Monday, September 20, 2010

The Update Blog

Hello All,
Well so I know I am behind on my writing! I always think okay I am going to do it today and then nope I don't. So I am going to try and do a quick fill in of what has been happening.

We will have been moved in for about a month this coming weekend. We got all the painting done! I really like the blue color we picked for the bedroom. However, the color we picked for the entrance and wall in the living room I don't like. I mean it is a nice color, but it blends with the other walls so can hardly tell there is even an accent color on it. I am hoping that we can re-paint it a different color.

Most of the stuff is put away in the apartment, but there is still a lot of clutter and it is starting to annoy me! It is hard to fit all of our stuff in here because it is smaller than we both had where we lived before. The walk in closet is crammed full of clothes, games, puzzles, scrapbook stuff and more. The kitchen is another place that is hard to fit everything in because the cabinets are kinda awkward and don't fit what you think they would. So we have just shoved stuff in random places. In the pantry the problem is that it is so deep that if something falls back and it is at the top I can't reach it when it falls back there.

We got our cable and internet set up we were going to use Qwest but they were not very good and didn't tell me how long we had to agree to the deal until after I had set everything up so we canceled. Of course since it came with DirectTV we had to call them directly instead of canceling it through Qwest where we ordered it. Then when I asked Qwest if we would be charged for whatever the fee was for DirectTV the guy proceeded to tell me we had not ordered it from them! So we instead went with Comcast and this deal had a 3 month upgrade to faster internet and HBO. We also get On Demand which is amazing! I have never had it before! We also somehow get the NFL network without even having to pay so that is nice.

I am so thankful for my parents because they have bought so much stuff for us to start out! I feel so greatful! I have enjoyed shopping with my Mom for stuff the apartment needs! We definitely wouldn't have all the stuff we needed without them!

So on the pet update we had to think about getting rid of the dog about 2 times because she would try and attack the other neighbors and bark and growl and whatnot and so we just weren't sure what to do because she had to go outside to use the bathroom. So we had to think about if we needed to find her a different home where she didn't have this problem. However, even though she barks at people she is really friendly with them so for now we are keeping her. She still thinks that she is bigger than all the other dogs so she starts to bark and growl at them which is pretty embarrassing because it seems we have the worst dog here!

Another note on the pet update is that I was having a very difficult time deciding whether or not I should bring my cat I have had since I was about 10 years old. It was really hard for me to leave her and I would have brought her without question, except for the dog. My cat, Tigerlilly, does not like dogs or even other cats and we have both at my parents house but she has a big enough house to get away from them in and they tend to leave her alone. So my parents kept telling me to think about her and not myself and how she would be in a smaller place with a dog that won't leave her alone. So I decided to leave her. So instead we adopted a new kitten last Wednesday. We were not planning on doing it so fast, but we fell in love with her. We had went to the pet adoption place located in our mall for a different kitten but he was not being very friendly and Adam did not want an unfriendly uncuddly cat, so I was kinda sad. But then we found out new kitten, Olive. She was about 2mo old and I had seen her online and she was an option but as soon as I help her she would curl up under my chin, which is what Lilly would do, and just burred and needed and cuddled and she did the same to Adam. So we both fell in love with her and we adopted her! It took us a couple of days to decide on a name, Adam had suggested Pancake and I said Dinah but we ended up liking a name my Mom came up with, Olive. So now the new now 3 mo old kitten is Olive. She is so sweet and funny and playful I love her. Lady is usually pretty nice to her but has snapped at her a couple of times. Olive loves the dog and rubs all over her, she wants to cuddle with her but Lady won't have it. She moves if Olive even lays next to her. One thing about Olive is that she loves needing and suckling on my shirts, hair, sheets, whatever she can find. So I bought her a blankie and she does it on that most of the time, she will start on me and then I move her to there. However, like last night she kept me up all night because she would try and come suckle on me. I am hoping that she does not do this forever.

We had our second set of engagement pictures and I wore the black and white dress that was all white on top and all black on bottom. They both actually fit and I kept them both, but am going to wear the white one to the rehearsal dinner. I think the pictures came out great and can't wait to see them!

Well there was my quick update I will try and write more! See ya!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Catch Up Blog

Bonjour All,
It has been a really hectic and stressful for the last 5 or so days! It all started on last Friday when it was my last night at my house. My Dad and I have been having a Father Daughter week because my mom is out of town with my Grandparents because my Grandpa just had surgery. Anyway we have started watching Glee and it has kind of become my Dad and I's show. Anyway so it was a sad night thinking that this would be the last night I would get to use my bath, have dinner with my Dad while watching Glee just the two of us, sleep in my bunk bed that I have had since I was like 5 or 6, cuddle with my cat that I have had since I was 10 (she was my birthday present), the last time I would get to watch a movie on my tv in my room, the last time I would be in my room, the last time I would come home after work to my house and hang out and eat Ramen on my parents bed and watch True Blood, that it would be the last time I would play on my Mom's computer or lay on the comfy couch. Of course my Mom has made me promise to come back and have sleep overs with her, which will mean that I will get to do some of these things, but it is not quite the same.

See when I was little I used to could never do sleepovers because I would get way to homesick and just want to go home. It was embarrassing, but it was how I felt. I always have been close to my parents (and the rest of my family) I would choose hanging out at home with them than going out with friends. Once I got older I was able to do sleepovers, but I would always be happy to come home the next day. So it has been a little difficult to say the least to get adjusted to not living with my parents in the home I have known since I was 6 years old. I have a lot of great memories there. Needless to say last night I about lost it and I think it was beacuse I was tired and stressed and it just all hit me. I just stood in the shower and cried and cried. Everytime I would think about like oh at home I could have done this I got teary eyed. And what made it worse was remember how sad my Dad looked when I drove away after packing all my stuff. It broke my heart a little seeing him like that. Also getting a text from him saying "Who is going to watch Glee with me now?" made me even sadder. Don't get me wrong I love living with my Fiance, but part of me still yearns for home. I was texting my Dad last night and he asked how I was and I said homesick and stressed and he said for me to just hang in there and try to relax and that everything would be all right and that after awhile it would feel more comfortable and more like home. And I said I knew that I just missed him and he just said 'Hang in there Sweet One" which I love reading over and over but it makes me wanna cry too. Which I know it will get better and I think once everything is put away and I have some dishes and stuff I can actually use and walk through the house without tripping it will be a lot better. I just wish it was closer to my parents house, and luckily the lease is only 7 months and I hope by then we can move closer. I am also very happy to be staying in the same state I am not sure how I would do moving out of state. But I know it will get better and that I am just being a baby, but I really do love my family.

In fact when I woke up this morning I told my Fiance I have to go see my Dad and so we are going to dinner over there tonight. This last Saturday and Sunday were pretty stressful because it was moving everything from our houses to the apartment. I have so much stuff trying to figure out what to leave and take was just stressing me out. Of course I can always come back and in fact I can move more when we get a bigger place so that is nice. Anyway so we bring a lot of my stuff over Saturday and we bring the dog. We decide to leave her on the porch while we bring stuff in, Adam goes no she can't jump the fence and guess what I look up and that darn dog has jumped it and is running around. So right now when we leave for work into a kennel she goes because she gets nervous when we leave and she pee's in the house and it is new carpet and I want the deposit back and what not. Adam was not thrilled with the idea and I don't like it either because the last time she was in a cage was the pound, but I also don't want her hitting the busy street by us leaving her on the porch and I also don't want the house to smell like pee all the time.

So far I am not sure how all the stuff is going to fit beacuse Adam had more than he said he did and I brought more thinking he had less so some of my stuff might have to go back home. I brought all of my scrapbook stuff which I never get to use at my parents house because it is in a little cubby hole and I thought hey I can put it in the walk in closet on the floor by the walls and use it easier, but I am not sure that will happen :-( but we will see. I also have way too many clothes, but I am such a pack rat I never throw any away, even if I don't wear them! I need to get better at that! I am hoping that tonight we can finish picking up the stuff in the living room and kitchen so I can actually cook and walk easier. I finally got all my clothes situated since we don't have a dresser it was really hard. However, my Grandpa said he would make us some furniture if we designed it, came out and helped and drove it home. Which I would love because all my furniture at home was made by him!

Oh so I did make a decision on the dresses! I decided to order the white one with a blue petticoat to give it some color and the black and white one that kinda looks like a pirate barmaid outfit with all white top all white bottom with a white petticoat on the bottom. I intend to send one back and keep the other, although the petticoats can't be sent back. However I had an idea where the black and white can be used for the pictures and the white one can be the rehearsal dinner! But that is if either of them fit me! I love retro dresses!

Oh also my movie Monday was more movie Tuesday this week because we didn't have the TV set up and last night was Night at The Roxbury, which I forgot how funny it was, "And then I was like Emilio!" "It will be the first plant lamp store!" Anyway better get back to work write more tomorrow hopefully! And maybe get my pictures up soon as I get my computer back from my Mom!