April 23, 2009

fresh start

craig and i are moving to fullerton. it all happened pretty fast. we went to check out the apartment complex on wednesday and then went back on friday to sign the papers. we hadn't even been talking about moving from our apartment. we like it here, but rent's a bit expensive and they won't lower it at all. there are a few other not-so-good things about our complex too...like: one of our neighbors smokes pot in the courtyard on sunday nights/monday mornings and it's so strong that it wakes us up, my car got broken into in the gated parking lot, and we're kind of far from the people that we want to be closer to. it's kind of funny because the complex we are moving to is going to make us so much closer to craig's family, and our biola friends which will be fantastic. we're also going to be 1 floor above our friends courtney and woody. we are really looking forward to this move and all that comes along with it. we really want to take advantage of the community that we will have while we live in fullerton before we move to who knows where.

since we are planning on moving, i'm looking for another job. i definitely did not want to stay at forever 21 for that long. don't get me wrong though; i am so thankful that i got that job and that i got promoted to something that i enjoy. it's just that with my back injury and the fact that i'm 22, it's just not the place for me to be. i've applied to dozens (yes dozens) of administrative assistant jobs. i actually love doing that kind of work. for some reason filing, copying, and answering the phones is enjoyable to me. and, i'll be able to sit most of the day which would be great for my grandma back.

i am definitely looking forward to some change. i have had a hard last couple of months and i feel like this is going to be a fresh start for me. i am looking forward to some consistency, stability, community, and getting to live in orange county instead of los angeles county.

April 14, 2009

so this is where we are

hey. i guess that i am bad at the whole blog thing. i am sure that i will get better now that i am off of work for awhile...

i'm on medical leave from work right now, which makes me feel really old. i hurt my back while moving a bunch of heavy boxes. i didn't think it was that bad at first, but after a few days i couldn't move my back, bend over, pick up stuff, etc. so, i ended up in the emergency room so that i could get some pain meds until i could get in to see my dr. to make a long story short, i saw my dr., filed an 'incident report' at my work, and have been off for a week now. i'm waiting for my employers to approve my 'incident report' so that i can go and see their dr., but they are being a pain about it all. i'm sure they just don't want to pay for it. so here i sit...all day...every day.

up until today i have done nothing but sit in bed. that's all that i have been able to physically do. today though, i was able to get up and do some much needed laundry and start my spring cleaning. it felt good to be able to accomplish something around the apt. i was starting to feel really down on myself for not being able to help out. poor craig. he was having to do so much for me last week. i know that he was totally happy to do it, but there's still something so humbling about having to completely rely on another person, even when it's your spouse. i am so thankful for everything that he has done to make me feel better and to make me feel like i am not a burden.

on another note...craig is now an ambulance driver! he has been since the end of january, and he actually enjoys it. he started a new shift just 2 weeks ago that lets us actually see each other every day, which is such a huge blessing. we went 3 months with just seeing each other 1 or 2 times a week...except for when we were sleeping. he has a great partner on his shift, and he almost has enough hours to be able to pick up a fire-shift, so that will be so exciting for him. he worked an insane 65 hours last week! yay for super overtime!!!

other than that, nothing is really going on. craig and i are considering moving to fullerton when our lease expires at the end of may. courtney and woody are living there once they get married, so it would be really fun to live close to another couple. we are just so excited about how much closer we are going to be to everyone now. i mean, i know that we aren't far, but over the hill seems to create a larger obstacle. we'll only be 20 minutes from his parents, sister and brother-in-law, 20 minutes from erin and manda, and we'll be so much closer to all of our friends/family in the biola area. we really want to take advantage of living close to so many of our dear friends and family before we move to...? we are going to look at the complex on wednesday!!!

ok. this is a long enough post for now. once i update more regularly, they won't be so long.