Hello Everyone, Cindy here.
It's been a while since I've updated you on my life (if anyone actually reads my journals to hear about that
Anyway~ Life's been kind of bleh lately.
and I Have as of today 128 days to go until our wedding, and though we're excited, we still have a lot of rocky waters ahead. We've basically got the whole wedding/reception/honeymoon planned and paid for and We've completed our marriage prep retreat ( thank god) and now we will be paired with a sponsor couple. This nice couple meets with us 2-3 times and discusses some things that may cause fights/problems with marriages and helps us to get a better grasp on marriage before we say I do ( fun part of catholic wedding prep) but this isn't the hard part.
Mike and I are both Unemployed at this point, he's a college grad with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice, And I'm a Licensed Practical nurse. Mike's in training though to receive his Class B CDL license so he can drive school buses, dump trucks etc and hopefully secure a job doing that so long as he passes the exam on April 2nd,and I'm currently hunting for a job in the medical field. Hopefully we can get jobs asap so we can secure a place to live, since no apartments want to allow our 60lb Mexican Hairless dog Roxie as a tenant and I refuse to break the promise I made to take care of her and love her when I adopted her.
Once we get a home we'll be sitting better but until then We'll be a bit uneasy. So if you could keep us in your thoughts or pray for us(if you pray) we'd really appreciate it.
Also unfortunately two of my pet koi passed this month because of a power outage to their indoor pond, the two largest fish (the two adult koi) didn't get enough air in the water, and they died, leaving now 5 live fish ( 2 baby koi and 3 shubunkin) We're hoping it warms up out side soon so the fish can go back to their bigger pond outside and enjoy the small water fall too and better air circulation that my brothers and I installed. We hope to get another all black koi and all white koi, soon but they will be greatly missed.
On a good note, I've recently been a crafting mad woman, I've tried my hand at sculpey, crochet, sewing, soap/ and candle making, baking and many other things. I must say they all really lighten my mood, so if you have any requests I'll do anything for you and ship it to you
heads up though any thing crocheted ( blankets, pot holders, hats scarves etc) take me forever to do but they look really nice especially for a noob
Also I just purchased and assembled my very own walk in greenhouse about 5' by 5', and I'm growing a ton of plants
(LONG LIST IS AS FOLLOWS)
. I have japanese cherry trees, spearmint, PEPPERMINT, 8 varieties of roses , Lily of the valley, day lily, hydrangeas, forsythia, wisteria, lilac, butterfly bushes, shrub roses, snap dragons, marigolds, pansy's, impatients, sunflowers, moon flowers, baby's breath, alyssum, dragons blood sedum, lobelia, salvia, 3 types of tomatoes, jalapenos, bell peppers, cauliflower, sweet corn, carrots, spaghetti squash, parsley, lettuce, cattails, aloe vera, ginkgo biloba, chamomile, white carnations, red/white mix carnations, pink/red bud eastern flowering trees, st johns wort, blue balloon flowers, venus flytraps, lavender and any other seeds i come across in the near future.
All of the above have medical properties that i intend to use to help heal common ailments such as joint pain, etc. These plant's once they start to grow and blossom, they'll be made into tinctures ( like a paste) and such to be applied to help people. Once they're done I'll let you know and I'll gladly send stuff to any one who wants it.
I hope to post more of my sketches/drawings and photo manips for you soon, but i'm having issues with the scanner/ computer so I'll keep trying...
Well that's it basically for now.
Thanks for reading.
Like I said before if you could keep Mike and I in your thoughts and prayers (if you pray) I'd appreciate it.