Confessions of a shopaholic…

Lately I’ve been going swimming with Jordan in the evening at the military pool. It’s relaxing to do that after work a few days a week. The pool is usually quiet and the hot tub’s nice.

I have also collected boxes and begun packing. My room is beginning to look like it was hit by a tornado. There are things all over the place, including the new stuff I’ve purchased for the apartment.

We finally got a cordless phone set, a 16-piece dinnerset, and a Hampton silverware set that matches the ones Jordan already has. Today at HomeSense I found a set of three ceramic canisters that are perfect for cookies, sugar, and tea. I’m so happy I found them because I had been looking for two days and hadn’t found anything remotely attractive; these ones are very pretty but not tacky-looking! Also picked up random things like plastic pop-top containers, a metal mixing bowl, a 3-pack of Wiltshire scissors that were on sale, oven mitts, and um a new Point Zero bag. hehe

I think one of these days I will need to do a reinstall of WordPress because the errors I have on my Dashboard must be causing the problem I am having with deletion of spam comments that are not sent to “moderation” or “akismet”. This is rather annoying. {edit} I tried reinstalling the script but I still got the same errors. Finally I reverted back to an older version and the errors have disappeared. {/edit}

Books are fun

I am feeling quite bogged down with work. I don’t have time for some things like I used to, like my websites, but I have renewed this domain for another year and I will continue to blog when I can and update fanlistings when I can.

I’m going to be moving early September. Jordan and I looked at apartments this morning near the military base (it is military housing) and I am pretty certain we have found a three-bedroom. We just have to wait for a confirmation. Ah, the joys of moving yet again.

Bought some new books today at Indigo: The Virgin’s Lover by Philippa Gregory to complete the trilogy, The Undomestic Goddess and Shopaholic & Sister by Sophie Kinsella, and The Josephine B. Trilogy by Sandra Gulland. Excited to get lots of reading done in the coming months when I have an hour-long bus ride to work. 🙂

Green frogs with bow-ties

Well we are all moved in. My room is unpacked but not decorated yet. The living room is sort of set up but we haven’t figured out where everything is going yet. The shelves are loaded with our movies and games, though. The kitchen is a mess at the moment. While we moved in there was a guy in the apartment painting so the walls were wet. That should have been done the day before, but whatever. Then yesterday he came in again to paint the kitchen cupboards. So today we can unpack the kitchen stuff. It’s a pain in the ass trying to search through boxes for a cereal bowl!

Ugh, there is no water pressure. Taking a shower sucks. And there is no electrical outlet in the bathroom so we have to blow-dry and straighten our hair in the kitchen…so dumb. But we have a cute shower curtain from my mom that is covered in green frogs!

Last night Jordan took us out to Canadian Tire and Price Chopper so we could pick up things like garbage cans, casserole dishes, scrub brushes for the dishes, etc. Then we came back to the apartment and he put together two kitchen chairs for us and I put the legs on the table. We have two more chairs to do tonight. Even though we were together the whole evening, I felt like we had barely spent any time together because we were shopping and building things.

Keesje and I are going to make honey garlic meatballs for dinner tonight and Jordan will be coming over for that — plus to build the chairs! lol

Off to work for me. I’ll be home late afternoon to do more unpacking.

Packing up…

I worked until 9:30 last night at Value Village but we didn’t get out of there until a quarter to ten. The store was a mess. But anyway, Jordan picked me up from work and it was great to see him after a stressful day of work. I’d missed him this week. I was in a bit of a bad mood, though, cuz I got my schedule and there was only ONE shift — a total of five hours. WTF. I think I have 19 hours at the grocery store. Argh.

So after making homemade pizza for lunch, Jordan and I headed over to my house for 1 o’ clock and helped pack up the rest of the house. Threw tons of garbage into the big bin in the driveway. Jordan came home with some pieces of furniture we were going to throw away but he decided he wanted them. lol With the furniture strapped down in the back of his truck, the two of us headed out to Chapters so I could pick up Blades On Ice with Albena Denkova & Maxim Staviyski on the cover. 😀 I also ended up getting a copy of Spotlight on Skating. Haven’t bought figure skating magazines in ages! Then on to Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Future Shop (he was looking for a wireless controller for his Game Cube).

Looks like my dad is buying Keesje and I a new microwave and inkjet printer! Plus he said he would buy us some groceries, too. That’s awfully nice of him!

Tomorrow is moving day. My mom should be picking up the moving van at 8 am. I just want to get the move over with. Fourth floor. Oh boy. We’ll have enough people helping us though. 🙂

All about “throw-ups”

Oh boy, I was pretty sick on Friday and Saturday. Yuck. I couldn’t work either of those days so I lost close to ten hours of work, which really sucks. I had an 8-1 pm shift at the grocery store on the Friday but left early at 9:30 because I felt really ill, and it was a good thing too because I threw up not long after I got home. Sick all morning, and then spent the entire day laying in bed, sleeping or staring at nothing, with absolutely no energy and no will to eat or drink. I felt completely wasted. Everytime I would eat a bit of bread I would throw it up.

Jordan stopped by after work to see how I was. He made me drink some water so I wouldn’t dehydrate myself even more. Then he came over around 9 pm and brought me chicken noodle soup which I managed to eat. It was very sweet of him and I appreciated it. 🙂 My stomach muscles were still very sore from being sick and it hurt to walk, but he ended up bringing me to his house. That way he made sure I drank and ate, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have.

Still felt sick on Saturday and it hurt to move so I couldn’t go to work at Value Village. I wouldn’t have been able to manage a five hour shift in pain. Today, though, I feel a lot better in terms of that sickness. However, I now have a cold.

Still packing. Kitchen needs to be finished, some things in the living room, bathroom…our bedrooms are almost done. Our internet here will be shut off on September 29th but we’ll have it again on October 1st, sometime in the afternoon. I believe we’ll have phone by October 2nd. Ewww, big deposit on the internet/cable and phone. Luckily the heat deposit doesn’t have to be paid until November 1st.

Jordan’s gone away for work until Friday. 🙁

I want a new computer soon. I want a Dell.