Monday, April 20

Random thoughts

  • I just have to say that i'm LOVING the Pure Michigan commercials that have been on tv lately. They make me so happy when i see them!
  • It was the 10th anniversary of the Columbine shooting today and i managed to not get shot. Yay!
  • We're almost all moved. We have some furniture and smaller stuff to get out of Andy's old apartment, but that's it. Things are starting to come together. We put a new bookshelf together to hold all of the electronics, video games, and dvds. We put some pictures on the walls. It feels like home. And we haven't killed each other yet!
  • Before spring break, the principal told the math teacher that she won't be teaching at our school next year. Then i managed to completely piss off the principal on Friday of last week... So today i went in and told her that i appreciate her telling me when i have done something wrong so that i can fix it and that this school/students/job is very important to me. She's happy again and i'm assuming i still have a job for next year since she told me that i definitely get to teach summer school this summer, which means that i don't have to find a summer job!
  • And i'm getting a lot accomplished so far this week. I even started working out again since i've taken a week or so off.

Tuesday, April 7

And all the walls in my apartment are back to white. Whew...

Tomorrow is all about packing, cleaning, taking stuff to Goodwill, and taking some time to relax because, after all, it is spring break!

Monday, April 6

Late night (or technically early morning) ramblings

So i haven't been doing a good job of posting lately, mostly because i haven't been doing anything that interesting. Well, interesting to me, but probably not to anyone else...

Anyway, since i'm on spring break this week i have plans to get all kinds of things accomplished, the main thing being moving to our new apartment on Wednesday!!! I'm about halfway through painting my beautiful purple kitchen and blue bedroom back to boring white in my old apartment. I can't believe that people don't paint their apartments more often. Yes, you're only living there temporarily, but that's one of the few things you can change if you're willing to take the time to paint it and then repaint it before you move out. Now that my walls are back to all white, i can't tell you how glad i am that i painted so that my apartment had some personality while i've lived here the past two years.

I'm also working on Peter Walshing (as in the professional organizer who was on Clean Sweep and is now on Oprah from time to time) most of my stuff before i move so that i'm not moving things i don't use. I have a tendency to hold onto things for sentimental reasons or because i think that i might, possibly need it for some reason in the future. I'm getting better about getting rid of stuff, especially because both Andy's family and my own have a TON of stuff that they don't need or use sitting around and we've both decided we need to try to stay away from that. We'll see how long that works;)

Speaking of moving, i realized that i haven't given much thought to this whole moving in together thing. While some people have been surprised by our decision to move in together before the wedding, i don't see any problem with it. Andy and i spend half our time at each other's apartments (or debating who will be going to whose apartment) that it only makes sense. On top of that, we'll be saving almost all of the money he's been paying in rent because the rent on our new apartment is only $100 more than the rent on my current apartment. Seriously! $100 more a month for an extra bedroom AND bathroom. Sweet!!! It'll be an adjustment to get used to being around each other all the time, but i think it'll be fine.

The other thing i'm working on this week is stuff for the wedding. We started looking at tuxes this weekend at the shop where i ordered my dress, which i'll be getting in a few months!!! Who knew there are so many different styles of tuxes? Seriously! We're also working on hotels for out of town guests and ourselves for the wedding night (!) I'm also hoping to finish up the centerpieces for the reception this week, but we'll see since i've already thrown my sleep schedule out the window in favor of reading blogs, finishing a book, sorting through papers, and resisting the urge to eat food that i shouldn't since i really should be in bed. In fact, i think i'll head there now so i'm not too tired to enjoy my day tomorrow!

Thursday, April 2

Spring Break Eve

That's right. It's finally time for me to start spring break. Other than moving to a new apartment with Andy (!!!) my break doesn't involve anything too exciting. But i do like the idea of appreciating everything that i get to do so i'll start with tonight:
  • I shopped at Goodwill!
  • Ate wonderfully delicious yellow curry at Jasmine Thai with Andy (aka the Thai place next door to Yogokiss which is my new food obsession). I swear i could eat it at least once a day for a week or so without getting tired of it. As much as i'd like to try that, i don't think i can afford quite that much Thai food... Though it would be cheaper than if i had actually gone somewhere for spring break.
  • Watched the ER series finale, which was wonderful. I loved the fact that they had Rachel Green on as a student applying to med school and who doesn't love the fabulous Alexis Bledel aka Rory Gilmore!?!
  • Finished knitting a scarf while watching ER so i was able to feel productive while watching three continuous hours of TV. Yay!