Monday, December 20, 2010

Best. Mascara. Ever.

Ok, seriously. Best stuff ever. I hate buying the crap - I think it's the cheap in me, but this stuff rocks! :)

I was in total denial. I have absolutely no time to post pictures or anything until vacation, after Christmas before NYE. I promise.

Monday, December 13, 2010

weekend mad house

I had really good intentions this weekend to get some stuff done. And I did, but of course not as much as I had intended. Oops!

We did:
- get the tree up
- Christmas baking (2 batches of fudge, nuts n bolts, gingerbread cookies, and butterscotch confetti squares)
- Clean up the house
- Laundry

I cooked a breakfast and a supper and so did R. It was freakin' fantastic! I love having someone else help with the cooking and cleaning.

I had a mini almost meltdown over the state of the remaining boxes, but R calmed me down, I got over it. I just hate that Christmas is 2 weeks away, the house is not quite ready, I'm out of town for work Wed and Thurs this week and Friday evening we are headed to my mom's for an early Christmas with her. Eek! Then back home, out of town for work on Wed again, and on Friday headed away for Christmas to my sisters.

There is no time!!!

I swear I'm trying to get some pictures but I only have the before's as the after's are not ready just yet. Although we did hit up this major liquidation center on Saturday and purchased a rockin' rug for the livingroom! I love hardwood/laminate but area rugs are a necessity. chiquita (my dog) she is always rolling around on it, too funny.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

ya right

It was extremely optimistic of me to think I'd have the house unpacked and settled so soon, much more to be able to post pics on here! lol. So that is still waiting. I've been pushing it at work all day, new job and all and pushing it at night trying to unpack and organize and make it feel like home. I'm almost there. And I'm beat.

The officer/storage room is almost set up, however, the desk and office chair are stacked with "stuff". I'm hoping this weekend...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The move

...went well. As well as can be expected. A little hiccup but it's done. I'm still buried in boxes and the new job is swamped.

I'm going to try to post tonight....with pictures! lol.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Last day

Here it is. Finally. Well sort of my last day.

I have to come back twice in December to play catch up. They were supposed to be one day each but I think Dec. 15th will be 2 days. Funny how for months I've been sitting here bored to tears and now that I'm leaving, I'm waaaaaayyyyy behind. Meh, oh well. I'll bust my butt today and see what I can come up with.

So I managed to get the freezer divided last night (there are 2, both less than half full), packed the computer, dvd player, and most of the other minor stuff. I can't believe it's here already on one hand and on the other I'm so happy it's finally here!

Last night was probably the last time I'll see C for awhile. I'm ok with it. I just want the move part over. I woke up to light snow, hoar frost, light mist, fog and slippery highways. Great. Perfect weather to drive 2 hours tonight, unload my SUV, turn around and drive 2 hours back at 6am tomorrow to load up a uhaul and drive back to move. *sigh*

Either way, better get at it.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

whew and a lot of babbling...

I'm tired today. I'm tired everyday. I think the stress of this situation is getting me down. I CANNOT wait for this to be over with. C and I have been getting along pretty well, so that's good. No arguments yesterday. Thankfully. I went a bought a new Wii to replace the one he's keeping and a new one for me to take. He paid for it. Then we split the savings account. Right down the middle. We will both be ok.

I have enough to pay off my student loan (FINALLY!!!) and a bit left over to keep for savings. I'm thrilled to be able to do that. I like having a nice balance in my account so it would be great to keep it, lol, but my inner accountant tells me to pay off the bills. I need to still pay rent, for the uhaul and gas and stuff for December so it'll go down a bit, but at least I finally feel like I'm making a (small) rebound.

I packed up the pantry last night. Why is it that I keep thinking I only have a few small things left, but when I actually get around to packing them, it takes freakin' forever?! Sheesh.

So tonight I have a haircut (hello stupid flatiron. My bangs do not agree with coloring and flatironing - they keep breaking, ugh!), then sort the freezer into his and hers, pack the computer, the kitchen radio and it should be fully done. Well and packing up my SUV so the stuff going with me Friday after work for trip #2 is ready to go.

I wish I could say that December was going to be an easy, low key month. It's not lol.

December 4th move.
December 6th start new job.
December 15th back to this job for the day to help fill in/catch up since there is no one hired yet, this includes a 150km drive each way.
December 17th drive 250kms one way to see my mom for the weekend for an early Christmas.
December 22nd, back to the old job to fill in once again.
December 24th, drive 350km to spend 3 days with my dad's family for actual Christmas.
December 27th drive back.
January 4th - 7th, spend the week here at old job training new hire.

I am off from December 24th to January 2nd, but eek!!!!

So a good friend of mine that I work with is going through a similar situation as myself. Hers is much worse as her ex is suicidal. I'm not sure if he is actually or is just acting out for attention. either way his parents are involved, as are hers. She wants to see him, to try to help him, but so far he's physically restricted her, twice that I know of.

She barely holding it together, trying to move and whatnot, but the part that concerns me even worse is that she is drinking. A lot. Socially with others, but getting drunk on average 3-4 times per week. I try to talk to her, to be there, but I'm not sure what to say. And to be honest, I dont have a lot left in me to give right now. I wish I could help her.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

so close

It's almost here!

Moving day that is. The day I say goodbye to my first home, my first house, my soon to be ex-husband and my small town life. I'm excited, but apprehensive. I want this, but even more, I just want the move over with. I hate moving.

I packed up most of the rest of the odds and ends last night. The only things I have left: the computer, the kitchen radio, the dvd player, the pantry, the freezer. Boo.

Oh ya, I also need to: remove my name on the house insurance, split the vehicle insurance and open new policies for both C and myself. Help him transfer the bills for direct payment from the bank account. Go to the bank tonight and split the savings account in half, then go to my new bank and deposit it. Fax in the mortgage papers this morning so the transfer application is in process. Fill out and fax in the internet papers to transfer the name on the account.

I'm sure there are a few hundred other small details I'm not remembering, but wth, it'll work out. I'm attempting to not stress about it. I'm not 100% successful.

Did I mention I wanted this over and done with?