Sun, Jul. 16th, 2006, 07:44 pm
I have the internet again! I'm all moved into the new place.
I didn't disappear tragically. I'm ok.
I shall update soon! :)
Wed, Jun. 21st, 2006, 08:01 am
I think if I dismantle my computer, I'll get more packing done.
That being said. I'll be away until at least Sunday.
My house is a mess, the destination house is a mess. All is well! :)
I have a LOT to do.
Packing and Yard Sale Prep today, tomorrow and Friday. Ikea Thursday. Yard Sale Saturday. Moving Saturday and Sunday.
I don't want to move my couches again. It's very tempting to just sell them or leave them here. :) Free couches!
Norah's doing well at school. Learning, playing with kids.
I'll elaborate more on life and stuff when I have some time.
I've met my 8:00 internet quota for the day. And most of that was spent at the Ikea website.
8:01 gotta go! :)
Just some bullet points regarding the last two weeks until I can write a real update.
The wedding went well. Not much has changed. More proof that Josh and I really didn't need a paper to say we're married. We were married already. Geez. Waiting for the professional pics back from Caitlin, I'll post those when they come in. I'll elaborate too. It was amazing. We were goofy, but we had fun and it was small and intimate just like we wanted. A few small snags, but the important things were all taken care of. :)
Norah starts daycare on Monday.
We move into Martha's house next weekend. We're painting and cleaning and getting rooms back to live-able standards. Tough after a few years of just being storage rooms. Come to our yard sale on Saturday (the 24th!), I need to sell things. Most of my things.
Still touching up paint on Norah's room. It was the darkest shade of forset green you can imagine. Think two to three coats of primer one coat of paint and an extensive touch up. It will be cute once I get the floors cleaned and the rugs down.
Going to Ikea next Thursday to hopefully get the last of the things we need for her room and ours. Curtains. Furniture bits. Stuff like that.
I need to go food shopping today as I haven't gone since before the wedding. Two weeks ago. Our fridge contains one lonley bottle of Coke, a gallon of spring water (from Jeremy I assume), condiments and butter. Maybe an onion? Expired cheesy hot dogs? I cleaned it out and was less than thrilled with the results.
I need to write thank you notes to all the guests and my vendors. Norah needs new clothes for daycare. I need new clothes for work (I'm down to one pair of pants and a couple of shirts).
Working this weekend. Which I dread with every bone in my body. DREAD. I hate closings and it's father's day weekend. So it will be inexplicably busy. People need to buy gifts ahead of time! I should talk, I haven't started yet.
My grandmother fell down the stairs and dislocated and broke her ankle. She's in surgery now because it won't go back into the joint. I'm going to visit her tomorrow. Hopefully I can bring Norah. Someone remind me to get a card and flowers (Josh!).
Okay. Off I go to Target, Old Navy and to get something for lunch. And maybe Lowe's. But I need to measure first. So maybe not?
Heartburn! Anxiety! Exhaustion!
Weddings are too much fun.
I spent more money this week than I can to disclose. I wrote my biggest personal check EVER. Frightening.
I don't have much left. Here's the run down on the rest of the week. Just in case I forget. Which I can't since I make a new list every two minutes.
Yesterday: Cleaning. Laundry. Work. Today: Pedicure, Hair trim, Eyebrow waxing, Food Shopping for Rehearsal Dinner, Josh's Haircut. Pick up tuxes. Friday: Clean Martha's house, get ready for rehearsal dinner. Get everything together. Pack for overnight. Saturday: Manicure. Up Do. Make up. And oh yeah. Wedding. :)
Norah's excited. I can't contain my insanity. And Josh is blase. At best.
Oh! I lost my engagement ring. If anyone finds it, let me know. I'm quite sad about it. But I'm hoping it will turn up when we move. It was so sparkly. I can't have anything nice, it never works out. : /
Work was awful yesterday. I didn't want to work, but yet I was assigned tasks I wanted to blow off until Monday. Why can't they let me loaf the last night of work for the next four days. :) I don't understand.
Time to go, coffee's ready! :)
If I don't update until Monday, sorry. Depends on what's on the plate. I'll try and post preliminary pictures then. Did I mention it's going to rain? All day? Yuck. At least it's all indoors.
Wed, May. 24th, 2006, 02:32 pm
Today starts the wedding anxiety. Well, technically it's already started, this is the first day I'll admit it.
I'm planning for the rehearsal dinner and taking care of the last minute things. As far as things left to do goes, all I can do now is try and write things down in my notebook as I think of them. I don't have much else.
My heartburn has been non stop for at least four days. I can't sleep, I can't think of anything else. I'm anxious about everything. So anxious I'm totally overwhelmed by everything else. Work. Cleaning the house. Food shopping. It's driving me crazy.
Josh's dad gets fitted for his tux tonight. And hopefully we're having a relaxing non wedding related weekend. That's right. Friday evening through Tuesday (Yay Memorial Day!) with nothing wedding related. Just hanging out (hopefully outside) as a family. I'm excited more about that than the real wedding. ;)
Tuesday after work I go drop off about six grand at the Westin. Wednesday I close. Thursday is manicure and waxing. Also shopping for the rehearsal dinner. Which did I mention, I'm hosting myself? (CRAZY). Friday is rehearsal dinner cooking/cleaning/preparing. Saturday is hair, pedicure. Oh and WEDDING.
I'm out of my mind at the moment.
Oh and I don't like Whitestrips. They make me gag and don't sit on my teeth right. *sigh* Curse you coffee!
Mon, May. 22nd, 2006, 11:32 pm
So. I'm at Fenway Park.
I don't know if I'm more excited about the food than the Red Sox.
Look for us on TV!!! We're five rows behind home plate on the left.
I'm wearing a hot pink Jem tshirt.
Some guy is up to bat that I think is bad. Yeahn he sucked.
Johnny Damon is up, I suppose I should pay attention!!
Thu, May. 18th, 2006, 10:38 am
Two weeks and the whole wedding thing is swinging into high gear. Financial woes for the wedding have been miraculously alleviated thanks to a generous gift from Sherwin and Martha. I think Josh and I were floored by the whole thing. It was the most amazing thing they could have done for us.
After the wedding we start moving into Martha's house. I'm on wedding related stuff for the next solid week. But hopefully I can take a night and stroll the paint department at Home Depot and find something good for Norah's room. It's going to be nice to have a little spending money again and not have to worry about where the rent is coming from.
Mostly all that's left for the wedding is final meetings and payments. Everything seems to be planned out. I just gotta get a few odds and ends. And hopefully my work schedule is cooperative for that week or I'm going to cry and call out a lot! :)
Going to the mall today with my sister. Buying make up from MAC, figured it was worth the expense. Have to pick up some small things and then probably going to WalMart or Michael's to pick up the rest of the wedding junk I need. Then I just gotta finish my dwindling list of printing jobs that I've lined up for myself.
I. Need. Coffee. Badly.
Work is work. Last night sucked due to complete lack of any staffing. I was left to run the sales floor (cover calls, help people, get stuff from the stockroom) essentially by myself. For the whole night. Yay! It was awesome.
I'm really putting serious thought into what I want to do when I go back to college. Retail sucks, and I love Target, but I can't stay here forever. I'm thinking Teaching or Computer nonsense. Either has its benefits and drawbacks, but I figure something out.
Off to make coffee. Apologies ahead of time if my updates are sparse, it's going to be a busy two weeks!
We are less than one month away from the big day and I'm panicked by all the things I have to get done. Not to mention all the money I have to drop this month on various expenses.
Work is tiring. We were all sick AGAIN for about a week. It started with Norah and then to Josh and then me. I seemed to get the least sick. I just had a fever and body aches, luckily nothing else.
I'm really looking forward to tomorrow and my day off. Then I work late this weekend, which I don't mind since I'm closing with one of the better managers. Then I have next weekend off, which is the reception food tasting and the finalization of all that. I'm in awe of how much that is going to cost. But I digress. We still have a lot to pay for (photographer, DJ, florist are the big ones left).
I went and had my dress bustled last night by Martha's friend Diane. Martha got to see my dress for the first time. I'm so lucky it fits perfectly, even though I still had to buy a new dress. And it's pretty comfy to wear (I still haven't sat down in it yet, though, I'm too afraid to try.) So the dress is out of the house for a week or so being altered. I still need to get my sister a dress.
I have a page long list of stuff typed that I need to do for the wedding. Tuxes, dresses, jewelry, planning, I still have a lot to go. I'm kind of in a slump (and a month before is not the time to be in a slump). But I think it's the sickness not laziness.
Norah is doing well, she's very excited still about the wedding.
I can't wait for this planning nonsense to be over. I just want to get it over with so we can be married already. In retrospect I should've saved the money and just eloped. Ha! Josh will kill me. :)
Someday soon the wedding entries will stop, just not today!
I'll have to get a picture post up to show off all the stuff that I've done. But that's at the bottom of the list. I still need to write our ceremony and write out the music list for Derek. That's today's task. Luckily I don't have to work until 4:30, so that's kind of a blessing.
Wed, Apr. 26th, 2006, 10:42 am
Wedding planning is draining my soul.
Norah was pretty sick for a week or so. Between fevers, vomitting, lethargy and some other stuff. So she seems better. Has gone a day without getting sick. She's back to being bright and sunny like she normally is.
We went to the park last week when she was sick on my day off to fly kites and play soccer (Norah's new hobby). She had fun, but I could tell she didn't feel good. So we're going back this week if the weather is nice (which is questionable). That way she'll be good and ready to enjoy it. Plus it takes me away from the wedding planning. If not Thursday then Sunday. Whichever.
I'm still on the music, I've got some good stuff and it's getting better but I think that when I run out of the stuff I want to hear at the wedding we'll just play some crappy top 40. Or maybe just jazz? 20% of the guests are young, but really don't dance (Josh and I included. I won't even dance when I'm drunk). 60% of the guests are old or can't dance. So they probably won't. The last twenty percent may dance, but I'm not sure to what. So whatever. I'm done with music. :P
I have a huge list of things to take care of. And someone's procrastinating. *cough* JOSH. He has stuff he needs to take care of so we can move on! That and I have a bunch of stuff myself. So I need to get off my butt and working on that massive list.
I should be folding laundry... But I'm not. Yikes.
I promise the wedding entries will stop soon! But sadly, that's the excitement in my life at the moment.
We're meeting with the DJ tonight to talk music, and I just need to be prepared. We don't really dance, so I just want some hip and fun mingling music. I want to go the whole reception without hearing the YMCA or the Electric Slide or any other annoying dancy type song ever. ;)
I'm on this quest to find some great and unusual alternative, punky and indieish songs to play at my wedding. I have a list of about 20 songs so far, but I need more! Luckily iTunes had a great Essentials of indie love songs (saved!)... I got quite a few from that list, but I'm still looking for more. *sigh* (I need a particular hard-to-find Bright Eyes song if anyone has it, I'll love you FOREVER!).( Here's the songs I have now:Collapse )
It seems like so little when I type it out. I need to pick classical music for the ceremony too... This wedding junk is too much work! :) I have about five hours of music to plan.
I really want Panic! at the Disco's I Write Sins not Tragedies as the going away/last song, but I don't think my mother would like the whole: "I hear the poor groom's bride is a whore" line... But it's such a good song! :)
If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.
Otherwise, I have no idea what to do today! I was going to go food shopping, but I don't know what we want to eat this week. I seem to be fixated on the whole wedding music.
Somewhat cross posted to weddingplans