Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bits and Pieces

dc and I are working on the rent house we are moving in to when my lease is up in March, if not before, depending on how long we can tolerate the people who moved in below us- and the only moved in yesterday but they are quite noisy!!! The rent house is coming along good… so far we’ve changed out all the plugs, switches, and covers… they are all nice, new, white, and they all match now!!! dc changed out all the doorknobs so those all match too… we’re almost done painting, all I have left to do is 2 closets, the trim in the 2 bedrooms, hall, and living room, and 4 doors… then we’re onto more major projects… we’re putting in an awesome closet system… we’re also in the process of demoing the bathroom… the only thing staying in the bathroom is the bathtub and the tile he just put up around the bathtub… we’re putting in a new light fixture, pedestal sink, toilet, mirror, and medicine cabinet… the bathroom is really dated so this will help a lot!!! lastly, the kitchen is going to be completely gutted and redone… I’m not sure if we’ll have time to do that before we move in but it is going to have to happen… we’re taking out one pantry (there are currently 2) and putting the fridge in that area, adding more counter space, changing the layout, putting in new cabinets, lights, and floor, tearing down part of a wall to make a bar area (not like a wet bar just a regular ‘ol bar), adding a dishwasher- there is currently no dishwasher and that stresses me- I’ve always had a dishwasher!!!- and changing out the stove/oven that’s in there for one with a microwave/stove/oven combination… oh yeah, there is no microwave currently and I honestly don’t think we have room for one… the kitchen is a really good size but the way it’s set up right now it isn’t very functional (kinda like the bathroom)… like I said, it’s going very well and pretty fast so far and once we get all the smaller projects done we can really focus on working together on the big projects… I love home improvements and it’s really nice when you’re working with someone else who helps out and likes doing them too, not someone who just wants to sit on the couch and have you and your parents do it… we’re having a lot of fun and learning stuff in the process!!! I so kept asking dc to remind me to take before and after pictures but of course I failed to take before pictures… I suppose I could still take them although you wouldn’t get to see all of the ugliness that we’ve fixed so far, lol…
um, Valentine’s was really good… we cooked dinner for his parents, my parents, and his aunt and uncle… everyone already knows everyone (thru church) so that took a lot of the pressure off of the situation… we cooked brisket, cheddar stuffed bacon wrapped jalapenos, potato salad, bread, and sopapilla cheesecake… it was so yummy!!!!
We’ve been working on the rent house every chance we get… and we’ve got our February dinner party coming up on the 28th which I am really looking forward to... I suppose that’s about all the excitement in my life lately which is fine by me, I'll take that!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Love is not finding someone to live with, It's finding someone you can't live without.
- Rafael Ortiz

You may conquer with the sword, but you are conquered by a kiss.
- Daniel Heinsius

Friday, February 13, 2009

Self-Love Day

Ok, today (well, actually tomorrow since it’s Valentine’s) has been declared Self-Love Day (thank you Ilax and Hilly)!! So, I decided to participate this year…

The Rules:
1.) Post a banner on your blog and declare February 14th as the day you not only love your one and only, but the day that you love yourself!
2.) Post one nice thing about yourself……then ask others to post one thing that they really like about you.
3.) Enjoy yourself!

So I decided to participate now I’m having some trouble coming up with one nice thing to post about myself. Let’s see… I love that I am working hard to become the person that I want to be, that I’m learning to relax (about a lot of things!), that I’m no longer scared to stay “stuck in a rut” if something’s not working and am willing to try something new; I love that I discovered that being happy is something that everyone deserves and that I will take the steps I need to take to make myself happy!!!
I suppose all that came from everything that’s been going on for the past year… I’m learning a lot about myself and I’m really learning how to be happy. It’s amazing how much better life is when you’re happy!!
On a side note- I don’t want anyone to feel pressured to say something nice about me, I feel weird “asking”…

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Deep Breaths

Hopefully you can’t just feel the ugh coming out in this post… today has been one of those days when everyone just manages to crawl all over your last nerve!!!! I think that all the idiots of the world are in town today and are either calling or coming by to bother me… it’s just one of those days…
I took my car in today at lunch… the air bag light is still on (from since oh, November-ish) and the part they were supposed to order in December never got ordered and no notes were mad as to what the problem was… so they asked me to bring it in again to have it re-tested… I know, it’s not like I’ve just been on them about the problem either… I’ve been procrastinating… I have no idea why it’s such an “ordeal” for me to take my car to the shop, it’s not like I have to do anything but take it in and drop it off.
More “good” news… I found out yesterday that if someone isn’t paying their taxes, like payroll, unemployment, sales, or whatever (if they own a business) and your name is on the taxes somewhere that can go on your credit and affect your credit… which brings me to…. The ex hasn’t been paying any of the taxes for the restaurant since I quit taking care of them (figuring and paying them)…. The restaurant is a sole- proprietorship but my name was on the unemployment tax so I’m not really sure if it’s anywhere else… luckily km’s sister is taking care of the tax situation for me… he’s also not paying on his part of the debt from the divorce and the company doesn’t honor divorce decrees so even though it’s his debt per the decree since we both signed the loan papers and he hasn’t refinanced it it’s still going against me… I can only hope he’s still making the house payment since the mortgage company doesn’t honor divorce decrees either… normally I try not to be a “number dropper” but in this case I’m going to be… my credit score at the beginning of September was an 816… a freaking 816!!! Pretty damn good if I do say so myself!!!! I don’t even want to know what it is now as I am constantly getting letters “reminding” me of the payment that is past due… I just need to keep reminding myself that even though my credit may suck (cheese) balls I am much happier now and I can deal with this, I will take bad credit over happiness in this situation… (I think this is going to be my new mantra)… ok, enough of the bad and negative…
Um, positive and good… positive and good… we still haven’t been to the gym, lol!!! (ok, maybe that’s not good- I was just joking!)… Saturday I get to go to a birthday party for jw’s twins who are turning 6!! I can’t believe they are already going to be 6- I remember when she was pregnant with them!!!! (mental note- charge the camera battery) so as of now I think the plan for Saturday is dc is going to work for a while, I’m going to go to the birthday party, and then we are going to find something to do to enjoy the weather!! The weather this weekend is supposed to be in the 70’s! YAY!!! Another positive- in a little over a month time changes and that is all kinds of goodness in itself!!! That means warmer weather is on the way and it will start staying light later!!! Plus, golf season is right around the corner AND I get to use my pretty pink balls with my initials on them!!!! Ok, I’m feeling better now!!! Much more positive!!! I should have blogged earlier and got all the negativity and ick out here sooner!!! I just hope the nasty doesn’t stick on you my fellow bloggers!!!

Monday, February 02, 2009

1 Month Down...

I really can’t believe it’s already February… one month of the new year is already over… I almost feel like I’ve had bloggers block lately… I’ve had a list of stuff to blog about but it doesn’t seem very interesting… then again, are any of my posts just really that interesting, lol?!?! ok, so what’s been going on… um, in January I had jury duty, although that seems like an eon ago now… it was ok… I’d only heard horror stories about jury duty but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be… (maybe it’s been long enough that it doesn’t seem that bad now)… I learned a lot about the court system and how people can get away with stuff- let me clarify that… the defense attorney objected to everything- he was trying to get the case thrown out on a technicality and I can see how that happens… anyways, it was a learning experience…
I saw my first 3D movie… dc and I went to see My Bloody Valentine in 3D and it was awesome!!!! not only is 3D super cool but the movie was really good!!! it was a good scary movie, not cheesy like some of them are… I highly recommend it!!
Lately dc and I have been joking about getting old… you know, things like, you know you’re getting old when… two of our “getting old” signs… we went to a dinner party in January and had a blast… a group of my friends from junior high (we’re all still friends) decided to have a monthly dinner party… there are 5 of us and each month one of us will host it at our house… I’m not sure what we’re going to do when it’s our turn since the apartment and the rent house are not big enough for 10 people but we’ll figure something out… maybe someone will “loan” us their house… anyways, we had a blast!!!! The dinner party was so much fun, I absolutely can’t wait until the next one!!! (as of right now I’m not sure if dc will be able to go to the February one- he may be moving his stuff back from Corpus that day- which I’m not happy about but at least that will be taken care of!)… and our second “getting old” sign… we started making cheese… he got me hooked on fresh mozzarella cheese, it is so good!!! we’ve tried to buy it at the store but it is kinda expensive so we were researching how to make it and found a cheese kit… we bought the kit and Friday night we made our first batch of cheese!!! The directions said if your first batch doesn’t turn out good don’t get discouraged but we were really impressed!!! The cheese was good!!! so now we are cheese artisans!!! We were hanging out with his sister and her boyfriend yesterday, along with some golf friends, and they were making fun of us for being cheese artisans… it’s ok, they’re just jealous, not everyone is cool enough to make cheese…
One final note I suppose… we really need to get back to the gym… bad… I wore a pair of shorts Saturday and they didn’t fit near as good as they did about a month ago…. Not good…