Monday, February 28, 2011

New Volunteering Gig / reading update

To help me get some experience and to better myself and helping other people in some of their worst hours, I am going to start volunteering at Hospice of Anchorage. I will just be doing reception work and possible some filing and organizing for them. But I am willing and glad to help them out. I will be there 3 days a week for a total of 12 hours a week. I hope to continue volunteering there even when I get a job if at all possible. I will have to wait and see.

I am over half way through Inkheart and am totally enjoying the book, I can't wait to read the other 2 books in the series. I am also looking forward to reading the Princess Bride and a bunch of other books. If you hadn't noticed, I have a bookshelf on the side of this blog that has the books that I'm reading on it. I thought it would be fun to show what this bookworm is reading. Keep an eye on it cause it does change as I finish books and add new ones to it.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wishing for summer and a bookworms worst fear.

As much as I love winter, and I love it a lot, I am ready for summer. Not because it's warmer cause I rather be cold then hot but more do to the fact that I want to go and do stuff outside again. Richard and I are making all these plans for the summer and I just want to be able to go and start doing them. One of the things being going to Thunderbird Falls just outside of town. The last time I was there I was a little kid and don't remember to much about it besides the fact that my feet hurt, and that it took FOREVER to get there. In reality it's only a mile walk so yeah. But I want to do that, and do some other stuff like going on a picnic or walking at Potters Marsh or going on road trips.

Richard has started working this week, its an adjustment for me not having him here, but I'm glad that he has a job and is happy. He is getting 8hrs a day this week then he goes back to only 4 hours a day so his paycheck will be a little nice when we get it.

I haven't forgotten that I have big news to tell you all, but you just have to wait a little longer, but trust me when I say it's coming along nicely, slowly but nicely. Lets just hope that it keeps up.

In sad news, at least to me, my favorite bookstore is closing. Boarders is going out of business up here, I think it's extremely stupid to close the only one in the state but at the same time I also know that it probably costs a ton to ship books up here. I have a lot of fond memories of that place, I went there for math help in high school, that's where I got the Hairy Potter Books and did 2 midnight release parties there for them, It's where I get together with a dear friend of mine anytime she comes up to visit. I now have to get used to Barnes and Noble, I don't like that store at all, its layout makes no since to me at all. It will be a sad day when the doors to Boarders close for the last time.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

One of those Nights

I'm having one of those nights, where I am in a really bad mood. I don't know why that is but it is. I guess part of my mood problem is I'm bored, I did my usual cleaning chores today and even worked on the blanket that I'm knitting, and done everything on the internet that I like to do and have ran out of things to do. I'm also getting sick of a certain someone playing video games all day while listening to an ipod. This person has been doing this for days on end and its gotten well past old. But then again I think its just bugging me cause I'm in a bad mood and I'm trying to avoid a fight, and so far so good but that's just because I'm keeping my mouth shut. I know that I will pick a fight because of my mood.

We have no plans for Valentines Day because we have no money to do anything. So tomorrow will be uneventful. Which I'm fine with, cause I know he loves me and I don't need a day to make him tell me that.

In other news, things are going good. I still have something blog worthy that I'm sitting on, cause I want to wait till there is more to tell before I share it with the whole world. so keep tuned for that. The job search for me, has been put on hold so I can do a bit more in the job assessment area and get some more experience in the field before starting to look for jobs. Richard is just waiting for his background check to come back then he will be able to start work. SO any day now with that.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Morning Crazies

So since Monday Richard and I have been getting up between 4-4:30am, it's not all that bad, the days seem a bit longer but I think I will be able to keep this up. The only down side to getting up this early is that all week I have been getting sick in the morning. Monday and Tuesday I thought it was the coffee so I stopped drinking it, then today I had tea and an omelet for breakfast and it happened again. My stomach gets upset and I feel like I want to toss my cookies but have yet to do it. I don't know if it's just my body protesting to getting up so early but it happens at like 7-8am and lasts till about 10am then I am fine for the rest of the day. So far, if I manage to force myself to eat a yogurt when this is going on it helps me get over it.

I had a meeting today over at DVR, we renewed my contract with them and discussed where I go from here, we are going to do some more job assessments to get me out there and get some more job experience so I can hopefully land a job. Speaking of jobs, we still aren't quite sure when Richard will start working for Home Depot, he is going to give them a call tomorrow and see if they have gotten everything straightened out on their end so we can get this ball rolling.

Other than that, not much going on here. Kramer meows at us from the time we get up till 9am when he gets his wet food. Today he was a bit better and didn't start meowing till after 5am so hopefully here soon he realizes no matter how much he makes noise, he has to wait till 9am for wet food. If you were to walk into our apartment you would hear him meowing and then either Richard or I saying its too early cat you have x amount of time till 9am.