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I've finally started reading A Game of Thrones. I like it. It's intriguing and enjoyable and isn't difficult to read. But I'm having trouble keeping up with all the switching between characters. Does it ever stop? I was having a hard time sorting out who's who between them all until I did the stupid thing and started watching the TV show as well. That made it easier to keep up with each of the characters, making the story line as a whole more put together and fluid for me. After watching the first four episodes it made going back and continuing the book a lot easier and I also enjoy having a face to put to each of them. It's probably what makes keeping the characters straight a bit easier as well. Still haven't gotten that far though. I find that I've got too many things I'm trying to keep up with at once.

Since John bought me the Wii, I've been trying to finish each of the games. I already finished The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and that was back before Christmas. I play Mario Kart every now and then. And now I've started on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess which is my favourite Zelda story line to date. But since it was a Gamecube game to start with, the transition to the Wii isn't as...good? The sword movement kinda sucks. But I still like it. Skyward was made for the Wii so the interactive game play is great. Looking forward to going back to it. Then John went and got me a Spyro game. It looks interesting enough so I'm hoping it will be able to hold my attention. I've never played a Spyro game before. Definitely want to get the Donkey Kong Country Wii game. Is there a Wii Pokemon game out yet? That would be cool. =P After that...who knows. Maybe I'll get the WiiFit stuff.

Went to the doctor last Thursday. She confirmed my UTI and prescribed antibiotics. Then we talked about trying to get pregnant and that was all well and good. Went over my symptoms and she asked me again if I was sure I wasn't pregnant. Getting my hopes up but probably all for naught. She ordered a urine sample and blood tests. Went in for blood tests on Monday. They took 7 vials! O_O I cried like a little baby. I seriously hate needles. The worst part is that even though they always say "Just a little sting" and I know it's coming, I freaking JUMP when they prick me. I'm lucky they haven't missed when it happens. And that they didn't need more than 7 vials. And silly John. He actually stood there and watched her take the blood, watched it spurt out of my arm and into the vials. Almost fainted the poor dear. We'll go back in on Friday. I'm expecting the worst, that I've got some weird disease or diabetes or cancer and that I'm definitely not pregnant. John went and googled diabetes symptoms and says that I don't have any so I don't have diabetes. We have no reason to think it's cancer that's just me being a paranoid idiot. And as for some weird random disease, I blame that on catching up with my House episodes. I'm still only on Season 6.

14/02 was uneventful as usual. John keeps saying that I'll cave one year and we'll celebrate it. I don't understand it. It's a needless, consumer-driven day. People choose other days of the year to show loved ones that they love them. Anniversaries, birthdays, other holidays... why do we need this extra special day to buy things for people? It should happen every day, or on some spur of the moment, not because it's dictated by whoever decided to make it a holiday. I barely see happy people celebrating it anymore, it's all about singles bashing it now. Don't just take the man out of romantic, just take the romance out all together and let's do some holiday bashing (and not the good kind either) while we're at it.

Okay okay, no more V-day ranting. The day is over. On to bigger and better things. February is almost over and March will be upon us. March is one of the big birthday months of my year. Lots of birthdays, my own included. I'll be 29 this year. One more year til 30. I'm hoping by this time next year I'll have a little bubby. We'll see.
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No, I think the correct phrase would be "I'm so laaaaaaaaaaaaaame" because I can't keep up a 30-day meme to save my life!  =P

As it goes, it's even harder to try nowadays since I don't have INTERNET.  I'm currently on my mother-in-law's computer using her internet because the company we applied to hasn't gotten back to us yet...and it's been almost three weeks!  *sigh*  I love Australia but there are some things that just aren't quite up to speed yet...  =(

My married life so far?  October 14th is coming up and that will be John's and my 6 month anniversary.  Married for six months and it doesn't feel like much is changed...  Is it bad that it's coming up and I don't feel like it needs to be anything special?  The fact that we don't have that "newlywed sparkle" is worrying me.  But we're happy and content with each other and our lives together that I don't feel the need to make it that spectacular celebratory thing...  Maybe it will be though.  John has a habit of surprising me when I least expect it.  Sweetie that he is.

Things to look forward to:  Spring!!  Spring has started in the southern hemisphere and here in Australia that means FISHING!  Fishing season has started up again.  Gone fishing in the boat twice this past month and haven't got much to show for it, except a metre-long carpet shark on each trip.  Good to catch, not so good to keep.  They apparently don't taste very good.  Without the autumn flare Halloween doesn't have the same feel and Australians--at least in my little corner of Australia--don't really celebrate it very much either.  Not so bad for me because I've never really felt the desire to dress up, but I do miss the opportunity to get together and party with the friends.

After that, November!!  John's birthday is on the fourth, and while I've already bought him his birthday/Christmas gift: a brand spanking new shiny as hell XBOX that came with two games.  I still want to do something for him, though I'm not sure what...  He'd be happy if I did something small like cook him dinner, because I can't cook for crap, and he's been trying to teach me so that might be nice.  He doesn't work during the day though so it's not like I can surprise him with it when he gets home from work or anything.  Just letting him spend the day being lazy playing the XBOX and then making him dinner is an idea though...we'll see.  John's decided to let me have a Thanksgiving.  We didn't do it last year and since it's not an Australian holiday it wasn't really thought about until after the fact.  I missed Thanksgiving last year how crap is that?  An opportunity to pork out on yummy foods and delicious goodies and I missed it!!  lol I'm such a food junkie it's gross.  But it'll be fun teaching some of the Thanksgiving foods of my family to the natives.  Mom and dad might be coming out too, they haven't said anything specific yet but they mentioned they were thinking about it.

December!  Christmas in summer...  We'll see what happens.  I went back to the states for the Christmas and New Year's holidays last year so this one will be the first without my family.  That's going to be weird.  No staying over at mom and dad's Christmas Eve...no waking up for Christmas morning breakfast...no spending the day with the usual family and friends...  But it's still a couple months away so there's time to figure things out.  And then New Year's...that's apparently a big celebration (aka "drinking time") for the aussies and I'm not much of a drinker anymore so it'll be interesting.

I've started working at the bakery two days a week, and every other Saturday.  It was a bit odd because they kinda threw me in there without any real training.  But it's pretty simple and easy to do, just constantly working, like the restaurant was but not as busy in it's busiest time.  It's a popular bakery, full of typical Aussie (and English) foods and whatnot.  Meat pies of various types, pasties, sausage rolls and smoke-o's, slices and tarts and yummy things, some of them not so yummy.  It's a good introduction to what John will be expecting for his bakery once he starts it up so it's a good experience.  =)

I think that's it for now...deciding whether or not to have another wedding ceremony and reception here for the aussie side of the family.  If we do, we'll do it in April as a re-dedication of our vows for our one year anniversary...what to do what to do!!

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