I don't know if I want to post before pictures, lol.
We moved! I'm so flipping happy about it. We moved back into my old apartment where I lived December 2006-July 2010 by myself. J lived there with me from July 2010 to January 2011. The entire apartment needs a lot of work and love. There were only two tenants after us and they didn't take care of it. The one who moved in after me was a hoarder and then after that was a young couple with dogs and later on a baby. They didn't clean ever it looks like. The kitchen has German roaches and that is my worst nightmare. They broke a bedroom window that still needs to be fixed. They kicked in the shower and it needs to be fixed. When the shower was kicked in, they didn't say anything, they just put plastic over it and kept using it. So then mold happened and it effected the drywall. So my friend's fiancé is supposed to be fixing it. But... He hasn't finished yet. He started on Friday and then never came back. The last tenants painted all the walls brown. Ugly brown. Not beige. Brown. We also have a lot of stuff that is dirty too because it's been in storage for almost 3 years. So we're unpacking and having to clean everything. It's going to be a lot of work but I am excited to be able to make it into our home.
So I'm not sure how widely this is known outside of family and friends but I LOVE stationery. Paper, envelopes, stickers and stamps- love, love, love! I have a friend who I have been writing to for over ten years. It's less than 16 but way over 10. I'll say 13 years. She's lived in several states and cities and I've moved a few times but all in FL and we just keep writing letters and postcards to each other. We're FB friends but we don't really use that to keep in touch nor do we talk on the phone, sometimes we text but not often. We just write!
Well in two weeks she's going to Japan and I am so excited for her. I just sent her some money through PayPal so she can buy me a ton of stationery. She asked me what did I want and I told her it didn't matter and then said what do you want because I'll just be mailing it back to you, lol.
Japan has the BEST paper products. They have washi tape! I don't have a ton of washi tape and I don't use it much but that's mainly because I didn't buy any until we moved in here and so I don't have a big use for it but I'm sure if I had the space to do stuff with it I would buy more of it. I don't have a planner either right now. Maybe when we move, I'll get another one and then I'll have another use for it along with having the space to do DIY and craft projects and can do cute stuff with the tape.
Anyways. Yes, Japan has the cutest stuff especially all of their stationery supplies.
We're on our way to Sea World for my birthday. And we've got a hotel tonight in Orlando. It's our favorite hotel, Holiday Inn Express. I don't know what else we're doing in Orlando. We might see Civil War again at either unversial or at Disney springs (used to be called downtown Disney). We might also go to a mall, I wanted a new bra for my birthday and so we can go to Victoria's Secret and get one or two there. Maybe some new pretty underwear too.
When we get back home tomorrow I'll take a picture of presents and cards. But for now here's a picture of the best card ever.
It's from Jacie and Dean and their son (my future nephew) Mason.
Maybe I should blur my birth year out so no one knows how old I am.
In other news hopefully when I get back to work I can start my pharmacy training again. It's been two weeks since I did anything with it. I was sick and then this week I only worked Sunday to Tuesday. Sunday is tags and then front register. Monday was front register because someone else was on vacation and then deliveries. Tuesday was supposed to be floor working on truck but then the photo person had to go to Miami for something so I was in photo but then the front person went home and I was up front 12-3 and then did deliveries. Luckily my store manager got the deliveries ready and one of the shift leads went to two places and I went to 3. But the third person wasn't home.
Then I am on a five day vacation so hopefully Monday will resume my training. I thought I was going for my pharmacy certification. To do that I have to go to classes and have books, books that get ordered through the store. But I asked my store manager about it but he said he's not having me do the certification and I'm just getting registered. I asked J about it and he said it's not his choice that I have to do the certification for the designated hitter program and that even if I'm just getting registered that I would still need to take the classes and have the books. So I'm just going to talk to my pharmacy manager about it.
I didn't paint my nails for my birthday but I brought everything with me so that I can paint my nails later.
I don't normally do a birthday wish list but I was thinking maybe I'd make a list of things I want to get myself for my birthday.
A new ring or bracelet. Something silver. I just want something new, I haven't bought any new jewelry in a while. I need to start wearing my rings all the time again.
Some nail polish but something specific and something special that I wouldn't normally buy. I don't mean Sinful or Rainbow Honey. Something like a new indie brand.
I want to purchase my domain name again. I just want to find a new host I think.
A new book.
Something on etsy but I don't know what.
So obviously I've put a lot of thought into what I want, lol. The only thing I know for sure is the domain name, everything else is just a vague thing.
Some sort of jewelry but nothing specific.
Nail polish but not a specific brand or color.
A book but no clue what or even what author.
Something etsy, no category, just something, anything on etsy, lol.
J asked me several times what I want for my birthday and I think the only thing I told him was I wanted to go to Seaworld and I wanted to my domain name back.
I don't know why I've stopped writing. I stopped writing on my livejournal too. I've been sick the past few days. My throat was sore on Tuesday but I ignored it and didn't buy any cold eeze which has been MY JAM the last few years (more than a few, over 6 I'd say) and I think it has helped me not get sick. I used to get a cold once or twice (or more when I was in school) a year and from about 15 years old to 27 I would stay sick longer than a normal person would. I would usually have to go to a doctor once a year at least for medicine. Antibiotics, cough medicine and once I got an inhaler. One time they took X-rays of my lungs and one lung was completely full of infection and the other lung was like 2/3 full of infection. The doctor wanted to put me in the hospital! I didn't have insurance though so he said since I didn't and since I was young (like 22?) he would give me antibiotics and cough medicine and then if I didn't clear up within a certain time frame, he would put me in the hospital. Luckily the medicine helped quickly. I was coughing so hard I had bruised my ribs and throwing up, but there wasn't usually anything to throw up so I would just dry heave.
No idea why I'm telling sick stories. But I've got more!
I was about 15? I got REALLY sick and I went to school, don't know why but I remember being in my 10th grade history or social studies class, whatever it was, world history maybe? His name was Mr. Drummond (I could see him marrying a student later on in life. Like I was 15 and he was 33? So if he had been teaching for a while he would have students older than 18 and closer to his age. I could see it. ANYWAYS!!!! I was so tired in his class that I fell asleep in his entire class one day and he didn't care. I left and somehow got home. I don't think my coughing was that bad but there clearly were white marks in my throat so I got home from school and crawled everywhere. I called my mom (who did have insurance on me so she said she was taking me to hospital.) So I remember I was laying at the front door throwing up and my mom got me and took me to JFK hospital. I had pneumonia that time.
Lots of stories like that. Then while J and I were new, less than a year I got sick. I had to get antibiotics and couch medicine. I think that's the last time I got that sick.
Now when J is sick or someone at work that likes to get touchy touchy feeling, I buy cold eeze. There's a girl I used to work with who whenever she was sick she wanted hugs and she wanted your hand on her forehead to see if she has a fever. She'll come up and lay her head on your shoulder. Basically she goes around and touches everyone when she's sick and I'm just like stay away from me!
More interesting personal tidbits?
My position at work changed so I make more money. It's the designated hitter program at work, I can get two raises out of it. First is the training period timeframe. Then when you do your 160 hours and take the classes, you'll take a test (100 ??s I think) and if you get a 80% I think you pass? I have to do all this to get certified in pharmacy. After I get certified I'll make another dollar an hour!
We want to buy a house. But I don't want to go into many details because I don't know want to jink ourselves. J has to pay off 5 credit cards so we did two and then on Thursday we'll do another card. I'm cashing out a retirement loan, that'll take a few weeks to get here and then we'll pay what we can for the rest of the cards. After that's done, we can start shopping.
We should probably be in a house before 2017 but we're hoping for something sooner.
When this happens, it's going to be one of my biggest dreams happening.