Friday, June 24, 2005

We need a break!

Mike and I are a little sick of packing, but still have to get a bunch of it done. Tonight when I get home, the goal is to pack up the rest of the kitchen and start on the storage room...hopefully. But to incentify the situation, we are going to try to see Batman Begins at the IMax tonight...should be good! After hearing Heather and Marisa talk about how hot Christian Bale is in it, I want to see it more than ever! now blogger FINALLY decides to allow you to upload a picture directly. Nice.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Ann Arbor

After reading Heather's blog today I realized I hadn't posted anything about our move to Ann Arbor! To recap: Mike asked me in March to move to Ann Arbor (referred to as A2 or A-squared) so that he could start medical school. I agreed that he should move in with me for two months before he was scheduled to start so we could try out living together. He agreed to let me search and find a job at my own pace, whether that meant taking 3 or 6 or 9 months to do so.

I put my resume on Monster and applied for 4 jobs. I got a call regarding one that I applied for and they were willing to set up a telephone interview. I woke up at 5:30, put on a sweatshirt and slippers and called the my pajamas. Btw, I highly recommend interviewing in your pajamas, it is really comfortable. That was on Friday, June 10th. On Monday, June 13th, they called me to offer me the position with their firm. "They" are a mid-sized CPA firm and a small financial planning firm. Sometimes I think things happen for a reason. The girl who I will be replacing is in a similar situation as I am, trying to find a job in Florida from Ann Arbor. I accepted the position and started a whirlwhind of trying to move across country in 2 1/2 weeks.

We had pre-reserved our apartment in April, so that was taken care of already. But the list of things we needed to do in just two weeks was enormous! Not everything is done yet, but we have hired a mover, rented hotel rooms, changed our address, made plane reservations for a flight back to Seattle for my birthday, figured out the logistics of moving two cats, sold my washer and dryer (thanks Craiglist!) and have been packing up a storm.

I'm already starting to say goodbye to people that I care about and it's getting tough to do. I'm sad to be leaving my friends and familiy, but know that I will visit here often and keep in very close contact with e-mails, phone calls and letters.

I'm trying to view the move to A2 as an adventure and have started another blog "Living in A2" to share the fun things Mike and I do, the people we meet and the experiences that we have. (as not to clog up this blog with all of that...I still need to vent, regardless of location)

So we're leaving on July 1st, spending a night in Bozeman, MT, then in Fargo, ND for 3 days and then to Ann Arbor on the 5th. I start work on the 6th, fly to Seattle on the 9th, and back to A2 on the 12th. I'm going to be a busy girl!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Last class in WA

It's my last class in Washington. Yes, I still have 4 left to take, but will be taking then in either Ann Arbor, or online. Thank you to Larisa, Dawn, Heidi & Pete for being such an awesome and supportive team. It has been a great run and I appreciate all the work we have been able to accomplish together. Thanks for everything!

Monday, June 20, 2005

Father's Day

Father's Day
Originally uploaded by Aspenchick.
We had an early Father's Day because my dad had to fly to Dallas on Sunday. We celebrated at Sandy's house with wine, ribs, and dessert. We had a great time visiting with family. Dad, I hope you had a great day, you are the best dad a girl could ever hope for! Thanks for being such a great guy!

Saturday, June 18, 2005

The Perfect Man

The Perfect Man
Originally uploaded by Aspenchick.
Mike & I went to the Hillary Duff movie "The Perfect Man" last night. My perfect man wasn't too impressed, but he stuck it out without too many heavy sighs or moping.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

4:39 a.m.

I rolled over the past few mornings just as Mike was rolling out of bed to go to the 4:39 a.m. Either I'm seriously delirious, or that is WAY to damn early to be hitting the gym. And not only is he going to the gym, but them he comes home (while I'm still in bed, by the way) and rides the stationary bike for over an hour. Sleep, young man, SLEEP!

Monday, June 06, 2005

What to buy?

I'm having a Father's Day buying in I have NO IDEA what I should by my dad! Usually around birthdays, Christmas and Father's Day he starts to hint at things that he things he has been "looking at". But so far, nothing!! I'm going to try to call him to night to probe for details, there has got to be something he has been "looking at".

Thursday, June 02, 2005

How to FREAK a girl out

Call me while I'm at work to tell me that while you were walking to work you got hit by a car. A CAR. You refuse to go to the doctor, and when I get home I found out indeed you are ok, a little abrasion on your leg, but mostly o.k. because you did a CARTWHEEL over the hood of the car.