Tuesday, September 12, 2006

WHEW what a week, Work, Move and Continuum

I am so tired lol. In one weeks time who ever would have thought someones life would change so much. Last Tuesday I went into my 8:40am DMV appointment and took my drivers test for the first time in my 27 years of life lol....and I PASSED. I am so excited, I know you all are thinking WHAT, Just now getting her license to drive, if you have been a loyal blog reader, friend or family you know why lol.

We also finally moved into our new home. We closed on the house on Friday (Sept 1st). It's been unpacking city here. Okay I moved around alot as a child (Mom always had us moving) and when I was a "fresh" new adult (on my own), I moved a bit also lol, once you have a family of your own moving is tough lol. So much to unpack, so much to go through, I am finally going through all the boys baby clothes and will be listing some on eBay. We are also going to have a Garage sale at MIL'S house soon.

So my life has really changed this month! I went from a SAHM for the pass 5 years, not really having a life of her own, not going out much (a big change from what my life was like before kids and being married) to a working mom, woman, feeling like I am getting "my life back. I get up at 4:00am to get Dustin up for work, head back to bed at 4:30am, get back up at 7:30 to get Austin ready for school (he just started Kinder last week, my first born is growing up sniff sniff) fed etc, getting Aidan up to go with us to drop Austin off , get back home to get ready for work and get the food cooked for work, leave for either work with Aidan or drop him off at Dustin's grandparents, get to work, if Aidan is with me then Dustin is there 10 minutes later to pick him up to head home well I work until 12:30pm, I don't get home until 1pm and I normally have to run a few errands once I am home. I like this new busy life, makes me feel a bit independent and like I have a purpose other then just staying home. I have to say, I do enjoy the alone time I do get driving home from work :) I get to play my music, sing at the top of my lungs if I want to (Like today, I had my PINK (I'm not dead) cd in and was jammin to "Who knew" lol and then I put in my John Mayer "Room for squares" CD and jammed to the first 5 songs, "City love" (my of my favorites) being the last one on when I pulled into our drive way lol, I had to sit there for a few second to finish it and Dustin came to greet me lol (he was probably wondering what I was doing LOL).

Anyways, see BUSY girl nowadays lol. I plan on joining Golds Gym next week and adding that in there everyday LOL, I will being going right after work. I have also started going to the salon with my mom every other weekend to, for my nails and toes ;) It's been nice being pampered like I use to before I became a SAHM.

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So I got home from work today and came into my office/scraproom to unpack a little more in here, I was searching for some things I need for some current DT stuff I am working on. Dustin was in here on the computer (thesamba.com), after he left I decided to get on a read some emails, I got one from John Mayer saying he would be on late night tonight and CBS tomorrow (the BB7 Peeps will be on tomorrow too) then it dawned on me that today is Sept 12, TUESDAY, DUH, John's new CD came out today, so I round up the gang and we headed out to Tower Records lol. I walk right in and there he is, well not John himself but a HUGE display full of the new "Continuum" CD's and all his others, it was awesome, kicking my self in the arse for not bringing my camera and having D take a picture of me next to it lol (you know you are a scrapbooker when you think like this "eyeroll") Anyways it had three different price tags on it, $18.99, sale price for $13.99 and then Special price for just today (it came out today) $11.99. So I picked it up and went straight to the counter, where I of course had to buy two packs of Skittles for the boys LOL (they take after their mother with them Skittles). Dustin puts it on when we get in the car, and after a few songs on the way home, he says, I know alot of these songs, and I say um yes lol, some are from the Try CD, and a couple ( I don't trust myself(with loving you) and Stop this train) I have had on my itunes for MONTHS now. I have a nice (Big) collection of John's covers, songs he sings in concerts and different versions of his songs he sings on my itunes. Sometimes while I work I will turn it on and sit here for hours listening to them. Anyways if you are a John Mayer fan or want to hear some amazing music and lyrics that have meaning go out and get this Album! You will be happy! And while you are at it pick up the Try (JM3) CD lol it's awesome to, heck all his cd's are LOL.

I am still trying to get those John Mayer tickets for his Oct 1st concert here at the shoreline, all that is left now is the lawn seats (waaaaa) which I would totally take, just to be there and see/hear John, but I want closer LOL, so I am going to look on eBay and see what they have, This will be my Bday gift to myself next month lol.

Okay I better get going, I have DT work to finish up and send in. Night

Nikki

Saturday, September 2, 2006

WOW! What a day!

Right now I just need to take in some air and exhale.

What a day! It was simple amazing! We all woke up pretty early. We slept in the front living room at MIL'S (second to the last night here lol) I fell asleep watching the Degrassi marathon (LOL stop laughing at me I said before it is one of my favorite teen-ie shows lol). MIL treated us to breakfast at the country in, I had a Bacon omellet YUM! Then we all came back and started packing what we have had here for the last 4 months (while waiting for our house to be built). I logged online to check email and found one from Alannah from Arctic Frog saying I was in the Top 10 for AF DOND again. I was so excited :). We moved that load into the new house and came home to get ready for D's uncles 50th B-day dinner at Maggiano's "Little Italy" in Santana Row. I called to tell my mom and dad that things were still on (I called earlier to cancel because I was just going to stay home so I could go to the AF DOND chat lol) for the boys coming over while we went to the resturant. We drove the boys over. I got to meet and see my great Aunt Ruby and Great uncle Sammy who are in town and staying with my folks from Ireland. I LOVE their accents :) It was wonderful to meet them. They are "jewlery" people in Ireland and my aunt Ruby brought both my sister and I these amazing gold bracelets. They are Goregous! (I am wearing mine now lol), we had a quick visit ( we would be back after dinner) and were off to Maggiano's.

This place was amazing! There were 10 of us so we did the party ordering, we got to pick two of each course, (I had no idea how this works but later learned that eating out like this is a 2+ hour meal lol) First the waiters/service was awesome! They start you off with bread lol, 10 minutes later you get the first Apps and salads, 20 minutes it's the first entree', and so on until you get to the two desserts. We got there at 5:15, seated at 5:30. so Half way through and after the first entree, Dustin and I had to leave so I could come play DOND :) or at least see if I would be playing lol, MIL said If I was not chosen we could come right back (the resturant is only a couple blocks away.) I honestly thought I would be right back.

So we get in the car and it is 6:45pm, I am like Dustin, I need to be logged in to the computer by 7pm to see if I get to play tonight, so we went down the three floors or the parking garage and he took short cuts home (MIL'S) lol, lol not to many since it's not that far away lol. I walk into the house at 6:55pm and log into the AF chat at 6:57pm lol. Just making it. There were so many great ladies from LM there, I was so excited to see them all :) Even my dear friend Kristie was there, I can not tell you how happy i was to see her :) And of course Miss Susan. I don't know if any of you have been in a DOND chat before but just the chat part is awesome! Alannah said she was going to call out the players name for tonight, guess what happens LOL, I logged out of chat LOL. (I had to do this a few times tonight, MIL computer is so strange, I would hit enter or the backspace button and it would log me out of chat lol) Anyways, she called MY NAME! (shocked!). I was so nervous and excited! I had such a great time, and I walked away with amazing prizes, I am now the proud winner of a few lines of AF paper and rubons, I can not wait to get this package! So many great goodies I get to add to my amazingly huge collection of AF I like to hoard AHEM collect LOL. What am awesome time I had! If you have not played this game yet, you should try this coming week, the challenges are great and the chatting and game are awesome! I plan to keep doing the challenges for the rest of the game. Ohhhh and I am so buying a Hoodie and a clock (for my new scraproom) lol from the AF cafepress shop ;) I need me an AF hoodie LOL.

Okay well I need to get off of here, Dustin is telling me I should head to bed (he is right) because we have a long day of moving the rest of our stuff in tomorrow. I will be without my computer until next week :( because we had issues with the cable/highspees net company. They will be fixing it sometime next week. I will post just as soon as it is up with pictures of our new place :)

Nikki

Still so excited about this awesome day! :)