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Wow [Dec. 22nd, 2013|09:03 am]
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Hello friends!! I was just thinking about LJ and this little community I was once so obsessed with, and now I forget about for months at a time. *sigh* I guess that's sort of how life goes.

For those wondering, my life is pretty decent. Married life is definitely agreeing with me, we have 3 dogs now, 4 chickens and 3 ducks. J is working hard with fishing, and I'm still struggling along with a job in retail. Not what I want to do forever, but for now it's nice to have a job with health benefits since I'm getting a smidge older and need me some healthcare.

I'm really excited about Christmas this year, we got everyone on our list very thoughtful, mostly affordable gifts. I'm excited to see them open them, and I'm not too much in debt from Christmas shopping. I still have to get my cards out (why oh why is buying stamps just SO HARD for me??), but as long as they're in the mail before Christmas I'll be happy with myself.

I'm still working on what I want to be when I grow up. I know I love writing more than anything, but lately (and for years) I've been lacking in inspiration. I started a blog a few years ago, but much like LJ, I'm terrible at updating it. I need more self-discipline and I need to just make myself sit down and write every day. I guess laziness might be my biggest flaw. Or maybe my laziness stems from fear of failure more than anything.

Well, I hope this holiday season finds you all in good spirits, and I hope we all remember to pop in here from time to time. 
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(no subject) [Mar. 22nd, 2012|08:15 pm]
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Man, I suck at posting. And the reason is, I've kind of had a rough winter. Not working, dealing with winter SAD, and falling behind on bills made me a very whiny person. But catching up on bills and having nicer weather has made me much happier! J has been offshore fishing, and I'm still working retail, so we're getting there. I went to a temp agency and they finally called me back yesterday, so it's possible I could have real work here soon.

Today I spent some gift cards I've been saving since Christmas and got new sheets! And some painting supplies for finishing some of my furniture projects. I really hate being home alone so much, but having projects to keep me busy definitely helps the time go by. Last time J left (last week, really) I was sick the whole time he was gone and totally miserable. It's so nice having someone around to at least make you dinner while you don't feel good. And where my dad is going through chemo again, no one in my family dared be around me lest they pass on my cough to him. I'm feeling MUCH better now, though I still have a bit of a cough.

I wish I could update you on fun and exciting happenings, but it's been fairly boring around here.
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(no subject) [Oct. 15th, 2011|11:45 pm]
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this is my first drunk post in a really long time!

We made chocolate martinis, and then my sister made jello shots for a party a few weeks ago, and the leftovers have been living in my fridge, so I decided I should eat them. Aaaaand now I'm definitely drunky.

I started watching The League, and while it's quite vulgar, it's really funny! Could be the booze talking though. And then it caused J to ask if any "Eskimo brothers" of his were invited to the wedding - that's a definite NO!

I finally found suits for the dudes in the proper color today in their price range ( a HUGE undertaking) and I'm thinking of getting my maid of honor an extra-special gift because she's done so much more than the other two.

And now I'm going back to drinking. Oh, and yesterday my big sister turned 40!! So we're both pretending wer're still 22 and drinking a lot :P
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Happy Independence Day!!! [Jul. 4th, 2011|09:35 am]
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HAPPY FOURTH EVERYONE!!!!

My future in laws threw me a surprise shower yesterday! Of course, my family can't keep a secret, so I knew about it in advance, but it was still lovely, nonetheless. And we got some wonderful presents! My annoying aunt was there and she just WOULD NOT stop talking! I feel as though I was incredibly rude to her at times, but she kept hijacking every conversation and was going on and on about who knows what when people were trying to ask me questions about other things. But I will still send her a lovely thank you note :D 

And yesterday was also the year anniversary of moving into our house, and we have no intention of moving out anytime soon! It's a wonderful feeling, since I've moved every year for like the past 7 years. John is out fishing, I was really hoping they would come in today, but today was the short mark. They could be gone up to a year more. [ETA: I meant 2 weeks. Not a year. I guess it just feels like a year :P]

Fiona, my lovely orange kitty, is being incredibly needy today and she was yesterday too. My mom says that low pressure systems can do that sometimes, but I noticed just now that she's missing a tooth! Poor thing.
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(no subject) [Apr. 21st, 2011|09:40 pm]
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I spent all day being super hungry. Everything I ate just made me hungrier, and nothing seemed to satisfy me. So I just kept eating.


And now I'm FULL. I ate dinner, still felt hungry, ate a couple cookies and now I can't move.
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Bikram Yoga Challenge! [Mar. 12th, 2011|08:39 am]
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If I haven't mentioned it, I'm doing a 30 day yoga challenge. There are 3 of us doing it and blogging about our experiences at the studio to try and get the studio more exposure. I started on Wednesday and it's a lot of fun, but I can imagine after a week or so I'm going to be practically immobile. I'm so sore as it is!! 

We're supposed to take "before" pictures today, and I'm super nervous about it! I know it's to show our improvement in postures, and hopefully some weight loss, but... I can't help but be self-conscious in snug fitting clothes.

If you're interested in reading, this is the blog: myhartyogachallenge.blogspot.com/

I'll try to post the link here more often! I would cross post, but by the time I get home and write the blogs, eh, there's not much else I can handle :)
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(no subject) [Jan. 17th, 2011|11:05 am]
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Ice skating rink building has slowed down - the garage door didn't shut all the way and the hose froze!! I've been waiting 2+ hours for it to thaw, and I'm thinking it might be time for the space heater :)

Bandit and Brooklyn ran away today, and then I realized they were running after their former neighbors, Boogey and Bun :D They were walking with their owner down our road, they were all very cute together. I love doggy friends :D Especially when all their names start with B.

Today I'm going to try and catch up on housework, but currently I'm watching Best in Show. Because it's awesome.
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(no subject) [Jan. 16th, 2011|03:43 pm]
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Ugh, a girl I know who got engaged the same day I did, and whose wedding I think is after mine, just posted on facebook that she bought her wedding dress today. I haven't even looked at any!! But I have a hard time even getting dressed in the morning, so trying on wedding dresses is about the last thing I want to do right now. I've been working out pretty regularly though, so I'm hoping some improvement will start to show! If anything, I'm sleeping a lot better and that's half the battle right there :)

Today J and I are making an ice rink out of our lawn. First it involved a lot of shoveling, and now it involves a lot of tediously standing there with a hose. Hopefully it will be done in a couple of days though!! 
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(no subject) [Jan. 5th, 2011|09:36 am]
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Dude, wedding planning is hard, and we're only like a week into this process.

I found out that 10/09 is parents' weekend for Bowdoin, so everything around here is going to be packed and hotels and such will have higher rates that weekend. Also, 11/11 is only a holiday in ME and MA (who knew), but I kind of like the idea that our guest list will be limited to the number of people willing to take a day off from work :P Apparently this year Sept. 10th is the BIG DAY for weddings, as everyone wants 09/10/11

I bought the Farmer's Almanac, and it predicts rain for much of September and October, BUT it only goes November - October, so I can't see predictions for next November (LAME). If we have an October date, it looks like it will have to be Oct. 1. I think the biggest X factor will be availability of photographer, because we want a really good one (I have one in mind who already said that she would be my photographer whenever I get married, but that was a year ago :P )

We're going to look at the reception place J really wants tonight, and then we'll go from there! And we'll be seeing his mom for the first time since we got engaged! 

I went to hot yoga last night for the first time in awhile, and it really hurt. it was the Vinyasa/flow class, so there was a lot of moving between positions and I think every part of my body hurts!! 
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WEDDING POLL!!! [Jan. 4th, 2011|01:10 pm]
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Poll #1664166 Wedding Date

What date should we choose?

11/11/11 - you made a decision, now stick with it!
5(62.5%)
10/09/11 - Clearly October is better
3(37.5%)
So here it is. The first of many wedding polls.

J and I sat down and chose a date - 11/11/11 - but upon further review, I want to change it to October 9th. It was originally a contender, but then J decided he liked November better. 1. The numbers. 2. It's Veteran's Day, so always a holiday, no matter the day of the week. 3. This year it's a Friday, so long weekend for most people. This all seemed like a good idea at the time.

But now, October is warmer. I think there will be more leaves and thus prettier pictures. It will be easier to have a bar outside in the afternoon. And there will be more seasonal places open for rent for our out of town guests. Also, it's before my birthday, so I'll be 29 instead of 30 :P

J like the idea of having one big celebration each year for our birthdays and anniversary (11/11 is between our birthdays) and I maintain we could still do that in October. There will be more and cheaper vacation options that week in November, as less people travel then.

And now he's being all "we made a decision and need to stick to it" when he's the one who gets all annoyed with me for changing plans. And saying really adorable things like "all we need are each other and a couple of rings, the rest of it doesn't matter." 
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