Thursday, May 19, 2005

My life is in shambles!!!!

Yes, so that is a little melodramatic, but Rooms will understand. When it seemed like nothing was going our way, we would yell that "My life is in shaaaamblesssss!"

Seriously though, I feel like I'm all derailed. I'm still "happy" (as evidenced by my post March 24th posts), but I'm not really on the right track. In the last 6 months I've been drinking way way more than I ever have in my life, and I feel like I've been on a downward spiral and I've come to the end of that road. I'm just not a fan any more. NO GOOD can come of drinking. Yeah, it may give that temporary high, but I'm just not that into it anymore. I want so much more... I want all of the things that I love and adore, and it seems like I'm losing them because of drinking. So the drinking is going to stop and the fun is going to start. The fun is going to be getting my life back in order. The fun is going to involve lots of hanging out with my sister (who's here now), Addy (who will be here this weekend and then again starting in late June until September), hiking, and moving to my new house. The fun is not going to involve a lot of alcohol. The fun will also involve a lot less Vin, who MANY MANY people seem to think is a bad influence in my life, and I guess I'm finally starting to wake up and realize that if all of my friends are saying something, *maybe* I should listen. I've definitely heard it from a lot of you. So we'll see how that goes. Just chill out, maake subtle changes in my life, and see how that all plays out. So that's the super high level summary of my current deal... I'll let you know what happens this weekend!!!

Monday, May 09, 2005

Of course there will be pictures

Okay, so I think I'm actually going to wait to post pictures until July when they are MY pictures of the way my house looks with me in it, not with these other people in it. They look like they're living in 1894 with how formal it is downstairs. Which is funny because I met them and they're not really that type of people. Anyway, there will be pictures eventually. It really is the greatest house ever.

So, what else? Oh, yes that is exciting that Addy would live with me when she graduates, that'd be like the coolest thing EVER. I'm in the hospital right now getting my medicine, which is cool that I can actually be online at the same time. Actually, I'm not getting my medicine yet, I'm waiting for the pharmacist to mix it and the nurse said he's new so it's been a little slow today. Then I'm going to go home and make lunch because I am STARVING. But for now... just chillin'. Don't know what my plans are for tonight, maybe go to a BBQ place in Northeast that Andy says is really good. We shall see!!

Saturday, May 07, 2005

The Pile Comment

Oh yeah... "I was a pile" is NOT Pacific Northwest slang, it's Northwestern Delta Zeta slang. My rooms and her best friend invented it in the fall of '03 and it's caught on ever since... basically just means I was worthless and did nothing, but I'm sure you caught onto that from the context clues.

I bought a house!

So yup, that's the HUGE news!!! I have been looking, and I was planning on putting an offer down on a particular house Thursday, but Wednesday night Andy was in at work and we just glanced through the listings one more time and found 2 more places to check out. So I asked my relator if we could go by these two places after the one I wanted to put an offer on, and they were both great. The first was a townhouse that was very modern, very well taken care of, very ME. But, I didn't fall in love with it. It was nice, but not everything I'm looking for. The second was a single family home, built in 1993 that I fell in love with immediately. It's the first house that has been absolutely everything I ever wanted in a house, and some added things I didn't even know about. It's PERFECT. Not "perfect except for a 2 car garage" or "really nice and good for me", but it's just perfect. Flat out I'm in love. So I made the offer last night and they accepted today!!!! Assuming everything goes okay, I close June 29th! It's going to be the BEST summer ever, Adds and Christine will be living with me and be able to help me get it all set up, plus I'm hoping Amanda and Dominique will come over for many fun girls nights. :-) I definitely have to be so grown up now... I'm looking at fridges and washers and dryers and lawnmowers. And I have my own shed and dog run and garden and all of those outdoor things. And 4 bedrooms... for me. Hmmm... definitely going to need some roomies even after the summer, but I'm sure I can find some fabulous peeps! Hopefully when Adds graduates she'll come back and live with me again!! There are just so many possibilites for roommates and lots of goodness. Plus with 4 bedrooms there's always room for out of town guests... :-)

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Yaaaay I graduated!

Woo hoo for me, I officially completed Mazamas Basic Climbing Education Program! My first climb is June 11th, it will be Mt. Ellinor in Washington. I'm also planning on doing Middle Sister in July, Broken Top *sometime*, and hopefully South Sister in September. Hopefully I end up liking this mountain climbing business. But if I HATE it after the first couple, I can always just quit... nothing says I have to do it. My big concern is my knees, they've been killing me on the descents lately. So I didn't hike this weekend, and my knees are feeling better. I need to be VERY diligent about stretching and icing them. So hopefully I'll get a hike in this weekend (maybe just a short one? not sure...)

This weekend I slept all day Sunday, then woke up and went to Old C with all of my boys, minus Andy which was sad. Then Vin, Mike, and I went back to Vin's hot tub for some fun (woo hoo!) and then I met up with Andy at my house. Great times! Monday I did errands, laundry, cleaned, studied for my final, and then went to class. Tuesday I was a pile and did nothing other than look at houses all day, I napped and read in bed and generally had fun. Tuesday night Vin came over and I made him tortilla soup for dinner and then we talked and watched Alias and had a bottle of wine. Awesome night. Today I did an errand for Vin and then napped before work. Good times all around. :-)