Archive for March, 2009

Say Yes to the Dress…

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You guessed it – I still haven’t even LOOKED at wedding dresses in real life! LOL.  HA HA HA.  And it looks at though I won’t be ready to make that decision to…ummm….about May-ish?

At least I have most of the other things out of the way – bridesmaids have been fitted, dresses are selected and ready to be ordered in May, flower girl dresses – bought, groomsmen/ushers/fathers tux color scheme has all been picked out and ready to go @ Men’s warehouse, flowers have been ordered – contract signed, dj has been selected, cake man – chosen, reception and wedding site booked, pre-martial counseling started, engagement session taken, photographers booked – the list goes on and on!!!

WHEW – I wrote all of that to make me feel good about the fact that I have NOT seen a wedding dress up close and personal.

Here’s the kicker, I need TWO dresses! LOL.  One for the “after party” and of course the “traditional dress.”  I want something that is romantic, grecian, and says “outdoors” for the first dress.  For the 2nd one (afterparty), I want something short, sassy and FUN!

I was thinking I may just get a FLY Jim Hjelm Bridesmaids or Party dress for the second one….

Anyone have any suggestions?

I’ll keep you updated on my progress – instead of saying yes to the dress, I just need to look @ the dress, LOL!

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The latest…

sunriseI had a weekend to myself.  I cleaned up my room.  Removed a ton of clutter, bought some healthy groceries and committed to a new start….

A fresh me.

Things around me are being purged and I feel as though I’m headed in the right direction.

So I changed the look and feel of my blog to match the peaceful, earthy, GREEN feeling in my life. 

It’s time for change and I’m embracing it 🙂

 

More on that to come….

 

Have a WONDEFUL April E.doters 🙂

Neglect

neglectIf my blog was a child and I was it’s parent, I would be locked up and my blog would be in protective custody! I’ve been a baaaaaaad parent.

Forgive me???

Anywho – life has been plain ole CRAZY for the past….shoooooot, I don’t even REMEMBER the last time I posted!? Well, for the past WHILE.  First of all, this wedding has completely killed my social life.  Each of my weekends have been FILLED with wedding related activities.  Cake tastings, Florist Consultations, Bridesmaid’s fittings, Bridal Fittings, Budget Planning – you name it…we’re doing it!  My fiance and I travel from DC to Richmond to DC to Baltimore BACK to DC like its our jobs. 

I signed up for this tennis class, with Fairfax Parks and Rec, as way to bond with a childhood girlfriend, exercise and get some variety in life.  After paying for the 5 part class – I only ended up going to 2 freakin’ classes! Needless to say, I was so upset and very disappointed because when I booked the class, I planned on going to all five!

Two of my very dear girlfriends have had major blowouts for their birthdays…do you know I was so tired, I couldn’t even fathom the thought of putting on party clothes and going out?

I mean…its that bad.  My friends have resorted to making dates with me on the weeknights for 1.5 hours increments. 

Helpme.

In other news – I decided to see a dietitian and finally get my priorities in order, as far as nutrition and personal training.  I’m excited about that and ready to make some major changes in life – yahoo.

Hopefully this will restore some balance in my life and I can get back to some other things that matter.

I missed doing this 🙂 YAY!! I’m BACK!

I think, lol.

Rants and Raves…

You know it was coming…

Here’s my update on life currently.  Things I’m happy about and things that make me go “errrrrrrrrrrrrr.”

Let’s start with the RANTs, so I can end on a positive note:

1. I don’t like people who you can’t count on. I utterly annoys me that people in 2009 can’t be consistent OR relied upon to keep their word.  Don’t you think your word is your bond? If people can’t count on you, then what is your legacy?

2. Why is this blasted wedding recession proof? How come most of in the general population have to worry about things that happen in the economy everyday but they get to charge me thousands of dollars on the most RANDOM things??! GRRRRRR!

3. I want to start decorating my apartment with my pooooopie.  must we wait until Sept? LOL.  It all seems so backwards – so suddenly after we’re married, we’re expected to merge everything together?

4. People who have no backbone are the worse. Since when is it cool to let your significant other or lack their of dictate the basic way you conduct yourself? Get a life…and this is coming from a woman who insanely in love with her fiance.  Guess what – You still have to be a WHOLE person,  by yourself, before you can be “two.”

5. I’m ready to put my hair in braids…this “doing my hair thing” has got to go, at least for now, LOL

RAVES:

1. I’m really starting to embrace being a bride.

2. My flowers are absolutely gorgeous and worth every penny…

3. I have a JOB, with BENEFITS in 2009 🙂

4. I go to a dynamic wonderful church and I absolutely want to be just like my first lady and I want my sweetie to be like my pastor when we grow up, LOL.

5. My parents are the most awesome examples of parents and making it look “easy.”

6.  I booked my honeymoon and it was a gift from my sweetie’s grandparents! YESSSSSSSS savings!

7. I’m going dress shopping next week and I cannot wait!

8. I’m excited about being a student in 2010 again 🙂

9. I’m trying to enjoy every phase of my life…even the “getting there” parts!

We’re RICH!!!

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So as predicted, we got back a crapload of money from the IRS. More than what we suspected for our wedding and my parents came through with the money they promised us. The question is, what the heck do we do with it??

Well, obviously, we “KNOW” what to do with it and I’m gun ho about implemented in “our” spending plan. I thought my finace was down too..come to find out, he’s not to excited about spending our thousands of dollars. In fact, he informed me this VERY morning, that he’s been opening our joint account on-line banking at least 4 times a day and looking at the money. Just looking at it. Like wow….I can’t believe we have this much money.

Then he closes the browser.

and about an hour later, he opens the browser again, enters our user-name and password and looks at the money.

*side eyed, followed by a blank stare*, then a *giggle*

Okay….let me not put him out there completely alone.! I’ve done it at least once…maybe twice. We’re horrible.

I was a bit obsessive and I checked it promptly this morning and informed him, sweetie…more money was deposited. I asked him could I pay off our “wedding” credit card and keep the remaining cash in the account, to which he responded, “Can I just look at the money first?”

My poor sweet baby…he just wanted to see it, before it was spent.

I responded back, “I feel you…don’t you just wanna go somewhere and go on a wild shopping spree?”

To which he responded, “Girl, I wouldn’t even KNOW how to spend all of that money!”

and then I said, “Oh WE KNOW how to spend it. It’s called WEDDING on Sept 26, 2009”

He didn’t say anything, but I could’ve sworn I heard him sniffle and one single lonely tear slid down his face.

LOL 🙂 YAY TAX SEASON!

Recession, WHAT?!? I’M RICH SNITCHES!! lol