Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Why I Disappeared From Posting Blogs

So, exactly 1 month after my last blog post telling everyone about my wonderful engagement, my uncle (who was part of it) passed away of a sudden heart attack. To top it all off, it happened to be Valentine's Day so I won't ever be able to fully enjoy the most romantic day of the year ever again. He pretty much raised me and was my father so it hit me pretty hard. I still cry to this day to think about it and that's probably why it has taken me even this long to post. I'm in tears even now to say this little on the situation. As a side note, John has been absolutely amazing throughout this entire ordeal and I'm extremely happy I will be marrying him next year. Well, I hate to cut this short but I am finding it hard to type through the tears right now. I'll hopefully update in a week or so to let you know what other things have been going on in my life that aren't so solemn.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm Engaged!

So, John and I are officially engaged! It happened yesterday (1/13/08) and here's the story:

My uncle called me a few weeks ago to invite me down for the day so John requested it off work. Little did I know my uncle was in on the whole thing. Anyways, we have breakfast with my uncle and hang out for most of the day. As we were leaving John didn't drive to the freeway, instead he went to PCH. We ended up at a restaraunt called Captain Jacks (which is right on a canal)and he explained that he had some extra money and wanted to treat me to a nice dinner. As we were sitting there at the end of dinner, John told me that he had something else planned right after. Next thing I know we're walking out the back door to the canal where a gondola is pulling up. We get in and start our journey around the canals looking at all the beautiful houses and the stars. Under the 2nd bridge we start kissing and he pulls away and tells me he wants to break tradition for a moment and he tells me how much he loves me and then gets down on one knee and pulls out the ring and asks me to marry him. It was so romantic! Once the gondola ride is over, we leave the restaraunt and start heading down PCH. We get no more than a few blocks away and he pulls into this nice bed and breakfast. We walk up to the door (they hid the key under the mat for us so we didn't have to check in once we got there) and we walk into the room. There were candles everywhere and rose petals on the bed and some wine and fruit on the table. It was absolutely beautiful! We stayed the night there and finally made it home this morning to spread the good news.I hope you all are as excited for us as I am!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year, New Resolutions

The new year has come and it's time for that all important task of making up resolutions that we all know aren't gonna keep and we're just gonna feel bad about in 6 months. For example, most every woman you talk to says she's gonna lose weight and exercise and end up only sticking to it for a few weeks and then cry over a container of ice cream in 6 months when she's actually gained weight instead of lost it.

So why do I even bother doing this? Well, if you have read my myspace blog you would know why. Two years ago I made 2 simple resolutions. I said I was going to stick to going to the gym and I was going to go on one good date. The gym didn't work out for me as we all know but I did have a good date and it was actually so good that I am still with him. So, long story short, I keep trying in case I do stick to something because good things come of it.

As for my resolutions, they are:
1.) Actually complete a project I start
2.) Find a new hobby
3.) Learn to line dance
4.) Visit my best friend and her family more often
5.) Lose weight (only because it wouldn't be a proper resolution list without it)

That's my list. Let's see how many I can actually follow through with. Anyone want to start a pool on how long each one lasts? Hehehe :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The New Job

Well, I've been at Fresh & Easy for a month now and I absolutely love it! The people I work with are all really nice and funny. We are laughing about something almost all the time. The work is kinda boring but at least I'm working. I go into the kitchen and write down how much of each product they make and then go into the computer and post each product as complete and take all the ingredients out of inventory. One day a week I have to go in at 4am and do pretty much the same thing except it's final products I'm completing (e.g. regular days I complete batches for pasta, meat, sauces, soups, dressings, dips and 4 am days I complete finished products like mac & cheese, spaghetti and meatballs, bottled dressing, salads, sandwiches and all the packing materials/containers). It still sucks working on the weekends because I don't get a full day to spend with John but the days go by so quickly that I hardly notice my work week is almost over by the time Monday rolls around.

The day I started I found out that they had actually hired another girl along with me and it's kinda funny cause her name is Brandi. We are so completely different from one another but, because we are both new, we have somewhat bonded and become friends. We go to lunch together most days and the other night we went out drinking together. She's a tattooed and pierced punk rocker and I'm a kinda shy non-punk rocker (I couldn't figure out what the opposite would be) so it's kinda odd to see the two of us together and getting closer but we'll see what happens.

That's really about it for now. I will try to update this a bit more often since I'm off on Mondays and Tuesdays and there's not much else to do on those days than waste my time online and keep you posted about my life.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

4 1/2 Months Worth of Posts

I don't even know where to start. I think the last I posted I had just gotten my wisdom teeth out and welcomed a new member of our family. Let's see if I can tell you about what all has happened since without this turning into a novel.

My uncle graduated from LVN school in July so I went out to see the graduation. While there, his girlfriend offered me a job as her Administrative Assistant. After not much thought (it was a really good offer, or so I thought), I accepted the job and left Harlow's after almost 5 1/2 years of working for them. It turned out to be the job from hell. She was one of the worst people to work for and she made my life miserable. I could never please her and she was always putting me down. I would work 10 or 11 hours almost every day and it felt like I never got to see John. I was always in a bad mood after work and I was just exhausted whenever I would have any free time. At the end of September, she called me on a Sunday and told me she didn't want me to work there anymore. She gave me some stupid excuse about not wanting to tear the family apart and me needing hospital experience and continued to put me down and then she asked me to pretty much beg for my job back. I pretty much told her that I didn't want to beg for my job and I was done.

At the end of August, John and I went to Cancun. His mom and step-dad went as well as his aunt. It was so absolutely beautiful there! The water was the most beautiful blue it just went on forever. We went snorkeling, took a tour of Tulum, painted ceramics and visited happy hour often. I had a great time. Especially the day I had a few too many "Vacation Size" Margaritas. Other than the travel nightmares (I don't even want to go into those) it was a greally great time.

A few weeks ago, John and I went to Knott's Scary Farm which was somewhat fun. You can read all about that in his blog.

Last week, our kitten got spayed. She has to have a cone over her head so she doesn't lick her stitches and it's kinda funny and sad. She walks funny and runs into walls and it's difficult for her to eat but at least her stitches will be ok in the end. Two days ago we had to take her in cause her incision site didn't look right and it was all swollen but the doctor said it was because of the internal stitches irritating her and that it's nothing major. She definitely is a trooper for going through all this.

Last but not least, today I went to my first interview since losing my job and they offered me a position. It's with the grocery store Fresh & Easy. I will be working at the corporate office in Moreno Valley. I will pretty much be doing inventory control and helping them get a new system in place. It seems like a really great opportunity and I hope it works out well. The only sucky thing is that I'll be working weekends but hopefully at some point that will no longer be the case.

I think that pretty much sums up these last few months. If I've left anything out, I'll hopefully update this more regularly and fill it in. Till next time...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

I'm a lucky girl!

I was just sitting here reading some of John's past posts and I came across a few and I couldn't help but smile. When he first moved out here and he bragged about falling madly in love with the woman he met off the internet (me) and when I first met his parents and Sage didn't even bark at me. Those posts show that he's been crazy about me since the beginning and even though he doesn't brag as much anymore, I know he still loves me very much. He's been an angel to me while I've been out of commission for my wisdom teeth issues and then there was our anniversary. I know it's been 2 months since it happened but I never got to brag about it.

First, he sent me the most beautiful boquet of flowers to my work with stargazer lillies (my favorite flower) and roses in it with pink balloons. Then, when I got off work and went to get in my car, there was a box in my driver's seat with a card on it. When I opened it, there was an adorable skirt and a blouse along with a note telling me to meet him at Claim Jumper. There we had a nice dinner and he gave me a gorgeous rose quartz necklace. I felt like a princess for the night! I've never had anyone put so much thought and effort into a present for me. It truly made me feel like the most important person in his eyes. Gosh, I love him so much!

Well, I guess I'll stop bragging about this mushy stuff. Talk to you soon!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

The pain sucks but the free time is nice

I have been sitting here for about 48 hours in and out of pain and sleep and in a wierd way it's actually kinda nice. I've gotten to play some Okami which I've been meaning to do for a few months now, I've read some OOTS and I've spent some quality time with Jadin, John and the newest addition to our family, Roxie. She adopted us last weekend (yes, she adopted us) and it's been an interesting week since. I've been working my butt off so I've only been able to spend a few minutes in the mornings and about a half hour in the evenings with her so I feel like I'm not establishing a good bond with her. On the other hand, John has been there for her so much. She was a little ill when we got her so he's been giving her medicine and checking on her regularly and just being a wonderful "dad". Another issue is Jadin. She can be so jealous at times so I need to focus a lot of attention on her so she doesn't think she's being replaced by the kitten. Being home has made it easier to spend time with both and I like it. Another nice thing is being here when we let Roxie out of her little room so she can play and get used to the place and Jadin. It's so much fun to watch them play. They will chase eachother around and when Jadin gets tired, Roxie will run by and smack her tail to try and get her to play more. It's just absolutely adorable! I guess I'll stop gushing about the cats now and take my pain meds and go back to sleep. I'll write again soon!