Tuesday, March 31, 2009

DVR, Spring and Internet

Tomorrow I have a meeting at DVR to see what I want to do with my life, rather it’s go to school or get a job. My counselor will also tell me what she thinks is best for me to do as well. I want to get a job that I can last at, but I also in a way want to go to school. She will also inform me on what all those tests I took at the beginning of the month say  about my strengths and weaknesses in math reading and writing lay so that should be entertaining.

I can’t believe it’s almost April, it feels like just yesterday it was the first of the year. I just wish all the snow would go away, I am so sick of it, and having to wear a jacket and being cold. I want the sun, the warmth the longer days all of the stuff that comes with summer besides the bugs. I can live with out the bugs and spiders and all creepy crawly things. I want to be able to have the windows in the apartment open to let fresh air in. I do this now but only with one window and only for a very short amount of time because the apartment gets to cold if I leave it open for too long.

In other news, my internet provider is trying to get Richard and I to switch our house phone over to them. It would be an internet phone, as in if the internet went down, or we had a power outage we would have no phone besides our cell phones. Yes as of right now we do only have cordless phones in the apartment so when the power goes out we are only left with our cell phones but that’s just because I haven’t found our corded phone at my moms place yet. The deal was free phone for 24 months so all we would be paying is 50 dollars for our internet, but they wouldn’t tell me how much it would cost after the 24 months was up and it would cost us 20 bucks to get the adapter for the phones to the internet.  Plus they were saying it would save us money to only have to pay them for phone and internet besides the phone company and them. I just don’t like the idea of having our phone through the internet besides our internet strength changes by the minute from strong to week because we are just on the edge of service for them up here so who knows what that would do to our phone. I told the lady no and she was shocked that I said no because not many people tell her no. She still tried to get me to switch over after I told her no. I hate people who don’t take no for an answer and keep hounding you trying to get you to change your mind.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

it's raining, it's snowing... no wait thats Ash

MT Redoubt Erupted a couple of times today sending ash on its merry little way to me here in Anchorage. It's just starting to come down a little bit. they are saying we are supposed to get a light dusting,, but the sky is getting pretty dark as the cloud of ash rolls in.

In other news, health wise I have a bladder infection, fun fun. Went to the doctor today got the script for the meds and went to Fred Meyers which is where we found out about the Volcano erupting. So I am now on antibiotics to get rid of the infection of Burning hell as I have now started calling it. I also have cranberry juice to help.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Man of my Dreams

I would like to know how I was so lucky to land Richard. He got me those flowers, just because he felt like it, and to show he loves me. I don't need flowers to know he loves me but he loves to buy me stuff. It hurts him that we don't have enough money for him to buy me more stuff then just flowers. He wants to be abe to buy me jewlery. I tell him over and over again he doesn't have to buy me anthing that all he has to do is love me, but he doesn't listen. Not that I'm complaining I love it when he buys me flowers, but I don't want him thinking he HAS too.
I have to admit I feel like I am the luckiest girl out there, to have guy like him. Richard is just so sweet and caring. When I'm sick he refuses to let me do anything but sit on the couch and relax so I can get better faster, he will bring me drinks and food and anything I want when I'm sick. I have to force him to go to work if I'm sick cause he wants to stay home and take care of me. Mind you this is only when its something worse than a cold, but still its sweet. He makes me feel like a queen and that I have married a king. I love him so much, I just want to know how was I so lucky to get him?

Friday, March 13, 2009

DVR Update, Trip to California and a treadmill

I am able to get help from DVR, I got a letter in the mail earlier this week saying that I was disabled enough to qualify for their help. My next meeting with my councelor there is on March 25th. So I am headed in the right track I guess.

Depending on how much the PFD (money us Alaskans get) is this year Richard and I are going to go down to Califonia to visit his grandparents in December. They throw a Christmas Party every year and both Richard and I would like to go to at least one of them. we would be gone from the 4th till about the 18th of December. I am actually looking forward to going, I think it's going to be a lot of fun. They also have offered to show us some of the sights around where they live. So I'm hoping that we get at least a thousand dollars in this years PFD. We will also be saving a little money all year so we can have some spending money while we are down there. One thing I would like to try and do while down there is get to Long Beach, they live in Sacramento so its a long shot. The reason being is that my friends Larry and Judy live down there. I met them because they are Dianes Brother and mother. Diane wanted to see me with long hair but never got a chance too cause she died 5 years ago, I started growing my hair out in 2002 because she wanted me to and have refused to cut it till I can see Larry and Judy in person. I guess I figured if Diane couldn't see me with it at least her family could.

Richard and I bought a treadmill on Tuesday, then returned it on Tuesday and got our money back. We bought it at Sam's Club brought it home and the back foot/leg thingy was broken so we wanted to trade it for a none broken one but we wanted to check the next one before we brought it home but they won't let you open it unless it is bought already. I demanded my money back, cause I wasn't going to take the risk of taking another one home to have it turn out the same way. We had gotten the better looking box of the three that where there too so we could only imagine what the other ones looked like. so now we are waiting for our money to be credited back to our account and part of it is going to go into the savings account to start our trip fund.

Anyhoo I'm off to go eat breakfast then do my daily chores.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mission: Organize... Fail

I of all people should know better then to try and clean and organize before 8am, it never turns out well. I got up this morning with Richard and got him off to work, took my cup of coffee into the computer room and started surfing the net. I then got the bright idea that should clean out my desk and organize it a bit better then what it was. Sorting the papers and deciding to move the scrap booking materials to my closet was easy, or I thought it would be easy.

I was so wrong!

I grabbed the bag of scrapbook stuff and put it in my closet, where I saw something I wanted to look at and when I grabbed it, the scrapbook stuff decided it didn't like where I put it. It fell from the shelf onto my head, then the floor. Paper went everywhere! So instead of cleaning and organizing like I had planned I ended up making a bigger mess then what I started out with. I cleaned up all the paper, stencils, scissors and tape and put it all back on the shelf. As I turned and left the closet I heard a thundering crash as something hit the floor, I turned around to find that something else from the other side of the closet decided that it wanted to join in on the fun that the scrap booking material had when it fell. This time it was my cross stitching supplies, yes you guessed it, all of it went all over the floor that I had just cleaned up. I cleaned it up, put it back on the shelf and said I quit, I'm done cleaning for the day. So here I sit with a slightly sore head and a bruised ego waiting for the next thing to fall in the closet.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Eagle Attack

Yesterday was a bit on the interesting side for me, it started out like the rest of the week with me going to the testing that I'm doing (which finishes today) at DVR. I got done testing and walked outside to see if mom was there yet, she was so I walked over to the truck and as soon as I opened the door she asked me if I had talked to Bobbie (Richard's sister) lately. I told her the last time I talked to her was a few weeks ago right after she got her new puppy, I then asked what caused mom to ask me about when I last talked to her. Aparently while waiting for me to get done mom was listening to the radio, and there was a news break or something and it said that Bobbie Lee Briggs had her puppy taken from her by eagles. The eagles knocked Bobbie down then scooped up her 11 week old puppy and took off. Bobbie lives in Homer and there was a lady who fed the eagles on the Homer Spit but she died and her friend was supposed to continue to do it but he's not so the eagles are hungery and go into the city of homer and get squirls and all kinds of small animals,They are getting to be a real pain is what Bobbie told me after I texted her and she called me.

here is a link to an article about what happened.

R.I.P. Kookie

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I survived one round of testing 3 more to go. When I got home yesterday my head hurt so bad, its not used to thinking that hard. The last time I had to think that hard was 7 years ago in high school. I did 5 tests yesterday 2 reading ones and 3 math tests. I freaking hate math, it has always been one of my worst subjects, the others being History and science. Out of those three I do better in science, but not by much. Anyways I go back today and the first test I have to do, you guessed it, another math test!

On the plus side when I get done testing I get to go to moms and do laundry and have meatloaf for lunch. I know, I never thought I would be excited to do laundry but its such a brainless job that I am looking forward to it. I can just shut my brain down and let it recover from all the math I am going to have to do today. Plus I love meatloaf, it has always been my favorite meal that my mom makes. When I was little my mom would say I could eat my two favorite foods, meatloaf and potatoes and never get sick of them. You know what, I think she's right.

This day hasn't started out the best for me, I get up get my coffee and go to feed meme (Kramer the cat) and feed him his wet food with out a problem. The problem happened after I was done feeding him, a friend of my moms collects pop can tabs for some Charity or something , Well ok any metal tab thing like on a can of wet food, soup, pop, you get the idea. So I am wiggling the tab back and forth trying to get it to come off the lid when my thumb slips and goes sliding down the edge of the lid. Yup I sliced my thumb open with a lid from wet cat food. Its not a bad cut, it just bled for ever. It's now covered with a band-aid but still freaking smarts when I use my thumb. I'm just glad it wasn't my right thumb that would have totally sucked.

Monday, March 2, 2009

DVR Testing and Power outage

At 9am I go to DVR to take some academic testing to see what I know and what I don't know. I have to do this testing for the next 4 days. I'm not looking forward to it, i haven't taken a test since freaking high school. I know it's to get an idea of what I know to help them help me to get a job but its a pain for me. I have to find a way there and a way back, mom is taking me there today and Richard will pick me up today. Tomorrow and Wednesday mom will take and pick me up then on Thursday it will be like today she drops off and he picks up.

I thought DVR was supposed to help me, so far all they are doing is causing Richard to miss work so I get to them. This week just so happens that I get done when he takes lunch so this week won't be bad but, he is my main transportation and I can't have him leaving work early to get me to my appointments with them cause that takes money away from us. They are supposed to be helping us get money by helping me get a job and right now they are taking it away from us.

The power went out this mornin right after I decided to get up, I was getting my coffee ready to be drank and the appartment goes dark, at first I thought it was Richard trying to be funny but he was like nope not me the power went out. It was out for a good 20 minutes. I had nothing to do but sit at the table and drink my coffee in candle light.