Long Time No See
8th December 2014

holidays, homelife, life, pets, SO, thoughts, work | 1 comment

I have been MIA.  I know.  Life has been busy.  A little hectic; in all aspects of life.  Home life, work life, everything.

First change was work.  I am no longer an accountant for my company.   I am more of an accounting assistant now, along with an additional role of executive assistant.  I help with project work for our biggest client of the company.  It’s a more versatile role, meaning I get to be in and out of the office because I get to have the chance to go onsite to do assessments, meetings with department clients and such.  Kinda fun but tiring.  Since we are in the middle of a huge project with them right now, last Thursday and Friday, I was onsite for 8 hours each day walking and walking and talking and talking with numerous people.  It was very tiring.  It kind of made me appreciate sitting at my desk for hours at a time.  I guess I can call it exercise LOL.  And I like I said, my time is shared between an Account Executive and an accounting assistant because I am also helping the accounting department whenever I am needed.  So my time at work is very busy and tiring.  By the time I get home, I’m exhausted and just want to lay down and watch tv. LOL.

Home life is a little more subdued.  Married life has been great.  Nothing much has changed but there is that notion that you “feel different” as a married person.  I feel more attached, more secure, more loving.  My husband and I have been trying to spend lots of time together and we are actually trying to start a family.  No babies yet but we are working on it.  I try not to stress out about it.  Some people have children very easily and quickly, while some take time.  “The time will come” and “if it’s meant to be, it’s meant  to be” are the phrases that circle in my head a lot these days when it comes to having children.  I get annoyed sometimes but that’s just me being impatient because I want a family.  But  … “the time will come when it’s meant to be”.  At least we have our pride and joy puppy, Tank, who is growing so fast  now!!!  He’s not so tiny anymore.  Well, he’s still small dog but he’s no longer that size of a football anymore 🙁  They grow up so fast!

Plus the holidays are creeping in now.  It’s December.  The stress of Christmas shopping, preparing for the big dinner can be a little daunting but I always get excited when the time comes.  Christmas is at our place this year so I need to figure out what I’m cooking, preparing and getting our house ready for our family.  Sigh … the holidays … such a love/hate relationship.

And yes … I’ve turned gamer. LOL.  Well kinda.  I have rekindled a love with video games.  Ever since we got our Xbox One, I have definitely played more video games than I have ever in my entire life.  I got sucked into the realm of DIABLO III, falling in love with the characters I have developed.  I actually finished an entire video game for the first time in my life which made me get sentimentally attached to my characters even more.  My husband bought me Tomb Raider last week too and now I’m excited to get home and start that.  Who would have thought.  I was never a video game person and now here I am wanting to go home and play.  I guess it’s not just that.  I love all aspects of  our gaming console just because it can play my movies on my hard drive and watch netflix and skype and so many other things.  Whoever thought that a gaming console would be so useful?!

 




Back and Married
24th September 2014

family, life, memories, pets, SO, wedding | 2 comments

I’ve been set back to reality.  I am back at work, back to living regular life with the difference, of course, in the fact that I am living life as a married woman now.  Sometimes it doesn’t feel real to me then I look at my left hand and see my beloved wedding ring.  Then I look at my husband as he refers to me as “his wife” and I start to feel wonderful again.  I love being married.

The wedding was amazing.  It all went better than I expected.  Everyone was on board and so supportive and they did whatever they had to do so well.  My bridesmaids were the most amazing people ever.  Throughout the day, I didn’t think too many things went wrong but even if things did I didn’t know about it because my girls handled it.  That’s what you call bridesmaids.  Apparently one of my bridesmaids was a killer coordinator at the church.  She made sure everything went smoothly without a hitch and everyone was very impressed at how she handled various situations.  One of my dearest friends was an usher for the first time but apparently it seemed like he had done this many times and was pretty much pro about it.  The food was amazing, the photographers and videographers were sweethearts and everyone partied until past midnight. And I cannot forget my husband.  He was so good throughout the day.  He was smiling ear to ear, so very sweet and made sure our wedding day was the best day of my life.   I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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Here are a few of the pictures from my photographer. Her and her husband managed to give me 1500 photographs! Can you believe that?! They have a great concept on why they gave me so many photos. All 1500 photos contained pretty much almost every photo they took. So it included good and bad. Why bad pictures are also included? The husband explained it this way, “Even though the picture is not exactly perfect, it still adds to bringing back your memories of that moment to add to your whole experience of your wedding. Even if you did not remember that moment, well then now you know it happened since you missed it. Again, it just added to your experience”. I was blown by that. They are the sweetest people ever. I am soooo excited to finally have my pictures and start on designing my wedding album because I plan to give one to each set of parents as our wedding gift to them because they are people who cherish photos and great memories.

We also got to go on a MINI honeymoon to Portland, Oregon for a few days. We jammed packed everything in a matter of days. We got to go to the zoo, the museum, shopping outlets, numerous restaurants … speaking of restaurants, we were particularly very excited about the CHEESECAKE FACTORY because we don’t have one here in Vancouver!! And my goodness was it ever good. The server was also very sweet in bringing us our cheesecake decorated with “congrats” on it to help us celebrate being newlyweds. The zoo was my favourite place though. I have to admit, the Oregon Zoo pretty much put Vancouver’s zoo to shame. It was gorgeous and I couldn’t believe how close I could get to some of the animals. I was floored!

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What else is new? We got a new puppy!!! A pug and shitzu cross, appropriately called “PUGZU”. He’s about 11 weeks right now and is the new love of my life. He’s incredibly sweet, smart, cheeky and sooo effing cute. We got him pretty much the day after the wedding so he’s a nice wedding gift to the two of us and an early birthday present for my husband (his birthday was 4 days after the wedding). I want him to be our family dog since we are hoping to start a family as soon as we can. It would be so nice to have our future children grow up with him. He actually has his own INSTAGRAM account to show the life of Tank. Follow him @tank.thepugzu !!

MEET TANK THE PUGZU

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There are so many more things I would love to talk about but I don’t want to flood everything into one post. I am happy to be back on my blog though so I hope to blog more and visit more other blogs to read myself!!

 




18 days and counting
12th August 2014

homelife, life, memories, rant, thoughts, wedding, work | 2 comments

It’s crunch time. Very much so. My bridesmaids has been applauding me for the fact that I have not had any “bridezilla” moments yet throughout this whole entire wedding process. It would be very UNCHARACTERISTIC of me to be one because I’ve never been the bitchy type. That being said, they thought I would at least breakdown a couple times AT LEAST since wedding planning is not the easiest thing to deal with. Well, I had my first meltdown last night. I just started bawling. There are too many things going on at once and I am starting to feel the pressure.

1) Work has been hectic. I am feeling very pressured to get everything I need done before I leave on vacation because I do not even know who is temporarily taking over while I am away and I don’t want to risk things getting fucked up when I get back because that’s a whole other story when I get back. Let’s just say that 2 weeks of relaxation and stuff does come with a price. It’s going to be a gong show when I get back. There’s already so much to do now and it’s always like this on a daily basis, imagine 2 weeks of work that is left alone.

2) Since it is crunch time with only a few days over 2 weeks left before the wedding, I am starting to feel the pressure of making sure everything is done and done correctly. I still have to do timelines, programs, seating charts, contacting my vendors (some of which is taking FOREVER to get back to me), appointing roles, and lots and lots more. I’ve already had a few hiccups in the last couple of weeks and I was not too happy.

3) Home life is something I cannot neglect but I think I kinda have been. I barely have anytime to do anything else. I want to clean, organize, make our house a home and keep it that way but it’s so difficult when you have had a rough day at work and all you want to do is lie down when you get home. But I can only get in about a couple of minutes because my phone is ringing off the hook from family and friends about the wedding and this and that and you have to start washing the dishes that’s been sitting in the sing for a couple of days, or needing to desperately to do laundry and the list goes on.

So I had an emotional breakdown last night. I can’t say I liked it. It was nice to be able to let out some frustration and emotion but it doesn’t really help all that much in the big picture of things.

Some good stuff though? I had my bachelorette party last Friday! That was really fun. We went to a improv show at the Vancouver Theatre Sports venue at Granville Island. It started off as a “Jack and Jill” (meaning my fiance and his friends were there too) but after the show we split off and did our own stag/stagette thing. Since it was pretty clear I was a bride to be (my bridesmaids got me to wear a sash that said, “HOT BRIDE”, and a little veil with flowers and lots of beads and the only one in all white), the host of the show asked me to be a part of the show. So I got to open up the whole show pretending I was a flight attendant (theme of the show that night was travel). I even got a couple of free tickets for having the courage to participate. It was pretty fun. People afterwards were cheering me on and a few even asked if I have ever done improv before because they thought I did such a good job. “You should be an improv actor here!” LOL. Thanks but I doubt I could keep up with the pros in the show. They were hilarious. Afterwards, we went to the Keg, had some dinner and drinks and afterwards they took me to a club. Yeah … I haven’t been to a nightclub in 8 years LOL. I was 21 years old the last time I went so I thought it was pretty hilarious that I’m at a nightclub. I had fun though. My friends pretty much fed me drinks all night long and I can actually say that I got really really really drunk, which I hadn’t felt in YEARS. YEARS! So that was a very very fun weekend.

2 of my bridesmaids and I

2 of my bridesmaids and I

My wedding Crew at Vancouver Theatre Sports Show

My wedding Crew at Vancouver Theatre Sports Show

My wedding crew at the Vancovuer Theatre Sports Show

My wedding crew at the Vancovuer Theatre Sports Show

Another piece of good news! We are getting a new puppy!!! He is a pug x shitzu cross (“pugzu” they call it). We have already named him, his name is TANK which suits a lot because he’s the fattest and biggest of the bunch and likes to bulldozer his brothers and sisters because he’s bigger LOL. They are only 4 weeks old right now so we can’t pick him up until September. It’s good timing because we have the wedding and my FI and I are going to Portland for a “MINI HONEYMOON” and right when we get back, we PICK UP TANK!! We are soooo excited for him. He is sooo cute and I am quite happy that he’s a small dog breed too. It’s been soooooo long though since we have experienced puppyhood so it’s going to be a lot of work but worth it. He is freaking adorable! CAN’T WAIT TO TAKE YOU HOME TANK!!

 




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