Friday, January 31, 2014

Hey There January, You Just Swept By

- Can you believe how quickly this month went by? Maybe I'm just in shock, but January brought many exciting opportunities to my life. I don't like to get too personal on my blog, but I feel like a burden has been lifted off my shoulders. My permanent resident card got approved this month! :)

-The whole process with our immigration lawyer began a year ago, so I can finally breathe a sigh of relief for this new chapter in my life.

-Once I received my job visa, I immediately started job hunting. I took up a Job as a Hostess at a restaurant downtown. I've worked in the restaurant industry before as a waitress, and I did not miss it- but when you need a job, you'll take anything you can get. 

- My first day at my Job was a day before the "Polar Vortex." There wasn't any snow where I live, but many of the roads were too icy and schools and workplaces were closed. As a result many of my work hours were cut as well. I'm hoping this will change soon with Tourists coming in for Fiesta Celebration :)

-I'm also excited about re-enrolling in school. I have to set up a meeting with my advisor to decide when I will be able to graduate, but I'm hoping that if I enroll full time I will be done in a year :) My Major is English, but I've also considered double majoring in business because finding  a Job with an English degree is difficult in this economy. 

-I'm also going to be enrolling in photography classes as a Hobby. I love the art of photography and would love to soak in as much of the creative process as possible. I also hope this hobby class will help me get out of these "blues" I've felt for a while.

-Two books I'm hoping to finish by the end of February are dealing with managing finances and saving money. This is an area in my life I really want to conquer. I'm not a frivolous spender, but I'm not a great saver. My goal is to start a savings account and save enough for a vacation with my Husband this summer.

-That sums up my January how was yours? :)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Oh Hi There, I used to Blog Here

Today is officially the first Monday of 2014. I can't believe how long it's been since I last wrote a post. There are several reasons for that. 2013 was a difficult year.

Last year, not only did one of our pets pass away, but also one of the pets my parents were fostering, as well as a pet whose owner we reported for animal cruelty. The city did nothing about the report, and the dog ended up dying. All the pet deaths last year shook me to the core. There were days when I couldn't get out of bed and I just lay there crying. 

In 2013 I also began my application for my permanent residency. The process is still ongoing and I'm still waiting on a response. {It has been a stressful, stressful process.}

2013 was also the year my husband realized we have alot to work on our marriage and the way we treat each other. One of our new year's resolutions for this year is to treat each other with more respect. Some of my other resolutions for 2014 include:
- Take More Pictures
-Get Fit
-Look Less Frumpy
- Be More Adventurous
- Be More Positive
- Furnish & Decorate Our House
- Tackle Our Debt

Cheers to an Amazing 2014! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Rest in Peace, Homer

My heart is broken into a thousand little pieces. We lost our oldest dog, Homer on Sunday Morning.We had to make the difficult decision to put him down because he was in so much pain. He was a well behaved boy. He never had any accidents in the house. He got along with my two younger dogs. He was a good watchdog and he loved to cuddle. My husband and I keep having moments where we break down and cry. The house feels so empty without him. I keep expecting to hear the pitter patter of his feet when I'm cooking. But he's not there... Please, don't ever take your pups for granted. You never know how much time they are given with you, and each day is a miracle.

Rest in Peace Old Man, I Love You.

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