Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Wow, today has gone by so fast! Let's see, I woke up, I got ready for work, I went to work, came home and have been playing with Devan and Lilly ever since. Devan is an excellent dog play friend (or I think of her as my dog sitter while I've been cleaning up and doing laundry, ha ha). Now it is towards the end of the day and we are sitting here watching Howl's Moving Castle (and Devan just finished her m&m mcflurry). Ha ha. I can't believe 2008 is almost at an end. It has been a very crazy, wild, traumatic, exciting, and sad year for me. I had my lap band surgery, I've lost 53 lbs since the beginning of the year, and that makes me very happy. I quit one job, started a new one, and decided to go back to school. We purchased new cars. My sister had a baby. I got a puppy. I made a best friend and possibly lost one all at the same time. I learned a lot about myself, and about the people in my life, only to discover that I still haven't learned enough. Okay, so on a side note here, Devan is my new best friend. She has the puppy sleeping in bed with her right now, so I am puppy free, at least for a little while...Haha. Well, I guess what I'm trying to say is that I am excited for the new year and what it may bring. I hope it brings all of you that I love much happiness and joy too. xoxo-LC

Monday, December 29, 2008

Monday means Nothing

It's monday. Usually when I used to work mon-friday that would mean something, but now that I work random days and times, it doesn't really mean too much. Although since classes start next week, I am sure I will get the monday feeling back again. Lucky me! Haha. I took Lilly to the vet today. Vet says she is completely healthy, yeah good news. I did confirm though that she has an umbilical hernia. I read online and the vet confirmed that they will fix this when we get her spayed. She also told me that Lilly's hernia isn't one that would likely affect her if she were in the wild and it was never fixed. So that is great news too. Other than that, I haven't done much. Kerry was nice enough to stay up this morning with the puppy so that I could go back to sleep, I was very tired and was not feeling well. Thankfully those extra few hours of sleep made me feel a lot better. Okay, lucky for all of you, its a short post today. Lyrics of the day: "Cause you're like a new key, made with the wrong cut, Stuck tryin' to break into my home, You're like a bottle sent with a message, But you're sinkin' like a stone. If I had your name, I'd be changin' it right now" LC

Sunday, December 28, 2008

It's an LC Update

okay everyone. first off, merry christmas to everyone i didn't talk to over the holidays. i hope you had an enjoyable holiday doing whatever it is that you spent time doing. i spent xmas eve at my sisters house and xmas day with the hicks family. it was an understated christmas for me, but it is always nice to spend time with my families. this was my first christmas where i was not able to spend money on everyone the way that i wanted to. it was a lot harder than i thought it would be. we've done well for ourselves, but now with me going back to school, money is not as free flowing as it used to be, and not being able to buy anything i wanted for whomever i wanted, well you guys know me, it was a hard thing for me to deal with. i came home one night, crying, from the store because i don't know what to buy for people and how not to buy for them when i want to. it was hard hard hard for me to deal with. for those of you who don't know, we got a dog on friday. she is a boxer pit terrier mix and is approximately 8 weeks old. we named her lilly. she is adorable! of course the potty training stage totally sucks, but so far i think i am a good mommy. she is laying next to me right now while i am typing, snoring, and i think farting...awesome! ha ha. i completely cleaned the carpets last night and so far they are doing great. ha ha. but yes, puppy obedience classes are next on the list, i want a well behaved doggy. i worked at starbucks again today too. that was awesome. my mom watched the dog so i had some puppy free time, and i was able to go in there and completely concentrate and kick ass. one of the girls i was working with, she leaves next week for africa, she is so excited. i can't wait until she gets to go, she is soo excited. so its great the schedules they keep setting me up for, however when you have so many days between shifts, especially as the new person, sometimes it feels like i'm re-learning stuff every single time. i guess hey, good news, keeps my mind busy! xoxo-LC

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Stir Crazy

okay everyone, we all know i'm mentally fun anyway, but hello, a few days stuck in this house will make me freaking have massive cabin fever. i've cleaned the bathroom, mopped the floors, baked cookies, vaccuumed the couch (don't ask), vaccuumed the floors and am now sitting here typing on the computer and twitching my legs at the same time. i've signed myself up for the referee clinic that is now happening towards the end of january. i am rather bummed that it was canceled this weekend because of the weather. but hello, can't blame them, i wouldn't want to be playing soccer in this weather, let alone refereeing. ha ha. so funny story of the day. LuLu thought she would be tricky and when I opened the back door to throw out the mop water, she jumped from the door straight into 10 inches of snow and just stopped dead still. she turned and gave me THE LOOK, as if to say, what the fuck do i do now?!? ha ha. i was trying to hard not to laugh my ass off at her (she gets very sensitive that way). go figure, she's my cat. i only work at starbucks two days this week, tuesday and sunday the 28th (or whatever day the 28th is). i'm hoping they call me in for more shifts as i'd rather work there then drive my ass up to bellevue, but i will do that too if i have to. oooh i just realized, i get tips on monday, that is awesome. okay so it won't be a ton of money, but i am sure it will be better than the 7 bucks i got last week for my first set of tips. alright, its getting late and i'm waiting for kerry to get home. hopefully shes driving safe. and hello, i need someone to talk to and want to snuggle up next to her. *Sigh*

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A day for emotional dramas (not my own)

So today I watched sisterhood of the traveling pants 2. Actually, since I am now watching it again with kerry, that will mean i have watched it twice. Is it wrong to identify with so many different pieces of different characters in a movie based on a book basically I think for teens?!? ha ha. Maybe that's my problem. I never aged much past 16 did I? maybe that's why the greek guy in this movie reminds me of jeremy stockdale. isn't that weird? he doesn't really look like him per se, but something in the way he moves, in the way he holds himself, it reminds me of the jeremy of my 9th grade memories (not necessarily the big buff one that exists now). Ha ha. kerry and i went out for a walk in the snow tonight. it's gorgeous out, it really makes me wish i was up on the mountain skiing or snowboarding, but since its not really safe to drive...i don't think that's going to happen anytime soon. so the weather is all crazy today, i hope everyone is surviving it well. xoxo-LC

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday's Ramblings

Well, its been an interesting week hasn't it? How is everyone enjoying the weather, staying in with the snow, sticking in front of your fireplaces with some hot cocoa?!? Well let's see, I have a sinus infection, that pretty much sucks. But hey, I get them so frequently it isn't really that surprising. I worked at Starbucks today. I wasn't originally scheduled to work, but one of our girls can't drive in the snow so hey, I was game for going into work. Kerry and I couldn't get home last night. There was a jack knifed semi on 167 that was blocking both lanes of traffic in both directions. We ended up staying at my sister's house for the evening. That was good for me since they have a tempurpedic bed and I got to spend extra time with Peep. She loves her Auntie Meems that is for sure. She slept in my arms for 3 1/2 hours last night. Then this morning, she hung out with me and we played with some of her new toys. She's getting big so quick, it's beautiful. I got my car back yesterday. I think it looks like it turned out all okay and looking normal again. Although my bad, I forgot my garage door opener in the rental car. That sucks!! They of course had rented the same car out again today, so I have to wait until Monday to see if my opener is in there. If not, we have to get a new one. LAME!! I am two chapters into my psychology book. Only...I have no idea how many more to go. SIGH! School starts on January 5th. I am nervous as well as excited. I am scared to see how my grades go and trying to get accepted into nursing school. Have you ever felt that need to be doing something worthwhile, something that fulfills you in more ways than just a paycheck? I am hoping that nursing will be that job for me. Fingers crossed, right?!?! Happy Holidays. Oh, my referee clinic was canceled due to weather. That sucked. Lyrics: "And I'd give up forever to touch you, Cause I know that you feel me somehow, You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be, And I don't want to go home right now " xoxo-lacey

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Babies, Cookies & Sprinkles

Okay so it sounds like a fairy tale posting doesn't it? Ha ha. Last night I had dinner, drinks and games with the boys and Carlos's mom, and hello holy hell I got trashed. And it was snowing, that is always fun. I really wish we would have a white christmas. Not that I'm feeling much into the christmas spirit, but yeah, thats normal for me isn't it. Do I ever get into the christmas spirit? So I slept in today, didn't get up until 1030 or so. Hung around for a bit, cleaned house and then Laurie brought Frances over to hang out with her auntie meems so that Laurie could take care of some necessary errands around the house. So Peep hung out here with me for several hours before I drove her home. Now I am home making cookies for Kerry to take into work. So, this will be my first official week at Starbucks where I am no longer in training. That means I am earning tips, yeah!! Okay let's hope for lots of tips people. Oh and then this weekend its finally my soccer referee clinic, so I will be able to start refereeing games to pick up some extra money as well. So on another note, my mom might be getting me a dog for christmas. You'll all be thrilled to hear, it might be a pucky 2!! For those of you who don't know what a pucky is....well I am not going to telll you. But let me just say this, KJ in Alaska....it's a pucky male version. YEAH!!! Fawn colored, fingers crossed. Song Lyrics for today: "Day one day one start over again,Step one step one,I'm barely making sense, for nowI'm faking it 'til I'm pseudo making it,From scratch begin again but this time I as i, And not as we"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Long time no blog, oh wait have I used that before?

I probably have, but you know, you're all just going to have to deal with re-reading it again. So tomorrow will make two full weeks at Starbucks. I am happy to tell everyone that I like it as much now as I did then, so I will consider that a very good thing. It is soo nice to have a job where I am moving around, where my brain is kept busy (so it cannot wander out on its own), and where I get free caffeinated drinks. I mean hello, as a starving soon to be college student (okay really it sounds weird to even call myself that again), I need to get food and/or drinks where I can. So if you're making dinner at your house and you make too much, feel free to give me a call and invite me over, okay? I don't eat much (hello, lapband people), so not like I'll cost you any extra pennies. Okay, that's enough for the broke student plug. Today was an exciting day. I woke up at 4:15 (what the f*ck, who gets up that early) to be at work by 5am. I worked from 5a-9am, which is cool, because I was home just after when Kerry had woke up. Of course I was tons of excitement, I went back to bed. I wasn't sure I would be able to but really, honestly, we all know that I like to sleep. I can pretty much do that when I want to. So after I got back up, I watched Law and Order SVU, played around online and then went to a movie with Ray. We went to see Zack and Miri make a porno (which by the way was hilarious). Okay Ray, I totally have to call you out here. Now everyone who reads this blog knows that I am...um....sexually explicit to say the least. So Ray leans over during the movie and says, "do you totally have a hard on right now?" so I look at him straight faced and said hello I don't have a penis. He says, well if you did you'd be totally turned on wouldn't you. I said well duh, of course I would. Yeah, it wasn't that type of sexy movie, but there ARE a lot of sex scenes in it, hello?/!?!? Okay it was funny, you had to be there. So now I'm home, just made some dinner, and am watching Law and Order (regular version) the 2nd episode in a row, and I've just opened a bottle of wine. I'm thinking of heading up, taking a bath, and reading my book (Punk Like Me). It sounds like a good plan right? You see now that I'm home, and not doing much, my damn head won't shut the hell up. UGH! But I bet it will soon... xoxo-LC

Friday, December 05, 2008

Day Four

Well four days in a row at Starbucks, so far they are going great. I love being in a job that keeps me busy, keeps my focus, keeps my interest and so far is actually fun. I do have some brain freezes that keep happening where I think it totally makes everything stop. I know how to make some drinks but then as soon as there more than 2 backed up on the bar, I suddenly forget everything. It's really bizarre, although Tiffany did laugh when I shared this information with her. So here I sit at home on a Friday night watching private practice and checking email and blogging. My life is super exciting, I know you are all very jealous that you are not me. I wish I had many fantastic things to tell you all about. But a lot of what is going on with me right now, really its going on in my head and in my heart. Would that I could get you all to understand that so I didn't have to blog about it and hope that people would understand. But hey, isn't that why we are all different, variety is the spice of life, and all of that other stuff they tell us. Another thing I think about is how we are all different "people" depending on the situations that we find ourselves in. Around our parents we act one way, always as child to parent, reverting into old habits that perhaps we never do anymore. With our friends we are one way than we are with casual acquaintances or people we might not know very well. I thought it would be like that working in retail again, but its different here. I work with generally happy people (who happen to be well caffeinated) and it makes me happy. I get worried and freaked out about how I am doing, but I think it makes me happier. But related to this issue, I look at how I treat people in my life and I see how they let others treat them and I wonder, why, why would they do that? why would they not want to be treated the best way possible as they deserve. And then I think, oh god, Kerry thinks that about me all the time. I know, I don't make any sense, don't even try. Lyrics today: "If I could walk on water, If I could tell you what's next, I'd make you believe, I'd make you forget" xoxo-LC

Monday, December 01, 2008

It's December!

It's a new month. I should take that as a sign to turn over a new leaf, live a new life, start a new beginning...right? Wrong, I am still me. All my grand expectations, so far they are not coming to fruition, but hopefully soon they might. One day all my dreams will come true, right?!? Okay well a girl can dream so don't burst my bubble quite yet. I met with the pre-nursing advisor today. So far looks like I will have Chemistry, Biology and Nutrition. All the psychology classes I wanted to get into were full, so that sucks. But oh well, I can try for it next quarter when I'm not a brand new student. Oh and I am having to take 2 of the 3 classes at Ft. Steilacom which wasn't part of the plans, but hey, roll with the punches, right?!? I spent some time with Laurie and Peep today. I got to help give her a bath. It was fun of course, she's so dang beautiful I love it. Just holding her and humming/singing to her to get her to sleep relaxes me. Makes me feel loved and important to someone, even for a brief period of time and even if I don't feel like that from anyone else in the world at the moment. She looks up at me with those big baby blues and I feel like a hero. Hey it's a small victory people. So tomorrow, registration at 8am and then Starbucks from 9-1. My first day. I am excited, hoping to make a good first impression. So keep your fingers crossed for me. Lyrics today: "Hold me and love me,Just want touch you for a minute,Baby three seconds is enough for my heart to quit"