lots of things are happening this month and i think i'll just crawl into a corner and mentally wrap my mind around the comings of the next couple weeks. pretty sure that'll be the only way i can really prepare myself. in a dark corner, with a bag of candy and some john mayer.
anyways, since the last blog post, i...
a) became an "official" full time employee at the job i've been at for the last eight months. there was that slump i went through when finding a new job was just not the bees knees and when i decided on a whim to go through a recruiting company here in portland, things worked out for the best and i can't recommend them enough.
my job now is so much less stressful than the pr stuff i was used to doing prior, but i kind of love it quite a bit. i think my favorite part of it is that when 4pm hits, i can leave work at work. since i was doing pr from home before, i think i never really felt like work stopped.
but whatever. there's a starbucks downstairs from the office. i'm set.
b) went to vegas to celebrate my bachelorette party. probably one of my most favorite trips i've ever gone on. my sister did an amazing (like, beyond MAYJ) job putting together the weekend for all of us that went and although she's not my "official" maid of honor, she surpassed all and any expectations my exploding drinking wearing a phallic headband heart could ever even fathom. she's the best faux maid of honor in my book. it was a good, better than great, weekend and i am still brimming with thanks for those that were there to celebrate the end of my last name with me.
but pictures from that weekend? let's not talk about it.
c) went to chicago. had some deep dish pizza. ate lots of other things. witnessed the stanley cup playoff celebrations that took place all night long outside (and inside my ears from nineteen floors up when i was trying to sleep). visited a bean. had my hair poof up to ridiculous proportions in the humidity. was told to throw away the jar of reese's peanut butter that i got chris from the hershey store at airport security. witnessed the monstrosity (and absurdity) that is o'hare airport.
d) bought a house. probably the most interesting slash stressful slash ridiculous 45 day process my brain has ever gone through and yet so worth it to be in a place that is ours, that we love. when the house hunting process started, we almost put an offer down on the first house we took the time to see with our realtor. it was everything we thought we wanted and while we were mulling it over that evening, chris came across a house that had just been listed. we saw it the next day, we put an offer on it that night and our offer was accepted the next afternoon. talk about a whirlwind 24 hours.
the decorating is slowly happening and the inside of the boxes haven't even seen the light of day since they were packed. but whatever. it'll happen. maybe once we get a fridge. it's been going on a week of no fridge thanks to a couple fiasco's with lowe's that have since been resolved... but not to worry, we managed to save all the chocolate that was in the freezer.
the actual moving process went really smooth thanks to chris and his friends in the 90 plus degrees portland decided to have the weekend we planned on moving.
there was also a meltdown or two courtesy of me due to overheating. something along the lines of me going to pack some stuff at the devil's armpit temperature of an apartment while chris was at home waiting for the lowe's delivery (which never came). i came home exhausted at 10pm and chris? eating a pie that he had baked.
like, what kind of shit is that? the tears? ended up not being my proudest moment but it happened. and i don't even like pie.
and now? now it's july. and what will july bring? well...
a) it'll bring the longest post ever... happening. will i ever shut up once i start typing now? who knows.
b) john mayer concert. JOHN MAYER CONCERT. JAHN MAYUR KONCERT.
c) a birthday. one that allows me to rent rental cars without paying an extra fee.
d) a wedding.
e) an anxiety attack.
but wait, AMERICA! be safe. fireworks can hurt.