Sunday, October 17, 2010

5 days left!

In preparations for moving out, it's been a crazy busy week! Friday we got to see the house again (Chels - for the first time) and get measurements of the rooms, name it. What was funny though, was walking into my room and remembering it being totally different! Even Sarah thought - did we choose the wrong house?? That's what we get for viewing a handful of houses in the same week. My room was a little bit smaller than I remember and I could have sworn I had a seperate tub and shower. IIIIIIIII was wrong. Shockingly, the closet was the only thing I remember being exactly the same :)

It was decided who got the other rooms though, which was good. Ali is downstairs, and Sarah claimed she wanted one of the rooms for...the 3 windows was it? She tried to make it seem like it wasn't that much better - but we all knew it seemed a little bigger. Being as nice as Chels is, she let Sarah have it, but come to find out, Chels found that her closet extended a lot further than Sarah's. Karma. It was pretty hilarious.

Trying to make a few extra bucks, I went through my entire wardrobe getting rid of things to sell to Plato's Closet and Name Brand Exchange. Well, out of about 40 items, I sold 25 and got $56 for it. I wanted about $70 but hey, it was for clothes I hadn't worn in over a year and it's $56 more than I had before I started.

Packing, packing and more packing. Shouldn't take too much time, but "accidentally" falling asleep in piles of clothes and blankets and watching Netflix keep distracting'll get done eventually.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

One of the best weeks

This week has been incredible. Cheesy, I know. Not only has work been going really well, but also received news that we were approved for a house. When Sarah called me at work to tell me the news, I was literally speechless! I couldn't say anything, which if you know me, is not easy! My eyes were watering and it was some of the happiest news I've ever received. I know for some, just renting a house is not a big deal, but having only moved out for a short stint 5 years ago, it's a big deal to me. Ha. And the fact that it's such an adorable house makes it all the better. Really though, you'll agree when you see pictures soon. 2 stories, 4 bedroom, 3 baths...and the roomies are some of the best! Sarah Gilbert, Chelsey Oliver, and Ali Blackburn.

Don't even worry that I've spent hours and hours already shopping around online for bedroom furniture and bedding, curtains, dressers, chairs, lamps, you name it. It's all picked out. It will take some time to buy it all, but once finished it will be so great!

On a more sad note, us moving out October 22 came as qutie a shock since we had planned to move out at the end of November originally. But long story short, Sarah and I have to postpone our NYC trip we had planned. Financially, it will be too much at one time. So we're pushing it back until December. But it will be nice to take a vaca after setting up the house for sure.

To celebrate our new found freedom, the girls and I went to Mimi's Cafe for dinner and swung by Target afterward for sparkling apple cider and plastic wine glasses. Well, we were told that apple cider is only seasonal so we had to settle for sparkling white grape. We had plans to drive to the new house, sit outside facing it while having a toast and write down all kinds of exciting plans/rules we had. Sounds almost poetic right? Well the sparkling white grape had a plastic cork that almsot hit me in the eye while trying to open it, and we were almost positive the non-alcoholic sparkling soda had alcohol. It literally smelled like champagne and if you would have seen us laughing and joking, and knocking glasses, you would have sworn we were drunk. I know the 10+ cars that passed by thought we were. It was so much fun though and set the mood for the year we'll spend together. I'm so excited I can't contain it. More updates to come about our life at "The Bungalow"!

Monday, October 4, 2010

So I was supposed to be in Syracuse, NY visiting my grandparents this weekend but unfortunately didn't get a seat on the red eye Friday night sooo what better to spend your time doing, than watching movies. Allllll weekend long. There are just some you can watch over and over again. Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry met Sally, One Fine Day, My Best Friend's Wedding, Hope Floats, You've got Mail...classic movies from my childhood that bring me back. Honestly, they don't make romantic comedies as well as they used to. Wouldn't it be nice if life worked out just like the movies? Ahhh it is something nice to think about :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Upcoming NYC trip!

Beautiful isn't it? Honestly, it alllmost makes my eyes water whenever I see it. It is one of my favorite trips to take and this time, will be for 4 days 3 nights instead of a day or 2. After much debate of where to go for vacation the first week of November and about 7ish hours of planning over the past few days we've got it all though out. All for around $1,000 which includes plane tickets, hotel, transportation, site seeing, food, annnnnnd of course SHOPPING :) I am so excited I can't contain it. It will be the best birthday present I have ever given myself! What more can someone ask for than to be in NYC on their birthday? First hurdle, purchasing airfare tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's right around the corner

Fall. It's my favorite season because it contains my Halloween, then my birthday and then my favorite holiday of the year.....THANKSGIVING. How can fall NOT be your favorite time of year when it contains scarves, boots, tights = less leg shaving, cardigans (not that I ever stop wearing them), coats, pumpkin pie, pumpkin carving, hot chocolate from QT...and I know, I know, you can do all of those things in the winter too, but not everything's is dead yet! I dare you to find someone who doesn't love the changing leaves. Another thing I love about fall is how the air travel slows down and with that, so does work. You don't have to worry about 3, 4, even 5,000 pending emails that is causing them to push mandatory overtime on you. IF we're lucky, there will be days where they even let us leave early! I know! Crazy idea and though it's not paid, it's nice to have a break every once in a while and more breaks lead to more spur of the moment trips which I am a big fan of. On the list of destinations this fall: Chicago, New York and there'll probably be a few more here and there :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

It's about time!

So I decided to finally jump on the blog bandwagon. I've been dragging my feet but finally realized there was a whole world I was missing - or so I've been told by everyone and anyone. I'm not quite sure what is supposed to be done or said on these things but it'll get better with time! Well tomorrow is Labor Day and though I have the day off, I am 98% sure I'm going in for at least 4 hours. Fun right? Normally I'd be traveling somewhere but I've gotsta make the $$. I've made/am going to make some pretty large purchases in the immediate future. I'm finally learning to be financially responsible which is a plus right? I keep telling myself that each time I get the urge to do a little shopping here and there and try to look at the bigger picture.

What are some of these purchases? A new car - well, new to me anyway :) With this car, I'll have no car payment which is something that brings a smile to my face each time I remember it. The feeling is incredible. A purchase I wasn't planning on having is.....a new computer. Hopefully I can make it last a few more weeks but who knows. Another $700 there. And the most exciting thing is hoping to move out in the next few months. Heaven knows I'm ready for that! Living at home with my parents, 3 younger siblings and a dog gets pretty crowded. That plus, I'm pretty sure 23-24 is the oldest age you can be living at home and not get questioned by everyone why you're still living there lol. It's time to be a real adult and I'm ready :)