Thursday, October 21, 2010

let the chaos begin!

Holy crapoly! Moving day is upon us! Tomorrow the movers come and pack up our stuff and we are out of here! Am excited and scared all at the same time! The move will be fine but am still stressed. There are odds and ends that still need to be taken care of and I am on midnights! YIKES!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Social Landslide

It never rains but it pours on my social calendar! I find myself staring down the end of September with every weekend booked up to the week we move. This weekend is a surprise birthday party for Aaron's friend Jamie. As it turns out, it's no longer a surprise. No doubt Jay was threatening to cancel for some reason or another (I think he is a little bit of a hermit). Tonight's plan is poker. Awesome. If I could play poker then I would maybe be more excited. As it stands I will be crocheting and cheering on my sweetie as he attempts to take all his friends money!

Next weekend is my sister's bridal shower/staggette. It's going to be interesting. We have had to change the date and time once as well as completely revamp our plan. There is one girl in the bridal party that has not even responded so we have no clue if she is coming. (Lame) The rest of us are pretty pissed about this. Tanya is having one party with two purposes and she can't even respond to copious emails or facebook messages! What is wrong with people these days? There was a time when being in a bridal party was an honor and a lot of work but a lot of fun. People just don't seem to give a crap anymore about the responsibilities that go with that honor! The plans for the stag/golf day isn't going well either. The grooms own brother hasn't even bothered to respond. All I can do is shake my head, and maybe kick some ass in a few weeks!

The following weekend has two options. First is my friend Sadie's boyfriend's Dirty 30 surprise party, or Aaron's sister's 2nd annual Keg party. I would prefer to actually go to the Dirty 30 as it is closer and it would be nice to do something with my friends for the weekend. However after speaking to Aaron this morning that will not be the case. His sister is very excited about us coming to her party. So we will be off to Bomanville where I will get to party with a bunch of people I don't know who are all a lot younger than me. Fun.

Then finally my sister's wedding weekend! That is going to be so much fun! Went for a dress fitting the other day and my top is a complete disaster! It needs to be taken in on both sides at the bust and then taken in at the back as well as having a 'falsie' added to one side. (nothing bad just lopsided!) Apparently my top droops in the front because I have big cans and a very tiny back. Go back on Thursday to get refitted. I hope it isn't going to be a major hassle. I have to say a speech that night. I hate public speaking. Oh well all I can hope for really is to not trip on my way up!

The weekend after Tanya's wedding is my Mom's birthday, so we will be doing something with her. Not sure what yet but something. We also take possession of the apartment that weekend. I will be going on to midnights that week as well. Every night I will be loading up my car, going to work for 8 hours, then straight to the apartment to unload my car. Being that we have only one car this means that it is all me. Our goal is to have the movers move nothing but the furniture. I get the very distinct feeling that I will be moving everything else. We have two storage units as well that I have to find time to sort through. Will someone please send me a miracle?!?!

Finally the last weekend we move. We move on a Friday which is good. The movers might be cheaper, and at least if all they are moving is the furniture then at least it won't take long. I just want it to be over with. All of it. I hate having to do a whole string of weekends where I am bound into so many social obligations. Really I just feel like I am being pulled in so many directions and have no time to myself. All I want to do is have a weekend where I can knock off at least one storage unit and a trip to the dump. That's it. That's all. That's not going to happen.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Update on our Soaps!

So we got picked up! It's a small store in downtown Milton that resells books. Our stuff is going in on consignment which is good! This way it doesn't cost her anything to put our stuff in our store and if we need something we can take it back no charge! How did this happen? Well, one of us had a friend go into the store after she had bought some of our lotion and the owner loved the smell of it! We are so excited! I would like for us to expand our line by four scents. We have four that we use regularly, which is fine but I would like for our customers to have more of a choice. We are also branching into container candles this year which will be fun! This way we will be able to have lotions, shower gels, soap bars, salts and candles all in the same flavor! Am looking at buying some bath bomb molds from Brambleberry. They have a whole youtube series on soap stuff and I think I know where we went wrong the last time.

After the craft sale in November we are going to start cold pressed soap. As much as I love the versatility of melt and pour bases, we would really like to start making our stuff from scratch. That way we can control exactly what goes in for our customers! Wish us luck!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

no freakin' way!

we go picked up! am so excited! we got picked up at a used book store on consignment! find out more on friday (stupid afternoon shift!)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Random Update

Well, I haven't blogged in a while so I thought to myself 'Self, you are doing nothin but watching horrible tv at 1:30am, do something productive' So here I am.

Work was fun today. Spent most of my time taking parts from large bins and putting them into small plastic totes. Good times. Drove home in the pitch black down the country road I always take, lit only by the moon. Love it. It will probably be the only thing I miss when I move! That's right...MOVE!!!

My sweetie and I live in a condo currently. It's been a small bone of contention for us both. He loves his condo, it's the first home he has ever known. I moved in here thinking that it would be temporary. The condo is just too dark for me. It's akin to living in a cave. I swear! We need to have the lights on in the condo at noon just to see to read! Ridiculous! We live on the ground floor and have a lovely walkout to a well kept green space with trees and bunnies and squirrels. We worked really hard to get the place looking the way we wanted it to. We put in the yummiest chocolate brown counter in the kitchen, I refinished the cabinets myself! We tiled the front hall and the kitchen put in new carpet and painted the whole place a lighter colour than he had originally painted it! All the blood sweat and tears paid off! We put the cave up for sale on a whim and it sold in three days! Twelves hours after our first showing even! We got more than what we asked for and the closing date we wanted. We have first months rent paid on our new apartment (which has plenty of windows!) and things are just falling into place and we couldn't be more pleased! We move into our new pad on the 22nd of October which is's just (by just I mean 6 days) before the one year mark for our wedding! It will be tight but we are going to be able to save enough for our special day! Hurray!

Our special day! Oh I can't wait! I waited 4 years for him to propose...and then I got tired of waiting! I'm not getting any younger and I was adamant that I will be married before I am 40! Silly I know but I had this whole plan figured out at 16 that by 26 I'd be married and living in a house with a kid and a dog and a wonderful man and a great job. Now I am almost 37 and I feel like I never accomplished that dream! Now don't get me wrong here, I am not settling, nor am I just getting married to be married. This man is the love of my life! He is amazing! Clever, funny, charming, beautiful, adventurous...the list goes on. He is my everything! Everything I have ever wanted in a man he is! But I was tired of waiting, so I took matters into my own hands and proposed to him instead! Really, as much as I had originally fought that idea it makes perfect sense. I am after all, not very traditional!

So our date is set. October 28th 2011. We have brown and orange as our colours and have decided that our guests will all receive caramel-ed apples! We have our wedding party picked out as well as our MC. Now comes the rest of the details! Oh I am dreading that part! We are both procrastinators!

Have been biding my time here in the cave. You know, taking time to appreciate the little things. Things like the dishwasher, and the on-suit laundry! As much as I will miss those things, my sweetie will be doing the laundry when we move (he washes and dries and I fold and put away) and I never did really mind doing the dishes. Have been crafting a ton to get ready for our big November craft show. Have 2 star baby blankets finished (one yellow, white, blue, and the other the same only with a green) The pink one is about 3/4 the way done. Am also trying out a pattern for a cowl for myself, making a skirt for my friend, trying to learn to knit and start planning presents for the family at Christmas. Still have three matching jackets to make for the blankets and make another scarf. ANARCHY!!!

My sister and I took my mom out shopping for a dress for my sister's (Tanya) wedding this October. What a nightmare! Mom was all like "I want something with colour". I bet my sister $10 that she would get black...and I am now $10 richer for it! There were two dresses that I really wanted my mom to try on. One she refused to which I don't understand. It was a lovely herringbone pattern (small) that would have looked awesome on her but she flat out refused to try it on. The other dress was a hot pink one which she did try on! (Small Miracle here, she tried on a total of 4 dresses that day and we were at the mall all afternoon!) She looked so awesome in it! She came out of the change room and we were all like 'holy crap mom you look awesome!' and then we noticed it. It was the way she was standing in it! She looked so uncomfortable! The dress fit her just fine, it wasn't that. She had looked at the price tag and look petrified! My sister and I laughed out asses off! Now my sister and I had agreed to foot the bill for Mom's dress as we both make double what she makes and we wanted her to look and feel fabulous! The dress was $300 which isn't all that unreasonable at all. It was beautiful with amazing beading! I myself own a dress that cost me the same and don't regret it at all! I think every woman should own at least one dress that just makes you feel like you are walking the red carpet!

Well, that's about it for me. Gonna see if I can knock off an unfinished project while watching a totally horrible movie before I go to bed!
crafting like a fiend!!!crafting like a fiend!!!