Me! Pete!

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I haven't posted in a while. I've been SUPER busy. With the house and the wedding going on I haven't really been online much at all. But I don't mind too much, because everything has just been wonderful. Even if I had to change my maid of honour at the last minute, I'm fortunate enough to have people ready to help me out without much notice.

Anyway, life is great. I have a beautiful home (it needs a clean and some unpacking still - but it IS my home and I feel completely comfortable here). I have a good life (sure the job sucks, but I'm getting enough of a wage to support the home and the people within it comfortably so it's not all bad).

I have a perfect almost-husband.

Did I mention I'm getting married in less than a week? Because I totally am.

I am fortunate enough to be getting married to my perfect match in life. I have never been so loved, nor have I ever loved so much. However shit my life has been in the past and however badly I have been treated, being here with him makes it all worth it. This week away from him is going to be one of the hardest weeks ever, but it will be worth it to walk down the aisle towards my lifemate and join him for the rest of our lives.
Me!

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So there we have it. The keys to my very first home. After all that paperwork and running around, I actually own the house. Pictures of it will be coming eventually.

Picked up the keys first thing in the morning. Mum and I drove over to read the meter and check everything was in order (like they were in fact the right keys for one, which they were). Before I got into bed this afternoon we had two and a half rooms almost entirely stripped of wallpaper. We were left with the bits we couldn't reach and one wall of woodchip paper. We had lunch, slept for a couple of hours and then headed back to the house with tools and ladders and whatnot. Managed to get the bits off the top from one room, most of the livingroom done, started on the woodchip. That will require water and more work tomorrow.

So! Tomorrow, we finish the stripping and hopefully start papering!

I now have a proper address and things.
So if anyone wants or needs my address for anything, just drop me a line and I'll let you know!

Happy Kel is happy! :)
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Death1 - Coffee

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My wedding dress has been made for me. In a matter of weeks it will have the fitting done. The wedding won't be huge, but I will have some very dear people there that I haven't seen for far too long. And I have made lots of wonderful new friends over the past few months that I hope will be in my life for a long time, just as I am happy that those reading this are in my life.

My mortgage is well under way, and I shall be in my wonderful home early next month with luck. Maybe earlier if things go well!

I have already begun purchasing the items I will need to live there, my brand new washing machine arrives tomorrow. We're looking at paint and curtains and rugs and all that domestic bliss.

I am getting promoted at work. A proper one, with a raise and everything.

I am deeply loved, and I am eternally grateful for the chance to know what that feels like. I get to spend this weekend with the man I love, and this will be the last time either of us have to fly before he moves up here to be with me permanently in just a few weeks.

In short, I couldn't be happier right now. How did I ever get so lucky to have all these wonderful things happen to me?
How are you?
Writing Heart

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When doing that recent meme I was surprised to discover that one of the things that popped up several times was the fact people seem to think I should write more. Why, I have no idea. To be fully honest I didn't think that many people actually read the things I wrote. But you're all perfectly right of course - I have neglected it entirely of late. But I'm starting to feel so much more settled in myself lately I should pick it up again. Thanks to those that pointed it out.

Now, I know there's plenty of people on my friends list who really aren't interested in reading original fiction by amateur writers and that's fine. As such, I will happily make a filter. I did consider using my NaNoWriMo community ( kelnano ) but then I'll probably end up getting all mixed up come November. I'm really that dense sometimes.

If anyone wants to be on that filter in order to read my drivel, simply raise a hand here. Anyone who wants it will be accepted without question. Anyone who doesn't want it won't be causing me offence, each to their own and all that. I can't promise quality, but I can hope to promise originality at least.

Now to the interesting part. I am hoping to fill in a table. What table you might ask?
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Lady wag

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Challenged by belgatherial and bardiphouka:
IF YOU COMMENT ON THIS JOURNAL ENTRY, I SHALL...
1. Respond with something random about you.
2. Tell you which color you remind me of.
3. Tell you my first memory of you.
4. Tell you what animal you remind me of.
5. Ask you something I've always wondered about you.
6. Tell you my favorite thing about you.
7. Tell you my least favorite thing about you.
8. Challenge you to post this on your journal.

I haven't done a good meme in aaaaagees!
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Death1 - Coffee

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To go to Florida, or not to go to Florida: that is the question.

Seriously. Florida or Japan.
I can't decide.

I'm supposed to be in Florida at the end of June. But then there's the honeymoon to consider. And the honeymoon is supposed to be in Japan.
Of course, I could just do both. But that's an issue of time. I'd have to do one next year, what with all the wedding planning and stuff taking up most of my holidays.
I could take a break and not go anywhere this year. It's not like I have to.
Or maybe just stick a pin in the map and go.

...

Can you believe Eilidh is almost five?!
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I think I am closer to making a decision on what to do about housing. Looking at my options, and seeing the way things work around here, I may try for a while in council accommodation. A lot of the council flats are actually in the same blocks as the private ones I've been looking at so I know they're great quality and decent areas. But I'd be paying a fraction of the cost, and the only downside is that I would not really officially own the property for a few years. But that gives us time to build up enough money and get a really good mortgage, thus a house. Hopefully. Besides, with there only being two of us for the time being I don't suppose we really need three+ bedrooms and a garden yet. Gardens just need taken care of and that's boring. Let the council do it.

On the other hand the lure of owning property is a strong one. I have a good enough mortgage on my own to more than cover the cost of the first flat we viewed and it's a really really nice place. I could afford the second one too, but I am not as sold on that one, despite the rooms being huge.

Back in Luton in May for my fiancé's birthday.
I am decidedly pleased about this because I miss him so much right now.
Been sleeping on his side of the bed, cuddling the bear he bought me and making the best of his lingering smell before mum does laundry and I can't wrap myself up in it any more.

My neighbour with leukaemia (and face, liver, bone and God-knows-what other kinds of cancers) sadly passed away finally. It's for the best, her quality of life had vanished. The funeral is today and sadly it is at such an awkward time I will be unable to attend (work won't give us time off for funerals unless we're directly related, and they're even stingier about it to us nightshifters because they seem to think we stay up all day and work all night with no ill effects at all or something).

I'm going back for more blood tests next week.
Sooner or later they're going to work out what's wrong with me and fix it. Hopefully without any more of these massive pills they're making me take. Blech.
Brunette

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Pete's back in Luton, I'm sitting here with a drink and a (freshly formatted and upgraded) laptop on my knee once more. We had a lovely, wonderful week together. We're closer and closer to both getting our first home and the wedding. We've viewed one place, I have another viewing tomorrow and we've put some bids in on some of the more awesome council places available. Fingers crossed we get the really nice ones with some luck.

And yet I find myself in the kitchen to take my horse pill (seriously, I swear they made these things for horses - they're huge) and for a moment I reach out for the kettle and the coffee to make Pete a drink too.

Hm. Some habits are good ones, and become habit quickly.

Not long until I'll get to do that again.

Also - We saw Kick-Ass while he was here.
If you haven't seen it, do. We loved it.

If I ever have a daughter, I want her to be just like Hit Girl.

Pete also showed me District 9 which I loved too.