Hello all!!!! Wow, it's been over a year already?? Holy camoly!
Well, I guess I should catch you all up... I'll TRY to keep it short, but it has been a year after all...
Last I was on here Jay and I were moving to NY (Jay had a job opportunity that we couldn't pass up) When we arrived in NY we found out that the company he was going to work for JUST hired 6 people and now couldn't afford to hire him (would have been nice to know a little sooner....). Also find out that the apartment we were going to rent is no longer available. So here we are in this little middle-of-nowhere town, no jobs, no place to stay, and about $400 in our pocket. Stay in a motel for about 2 days and decide to move on. Jay's mom agrees to let us stay with her in Boston until we can get back on our feet. That lasts about 2 weeks, and move in temporarily w/ a friend. Stay there about a month (during which time we both find jobs, unfortunately they're both part-time). Go back to stay with his mom again, this time we only last a week (Jay and mama don't always get along...). Homeless and living in the car, we think I'm pregnant. We live in the car for about a week and I decide that if I really am prego (which I had every symptom and was super late) that I don't want to be living in a car or shelter - call MY mom (in Texas) and start heading down south. Now, at the time mom is still married and we live w/ her and her husband. About 2 weeks before new years he starts going a little cukoo in the coco and kicks us out, mom too. We (the three of us, me, Jay, and mom) stay at my grandparents until the first week of January (sleeping on the couch, love seat, and recliner).
Finally! Things are starting to look up. In October I started working at a school district, part-time, as a clerk, and now Jay finally finds a job (still part-time). We also find a three bedroom house that is very cheap and has the perfect layout. We bring home a puppy from our friend's dog's litter (her name is Snowflake, I'll post pics), a few months later we adopt a stray kitten who looked so mangy we couldn't help but take her home. Well wouldn't you know it, two nights later another stray, about the same age, shows up at our door. No, they aren't related, the one we intentionally brought home came from a neighborhood miles and miles away. First kitten is all white so naturally we called her cracker, the second kitten is all white so we called him blackie (yeah, I know, real original - I didn't choose the kittens' names, I got to choose the dog's).
After a year at the school district they offer me a full-time permanent position. Different department but that's not a bad thing, I love my job. Jay is currently out of work (got laid off, then hired by a friend of the family, quit b/c the guy was a dick, went back to work for him 'cause he was being nicer, then quit again b/c dude started being a dick again), so things are a little tight.
Oh yeah, in May Jay's mom died so we made a trip up to Boston for the funeral. Jay stayed for a month to take care of the house and get things straightened out. We still don't have a cause of death, there are uncertain circumstances but that's a whole different post.
I'm going to school, again, but this time I love it. I'm studying Advertising Design, just starting my first week of my third semester.
Oh - I almost forgot! I was pregnant, unfortunately I miscarried at the end of the third month. We had started thinking of names and Jay came up with Jimlas (Jesus Is My Lord And Savior), to which I said "no way", and suggested instead Wyatt Wylie Jay Dolan (that way the baby still has Jay's name AND the initials spell WWJD). No, we didn't think of girl names. We want a boy. I'm sure we would be just as happy with a girl, but with Jay's genes, there are very good chances it would have been a boy.
I'm actually in class right now - bored, I pretty much know everything the teacher is teaching (it's a very basic beginning to Adobe Illustrator). I can't wait to get into the stuff I don't know. That's when the fun begins!
Any ways, this is long enough for now...
Hope all is well with everyone, leave me a message! Let me know how you've been!!