New Year day I took a little trip down to Vegas with a couple of my friends. Mostly just so I could get out and do something, not because it was Vegas (I still don't really care for Vegas, for the record). Anyway, it was fun, and pictures were taken.
First stop was Mimi's because we were all starving. Melissa was thoughtful enough to bring me toys to play with while we were waiting for our food to come .
We went to a mall and found this really pink store. I think Mel was in paradise.
Our hott sunglasses we found at Claire's
Lindsey wanted gelato from the Bellagio, so we went there and wandered the gardens while we were at it.
I've come to the realization on a few different ocassions that I haven't posted pictures of my house since I moved in. This is more or less due to the fact that I am a Lazy Bum and haven't uploaded basically any pictures from my camera(s) to my computer, which makes it rather difficult to post said pictures online.
Allow me to remedy that.
Here are the BEFORE pictures. Notice how brown and Early 80s everything is. (Also how incredibly dirty and disgusting.) (Some of these pictures I may or may not have shown you before.)
Living room looking into the entryway/dining room
Hallway looking into the master bedroom
Apparently I never got pictures of the kitchen before. Or the dining room (of itself). Probably because there was really No Walking Room in either of those two rooms.
I did, however, take a few During the Process photos, as seen below:
New front door! We still haven't stained it... Um. But I do have a rug there, now!
This picture is for you, FeFe. It is my Window Treatment.
The nook thingy in the dining room, Pre-glass and counter-tops.
The kitchen sink area. We raised the ceiling, took out all the cupboards and had new ones built. Also removed all of the appliances (except for the fridge- I still have the same fridge (not pictured))... you get the gist. Do Not have a NOW picture of the kitchen. Yet. But it's awesome.
Dining room window. And cat. (Wuv my snuggley Drawly!) All the windows are also new.
And the office. The shelves were already there, but we gave them a very thorough cleaning. Also have a rug in this room, now, but it's still not quite finished, so, the NOW picture will be forthcoming at a later date. (Probably do not hold me to this statement because it Might Not Come True.)
And now, the most recent pictures. Aka What My House Looks Like Now (more or less):
The Dining Room! Look at my cute, square table. And my cute rug. The entry-way rug and this rug match the rug that go in the office (we bought them to match because I already had one rug for my last apartment in Orem).
The cabinet nook thingy. Also notice my cute Japanese Nativity set (I took all of these pictures in December, right after Christmas). You can also see the reflection of what my view out the dining room window looks like, if you look closely. Also, you can see my china. Only not the pattern of my china. But I do have china!
My living room at Christmas Time! The stereo/speakers you see sitting on the floor are now connected and under/next to the tv. Also, my Christmas Tree isn't up anymore, and neither are any of my other Christmas decorations/lights. (And if my tree looks crooked to you, that's because it is. Drawly felt inclined to climb it, and... it fell. And the top broke off, but Dad "fixed" it. I have a new tree for this year.)
Bonus Picture! My living room at night with only my Christmas lights turned on. I had some on top of the piano, too, as well as one of my lamps, but they didn't photograph very nicely, so... no picture.
My bedroom (master bedroom)
Also my bedroom
I don't think I need to tell you twice.
Still need to take pictures of the bathroom (mine currently has brown paper on the floor because the door needs to be stained (who puts a door to the outside in a bathroom?), and we haven't gotten to that point yet because we are all sissys/too busy and don't like to be outside in the cold. Also, we don't want to let in the cold air.) Also, apparently, need a current picture of my kitchen, office, entryway, and guest bedroom (aka storage room). Also also, I finally found some frames for the pictures I bought in Japantown last June, and we got them hung on the wall above my dresser. I'm very fond of the way that turned out and I may want to take a picture of that.
Clearly we still have a few little projects to do, and I need to get some shelves for all of my dolls so that I can move them over, but I am more or less settled and Drawly and I feel very at home and happy with our living situation at the moment. Someday we may find a way to get me internet into my office. Until then... I'll keep up the sporadic updates.
You're welcome, Kaiyo. But don't be too surprised if, just randomly, my soundtrack appears again one day. (I hope it catches you when you're in class and that you have your volume up to maximum. THAT would be awesome.)
Also, my parents and I were walking around the park this morning (thanks, FeFe), and it was kind of misting. And then it started raining and there were puddles on the ground and I went "Oh. Hello, water. nice of you to be in my shoe, soaking my socks because I have a hole in my soul. I mean sole." Both shoes, btw. So I am now the proud owner of two new pairs of shoes, both of which are very dry. Also, I was smart enough to bring extra pairs of socks, even though I wasn't smart enough to bring different shoes.
And can I just tell you that Anaheim still feels like home to me? A very expensive home, but I could still live here again. Someday. When I, you know, have money.
Anyway, headed back to the park in just a bit, where I will be meeting the Trifecta. FeFe gets to face one of his greatest fears, because we are going on Pinocchio, and there will be a whale jumping out at him, and it will be awesome. I still need to go on Small World, too, and a few other rides. Not like I won't be back again, though. We all know I have Disney in my bones (even if I do never want to work for Disney again).
Fun fact: Tomorrow will be my third doctor appointment within approximately one month's time. Why? Because I am pretty sure I still have an ear infection (or two?) and, probably, sinus infection. I was trying to hold off going to the doctor again until next week when I get back from California, but... when I started getting dizzy at work today just because I was scrolling the screen down on the computer, I figured that was a Bad Sign and therefore... doctor.
But I tell you what, if she says I can't eat calcium again, I may throw a fit. (That made for a really long 10 days last time.)