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1st day

so...
today i had my first day at my new "job"
it was dirty and sweaty and hard and a little stinky...
and my arms and legs have a "worked my arse off" ache.
and im sleepy in that "worked hard out in the sun all day" way...
and you know what?
i had a good time!

and for the first time ever i ended my day being told i did a great job and my help was "greatly apreciated"

today we worked on the chicken coop/run, expanded the run area and refenced the entire thing, lots of digging and stretching...
next day is planned for monday...if the weather stays agreeable that is...
getting the veggie beds ready and planted is the next step :)

so yeah!
productive day...

and right now jasper is trying to lick my eye out...

todays the day

busy day ahead...

off to mums to drop off ruby
then to my shot
then if ive got time wallymart and joannes
then home to get tim and a carrier (he wants to come along)
then bizzys school to get her
then off to newark where i will have to navigate the confusion that is airport parking
then its off to pick puppy man up
then mums again to drop people off and pick ruby up
then home where i will simply be crashing on the couch/getting to know the new addition

any well wishes of not getting lost in the airport would be greatly apreciated.

oooo kay


so...
ive been using the wii fit...
1/2 hour daily is the goal, though i missed the weekend...yesterday it tells me id lost 1/2 lb over the weekend...then today i did the body test cause i wanted to see where my center of balance is and it tells me ive GAINED 3/4 of a lb since yesterday!  same clothes, about the same time of day...
so im hoping its simply because im due my shot tomorrow...bloating would explain an overnight weight gain lol...cause i dont think i sleep eat.
ive been liking my choice of routein...i do about 10 mins of yoga stretches...im good at the warrior...but my balance SUCKS for the tree lol
then i do hula hoops, followed by basic step...

then i pick 2-3 strength ones, ive favored the leg extensions and torso twists for now but yesterday tried the pushup/plank i can do the plank wihtout a problem...pushups though...HAH! me?! nawh lol, mine litte arms dont like that one at all and it makes mine toes/knees REALY hurt.
today i tried the jack knife, that one tried to kick my but so i looks online and found out how to do a modified jackknife by bending the knees in towards you rather than going into a straight up v (which i can do and hold as a yoga pose but CANT do from a lay down position as a crunch...how nutty is that?)  so i did the modified, its essetially a stomach crunch with legs involved...

then back into the arobic area where i do the advanced hoop and then the second step...

then ill do more yoga or a balance game as a kind of cool down...the penguin game is fun...the bubble game i kept popping...*pouts* i have VERY bad balance, that much i can admit.

its fun!  once we have a bed frame for the bedroom ill be bringing my small pilates/resistance gizmo and ill do 1/2 hour of that every other day ontop of the wii fit every day...but i need the bedframe first to that i have someplace to put it when its not in use.
...

today ive got lots to do this afternoon...
got to clear out the bedroom of the last few bits and bobd that dont yet have a home...
then clear out the last few boxes still sitting in the living room and get the broken down cardboard together so shane can take it and put it in the cardboard dumpster at work...
and hang the blinds in the livingroom...
and got some bathroom stuff left to put away, but i dont know where thats going to go yet...need more storage solutions for the bathroom...
then itll be a case of vacume and a quick swiffer mop around and some straightening...
get any laundry together
bring the laundry from last weeks load inside...yes im lazy...its still sitting in my car...
oh and ruby needs a bath too...
...

tomorrow is also a busy day...got to get up relitivly early as i have to wii fit before heading down to my mums.
ill take any laundry we have but its not alot at this point which is good...if it continues like this ill wait a week...
pick up the carrier while im at mums...
got my deppo shot at 10:30  YAY (i get very excited about my shot...i think im a deppo addict lol!)  im hoping the shot will also cure the blahs ive found myself in this past 2 weeks...
then its off to walmart and joannes, need to pick up some fleece to make jasper some pj's and some cheap towels for in jaspers crate, hes not getting a bed and blanket untill hes sleeping through the night accident free.
and then later in the afternoon its off to mount vernon ny to meet the woman taking jaspers brother home, as shes going to pick them both up from the airport and meet me part way to save me from having to drive further than i should.

then its home to mums, pick up the laundry and ruby, drop off bizzy and then hoem to shanes...

i should be back to the apt around 7:30-8pm ish and ill try and post a jasper picture when we get home...but thatll depend on how hes doing...

the rest of the week is going to be me staying home, taking jasper out to pee every hour or so, and getting ruby and jasper used to eachother.

friday night is game night, which jasper and ruby will likely come along...jasper needs to get used to kitty cats as soon as possible and kat/mat have ok'd it...i dont want jasper staying home alone for that long so soon and its not right to take jasper and not ruby, esepcially since ruby hearts ferret lol.

so yeah, fun fun, and time for me to get my arse moving again...im thinking ruies bath first...just wish it wernt so cold.

yay

got word form jaspers breeder...
hes comming home wednesday...flights supposed to arrive at 2pm plus the time it takes to get him off the plane and signed for which usullay takes 30mins to an hour...plus the time to get out of the airport...then the ride home...but i may end up taking bizzy with me too so thats a ride to mums first to pick her up then a ride home to drop her off, then home to the apartment...

im expecting the first few nights to be hard...but yeah...
very excited...
theres a few things i have to get before he comes home though...like a crate pad for his crate so yeah, shopping trip probbaly on monday to the closest petco/store for the few things i need imediatly...the rest i can order via petedge cause i hate paying mark up prices at petco lol.

and yeah...that means the next couple of days will be a lil crazy...

im sooo excited!

just an update.

i will be staying at my mums from tomorrow (friday) untill thursday the 12th.
currently trying to figure out with bizzy if i will be able to go to icon with shane, but am not yet sure, somoene needs to be home with the dogs...

the dogs themselves are doing fine, jasper is about 11 weeks old now and looking great, has a fun little attitude on him and for the most part he and ruby get along very well...
he loves attention and is currently in the everything goes in my mouth stage.

and then theres life.
i have a cold...thats always fun.
BUT
i do get to go to jess' this afternoon where she is going to give me a trim and play with some color in my hair, im very excited.  Jasper and ruby get to come with and meet jess' mum.  then depending on what time it is once were done its either home or straight to mat and kats.  tonight is mats game...so yay for hanging out with friends.

then tomorrow i get to pack everything into the car including all the dogs stuff and some clothes for me (and my laundry which i ddint bother taking yesterday cause at least if i take laundry WITH me to do, i wont need to take much in terms of clothes to wear lol.
oh and i need to remember to pack the laptop lol.

oh well, time to let ruby out, then lunch, and then off to jess' house!
yay for hang with girly and have hair done time!
 

so yeah

lifes "fun"
still looking for a job...
not realy content right now, more just going through the motions of life, i want to do SOMETHING with my life but i also dont want to be under someones thumb in terms of bosses...some kind of freelance or work from home gig...something thatll give me the freedom while still giving me some cash so that i CAN go out and get new clothes, or buy the things i want to finnish making the apt feel like home without having to worry about eating into bill money ect.

the hospital stuff is STILL not sorted...they now want dates of last employment which ill be lucky if i can get...*sigh* and the moped stil being in my name there right now holding that against me...
that however will be sorted by this wekend cause im transfering title over today, dads gonna take it to the DMV and get that sorted...the money situation (them taking over payments) will come when it comes...

house stuff...
well its getting there...still some boxes to go through, but most of those are shanes stuff...(like his computer stuff)
i still have to bring up the coffee table and some stuff from home...but other than that pretty much all my belongings are here...

Im looking for a 20 gallon long fish tank...
my cichlids arnt realy truly safe at home and mum wants to get the 55 out of that room so they can move in down there...so the absolute smallest tank i can put them in untill we get a house of our own is a 20long...a 29 would be better but in truth weight wise MIGHT be pushing it...
if anyone has a 20 long or 29 gallon tank theyd be willing to let me have/borrow for a year or 2, please let me know, itll be well loved i promise lol.

but yeah in terms of house stuff, as i said, getting there.
still need a good queen sized bedframe, and id like to put in a couple of rugs, primarily in the livingroom and bedroom
and drapes, i want sheres in the bdroom and livingroom to add a little more colro to this currently rather bland pallet they got going...since im not allowed to paint withint $300 deposit...ill have to add color otherwise...

have i mentioned i cannot WAIT untill we can actually buy a house...
right now i want to bring in a full time wage simply to get a mortgage...i HATE renting, i hate not being able to do whatever i want to MY home to make it feel like mine...i hate that were throwing money away on someone elses place...
i hate that no matter what i do, it still doesnt feel like MINE...
but thats just me being whiney...

in other news...
ruby is doing good, shes definatly settling in and i cant wait untill she has a playmate.  shoudl eb another week or 2, he turns 8 weeks the first tuesday or march so will be ready to come home any time after that depending on the breeders personal preferences and weather...continental wont fly dogs if its too cold, and some breeders prefer to wait an extra couple weeks...i do have to make sure to grab the spare crate from home today along with a crate pad and blanket...gotta get things set up.
lol i mentioned pupy to shane last night and he seemed a little suprised...
ive only been talking about this little guy for the past month, told him that hed be ready in about a  month LOL, last night when i mentioned him shane seemed a little confused...must have selectivly forgot about it...
then again, i will admit, this first month has gone rather quickly.
spring is on its way in...im hoping winter leaves quietly and without fuss, my mind is not happy with winter...

so yeah
things are going ok...
there are ups and downs...pros and cons
but at least me and shane are living together, i havent driven him insane yet...definatly a good sign lol.

i STILL havent recived my final paycheck form lionshare and am now getting the telephone run around...ive called 3 days in a row with no answer...and i called 3 days last week too (didnt bother over the weekend) and its been OVER 2 months now since i was let go...
this is ridiculous!

good night

so we whent over to mat and kats for an evening of hanging out.
i brougth ruby along since kat invited (and mat said ok) last time so...
shes never been around ferrets, and never been around a cat that doesnt want to eat her face so i was a little anxious about how she would do.

she Liked the fert, rose came over and said hello, they sniffed each other a few times and at one point rose licked her nose and did a little fert dance, very cute, ruby was clueless as to the meaning of this ebouncyness and kind of just stared at her, confused, wanting to play but not sure how lol
she also did GREAT with Bunny...bunny was uncertain but didnt take a single siwpe which i think confused ruby greatly, but the evening was spent avoiding direct eye contact with the occasional sniff and nose bump from each...
mal stayed out of the way as much as possible, he did nicely say hi a couple of times with a nose to nose, but the first time mommy spooked him lol, he was a little warey after that LOL!
ruby discovered that fert food is incredibly tastey too! lol.

food was great, i heart burgers...
and company was wonderfull :)

we got home kennis out cold so shane brought her in while i let ruby go potty...now shes fast asleep next to me, shanes watching NCIS and im thinking itll be time for sleep soon...im tired!

calling all readers


im looking for folks who LIKE indian food, or have never had indian food but would like to try...

we have found an amazing indian resturaunt in fairfeild and are hoping to go every couple of weeks and would be happy for the occasional company!

its a great atmosphere, very nice place, the food is wonderfull and pricing is realy good for indian food for indian food. (bout the same as it would be for a GOOD steak dinner)

so yeah...

im trying to convert as many as possible to the joys of indian food.

one of the best parts...

seeing shanes face as he took a nice sized bite of extra hot vindaloo, obviously NOT expecting what was to come...and to loose his ability of speach for a few moments as it took a deacent bite out of his tastebuds LOL.
HE LOVED IT!


nom nom nom, korma good, nom happy tummy!

the black hole of boxes

keeps spitting them out on our livingroom floor lol, i managed to empty about 10 boxed filled with books today, i managed to cram them onto a simple book case...thats not going to work for long as there are moor books and no space, new bok case is on "the list" along with the new bedframe...
and no sooner did i get those boxes empty than i got to bring boxes of my stuff fomr out of my car lol...

i think tomorrow i shall work more on getting stuffs put away, least what i can without my drawers and shelvings here yet...then wednesday ill head to mommas to sort through clothes and pick up more stuff...hoping dad will be able to bring my drawers up after work one night so he doesnt have to spend yet another weekend day transporting my shit, i think everything else i can fit in my car in another 1-2 trips...

ruby is settling in...i need to get her a playmate asap though, shes bored without the wowies...lol
and otherwise things are going good.

we're getting there...

rubies first night!

well last night i brought ruby back to the apt with me, when i whent home yesterday she was sooo excited i was home, and every time i moved she was on my tail, i couldnt bare to leave her again...

so last night after bringing mum and some stuff to the apt, then myself, mum and shane headed back to the parents for stevens birthday dinner.  after dinner ruby came back with us.
she was nervous in the car, shes incredibly well behaved in the car and last night was no exception, but a little shake and lots or nervous yawning and panting gave it away lol, when we got here she paced a little before settling on the couch, she even curled up next to shane with her head on his leg for part of the evening.
she did very well overnihgt which in truth i was REALY worried about, she hasnt slept in her crate for quite some time now, and i expected crying and scratching and whining, even possibly accidents...but after some time of turning and digging and making her bed comfortable she settled right in and slept through the night.
i got up about an hour after shane left and we whent out for a walk around the block...shes still not sure where shes supposed to go potty to that wa slike pulling teeth however we got ALOT of attention, and supporisingly all of it positive, ill be truthfull i had her out in her pj's (it was chilly) and probably should have put her coat on too as the wind was bitter...and i was expecting some realy funny looks or silly comments aout her clothes...
but instead i had a oman ask me "are those pajamas?!" and i smile and say yes and explain that ruby is a chinese crested and nekkid and gets cold, and she was realy interested, told me i should make and sell them!
another guy, BIG guy told me she was realy cute! lol it was funny.

when we got back we both had some breakfast, shes eating like usual so she cant be too stressed, and right now shes curled up on the couch next to me.

i missed her like crazy...
i know that may seem weird...she is "just a dog" and she wasnt even supposed to be MY dog, i never even thought id miss her that much, for heavens sake it was only a week...
but yeah, i did...and now shes here and i cant help but look over at her and smile as she sleeps next to me.