Saturday, March 31, 2007

Yay for getting a good deal!

I don't care much for shopping, except when it comes to home decorating and for handbags. I'll grimace at spending a few extra dollars when it comes to a nice shirt, but will happily plunk down some change for a new handbag. Crazy? Maybe.

When Val and I had our dose of Weekend Angst, we ventured north to Marysville. Sure enough, the bargains were brewing at Coach. My urge to indulge in a little retail therapy was quenched- I saw the bordeaux suede bag that I have been eyeing for the last six months... marked from $269 down to $84.99... As well as a leather wallet marked down 40%. Funny thing is that Val was going to pick that bag up for me for Christmas but grabbed a satchel instead. Now they're both in my custody, where they will remain for many happy years.

Of course, a picture of my happy handbag family:

My tastes wander a bit, wouldn't you say?

Contrary to Popular Belief...

I'm not dead!

In fact, Val and I are happily settling in to our brand new place. Our first mortgage payment came in a week ago (not due until May! Let's celebrate!) and we're busy getting everything decorated and sorta organized. To try and play catch up, here's the news:

Val has decided to cut back on school a bit and join Airtight Games as a full-time mid-level programmer.

I've applied to Charter Bank as a Operations Specialist. Thanks to Ashley, a past coworker at WaMu, I had an interview with the V.P. on Thursday. Cross your fingers for me!

Val and I got a U-Haul stuck in a random snow storm during our move. We pulled an all-nighter on February 28th-March 1st, once we were able to move our U-Haul out of the snow at 3am. Going to work right after moving everything out of our apartment was hell, considering we didn't get a drop of sleep. We got the $1000 bonus for moving out in one day though. Worth it? Hell yeah!

Finley the froglet died during the move. He burrowed under a pebble smaller than a quarter... when it shifted, the weight of it crushed him. I never thought I'd cry so hard over an amphibian. It's so hard to see something grow up only to see it crushed.

My remaining dart frogs, Petri and Adama, have started courting. I heard my first "Hey Baby" calls on Wednesday. Wish me luck! Maybe I'll have a few more tadpoles to murder. :(

Val and I have been daydreaming about adopting an Italian Greyhound. We've decided to name him Sparta. "This is for SPARTA!!!" Or... "This is SPARTA!" It's all very dramatic. Plus, the Burke Gilman trail is right at our doorstep. It'd be a great place for a pooch!

Hope all is well with you and your own!

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

We're Still Alive!

We're all moved in... and do I have some stories to tell you!

Unfortunately, we won't have the internet (or cable!) for who knows how long... So sadly my tales of woe will just have to wait. Thankfully the hot programmer boyfriend has allowed me to use his computer long enough to post this.

Papers were signed as of 12:06pm today. It's official- We're home owners!!!!

Hope life is treating all of you well!