Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
As a receptionist, I take a ton of phone calls every day. I get weird ones, but today has been especially werid.
Weird call #1-Guy says Hi, asks me how I'm doing. Starts off normal. Wants me to look something up for him, ok. Hasn't identified himself and unless you have called me like 30 times and have a distinctive voice, I usually don't know who is calling me. Then he goes, "Do you want to come to my halloween party?" I say, "Uh, where do you live." Hoping its far away so I can use that excuse. He said a town not too far. Dang. Me, "Are people dressing up?" Him, "Yeah, I'm gonna be Jack Sparrow." Then I change the topic and transfer him to someone else. Phew. Was a little worried he was going to call back and give me
Thursday, October 22, 2009
First you will need to be reminded that I have worked at day camps and in schools for the last 10 years. This lovely state feels the need to fingerprint you every time you work with children in a different county. I am all for fingerprinting people that work with kids. Fyi a lot of districts don't fingerprint volunteers (maybe need to leave that for another blog). I think when I needed to be fingerprinted in Chico I went to the campus police station at Chico State where I was going to school for the joyous experience. The lady took like an hour fingerprinting me. I was starting to think I didn't have any. She was making me rub weird stuff on my fingers and everything. This experience obviously scared me. I hate being fingerprinted now in fear that my prints will disappear.
I decided to get the whole name change thing over with today. I was literally in line before the Social Security office opened. I thought my visit to the Social Security office would give me something to blog about, but it was pretty boring. Sit and wait. Number gets called. Give guy papers. Get receipt and go.
Then I went to the DMV. Again sit and wait. Number gets called. Give guy papers. Oh more back story...(eye break) I wasn't sure if I would have time for the DMV today and also wasn't sure if they would be taking a new picture. I was hoping they were since my old one is grody, but I hadn't properly coifed my hair. Its been a pony all week. Haven't had the energy. Still recovering from honeymoon. Anyways, so when the guy tells me I have to go over to window 1 to get my picture taken I have mixed feelings. How can I make this pic good? So its my turn at window 1 and you have to sign the tiny box. Tried to do my best. Then he tells me I have to stick my thumb on a screen. Panic sets in. He is taking my fingerprint? Then of course the machine makes several beeping noises. He puts his hand over my hand to try and get the thing to work. Then he asks, "Are you always this difficult?" Due to my past fingerprint difficulties I answer, "Yes". By this time the machine has recognized my alien print and he tells me to step back so he can take my picture. I stand in what I think is a normal position. Trying to look cute and like I have hair cause remember its in a pony. Then he tells me, "Oh, no posing. Look straight at me." I almost died! Does he not know how mortifying handing your id over to bouncers and sales people is when you don't have a good picture! Then after he took the (we are hoping still ok front facing) picture he said, "You really are always this difficult!" I wished the man a good day and left. Still thinking about it 3 hours later.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The honeymoon was everything we hoped for. The trecherous drive down highway 1 on the coast of California during a rain storm was scary. A cloudy day was spent making great friends on a wine tasting tour. The sun came out mid week in Santa Barbara. We went for a gorgeous bike ride and got a couples massage. Had a pool (ocean view) day and a visit to the Santa Barbara mission. Just relaxed in our robes getting spoiled in our little cottage at the Four Seasons. Had amazing ocean view meals!
Now its back to work and scrambling to get all our paperwork turned in and my name changed. Missed you all! Gotta read and catch up! xoxo
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
1. He is hilarious. He makes me laugh until my face hurts.
2. He is caring. Even though I always have something wrong with me (headache, stomache ache, etc.) he will rub my back or whatever hurts and try to make it better.
3. He is loyal. He is a loyal employee, friend, and future husband.
4. Drop dead sexy!
5. He tries to be healthy. I know a lot of friends and family that struggle with keeping healthy because of their significant other and I am so blessed that he is down to try wheat bread and pasta and exercise.
6. He can pig out. Also love that he loves great food and doesn't mind splitting a pizza with me.
7. He loves children.
8. He loves animals.
9. He loves me for me and every flaw and crazy thing I do and say.
10. He is supportive. Even though he wasn't excited about working together he still got me the interview.
I could go on and on. But I'll stop there and get some sleep! I can't wait to tell you all about our honeymoon! Don't expect any posts for awhile I will have the do not disturb sign up!!
Somehow I have gotten into this blogging community that seems to give a ton of awards around and around. I love these awards because bloggers you follow get nominated for awards and then they pass the award on to other bloggers. I love to read these new blogs and often end up following them. So it widens the circle! I had hopes that someday I too would receive an award! No idea it would happen this fast! http://ladytruth-happilyafterever.blogspot.com/ gave me this award. She is so funny and I love reading about her dates that her mom is making her go on!
The award is to 'honor those who write from the heart'. The rules state that I should tell you 10 things about myself you don't already know and then pass it on to 10 bloggers of note.
1. I am currently working as a receptionist.
2. At my fiance's office.
3. I'm 5'10 and everyone asks me if I play basketball, the answer is no!
4. My pets are usually fat and live a long time. Cat lived to 19, bunny going on 6 or 7.
5. My fiance proposed on Valentine's Day on the beach
6. I have an excel spreadsheet to keep track of what I wear to work so I don't repeat too often
7. My freshman year of high school a boy asked me if I wore the same thing every day
8. I do the dishes and my fiance cooks dinner and makes cookies
9. I am the pickiest eater on the planet!
10. I adore Jessica Simpson
Wow, that felt good. Love getting all those random tidbits out. Now to pass on the award:
Sorry its kind of a ghetto post I am still learning how to do all the stuff on this site. Enjoy! Can't wait to read!!!
Another cool day here in Southern California. I love it! My wonderful fiance turned the heater on for me this morning. I was kind of dissapointed there wasn't too much first time heater smell. I love the smell of the heater being turned on for the first time.
Had a wonderful, relaxing evening last night. I wish the Packers had won, how can we fix the O-line? Snuggled up on the couch with apple cider, my blanket, and bunny. The fiance was in the kitchen making chocolate chip cookies. Pure bliss!
Monday, October 5, 2009
The things to do after the wedding are stressing me out too. Writing thank you cards, getting my name changed, scrapbooking, and making an album. This stuff is bugging me because I can’t do any of it! Don’t gasp in horror if you are one of my wedding guests, but I have even started writing the thank you notes already. I did this for my shower and it made things super easy.
Luckily, I know that these things won’t haunt me on my honeymoon. I am able to relax when away on vacation. Its just sitting in the apartment with nothing to do that makes me feel like a bad bride.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Besides eating junk food, the house gets messy! Two weeks ago Sunday there were beer cans and bottles everywhere.
I love having people over and relaxing. I wish football was on Friday or Saturday so I would have a day to clean up afterwards.
What are your plans for the weekend?