A lot of things have happened since we last "spoke".
I moved into a one bedroom for 6 months only to realize that I can barely live without my dear Allie P. So, we opted to move into a two-bedroom in the same complex, and I'd say we're pretty happy. :) The funny thing is, is that it's a bit like the Odd Couple. Since we last lived together, she has become the neat one, and I am still the slob. Now, I'm not messy in the I-leave-food-out-for-months kind of way, but I do leave my clothes and nonsense on the floor. Not intentionally though. Methinks it's the ADD.
Which speaking of, I believe has become a bit worse. On some days when I don't take my Adderall, I feel like I'm going to burst with all of the energy that I have in my body, and in order to do that I have to move or make some weird noise. (I know,it's weird.) Let me say that I noticed this when I was little, but I don't remember it being this bad. So, when I go to my doctor, I'm going to talk with him about it. I mean, I don't mind it, but I know the people around me do.
That leads me to Keith. :) My wonderful Keith. He's a Texas State Trooper, and he loves it. He went to the academy March of last year, and graduated in September. He'll be getting his own car soon, and he'll be patrolling the highways by himself starting March 30th. He.Is.Thrilled!!
In other big news, I'M ENGAGED!!! :D
Keith surprised me with the whole thing!! Here's how it happened:
It was the morning of September 28th and Keith had just graduated from the Texas State Trooper Academy. All of us (His Mom, Dad, sister, grandparents, my Mom, Misty, Mark, Amy and Chas) were outside chit-chatting with each other and talking about the ceremony and how proud we were of him. Well, I have my back turned to him talking to someone, and suddenly I feel him pull me toward him. I thought he was just being romantic and was going to dip and give me a big ol' kiss. (Well, I was kind of right.) He pulled me into his arms and gave me a big kiss and told me," I love you more than anything in the world." Next thing I know, he's on one knee with a ring in his hand and he said," It would make me so happy if you would be my wife. Will you marry me?" At this point, I'm so gobsmacked it takes me a while to realize that he just proposed. Of course, I said yes, and I started to cry, because I was so happy and completely shocked. I showed everyone the ring and I called everyone of my friends and family. My Mom was so excited she started crying. In fact, I think everyone was crying. It was such an amazing day!
The big day is January 3, 2009, and I cannot wait!!
On top of being engaged, Keith and I added a new addition to our family.
No, not a baby. A bird. :)
His/Her name is Artie, and I love her so! She/He's a Pied cockatiel and it's about 7 or 8 months old. It loves to explore, and we don't know the sex yet because in order to do that you have to have a DNA test. So, I'm just doing what's free and waiting to see if it lays eggs. Keith and I suspect that she's a girl, but we're waiting to find out. (I'll post picture.)
if you happen to be a cockatiel enthusiast, I'd love some tips for training.
That's about it for me. It's time for me to start doing my homework.
Until next time...