They like me, they really like me!


Doing Laundry

We did our laundry for the first time at the Laundromat up the street. It was a kind of interesting expeience. We walked in and the woman running the place had us weight our laundry. We had a total of 46 pounds of laundry... thats a lot of dirty clothes. The she directed us to the monster of all washing machines. I mean it was HUGE! It held 50 pounds of laundry!. So we washed everything all together and that took about 40 minutes. Then we dried everything, but we had to separate everything into 3 different dryers so it dried faster. It was pretty painless except for the fact the whole ordeal cost about $10. It was nice because we just got everything done all at once instead of having to do a bunch of different loads of laundry. What was funny was that it was us and 3 or 4 older and I am assuming single, men. It was like the laundromat was their Sunday night hang out. I am hoping that maybe we can go more than a week w/o doing laundry because I don't really want to spend $10 a week doing laundry.



It is so amazing to be living in my own place. This is so exciting! Chris ans I have been together for close to 3 years and we are so exciting to finally have our own place together! I feel almost like Martha Stewart in the sense that I really like the iea of running my own household and making my own rules and cleaning and cooking and decorating. Things that until recently I had no desire to do any of. I also has made me super aware of everything we do. I make sure all lights are off. If im not in the room, they are off. We shut our computers off at night. We are making sure we pack a lunch because we can't be buying food all the time. I have really begun to appreciate all of the things I have. We have more money than we did before, but we certainly do not have a lot of money. Usually I would be freaking out about not having any money... actually I was freaking out. However, I have realized that we will be ok. We just have to be smarter about what we do and be more careful about what we spend on. I am actually totally ok with just making it. We have to start somewhere don't we?

Here's to jumping into the being pool of "real life" feet first!


My new House!!!

computer room (still not unpacked)

Computer room

as you can see we are not totally unpacked yet

from the other side of my bed

Bedroom (my closet is messy)

Kitchen (its sooo tiney)

Scotch cat!

Kitchen again

Living room

Living room

I love my little house! It is so perfect for the 2 of us and our cat!


January is coming

When January gets here I will officially have 18 months till my scheduled wedding. I say scheduled for a couple of reason. First of all, we actually booked a place and have an official date. so technically it is scheduled. Secondly, however, I am having a lot of trouble deciding whether or not we can really afford to have a "real" wedding. we have $2000 saved up in the bank currently and we wanted to ask our family for about $2000 a piece. The problem is that right now my dad and Chris' dad are both out of work. How can we rightly ask them to help us when they are just barely floating right now? Will I be happy just having my closest family and friends come to the courthouse to see us get married and then have a house party of some kind? I think so because for me it is not about all the wedding frills and it being perfect and "what every bride needs". For me it is about Chris and I confirming our love and commitment to each other and out family. the problem is... what about my mom. What is she gonna think, what does she want to do? I am sure we will be able to get our deposit back (and if not oh well). I will still wear my dress because I will still be a bride.

I am just so torn up about this, I need to talk to my momma.


my new obsession

Isn't it gorgeous!! I want this for my one year wedding anniversary. ther rings are really nice too!!