im moving... again!

yep. that's right. its a long dramatic story so ill make this short:
  • Richard didn't actually own the house. his dad does.
  • dad lives in Ireland.
  • when Richard broke the news to his dad that hes moving to WA to get back with his ex wife dad got mad.
  • then dad found out that Richard was renting out the room.
  • Dick (this is when his name changes from Richard to the abbreviated form of his name) wasn't allowed to.
  • i get a not-so-nice phone call from Ireland.
  • Dick moves out the next day.
  • i need to be out by January 15th.

this all happen within 2 hours, which was 4 hours before Sleeping Giants last show this tour, which was geoffs first day home. welcome home, honey-- im a stress case-- so glad you're back.

oh, but Dick said he'd be so gracious to write me a reference letter for my next place. thank you Mr helpful.

so ya, i think i may move into my brothers house for a month or two. just until i find out if mine and Geoff's offer on a house gets accepted. if it doesn't then ill be getting an apt which means i will need to find June a new home.
in a perfect world, my dream world:
  1. God gives us this house
  2. we have a short easy escrow
  3. i get to keep June
  4. all by march.

we're praying for extra favor from God.
honestly, i don't know what He's doing but i think this all must be to get me away from my "things" and out of any comfort zone that i once had and what i considered "home" to me. because for months now i haven't really had a home base. and each time i move i bring less and less with me. some goes to storage, some to sell and some just trashed. and moving into my little brothers house and staying in their spare bedroom will be the ultimate humbling experience. but this time i will literally be bringing nothing with me since its already furnished.
that means no more baking supplies, no sewing, less crafts, no style school projects that i paid in advanced and was looking forward to(!), no video editing, just less of the me that i was starting to really like in my life.
besides my car for my transportation i will be totally relying on others for the next few months.
i don't like that.

i know this is supposed to be a blog without complaints so i apologize for being such a negative nancy lately. i know it could be worse and im seriously grateful so much. when im in my room and driving i often think of all the things im grateful for that Gods given me. mainly its my mind being blown by how much He actually loves me the same today as he did when im a crappy person and that i have such beautiful wondering supportive friends.

sorry again this is all long winded and for breaking my own "no complaints" rule.

back to the regular program tomorrow.

oh, and something i found funny.... before leaving for tour for a month Geoff said, "i dont care if you move again because i wont be here to help you this time (evil cackle)!" welp buddy, guess what situation you just came home to! haha! sigh.... nothing makes or break a relationship like moving 3x in three months.


gift wrapping

after being annoyed by this craptastic tape i bought at target i thought ill just use the ribbon to hold the wrapping paper around the gifts. but since my sewing machine was already out from altering some shirts i thought id try it out. coolest. idea. ever! i dont think you could do this with any wrapping paper but its worked brilliantly with this printed kraft paper i got at target. its a thicker weight than the typical xmas paper.

i just cut a piece big enough to fold over and made a seam on one side of it
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did the same for the other side and checked to make sure the gift would fit inside there
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(thats linds' gift)

then i made a seam at the top to close it up
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BUT, after wrapping a couple of gifts this way i found an easier way with only two seams on each side. i just folded the paper around the gift and BAM BAM on either side and it looked so much cleaner
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this made wrapping gift way more fun this year. wish i could figure out how to do boxes like this!
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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa or just a Happy winter break!


christmas time is here

feeling a little down in the dumps yesterday i decided to go Christmas gift shopping after work. i always go into marshalls or ross with high hopes that ill find a great deal but i always end up just walking out wondering why the cuss i even went. things piled everywhere, rude people and screaming kids. so i went to my safe bet, target. i got a few gifts and wrapping paper and while strolling along those Christmas isles in the back of the store and i got suckered into it all. the tree, pretty ornaments, lights. and since theres nothing christmasy in that big empty house (literally no furniture except whats in our rooms) besides the teeny nativity set on the fire place and gold tinsel hanging on a rail (that richard wanted me to help him with) . so i decided why not.

it screams, im a girl and i live alone.
xmas tree
it has fiber optic lights in it and cheap $2 cute ornaments that look like bows and light bulbs

then i broke out my headband that i made for my halloween costume (i was a christmas tree). hot glued a window light ornament to a plastic head band haha
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it never really felt like christmas time before last night.



changing it has become part of my morning routine.

i think its the combo of the holidays + not living with my friends anymore + things breaking/going wrong that he would normally take care of that makes it harder this time.
at least its only a month this time and its been flying by.

if you're the praying type please tell God to let our offer on a house get accepted. we will find out from the bank by friday. we really want this and are
trying to start our life together and this would be a huge blessing and help us out a lot. supposed to find out any day now


the ups and downs

down: geoffrey is gone on tour.

up: getting surprises from geoffrey while hes gone. (look at june in the bottom right! haha)
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up: christmas time at disneyland

down: its friggen cold!
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up: watching YORK play
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down: their CDs were mixed with a kid singing about Mac n' Cheese! haha

down: junes got a ear infection + yeast infection
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up: having beautiful wonderful friends that help you clean out junes gross ear
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up: meeting Amanda and living with her for 2 weeks (then june killed our other roomies dog... so ya)

down: not living with her anymore
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i am so blessed. i really am grateful for everything i have and everyone i know. even you.


is it just me...

or has no one else noticed that the cover of Sarah Pailn's book looks eerily similar to The 40 Year Old Virgin?
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