Life is a Novel.

I have an hour left of work with nothing to do. I’m working on the new alumni brochure for next year’s reunion, but I can’t do anything until I get the files I need from the PR department and they all went home early. So I’m sitting here, twiddling my thumbs, because I’d rather stay here and play on the computer than go home and do it. Get paid to listen to music and blog? Hell, I can do that.

It’s been an eventful day. Ash’s parked car got hit by her co-worker while Ash was working. The estimated damage on it is $1700 and the person who hit it doesn’t have insurance and Ash’s insurance is just liability. We’re not paying for it – no way, so Ash’s co-worker has to figure out a way to pay for it by December 19th (the day we’ve set as D-Day and we leave Ashland, WI). Which means we’re back to sharing one car and Ash’s poor, beautiful car is now sitting in the cold waiting to be repaired. This shouldn’t have happened and it’s really just not fair. We’ve been dealing with so much crap lately, why did this have to happen on top of all of it? We’re still going to my parent’s house for Thanksgiving, only now we’re taking my car and crossing our fingers that it makes it there. Seriously, can’t we catch a break?

So we’re stressing even more over school, work, leaving, packing, and now cars, and the constant lack of funds. I can’t wait to get home tonight and just rest. I know we have to keep packing and go food shopping and stuff, but after that, it’s rest time. Maybe some Charmed. I hope.

We leave tomorrow for Thanksgiving. I hope nothing more happens this weekend, knock on wood. We need a good vacation.


Knitting, work, and blood.

Not much time to blog, as expected, though I have been getting a lot of knitting accomplished and I hope to finish my first knitted bag by the end of next week, at least the knitting part anyway. I’m, sadly, very slow at this. My ADD kicks in after two rows and then I have to find something else to do. I’ll try and post pictures of my progress.

At the moment, I’m at work trying to get to work on our upcoming Newsletter. I hated the last format, so I’m working on a new one. Unfortunately, every time I try to open Photoshop, everything slows down to a crawl. Let’s see what happens when I uninstall some things, shall we?

This is a boring entry, but it’s been a very hectic day. Trust me.

I just cut my finger. It’s bleeding. Lovely.

Increase of productivity.

It has been a productive day! Woke up this morning, had a breakfast of biscuits and honey (yum!), and then started cleaning like mad. I shut myself up in our bedroom and folded all the laundry, hung it all up, and organized the dirty stuff. I then went through what boxes could be packed, organized boxes that already had stuff in them, and cleaned the shelves and side table. Then I went to go clean Kendi’s cage which is in our room (to keep her warmer) and look what I found:


Kendi’s first shed! Yeah, I was really happy because it means she’s healthy. So now she’s eating right and on schedule and she’s shedding. I was worried about her eye caps because I had that problem with other snakes, but she did fine and they came off with the skin. She’s really pretty and bright now but I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of her before she curled up in her macaroni box. What a good snake.

After that excitement, we got the hallway, the bathroom, and the kitchen done. We’re working on the living room now (well actually, I’m blogging, and Ash is working on the living room – she does the vacuuming and when she’s done I’m gonna clean the ferret cage). It’s been a really good cleaning day and our room is probably the cleanest it’s been in a long time. I’m proud of us for actually getting so much done. I even re-did my blog info since it was pretty outdated. If I have time after dinner, I’ll work some more on the free wordpress themes I’ll be putting up. Anyone interested in them? I’m also thinking about holding a contest – anyone be interested? And if so, any ideas for the winner?

Okay, back to cleaning. (Don’t forget to vote for!)

Dreaming of Mountains and Stars.

Yesterday I finished my first free wordpress theme, and I started on my second last night. I’m gonna wait to put it up though until later because this morning, Ash and I are going to clean house. We’ll be moving in two months and today we’re going to start cleaning up and packing some things away.

Ashland is beautiful in the fall, but we’ll be going to Tennessee in December where it will be warmer and I love the mountains. MOUNTAINS. It’s temporary until we end up in Austin, Texas where we want to make our home permanently. That won’t happen until late 2009 I believe, but I really can’t wait. There are so many more options down there for us, and so many more opportunities. We’ve even started dreaming (and slightly getting ahead of ourselves) and looking up real estate in Austin. Some of the homes even on the lower end of our estimated budget are really nice. I’m crossing my fingers that it will all work out. It will.

But right now, in this moment, our house is filthy and we need to clean.

life update.

Sorry for the lack of updates. But life is finally falling into place.

House – check.
Girlfriend – check.
Girlfriend gets good job – check.
I get good job – check.
All our family together – check.
Love – double check.

I just got done signing paperwork for a new job working for the College’s Alumni office. I’ll be working with their website, their newsletter, and I’ll be going places to do stuff for their Alumni weekends. I start work on Monday morning, forty hours a week, full time, minimum wage. It’s great.

Other than that, I keep plugging along on getting my website stuff together and yesterday I finished my writing resume (I’m still working on a design resume). Hopefully I’ll be able to get a lot more done during the long weekend and I’ll have my website up and running with the portfolio up as well. Good luck to me.

Right now, I’m going to go paint. Ta.