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Friday, January 21, 2005

Hey hey internet I'm back! ^-^ I'm FINALLY getting around to my poor neglected blog and other online life stuff after the whole upheval of the BIG MOVE! Yes, we moved from southeast Texas to a less humid area, and we're now closer to Austin instead of Houston. We've got internet again, and we've had it for a while but we finally got my computer set up in the computer room where I can dig in and get comfy instead of the first attempt at setting it up in the living room where the cold from the sliding glass door was a bit too much for me.

I've managed to snag a bit of online time for neopets and final fantasy but didn't really get into my online SOCIAL life much till now! O-o I've kidnapped today's schedule and shoved it all on the back burner to do a little catching up! ^-^ The boxes will have to SIT here behind me and wait their turn! I'm still in my jammies and I'm NOT answering the door for the neighbors who are borrowing our phone! Viva la revolution!!!

I discovered recently that the creative Sims playing community have come up with a player created program for recoloring and modifying the Objects for Sims 2, and the official Sims 2 site has come out with a program for recoloring walls, floors, and ground cover, so whooohoooo! My friend and I went nuts with that for a couple of days and I'm afraid that's been part of the distraction keeping me from my online life... *blush!*

My birthday this year was good! I got to try my very first Ice Cream Cake and it was YUMMY! I also go to go to lunch with hubby and our old neighbor Celeste who used to live next door to us when we were getting married and she helped me a TON shopping and making decorations and getting ready for the wedding so we had a lot of fun catching up to do after not seeing her for a couple of years! We ate Thai food and walked in the park. ^-^ I made the menu for this weeks groceries and got stuff to make a crawfish version of the shrimp dish I ordered that day so now Juan can get to try it. I hope it works out well!

Juan has a job working in a warehouse and he HATES driving the loader! >-< He's had bad dreams about driving it, feeling like he's floating, and in real life he hates how he's not really sure where the edges of it are so he's always paranoid he'll clip a corner or something so his time for the timed trips are waaay too long and he's upset about that. Hopefully the temp agency he got this through can find him another temp job for next week!! O-o He's also applied at a lot of online sites taking applications for stuff in the area like Hastings and shops at a couple of the bigger malls. I really REALLY hope he gets a better temp job or a good job he can stick with soon, the stress is pretty bad! O-o We're both pretty nervous about having to live off our savings money for groceries and bills while he finds a regular job. I'm finding myself looking forward to the tax return this year not necesarily for the possibilities of getting a better car or a washer and dryer but to stretch out our savings for him to have time to get a really GOOD job!

Other than the getting settled in and survival stress I'm having a really good time here, LOVING that we're living in the same apartment complex with one of my BEST friends and her hubby and their 3 year old who's my Godson! He's getting to come over and visit at our home and getting used to the idea of a place where he's welcome and safe, but he can't run completely wild and explore freely or throw stuff, sort of a place in between behaving at home and behaving out at a restaraunt or store. This is a new learning experience for ALL of us! ^-^ He loves the skating spraypaint game that came with Juan's X-Box and he and his daddy are MUCH better at that game than Juan and I are! Skylles and I are having fun cooking for each other and having each other over for dinner or lunch and visiting at one place or the other and getting to work on sims projects together again. She got me into Sims in the first place, and now I'm getting to show her Sims 2 so we've come full circle again! ^-^

I showed my parents a webcam tour of the living/dining and kitchen areas of the apartment when the computer was in the living room soon after we got internet, but I haven't had much contact with them since then. We still need to get a few boxes of stuff that we had to store there because they didn't fit in the U-Haul. What didn't fit was first stored at Juan's parents place but when he went to get most of it he moved the few extra boxes that didn't fit in the car to my parents where it would be inside and safe from the weather. A few things got water damage in the U-Haul and we took pictures with the digital camera and Juan showed them to the U-Haul place so they promised to fix the truck before renting it out again but all they could do for compensation was to give us free storage so I hope Juan got the vouchers for that somewhere.

Ember is doing amazingly well considering she was dying of Kidney Failure and has Feline Diabetes now! O-o She's started acting like a kitten again, chasing her tail and being all frisky! She's regained a little weight and is once again the Warrior Princess of the Castle, partly due to her energy and partly because she's just plain braver and loved on everything to claim is as HERS while the two boy cats cowered in hiding the first couple of weeks, hahahaha!

I'm working on a new set of very simple graphics and might change the layout too if I have time, I just want a change but I haven't really got a plan. Hopefully I'll have that up soon. All for now, and hopefully more within the week!

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