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Monday, January 26th, 2009
3:01 pm - new home
So I am officially in Columbia now. I've only been here since Wednesday. At the current moment I am unemployed. I haven't been unemployed in 10 years, its weird. I'm taking on the job of a housewife till I get a job. Cooking, cleaning, laundry. I have done alot of searching. I've put in resumes at places I wouldn't mind working and I've given my resume to a friend's mom who works for a job placement agency. I have enjoyed the sleeping in. I unpacked stuff on Thursday and set up the apartment. Friday I ran errands, saturday tommy was off so we chilled out together and sunday the same thing.

The days are definatly long when you don't have a job. I did have an interview on Wednesday after I got into town, but have not heard if I got the job or not. I've done some cooking since I have all the time in the world right now and I'm sure Tommy likes not having to take us out to eat dinner and spending the extra money.

current mood: optimistic

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Friday, December 12th, 2008
2:45 pm - we're moving..big life changes still happening
We're moving to columbia. I'm moving Jan 15. Tommy is already there. He changed drug store companies(rite aid to cvs) and took a job in Columbia. No more Charleston for us :( but we won't be too far from it for visiting. We'll be closer to our families and some of our nc friends.

current mood: okay

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Monday, September 15th, 2008
9:27 pm - 5 more days of single life!
five more days and I'll be a beautiful bride and married. oh the excitement!!!!!

current mood: happy

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Thursday, September 4th, 2008
11:35 pm - 15 days to go
So things are falling into place nicely for the wedding. 15 days to go as of the big day. And unfortunatley due to tropical storm hanna supposedly going to hit Wilmington there is no Bachelorette weekend, much less a bachelorette party before the big day.(Wilmington is where we were going to go and rendevous) Yes it makes me sad and disappointed. So I'll have a post wedding "girls weekend/bachelorette weekend" hopefully in November. It won't be the same though, because I'll already be married and I have to miss out on the "last single girls time". And since I'm staying here, I'll try to camp out at my maid of honor's house. Tommy has to work all weekend and I'd feel safer in a house not a trailer to weather out this damn storm!

current mood: crushed

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Sunday, July 20th, 2008
10:24 am - Two months to go
I rarely come in here and post , I just read how you guys are doing and go on with each day.

The wedding is getting closer and I started getting RSVP's. I love mail. There are little things that need to be done between now and September 20, but I'm trying to not stress about it.

I'm thinking about making a trip to NC sometime in August (even though gas is etrosious) and see my family and some friends. My only vacation the whole year is my honeymoon. I'm in need of a vacation! The summer has been supremely busy at work. Lots of beach family portraits. Tommy is getting moved to the Goose Creek store to manage. It will be closer to where we live an he will have more help under him. Maybe he will get a day off.

Living together at first had its ups and downs, but we have worked out the kinks and I just don't mention the wedding unless it is a small dose. Guys just don't care about the planning and stuff. It's definatley a girl thing.

I had my bridal portraits done and I can email you a link to the website and password if any of you are interested in seeing them.

We saw The Dark Knight.....amazing!!!! I believe we are going to go see it again soon.

current mood: calm

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Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
12:18 pm - Three months to go!
Create and print your own invitations may have been the best invention ever and the best way to save money on invitations as well.

Planning a wedding is hard work and there are way too many details, but things are coming together nicely and we have a little over three months to go. Woah, it will be here before we know it.

We've picked out tuxes
I have my dress and had bridal portraits taken
we have finalized the catering
we have a photographer
we are working on favors
I'm printing invitations as I type this
we have finalized flowers
booked the wedding/reception location
working on the cake
booked our honeymoon
purchased the cake topper and toasting flukes
set aside rental equipment
have a dj

Work is picking up drastically so I'm pretty exhausted each night when I get home at 8. But it's been fun.

Tommy's nephews and mom and sister in law were in town last week, so we went to the beach and the waterpark.
There's still stuff to do but a lot of the stress releaving stuff is taken care of as of right now.

current mood: busy

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Sunday, October 28th, 2007
5:51 pm - It's been too long
I haven't written in here in long long time, I read it and see how everyone else is doing, but seem to not think my life is important enough or eventful enough to write about. So here goes...

I really love my new job, and the two guys I work with, I'm getting better with my voice over the phone and making it sound happy when customers ask ridiculous questions or questions I don't have the answer to. I enjoy getting up now and knowing I have a beautiful 35-45 minute drive (depending on where I sleep) ahead of me and at the end of that drive I'm at a job, I don't despise. I'm good at my job and am hard worker. My boss even notices and it makes me happy and proud to see that I am sucessful.

Also even though I have the job I truly love, and a wonderful fiance who loves me and we are having a lot more fun days lately (we had some minor rough patches) I feel I only truly have one friend here in Charleston and that Is Tommy. I spend almost every waking moment when not at work with him, because he calls me everyday and wants to see me. He is pretty much the only person who does call me these days. I feel alone. People who I thought were my friends don't return my phone calls, I know we all lead busy lives, I do as well, but I just feel like I'm on the back burner on some many people's minds. I want to go out, but I don't want to go out alone. For once I'm not in a financial rut and no one calls me to go out. When I didn't have the cash flow, people would call. Just my luck.

current mood: blah

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Saturday, July 14th, 2007
8:43 pm - a small weight has been lifted
the wedding date is set
the place is booked more than a year in advance
i have a cake baker
i have a photographer

let the wedding planning (that has already begun), begin!

current mood: busy

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Saturday, June 9th, 2007
11:40 am - update
alot has happened since I last posted at the end of April, considering it is now June.

~I did go back to eckerds and am getting used to my new and busy lab.
~I went to the CAKE show at the plex, a little disappointing at the short playing time , but still had fun
~I got engaged!!!!

well maybe not a lot has happend but some life changing events are taking place for sure!

current mood: happy

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Thursday, December 7th, 2006
9:49 am - Its been a looooong time...
My life has had its ups and downs in the past month and thats why I may have disapeared off the face of live journal land. I got moved back to the mt. p eckerds at the end of october and have been working 40+ hour weeks for the past two months. My first full weekend off was supposedly this past weekend and the last one was over a month ago, but it looks like it may have been my last weekend off for a long time if I don't find any help in the photolab so we are looking at 7 days a week and every weekend for me with the exception of a few girls around town that come from other labs to help me out to give me a day or two off so I don't get burn out and kill customers. But that can't be a long term thing they have to make sure their labs don't go to shit when they are not there.

So If anyone out there in the land of charleston knows anyone who needs a part time ( two days a week and every other weekend) can you send them my way? I'm really struggling to keep a cheery face at this point. I hired a girl two weeks ago and she literally walked out in the middle of her shift on sunday and has not returned.

Love life is about the only thing I have going for me right now and the occasional on the side photoshoot but if I can't really know when I am off, I can't really schedule those either. And I would like to go to the dentist, but I don't know when I can do that either. I'm liking the over time paychecks but thats about all.

current mood: exhausted

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Monday, September 25th, 2006
8:37 pm - i'm in love...
~with burritos:)
~hanging out in the laid back atmosphere of Hatchels with Tommy, Colt and Melissa
~woodchuck cider on tap
~and hanging out with the above group in general.

current mood: amused

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Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
8:58 pm - abracadabra holmes!
I finally made it to Wilmington. I've been trying to go for two years now and something always happened. I took the weekend off, my first one off in about three weeks and met up with some photogs and others and had a blast at a sleezy hotel that allows pets (why katie chose it)and I got knocked down by some killer waves, drank till i was shitfaced at dinner and two bars in wilmington. the 12 of us turned an irish pub into a dance party bar by the end of the night. It was hella awesome. Sunday I went to see my parents in cherry grove, since they were on vacation. We ate at the worst seafood buffet ever and witnessed a car accident two cars in front of us, another 30 seconds earlier and we would have been the ones that got hit. A group of us went to see talledega nights on friday, it was pretty funny.

This weekend is the big wedding that I am super stoked and nervous about.

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Friday, July 14th, 2006
9:46 am - since we last spoke....
I have
~locked myself out of my house (had to fork over 60 bucks to get back in)
~seen superman returns with Tommy
~seen pirates of the caribean twice
~saw Alison in NC and had interesting conversation
~went to NC to the dentist and then leave that dentist establishment so I can now find someone closer and in charleston (i am insured now)
~saw friends in NC I hadn't seen in two years (they are coming in september for a visit, I can hardly wait)
~saw my parents and brother
~FINALLY got to go to the beach since I moved down here (with my boyfriend and his friends)
~gotten paid (always a good thing)
~worked way toooo much (I hate the drive)
~got a few new clothes

so that is life right now

you guys have fun at pete yorn this weekend....call if you feel like it

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Friday, July 7th, 2006
11:52 am - couch surfing
so last night started couch surfing trip home to NC number one, the next trip will be sometime in september. I haven't been home since March and haven't seen my parents since April, haven't cut, trimmed etc my hair since December, so it is looking scary, ha! And I'm going to the dentist. Last night the lovely Alison and Lori entertained me after my 2 and half hour drive to charlotte with *interesting* conversation and some alcohol. Tonight I am having dinner with my parents and bro to celebrate the two july birthdays (mom and chris's) and sleeping on their couch, tomorrow greensboro to see lauren, nick and millie and sleep on lauren and nick's couch and sunday hopefully brunch at village tavern in gboro before I head back to charleston. The first three days i have had off in a row in almost three months, I am super excited.

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Monday, June 26th, 2006
8:52 am - i sooo needed this
Getting drunk with Karla and Daniel on top of a roof at a bar and then driving to the beach and drinking on the sand was just what I needed after the weird and fucked up week I just had. Stuffed peppers at Julie and soon to be Eric's was pretty cool too. One of my best friends from high school is moving down here to live with his fiance and we are going to both work at two different drug stores in the same city. Its too random and funny. I start summerville in about two hours and I'm not excited, is this wrong?

and I'm trying to be optimistic about other situations in life....

current mood: optimistic

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Monday, June 19th, 2006
8:19 pm - these look like a lot of fun....
July 21 2006

Matt Nathanson
House of Blues-Myrtle Beach

Opening for Pink

july 27
RYAN ADAMS and the cardinals
at the house of blues n. myrtle beach

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Sunday, June 11th, 2006
8:57 am - i'm in georgia
Kim's wedding is going to be so much fun, me and Edie and her husband spouted out ideas left and right, she chose the PERFECT location. Its outside, the reception is inside, they cater at the same place and they have a bar, which is the exciting part, we have so many photographic ideas for the bar with both the bride and groomsmen and the groom and the ladies. The bar shots are going to rock. 7pm at night is going to be gorgeous and Kim's entertaining family will be there. Oh how i have missed seeing my childhood best friend. I'm so glad she asked me to be apart of her special day.

Last night we ate at carrabas, and kim paid for our dinner. Again not expecting that.

All in all a good weekend, good break from work and a way to get out of the state. I may shoot a wedding at the end of the month with Edie for practice and a little cash flow. we'll see. I get to meet Tommy's dad today as well, I have already met his mom, one by one I may meet all the family.

my new lens came in the other day and she is beautiful!!! I'm so excited to use her!!!

current mood: excited

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Thursday, May 25th, 2006
4:46 pm - its hot
I forgot to mention that the guy who was greg (thomas gibson) on dharma and greg came into my eckerds last weekend, he was really nice in person, but I was too starstruck to get his autograph I just printed his two rolls of film and sent him on his way.

and the new famous bowls at kfc as weird as corn, pototoes, gravy, popcorn chicken and three cheese blend sounds like a clogged artery convention, is not too bad. Its actually quite tasty.

I shot on bull island today, it was hot, entertaining and beautiful. I think I'm sunburnt even if I did put on sunblock. I saw some alligators.

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Saturday, May 13th, 2006
9:10 am - ugh
I have strep throat and it sucks! They shot me with some steroids in my hip which hurt after but, not during and perscribed me drugs to take for the next ten days. Oh and I will still be working too, cause I need the money and I don't want my lab to go to shit in just two days. What have I gotten myself into?

current mood: annoyed

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Thursday, May 11th, 2006
8:47 pm - day one.....
I have to do some rebuilding and maybe some teaching at the new lab, it is definatly going to challenge me. And I have already had two paper jams, a maintence and operations class and slightly pissed a customer off. I just hope I don't crack under pressure :(

current mood: exhausted

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