Sunday, February 24, 2008

Update on moving

Today Patrick and I went and looked at the inside of Shay's apartment and through the windows into our future (I hope!) apartment. It looks wonderful! The only bad thing about it is that the stove is electric and not gas. Gas is sooooo much better. Oh well. It's a sacrifice worth making. Hopefully we'll get together with the landlord in the next day or so to seal the deal, then we'll move as soon as we can. We don't want to leave our current apartment complex hanging, so it may be a few weeks, but I'm sooooo ready to move tomorrow. This new place has a lot of character. We can really see ourselves living here for a couple years.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Goodbye Little Tijuana!

Patrick and I have been looking for a new place for quite some time now. A girl I work with just informed me that the apartment next to hers is now available for pretty much the same rent we're paying here, AND it has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms!!! AND washer & dryer hookups! AND it's a lot closer to my work!!! AND I'd be neighbors with Shay!!!!! :) We're going to go check it out, and hopefully we'll be able to say "Goodbye and Good Riddance" to our quaint Little Tijuana.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Do You Read Me??

Patrick, sweetheart that he is, got me a cute and appropriate present just for fun. He got me a copy of Blame it on the Dog: A Modern History of the Fart by Jim Dawson, author of Who Cut the Cheese?

I've read the Introduction and the first chapter, and it is GREAT!!! I'll admit it, I'm not the classiest lady out there. I'm full of gas, and lots of it. I'm just glad that Patrick knew that before he married me, so at least it isn't a big unpleasant surprise. It's still unpleasant, but not so much of a surprise. Unless I sneak one on him when we're in bed snuggling before sleep. :) I'll blame my crassness on having 3 older brothers and gassy parents...yes, even you, Mom. :D

Subject change... ;)

I'm also reading Atonement by Ian McEwan. Loved the movie, so I figured I would read the book too.

Patrick got a couple new books at Barnes & Noble...

Brother Odd by Dean Koontz, which he's already halfway through,

and Treasure of Khan by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler.

I've read The Face by Dean Koontz, and it was a really interesting book. I don't recall a single point where I was bored with the sucked me in, and even though I took awhile to read it, I was hooked. Excellent book.

Anyway, that's what we are reading right now. I love being married to a guy who likes to read and discuss what we're reading. We're keeping our minds sharp. :)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Our Babies

We do have 3 little ones, running around and keeping the apartment messy, teaching us tolerance, patience, and love for when we create our own little masterpiece. :)

Ms. Jinx

We recently found out that Ms. Jinx (aka Jinx) is truly a boy. Yet we still call him a her, a she. It feels wrong, either way, to refer to Jinx as a boy or a girl. Jinx loves to be pet, except for on her back, belly, love spot, or tail. And it's always on her terms or you'll get the growl of contempt. Weighing in at about 13 lbs and the oldest of the 3, Jinx is our big daddy...or mommy...I'm still confused.

Patrick acquired Jinx outside his friend Richie's house. Jinx just walked up to him and started rubbing up on his ankles. Could be that he has furry ankles... :) Jinx was a skinny little cat at that point and has eaten very well as an indoor cat.


Spaz is my favorite, I'll be honest. :) As I speak/type, she is laying across my arms and belly, which makes typing a little challenging. Somehow she tolerates the little movements as I reach up to hit numbers or the "p" and "y" keys. :) She's a cute little 8 pounder who is very independent, pretty docile when it comes to man-handling her, and a true sweetheart who will kick the other cats' butts if needed. She's pretty even-keeled.

Patrick found her a little over a year ago in a tree, wayyyy up high. He borrowed a ladder, got her down, and she instantly declared herself Daddy's Little Girl. Nothing has changed. When I moved in, Spaz was pretty upset, because I took her spot cuddling in front of Patrick on the bed. It took her over a month to even remotely warm up to me. We've gotten past that now, but she still prefers Patrick's lovin' over mine. Daddy's Little Girl.


Lunch is our newest addition to the family. My friend Leila moved to Hawaii, and Lunch evaded her new owner and another person, and ended up with us so we could take care of her while a new owner was found. Well...we bought a food dish and ended up adopting her. She is definitely the baby of the family who constantly provokes the other two cats. She scratches, chews, pulls, plays, and conjures mischief 24/7. She's pulled over our kitchen garbage, constantly empties the bathroom garbage looking for q-tips, keeps the bathmat and kitchen mat disheveled, pulls down the curtains, chews up the cord for the blinds, comes into the bathroom every time I sit on the pot, hogs the laser pointer, and drives us nuts. At the same time, she is so soft and cuddly, purrs so beautifully, is a bundle of entertainment, and keeps us humble and oh, so patient. I swear she is preparing us for children. If our kids are anything like Patrick as a child/adolescent, Lunch is going to seem like a walk in the park. :) Hopefully our kids aren't like me as a young adult, either! Anyway, we love Lunch. Sometimes I want to lock her in the bathroom (the other kitties too), but she's fun.

Those are our babies. We love them dearly.

One Year

Wednesday was our 1 year Anniversary of meeting each other. I can't believe a year has gone by already! It's gone so fast...most likely due to how wonderful it has been.

To celebrate, we went to dinner at Chili's and rented Donnie Darko...everyone kept telling me that I needed to watch it. I really enjoyed the movie. How the whole story tied together was really thought provoking...I can't quite wrap my head around it completely to explain my thoughts, but I'll get there eventually.

Patrick and I were talking about the last really has moved quickly. We had a fairly quick start...okay, it was really quick, yet we both were at a point in our lives when we met where we weren't "ready" to be in a serious relationship. He had just gotten out of a 2 year relationship and I was still pretty fresh out of my previous 3 year marriage. Regardless, our hearts had an undeniable connection. It just took a month or so for us to admit it. :) Then the rest of the time flew by quickly.

We're super is good. We're a great pair. A grease monkey and a Mary Kay lady. :)