So, 2 somewhat entertaining stories...
First is about my cat, and how she entertains me. See, I got this little 3 drawer unit from ikea yesterday so I would have something to set my printer on, other than the floor. After I got home from my birthday dinner I was sitting on my floor taking all the bits and pieces out of the package and all that, getting ready to put it together. Well, Autumn being the "helpful" sort she is decided to give me a hand.. By trying to sneak off with some of the pieces XD I look up from the instructions and she's slowly backing away with her eyes on me, with one of the bits I need to put the whole mess together with in her mouth. What a cat.
So after I retrieved that from her, and got the body of the unit put together, she decided that on top of it was the perfect place to hang out.. and play with my hair as I'm trying to install the drawers :oP
I love my cat...
Other story = almost disaster.. I wasn't sure if I needed to go in to the clinic to do treatments this morning, but I knew there had been a surgery yesterday (there isn't usually surgeries on the weekends) so I figured I should probably go in just in case.. But, I get to the clinic and fish my key chain out of my purse, only to discover my clinic keys.. aren't there! And a memory of the night before comes back to me.. My brother and my best friend making a comment about keys laying on the front step of the apartment last night when they were helping me carry my birthday presents in after my birthday dinner.. An I'm like "Ah shit, I bet you anything those were my keys..." Thank goodness they were still there when I got back! And it turns out I don't have to go in any how :oP
So, yup, those are my little stories for today.
Well, today is my first day alone in my new apartment. I know it's going to take some getting used to, living on my own. Thank goodness for Autumn, she's great company. I think next weekend will probably be the hardest part, because right now I have lots to keep me buys still; finishing unpacking and getting organized. I'm doing pretty good though, I think. At least half un-packed and all the furniture is put together. The place is starting to come together and feel like a place I would like to call home.
I'm still pretty thrilled about the 5 minute walk to work though *grins*
This song has been stuck in my head on and off for ages. This is the best recording of it I could track down.
*dances* I got the apartment! Now the hard part.. Making sure I have enough $$ to pay first month's rent, damage deposit, and to get my utilities hooked up.. :oP
So I went and looked at an apartment on my lunch break today and I'm pretty excited about it.
It's a lot nicer than I expected it to be and the rent is almost $200 less than the other places I was looking at. (so $930 / month inc heat and water). It's really clean, the carpets were just shampooed and the walls just painted (except the bathroom, I think) Not as many windows as I might like but what can I say, it's a 1 bedroom appartment. I can't expect it to be as good as where I'm living now. But there's brand new appliances, including a dish washer, decent cupboard and counter space, (more counter space than the place I was living in during 2nd year of school actually) And it has in-suite storage -and- a locked storage area on my patio (I'm on the ground floor) so I have somewhere safe to keep my bike. It's a 5 minute walk from work too! So I'm pretty excited about it. Has a wood fire place too *grins*
So I'm handing in my application tomorrow on my lunch break, wish me luck!
Well, tomorrow's the big day... I'm a bit nervous. We bring Autumn home from the clinic around 11am, and them I'm home all weekend to keep an eye on her and mom's cat. Wish us all luck!
I really truly hate my internal alarm clock. Getting home at 2am should mean sleeping in till at -least- 10 or 11, not waking up at 8am.. *sigh*
Well, it's been another fantastic weekend *grins*
My friend had his Halloween party last night (being the day after Haloween) and was a totally awesome time, made even better by the fact that all the silliness was pretty much completely sober. Barely any one was drinking, and the few who were had one or two. It's enough to make me wish I'd gone through Art school instead of tech school, -almost- (98% of the people at the party were art school students currently or art school grads) The only thing that sucked is that I had to leave earlier than I wanted to, because my stomach was objecting to the can of pop I had in a quite painful manner.
But, that, and the little amount it let me sleep, did not in any way stop me from going climbing today! Today was our 2 hour basic climbing lesson, which essentially covered everything we need to know to pass our belay test next time we go, which for my friend and my self, will most likely be Wednesday night, after I get off work. Planning on going at least twice a week, perhaps more if my schedule and my body will allow it. I can't go for too long right now, my endurance is shit, only about 3 or 4 times to the top of the wall before my arms are telling me they won't do any more, but that's ok, endurance will come with time, and this gives me great incentive to work with my free weights and build up my arm strength.
I'm also very proud of my self. I challenged my self to a harder rout today, a 5.8 on a wall that tilted outward instead of being straight up and down, (I'd been doing 5.7's on plain old vertical walls last time) and I made it to the top with only one take. I'm -really- proud of my self.
I didn't expect to, but I seem to have some natural affinity for the sport. I've had 3 different people who have been climbing for years comment that my technique is really good for being such a rank novice (today was the second time I've ever climbed) so that makes me proud too.
I do believe that it's shaping up to be a good winter for me. Perhaps the best I have had in a very, very long time. That makes me extraordinaril
I had a dream last night that I had a different pair of awesomely fun colored socks to go with each of my pairs of scrubs. I wish I really did! :oP
I have a lot of random pieces of paper that clutter my desk at any given moment that I use to jot things down on, often the name and artist of a song I want to try and track down to add my my MP3 player. I happened to turn over one such piece of paper just now, an index card I must have written on a year or more ago and it had the following written on it..
I came up with an awesome Christmas sculpture idea last night at about 3:30 am while trying to fall back asleep and keep my mind off the nightmare I just had.. The hardest thing is going to be convincing my self to -keep- something I've made for a change. I hope it turns out as well as I'm imagining. It's going to be challenging, but I need a challenge.
Well, I've just finished editing the last of the pictures from my last two hikes, so perhaps I'll start getting some uploaded before the end of the weekend. No promises though.
I had a very frustrating day at work today, and I'm really -really- glad it's a long weekend..
Yay! Thanksgiving weekend! I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to three days of sleeping in, and some home made pumpkin pie with real whipped cream.. Mmmmm *drools*
Mer... for some reason, no matter what picture I choose to upload as my new profile pic, they're coming out all pixilated and I don't know why!!!!
I have a bruise on my jaw from where it made a very solid connection with the head of a large Rottweiler we were trying to take blood from today. The left side of my tongue is also swollen from where it got caught between my teeth at the wrong moment. I think I would have laughed if he got me in the face and I got a black eye.
So after spending months getting more and more frustrated with the limitations of the photo-editing programs that came with my camera and computer, I finally picked my self up a -real- photo-editing program. Corel PaintshopPro Photo X2. I've installed it but I haven't had a chance to start playing around with it yet because we have company over at the moment, and I can't spend the whole night hiding in my room. Unfortunately this also means I probably won't have an opportunity to spend any real time with it till next weekend. Boo!
This evening's company happens to be my older brother, who I haven't seen since he helped me move my stuff out of the condo in Edmonton last spring. He brought his new girlfriend over to meet mom and I. She seems like a really sweet girl.. I hope it works out for them. They've been dating for 3 or 4 months, but she leaves for home (The UK) in a few days and will be gone for 6 months to go to school.. I can't help wondering if they really know what they're getting into with wanting to stay together while she's gone.. Especially since my brother doesn't have internet access at home, and his only phone is a pay as you go cell phone that he doesn't always have time on..
*sigh* I certainly wish them all the best, and better success than I had.
I really want to take an art class this fall/winter, but all the classes I can find start at 6 or 6:30, and I don't usually get out of work till at least 10 after 6... It's frustrating.
It's been a very long time since I attempted a self portrait. I think that should be my next major project.