Monday, February 9, 2009

I need a vacation!

The past few weekends I have been helping my boyfriend and his family completely tear out ther kitchen to prepare for the installing of the brand new one. And we're not talking just new counter tops or new cabinets, no. I mean we took out the cabinets, countertops, sink, windows, sheet rock, hardwood floor, the linoleum floor that was underneath that, the glue underneath THAT, till we were down to the concrete floors and 2x4 (or whatever size it is) structure of the kitchen. After bruises and bloody knuckles, not to mention the tons of sweat we all poured into this project, we are only half way there. Now, we have to level the floor, lay the new flooring (a beautiful tile, travertine i believe), install the new cabinets, new sink, new windows, new countertops and new island, and we completely rewired the entire thing as well. Talk about a lot of work. Now, don't get me wrong, I am a hard worker, but on top of the hard work, the stress levels are high for everyone and we all just want this thing to be over with. I keep reminding myself that in a couple weeks when this project is all said and done, we will head out thursday and spend a nice long weekend at our beach house in fort bragg. And by "our" I mean Dalton and his family's. (but I'm part of the family now so it's safe to say "our") And boy oh boy, do we all need it. Nice relaxing vacation on the beach. Abalony diving, hiking, bike riding, etc. I am so psyched. And I will have a big long blog about my adventures in a few weeks after I actually go on the vacation :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

I'm The World's Largest Procrastinator

The title says it all. Here I am half an hour before class writing my blog. It's not that I don't want to do my work, it's just that I get so distracted by all the other things I want to do that I just completely forget about the things I need to do. That is definitley the number one thing I want to learn right now. How to manage my time better to where I can have everything I need done, done without forgetting to do it. I hate feeling so stressed out because I can't find time to do all of my school work and all of my chores and spend time with my family, friends, boyfriend, etc. I want to be able to fit it all in, so that I can make everyone, including myself happy. If anyone reading this has any suggestions on how to be better at time management and not so good at being a procrastinator, please by all means comment me this with your ideas. Any little suggestion would help.
Actually, on top of all of this, my car has been sitting in my driveway for like three months now because I need to replace the timing belt, water pump, alternator, battery, ac condensor, I'm sure the list goes on. It's a great car: 2002 volkswagen Jetta turbo diesel, with 160k miles I put on it.(explaining the mechanical trouble) I just need to get off my butt and get it done even if its going to take me hours upon hours of mechanical labor.
Anyways, please if you have any suggestions on how to be less of a procrastinator and more of a time manager, let me know. :)