Days like this...

Days/weekends like this should never end. They are wonderful and soothing!! :-) Friday night was my first babysitting job, and it went great. Two little boys who are just so sweet and good natured. They were the so easy to get along with, and the night flew by. Then yesterday the Terminix guy finally got to come, and he did his thing while we did ours. It was nice out so we hung laundry to dry on the line outside which always reminds me of home (childhood/parent's home). We got all kinds of food ready for the evening and baked the cake for Ro. Well, Travis backed the cake and I got to take care of the frosting part. We had fun with that.
Some cleaning and straightening... then the girls started arriving around 4:30. A while back I went to a bridal showcase thing with Megan V.... we had a great time and entered some drawing. Well, about two or three weeks ago I got a call from a women named Naa, who is a Mary Kay consultant. Apparently I had won a Pampering Party from her, and that's what we were doing last night. Three of my Bridesmaids came: Heather, Ro, and Lauren... and we had a freakin blast!! Drank wine, ate tons of food, and got pampered by Naa who was funny and easygoing. She helped us with makeup and Ro bought some to wear for the wedding, and I bought Babs hers for an early b-day gift. Here are some after pictures of my beautiful ladies.

Babs with the makeup I bought her.

Ro, with the makeup she bought for the wedding.

I think Lauren's makeup turned out absolutely amazing!

I will not being wearing my make-up this dark!

And here is Ro blowing out the candles on her cake (b-day on tuesday).

It was a great time... I wish I could do that every weekend! Afterwards, Trav returned from his hideaway (relaxing with Pat away from the estrogen festival), and we just relaxed for a bit before heading to bed.
This morning we slept in a bit, then got up, ate grilled cheese sandwhiches** before Trav headed out to work. It's quiet here right now, and I am enjoying that too. I have another babysitting job, for a different family, at 4. Until then there is nothing that I HAVE to do, and I LOVE that!

Okay, well off I go to take a relaxing shower, and go about my day.

**ps. Can we talk cheese for a minute?! Good. I don't know about you, but I LOVE cheese. I can eat it on anything, and everything is better with it. I also happen to love my cheddar, and with cheddar, the sharper the better! I want my cheddar to hurt me. And yesterday Travis came home with this. It was love (at first bite?! Lol, sorry, couldn't resist). Today's grilled cheese was the best ever. I love Seriously Sharp Cheddar. This man really knows how to please me. If you like your cheddar extra sharp, and think even that could have a little more omph... you need to try this.

Okay, I will stop talking about cheese now.


crack my safe baby....

So, I decided that I didn't really want to write a real entry today because I don't want to talk about poop, and anal fissures, and the pain... oh, the pain! So instead, see how well you know my numerology.

Can You Open My Safe?
1st Number:
Number of houses/apartments I have lived in.

2nd Number:
My favorite number.

3rd Number:
Number of semi-serious surguries I have had.

Enter Combination:
1st Number
2nd Number
3rd Number

Can you crack my safe? (Baby!)

Ps. I got another babysitting job for this weekend! Wahoo!


busy days

Yesterday flew by! Literally I was doing my thing in the morning, looked at the clock and it was almost 1 already! Ate lunch, went back to work and suddenly it was after 4! I wish all days went like that. Yesterday was also nice because Travis didn't work job #2, so we actually got to relax together. We ate my mediocre lasagna (it was my first try with homemade lasagna... it wasn't bad, but it will have to be tweaked), and lay around together. Tuesday was a busy night: ran lots of errands since Trav was working... Bed, Bath, & Beyond... then the pet store... then the liquor store... then the grocery store! After that it was home to spend about an hour putting together the lasagna, and by that time it was House o'clock (which I was a good FI and taped). Tonight Trav is working as well, so it will be another night at home. I'll probably run another errand or two... but then hopefully I can get some cleaning/straightening done around the house. It's so messy, which I hate... but I don't even know where to start. Grr. Hopefully tonight I can make some headway. Then I will probably do a ton of reading, because I haven't been able to get enough of that lately. I don't want to be a TV junky, so I have been reading a ton... specifically the Kay Scarpetta books by Patricia Cornwell. I'm re-reading them in order this time, and can't wait to get the new one when it comes out at the end of May!! I've read just under half of the books already, in about the past two and a half weeks... so I think I should have no problem getting through the rest in the next month.

Okay, deep breathe. This week really passed by pretty quickly... the weekend is almost here, and you know I love the weekends. This one should be extra relaxing, but I'll leave the details for next week.

I just took a moment to rip off April's page and fill in all the stuff for May on my wall calendar. May is looking busy already, but not a bad busy... lots of birthdays (Rochelle's, my Dad's, Megan V.'s, Travis', and Jan's... in that order), plus my parent's 24th wedding anny, Mother's Day, and Kim & Harry's wedding. I also have a History Institute to work... but it's up here so its not a huge deal.

On a side note: I've decided that, for lack of a better way to say it, I am so over this job... I don't know if it will help or hurt me in the long run that I just don't care anymore, but its nice to realize my true feelings. I'm beyond hating my job... I'm "over it". I don't even care to read the paper anymore. I don't even get excited to discuss Chinese politics. I'm just over all of this and ready to move on.

But until after the wedding, at least, I do need to keep this job! So back to work for me...

Ps. Can I just tell you how much I LOVE this picture (and not just because of my unnatural love for Angelina Jolie).
I hope I am half that gorgeous when I am pregnant.
Oh babies... that is just a whole other can of worms we won't get into right now... ;-)


fun little meme, because... well, why not?!

I AM: Meegs... no more, no less.
I WANT: the wedding to be here, the planning to be over, to be a Mrs.
I WISH: we could afford a different house... a single with a bigger backyard, somewhere with more rurally goodness (just notice the big opps, as before this read "more urbany goodness"... definitely NOT what i was going for).
I HATE: right now, my job.
I MISS: summers by my Babwa's pool.
I FEAR: being stagnant, being stuck in this job and this house forever.
I HEAR: sounds of the city... engines, brakes, horns, birds... and my stomach growling.
I WONDER: what the future holds, where we will be in 20 years... when I will get to be a mommy.
I REGRET: not returning that one email. sorry pappy.
I AM NOT: perfect... not even close to perfect. i'm also not sorry, for being who I am.
I DANCE: anytime, any place. to celebrate and to "get away".
I SING: loudly, in the car and the shower, to lots of music... to feel free.
I CRY: softly, at night, and in the shower... to release the demons.
I AM NOT ALWAYS: going to give someone else 100%. going to be in this job.
I MAKE WITH MY HANDS: good food and bad origami elephants (armadillos).
I WRITE: good poetry, okay blog entries, and not enough letters.
I CONFUSE: people... by being odd. and what i want, with what i need.
I NEED: love. understanding. hope. a place to feel at home.
I SHOULD: focus more on now, enjoy single days... i should probably also be working right now.
I START: lately, wedding projects....
I FINISH: most of what i start.
I TAG: all of you (definitely you Barry!)... try this, it feels good.


better better better

I have been working on my computer for about two hours with the blogger site open and just waiting for me to type. It just wasn't coming except for the fact that I am feeling much better today!

Yesterday was great. The fitting was so much fun and went better then I thought, and I am loving my dress all over again. Plus we had sun, and it is always great to see my parents. Oh, and Pat came over for dinner too, which is always fun.

I have some pictures for you too. Some from DC and some of my parents puppy lady. Not posting any of the fitting though, wouldn't want Trav to stumble on those.

First DC:

The Exocist Stairs... creepy.

The Giant at Hain's Point... me and his foot.

His face.

Travis and his hand.

His arm reaching in agony! :-)

And Lady!

I love how she sticks her tongue out a little.

Okay, back to work for me. Maybe I'll be more inspired tomorrow.
Oh, and you should just be happy that I didn't write about what I was going to write about earlier, which involve sudden onset hideous gas pains, and the workout that pooping can be. :-)

And speaking of working out, I did strap on my rollerblades last week and skated around for a while. It was interesting. It was the first time I had bladed in about... damn, probably 10-12 years... and apparently it was obvious since everyone I saw commented on how neat it was that I was learning to rollerblade. Ugh.

Okay, really going to work now.

Ps. Tomorrow is Free Scoop Day at Ben & Jerry's, so if you have one in your area, you should go and get yourself some ice cream!



Happy Earth Day y'all...

in my semi-depressed state I almost forgot. But how can one forget about the biggest birthday of them all! ;-)

its depressing when your weekends suck

I'm cold and frustrated (and a broken record apparently). Good news, I have a babysitting job for next friday. Bad news, I spent two hours sitting at the car place while they did a job that was only supposed to take 45 minutes... and was only then alerted that it was done because i walked in and presented myself to the guy at the desk. As fun as their waiting room was... it would have been nice to get the hell out of there. Especially since they were only doing half of what they were supposed to do, since apparently they fucked up and I can't get my inspection/emissions done until next month. Plus there were the three recalls on my car that no one had alerted me about and they were surprised when I acted surprised to hear about them! Um, well if you were the ones that were supposed to notify me, and you didn't, then of course I didn't know about them!!! So they get my car for a whole day in about a month to do those recalls and my inspection stuff. Then I spent $2.89/gallon on gas after driving around for ten minutes to find the cheapest place, which isn't really frustrating, but more depressing. After that I came home and ate a disappointing lunch, covered our soaked lawn mower, and waited around to hear from the Terminix people that were supposed to come today. Finally I called... "oh, I'm so sorry, no one called you?" Oh no, someone called me, I'm just so lonely I thought I would call my friendly bug guy to chat... uh, yeah, no one called me. So now I'll have to reschedule that too. And Trav is working so that just made it that much worse since I have to deal with all this on my own.

Thank God this is only one day of the weekend. Tomorrow should be better. I have my first dress fitting... which I am very excited about. Plus, I'm glad I won't be home because Trav has work tomorrow too.
What a day.

Okay, off to distract myself with dishes and laundry.


emotional hailstorm

I'm frustrated right now... happy with life in general, but frustrated with work. Frustrated with money. Frustrated with myself.

I'm so glad that Travis is home tonight. It's been harder then I thought it would be with him working the second job. I mean, I do get to be productive... and especially now that work is so hectic, I appreciate that I can stay late without leaving him waiting. But he gets home so late and we're both worn out (in different ways, but still both tired)... I always want to talk to him and tell him all about my day, or things that are coming up, and I know he just wants 20 minutes to himself to relax, eat something, check his mail... but by the time that is over its already bedtime. So i find myself hovering over him as soon as he gets home, trying to cram everything in that I want to say before we go to bed... and I get frustrated with him for not being able to answer me, or hell, even pay attention to me. And he gets frustrated with me for following him around and just talking... and I do tell him stupid stuff. Why must I tell him exactly what I did when I get home... "I washed the dishes, and then I did some laundry, blah blah blah..." like I want some damn treat for it?!

I think the reason is guilt. I feel guilty that he is working this second job and I'm waiting around for someone to call me about babysitting. It was so promising, with three families that really want to use me! But I haven't gotten a call yet. It's just (at the risk of sounding redundant) frustrating. I don't like feeling guilty... I don't like feeling useless, and tired, and stressed. And I am all of those things right now.

Work sucks. I have so damn much to get done and I can't concentrate on it all, and it just keeps adding up.

Anyway, 20 more minutes and I'm heading home to spend some, hopefully stress-free, time with my boy.


you heard it here first...

or not... but you all know I'm excited!!


This is all I can think of:

celeb baby tuesday

A Warning: I am all about the hyperlinks today. End Warning.

Can I tell you how gross I am?! How I am eagerly awaying both the birth of the Brangalina baby, and the supposed Tomkitten. I'm a little disgusted with myself. But I do love me some gossip... it is just such a nice break from the "real world", from work and all. Especially with Trav and I working so much (especially Trav). To prove my point, I'm staying late tonight because he is working and I am behind... hopefully I can be super productive here, then again once I get home. Probably dishes, maybe more laundry, hopefully something physical and outside. Anyway.

Last night was my first wedding disagreement with my future MIL... I was not a happy girl. I love Travis' mom tons, and normally we don't fight... and it wasn't really a fight, but she just had her opinion on something, and I had my own, and for a while the two were not meeting! I believe all has been resolved now. God I hope so anyway! I am ready for it to be October already...

Speaking of weddings, here are some pro pictures for you from Brian & Stacey's wedding (4/8)... they are clearly much better then mine. Lol.

Trav doing his reading.

Saying their vows.
What a kiss!
Don't worry, this was after the ceremony was over!! :-)

The happy couple.

It was definitely a beautiful ceremony.

So this past weekend was great. Friday, no work, so of course that was nice. Got to sleep in a little and Ro came over to eat some brunch with me. She brought this big ham steak thing which was delicious, and I cooked up some eggs too. Of course, I don't know what I was thinking eating ham right before Easter!!!

Then the Terminix guy came to give us our free inspection. Good thing too because it looks like there was a little termite damage on our back basement window. But the good news was, they aren't in the basement or anything, and it looks like it is relatively little damage. We are going to get the treatment this weekend though.

That afternoon/evening we headed down to DC to visit with my uncle Wray. His new apartment is very nice, and we had a great visit. Saturday we (Wray, Trav, my cousin Morgan, and I) went to see Scary Movie 4. It wasn't my favorite of the scary movies... but it was both stupid and funny which were my only two expectations, so I wasn't disappointed.
We had our Easter dinner that night since Morgan was flying home to Cali the next day and Trav and i were driving home. A big ham, potatoes, cheeses, veggies, etc... with some extra guests, including my other cousin, Ian. It was great. Then Ian, Morgan, Trav, & I headed out to the video store and rented A History of Violence. It was a pretty good movie... but I thought it got to a bit of a slow start and then (WARNING, THE NEXT BIT IS A LITTLE GIVE AWAY IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE... DON'T READ IF YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW) the jump from him denying his past to admitting his past is so sudden. It seemed a little too... can't find the word... it was like they couldn't find a way to make him break down and admit he really was Joey, except for just suddenly say, "Hey I'm Joey." Overall though, I really did like the movie, and appreciated the difference between the short gory parts where Joey/Tom was killing people and the rest of the movie where Tom/Joey is just a normal guy.

Anyway, Sunday rolled around and Trav & I headed out to do a little specific sightseeing... the Exocist stairs (aka the stairs the priest falls down in the movie the Exorcist), which are located in Georgetown very close to the university, and then the giant statue at Hain's Point. I swear I will download pictures soon, but it was definitely fun. After that we headed back to my uncle's for lunch, then it was time to head home. It wasn't too bad of a drive, definitely could have been a lot worse... and when we got home we had time for Travis to cut the grass (first cutting of the season!), shower, and then we headed to Ro & Pat's for dinner.

After that it was relaxing and getting ready for bed.

Yesterday was supper busy, but otherwise nothing different. Travis didn't have to work which was great. Nights like that are so spaced out now that they are wonderful.

Okay, well back to work for me.


today is the first day...

... of a very long week. :-)

So much to write about, but no time or energy to do it.

We saw the Exorcist stairs! Pictures later. Everything later. Work now. Bleech...

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I cannot remember right now why there are presents for Easter (happy Crucifixion Day!), but we celebrate it in ... a "spring, newness" sort of way...

(-- SmartyPants, again. no more i swear.)

Do you know what today is? Do you?
Today is exactly 6-months until the wedding. Yay!

Plus, it's Friday! Well sort of. I have tomorrow off, so today is like friday! And it's almost Easter! And tomorrow Trav & I are going to DC! Woo-hoo! What is not to love about that?! Anyone else with big exciting Easter plans?

So, last night was, in fact productive, all laundry in the house done! And folded! All dishes done! My photos, uploaded! Check out Brian&Stacey's wedding, and meeting with my girls Cas, Sebz, Babs, & Cas' girl Skyeler (they are at the end, the beginning is all a young Skyeler)...
And I even ate a healthy dinner. Go Me.

Tonight, since Trav works again, maybe a run or rollerblading! Hopefully it won't get all dark and rain threatening again like last night... the only reason I stayed in (really... don't you believe me?).

Today it is so hard to concentrate... no boss, no bosses boss, no work tomorrow, gorgeous weather right outside my window. Wish me luck with this one... and have a great weekend!


when it is good, it is very good.

And right now it is definitely good. We just discovered a little honeypot that we didn't know existed. "Hey Megan, it's Dad, just calling to talk to you about that savings bond that your grandmother took out for you. You knew about that right?" Um, not exactly. So yay! We now have an emergency bond we can tap in October if necessary, and if not it will just keep growing for when we do need it.

And for your amusement, you have to check this out... Rock, Paper, Saddam! Honestly, its really funny.

On a sad note, head over and give your condolences to Ro, who just lost her grandfather yesterday. It's hard because they just got back from a great vacation too... so its an extra large shock to the system.

Trav is working tonight and it is gorgeous out, so maybe I will go for a run, or just go practice serving some tennis balls, or something! I definitely have to get outside and enjoy this. A big ole Happy Birthday Barb!! goes out to Travis' mom, who's birthday is today. Hopefully it is a great one.

Okay, back to work for me.


The Duke of Perth has a "Sean Connery Burger" on their menu, which is not made with real chunks of Sean Connery, because I asked.

(-- Smarty Pants)

So, no pictures for you. Sorry. I didn't get home until 8:30 last night, and didn't feel like being productive at that point. I just relaxed a bit, and read, and waited for Travis to get home. It wasn't bad at all. Tonight we are going to clean house because this weekend we did no dishes, and did no straightening, and it is a bit disgusting. Opps. But we will both be home at normal times and we will tackle the mess together. And then we will watch House (yay!), and hopefully go to bed at 10:00 which was our old normal bedtime, vs. somewhere between 10:30-11:00 which is what has been happening lately due to Travis working job 2. I've definitely been tired because of it, and its cute when I say "why don't we go to bed now" and he says, "oh you go ahead, i'll be up in a little"... and then he thinks that i'll go upstairs and sleep (which is what he would do), while he watches TV (NOISE) with the lights on (LIGHT), with our nonexistant bedroom door to, you know, NOT shut out the noise and light.
I can't sleep in the best of circumstances (aka. in a vacumn), you think i'm just going to nod off in that?!

Anyway. :-)

Did I tell you about the honeymoon?! I know I told you part of the decision here, and eluded to it here... but now I will tell you about all the details! Basically, because of my awesome uncle, Travis and I will spend 6 days in the Sonoma/Napa Valley area of CA (only about 40 minutes from San Fran), from Saturday (day after our wedding) to the following Friday. Plane tickets are booked, hotel is booked, and the rental car is being taken care of. It is amazing and we are so excited. And we're actually glad that we are coming back on Friday night instead of Saturday, because it will give us a chance to settle in again before returning to work. We are looking forward to a week of relaxing, swimming, with a visit to San Fran, maybe some hiking or horseback riding or something like that... and of course, WINE. Lots and lots of wine!! Oh yes.
And then next year, Ireland!

So much excitement.

Okay, back to work. I have tons.


do i reek of pride? :-)

I was so productive on friday, and in the span of just about two hours, because after that I collapsed into bed a quivering blubbering mass due to the horrible migraine I had developed. Lovely. But the productive part was good! I balanced my checkbook and the joint checkbook and wrote out a check to our mortgage company (happy year of owning your home, here's how much you owe us!), I put all the due dates for wedding payments in my dayplanner, and took a walk to the nearest postbox to drop off the mortgage company payment, put a load of laundry into the washer, then dryer, and ate some yummy food for dinner while relaxing and reading a book. Then I felt that familiar pounding and just wanted to die since I knew what was coming. About a half hour later (8:30pm), I had taken my Excedrin Migraine and was in bed in the afformentioned position. Two hours later when Travis got home, I still hadn't really slept, but I had been in our dark and silent room, laying on my soft and comforting bed, and felt about three hundred times better. We relaxed for about another hour before heading to bed.

Where I still couldn't sleep.

At about 1:30 I gave up, and got up, and worked on the computer for a little... fixing up the address document for my mom (she's doing the calligraphy for our invitations), and posting on the knot. After about an hour or so of that, I got back in bed, with much more success (thankfully!).

Saturday we basically got up and ready for Brian & Stacey's wedding. The ceremony was at two, and it was really sweet. It passed by quickly (for a Catholic ceremony), and we headed to the hotel to get checked in. After that we were shuttled over to the reception site, preceeded to eat, drink, and dance our way through the evening... and then shuttled back to the hotel. It was a great time and hopefully I will have some pictures for you tomorrow (Trav is working tonight, so its all about remembering the download them).

Sunday was lazy. We woke up at the hotel, said quick goodbyes to the bride and groom who were heading off for their honeymoon, had some brunch, and talked with Ollie & Amy for a bit. We headed to Willy's to finish the cleaning we started a few weeks ago... then home to be lazy for the rest of the day. It was nice. I took a walk to the postbox again in the afternoon to drop off the responce card for our next wedding, which is the sister of the groom of the wedding we just attended! Busy family. Should be great.

Okay, well I'm about to walk out the door, we have an event this afternoon/evening, and its time to head over to the site. Happy Monday!


one week into april...

... and I am already sick of April showers! This weather is crazy. One minute its snowing, then raining, then the sun pops out, only to have you turn around and its dark as night again. Hopefully it will be nice for the wedding tomorrow. Even though its all inside, it is always nice to have good weather.

Last night was nice. Dinner was great, and seeing Brian & Stacey and Brian's family is always nice. It was good to see that they didn't look too nervous. ;-) I did have one drink with dinner, and that was enough so when we got home we quickly closed everything down and hoped right into bed. We were asleep fast!

Today is definitely a friday... the whole office is restless and having trouble concentrating. But at least the day is flying, and I am DEFINITELY not staying late today. Tonight Travis works again, so I'll be alone for a bit. I think I'll try to work out some, although I'm not sure if I'll run or not, since the weather is so crazy today. We'll see what it looks like when I get home. I definitely have plenty of little things to keep me busy though. So I'm sure the time will fly.

Ahh, okay, time to go home! Have a nice weekend everyone!


Megog... that's Megan + Fog.

Today I feel like I stuck my head in a giant vat of cotton candy. You know that foggy feeling you get after you haven't slept for 40 hours, where you feel like your brain isn't completely connected with the rest of your body. Yeah, that's me.

Except I did sleep. Pretty well too. But apparently it wasn't enough.
And to top it off, I'm a bit sore today because I decided to go for a run last night. That's right, I ran! Go figure. It actually went surprisingly well since I haven't run since, oh, college. And its not like I ran regularly in college. No I would do the occational run with one of my housemates who were in ridiculously better shape then me, and afterwards i would always feel like dying.

Megan or Hannah, "would you run with me today?" (translation: I'm slightly sadistic and enjoy watching other peoples pain, and will in fact push you so that you want to jump infront of the nearest car), and I say, "of course I would like to run with you." (which means: whip me mama, i like it).

Tonight is Brian & Stacey's rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Should be nice. I'm very excited for them. I even shaved my legs, and am wearing a pretty skirt.
Clearly I won't be drinking... as it would probably put me in a coma... but I'm looking forward to being around fun people and eating good food.

Plus I'm happy because I won't be staying late today! Yay!
Okay, to work.


04 05 06

Did you see it early early this morning? Or are you waiting for this afternoon? Because at 2 minutes and 3 seconds after 1 o'clock, it will be 01:02:03, 04/05/06. And that won't happen again while I'm (or you're) alive.

And for your pleasure, I stole this picture from Dooce:

She takes amazing pictures. And it is just so beautiful, and I want to stare at it and NOT look out my window at the fact that it is in the 30s and dark, and earlier this morning I got to stand outside and wait for the train in a snow/ice/rain storm!! That was so much fun I never want to do it again. It was snowing sideways people. That is just not natural.

Last night I was here (work) until just before 7. Time actually flew by, and glory glory, it was still light out when I left. I got home and relaxed and taped a show for Trav. He's working (well, every weekday he works, obviously, but when I say something special about it, it is clearly for job number 2) tonight, and friday night... and nights next week that I don't remember. But he still has off for Easter weekend, so we are still going to DC. Yay! I'll do something good tonight... wash the dishes, straighten up, do laundry... something so that I don't feel too guilty when he comes home and I have been home. I'll probably stay late at work again though, just because I really am overwhelmed this week. It would be really cool if I got paid for overtime.

Oh look, the sun just came out. This weather is messed up.

Okay, I'm going to make myself some hot chocolate, and get my ass to the grindstone. Ciao!



Damn! Today is flying by because I am so busy and don't have enough hours to get everything done. So of course it just goes faster! The weekend was wonderful. My girls are amazing. Pictures to follow. Yesterday was fine, it was the worst timing for an event (because of said busyness, but...), but the evening was nice. Travis BBQed a steak and made baked potatoes... so good. My boy is a great cook. Tonight he has his JCPennys training, so I will be on my own for most of the night. I'll probably work late. Not sure when he actually starts working though. Thursday is the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner for Bri & Stacey's wedding (coming this Saturday). I might have my first babysitting job this Sunday.

That's all really. That is plenty I guess!
My mom is amazing (she's doing our calligraphy), my Uncle Jim is amazing (details to follow when we have them all worked out)... things are coming along nicely.

Okay, work.


Mad World

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places
Worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going no where
Going no where
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression
No expression
Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow
No tomorrow
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it's a very very
Mad world
Mad world
Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
And I feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen
Sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me
No one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
Look right through me
Look right through me
And Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow
No tomorrow
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it's a very very
Mad world
Mad world

Done by: Tears for Fears, Ghosthouse, Gary Jules & Michael Andrews (version I particularly love)... there may be more.

20 points to Stella for getting that one.


I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad, the dreams in which I'm dying, are the best I've ever had...

20 points to those of you who can name that song without google... 10 more points if you can list more then one artist who's done it.

Tomorrow I'll give you the lyrics and a link to the video because its a beautiful sad song.

So the weekend has flown already. Friday I cooked, Travis can home late because he had an interview at JCPennys. We both now have our second jobs. Saturday my parents came over and my mom got to see all our wedding stuff for the first time... then we headed to the tasting and ate so much damn food. It was great. And last night, just for good measure we watched some movies and drank bottles of wine.

We also came to a decision of sorts about our honeymoon which takes a lot of weigh off. Next year we will go on a big trip... probably to Ireland or Italy... to celebrate a year and because we will have more money. This year we are going to do something simple and inexpensive. Go stay with my uncle in CA, at their place in Cape Cod, or just visit a bunch of wineries in PA. Haven't decided on that yet until I hear from my uncle, but I know now that I can relax about it because the most we will have to buy is a plane ticket out to CA. And this way we will get our trip to Ireland or Italy, which we didn't want to do for a honeymoon because we feel like we will want to be tourist in those areas, and we don't want to be tourists on our honeymoon, we want to just relax and not feel like we have to leave the hotel/house/whatever if we don't want to.

So that is our decision, and I'm feeling good about it.

Okay, today is still a busy day ahead of me. Meeting with a women about babysitting on the weekends, and then meeting my girls. Have a great rest of the weekend.