Wednesday, October 13, 2010

First Trimester Woes

Anyone who tries to make you believe that being pregnant is "beautiful" is lying. It's the worst, and most of the time it's REALLY gross.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Wedding Countdown has officially begun!

August 7th is now just 39 days away. 39 measly days until I'm walking down the make-shift aisle on a beach in Costa Rica. I can't believe it. I still have so much to do!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Crazy!!

So, the past two or three days I've been doing a lot of wedding shopping at Etsy. The site can be a little difficult to navigate because there's SOOOOOO much stuff on it, but I LOVE IT!!

I've been going crazy trying to find a guestbook, cake topper, fascinator, and a billion other little things. I want things that really reflect my taste as well as match my whole wedding theme or whatever. is a global community where people can buy and sell handmade items online. Artist (or artisans, as I suppose some of them are) get their own "shop" on Etsy where they can peddle their wares.

The really cool thing is that not only are the things that I've bought from handmade, the artists have all agreed to customize them to fit my exact needs. Which is freaking awesome. So I'm getting exactly what I want instead of settling for something that sort of kind of looks a little like what I had in mind. Go there. Buy stuff.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

We're spending the day catching up on chores around the house. And not normal chores: the REALLY bad ones. For instance, we're dusting all the ceiling fans and wiping down the baseboards. AND going though the closets and books and drawers and cabinets and picking things to donate to charity. It's going to be a hell of a day! I just hope it doesn't rain so we can do some work outside as well.

Something weird is going on with my bank account. Every place I've used my debit card in the past week now has a temporary hold for $1. I guess it's my bank that's screwing up since it's EVERY place. Good thing I only used my card 7 times. But still... who knows when I'll need that seven bucks?

We groomed the dogs ourselves recently. It was quite the experience. Scout came out looking much, much better than poor old Buster. I'll try to get some pictures up soon. Our thought process was this: grooming the dogs ourselves requires a one time investment (in clippers) that is less than half of what we pay to get the dogs professionally groomed every 6 weeks. So even if we only do it this one time, we will have saved money. I think we'll probably continue to groom them ourselves, though. It's an all afternoon deal, but I think it's worth it. And I'm sure we'll get more efficient as we go.

OOOH and my brother graduated from high school last Thursday. It was pretty exciting. Nelso was in Tulsa for work so he missed all the fun. My mom and dad had a huge fight that afternoon, then didn't speak to each other for the rest of the night. Which could have been awkward since they were hosting a post-graduation party, but I don't think anyone noticed. They don't talk to each other that much even on their good days haha.

So that's pretty much all that's going on over here.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Calligrapher's Elbow

I've been practicing calligraphy for a good portion of the afternoon. I'm planning to do my own wedding invitations, which promises to be an exercise in masochism. I made Nelso help and it turns out he's better at calligraphy than I am, which really really pisses me off for some reason. But, I think I'll probably get over it when he gets to do the lion's share of addressing next week when the invitations are finally in.

Which reminds me, I FINALLY GOT TO SEE MY WEDDING INVITATIONS! And I love them. They only put together one sample for me last week, but the rest of them should be ready by next week sometime. If we get them all addressed and sent off as soon as possible there's a very good chance we'll only be about a week behind schedule with all this wedding planning nonsense. And a week is much better than I thought we'd be doing after the invitation thing drug out so long.

That's pretty much all we've been doing around here lately. Hope everyone is well!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Iron Man II

We went to see it last night. It was pretty good, as far as comic book movies go. Mickey Rourke has a crazy good Russian accent.