Marriage Updates and More!

So, due to last week being busier than I anticipated, I didn’t make a blog post. Needless to say, the internet service at my fiance’s house was spotty after Hurricane Irma. Luckily, we didn’t suffer any major damage and no injuries, so I survived my first hurricane pretty easily.

I also wanted to take time to blog now because the rest of this week is going to be even more hectic. Tomorrow, September 22nd, I’ll be getting married! We’re going to a courthouse for a brief ceremony surrounded by friends and family (I was never one to have a big “dream” wedding), and then heading off to a nice restaurant to say our vows and enjoy a tasty dinner. Hopefully we’ll all have room for some wedding cake afterwards, and then we’ll be going off by ourselves to stay overnight at a hotel for some alone time. We then plan to spend Saturday celebrating our post-wedding with our circle of friends since a couple of them are unable to come tomorrow, and Sunday will continue our trend of taking my parents out somewhere cool for their vacation.

I’ll probably write a more detailed blog about these events next week, and as far as my green card goes, we’ve gotten a consultation appointment set up on October 4th. However, I’d like to mention that from here on out, I can’t guarantee I’ll have a blog up every week like I’ve usually tried to do. I’m thinking of doing my usual horror-themed string of blogs for October, though, so we’ll see if I can pull that off. I just read Stephen King’s “Gerald’s Game” and am thinking about seeing the Netflix movie, plus my fiance and I saw the “It” remake yesterday, so maybe I’ll make some of my entries about his work. We’ll see when the time comes, as we’ll be taking our honeymoon to California midway through the month as well.

I’m just so happy to finally be at this point in both our relationship and the visa process. This is basically the endgame to what we started back in November last year, and I’m relieved we had a smooth ride getting to it (hurricane notwithstanding). Until next week!

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Semi-Important Update

So, next Tuesday will officially kick off the final steps of my visa process. I’ll be heading to Montreal for a medical exam and then to my aunt’s house in Ontario until Friday. Since my fiance is only available to join me for my interview at the end of the month, I’ll at least have my parents for company/support this time. I’m excited to get it over with and visit Montreal for the first time as well.

However, because of this, I might not get to blog until next weekend or possibly not at all. It’ll come down to time and, honestly, whether I’m in the mood to or not. That’s not to say I have nothing to talk about either. I’m very slowly playing my way through “Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia” (fun so far) and I’m going to wrap up watching Season 5 of “House of Cards” tonight (decent overall). I might even decide to talk about spending time with my aunt, her boyfriend, and my cousin. We’ll see as the week progresses.

So, tune in next week or possibly the week after for more from me. And as a side note, despite this year feeling like it’s going by fast, I’m happy we’ve put the cold weather behind us. Bring on summer!

Post-Trip Update!

Hey everyone! So, it’s been about a week since I came back from Miami, and as you’ve been able to tell over the past month or so, I’ve slacked off royally. Part of that was because I wanted to spend more non-computer time with my man, and the other part was general laziness. I’m still glad I caught up with the Dresden series and got to meet my first real TV crush, James Marsters, but I realize it’s been almost a month without me blogging and it’s time to get back into my groove.

Aside from the overall trip being a blast as always, I came away from it with a couple video games to play and a few TV shows to try out. I now consider myself a “Steven Universe” fan (though if you asked me which I prefer, I’d still pick “Gravity Falls”). I’m giving the new “Ash vs. the Evil Dead” series a shot, so time will tell if I decide to follow through with it. I’m even planning to rewatch older shows such as the short-lived “The Dresden Files,” which was VERY loosely based on the books, and “Danny Phantom,” which I saw a good chunk of back in the day.

As for games, I played “Gravity Falls: Legend of the Gnome Gemulets” which, while pretty and humorous, was on the mediocre side as far as games go. I loved Ubisoft’s Rayman games and it borrowed heavily from those, but the overall package left me wanting more. I’m holding out hope that more games will be made with the license because of how much that could be done with it. I also bought and started “Chibi Robo: Zip Lash” and so far find it pretty fun, if a bit less quirky and interesting than either the original game or “Park Patrol.” And, thanks to it, I also bought my very first amiibo despite still not owning a Wii U! …Then I followed that up with buying the pink Yarn Yoshi one as well. I’m a sucker for all things cute.

At this point, I soon have to start the job hunt again, but until that happens I’ve been helping my mom with everything possible (cleaning, cooking, menial tasks, etc.) due to her sore arms (one that needs surgery in the near future). So, even if a lot of the exciting stuff I’ve experienced is now behind me, I’ll still continue to post at least a blog a week from this point on. Stay tuned!

Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to my new blog! My name is Laura, and I’ve decided to get back into blogging after three years of doing zilch. This is my first venture using WordPress because I figured, “Hey, why not start fresh?” So, let’s get down to business – just what is this blog going to be about?

Well, to put it simply, anything and everything. It’s a place where I want to share my thoughts and opinions with you. I want to use this as a platform to express myself as thoroughly and coherently as possible.

Why is it called my “honest” ramblings? I don’t want to hold back. Anything I feel like ranting or raving about I want to express here, in however much detail as I want. I’m tired of abandoning blogs that I’ve tried to launch on the premise of a particular idea. For example: My last blog was meant for me to keep up with and comment on the news. Due to my own laziness, it never made it to that point whatsoever. 

With this blog, I hope to rectify my past blogging failures by giving myself the freedom to speak about whatever’s on my mind on any given topic. If I can even have others discuss those topics with me here, even better. So, for anyone who cares to read my musings, feel free to comment if you want to and please enjoy. 🙂