parents so it will be sad. Especially since my Mom has been out of town my last week there, but I have been having great Father Daughter time! You may think it is weird that I have never moved out, even during college but I loved it at my house. I am extremely close to my parents and my Mom and I would usually have movie night late at night at least 2 times a week. I am currently a legal assistant, for now, I say for now because I need a raise! I have been here for over a year and a half and have never gotten one!

Anyway, I think that was mainly it. I will add more as the blog progresses about me and my life. My purpose for this blog was to write down my feelings, my everyday happenings, my wedding planning process, trying to start my own business, the newness of living on my own with my fiance, and so much more. I hope that whoever ends up reading this enjoys it and has fun with it. I am going to do my best to keep up with this and write as often as I can! I am going to probably do certain things like Movie Monday where I try and watch a movie or decide on one to watch or something sill like that, but I havent quite got that far yet! 

I was actually quite excited when I came up with the name for this blog! I always have a hard time trying to think up good catchy names and then I thought well I like Dr. Suess a lot so why not Oh The Places You'll Go, because life is a journey and it takes you many places. But then of course it was taken, so then I thought who else did I like to read and I thought Shel Silverstein poems and I loved his Falling Up book, and then it just hit me Oh The Places You'll Go While Falling Up. To me it is like with the journey of life comes a great ride, but sometimes it knocks you off your feet and it almost feels like your Falling Up. Or something like that! Take it as you want!

I know it is not Monday but my movie review for this "Monday" was Salt. My Dad and I went to see it last night and I actually kinda liked it. I am not a big Angelina Jolie fan but I thought this was a pretty good movie. The ending was a little weird but I liked the action and the twist at the near end of it. I also watched Glee for the first time last night with my Dad and I LOVED it! I am not sure why I have never watched it because I love musicals but now I am! I am also in the middle of the 2nd season of True Blood! I think the books are better, but it is still good!

Anyway, tonight we are going to pick out some paint for the new apartment, of course we have to paint it back when we move out and the paint we have to buy from them can cost from $20-$85! I was thinking wonder if they will notice if I just buy my own white paint!?

Here is a good Shel Silverstein Poem!