I put two boxes on Ebay and there’s a remnant of stuff left that I can’t be bothered with. So I’m taking it all to Houston at Christmas and selling it at the consignment shop. Selling on Ebay is a lengthy process, but I did make £175 so I think it was worth it.
I was IN bed at 11:05 last night, but I still woke up three times.
I’ve found a class to go to each Tuesday from 7-8pm. It’s ashtanga yoga which is hard so I’m in total pain today, but its better than the class I took the other week and it’s all that I know of in my area. So it will just have to do for now…
I slept for about 10 hours on Fri night when DH was away, but I’m still only getting about six hours during the week and waking up throughout the night.
I got together w/ an aquaintance for a movie and me and my Ohio friend chatted for about two hours on Sunday.
The plumber comes tomorrow to change out the radiators. That will leave us some room in our bathroom again since we’ve been storing them there, which means we can hopefully actually finish the bathroom soon.
I found a class that runs at the local college tonight from 7-8pm. The last one I went to was far away, lasted 1.5 hours and was too meditative when I like to do more stretching. This one is an hour (perfect for me) and the teacher has a professional website and is very bendy, so I assume she is more into the workout. So I’m hoping this is what I’ve been looking for!
I’ve read all weekend, it’s been great!!!
Well I’m taking my a Health & Science GCSE at the moment and hope to do the health access course next year. I submitted all my documents to University of Chester but they were rather unhelpful and basically said they don’t know what the requirements will be when I apply in 2008 so I could do with taking an access course just in case they change. But that’s ok, I find it very interesting so far and am ready to learn.
I’ve started two college courses, a yoga class, recycling, and set up a chore chart for me and my husband. I am doing things here that are MINE and that are challenging me, giving me goals, and getting me out of the house. I have not been homesick for two weeks which is amazing after wanting to go back home all day, every day for 14 months! It’s such a relief and I feel like my old self again. I consider this goal accomplished!
I passed my theory and hazard perception! My practical is 30th November and I’m taking lessons in the interim.
Doing better. Went to London this weekend and I feel totally refreshed. Good weather, good friends, time w/ my husband and a big bustling city. So fun.
My husband is gone most the time and I feel like a slave here. All I do is clean up his crap while he’s gone and cook his dinner and then he leaves me here by myself while there’s loads of freaking stuff that needs to be done. I’m so pissed. Why did I get married and why the heck did I move to this miserable place? Is it possible for me to be in love forever? Sometimes I think I should have just stayed single and that I’m not cut out for marriage at all.
I failed my test and was so ticked off about it. I guess I’ve cooled down now. I got 33/35 for the theory, but the hazard perception had crap directions so I did it wrong. They’re all ‘click ALL the hazards’, ‘only click the DEVELOPING hazards’, then ‘don’t click too much or you’ll get a ZERO!’ So I only clicked once per video, and twice on another, but apparently I can click like 10 times and it’s ok. So although I got every single hazard, I didn’t click them fast enough so I failed. I so could have been clicking for everything and would’ve passed but no. I hate the UK and their stupid driving test. The freaking boy-racers who play video games can pass this? But I’ve been driving for 12 years, no accidents, totally cautious and I can’t pass the test? All because I don’t freaking play video games and the directions on their little driving game were totally contradictory. BS.
I talked w/ my close friend this weekend, and an expat has emailed me about getting together. But I have two pages of emails to get back to at the moment, so I could be doing better.
Ok I’m feeling rather good the past few days since the weather has been nice and I’ve been able to do some gardening.
I start a health course and yoga class today, and a web design course next week. I may meet up with an expat tomorrow or Wednesday, I have a driving lesson on Thurday, my Texas friend will be coming to see me on Friday, and I have my driving theory test on Saturday. Sunday School starts back up this Sunday, and we’re going to London next weekend where it’s very possible I’ll be seeing three old Texas friends along w/ two of my husband’s friends.
I’ve also discovered two accounting recruiting agencies after working at an entry-level admin job since I moved here. I had no idea there were so many accounting clerk positions so much closer to me and making more money. So there are options.
I’ve got my ticket to go back to Houston in December for two weeks, and next August we’ll have our first family reunion in Maryland and I’ll be able to introduce my husband to everyone.
Life is good right now and I don’t feel trapped here anymore.
I’m beginning a web design course next Monday. It’s 5 hours a day for 30 weeks. Hopefully it will turn into a nice little side job.
I cooked two new dinners week. One was a Moroccan beef dish w/ couscous & veggies – it was delicious but gave me indegestion so that’s off the list. I also made a chicken & rice risotto which called for way too much water so I will half it next time. It was great for leftovers.
I’m not on this site enough, so I’m making this a more general goal of listing things I’m grateful for, but not every day.
I finally received a letter from a nearby yoga instructor, so I’m going to start tonight, 8:15-9:45pm. It’s sorta late so I may or may not go all the time – also depends on how the class goes.