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Back in Business

It’s been a while since I posted here on this blog and I appologize to you if you came by for nothing. Since coming home from my Florida trip life has changed drastically for me. To be honest, I’ve had a tough year last year and to start a blog amidst all the shit that has happened in my life was probably a little over-keen.

But I have promised myself to make this year 2009 the best ever for myself and so I am back in business with my little voice on the net. I shall endeavor to post on a regular agenda and blabber on about me and my life. I find it to be quite therapeutic to be honest and writing actually helps me to sort my active mind.

I find it hard to fall asleep at night and have realized it is due to my consistent thinking – not good!

So what has happened to me since I last stopped by here? Actually, quite a lot of good things (must be my changed mind set). I found a new job (yes it is true) and also a new boyfriend. Chade and me are actually thinking about buying a house together and while mum says I’m crazy I think why not. Right now is the best time to start a new mortgage because of all the bargains out there so I’m seriously looking into mortgages right now. I found a free Heloc calculator that helps me to suss out the rates we will be up for if we go ahead with this.

Chade has a secure enough job and my new job pays really well so between thw two of us we should manage rather well actually. Wendi my friend has done the same not so long ago but she got married too which is not on the books for us right now. It’s not for lack of not wanting but to preserve our finances. We rather buy a house now and then build a family later since we are both still in our late 20s.

I’m excited really because I deserve to have a happy life and Chade is such a darling you wouldn’t believe. He looks after me real well and treats me like a princess. I’ll keep you posted on our progress anyway.

Right now we are talking to several lenders. We are planning to settle down in Ohio because we love it there and it isn’t far from our homes, (kind of in between anyway).

According To My Friend

My friend is lucky enough to live in one of the best spots in the world. At least I think so and so does she. She is right at home with the mojito suckling crowd and yes you guessed right, that is in the Florida Keys. I have visited her 4 years ago and fell in love with the place.

I guess by living in a city that never sleeps it is understandable too. I would love nothing more than move to Florida but my work is here and for now that is ok. Sue (yep, her name is like mine) told me that Florida foreclosure is a huge issue right now and that many of her friends and some family are in danger to loosing their homes.

What to do? I honestly have no idea but do feel the common despair these people must be feeling. I guess we can be lucky to have a roof over our heads and I count my blessings every day. I saw a story on CNN the other day about people losing their homes and it must be so hard to cope with this. I feel that I need to do something but what? I haven’t got money to throw around and except offering somebody homeless a roof over their heads, I don’t think I can do much.

Are any of you in similar predicaments? If so, what do you do?

Feeling Like Shit Today

I have been ill all day and am not sure what the heck is going on. What bugs me most is that my upcoming vacation is looming close by and the last thing I wan to happen is to be sick. Darn, so here I sit, drinking hot lemon tea and eating chicken soup and looking up at the planets as they turn their orbit.

The stars are twinkling and my belly aches from all the hot liquid I just drank. I hope this will only be temorary otherwise I won’t be a happy girl at all.

Bene brought me some mags earlier today to keep me entertained as I couldn’t work. I threw up all day long, yuck…

TV

Are you a TV person? I suspect most people are, but I am kind of torn between the need for entertainment in the evenings when I’m home and the disgust I have for most TV shows and advertisements. I guess it is the ads that bug me most. I have considered satellite TV or private TV services if there is such a thing, but am really not sure because of the costs involved.

TV has this fascinating aspect, kind of a love and hatred thing. Given he chance I rather hit the road with some of my girlfriends for a night in town, but with the recession being here now, most of them can hardly afford a drink.

I’m fortunate enough to have a secure income so right now I’m cool.

Do You Need Equity With That?

Home equity is a big deal for many Americans right now. If you read my post about my best friends the other day and how they lost their home to foreclosure nightmares you understand that equity line rates and the like all matter in finance.

I know a guy in town who lost his home due to foreclosure last week. It made me sad to see him lose all he ever worked for. To make matters worse, this guy has family, a wife and 3 little kids, all under 6. This sucks and I so wish that they can get somewhere to live as one.

From what I heard they don’t have family close by and nobody has been willing so far to put them up short term. I could but only 2 of them as my place is just too small for a family. It makes me teary eyed because people like them shouldn’t suffer like that.

These are the good people we talk about here. I wonder what has gone wrong!

Whistler

I already talked about my upcoming ski trip to Whistler in a post the other day. Today I got a day off work (psst I played sickie) and did some research on the place. I have my hotel booked and my ticket is paid for, but I wanted to learn more on the night club scene and what a girrrrll my age is to do there by herself.

Not that I would get bored anyway. I found some cool looking haunts I intend to abuse and explore until dawn. The place actaully looks a lot bigger than I had first anticipated so I’m very excited to put my own stamp of approval onto Whistler on my vacation.

I’m really excited now, even more so than I had been before because I’ve seen some of the stuff I can explore and do there.

Bird Love

My best friend bought a bird today. I can’t believe it actually since she always complained about being woken up by birds in the early morning. How in the world does she think she can sleep now? Hahaha… I won’t feel sorry for her when she complains to me next. I actually did warn her but she waved me off with a tsk, tsk. So much for friendly advice.

The bird is from the family of budgies and green with yellow. It actually looks quite cute but I’m not sure whether Dare realizes that she now has to care for it like if it was her baby. Not for me I’m afraid, I’m more of a cat person and we all know that cats and birds don’t go well with each other!

She is now tossing up between snookie, Elvis and Costello to name that bird. You can obviously tell that she is a huge fan of Elvis Costello. I wish her luck anyway. Meanwhile I shall keep looking forward to my upcoming vacation. I’ll be a bird in the snow.