Monday, December 29, 2008

Why I missed showering for 2 days...

Ok...I realize I'm late to jump on the Twilight bandwagon (and I was a little skeptical at first).  A teenage vampire love story? No thanks, I'm far too cool for that.  Besides, I usually can't get into anything magical and mythical (aside from Harry Potter).  Anyway, I was completely wrong about Twilight.  It completely consumed my life and took over my Christmas.  

I read Twilight (which had been sitting on my bookshelf for about 2 months) Christmas Eve night.  I couldn't put it down.  I read through A Christmas Story (my favorite holiday movie), when my parents called to wish us a Merry Christmas, I couldn't even feign excitment.  I was Twilight obsessed.  So I finished Twilight that night, went to bed, and could think of nothing except buying the rest of the series the next day.  

Woke up Christmas morning, raced through opening presents, and then tried to figure out what stores would be open on Christmas.  And you'll never believe it but,  I'm an east coast girl.  I grew up in the suburbs of D.C.  and while I appreciate that everyone here in Colorado was celebrating the holiday, it completely boggles my mind that literally everything was closed.  Needless to say, I was not happy.  I had no choice but to reread Twilight in order to pass the time before the stores opened.  My poor fiance.  All I talked about on Christmas was Twilight and how much I wanted the other books.  He thought I went crazy.  

Day after Christmas (aka. the shopping day from hell):  I woke up, showered (shock) and ran down the hill to Borders.  Got into borders and found that they had New Moon (relief washed over me) but not Eclipse or Breaking Dawn.  Relieved but not completely satisfied, I ran back home and dragged Charlie to Target under the pretense that we had something to return.  When we got to Target and I found out that they had the last two books I immediately snatched them off the shelf and ran to the checkout counter.  Checking out took 30 minutes because the people in front of us had decided that they HAD to have one of the display models ... a heinous looking snowman that counted down the days to Christmas.  It made me glad that I wasn't their neighbor so I wouldn't have to look at is next year.  

Got home on the 26th and read New Moon and half of Eclipse before I had to sleep.  Woke up on the 27th and finished reading Eclipse and started Breaking Dawn.  I knew my mom and sister were coming to visit the next day and I needed to clean, shop, etc. but I couldn't stop.  Finally, around 5:30 (after Charlie yelled at me for an hour to stop reading and get off my butt) I got up, did a minimal amount of cleaning, went to the store, and sat back down and finished Breaking Dawn.  

My verdict:  It was good.  Fabulous.  Best series I've read in a LONG time.  I don't think I'll be able to resist the boot-leg copy of Midnight Sun on her website.  But I'm trying.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The new addition...

So Charlie and I, crazy people that we are, adopted a cat from Petsmart.  We originally tried to go to the Humane Society in Longmont but when we got there we were told that we had 2 minutes before they closed (so much for doing anything to save a pet).  We stopped at Petsmart on the drive back to get some stuff for the dogs, looked at the cats they had for adoption, and 3 questions later walked out with a cat.  Meet Ollie, he's sweet, cuddly, and (after a much needed bath) clean:  
he was very interested in the camera...

he's a coffee drinker
the staredown

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

...but the fire is so delightful

So I've been whining about a lot of things recently: not having a job, getting waitlisted for school, not having a job, being lonely for christmas, not having a job.... you get the idea. So I decided to remind myself about some of the things I'm lucky to have.

1. Charlie and I watched Planet in Peril last week. It really made me thankful that I was born
in this country. Obviously, things could be better and this isn't a great time economically, etc. but I am SO lucky to have the life I do. Seeing how some people were forced to live, find food, work... it made me really thankful.
2. It's been freeeeezing lately. I mean freezing. I'm an east coast girl. I'm used to warm
winters. Snow occasionally but mostly rain. The past three days we've had sub-zero temps. The dogs have icicles hanging off of their faces when they go out. But, I have a nice warm fireplace that I've been spending a lot of time by. And a large bottle of wine to go with
it. :)
3. It's Christmastime! We have snow on the ground, a tree, and everywhere I go is decorated.
4. My family is healthy, happy, busy and coming to visit soon!
5. Uh, my fiance. He's a pretty cool guy. Supportive, fun, and willing to drag me up mountains when I've given up.
6. Puppies who keep my feet warm. I mentioned it's cold. Dogs are warm, and when they sit under your desk they're better than slippers. Which is good because they ate my slippers.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The hike before the cold

So we went hiking today. Probably a smart move seeing as the weather report has snow and freeeeeezing temperatures in our forecast. Anyway, the weather was great today and it was nice to get outside. Unfortunately, I wussed out and didn't make it quite to the top. The hike down was interesting, too. There was enough snow on the mountain that it was pretty slippery. I think Charlie and I each fell at least four times. Here are a few pics of the day:

Thursday, December 11, 2008


So yesterday was my last day at the doggie daycare.  For some unknown reason there was a part of me that was sad to leave.  I think it was a combination of me hating goodbyes and knowing that I didn't have another job waiting for me.  Moving to Colorado has been great but I don't know how many more goodbyes I can handle.  Even though people have come out to see us (Charlie's parents and my Dad) and I got to go home to see my family and even catch up with a few friends it was hard knowing that I can't see them again for 5 months.  It's one thing when we live 45 minutes apart and don't see each other bc we're so busy...but somehow knowing that I can't see them makes it worse.  

I've been looking for jobs all over monster, craigslist, company websites, and newspapers and there's nothing.  I'm beginning to think I was stupid to quit, despite how miserable that job made me; at least it was a paycheck.  *sigh* I'm done feeling sorry for myself and off to finish dinner and xmas presents.  I have a million cards to write and I need to mail my package by Saturday.