Forgive me in advance...this may be more of a rant
1) Get out of this cheap apartment!
I live in an old church that's been broken down into 3 apartments. I'm guessing it was built about 100 years ago. In addition to the bats that fly in here every fall (my bed has a mosquito net over it:trout: ) and the squirrels that come down the chimney, get stuck in the walls and claw at walls until they eventually die
in the walls
, I have very thin wall and obnoxious neighbors. At this moment, I am listening to my upstairs neighbor on the phone. First he was yelling at 1 of his kids (F-inheimers everywhere
). Then he was catching up with an old friend, complaining about how he can't find a job (oh, I hope he loses that apartment!), and now he's on the phone with a prospective employer trying to arrange a job interview. I can hear everything! This genius decided to move himself and his 3 juvenile deliquent teenage sons
into a 2-bedroom
apartment. Since they have moved in last summer, the police:redlight: were called b/c I guess one of the kids stole a car, my next door neighbors have informed me that one of the kids routinely climbs a tree to get into his bedroom late at night and at least 3-4 times a week, dad just goes on a profanity-filled screaming rant on his kids
lasting anywhere from 10 minutes to a 1/2 hour. Now he's talking to someone about how he wishes he had a phone book for our area & I almost want to run mine up there just to let him know that I can hear absolutely everything he's saying up there. I feel like I'm living in an episode of Good Times.
2) Heat my home
. :Snow: I'm such a cheapskate...can you blame me? I'm an unemployed nursing student! I will sit here and absolutely freeze before I touch that thermostat. Makes for really productive studying sessions!
3) Get another dog
for my dog, Scrubs
, to play with. I got this dog because once I got into the nursing program, I quickly realized I couldn't go out and socialize:biere: anymore and I was just dying of loneliness inside my home. He's a pound puppy, & I know he misses someone to play with.
4) Buy Christmas gifts
. :Present1: Before school started, I would go all out for Christmas. Now I'm living off money my mom's saved up for me & school loans and I feel guilty spending it on Christmas gifts for her. I think that's been the biggest downer for me about nursing school...showing up empty handed on Christmas. And leaving with more gifts that I can handle
5) Get cable TV
. I've never allowed myself to get cable. I could never justify it b/c even when I was working, I was living paycheck to paycheck and if the car ever broke down, or whatever, I'd have to borrow the money from my mom. I can't wait for Lifetime, A&E, E!,
6) Thank my instructors:flowersfo
. There's one in particular that really went out of her way to whip my butt into shape & I know she thinks I don't appreciate it...I can't wait to let her know how much she helped me!
7) Get my teeth fixed
. The last time I went to the dentist, which would be the last time I had health insurance, which would be almost 2 years ago, he told me that I had 12 cavities
. And my insurance ran out before I could get any of them filled. I'll bet I have at least 20 of them now. Are you guys all picturing me as some toothless-wonder now:lol_hitti? I swear I'm not...you can't see any of my cavities. And I can't feel them...yet:uhoh21: .