We decided to get a dog because John has been wanting one since the day we got married, but we rescued Corey first so John was always a little sad.
Well now we have Shawn and he’s so adorable but he’s not potty trained yet and I don’t know how to take care of a dog let alone potty train a dog and he poops and pees everywhere and I’m constantly cleaning and sanitizing and febreezing because I don’t want our pretty house to be gross and someone help me before I lose my mind.
SOS. Send help. Stat.
School has been going so well! Most of my classes are simple and fun. But Week 5 is always the week of the first tests! Here it seems that it is even more hard to focus on school work and studying! Last weekend we decided to spend the weekends with our friends watching movies, going hiking and just hanging out. Normally I would freak out and stress out but surprisingly Hawaii is rubbing off on me. My attitudes have changed to that of much more calm and not stressed. Which is doing wonders for my skin. (I kid, I kid haha) But really it’s nice to not be in a state of complete stress all the time. I’ve taken two of four tests and I feel really confident on them all! It’s a really great feeling to feel accomplished when I feel like I have so much on my plate!
John and I are definitely learning to balance my new full schedule. I’m not home all the time like I used to be where I can clean and cook all the time so it’s definitely an adjustment. But we are working on it. John has been so helpful with cooking, because that is not my favorite thing to do when I get home after a long day. He’s great, the food wellllllll it’s edible. :)
Corey had his neuter surgery today! I was so worried about him but the vet said he did well and we can pick him up this afternoon! He’s my baby and the vet said hopefully in 7 days he will be back to normal! I just love him!
So yesterday was my first official day back at school! Yay!
It was so much fun I love getting back into the classroom and learning. I guess I never realized it until I was out of school but learning really is a passion. I’m taking 6 classes this semester. Economics, two Travel Industry Management classes (my major), French, a computer class, and Communications! It’s a great mixture of classes.
The campus here is confusing but I’m not sure if that’s because it’s actually confusing or because I am new here. In time we’ll learn I guess. The campus is beautiful. There is so many trees and plants and most of everything is so green! You can’t really see the ocean from here but that’s okay you have a good view of he city so that’s nice. It rains on campus every day. Where the campus is situated it falls between two very large mountains so the rain is a constant thing. Even if the sun is out.
I’m actually really looking forward to this semester. I’m hoping that it will go by fast but I don’t even think I’d be mad if it didn’t. :)
-playing video games
-going on adventures on a Tuesday afternoon
-playing with the cat
-even cleaning, like how weird is that
But getting to do all these things with my best friend is just so cool. I don’t have any other way to explain it except very very cool. :)
There was a lot of hype with Tropical Storm Iselle and Hurricane Julio. It was being said on every news station to prepare for the worst. Power outages, heavy rain, and flooding were all in the forecast throughout the week so we prepared.
Being newlyweds and pretty young, we had no idea what to expect nor how to prepare so most of my week was spent on the phone with my mother trying to figure out if this is something to be worried about or not. She, being my ever worried mother, told me to prepare like it was the apocalypse!
(*John and I soon after dubbed these storms the hurricane ‘pocolypse*)
So in accordance with my mom and the local news channels John and braved the flocks of people to buy canned food, flashlights, batteries, and one of the very last cases of water at the commissarry.
(*Sidenote: You would be surprised how fast bottled water went, as if we don’t live on a rock surrounded by water.)
Nevertheless, we were as prepared as two 20 something newlyweds could ever be. I was very proud of myself too, I had stored all of our containers with fresh water and even filled our tub up with water in case we needed extra water to wash things or even flush the toilet. I was prepared for the worst.
Well, the worst never came. We had about half a days worth of sun showers, some broken twigs, and loss of power for all of 3 minutes. Probably the most uneventful first hurricane ever. Granted I am very happy we didn’t get the brunt of the storm, the Big Island got most of it (keeping them in my prayers), it still would have been nice to use my 4 cans of tuna I bought in preparation for the "worst sequence of hurricanes in 20 years".
Of course it would have been nice to have a good story to tell I am more than thankful we don’t. Since the “storms” it has been nice and sunny with not a drop of rain. I’m just going to assume this is what people talk about when referring to Hawaii weather because Lord knows I could get used to this.
John has been on con leave (basically like sick leave) for 28 days. Today was his first day back at work and he found out he has a 4 day weekend. 😂