Thursday, September 30, 2010

I Got to Move It, Move It

Checked in with MX. The house was appraised for his refi this morning. So we are still on track for the closing to occur on or around the 15th.

((((sigh of major relief))))

So this weekend I will make the trek south to get the last of my stuff from the house I made a home and return to the only place I've ever wanted to be.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Making a List, Checking It Twice

But let's not worry about whose naughty and nice. Not sure which list I would be on this year!

I have crossed a few more items off my 29 Things Before 30 list.

So far its been fun. Sadly life gets in the way and the weather doesn't always cooperate so I will be having to sub in a few items for those that didn't make the cut this water skiing and Harley rides.

But #13 is done. I have joined JLDM. A fantastic organization that supports volunteerism and community support in women.

The most exciting, while also being ridiculously humiliating because I am quite possibly the worlds worst bowler, is crossing off #20 - joining a bowling league.

Yes. This is my ball. You should be jealous.

Every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. I join my sister and our friend K for 3 games of bowling, eating bad food and partaking in some adult beverages. By the end of the night I am fully caught up on all gossip, relieved to learn that I am not the subject of any of it and depart with sore abdominals from laughing.

I love my life back home. I love making the right decision for me.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Its strange being single sometimes because you miss the most bizarre things.
I miss having someone who finishes the food on my plate. Of course he's smart enough to know not to take anything from it until I'm done.
But having that person whose there and takes care of things. Even if "things" are cleaning my plate...
I miss that.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Oh the Books I Have Read

The Lovely BonesThe Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book started out so strong and then just drug on and on. I'm not sure why it was made into a movie. I only finished it out of sheer determination and boredom on a plane.

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Last Night at Chateau MarmontLast Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A little slow to get into and the author is always going to live in the shadow of Devil but...very much a cautionary tale of careful what you wish for.

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I Will Teach You To Be RichI Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Excellent book. It's a fabulous read and a must for any 20 or 30 something whose trying to get a handle on their personal finances.

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Sliding Into HomeSliding Into Home by Kendra Wilkinson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very in-depth look into the life of Kendra and an easy yet entertaining read. Nice to see someone turn their life around.

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Hope in a JarHope in a Jar by Beth Harbison

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Decent read. I struggled to get into it at first but once I was 80 pages in I finished if quite easily.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Business Travel

I travel for work and when those that don't hear that I do...they are instantly jealous.

I wonder what they are jealous of; 3 a.m. wake up calls for 6 a.m. flights? Hotels with bad cable options and a gym that consists of a broken bike and one treadmill? All day meetings and then a flight home that arrives at 1 a.m.? Airport delays? Canceled flights?
But in the end I think I would likely go insane if I were in the office day in and day out. Heck, I've even learned that now, after working from home for 2 months, being in the office for 2 days is enough to drive me batty.
So me and my frequent fliers miles are just going to go somewhere fun. Just don't know where yet.
But right now...All I want to do is go home.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sign of a Good Friend

I went to a wedding this weekend alone.
I have zero issues with going on my own. It doesn't bother me. In a lot of ways its easier. You don't have to worry about placating your date who doesn't know anyone. You just simply get to enjoy the day.
But then I had a moment of panic looking at my friends as we made our way to get our place cards for the assigned dinner seating. I realized I was the only single.
Was I going to have to sit with strangers? Or would we simply create an 11th spot at a 10 top?
But then I knew...
A good friend seats you with your friends, all of whom are married or engaged, even when you don't take a date to a wedding. She simply moves the husband of one of the bridesmaids to your table so that you don't get stuck in no mans land with a bunch of strangers.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Why is it so hard to rip a band-aid off and say that you aren't interested? Why don't guys just get the hint?

When did I become such a pansy?

This Is Me...Doing a Happy Dance

MX took my first offer.
He's taking the house.
I get to move on.
It will finally be over.
His closing should be in about 30 days.
Dance, Dance, Dance.
Okay, I don't dance. But if I were to suddenly feel the need to burst into a dance of the heart a la Tenley from The Bachelor/Bachelor Pad; this would be my moment.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Insane In My Brain

Sometimes I can keep an excellent handle on the madness that goes on in my is not that day.

I'm trying to buy MX out. The fact that it is going to cost me a significant amount of money frustrates me to no end. But can you put a price on happiness?

My father joined FB.

I'm a terrible bowler.

I almost spent $1k on a vacation in Mexico for just me but when I tried to book I found out that since I'm single it would be $500 more than the advertised rate.

What house will I buy next?

I'm taking the cowards way out and just being less responsive/non responsive to the puppy. Its wrong. I hate it. I'm just a coward.

I love traveling for work but miss my pets so much its crazy.

I wish I could have stayed in Vancouver longer.

Some days I am the most motivated person on earth. Today was not that day.

I'm quite certain I'm not going to be in another relationship ever again.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Me & the Puppy

I gave the puppy my number and we had a great first date.

I agreed to see him at the lake that weekend. We hung out for a bit, I got distracted with friends as did he. I went to bed early. Had to deal with some unwelcome advances. Went home.

He made me dinner the following Tuesday and it was nice. But.


I am just not feeling it. And I am dreading the're great but...

I had fun, but...

Ugh. This is why I much prefer the single life.