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hrrrmmmmmm??????? [Sep. 30th, 2008|04:08 pm]
ashmcperk
it's going to be in the lower 50's tonight. Yay fall!!!!

Things are starting to come together for me. I'm in a pretty good place. Financially we are still struggling but things are getting better, by God's grace.

D is moving out next week, which makes me kind of sad. She has been my best friend for almost ten years now. I'm happy and excited for her and her new life with Joshua and the baby (debuting in May). I guess i shouldn't get all that sad because we did get to where we were fighting a lot. And dav and I will have privacy again!!! we can walk around naked if we so desire... lol...and as aforementioned we'll have the clubhouse (dorothy's old room).

just changes in life i guess.... oh well... c'est la vie, said the old folks. it goes to show you never can tell.

I've really gotten into the House of Night Series by PC and Kristen Cast. It's a series about human teenagers that are "marked" and chosen to go to school to become vampires. If they fail at it they die. if they don't go to the school they die. They have to succeed and become vamps or they die. It's a really good series!! I think I will pick up the latest on my lunch break at Renaissance.

oh well... all for now...

ash
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How much have you changed in 8 years? [Sep. 30th, 2008|03:54 pm]
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8 years ago (2000):

1. How old were you? 18

2. Where did you go to school? senior at Pearl High School

3. Where did you work? Mazzios pizza

4. Where did you live? Brandon Mississippi

5. Where did you hang out? South Jax!! With Dorothy, Kevin, Derek and the gang!!! metrocenter and paradise lanes bowling alley



6. Did you wear contacts? Yeah I have since i was 15

7. Who was your best friend? Dorothy

8. How many tattoos did you have? None (yet)

9. How many piercings? i think two in each ear.

10. What car did you drive? I think it was the 89 T-Bird (thunderchicken!)

11. Had you been to a real party? not really.

12 Had you had your heart broken? I thought it was at the time but it was just high school bs.

13. Were you single? yes

Four years ago (2004)

1. how old were you? math would dicatate, 22. 18+4=22

2. Where did you go to school? Hinds Community College online classes

3. Where did you work? CFS Suntech aka JP Morgan Chase (student loans)

4. Where did you live? with my husband Dav in Belhaven Heights (Heights trash!)

5. Where did you hang out? around belhaven and downtown

6. did you wear glasses ? no

7. who were your best friends? Dav, my mom, Dorothy, Emily

8. How many tattoos did you have? 2

9. how many piercings? I had guaged my ears and gotten an eyebrow ring

10. what car did you drive? 95 taurus (the sled)

11. had you had your heart broken? no... Dav came along and picked up the pieces !!!!

12. Were you single? No i had been married for one year.

13. kids? none that I know of (hahaha)

Today - 2008

1. How old are you ? 26

2. Where do you work? AT&T Mobility

3. Where do you live? Pearl Mississippi

4. do you wear glasses? no

5. who are your closest friends? Dav, Dorothy, my mom, Emmy

6. do you talk to your old friends? some of them

7. how many piercings do you have? same, ears and eyebrow

8 how many tattoos? still just two unfortunately

9. What kind of car do you drive? 03 Taurus (sled version 2.0)

10. has your heart been broken? nope

11. Single? Nope, been married almost six years to my sweetheart Dav :0)

12. How many kids? none yet, but I have two nieces and two nephews!!!
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(no subject) [Sep. 29th, 2008|07:20 pm]
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soooo much has happened recently. I'm 26 now. I just found out my best friend/roommate is pregnant. She is moving out to live with her fiance in two weeks. Excited for her (and for my and Dav's privacy too) but I'm going to miss her of course and things will be a little tight without her help around the house.

Things at work have been going well. I was chosen employee of the month and my stats are looking good again for this month. I've really thought and prayed about trying to get into the leader intern (management training) program. I really like my job and for the most part I'm having a good day. It helps of course that all of my customers have been decent. If I become a manager they won't be so nice probably but i still think it's something I can deal with.

Dav and I want to buy a house. It would actually end up being cheaper than renting now that my friend is moving out. but we have to work on our credit. We have two things in collections now that we are working on paying off. I hope we can have our own place soon, that we can paint any color and put up art prints of Van Gogh and Walter Ingliss Anderson in the living room, have a "clubhouse" we can trash up with ramones and sex pistols posters and music and I can have a place to work on my crafts and Dav can store all of his Star Wars books. I can't wait!!! But apparently I have to wait, at least six months. And maybe, just maybe in another two years or so, we can pop out a little McPerk baby. (i can just imagine how cute our child will be all decked out in chuck taylors and basically a mini version of us :0) )

I've been really artsy lately. I'm crocheting my best friend a baby blanket (in gender neutral colors of course). i've also wanted to start designing clothes and sewing. my head is spinning with ideas!!!! I feel so much happier than i did last year, or even a few months ago. I am getting control and organization back in my life, and that's a good thing.

I've had my struggles too though... anger, frustration over our current financial state.... i've tried not to let it draw me away from God, but closer to Him. I'm still working on that one. Oh well aren't we all spiritual works in progress?
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I'm back finally!!!! [Sep. 9th, 2008|03:50 am]
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OK...
so after a brief 2 year hiatus I am back to LJ!!! I have access on my computer at work (on my breaks) so i'll try to bring everyone up to speed as much as I can in less than 15 minutes.

Dav and I moved from the south Jax house with all the cats. unfortunately we separated for about six month in 2007. We had been arguing a lot and going down a path we didn't like. we never wanted to divorce, only to work things out. long story, but let's just say that my flunking out of nursing school in November 2006 didn't help things much.

Anyway, fast foward to november 2007. We find that we are going crazy without each other, and we've also learned to fight fair. We've worked a lot on our relationship, and I'm very proud. We get a tiny 1 bedroom apt in brandon with no lease and dirt cheap rent. we live there for about six months. my best friend dorothy started staying with us a lot because her living conditions with her roommates sucked. We found a house in Pearl with rent that was just out of our price range, so we decided to take her in as a roomie. We've been there since May of this year and i LOVE IT!!!!

Jobwise, i went thru a series of crappy jobs after flunking from nursing school. I'm talking waiting tables, wal-mart, temping, you name it. Then God blessed me with a great new job at AT&T wireless making more than I've ever made and the benefits are amazing (no more free clinic!!!) I started there in February and LOVE it!!! I work in a call center and have my own desk and everything. not quite my dream of nursing, but it's a start. I'm starting to get interested in advancing up in the company, or I may try another stab at school. undecided right now.

So right now I'm very very happy in my new place, Dav and I are doing awesome. I'm MUCH closer to God and I'm even able to see a shrink now for my anxiety/depression/ocd. and i've been able to kick the cigs... unfortunately we don't have internet at the house now so I can only post at work.

things are sooo much better. my 26th b day is on thursday. hope it doesn't turn into a hurricane party, heh. this is our second hurricane scare in 2 weeks. we had gustav last week, and now Ike may hit a little close to home as well.

Anyway, hope to catch up with my online buddies soon, if you are still out there....

bye for now,
ash
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hey!!! [Sep. 9th, 2008|01:54 am]
ashmcperk
I stumbled upon this old blog and I have access to it on my computer at work!!!

so we're back in business!!!

I'm about to have to get back to work now. more later.... i have soooo much to tell!!!!

xoxoxoxo
ash
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(no subject) [Nov. 28th, 2006|08:58 pm]
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We are soo behind on our bills right now. I'm thinking about debt consolidation. Any opinions on that? The only debt we have is Dav's truck note and two credit cards, but I'm like 3 months past due on the credit cards and two months late on the truck note.

I really really need a full time job. This waiting tables thing isn't cutting it. I plan to try to look around some tomorrow. Today was a lazy day off for me.

By the way, I'm not pregnant and my trip to the GYN yielded normal results. Good news good news. I'd love to have a child but right now I want to be able to get my shit together first, financially and otherwise....
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(no subject) [Nov. 23rd, 2006|10:11 pm]
ashmcperk
So tonight I decided to go to Wal Mart to get a new pullover hoodie (I lost my old one). I decided I would go tonight b/c tomorrow is Black Friday and I'm not touching that place with a ten foot pole. I treat this day like a hurricane... one must prepare in advance so that you won't have to go out on the actual day of.

Anyway, I went to the Wal Mart on Highway 18, which is a shitty one to begin with. I started by going to pick out a new Zippo for Dav. I went to the jewelry department and found a clerk walking around. She told me the jewelry dept wasn't open and to come back in a few minutes. I wandered around for about ten minutes and she finally came back. She carded me (I'm flattered she doesn't think I look 18 when I'm actually in my mid 20's). She actually had to "escort" me up to the checkout with the item where I was prepared to pay. I plopped down a twenty and proceeded to write a check for the rest (we cut up our debit card because of overuse which led to overdrafts b/c we weren't balancing our checkbook properly - you think more about writing a check). Wellll... they ran my check through and said it was declined (even though dav got paid today). They said they couldn't tell me the reason and that I had to call "Telecheck." I got really pissed and muttered some comment like, if I was on welfare or food stamps you wouldn't be giving me such a hard time. I know it wasn't the checker's fault, but still.

I had to put the Zippo back.

Other than that, today was pretty good. I went to both my family and Dav's, and went to work for an hour, then I was sent home b/c it was so slow. Tryptophan city man... zzzzz.......
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(no subject) [Nov. 21st, 2006|02:24 pm]
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Better late than pregnant.
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(no subject) [Nov. 15th, 2006|10:42 am]
ashmcperk
Update:
Frank Melton pled guilty, so now we have a criminal for a mayor.
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In Memory of Blue Cat [Nov. 14th, 2006|04:04 pm]
ashmcperk
A lot has happened recently. My beautiful tortoise shell mama cat Spot disappeared about a week ago. She has disappeared for a day or so before but always returned. I hope she's OK and that some one took her in and that she didn't get run over. Also, yesterday Blue, the cat that we were keeping for a friend, passed away.

My mom had come over to help me straighten up the house and I went to the walk in closet for some clothes hangers. I found Blue stretched out on a pile of clothes (you know, napping cat style) and I called my mom to come in to show her how cute he was. Then she said, I think he's dead. He was. His nose was still cold and wet and he was still kind of warm, but rigor had already begun to set in. I felt soooo terrible. I'd noticed he'd been a little mopey lately (he was normally very outgoing, with a loud meow you could hear from a mile away, and a real lap cat). I'd seen him on Saturday night sleeping all day in my bedroom but thought he was just being a lazy cat. Anyway, he looked pretty peaceful. But how in the world would our friend Debbie take it???

Dav works with her and tolk her in person. She was pretty upset, but didn't blame us. We wrapped him up in a towel for her and put him in a box for a proper burial. We think that he must have just died in his sleep of old age or something. Deb said he was grown when she got him about 6 years ago, so we weren't really sure of his age.

I miss him. I miss how he used to jump up on the roof and serenade us. How he'd jump on my lap and slime me with his incessantly drooly mouth (we took him to the vet and they said that he was fine, maybe just a cold). I still can't help but feel responsible, even though there was nothing I really could have done.

So now we're down to Rameses and Pablo. Ram is my little man, and I don't want to think that he will ever die.



On a different note, I went to an employment place today to look for a full time job. They said they'd fax my resume all around town and let me know. Oh yeah, and I got my cell phone back today from repair so I'm back in business!!! The first call I received on it? A collections call for my credit card! Yarrrr... maybe I should turn it on vibrate....
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