Archive | July, 2011

Yesterday was a good day.

19 Jul

 

Yesterday started off a little iffy but ended up being the greatest day EVER! We got the call that our application for the apartment went through. So around 4:30 we went to see all of the available apartments and then were able to pick our favorite. We chose an apartment in the pet-free building and it’s actually a lot bigger than the other, older apartments. The kitchen was just renovated, the bathroom and bedroom walk-in closet were twice the size as the other apartments, so it was an obvious choice.

Sam has terrible credit and I don’t have any credit so his mom had to co-sign for us. And since her credit is perfect we were pre-approved for this thing called Sure Deposit. That means that we don’t have to give them the one and a half months security deposit. All we need to give them is $218. So we’re saving over $1000. Now we’re able to get some new furniture and some other stuff we may need.

We move in July 30th – August 1st considering when the inspection is done. I’m sooooo excited!

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Happy Sweet Sixteen, Rachel!

17 Jul

 

With all the craziness going on and how busy I’ve been, I forgot to blog about my little sister’s 16th birthday that was this passed Friday. I can’t believe I have a 16 year old little sister. I don’t even think I should be calling her my “little” sister, considering she isn’t so little anymore. She’s such an amazing, beautiful young woman and I love her! I hope she had a really great birthday. I was trying to make it home and surprise her but that didn’t happen.

I don’t think she reads my blog too often but I wanted to wish her a belated happy birthday anyway!

Love you!

One step forward, two steps back

14 Jul

 

As you can tell from my previous posts, good news is very scarce in my life right now. Today, I got great news about the new job. I was so excited! I was so excited that I even decided to call my dad and let him know. I hardly ever call my dad so you know this news caught me and him off guard. When I talked to him he didn’t sound right. He just sounded sad or tired or something. I asked him what was wrong and he said that he didn’t sleep much the night before. So after we hung up I called my mom and told her and she congratulated me and then hit me with, what else… bad news!!! She told me that my dad was checking into rehab tomorrow morning for alcoholism. My dad’s alcohol abuse was never a secret in my household. I don’t remember a time when he didn’t go from drinking coffee in the morning straight to drinking beer afterward. Alcohol was the reason him and I never got along. I could never talk to him and I hated bringing friends over cuz honestly, he embarrassed me. In the mornings my dad and I would talk and everything was great because he was sober. But anytime after 1:00pm it was a whole different story. I told him that we’d never get along because I felt that all he wanted to do was drink. He thought I was crazy.

My dad would never leave the house without “bringing a beer along for the ride”. Even when he was driving my sisters and I places. Obviously, from then on, we knew that there was a serious problem that no one wanted to confront. My dad has tried to stop drinking 3 times already by himself, without any success. He either gets the shakes or he’s throwing up or he gets headaches or he can’t sleep. He’s so depressed now and he’s losing weight and it’s so sad to me. I don’t know how to feel about him checking into rehab. I feel good because he’s actually going to get help and isn’t trying to fight with my mom about it. It just sucks that it had to come to this.

I feel like once my dad is sober and really stops drinking that we can really start to build a better father/daughter relationship. I just hate how much time has been wasted.

And after that bad news I found out that our application was denied because our credit isn’t good enough. Therefore, we need a co-signer now. BOOOOO!

I got the job!

14 Jul

It’s been forever since I heard from the company that I interviewed with a few weeks ago (the job that I felt really good about). I pretty much gave up on them and actually went on another interview on Monday and got that position. But I got an email from the previous company this afternoon and they offered me the position. It’s a lot closer to where I’ll be living and they pay a lot more. And a bonus is that I get Fridays off! Amen to a three day weekend.

I start next Friday. I think I’ll just go in and fill out paperwork and just kinda get the feel for everything. The only sucky thing is that I have court the following Monday at 9 am. I told them about it and I hope to hear back from them that it’s not a big deal. I’m really excited to start. I’m a little nervous about all the responsibility and all the new people I’ll be meeting but I’m sure it’ll be fine.

Wish me luck!

One of your favorite childhood memories!

6 Jul

 

Growing up, Sunday mornings and early afternoons were dedicated to cleaning up the house. If your room wasn’t clean by 1:00pm on Sunday you weren’t allowed to have fun for the rest of the day!

Every Sunday my parents would put on music in the living room and it would circulate through the entire house, thanks to these huge, dope ass speakers that my dad had at the time. We’d listen to everything from Aerosmith to Sade, Elvis Costello to James Taylor, Sting to Gladys Knight & the Pips which was my ultimate FAVORITE album. I remember always waiting to hear Midnight Train to Georgia because when it finally came on, my mother and I would leave whatever area we were cleaning and meet up in the living room. Who ever was playing the role of Gladys would grab a remote or hairbrush in an attempt to mimic a microphone and the other person would be the back up singers. We never rehearsed any dance moves but I felt like once we got started singing and laughing that our rhythm fell into sync with each other and  our dance moves were so harmonized I almost felt as if I was Gladys Knight or maybe one of the Pips – LOL!

As I write this blog entry I’m listening to the song and realizing how truly amazing it is. Not only for it’s great lyrics and “groovy” melody but because it brought my mother and I closer if only for a few minutes on those hectic Sunday mornings.

Busy day!

1 Jul

 

 It’s pretty sad to say that this beverage from Starbucks was the highlight of my day. I hardly slept at all last night and today I had sooo much running around to do. I had to take Sam to deposit his check before lunch and then his manager asked him to run to Target to get 4 packs of water bottles and a little plastic kiddie pool for a display for the store. Sam and I trudged through Target and got the 4 packs of water and searched for the pool that they didn’t have. So I dropped Sam off at work with the water and I had to run to Lowe’s to get a pool that barely fit in my small trunk.

After I got all that taken care of I had to rush over to my lawyer’s office to give him the final payment of any money I’ll ever give him in my life. I feel like he’s taking advantage of me! But supposedly lawyers are worth every penny you give them. Cough, cough.. bullshit!

After all of that I had to go back to Target to get some cosmetic items and some stuff for Sam and I was able to get my favorite vanilla bean frappuccino and it was delicious! I had to sit in the car and wait for Sam to get out of work so the drink was very refreshing and definitely helped pass the time.

But this weekend is July 4th weekend and I have zero plans for the holiday. I don’t mind though. It’s better than being super busy and running around like a mad woman. July 4th is my mom’s birthday so I definitely have to call her and tell her how great she is and yadda, yadda, yadda..

I hope that everyone has a great weekend! No drinking and driving!

Ugly Soul

1 Jul

I am a horrible person. With that being said, if anyone would like to purchase a rotten, ugly soul, I’ve got one for sale. It could come in handy if you need a repulsive paper weight or something to shove under the leg of a wobbly table or chair.

Explanation coming soon!