Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It's incredibly past my bedtime.

And yet, here I am.

I planted what has the potential to be a wonderful little garden.... yay! I already had a tomato and jalapeno and cilantro plant, but with all of this amazing rain we've been having, the tomato is growing like a weed! Thus, I was forced to remove my pepper and cilantro, and transplant them in my little garden patch. To this I added mint, basil, dill, and lavender, as well as a watermelon and eggplant. Hooray! I seeded some collard greens, and as soon as those reach a decent size I'll add them. I'm not going to plant anything else until after July, mainly because it's just too darn hot. Well, maybe some more herbs... but no more veggies. I only picked full sun plants, but we all know that here in FL, full sun vs all day FL sun are 2 entirely different creatures. Luckily I have a fairly shaded yard, so while the garden gets plenty of sun, it's not ALL day. I also got some flowers off of the 'distressed' cart, meaning they were unsightly and dehydrated and half off, but a little TLC and they should shape up to be wonderful. We went to IKEA last weekend or so and I got a spiffy little houseplant, but within a day or so it had shrunk to half its size- and my cats were responsible! I put that little guy outside, too. I love living in Florida... I can grow stuff all year long if I want to. It's pretty sweet.

I got a new tattoo! It's an owl on the inside of my right arm. Yikes, that was not fun. BUT it's worth it- it is so beautiful! I got it for my grandma... she used to collect owls.

I have a fake crush on my Organic lab teacher. I think it's hilarious. It's because he has an accent. Stupid, stupid accents! Yeah, so not really. But still.

Okay, I really should be getting to bed- I have an exam in the am. Aah!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Life is good...

Really good.

We moved into the house! Yay us! Everything is finished and new and beautiful- it looks like a completely different house inside. After we get through summer, we'll tackle painting the outside, but for now it'll do. 

I have plants! A tomato, a pepper, cilantro, and catnip. I also have a Florida native flower and a houseplant, but I wouldn't recommend eating either of those (although my cats have managed to take a few inches off of the house plant- grr!). My grams sent me a gift card for Lowe's, so this weekend I'm going to be making us a little garden. I'm also going to build some sort of structure for my compost, because right now it's just a pile. 

I am also able to recycle! It's just amazing owning a house... I actually mowed our lawn yesterday. Pretty sweet, considering I hadn't used a lawnmower in 6 or so years. 

Either way, things are just all around fantastic. :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

First day...

Rainy day.

I'm sleepy, I have the sniffles, and my summer semester starts in a little over an hour.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I am terrible at keeping up with this thing.

I can't even remember the last time I updated here. It's not really important, because nobody reads it anyways. But still..... on the off chance that someone out there does, I shall update now!

I bought a house. Well, me and the hubs did. We got our butts kicked into motion when we got a letter on April 6th that our apartment building was being foreclosed on. Awesome. We found out that our landlord had been telling the owners, who live in Vegas, that all but 3 apartments were vacant and pocketing the rest of the money. Classy. So nobody in our complex paid rent this month... he threatened to shut off our water, but that's against the law, so.... yeah. We're using our security deposit, which we wouldn't get back anyways, to cover this month. We're moving out this weekend, anyway, so no biggie. The landlord is actually in the process of moving out himself.... I guess because he has no income now, he can't really afford to stay here? I don't know.

Back to the house thing, yeah, we finally, FINALLY bought one. We've only been married, what, 5 years or something? Haha. It's cute... nice sized back yard, so I can have a garden and a compost pile and recycling, and a grill! Garage, shed, Florida room (which needs refinished, and a floor put in, but still), 2 bedrooms, nice kitchen (which I will also eventually be refinishing), bathroom (that needs a floor). Comes with a washer and dryer, wood floors, which Steve is refinishing... and I'm working on painting. It is liveable now, but aesthetically it needs some work. That being said, it is OURS. Ours, ours, ours.... no more landlords, no more paying rent to pay for someone else's mortgage, no more noisy neighbors. Just a house and a yard... I'm stoked. Plus, our mortgage payment is 1/3 of what we're paying for rent. How crazy is that? Pretty crazy. I just can't wait to get out of here and over there and just be done with it all.

There are a couple of things irritating me right now.... The real estate place is dragging their feet over everything. We were supposed to have it signed over to us on the 1st of May, and here it is the 12th. I was supposed to go to the agency today and pick up a copy of what we'll be signing to drop off to a lawyer to look over, just to be sure there isn't anything funny in there for when we eventually sell the house, and they knew that I was supposed to be picking that up today, but it's not ready. WTF. We're supposed to be signing it on Friday AT THE LATEST. Irritating.

Okay, I'm done for the day. I don't feel good, and now I'm all pissed off again.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I go from updating all the time to like, never. I'm a dork.

Not much has changed, really. Waiting on the semester to get over, turned 23. The apartment building we just moved into in January is being foreclosed on, so we have to move somewhere. I dunno where- we don't have the money for ANOTHER deposit, seeing as how we just paid one 3 months ago, plus the first months rent. This blows. We are most likely putting most of our shit (ie furniture) in storage and moving in with hubby's parents. It could be worse, I guess.... We'll beable to save up for a down payment on a house, though, which is super awesome, and totally worth the hassle. 

That's really about it, for now. Watching the Rays game, possibly gonna go hit up some poker. Ciao!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I hate my car.

And it hates me back. I think the fuel pump finally went on it. Which isn't too bad of a fix, just frustrating as hell. But it did get me home today, somehow. I have no idea. It died on my street. Wow. 

So I guess I'll be taking the bus or riding my bike from here on out, which isn't so bad- I kinda prefer those anyways.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I've come to the realization...

...that I've really missed going to shows. Went to the Bouncing Souls tonight because one of my friends was opening. Had a blast. I was in the pit the whole time with all the sweaty testosterone-y people getting pushed down and ran into. And I didn't want to be anywhere else. I guess I'm not as old as I keep telling myself I am...

I did marry my punk rock boyfriend, after all. :)