I’m moving the blog. Again. Hopefully this one will stick.
Boy, I’ve been gone a long time! Lots has gone on, let me fill you in….
I really love it here in Arizona. Loving the weather (75 degrees today. Crazy!); love my job, they’re keeping me VERY busy; love my little apartment. I just got my internet hooked up today, I’ve been living off of mobile web (yuck) and using my sister’s computer when I had the chance. Almost two months without internet seemed like forever! I had a problem getting the wireless router to work, but finally when I restarted the computer everything was A-OK….except my computer was really slow (has been for quite a while now), so I decided to throw caution to the wind and restore the damn thing. I tried to have faith that all the files I needed were safely backed up on my external drive. SIGH. I think I’ll get most of my files eventually. That’s all I’m gonna say about that….
Which really sucks because I have a brand-new iPod Touch just waiting to be used! I splurged on it when I found out I was getting my settlement next month. Can’t wait to get out from under some of these bills. Obviously it’s not bad enough that I stop contributing to the bills….
OK, enough of that for now. I haven’t been knitting lately, work is super busy so I’m trying to save my hands, plus now my stupid ass computer is going to keep me busy for a while. Plus my sense of time is all off down here; I cannot believe next week is Christmas! I have cookies to bake on Sunday to ship to a certain someone, then more cookies to make Wednesday for our family get-together Christmas Day.
Well, time for me to try and get some sleep. It’s been a long day!
…to the (two) people who read my blog, but posting is few and far between because I have no internet connection of my own right now.
I am mostly settled in to my new place, just a few boxes left to unpack. I’ve been applying for jobs like mad, both massage and miscellanious, trying to get something…anything…soon.
It’s been a surprisingly easy transition for me, this move. Only one day so far crying over the past…other than that it’s been stress and crying about the job situation (and not too much of that, even). I know it will work out eventually, but when I stress about money, I stress long and hard about it.
I took a massage class last weekend, which was lots of fun. I got to meet some local massage therapists and learn a technique I never thought I’d enjoy (I took it for the hours, not the content, so I can get my license) but really really do. Now I’m looking forward to the next “level” class I’m signed up for next weekend.
No knitting to speak of, c’est la vie.
I’m writing this from sunny AZ. The move was loooong, but thankfully uneventful. Lexie didn’t want to take her happy pills, so I had to listen to her cry the WHOLE drive. Not fun. Plus she’s being pretty clingy now, but as I get us more settled in the apartment, she seems to settle more too.
Like the apartment complex so far. Quiet, nice grounds, I’m right by one of the pools. People are nice. My place looked small with all the boxes in it, but now that there are only a few boxes left, it will be a comfortable size.
Next up is looking for a job! I was going to wait until after I got my massage license to look, but I always worry about money, and I figure I better start putting feelers out now. Wish me luck!
Ready to go! We got everything loaded in about an hour and a half, and we PACKED the 16′ truck to the brim…it was almost too small.
After much deliberation, I decided to let my ex keep Taffy (the cat on my banner). She is old and diabetic, so the move would be really rough on her. I’ll miss her like crazy, but I need to do what’s best for her. If at any point he has a problem keeping her (he may have to move to an apartment if/when he loses his job), I told him I would fly out and take her. But he is really psyched to have her around, and I’ll have my little Lexie with me.
I took my car to get an oil change on Friday, and had them check it over extra-well. They noticed that my front tires were bald, soooooo I went over to the tire place, and of course the tires were over $200 EACH to replace. But what would a major life change be without an unexpected expense?
I am going to miss my friends SO much. I cried all last week it seems, saying goodbye to everyone. That has truly been the hardest part of this move.
I’ve been super busy with packing and other miscellaneous things, which is why I haven’t had a chance to post recently. B is being a lot nicer now that my moving date is ever so close.
I am starting to get REALLY nervous about the move….
The divorce was finalized this morning. We were first to see the judge (she wanted to get us done first since ours was uncontested, and the other divorce was contested), and it took all of 15 minutes. I had to answer a bunch of yes/no questions regarding the settlement agreement and divorce, the judge asked B a few questions since he didn’t have his own lawyer, she signed off on it, we got certified copies of the paperwork, done. I went right to the social security office to apply for my new SS card, that was done in about 10 minutes (small town FTW). I decided to not update my IL license, since I’m moving in less than 3 weeks.
I cried last night about the divorce, which is the first time in quite a few months. My poor friend Mitchell, he asks me what cartoons I like (we were instant messaging), and I say “I need a minute, I’m crying”. He’s probably thinking “all I did was ask her about cartoons. Why is she crying?”
Don’t know what I’m going to do tonight. My lawyer stressed I should find an available friend and go out for dinner, do something fun to offset the shit morning, but I’m in a mood where I feel like I’ll be bothering everyone, so I’ll probably just sit at home and watch TV.