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2011. Hmm what can I say about 2011. It was pretty good in retrospect. I got together with the love of my life, the man I know for a fact that I am going to marry. I met him in 2010 so I owe 2010 some credit for that. I had two jobs so far and made myself some money. Halloween used to be my favorite holiday ever but thanks to continuously working Halloween related jobs I’ve grown to hate it. I am going to try and steer clear from Halloween related fields from now on, except that I am good at that stuff so its kind of hard. I made sure my little demon and my family had a wonderful Christmas. Financially 2011 kind of sucked but financially I am never really okay. I don’t think I will be really okay financially until I graduate college and have a well paying job and am married and what not. My Grandpa passed away this year too. I think that was the hardest thing this year. Especially during Christmas. Every Christmas we would get him an OId Spice gift set and some sort of food gift set. I would get him a Hickory Farm gift pack or a popcorn tin. One year I got him this bag of nuts with a nut cracker and he sat in his room cracking nuts for a good hour. And every year my Nani would bitch at him about how hes going to make himself sick because what I got him wasn’t meant to be eaten in one sitting like he was doing. I miss that, and that didn’t happen this year. It hasn’t happened in a few years because he has been sick and in a home… but he was still around to receive gifts and to visit. So this Christmas was kinda hard. I lost a couple friends when I broke up with Luke I thought I would be really upset about that but I kept the ones that mattered like Omar. So f them all. I am really happy with my life right now. At times I’m not but I am trying to be more positive. Aside from my lack of vehicle I think I am doing pretty good with myself. By next fall I will have my associates degree and be half way to getting my bachelors degree. Which is a whole separate headache I don’t want to think about. ASU. UGH. 2012 be good to me. 2011 was fantastic except for the curve ball at the end. Since 2011 was decent don’t let that be an indication that 2012 is going to be complete shiit.
New Years Resolutions:
Graduate from SCC with my Associates Degree by the end of 2011 (with an outstanding GPA) while also working a pt job
Possibly go to Disneyland for Halloween with Jared and Gage. Once kids reach 4 they retain their memories. Gage has been there before but doesn’t remember it. When I ask him about going to California he says Jared was there. Also Carsland opens this Summer and I would like to take Gage there while he is still into Cars. This is more of a to do than a resolution.
Work out more than I do
Eat better than I do (not to lose weight just to be healthy)
Today was busy busy. I had gift cards to spend so we spent most of our day out and about. Gage spent the morning playing with his new gifts. When Jared picked us up we took my Nani to Walmart because she wanted to get some shirts for herself. Jareds parents gave her a gift card for Christmas. Afterwards we dropped her off and went to Target. We had to return one of Gage’s gifts that he couldn’t play and he got some Hot Wheels track instead. We went to Red Robin for lunch and then to Scottsdale Fashion Square. It was PACKED. We went to the calendar store and I got a calendar for 2012…YOGA CATS!
This calendar is gonna get me through the year. It was either this one or Fat Cats. This one won. I was laughing hysterically in the store. Jared was embarrassed. After that we went to Forever 21 and I used my gift card to get this cut off. . sweater thing and some pants. I’ve never owned a shirt like that before so I dunno if I can pull it off but we shall see. We waited in line to pay for about 45 minutes. Afterwards we let Gage go play for a bit. From there we got Starbucks with my Starbucks gift card and then went to Michaels and got a Christmas picture frame for Gage’s Santa picture and an “Our First Christmas 2011” ornament. All half off! From there it was home. Jared set up Gage’s new track and then he did some homework after he was in bed. We decided to go to Mill and walk around for a bit after he was done. Bought some stuff at Fascinations to get freaky and thus concluded our evening. I am so so sleepy. Tomorrow is another day.
“You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they’re as dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, when you meet them you think, “Not bad. They’re okay.” And then you get to know them and… and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality’s written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful.”—Amy Pond (The Girl Who Waited)
So Christmas eve I had to work. Jared had spent the night so when I got up to go to work he stayed up and played with Gage while I was at work. After I got out of work I came home and my wonderful boyfriend had put ny child down for a nap which gave me a little time to shower and relax. When he woke up we made cookies and decorated them for Santa. We played around the house until my family came over to exchange gifts. Gage got a ton of stuff. Legos and a drum set were among his favorites. I got two jackets. I think Jared got more from my family then I did. He had to go home after that so I played with Gage and we set out cookies for Santa and he went to bed. In the morning he was so stoked. He got everything he asked for. Im so glad I could do that for him on my own. I didn’t need Jared to buy him gifts I did it all alone and got him everything he asked for. After a while Chris called that his phone was broken if he could still come get Gage. Gage wanted to go so I let Gage spend the rest of the day with Chris. I watched A Christmas Story on my phone until Jared picked me up to have dinner with his family. His mom got me a Forever and Starbucks gift card and his younger sister got me a Haskins gift card. His older sister got me a bunch of random little things. And i posted earlier what Jared made me. They got Gage this race track and cars and a plug in play sonic game. After dinner and after my child was in bed we went and saw Darkest Hour it was pretty good. Now I am exhausted and ready for bed. I need to go shopping tomorrow!
I had to work late today so he went to my house and played with Gage until I got out. He said he had some place to take us and that it was a surprise. He drove us to the biggest drive through light display in AZ. Gage is stoked. I love him so much. Im so lucky to have him.
Have you seen the modern family where its claire and phils anniversary and he gets her all these things and she makes him coupons lol In his little interview thing he's like she sucks at giving gifts, I can think of a million things I want- I can't ever not think of something I want & starts listing a bunch of random shit like night vision goggles, speakers that look like rocks etc. hahah I thought of making josh coupons too but Im sure he'd forget to even use them!
Well the only reason I MADE him something is because we had a pact NOT to buy each other stuff. Then he’s like oh Im making you something but he had to buy stuff to make it so that’s cheating. So that’s why I made him stuff. We were gonna buy each other gifts after christmas because we both get paid a few days after Christmas. But he’s a damn cheater. That’s so totally us though I suck at gift giving but I can think of stuff he wants when I get paid. I have something so awesome in mind for our anniversary!
I was trying really hard to think of.something to make my boyfriend or get him for Christmas with a little money since he is making me something. I was gonna get him the cute book I found Me without You but apparently people like to copy my cute ideas and lurk shit. So. Im not gonna do that anymore. It feels too impersonal now. So I bought him a ton of his favorite candy and filled up this box with it and I put this poem on top of it that compares love and candy. I also made him coupons. Some were for sexual things and some were for things like dinner and what not. Being cute and creative is hard.