Tuesday, January 27, 2009

New Look, New Post

I suppose it is that time again, eh?
Time to post. :)

Not a whole lot has been going on. Bear with these random ramblings
- Trevor and I are both jobless(still)
- We are both getting back into the school routine
- I LOVE Monday Bachelor nights at Honey's house
- I still don't like living with a huge snake but I am trying to get over that one
- I am slowly getting the hang of the whole coupon and saving thing
- I have been throwing away things we don't need
- I have created a HUGE "donation" stack at Trevor's parents and at my parent's storage unit. Mom has things to donate as well so we will be taking it all together
- I didn't have class today. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I only have one class. Ms. West(head of my department and teacher of 2 of my 4 classes this semester) told us yesterday that we wouldn't have class because the IT people are finally ready to set up our new computers :) So no class while they are working in our classroom.
- I am watching GIDGET =) as I type
- I have been downloading more digital scrapbooking stuff while I watch my movie and enjoy my day off.
- I found a great new site for layouts and I love the one I have. It has a nice scrapbooking look to it while remaining elegant. I like.

I think that is about all for now. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of thoughts that were not covered... but I can't seem to grasp them all right now. Oh well.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Farewell and Thank you, Mr. President

As many other bloggers have noted:

Mike Warren says it so well...

In the end, the government under George W. Bush succeeded in its most important role: since 2001, we have been kept safe at home, able to go about our lives. We go to school or to work, we spend time with our families and friends, we worship in peace; we go to sports games, see movies, volunteer for others, pursue our own understanding of happiness. We are the luckiest people in the world, and other people hate us for it. They are willing to kill us over it. After 9/11, George W. Bush refused to allow that to happen on our soil again. We owe so much, and I am ever grateful.

Thank you, Mr. President

(I am not sure if the link is working correctly, it was having problems earlier).

I won't get into a huge political discussion or rant here but I thought that it was a closing to the chapter worth noting. I agree with this quote a lot. And I thought Bush's Farewell Address was moving. I think GWB did the best with the situation he was handed and respect and admire him a lot. He has shown continuous faith in our Father. He was tremendously gracious and compassionate, handling all the criticism and flack thrown at him with dignity and humility... I am thankful for what he has done for our country and continue to admire him.

Ok, end of short speech. ;)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Greetings from Pocahontas, MS home of the tacky teepee

Well, we are all moved into our bedroom at Trevor's parents house... where we will be staying for a little while. I am torn between unpacking everything and making it homey and leaving everything in boxes. I don't know how long we will be here or where we are going next, so it makes things difficult. I would hate to get everything all set up just to pack all up and leave again.

We are both registered for school with classes starting Monday. We go back to Hinds to talk to the Financial Aid office about aid for the semester. We weren't expecting to get anything since we filed our FAFSA so late but today the F.A. lady told me that if I get them marriage and tax verification papers I should be receiving my awards letter. I am assuming this means we will get money for this semester, which would be such a blessing! But I am waiting to get really excited until I see it in writing.

I have been spending a lot of time with my 2-ish niece(daughter of Trevor's eldest brother), Josie, whom I've always called Monkey. We've tried to get her to say "Ashley" but either she doesn't like it or she is struggling with it. Day before yesterday when I woke up and walked into the living room she was sitting on the couch and jumped up to say, "Moh-nin Monkey!" She has since called me Monkey. I have gotten several good pictures and am working on scrapbooking some pages which will be posted as soon as I complete them. She's precious!

I will not scare you with another to-do list. The last one was overwhelming enough. :) But I can guarantee there will be more in the future. It's the best way for me to keep things organized... and maybe by airing all the things I need to do on the World Wide Web I will feel incentive to completely follow through. I love lists in all areas of life and usually I get everything done on them. But lately I seem to just be doing enough to get by...

As I type the train is speeding by the house. Despite how loud it is Trevor is sleeping soundly. I still haven't gotten used to it coming through every hour or so.

Since we have gotten home I feel like I have done nothing but sleep constantly. I was sick before we left but just kept pushing to work and get everything done. So by the time we got home and I was finally able to slow down, my immune system and body were completely taxed and just got out on me for a while. Hopefully I will start to feel better soon.

Goodnight and sweet dreams from Indian-land!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Yes, I should be asleep

I know. But I am not one bit tired. Today I have(and in some cases we)...
- slept in late =)
- packed up the rest of our apartment,
- loaded Trevor's dad's truck,
- compiled all of the things going in the rental car with us tomorrow,
- throw away and donated more stuff than I knew we even had,
- scrubbed the kitchen and bathroom from top to bottom leaving it cleaner than it has probably been in years... (I wanted to leave it cleaner than we found it)
- downloaded some digital scrapbooking kits (my slight obsession)
- stayed up until almost 2am knowing I have to get up at 6 to shower and get ready to go pick up our rental car.

- pick up rental car at 8am
- Use coupons for free chicken biscuits at Chickfila
- move everything out of the apartment
- vacuum and do final cleaning
- check out of the apartment by 11am
- sign over my pathfinder to karsforkids.org between 10 and 10:30am
- hit the road for HOME
- Eat McAlister's somewhere along the way - we have missed this SOOO much. Orlando has nothing even remotely close to a McAlister's.
- Get to my parent's house
- kiss all the little guys goodnight
- Use the Echo to take rental car to the airport
- Get some sleep :)

As you can see, a lot has been accomplished...
But much is left to be done.

Now I am going to try my best to get some sleep.