Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Other Christmas Present

Mood: The way you would expect any female to feel when she gets jewelry :P 
Weather: Cold dammit! 

So aside from my cute and hilarious turtle Gertrude (Gerdy), CJ also bought me this beautiful ring.  The center stone is blue topaz, and the darker blue stones are sapphires.  There are four encrusted diamonds at the corners and its all set in white gold.  Its his promise ring to me. . .that when we CAN afford it :P he'll get me an engagement ring <3 I love you with all my heart Sparky <3 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

365 Days

So I guess the Mayan calendar says that we have exactly 365 days until the end of the world. . .apparently a lot of people believe this.  Do I?  Who knows.  I'm still trying to figure out if I actually exist so I'm not sure I'm a reliable reference on beliefs.  I think the weather has been crazy, though its not like this hasn't happened before.  The economy is shit, also. . .happened before.  And every other day some priest is shouting to the heavens that its the end of the world, but the sun still rises and sets the next day.  But some how these ancient people can somehow predict the future, and the end of the world.  365 days. . .How fast did the last 365 days go?  How much happened?  How much changed?  What have you done in the last 365 days that you are proud of?  That you regret?  The world could end in 365 days, it could end tomorrow. . .it could end in a million years.  But if the world was to end, there are things I would like to have done, things I would want to have said. . .and so I think I'm going to try to live this next year like its my last.  Who knows. . .maybe it will be.  If not. . .I have lost nothing  :) Here's to one amazing year, whether it be the end, or just the beginning.  12/21/12. . .here I come :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Living With A Boy: Christmas Present

Its quite hard for CJ and I to keep things hidden from each other now that we live together, especially christmas presents.  CJ already knows about most of his, and I went with him to pick out mine.  First he got be this beautiful promise ring from Kay.  It's white gold with a blue topaz stone with two blue sapphire stones on either sides and diamonds above.  Its beautiful and I actually chose that one over a more expensive diamond and sapphire ring simply because I loved this one more.  Its kind of like a pre-engagement ring. . .or like a "when I can actually afford to even think about a wedding I'll get you a real engagement ring" ring :P but while we were there we found out that CJ has excellent credit, also good news :) So for my second present, I GOT A TURTLE!!!! She is adorable and I named her Gertrude.  At first I didn't think you could easily tell the gender of a turtle so I was going to name her Crush, after the turtle in finding nemo.  But then I looked it up online and found out she is a girl so I named her Gertrude. . .I'm sure a middle name is in her near future, you know me ;)  But she is a baby, red eared slider.  She is smaller than my hand right now but she will grow to be as big as a plate and we got her a 40 gallon tank for when she does :P But I think she is too cute and so fun to watch.  I have the best boyfriend ever.  I love you CJ.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hernas Veterinary Clinic

So I had to update Jack on his rabies and distemper shots and I had to find a vet.  I have never had to do this before so it was interesting.  I had called a woman my parents had suggested but she didn't call me back until a week and a half later, so I went online and looked up the best rated vets in the area.  Number 1 was the Hernas Veterinary Clinic, so I called and made an appointment.  I was nervous about taking him to the vet because he gets nervous around new people alone.  Not to mention a new place with new people in lab coats that want to stick him with needles.  They were very nice and understanding and Jack did such a good job, I'm so proud of him.  All 45.5 pounds of him! lol.  They were also very affordable, $93 for the visit and 2 shots :)

My Blog

So I've changed a few things around lately.  At the top of my blog you will find the title and a brief description :) To the right you will find a picture of me, the number of hits I've gotten (not recorded from the start of my blog), a few polls, recent comments, my blog archive, and my lables.  My blog archive is a list of all my posts in order of date and the lables are how I tagged my posts.  So if you want to find posts about a certain thing you just look for the word and click it to find all the posts about or including that lable.  Then at the bottom of my blog I have a link to my google profile and then a list of all my links which you should all check out.  I have other pages of mine, and a few other blogs and websites I think you should take a peek at.  Then of course, front and center you have all of my posts.  Enjoy and feel free to let me know what you think.  You can always leave a comment, or select a reaction at the bottom of each post to check.  Thanks.

The People

"that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. (Gettysburg address by Abraham Lincoln)." 
The people of this nation are protesting.  They are poor.  They are suffering.  1% is controlling the majority because of money.  The people are protesting.  The people can't find jobs.  The people can't get surgery, or medication.  The people are dying.  Of the people.  By the people.  For the people.  The people are protesting.  What is our nation doing for it's people?  The people are 99%. . .its only a matter of time before the 1% is dissolved. . .but then what will our nation be?  Scary times. . .scary times. 

Growing Up

Mood: Thoughtful
Weather: Cold, clear sky

So I realized today that my baby sister is going to be 13 in a few weeks.  She is 7 years younger than me and I remember the day she was born.  I woke up in the middle of the night and my parents were gone.  My grandma martha lived upstairs so I called her and she told me my mother was in labor.  We didn't know the gender of the baby.  The next day I went to the hospital to see my new baby sister.  I got to hold her.  I cried when she turned 1 because I didn't want her to grow up. . .now she is turning 13.  That makes me feel old.  Growing up sucks.  It makes me realize what they meant about wanting to grow up too fast, and we should enjoy our child hood.  Working all the time and having responsibilities sucks, I totally miss high school!  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the money and the freedom, but I miss having nothing to worry about as far as bills and a job and what not.  *sigh* Em, will you please stay 13 forever?? Love you!!! P.S Don't do all the stupid things I did when I was your age that you're not old enough to know about yet! :P