Monday, August 15, 2011

Terrific Tuesday!!!

Today has been a wonderful day so far. I officially have a job at the hospital here AND I'm doing home visits for a diagnostic medical testing company! I went to sign up for benefits today and got my badge! Then I decided to surprise my darling fiance and showed up at his work with my badge in hand. He was ecstatic and more importantly so proud. When someone tells you that they're proud of you, it means the world to you. I'm such a lucky and BLESSED woman. 
We are also in the process of figuring out this whole home buying game. It is frustrating and confusing at times....we're just hoping that everything goes the way we hope and we get our house that we love.
I'm having such a good day today that even this did not upset me nearly as much as it normally would::

My adorable little Callie escaped out of her crate while I was out!!! How could I be mad at this face any way even after all the good news I got??
In wedding news:: Yesterday my fiance and I bought almost all of our flowers that we had left to purchase, except for hydrangeas. Micheal's only had dark colored hydrangeas for fall so my wonderful super MOH went to Hobby Lobby near her and bought some for us to choose from!! And they're 50% off!!! Here's an idea of our centerpieces but with green and cream hydrangeas. 

Now something that has not been a happy time right now. My best friend of over 10 years lost her cousin this weekend. This young lady was only 16 and lost her life to an infection cause by an amoeba. I'm attaching a link so you can educate yourself on this life threatening organism that lives in our swimming holes, rivers, lakes and ponds. Please be careful this summer while enjoying the water.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm loving that my precious kitty Amaya made it out of her surgery today safe and sound. And I can not wait to get her home tomorrow (Amaya's on the right)
I'm loving that I got to go to lunch with my wonderful MOH today and go see The Help, which btw I loved!
I'm loving that I'm going to look at houses tomorrow with my wonderful fiance. And I'm hoping we love our #1 favorite we have picked out and we possibly get to make an offer.....maybe.
 I'm loving that I got a call yesterday from HR at the hospital and have a date for a pre-employment appointment and hospital orientation.
I'm loving that this Saturday August 13th is 7 years we've been together!!! And we get married in 7 months!
 I'm loving that my bridesmaids, MOH and I are getting together next week and visiting one of them so she can show us her new house and all her wedding stuff!!!

All in all I'm loving my life!! Everything is going wonderful right now and I'm so happy.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wedding Updates & an Awesome Weekend

This weekend was by far one of the best in awhile. Friday night we visited David's brother and his fiance, my awesome future sister-in-law for dinner and some quality time. They fed us some delicious steak, potatoes, shrimp, salad and asparagus!!! I can not wait until we get a house and can invite our family over! Our apartment is just so small and we only have one couch!! Which is why we are looking at some houses this week possibly...all outside of town within a 20 min drive to the hospital and David's work. All with some property and already fenced, which is very important. Since fencing can be such a large expense it would be great to already have it. I'm super excited and praying that if we find a place we can find someone to sublease our apartment. 

Then Saturday we went to visit David's Dad. And coincidentally they were cooking steak for dinner too! So we had steak, potatoes, and lima beans (which by the way is my favorite veggie!!). We also went and signed the contract for our reception venue and took lots of pictures to make it easier to have an idea of how to decorate and table arrangements. And we secured a date and time and rooms for our rehearsal. Then we played Yahtzee until 3 am and drank lots of.....drinks. ;-)
 Sunday we woke up and had a fantastic breakfast waiting for us thanks to Davids' Dad's girlfriend....then we visited David's Nana and Papa and got to meet his new little cousin, who by the way was absolutely the most adorable baby. Then we took our tails home and caught up on Falling Skies which is one of the best shows on right now, but is now over for a year!!! :-(
 Then we had left over steak (3 nights in a row), eggs, and toast for dinner...
So all in all this weekend was wonderful...I love being with family and David. I have a feeling this week may be one of my last weeks to really try to enjoy before I hopefully get offered a job and start getting really busy. So I'm taking this opportunity to really start finishing up on wedding planning. I want to make a list of all the DIY things I need to do and all the items I need to do them. It shouldn't be too hard and in a weird way I'm kind of excited to do least until I start it then I will get frustrated over something stupid. And tomorrow is my first home visit to see a patient!!! Hopefully I get one or two more visits this week. And I'm going to see The Help Wednesday with my wonderful MOH and my poor kitty Amaya is getting declawed Wednesday..... :'( So this week will keep me busy with plenty of down time Friday I'm sure...

I'm going to be using some of theses as inspirations when I make my list...since I'm talking about it.. :-D

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's Wednesday!

It's already the middle of the week! So far this week I went to a "training session" for a new job I am starting on Monday. It is related to home health care. I spent time with my wonderful MOH! Tuesday I spent all day with my fiance running errands and lounging around our apartment. Today I went to the hospital here and had a second "interview"  which sounded very promising and I should know by next week if I have the job! I made a ton of phone calls today too for wedding stuff and new job appointments (ie finger printing, drug testing, and immunizations!!). And it's only Wednesday! Still so much to do tomorrow and Friday...but I'm looking forward to dinner with my future sister-in-law and my fiance's brother Friday. And this weekend with family in Palatka! 
We also have to go look at the location for our reception and rehearsal this weekend. I am going to take pictures of every angle so I can plan my decorations and table placements. 

All of a sudden...I have SEC fever!!! I'm so ready to watch the VOLs kick some butt this season...especially the Gators Plus fall is such a fun time of year! Football, changing weather (not good for health care workers though....), time change, Thanksgiving, fall decorations, pumpkin pie!!! and the evenings that get cooler and more tolerable here in sunny Florida..Plus I'm about to start my last semester at the local college and we are looking for houses! And we have 2 weddings this fall!!
I wish Florida looked like this in the Fall::
More exciting news!!! My puppy Callie is finally getting house training..we hadn't had any accidents in about 5 days including the weekend when we stayed at my Grandmas!! Last night we had two slip ups but it was horrible outside, I mean would YOU want to go outside while it's popping lightening and pouring down rain??She did not...
That's it for now...I'll try to update after our vet appointment Friday!