Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Next blog>>

Have you ever hit the "Next blog" button up there? I've done it before but not from my own blog for some reason. I think it takes you to blogs that are similar to your own by magic apparently. Today I did it from this blog and I have to say if blogger thinks my blog is like the ones it was taking me to, I like it! I made the goal a while ago to try and leave a comment on blogs whenever I read them so if you're visiting me today because of some random comment left on your blog by me... hello.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Puddle Jumpers

Here's a sale I'm not sure I can resist:



Go check out the sale at Puddle Jumpers and if you have a bit more money See Kai Run has one going on too - not as cheap but still very cute.

I'll be thankful when...

I have kids to buy these cool things for!





And don't forget all the fun Melissa and Doug wooden food to go with the kitchen.


Cutest thing ever!


Cupcake cuteness over at Crazy8

Flaming cribs shoes at Crazy8 $7.88





$114.82 from $139.99 at amazon


I did buy the valance that goes with this crib set yesterday for $2.02 - ok, so I splurged and got two of them.





I love this time of year and I don't usually mind being childless because I know there's a plan for us and we're where we're meant to be right now but when I see all these cute things on sale and have no-one to buy them for it makes me a bit sad. I want a kid to play with and dress up!

Do you have an amazon wishlist? I love mine - I love going and seeing what's on sale without having to search for it because it's already there on my list. I have one public one and a few private ones where I keep embarrassing things like baby clothes and decor so no-one thinks I'm pregnant. We're at the stage now where we're really ready to start a family though and so it doesn't hurt to grab some of these things whilst they're on sale, right? I'll admit that sometimes the sale price is more enticing than the actual product.


Here's hoping we'll have a reason to buy some of these things within the next year or two.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Green is the new Laura

I was tagged by Mari, who was tagged by Caitlin to do this festive tag. Here's the rules, go about your house and find 7 things either red or green. Take pictures and show us. Easy and fun!

Here's my pictures:

1. Green eyeshadow 2. "I Capture The Castle" by Dodie Smith, my fave book 3. My Slimer Green blackberry skin, so ugly but I like it 4. My butterfly chair we use at the computer 5. Christmas bauble bell that I put on the tree today 6. My new green hoodless hoodie jacket coat thingy 7. Chiropractic Text Book

I tag:
Lindsay
Rachel 
Maggie

:)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Cards

Hey everyone,
This is a bit of a boring post but if you haven't already got your Christmas cards done this year I have a few templates made up ready to personalise for you. Send me a picture and a message to put on the card - size of your choice and I'll email you the file and you can print as you please. I can switch out patterns and colours at your request. It'll cost $10 - I accept paypal. -Laura

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Plumpy McPlumperson

Have I ever recommended a product on here before? I'm not sure. I don't think I've ever really reviewed a product either. This is a first.

For my birthday Stuart got me some make-up from Sephora. I love make-up! I love finding a new product that I just love. There's a few things that are a constant part of my make-up routine such as curling my eyelashes, Urban Decay eyeshadow primer, using a brush to apply foundation. Little things like that. Mostly face and eyes. I don't have any products that I can't live without when it comes to lips. Vaseline is good enough for me. I do sometimes use a clean, dry toothbrush to exfoliate my kisser... but my attention always goes to my eyes.




Anyway, Stuart got me a Too Faced make-up gift box that included a sample sized tube of Too Faced Lip Injection. I had been wanting to try a lip plumper for a while just for the fun of it. I slathered the thick pink concoction on my mouth. The gloss isn't too sticky and it goes on nice. I was admiring it in the mirror when all of a sudden it felt like I was being stung on the lips by a billion bees! Sweet mother! My eyes started watering and I was thinking "It can't feel worse than this! HOW MUCH WORSE CAN IT GET?!!" It got worse and worse and worse. I was about to panic when it stopped getting worse and just felt horrible. I looked in the mirror to see if I was bleeding. I don't know why I thought there would be blood - maybe because it felt like razorblades, I don't know. No blood. I think I was in shock.

I went into the living room and saw Stuart sitting and decided to give him a kiss and see what happened. I gave him a little kiss and he wanted another one. Bigger. Ok fine.

Within five seconds he was screaming "What have you dooone to MEEE!?"

The product is made with cinnamon oil which is a natural irritant. You put it on your lips and your skin freaks out so the blood hurries to see what's going on and tries to help out which in turn makes your lips puff up a bit and become darker.

If you get the gloss anywhere outside of your lips that area will turn red too. Learn from my experience.

Overall it was really painful - I also had chapped lips when I put it on - but it seemed to work too. It was weird and for some reason I'll do it again but not regularly, only when I really hate myself - maybe right after I wax my mustache.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm Twenty Five and still alive!

Yesterday I woke up at 6am to help Stuart leave for school. I have to get up with him so I can lock the garage door when he leaves. If you've followed my sleep issues you'll know that it takes me about 2 hours to get back to sleep after waking up but I do it, for him. So I got up, locked the garage and went back to bed. I fell asleep a bit quicker than normal because I didn't stop in the kitchen to clean up - Stuart did the dishes the night before, I didn't check my email - I left that for when I was actually awake. I just went back to sleep. I woke up at 8.30 when the phone rang and decided not to go back to sleep even though I knew I was going to be up until very late.

Anyway, I checked my email and was excited to see an inbox packed full of birthday messages. Best way to start a day!

I got dressed, hoovered the house, peeled potatoes, set up the guest bed, spoke to my mum on the phone :) and took it easy. I was busy but it was all good.
Stuart came home from school then Lindsay arrived an hour later as dinner was being put in the oven.
I made a big spam and sweetcorn pie, mashed potatoes, roast potatoes and green beans as planned.
We ate dinner and it was perfect. Yum. Then at 7pm there was a knock on the door and in came the two couples we know from church carrying a little cake with 4 lit candles in it and they sang Happy Birthday to me! We chatted a bit and they left.

We hung out until 10.30pm when we decided to head to the cinema for our midnight showing of New Moon. We weren't sure how long the lines were going to be. Infact we both thought we might be part of a small handful of people there - this isn't Rexburg after all. AND Linzi Dell was texting me at 7pm telling me she was in line at the cinema in Rexburg waiting for her midnight showing... I'm glad I wasn't waiting in line that long! Ahead of us in the line was a bunch of women from church. I don't know them well enough to talk to them and they'd probably have thought I was trying to skip the line anyway.

We got there and there was a queue but really not as bad as I thought it could have been - nothing compared to Rexburg though I'm sure! We were let in at 11-ish and found seats. We were sitting in the third row from the front. There's a few nipples in that film so I'm sure you can imagine how I felt sitting so close - if you're imagining drooling you're wrong!

We were tired before we left so we pretty much sat in our little worlds due to sleepiness. 25 does that.


excuse my wacky eye. i was really happy.

New Moon: Spoilers ahead, be warned.

First of all, I'm no expert. When I read a book I don't remember details or hardly anything about it once I've finished it. New Moon was my favourite Twilight book though so I think I remember more of the details of that one. I'm also not die hard or a Twihard.

The film starts where the book does. From what I can remember it stays really quite close to the book. There's little things like Alice gives Bella a present at school, or the camera Charlie gives her is digital instead of film, the birthday party scene wasn't as extravagant as in the book but it was fine.... I don't think there was that much different from the book.

The acting in this one was better, hopefully by the next film it's better yet though. I liked the way Jacob's character was in the film and it made me feel even worse for him knowing what happens to him. Stupid.
I think Bella should have cried actual tears in the film. I don't think I saw a fake tear from her at all, not even when Edward leaves her. A little more emotion would have been nice. She did the nightmare screams really good though. Next time she could use a little Vick's in her eyes though, just saying.

The special effects were a lot better too which made the film a little less cheesy I think. There are some Harry Potter-ish effects from the one where Syrius Black dies, that scene even. - See what I mean about not remembering books when I've finished them? I don't even remember what book that is! Although, there are some special effects that look like they were made by me. That made me come out of my New Moon trance to think "What on earth was that meant to be?!" It was distracting and even weirder seeing it followed by some amazing effects. It's the part where Sam is cliff diving and it shows a cool view of him diving and he looks like he's flying then the next thing he's at an odd angle going into very fake water.

Um, what else?... The wolves were good. Two of them reminded me of the hyenas from Lion King though. Goofy.

Jacob's wig was horrific as usual.

Dakota Fanning was a good Jane.

Oh, one scene where Alice tells the Volturi that Bella will be a vampire and he looks at her memory made the whole theatre burst out laughing! That was extra sharp cheddar. Haha! Barf!

Overall I enjoyed it. The most fun of it for me though is spending time with a friend going to see it. I know there's a lot of people out there who are in total love with the books and characters. That's not me. I like getting excited for it and don't take it seriously enough to have it affect me either way. It is what you make of it.

The next one comes out in June. I'm looking forward to it already but not enough for a mid night showing.




So, that's the review! Did I miss anything, do you want to discuss it more? Did you love it or hate it? Were you one of the freaks screaming when Jacob took off his tshirt? Would you like to argue with me about why I've always been Team Jacob? - some people do.


The funniest part of our cinematic experience was listening to a girl behind us talk about when she was in 2nd grade she wanted to dress up as Pretty Woman and her mum let her. It wasn't until much later on in life she realised that at age 6/7 she had dressed up as a prostitute with the help of her mother. Haha.

For my birthday I was very spoiled! I got two pairs of sassy shoes and a pair of lovely boots, urban decay make-up, two books (Stargirl and Changeling or is it Graceling? I can never remember.), jeans, dvds, a cardigan, tshirt, sweeties from home and a 1lb box of See's candy that Stuart was eating before me- rude!, a handmade in Scotland by Helen hat, an awesome Twilight tshirt, a piece of original artwork that I LOVE!, 6 boxes of chocolate Lucky Charms... what else? I was really spoiled!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Birthmas:

I'm not going to mention you know what in this post BUT I want your help with a new tradition I want to start! I want a list of your favourite Christmas films AND Christmas TV episodes.

I'm going to make a big list and you can poach from it too. I'm going to be cramming in as much Christmasness as possible. Starting with the Christmas Pandora station.

Here's the start of my list so you don't think I'm lazy:

The Holiday
It's a Wonderful Life
Elf...

A list of three films makes me look lazy, doesn't it?
I found this huge list here but want to hear what ones you like.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Birthday traditions.

I'm sure you might have heard - seeing as I'm so obnoxious about it right now - that it's my birthday tomorrow! You did hear, didn't you? Thought so.




Right now I'm thinking about birthday's gone by and Stronach family traditions. I'm SO excited to have children some day to carry on those traditions with. I can't wait to have kids and know that on their birth eve they're lying in bed trying not to throw up because of excitement. Isn't that the best?!

In my family there's no such thing as waiting until later to open presents - same goes for Christmas. They're opened at the crack of day on my mum and dad's bed surrounded by siblings who'd rather be asleep. I think part of the reason we did it that way was because my mum and dad were too excited to wait for us to open our gifts. Right, parents?

Here's what will be happening tomorrow:
I'll wake up at 6am to open presents because that's when Stuart gets up. He'll probably try and make me wait to open them until dinner. He'll be educated swiftly. Again.

I'll send him off for the day and then get tidying and prepping for my guest arriving and for dinner.

Then I'll nap probably with my gifts, I'll be wearing everything I received.

I'll wake up and make the filling for the pie we'll be having for dinner and probably peel some potatoes.

My mum will phone me.

My guest will arrive.

I'll finish preparing dinner and get it in the oven.

Stuart will come home.

We will eat and hang out.

Then Lindsay and I will maybe nap (but probably not) because at midnight we have a film to go watch!

Ooooh!

That's how I imagine the day will go. Opening gifts at dinner time would throw the whole thing off!
This is how it's meant to be.

I got distracted again. When we have kids their birthday dinner is going to be exciting. We'll eat party foods off paper plates buffet style - that sounds how a lot of people serve their food here but back home food is plated up by the cook in the kitchen and you'll eat what's on your plate or you'll eat if for breakfast - wait, what? That's another Stronach Family tradition. Haha.

Party food includes: mini pizza, val au vents (which I've been craving birthday style!), sausage rolls, top hats, ham sandwiches (cut in triangles, thank you.), crisps and cream cheese and onion dip, cheese and onion pickle sticks... the list could go on and on.

Do you have a meal you like to have for your birthday dinner?
My meal is spam and sweetcorn pie, mashed potatoes, roast potatoes and carrots.

Do you have birthday traditions? When do you open gifts? Have you created any new traditions of your own?

My name is Laura and I have an addiction...



I promise I've been browsing Etsy with an actual unselfish purpose but mine eyes have seen all sorts of glories. When I say "be still my heart" this is what I'm seeing:

What a treat that would be for my noggin!

Once I'm done with my unselfish deed I'm going to have to go in to rehab I think. Etsy is my drug.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

San Fran-disco

My brother and his girlfriend will be here in a few weeks to spend Christmas with us. I'm so excited to have them here! Does anyone know any fun/interesting, cheap things to do in the Bay Area? I want them to die of happy as often as possible.

New T: New Moon

I'm loving everyone's answers to the question I asked last night. Keep them coming. No-ones picked another country to grow up in. I find that interesting.

I wanted to share this with you. I know I mentioned and linked to it before but I want to show you the picture for any lazy bones who don't feel like clicking the link. Hopefully this will encourage you.

Lindsay designed these tshirts for us to wear to my birthday viewing of New Moon. I know I make sound like it's being released on the 19th just because it's my birthday. Anyway, here's the shirt design.

Feast your eyes on this:


Isn't it perfect? I've never been so attracted to Edward (Team Jacob! WOO!) I suggest you snatch one up for your nerdy self before they're gone and if you're too embarrassed to sport it yourself - shame on you- why not grab one for a fellow Twilighty's Christmas?

Lindsay will draw anything you pay her to. She's drawn me and it freaks me out how cute I am in cartoon. Portraits, blog headers, tshirts you name it she'll do it and it'll look amazing.


Lindsay, I'm going to help you get that screen print apparatus if it's the last thing I do! So-help-me!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Question of the decade.

When I'm sitting in the car being driven around I often wonder about the people we're passing. Where are they going? Where are they coming from? Are they going home? Are they happy? How long is their journey going to be? Who do they love? Do they know anyone that I know?

I wonder a lot.

Other times I think about what it would have been like to have grown up in a different era. What would I have been like if I'd grown up when my parents did? Would I have been able to survive growing up during the war when my grandparents were young adults? What about if I was born in a different country?

This probably explains why I don't sleep well at night.



What decade would you like to have experienced and why?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sleepy head.



A couple of days ago Stuart asked me how I slept the night before. I told him that I'd slept great and that I only woke up about three times. He then asked if I normally I woke up that much and I told him I usually wake up more. I'd say on average I wake up between 4 and 7 times a night. I take a long time to fall asleep and then I wake up often then lie awake for up to an hour trying to get back to sleep. I'm not a light sleeper and noises don't wake me up. Stuart does snore, that's what makes it hard to fall back asleep but I don't think it wakes me up. I also never need to wake up to pee... tmi, I know, let me finish...

So, Stuart said that it's not normal to wake up that many times. He also said that it made sense that I find it hard to wake up in the morning and that he's glad he can stop thinking that I'm just lazy. He gets a solid 8 hours of sleep a night. Apparently when they say you should get 8 hours of sleep a night they mean 8 straight hours? Is that true?

I used to have nightmares regularly and the occasional night terror but that hasn't happened in a few months. I guess part of it could be my back pain but I've had this sleep pattern for as long as I can remember.



 How often do you wake up through the night?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The final countdown:


One week from today I will be 25 years of age. Twenty-five is going to be different than my other years. Changes are going to be made.

For Stuart and anyone else who feels the desire to shower me with gifts on this momentous and milestone of an occasion here's some things I wouldn't say "no" to.



$10 Firecracker earrings by Beazzuness or these ones. Yummy!


$28 Stella Locket by Marisol Spoon 


$19 Josephine feather hairband by LiveInStyle


$10 Trio Stud set by Dahlias Forme


$12 Julia Ring by Peaches for Me

Oooh 25 is going to be classy!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Our House.

This is long overdue and I keep meaning to do it but I can't wait any more - and apparently neither can some of you! I was going to take better pictures but these aren't too bad.

Here's a few pictures to give you the feel of our home. Some things have changed since I took these. I like to think the place is tidier and better arranged.

So, without further ado...








We have a guest bedroom too that's being cleaned up and organised for our first guest sleeping in it next week and we have a back garden and garage. It's a pretty sweet little house. You'll be seeing plenty more of it over the next three years!

There's some little details that make it quite quirky that I'll share with you another time - OR you could visit!

Girls.

Today was good. I don't have much time to write about it at the moment but I wrote a little tribute to all my lady friends here. Feel special because you are!

Then look at my friend Lindsay's blog to see the design she made for our geeky Twilight tshirts.

Thanks everyone for the blog comments and kindness and love you show me. I appreciate you all and am trying to get in the habit of letting you know that more. Hopefully I've made you feel as special as you make me feel :)

Do I sound like I'm drunk on love right now because I think I am. :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Etsy love: Art

Christmas is getting very close. It's time to get all your Etsy stuff ordered so it'll be shipped on time to get here for the big day!

I could spend a LOT of money on art from etsy and some day I will!

Here's some faves:
I can't wait to have a kid to decorate it's room with some of these.



Fun and colourful little picture: The Little Mermaid from Serpentmandalas



Lovely Ducky by tuttistudio's - The little guy looks exactly like our Cambi. *tear* I want it!


Gorgeous colours and whimsy: High Hopes by Robert David Bretz from Paintallnightstudios.


One of my absolute faves. I love those rosy cheeks: Stella of The Sea by Marisol Spoon


This one's a classic and I love it: Keep Calm and Carry On from BluLima


Another fave that I know Stuart would hate: November Rain by BlackEyedSuzie


My future baby wants this: Framed Birdies in a Pear by Joom


There's plenty more where that came from and there's something for everyone!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Let's talk about Social Barriers...



I'm as guilty as the next person when it comes to building and maintaining social barriers. I think it's human nature  to label people. We look at a person, judge them and then put them on their little shelf. It's probably something to do with the laws of attraction.

I'm not really used to cliques. In high school I was the kid who floated from group to group but always had a home base with a few closer friends. I don't like being tied down because it's expected for a person to stay in one category. I don't like being tied down because I like a lot of different types of people and just because someone's part of a certain group doesn't mean I'm going to like them any more or less than someone with another label.

When I got married I was happy to have an eternal best friend. Then I found myself in a new place with no friends but him and a girl needs a friend who she's not sharing a bed with. Category: Newly wed and foreign.

I was very blessed to eventually meet someone else in my exact category at that time and taught her all sorts of wrong American-English.

Then we moved to Rexburg where the main categories involve length of marriage, number of offspring and student status. It was pretty easy to fit in at first because the ward was new but as time went on friends started reproducing and we didn't. People moved on physically and mentally leaving me behind. New people moved in which meant new friends. The longer it went on the more tiring it got but a few golden friendships were made and survived the cold winters. We ended up in the category of Old Timers and I think people automatically thought us, old timers don't need more friends because we've been there so long. That's wrong though.

I've never had a problem being friends with people who have kids. I find it to mean a lot if person with a kid or two will take the time to let themselves be friends with me. It means a lot. It is easier to be friends with people who don't have kids because it's easier to schedule and make plans at the drop of a hat but I like just hanging out. In my experience everyone likes to have fun, I'd like to be put in that category with the rest of the world, no boundaries - well, some because I only want good clean fun.

Now we're in another ward. We're not newly weds, we don't have kids and we're older. I'm hoping to break down some social barriers and become friends with people with kids. We're grateful for the friends we already have who have welcomed us so warmly.

On the sign as you enter our town it says "No room for racism", my sign would say "No room for cliques". haha. That sounded like a political voting speech or something. Vote Laura for Mayor-ette!


What I've learned is this: we categorise people unintentionally but when we don't feel we can fit in we categorise ourselves. If you want to be friends with someone then do it. Don't whine. Just do it.

Here's to pure friendship! Young and old unite!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

California and I are friends.


I like it here. I've mentioned before how living in California is a cheesy dream come true for me. Most people who dream of living in this country will have dreamt of living in California. Hollywood, Disneyland, Baywatch, Beverly Hills 90210, Top Gun, California raisins, palm trees, beaches, sunshine... Who wouldn't want that?

I'll tell you who - Stuart.

I had to work a lot of magic to get Stuart to "apply to just one school" and making it be a school in California instead of Oregon took a bit of work too. Now though, Mr. I'll-Never-Live-in-California is singing a different tune. This sunshine is just what he needed after four long years in Idaho. He's been wearing flip flops the whole time we've been here - and needs a new pair because they really stink. No winter coats needed here!

We like it.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Edited: The darkness within.

Something I think about once or twice a winter is how being on a different continent the daylight is different and I have to admit it's a little trippy how much it effects me.

In Scotland when the clocks go back the nights get darker around 4pm-ish and the mornings are darker, not pitch black but duller until about 11am. The grass tends to be crunchy and frosty in the morning and you can pretend to be a chimney really well by puffing big clouds of cold air. Often I'd walk home from school and get in when it was really dark - thanks to my good friend Sam I never got mugged because he'd walk me all the way to my back gate. I'd get home and there would be a glow from the kitchen window which would be all foggy from the inside because of something delicious my mum was making for dinner in her green apron. Often soup with crusty bread. Heaven.

In Idaho the nights get dark around 6pm and the mornings are light around 7am-ish. Is that right Rexburg friends? The mornings seemed blindingly bright due to the knee high snow. I loved that though and then the glow from the street lights at night as the snow fell, twinklingly. I miss that a little too. I could create the same fogged up window by making soup for Stuart getting home from school.

Here in California the mornings are light around 6.30am-ish and the nights draw in at 5pm. I'm getting used to it and I can't really complain :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Guy Fawkes Day!

Today's been crazy. I almost was about to fly out of Oakland in a couple hours to spend the weekend with Wendy/Blue Lily and be her photog assistant at a wedding tomorrow. The excitement and then upset of not being able to go due to tiny details has left me with a throbbing headache. It was SO close... :( I don't want to talk about it.

Um, so I mentioned I'd post some crafty Christmas gift ideas here today but my head is hurting so much I need to go take a bath. Anyone looking for brilliant and cheap ideas though should make Martha Stewart their first stop (and then tell me what you find), I love it there.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Today is brought to you by the letter "E".


(This post needed a picture and this is all I had. Did everyone have a good Halloween?)

Education is very important. Up until now structured education has not been for me. I left high school liking the idea of getting in to textile design but now having the confidence - or grades - to go for it. Time went on and I started learning things on my own; valuable lessons that more school would teach me to seek after. I got married to a very clever man who loves to learn from books and teachers and even gets excited about it. Me, no. I don't enjoy being in a classroom. I don't enjoy being told what and when to learn. I'm like a bird. I don't like being caged up, I like to fly free... That's a beautiful image right there.

When we moved here and Stuart started school it became very obvious that money was going to be tight. Tight like a noose. Strangling us to death. This is where we're meant to be so we can't let a little thing like extreme lack of money get in the way. Then a friend started a company and I did some designs and thought to myself,  "I like this. I want to be able to do more than just this AND these are good skills for my photo editing too. I want more!"

Within no time - as in I applied for more info and the phone rang 15 minutes later - I was enrolled in school. It took me 4 days to get all my paper work sorted and entrance exams taken. Seriously. I decided and it happened.

I'm really excited to get a degree in Graphic Design. It's going to help me a lot with the skills I need to be a better designer and photographer. My advisor, Erika has been amazing and I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought about adding her as a friend on Facebook. Yeah, she's been that great! She's called almost every day since last Monday to talk to me through the process and encourage me. It's been a really wonderful experience - until today.

Let me just say that being able to get an education online is a huge blessing for me. There's no other way that this would work with my lack of drivers license and my lack of discipline - when I told my dad I was doing this the first and only thing he said was "You're going to have to discipline yourself." Thanks dad. No-one knows more than I do that I'm going to have to work hard on discipling myself when it comes to getting work done. I enjoy being distracted, it's practically a hobby.

Anyway, the enrollment process with Western Career College has been like a dream until today when I got a call from another admissions advisor who's main goal was to have me start school next week. The next term starts next week and is only one class which is easy peasy. And that's fine. If this was the start of any other term I'd have gone for it. November though is my birth month, Thanksgiving, New Moon, the busy month before Christmas. December brings finishing cleaning and organising the guest room for Andrew and Jenna (yay!), entertaining Andrew and Jenna, maybe a little holiday if we go to pick them up from Bakersfield, Christmas prep etc.... This month is not a good time for me to be starting school and on top of that there's personal issues.

Megan (the admissions girl) really didn't seem to listen to me when she asked why I wouldn't start next month. She thinks/thought it was my fear holding me back and asked four times, "What's the worst that could happen?"

I'm not sure if it's a new change that's come over me or what but if I say "no" it means "no". When Stuart says "no" it means "ask two more times and I'll cave." I do not have patience or time for people who don't accept it when I say "no" and I was pretty damned close to shouting at this poor girl.

So that last time she asked "What's the worst that could happen?" I let her know. The worst that could happen doesn't affect me in the slightest. The worst that could happen is that I unenroll myself faster than I enrolled myself and it would be her fault and I'd be sure to let Erika know that. She wanted to know what's going on in my life that she can help with. Um, no. There's nothing in my life a stranger can help with especially not a stranger who cuts me off mid-sentence and is bullying me into something I don't want to do. I wish my issues could be solved over the phone with someone I've never spoken to before - I really wish that!

I'd still recommend Western Career College to anyone - just watch out for that last admissions call!

I'm not afraid to start school. I'm really excited. Any other month and I could start next week. November is a busy month around here. I'm looking forward to learning and filling my dusty brain with some new knowledge.

If I started school next week it would be before my 25th birthday. I know it's not really a good reason to put off an education but I need 25 to be, and will make it a very special year.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

25 will be alright.

My twenty fifth year is going to be monumental. I'm starting if off right with a midnight showing of New Moon with a new friend, then my brother and his girl friend will be here for Christmas AND THEN I start school in January.

Twenty five is not going to know what's hit it. I have more plans and ideas up my sleeve too.

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's NaBloPoMo!




And seeing as I've already failed I'm just going to start my own little NaBloPoMo called "LaNaBloPoMoYO!", ok? I'm blaming my early failure on the time change, just fyi.

If you think I'm drunk right now let me tell you what that stands for: National Blog Posting Month. There's a site for it and everything.

I'm hoping that by blogging every day for a month I'll be able to make a good habit of this and continue into the New Year with it and such - for the sake of my posterity, of course. Goodness knows I have plenty to say! Also with this being my twenty-fifth year on earth I want to make it a special year and get rid of my manic ways concerning the number 25.

I have a few habits I want to develop over the month that will give me something to blog about but if you have any questions or ideas for me let me know. Come tomorrow I'm probably going to need them...

Since this is November 2nd I'll be posting something else later... once I think of something.


Are you NaBloPoMo'ing?
Missed the first day? Go ahead and join LaNaBloPoMoYO!
Leave a comment if you're joining either of those and I will try to leave a comment every day :)