Sunday, April 20, 2008

Hello, strangers.

Well hello there blogobuddies. I haven't written in SEVEN MONTHS! Can you believe it?! Well, I can. Life has been crazy these past few months and blogging hasn't been at the forefront of my to-do list. However, two friends of mine have just started their own blogs and I thought it would be a good reason to grab the reins again. Whether or not this sticks, is a completely different story.

Since last writing, I have decided to move, launched my photography website and made it off the probationary period at the police department.

The move decision was a long and hard one to come to. I HATE the idea of moving after I swore to myself I wouldn't do it again until I purchased a house. HOWEVER, as most of you know, especially the home owners, it's utterly ridiculous to pay as much as I do in rent if you're seriously trying to save for a house. I was paying more in rent, utilities and gas money to and from work, than I wanted to. Therefore, I have decided to give up my apartment and move. UGH! The money I will save is going to pay off student loans and other miscellaneous nonsense and to save money for a HOUSE! I refuse to wait to make my dreams and wants come true until I'm married. My future husband doesn't hold the keys to my house, he'll hold the keys to my heart. "I" will hold the keys to my house, Baby!! :) haha!

The photography website is up and running and I couldn't be happier!!! is the site and I invite you all to stop by and take a peek. Don't forget to send me a msg through the contact page and let me know what you think! I love feedback. It has been up for less than a month and I've already scheduled a wedding, two family sessions and a set of senior portraits. I am absolutely thrilled!

Probation at work is OVER! I am officially a full time employee. I have been working INSANE hours (way more than full time on some occasions!) but the probation period for new hires is a standard 18 months. We are currently hiring if anyone in the area is looking for a new career or is looking to transfer from a different department. We have our issues like an job and/or dysfunctional family, but the job itself is amazingly rewarding and I am blessed to have found a profession I am honored and proud to be in. Not many people get to say that in their lifetime. I look forward to everything else that life will have to offer, but for now, I am happy with where I am and where I'm going. Some don't see that, but to them I say, "I bite my thumb at thee!"

On the downer side of things, I had a friend pass away in December, a friend possibly (test results are pending) get diagnosed with cancer, a friend lose a baby and a personal heartbreak or two. But death and relationships, they are part of life. I miss Virgie dearly, but know she is sitting at a big desk in Heaven making greeting cards and sharing her cookies with whoever will lend an ear and Linda is in good hands with great doctors and lots of family near by. As for the heartbreaks, they are mild in comparison to the previous mentioned items. I should have seen them coming, but do we ever? One turned out to be the worst form of slime you could possibly imagine and the second is a liar and doesn't even seem to know it. Apparently, it's second nature. There have been other things here and there that have led me to wonder, "What in the world am I doing here...and why do I put up with these people?" but I know that things will smooth over. I hate to question the ones I love, but it's been so easy as of late.

ON A LIGHTER NOTE!! Two of my best friends are having a baby!!! Edwin and Caitlin who got married almost exactly 1 year ago are expecting their first baby! I have already been told I am officially "Aunt Liz" and I couldn't be happier for them. They are two incredibly deserving people and I know that baby "G" or baby "E" will have the best parents a baby could ask for.

I think that is all I will write for now, and well, I'll see ya in 7 months. :) Have a great day!