21 November 2009

only 4 more days...

Is it really possible that time has flown by and yet, is moving too slow?  I'm down to just 4 more days until I'm in the car with the little bit of stuff that is still here in the house and on my way to Ohio.  Just five weeks ago, I turned in my notice to quit my job.  I know, crazy, but sometimes, you have to take a chance.  I'm sure I'll find something soon in Ohio.

15 November 2009

Emptied the camera, Eric left with our stuff, and 10 days...

Eric's dad and step-mom drove up to help Eric take our stuff to Ohio.  Eric left with them on Saturday with most of our stuff.  The dogs and I are dying of boredom already.  I have cleaned both bedrooms, and I am going to pack the rest of the stuff that has to come with me this week.  In 10 days, I'll be pulling up to my new home until we find something more permenant.  Yeah!!!  :)

In the mean time, I emptied the camera, and look what I found...

Indy and Dega eating corn on the cob...

my little family

This one is my fave!  I forget what Eric was eating, but I hope we find a place like Long Grove where we can go to festivals and take the dogs for walks.

11 November 2009

Finished Socks

I had to share...  Look!  I finished my hot pink socks!!!  Don't mind the puppies!  They were just helping. 

Read thy Scrolls on my Toes
Pattern:  Scrolls by Charlene Schurch
Yarn:  Colinette Jitterbug
Colorway:  132 Fruit Coulis
For who?  ME!!!!

09 November 2009

I'm not a fan of Mondays.

I find it exceptionally hard to get out of bed on Mondays. The love of my life and our adorable dogs are all curled up together, and I'm dragging my ass to the bathroom hoping to remember to brush my teeth I'm so tired. The picture of them just makes me want to say screw it and lay back down, but I can't. So, I got up this morning, dressed and out the door in record time. Traffic was even light. However, now that I'm at work, I'm bored. There isn't much going on. Add to that the fact that I have just over two weeks left here, and I really have nothing to do. So, I'm trying to knock out some homework. I'm excited about getting off work and going home. It's been nice getting to pack with Eric. We make a good team, and I'm quite lucky.

Plus, I really want to knit. My socks are so close to being done, and it would rock to knock that out tonight. For the first time in ages, I only have 5 projects on the needles. My socks, Eric's socks, Eric's gloves, our blanket and the favorite cardigan. My socks and his gloves will be done this week. I'm hoping to knock the cardigan out the next week. I have time though. It isn't like it is due for something. After that, Eric's socks... The blanket will be a project that lasts quite a while. I do need to make Eric's cousins some hats and scarfs. They are the cutest girls, and it'll be nice to have something yummy for them for Christmas. Other than that, nothing new.

08 November 2009

a bit of this and that...

The weekend really was a nice one. Eric and I got more packing done, and we managed to make it to Chicago to say bye to the city. Can I tell you that Garrett's Popcorn is like crack? It is sooo good. We also went to Chix with Stix to say bye to Kelly. I need to make it up there next Wednesday to say by to everyone. Other than that, life is quiet and peaceful. Here are some pics from the city and the socks that are almost done.
Eric and I at the end of Navy Pier...
Eric touching The Bean...
I touched The Bean!
I more pattern repeart, and I'll be done!!!

06 November 2009

12 boxes...

I had the most boring day ever at work yesterday. I really didn't think that I would make it through. I know that I'm leaving, but work is slowing down on top of it. So, it seems like I spend 9 hours a day staring at the walls. I left and drove the 45 minutes home. I live 17 miles from work. I can't wait to not have to drive 45 minutes to get to work. I hate Route 30. Anyways...

When I got home, Eric wanted me to work on packing the craft room. So, that's what I did. I packed up 12 boxes of yarn and books with Eric. Don't worry. There's still another 12 boxes of yarn to be packed. Plus, that doesn't include the stuff that I'm not packing. Since I'm not sure when we will get to unpack the yarn, I'm taking the stuff I'm currently working on or Christmas gift yarn with me to his Mom's to knit so I don't go nuts or go buy more. When I get home tonight, there will be more yarn to pack, but I also have some homework. So, I'm hoping to get a little of both done. I want to go see a couple of friends in the city to say goodbye tomorrow and Sunday. Plus, the pups need to get out. It'll be nice to walk the lake front with them even if it is chilly.

That's all for now.

05 November 2009

9 days

Why stop a good thing when it has me writing, right? ;) 9 days...

In 9 days, Eric will driving back to Ohio with all of our stuff. He's leaving me with the air mattress, a week of clothes and the dogs. His dad is being a sweetheart and driving up with the trailer and van. So, with our truck, there should be plenty of room for all of our stuff. It'll be weird living in an empty house, but I'm excited. It'll bring us one step closer to actually living in Ohio. After he leaves, I will follow him 11 days later. So, it is getting very real, very fast. I'm so excited.

Other than that, I'm actually getting some knitting done. I'm going to work on organizing the yarn for packing, and I am hoping to get new pictures of all my WiPs. I'm hoping to have a finished pair of hot pink socks by this weekend. :)

04 November 2009

21 days...

I'm on a number of days theme it seems. It just hit me that in 21 days, I'll be almost done with my last day of working at Nufarm Americas. It's been interesting here, but I'm really excited about starting the rest of my life. Plus, Chicago is only four hours away from Cincinnati. I can come back and visit the people I left behind and my friends. :)

The next three weeks are going to be nuts. I am working, and I'm still in school. The dogs still need to be walked, and there's the two bedroom home to pack. Plus, there is Christmas shopping to work on. Hectic is good though. It'll help time fly by.

In 21 days, I'll be packing up the last bit of stuff I had to keep at work with me, my picture frames from my desk and my Amp monkey. I will get in my car and drive to the house one last time to get Dega and Indy and any mail that might still be trickling in. Then, I'll drive four hours to my new home and start the rest of my life.

Just 21 more days to go...

03 November 2009

97 Days

97 days? Really? My life is so different than it was 97 days ago or even than we thought it would be after 97 days. Eric had to leave the Border Patrol Academy due to shin splints at the beginning of September. It sucked, and he moved to Chicagoland to be with me. We thought about what we should or shouldn’t do for a while, and then, we decided that while we figure that out, we’d rather be in Ohio closer to our family and friends. So, on the 25th of this month, we’ll be back in Ohio. So, that means the great job hunt has started for me again. Luckily, Eric was able to go back to his old job, and it pays well enough that if I don’t find something right away, we won’t starve. So, my main focus will be school and working on finding a job. It’s going to be different. On New Year’s Eve 2006, I loaded up a U-Haul and moved to Chicago. Now, three years later, I’m going back. Not that I’m bitching… I know how lucky I am. Eric and I have an amazing relationship. We dated off and on from 1998 til 2001, and I never thought we would be back here. However, two years later, we are still kicking ass and taking names. I like being happy, and it seems like things are just going to keep getting better. 2010 is going to be a year of many changes, and I can’t wait to put 2009 behind us.