Tuesday, December 30, 2008
So its so cold that inside our apartment on the windows is ice, I kid you not, our windows are frozen shut by a good inch or so of ice on the inside. For us to even consider to open the windows we would have to stand there with a hair dryer for at least an hour per window. We have also come to realize that this upcoming spring/summer we will need a new front door. Our door is warped so it doesn't close right. Basically warm air excapes and cold air gets in which causes ice to form on the side of the door itself and twice now we have had to either kick the door to get into the apartment from the outside or pull extremly hard from the inside to get out. Plus there is a lot of frost on the outside molding of the door. I will take pics to show you tomorrow when its light out.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
You open the tin and theres Fudge! the best dog bones
are filled with fudge! Never mind that its homemade and oh so yummy
The plate of goodies from Bev and Terry, the chocolate covered
cherrys are to die for!
The Cookies that mom, Mandy and I made. There are M&M cookies,
Chocolate chip cookies, the Pillsberry sugar cookies with Snowmen and reindeer,
Plus Peanut butter cookies with Hearshy Kisses flavered in,
Hot Cocoa, candy Cane, Mint, Cherry and Carmal
All the sweets besides the Whitman's Sampler, Oh yeah the top Right
hand corner are the best Rice Krispy treats out there! My mom got the recipe from a friend
and on the top left hand corner even more fudge! I feel like I have gained
10 pounds just looking at the pictures! I graze on all this stuff through out the day
after Christmas Richard and I are going to go back to the gym and work off all the sugar.
Monday, December 15, 2008
The sad thing now is that in just a matter of minutes Richards alarm will be going off to wake him up to go to work. so even if I did fall back to sleep it would be for like 10 minutes. Which isn't a good thing. Hopefully once he gets off to work I will be able to go to sleep for a few more hours. That way when he comes home for lunch he can take me to moms to do laundry if not I will have to do laundry tomorrow.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I was with out internet for a few days because our broadband tower decided to die on us and they had to ship us a new one. It was weird not being able to just hop on the net when I wanted to. I survived it but I missed talking to all my online friends and being able to check my email.
On to some really good news, Richard and I will soon have health insurance through his work. He decided to see how much it would cost for both of us to be covered and wanted to make sure that my one doctor that I go to who is a specialist would take the insurance and that the insurance company would pay. The doctors office does so thats a good thing. Plus now when I need meds they will be cheaper as well so double woot woot. Plus it only costs us $136 a month, and thats for both of us, can't beat that.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I also have another babyshower to go to the day after Thanksgiving. Its for a friend of mine that I have known for 15 years. its her first child. I am looking forward to seeing her, she lives in Texas at the moment and is flying up to spend thanks giving with her family. I will also meet her husband for the first time. I'm going to have great fun.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Richard and I are waiting for our friend Brian to show up. He said he would be over at noon and its now 1:30 so yeah he's late, most likely not coming over at all. We have been trying to get together with him for 2 weeks now and it doesn't seem to be working out. Who knows he still might show up, its still early in the day after all.
Richard and I totally spaced setting the clocks back an hour for daylight savings so for about an hour we were a bit confused till I called my mom to update her on my foot and she said that we forgot and that it was only 9:30. Oops, oh well, we have now changed all the clocks besides the one in the bathroom.
Friday, October 31, 2008
In other news Kramer Bit my foot on Wednesday and now its infected. I am on meds thanks to the wonderful Dr. Duddy. My foot is a bit swollen and red and hurts when I walk around but its slowly getting better, tonight it started oozing so I'm on the right track to healing up. Kramer no longer will get catnip at all, seeing as how we think this is why he bites me the most often. the other times he bites its because I ignored him too long when he wants wet food.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I have always loved Christmas, a lot of that is thanks to my dad. He made it so magical, he always decorated the inside and outside of our house with Christmas lights and decorations. The tradition was on December 10th, which was his birthday we would go get our live Christmas Tree and decorate it. God how I love the smell of christmas trees, any time I smell them I am suddenly a little girl sitting in the dark with only the lights of the christmas tree on just staring at it. Taking in how beautiful it was. I love Christmas music and every year now only listen to the Christmas music station from Thanksgiving till Christmas. Its always been a magical time of year for me and when I have kids I hope its the same way for them.
At this time of the year, I start Craving christmas cookies, Egg Nog (love love love it), the music, turkey everything Christmas. I also find it a very romantic time of year. I love cuddling up to Richard on a cold snowy day with tea or hot coaco and just being. I'm a sap for that!
Friday, October 17, 2008
I was so completly freaked out about it that I went to the bedroom and got the metal bat from my side of the bed and had it on the couch in case he decided to come back. A complete over reaction yeah I know but I didn't know what else to do. I didn't call the cops because well he left right after I yelled at him. I do know that if he had continued to walk in I would have called the cops. I told Richard about it and he said for now on he will lock the door behind him when he goes to work. That he hadn't done it in like a month but now feels really bad about it. So thats what happend today.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
On different news its snowing yet again. It snowed a few days ago but melted and now its snowing again so I have a feeling we are in the throws of winter up here. I'm happy I love winter i love it when it snows... It just feels so peacefull when it snows.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Right at this moment I can honestly say I'm not happy, I'm depressed and that scares me. I haven't been depressed in a long while. I feel its my obligation to work that I need to help with the bills that I need to do something besides stay at the apartment all day and keep it clean and food on the table for Richard. My stomach is in knots and upset cause I don't know what to do I want to quit but I want to work. I just feel better when I'm home, keeping the place clean and food on the table. I feel like thats where I belong. Its the only thing I'm good at. I am also afraid that I will once again piss my mom off if I quit because I didn't give the job a chance. I am also afraid of making Richard mad. he likes the fact that I have a job but I'm not happy and all I want to do is cry. I'm such a failure I get these jobs then I can't last, I get stressed out, and don't know what to do with about it then feel like crap when I quit because I let my mom and Richard down yet again. Maybe I wasn't cut out to work. I keep telling myself I can do this, but it doesn't work.
I don't know what to do, If I talk to Richard about what I'm feeling he will tell me to hold out and see if it gets better. if I talk to mom she will tell me not to quit that I NEED to work.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Richard's birthday is Tuesday. Mom took me out shopping so I could get him a birthday gift, I ended up getting him a beard trimmer. He has been wanting one for a while now so I figured his birthday would be a good way of giving it to him. Mom will also be taking us out to dinner where ever he wants to go, thats her gift to him.
I have a friends Baby shower to go to on October 11th and today I got her gift all wrapped up and pretty looking. Richard and I sorta spoiled her. we spent like $121.00 on her. I hope she likes the stuff we got her.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Oh they were chocolate chip cookies and there is about 4 left and I made them last week.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
In other news, the diet is still going I gained a few pounds from lack of exercising but am fixing that problem. We have started working out again so all is back on the right track.
I will have a better update tomorrow after the interview.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I haven't been able to exercise this last week due to Richard having to do practically an entire week of over nights at work, which sucked because not only did I not get to exercise I didn't sleep well either. I realized last night that today was Thursday and that I was due for a weigh in. I figured since I didn't go work out at all last week or any of this week that I was bound to have gained weight back. At best I wouldn't have lost any weight but not gained any either. I decided not to dwell on it till after I found out the results of the weigh in. I pretty much stuck to not eating a lot and only when I was hungry so I figured I wasn't to bad off.
So per usual on Thursday mornings I got up walked into the bathroom and pulled the dreaded scale out of the closet, stepped onto it and waited for the news. I didn't know if it would be good new or bad news but I knew it would be news. It was good news! I lost another 2 pounds so that puts the grand total of pounds loss to 14 pounds!!!!!!! I figure at ever 10 pounds lost I will take a picture so that means when I reach a total of 20 pounds there will be another picture of Moi on here.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I took these three pictures at the old apartment last Fall and fell in love with them and knew at some point in time I wanted to do something with them but I didn't know when or what. Well I have been wanting to get some art for the apartment we are in now. I have been looking at some stores found a few things I liked
but wasn't really sure about, or were way to expensive. Then it hit me I could get these three pictures printed out and then buy frames for them and hang them next to one another on the wall. I was able to take my memory card from my camera to Fred Meyers today and get them printed off. I got them in the 5x7 size and then mom and I found a frame that will hold all three of them and will look great! I have to wait till friday to get the frame but I can't wait. I also got some pictures of Kramer printed and some other ones that I took on a trip to Potters Marsh. I will get them framed and hung on the wall too. The only reason the black and white one is so small is because I was going to use it as an avatar at one of the websites I frequent but haven't gotten around to doing so yet.
Richard has to work two overnight shifts on Wednesday and Thursday, I hate when he has to work overnights cause I never sleep very well at all. I have gotten used to falling asleep to his snorring so when he isn't in bed next to me I don't sleep very well. He has to do the over nights because he has to down stock and clean and paint the floor behind the paint desk at Lowe's. I have no clue what I am going to do with out him those nights.
Mom finally decided to get a new screen door for the front door of the house. Its this really cool door that its screen is connected to the glass so when you want the screen you push the glass down and the screen rolls down and when you don't want the screen you lift the glass back up. Me desribing the door doesn't do it justice I will post a picture of it, once it gets installed. Richard and I are going to get the same screen door in October for the apartment as well. Our land lord says we have to choose and buy the door but they will put it in and do all the upkeep on it but it stays with the apartment when we move out and if we break it we have to buy a new one. Its a pretty good deal if you ask me, plus it will help keep the apartment cooler durring the summer and gives us another door to help keep Kramer from getting out, and gives him another window to look out off. So when we get it in October we will get it installed in Spring.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
EVEN BETTER NEWS!! I HAVE LOST A TOTAL OF 8 POUNDS SO FAR!!!!!!! I can't believe it and my stomach is getting flatter. I love seeing the results and can't wait to see more.
Monday, August 4, 2008
Now for some exciting news, I am wearing a shirt I haven't been able to wear in about a year or so. Yup it fits again and is a little loose too not by much but hey its a start. I'm going to use this shirt as my work out shirt that way all my other shirts I can wear during the week cause I don't have that many to wear. but its freaking awsome nowing that I can wear this one again.I can't wait till it gets even looser on me.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I have been so out of it the last three days from not feeling well that I haven't gone to the gym. I just haven't had the energy to go, plus I know that if I went I would just make myself worse because I have been fighting the urge to toss my cookies most of the day the past 3 days as well. AND NO don't even go there, I'm not pregnant. As much as I wish that was the case its not.
Tomorrow I'm off to moms house to do the laundry so Richard and I can have clean clothes yet agian for another week. Laundry is my least favorite chore in the entire world, I rather clean the bathroom then do laundry. But alas it has to get done.
Its August and that means 3 things for Alaska 1. The State fair is fast aproaching, I can already taste the Husky Burger *drools* 2. fall is right around the corner litterally and we are loosing daylight. And Finally 3. The one thing that all Alaskans wait for The PFD is only 2 months away!! Gotta love the free money BABY!!!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
In other news, mom came over for dinner last night. She called me up and asked whats for dinner I told her spagetti and she said she would be right over. She also asked if she could take the diet pop we had so she would have some at home cause they were out and she only has 15 dollars in her bank account till Friday.SO I let her take it, we don't drink it and it was in there for her anyways, for when she came over. She also made the comment to the fact that my fridge was damn near empty my reply was yeah we need food but have to wait till friday as well.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I have more great news too, went to the gym yesterday and are you ready for this? I walked on the tredmill for an HOUR! I burned 421 calories walked 2mph and made it 2 miles in an hour. I'm going to stick to an hour of walking for a while though cause my knee started hurting right around an hour so I need to make it stronger before I go on. I figure once it gets eayier for me to walk the hour I am going to slowly increase the speed that I walk it.
I CAN'T WAIT TILL I GO WORK OUT AGAIN TODAY!!!!!!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
In other news, Richard and I decided that for an entire month all we are going to do is the tredmill, basically a cardio work out. the last time we were serious about working out all we did was walk the mall and lost a lot of weight so we figure cardio for a month then go back to the weight machines. Since thats all we are going to be doing we are going to go every day to the gym and walk, then its most likely going to be every other day once we start the machines again.
I have also noticed my face is getting thinner, and I don't get hungry or eat while bored and watching tv. I have cut back on how much I eat and am now eating 3 meals a day instead of just 2. I am finding that I have more energy and want to do more things as well. Now if I could just get my sleep schedule back on track all would be good. But I am liking the diet and exercise routine I'm on and plan on keeping at it.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
taken out at moms house
cause they messed up our orders at my
Free coupon I got cause off the mess ups at
dinner, like Richard's steak being to rare then over cooked
and my Ribs being way to salty.
Moms meal was fine Lucky her.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
My last parting words are:
GO ME GO ME I CAN DO IT YES I CAN!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
My mom, brother, our pastor and a friend and I all went out to breakfast so us kids wouldn't see dad be taken out of the house, none of us really ate much. I remember that we went to Village Inn, I don't know why I remember that but I do. When we got home dad was gone, I walked into their bedroom and saw his cross taped to the cable box I ripped it off and put it on so I could feel close to him. I stopped wearing it when the chain broke and I almost lost it. I still have his cross, it sits in my jewlery box, where it will stay. The last time I had it out was at my wedding, I had it in my flowers so he could be there with me.
Most of the time now, it feels like dad was never here, like he was some made up person. he's been dead my entire adult life. Hell most of my childhood years and my teen years. Thank god for that cause I don't think he would have liked teen me. I have changed a lot these last 14 years, I learned a lot about me and how I deal with what life has thrown at me. I'm stronger now too, but have abandonment issues. I know one things for sure and thats, that I am still daddys little girl.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Sping has finally Sprung here in Alaska. I say this only because I noticed yesterday that the trees finally have little bitty grean leaves on them. A little later than usual but just as welcomed. Now if only it would either rain or clear off and be sunny, I am getting rather sick of the overcast days, its been this way for the last 3 weeks nothing but clouds no rain no sun just clouds.
So its gotten warmer out which means that Richard and I are starting to go out to the valley to work off the money we borrowed from his parents to help us get into our apartment that we are in now. We went out there last Sunday and then again yesterday. We are building his mom a planter in the back of the back yard. now they own about a 1/2 acre of land so from the house to the back of the lot is a walk and you get tired when you are hauling 50 pound bags of packing sand from the front of the house all the way to the end of the property. We are making this planter out of bricks, so needless to say its an on going process and we have many more trips to make out there. Yesterday I was playing with Charlie(their bosten terrier), hauling 50 pound bags of sand and 80 pound bricks. My mom wonders how I am getting so strong. Lets see, throwing a toy for a dog that doesn't know the meaning of quit, hauling sand and bricks hmmm I wonder. Needless to say my arms hurt today as well as my legs and feet.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Its May, its May, the wonderful month of May, OK well what am I talking about I don't know I tend to ramble and make no since when I want to sleep but can't. I will just go on and on about the stupidest things, of course its usually all in my head cause at this time of night there is no one around to talk to. Unless of course you count Jane, but I don't really talk to her I type to her. So its totally not the same.
And so with all this said and not making much since I go in peace, and Live long and prosper and all that good stuff. (and no I don't like Star trek I actually really really hate that show)
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Poor Richard caught the cold that I am still getting over, it is apparently going around town and doesn't like to go away, it likes to hang on for dear life. I only have a bit of a runny nose and the cough left but they don't seem to want to leave anytime soon. My hearing has basically gone back to normal too I am about 80% back to what it was before I got sick so almost there.
In other news worth talking about. My mom is in Grapevine TX for the next week. She is there for a conference and well mini vacation. Lucky her! I have always wanted to go to Texas but have never been able to get there. Maybe one of these days I will. I also have a spiffy new cell phone. My contract was up with my provider so mom and I went and got new phones and are now on a nation wide family plan so we share minutes between her, Richard and I. Its cheaper that way. So I now have a Motorola Razor and like it a lot, I'm still getting used to it but its so much lighter than my old phone (which Richard has) that I don't even notice I have it till it rings.
Monday, April 28, 2008
This was the second time they have complained about us in a week. They complained about us last Wednesday for noise too. We had a group of 7 people in our apartment 2 or the 7 people where kids under the age of 5 so yeah they are going to be noisey. What little kid isn't going to be? I even went up the next day to apolagize for if we had gotten to loud and the husband was like "what ever". Come to find out from Carollee he works nights and was asleep yet when I talked to him he was holding a paintbrush in his hands, ummm yeah he wasn't sleeping. How was I to know he would be asleep at like 3pm?? I am up by 9am asleep by midnight at the latest.
It turns out that they where going to move last month but then changed their minds, my poor landlord has had to walk on eggshells around them. They have complained about all of their neighbors that live below them. They think that the whole world revolves around them and only them. I hope they do decide to move it would be better for us and for Carollee.
Since they complained about us again today I decided to lodge a complaint about them, only seems fair right? It is an actuall logical complaint. Their parking spot is right next to ours, so their passengers side is to our drivers side of the car and to our passengers side is two poles that support the car port, She has been parking right on the yellow line or damn close to it which makes us have to park right next to said poles making us fear hitting them. Carollee said she would talk to them about it. Oh and she said don't be afraid to make noise during the day, cause she knows I am home all day, she said its not our fault that he works nights. She also said don't you know be really loud just to get back at them but don't be afaid to make noise durning the day.
Those people are just weird, I told them to let us now if we get too loud and we hear nothing but they complain to Carollee about it WTF???
So there ya go, people these days
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
In other news, I awoke to it snowing this morning, yes snowing at the end of April, it won't stick around for long cause its supposed to rain on Monday but still this has been one messed up Spring.
Off to go make a funny face while I take some more DayQuil so I can breath.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
A few with you, I hope you enjoyed them
let me know what you think.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
(I didn't write this for you to feel sorry for me, I wrote it cause its how I feel, I am the only one who can change it. I wanted to share what was on my mind, to show a part of me that not everyone gets to see. this is the part that I hide from everyone, I only let a few people into this part and I figure why not let my friends in on this part, they deserve to know. Please don't feel sorry for me, if anything be happy for me, I am at the point in my life where I desire change and am going to make it happen. It might take a while but I will get it done. )
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
He is Tarzan Kitty hear him Roar!
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Richard is now team lead of paint at Lowe's. This is a good thing, more money for us, and he is now a full time employee YAY!!!! and it only took almost a year. Team lead is basically asistant department manager so that will look good if he ever decides to leave Lowe's which I don't think he will cause he likes working there too much.
I am managing to keep the apartment clean and organized. Lots of hard work. not really just a pain in the ass to do. I have also been reading a lot lately. I have read 3 books in like a week. and am still reading. I go through what I call book nerding it, which is basically having my noose in one book or another for days on end. I love reading and have since I was little.
Our car believe it or not is actually running and finally fixed. The last 3 times it was in the shop we didn't have to pay for any of it cause they should have cought all of the problems we were having when it was in the first two times. It runs dang good, and we are thankful for that. we are also going to start saving up some money to get a better car. We both really want a jeep so who knows. It wll take a while but its well worth the wait.
Monday, February 18, 2008
You wanna know what he told me? Richard tells me that shortly after the phone call to the house the doorbell rings, he gets up out of bed and makes it into the hall way and looks up to see his sister and their dad in our Apartment! Mind you they only waited maybe 30 seconds before opening the door. Richard yells at them "GET OUT OF MY APARTMENT!!!" His dad doesn't say anything but his sister is all I want my luggage (will explain that later). Richard responds with "I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU WANT YOU JUST DON'T COME WALKING IN UNINVITED" they take her stuff and leave and he locks the door.
I mean come on, thats just rude and its insane that I have to lock my door to keep his dad and sister out of the apartment. His mom doesn't just walk in, what gives them the right to do it? We don't do it. why should they be able too. I mean hello, I could have been walking from the bedroom to the kitchen for something and only be wearing a towel. I'm sorry I don't want my family seeing me in only a towel cause those things are known to fall off at any moment.
The reason his sister needed to get her luggage is this, she borrowed money from her parents and to pay them back she is working it off for them. Basically she is her dads slave till he says she has paid it off and she is paid 10 dollars an hour when working with him so figure 2 weeks. Now she lives in Homer about a 4-5 hour drive from here depending on road conditions. She flew up because her car is well no longer with us. She was going to stay with us while here for the two weeks. She drops her stuff off and goes to get her mom (our car had been in the shop and we were borrowing his moms) and her mom was going to drop her off back here. Well plans changed and she was needed out in the valley till the middle of the week, so instead of coming and getting her stuff she calls to tell me her dad will be by to pick it up in a little bit. This all happened at 5pm on Friday. By the time Richard gets off of work at 10pm that night his father still hadn't been by to pick it up so we said screw it we're going to bed we're tired.
11pm rolls around and there is a knock on the door, that sends the cat running. Yup you guessed it, it was Richards dad showing up for the luggage. We don't get up cause come on its late we are both asleep and well its just plane rude to come hours later to get something that should have been picked up at oh 6pm. He leaves the next day Richards sister calls to ask if he works I say he does and doesn't get off till 10pm she askes if we would be willing to drive half way between here and the valley at 10pm at night, I told her no cause that is putting us at risk cause Richard will be tired and I can't drive. She then asks us to drive out on Sunday to bring her stuff I tell her no because we are not pack mules. That is why she barged in our apartment this morning. Rude yeah I think so. UGH! so we are now locking our door and not talking to his dad or sister for a while.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
It was rather funny and Kramer had a very pissed off look on his face the entire time he was in his cat carrier waiting to get home.
Friday, February 1, 2008
So I now have 4 different Journals going, one here, one on LiveJournal, one on Myspace and one that well no one can read but me. I think this one might just be one for a few select people and it might just be a poem Journal, Haven't decided yet. OR I could do just random Shit on here. WHo knows what the future holds. I aint that entertaining. so we will see what happens on this one, nor am I that good at writing entertaining stuff.
Stay posted more to come