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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Why can we all just get along?

The last few days around here have been pretty crazy.

My dogs, Buster and Scout, have always had some issues with each other. But, over the past week or so, things have exploded. They fight ALL THE TIME. They're fighting right now.

The thing is, I'm pretty sure Scout is playing, or at least trying to play. But Buster is PISSED. Buster is also a teensy bit crippled so all Scout has to do is rile him up real good then jump on the couch. Buster can't get up there, so he just sits on the floor and barks and growls and stews until Scout gets brave enough to jump down again.

It has seriously been like World War III around here lately. I don't know what to do. We usually let them fight it out. Separating them doesn't do any good, Buster has a memory like an elephant. He just waits for his next chance to pounce on Scout. And sometimes they get along so well, you never know what's going to set them off.

Maybe I need Caesar.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Good for me!

Calorie Counter

MyFitnessPal - Nutrition Facts For Foods

WHOO HOO!! I feel like a winner.

I've been using this website called to track my calories. I've been using it off and on all year, but since I've been to the fat clinic I've been using it pretty religiously. Counting calories blows, but it's the only thing that really works for me (that and prescription weight loss drugs, but that's a horse of another color).

My goal weight for the wedding is probably a teensy bit unrealistic, (I'd like to lose about 30 more pounds) but if I can lose even 10-15 more pounds I will be THRILLED.

Wedding planning is going well. I'm waiting for the lady to call me back to come look at a proof on my wedding invitations before we print the whole batch. I bought a set of caligraphy pens. I'm going to try to address them all fancy by myself. Hopefully it works. I need to have the invitations sent out by the beginning of June so it's really getting to be crunch time.

Nelso bought a new video game where you slaughter zombies with a chain saw. He let me play it for a few minutes one night. I think it gave me PTSD.

My brother's team won their game. They've got the second round of the play offs starting tomorrow. Wish them luck!

That's pretty much it for now. Hope everyone is having a great week!