Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Post of the Year!

Happy New Years Eve!

I thought I would write one more post to see the end of 2010. We plan on going to a party at a friend of ours. In 40 minutes we will be headed off to that. Besides that the day has been pretty uneventful. We didn't go to bed until 130 am last night. I got up at 630am and took Wyatt out. Than I realized I was hungry so ate a bowl of cereal, and went back to bed an hour later. Than I slept til noon. It felt good to just be able to relax.

Last night we put a pot roast with potatoes, carrots, mushrooms and onion in the new crock pot we got for Christmas. We reheated for lunch and are eating it right now. It is Delicious!

So that is the extent of my New Years Eve so far. I will try my best to write tomorrow and let you know how the night goes.

Love & Peace

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Time!

So it is now a couple of days after Christmas. The last couple of weeks have seemed so busy even though we are out of school and only working. I wonder where the time disappeared too.
My Partner M, and I had a fairly relaxed Christmas. We went to the Portland International Raceway Christmas Eve and saw the light show with M's son P. Then after dropping him off at his home, we came home and opened our Christmas presents. We didn't got to bed until 3am. Then Christmas Morning we didn't do much. Christmas afternoon, we went to a friend of ours and joined their family. We had a good dinner and relaxed in the hot tub afterward. We left the evening early and were home by 10pm, going to bed by 1030pm.

Earlier in the year we had gotten some things we each needed and wrapped them from "Santa." Then the last month got a few gifts for each other that they didn't know about. It was nice to have a few things we needed and then to get some special stuff we didn't know was coming. It made Christmas exciting. I enjoyed getting the things we knew about because I always feel guilty buying stuff for myself even though I know I need it. I feel like the money should be going to bills instead of random stuff even though I need it.

My family in Wisconsin, also sent a box of stuff to M and I. It was fun to open it. I would have to say the best gift was from my brother J, which was a framed photo of him in his Football uniform. He's such a handsome fellow.

My aunt and I also plan to get together and exchange gifts and some point this week. 

So that was about all that happened this year. Nothing too exciting, just a nice relaxing day.

Love & Peace

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Nap Time Yet?

So I was going to actually blog about one of the topics off my list, but am too tired to think that seriously. Last night was another night of not enough sleep and a pestering cat. I did at one point shut him out but it seems to have been too late. Then before my partner and I had stopped at Subway before coming to the school, my blood sugar was going down and so I now am too tired with no energy. I have eaten but my blood sugar is taking too long to go back up. I am not diabetic but definitely feel the blood sugar level going down when I don't eat. Then when I don't have money to buy snacks for my breaks at work, it becomes a long time between breakfast and supper.

So since my mind is shut down for the day (and yet I have to sit through 4 hrs of class), I am logging off for the day. I will write more later.

Love & Peace

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

PLEASE, let me sleep!!!

So before we got our dog Wyatt, our cat Elijah would start to wake me up anywhere from 3:30am to 8am until I got up to feed him. I would try my hardest to ignore him but it usually didn't work. I'm a very light sleeper so the slightest movement from him (usually by my head) would wake me up. I didn't like to feed him until at least 7am but usually 8am. If I fed him too early he would still pester me. A lot of times I would get fed up with his antics and shut him outside the bedroom. He then would scratch on the door. His scratching was a lot easier to ignore because it wasn't right in my face.
Since we've gotten Wyatt, Elijah thinks its neccessary to wake me up as early as 1:30am. This is usually only an hour maybe two after I go to bed. I wasn't getting much sleep before but now its even less.
This morning about 3:30 or so, I finally took him out to the kitchen and shut the bedroom door so he couldn't come back in. Because the bathroom is right next to the bedroom (where we keep Wyatt at night), Elijah didn't scratch on the door and I was able to get some sleep. Wyatt and Elijah haven't learned to get along yet so Wyatt barks if Elijah comes near or out of hiding.
I feel really guilty that I locked Elijah out of the bedroom. Since Wyatt and him don't get along yet, he spends most of his time in the kitchen on the fridge or in the bedroom. When we are gone, we lock him out of the bedroom because his litter box is in the kitchen and he won't go past Wyatt to use it, so goes all day without going to the bathroom. We are blessed that he hasn't tried going in the bedroom, but I want him to have access to the litter box just in case.
So because we lock Elijah out of the bedroom while we are gone during the day, I feel bad that I locked him out in the middle of the night. That is his space and room since the dog has come along.
I know I need sleep and that he will need to just deal with it but I still feel bad not letting him sleep by us. So whats more important? The cat or my sleep? 
I have tended to always worry about the other person, or animal instead of myself, my whole life. I need to stop doing that and take care of myself instead of always taking care of everyone else.

So this is my rant for the day...

Love & Peace

Monday, December 13, 2010

Potty Trained?

So last night after I went to bed, I came up with some ideas to blog about. I came up with about 5 or 6, so will just do one at a time until I've got the list finished. I'll do one a day but possibly not every day. It will just depend on the timing...

So our dog Wyatt is mostly potty trained except for mostly on the weekends. We got a pet gate that we put up in the doorway of the bathroom and put him in the bathroom with his bed and water while we are gone or at night. As soon as we come home we take him out for a potty break and he usually doesn't have a problem. On the weekends though it is a different story...
We get up in the morning and take him out and he is out of the bathroom most of the day unless we have to go somewhere. We take him out every couple of hours for a bathroom break. Yet sometimes an hour after we've taken him out, he'll pee on the carpet. It doesn't make sense how  during the week he is fine but on the weekends while we are home, he has a problem.
One thing is that we haven't figured out how to teach him to go to the door to tell us when he has to pee. Besides the old way of sticking their nose in it (which I won't do), I'm not sure how to train him not to pee in the house and let us know. We have started watching for signs and when he starts wandering and sniffing we take him out. This last weekend though we did that but a couple of times he barely got up and then did it. So there aren't always clear signs that its about to happen.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Love & Peace

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Update on my life...

I believe where I left off on my last blog was that I had been hospitalized for depression. I had been in college for Criminal Justice and had moved around quite a bit. I would kind of like to update you at where I am in life now.
In 2008, I moved in with this woman R, to work as a live in caregiver. I had been there for about a month when her ex M, came back to stay for a week. After visiting for a week, M decided to move back to the area. When she walked in the door for the first time, I had an immediate crush on her.  After M had lived with R and I for about a month, we started dating. We are still together today and have been for about 2 1/2 years.
June of 2008, I quit my job as a staffing coordinator. I couldn't take the job anymore. So I quit.  
Once meeting R and M, I started volunteering in October at a haunted house with them. They had been doing it for years and kind of got me into it. I worked at guest services and really enjoyed being there and getting involved. October 2008 was my first year at the haunt.
Dec 2008 M and I decided to move on and got a couple of roommates. We rented a room from two girls who ended up being very bitchy and we decided to once again move on. So April of 2009, we found a one bedroom apartment and moved in.
Shortly after moving into our new apartment, we started having problems with our neighbor below us. She said we were loud and needed to move. For one thing, we don't hold parties, stomp around or play our music/TV loudly. When we said we weren't going to move, she starting throwing slurs at us about the fact that we are lesbian. It is obvious the main reason she wanted us to move is because she was homophobic. We reported her to our management who didn't do really anything. At one point I had to call the cops on her because it got so bad. This continued until this last spring/summer (2010) when I finally decided to call Fair Housing and report it that way. Fair Housing took care of it and she is no longer at this location anymore. We now have a very quiet neighbor who has told us numerous times we are not loud and she doesn't hear us much.
March 2009, M started going to college for Computer Network Systems. She really enjoyed her classes and the faculty at the college. So September 2009, I started college for Criminal Justice again. This time I plan to finish college and get a job in my field. 
October 2009, R passed away. It was a hard time, but we know she died doing what she loved, scaring people at the haunt. We also feel she is in a better place and not suffering anymore. After R passed away, we ended up getting her cat Elijah. He is a very sweet little guy. He is about 3 years old.
 In November 2009, I started working at the apartment complex we live at. It is obvious they didn't plan for me to work there long. They basically derailed me and terminated me by December. Within the week of me being fired, they had the new person already. So back to being unemployed.
Jan 2010, M quit her job as security officer because of headaches she was getting from the chemicals she worked around. So we lived from Jan 2010 until September 2010 on M's unemployment, as I was still not working.
September 2010, we both got jobs through our school working at dog daycare. We work at two separate locations. M has a cool location and enjoys her job. I on the other hand hate it. The dogs are fun (though stressful sometimes), but there are two managers and about 3 or 4 other leaders who all say something different. I am not a leader but more of a follower, so am the main one who gets the brunt of it all. I have all these people telling me different things and its so stressful because I never know the actual right way to do anything is. No matter who I'm working with, it seems I get in trouble for something. I have ended up crying multiple times at work which is embarrassing because I HATE crying in front of people. More on this will probably come later.
November 2010, day after Thanksgiving, M and I decided to go to the humane society and get a dog. We got a Chihuahua/Jack Russell (we think) mix. His name is Wyatt and he is about a year old. He definitely has a lot of puppy left in him.
So M graduates in March of 2011, and I have two more terms after this one left. Then we will both have our associate degrees. So far we plan to go on for our bachelor's degrees too.

So this is my updated life, in a nutshell. After this things should get more interesting. I just thought I would give everyone an update at what has been happening so that if I happen to talk about something, I don't have to explain everything to get to that point. Trust me I would...LOL.

Love & Peace

Saturday, December 11, 2010

New Beginning...

I have started a new blog. I had one before and it is still up but now this is a new beginning. I am hoping to blog more often...

I am also hoping to follow other blogs this time and read what others have to say.

Wish me luck on this goal for the new blog.

Love & Peace