Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Too Busy!

 Wow. Life has been crazy busy lately. I keep hoping that it will quiet down, but it just keeps going.

Andrew and I are starting to plan for our move next month. Even though we have a small apartment right now, we have a lot of stuff that will need to be packed, and that takes a bit of planning. As I have never moved an entire household before, I was a bit overwhelmed at the thought. But, once we put pen to paper and figured out what all we need to pack I realized that it is doable. It will be a lot of work in a short amount of time, but it is doable.

Which all made me think that maybe I need to clean out my closet. I'm not the only one, right? You all know how it is: you have pants and jeans and shirts that are all too small, but you keep them with the plan of loosing weight and being able to fit into them. But, that doesn't seem to ever happen and they just take up space. I'm thinking, with an impending move, maybe now is the time to start cleaning and getting rid of all those clothes that either don't fit or I just don't wear. No sense taking up the space to move them.

Anyway, I am off to do laundry today. Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Good Eye!

I hope you all had a good Labor day. Andrew and I had a relaxing morning before I went to work at 4:30. 

The other day Oliver was going crazy, trying to get something behind the blinds on one of the living room windows. I kept telling him that nothing was there but he kept trying to get it. Finally, in an effort to make him stop I pulled the blinds up. 

Boy was I proved wrong!

This praying mantis was just hanging out on the outside of the window. 

Oliver was very interested in him, but he did not seem to care that Oliver was there. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

All's Quiet

Things have been fairly quiet out my way lately. Not much going on, but there are a few things rolling around my mind. Let's wander through them.

I have to take Oliver to the vet today. He needs some of his shots and he has an ear that is bothering him again. This happened once before and we had to put drops in it for a week or two. He didn't appreciate the drops, but his ear stopped bothering him! Anyway, trips to the vet are not always a pleasant experience for him. Hopefully it isn't too bad!

Our current lease is done the end of October. We have been on a waiting list for our next apartment since July. They have called us a couple times with available apartments that we had to say no to because it would have been way to early. But....they finally had one that we could take! We get to move sometime mid October to a bigger place. It is first floor, 2 bed, 2 full bath. Laundry is on every floor, so we don't have to lug that full basket around anymore. Plus is has a dishwasher, so I don't have to wash everything by hand anymore! I'll be sad to leave our first little apartment, but so glad to move somewhere closer to my job and that is quieter and not so full of college students. I think it will be a great place for us.

I've been thinking of trying something new. Have you heard of string art? You put the nails into wood and wrap the string around the nails. It comes out looking like this:

Isn't that cool? I just have to find the wood. I'd like to find some old barn wood or some that just looks old. 

I've also started my new job at Michaels and am loving it. I have already been able to get a better grasp of where products are and what we have or don't have. I think I am really going to like working there.

Thanks for roaming around my wandering mind with me. Have a great day!