Saturday, January 02, 2010

New Car Smell

I pick it up on Monday...

It's a 2008 Saturn Astra with power windows & locks (something I don't currently have!), cruise control and a sunroof. It's super cute, and it's clean and new and all mine!! I can't wait for Monday!!!

I've driven 2 new Saturns in the past and loved both. They may not be the most expensive cars out there but they are really great on gas, generally dependable and handle well. And they are affordable for someone like me. This one is so adorable and sporty and fun and I'm so excited to be starting 2010 with all things new. Goodbye to manually rolling down windows and opening doors and to sometimes having to listen to a certain radio station because the radio is stuck and to wondering why the engine light is on then off then on then off...

New beginnings...it's what my life is all about this year. I'm off to a great start!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Resolutions

I received a gift yesterday. It's from someone very special to me & it came with a note which displays the only resolution for 2010...


Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Living Room

It's time for me to finish this place up! Since the university was nice enough to declare today a holiday, I'm using my time to whip the living room into shape. It basically includes painting the walls (Sage Gray) and the trim white and then putting pictures up...and perhaps a little craft project too. The gray has a little green tint to it so in real life it doesn't look as gray as it does on the computer. I think it'll be nice. Here are the "before" pictures...


**Updated**After... (Still have white trim to do tomorrow.)


Come back later for the "after". Happy New Year's Eve everyone!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ran


Shalom does not mean penis

It's hysterical to watch someone answer a phone call that doesn't exist and then get frustrated when she can't hear it.

Ginger peach candles smell yummy. They smell even yummier when they are on clearance.

I might have a date at IKEA on new years day. I'm not sure how I feel about it, but at least it's a big store so if he sucks I can just "get lost".

My desk is put together, curtains are up and I used a gift card to buy a pretty silver lamp with a pink lamp shade. Now all I have to do is unpack the boxes and put up pictures and my office will be done! (Pictures will follow, of course.)

I don't let Bella in my room at night but when I take naps I keep the door open so she can come in if she wants. She always does and she always curls up in the nook of my tummy (I sleep on my side) and stays with me the entire time. So sweet...

They made me stay home from work yesterday because it is so slow. I didn't think I needed to, but I used the day to rest and nap. Turns out, I needed it!

The other night I heard someone honking their horn out front. They kept holding it down for what seemed like minutes. When I looked out the window, a pickup truck was blocking a car in their driveway purposely. Someone jumped out and ran into the house and then the truck sped away. It was weird. I was afraid that I'd witness a fight or worse...luckily I didn't.

I'm feeling crafty. I need black contact paper. Hopefully I'll be able to show you by the end of the new years break.

2010 is going to be my year.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Home Sick & Stuff

I am watching Sponge Bob because there is nothing on and I was told to stay home sick today. I actually wanted to go in because I don't feel horrible but I don't feel good either, so I guess they are right. Especially because there is no one in the office and nothing is going on. I did work for a good 2 hours yesterday but after that it was just play. At least here I can stay in my pajamas and take naps.

I'm not posting Toosdae ?'s today because last week there was little activity due to the holiday. I'm assuming it would be the same today so maybe next week they will start up again.

I've decided that I am in fact going to paint my living room. It's too bad that the landlord paid to have this place painted and that he chose such an ugly color. Everything looks washed out and too bland. I suppose some people would like it and be able to live with it but I need a little pizazz. But the color I chose isn't very...pizazz-ish. It's a grayish blue color. My furniture is a grayish greenish brownish color (if that makes sense) and I have blue accents in the room. It'll work well with the red room which opens up to the living room too. My 2nd choice is a grayish green, but I think my furniture would blend into it too much. I'll be painting over the New Year break...after that, I'm doing painting. My bedroom and the office will remain this ugly color but b/c the rooms are small, they look OK. The hallway will also remain as is. I might not even paint the trim in there. We'll see.

I'm excited to think it's almost done. It's been a lot of work and I'm ready to be able to sit back and just enjoy the space. My family is visiting in a couple of weeks for the first time and I'd like everything to be done by then. Having another deadline will do me good.

I'm thinking of calling an electrician to come in to put an outlet in the bathroom and to wire the bedroom and kitchen with switches. I know it's an apartment and I shouldn't invest any money in the place, but I'm planning on living here for at least a couple of years and I feel like it will make me happier to be able to turn lights on and blow dry my hair in the bathroom without a huge cord coming from my bedroom. Does that make sense? I don't know. I wish I knew an electrician who could do it for me.

Do you have any plans for New Year's Eve?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

It's Over!

Well, it's come and gone. My favorite day of the year was over in a flash, but it was a wonderful flash full of laughter, love and lots of good food. I received many wonderful presents-which included a GPS for my car! I love it so much I use it even when I know where I am going. :)

Unfortunately I managed to get sick and so the last 2 days have been spent in a daze. I've been in and out of naps and at one point I had a fever but it's gone now. Thankfully it's a short week and I don't have to cook, so I'll be on the mend in no time. For now, this is all I can post-even this has hurt my head...

Here is an updated picture of my first cousins. This year there is an addition-my sister's fiance on the right, in white.