Friday, April 29, 2011

Fess Up Friday! Woot.


Hooray! It's Friday. After spending 2 years waiting tables, I have a new appreciation for Friday. It no longer means a long, stressful evening of, "Would you like parmesan cheese on your pasta?" and "I'm so sorry I spilled that glass of iced tea all over your 5 year-old!" (that only happened once) or, "I'm sorry sir, but you've already had 16 beers, I can't bring you another one."

Ah, the adventures of waiting tables. I now have a solid appreciation for waitstaff. I do expect a little more from them, since I've done the job and I know what it takes to do it well, but I usually tip at least 20% because I remember how much it meant to me when I got a tip like that. (It meant I could have Wendy's for dinner that night instead of having to slurp down some Ramen when I got home).

But I digress. How was everyone's week? Mine was pretty good, I got a lot done for the wedding. I still can't decide how I want to wear my hair. Or how we're going to decorate the church. But I've still got 6 weeks. So I'm still not worried.
I'm more stressed about the fact that we're doing a night of worship at Bible study on Monday. I've never played the guitar and sang for an hour before. And I can't find my chord notebook. Ugh.

Okay, on to Fessing Up. I know that's what you came for. Alriiiight.
  • Easter was on Sunday. I planned to go to church with my mom and sisters. My middle sister called me Easter morning and said, "Hey, I thought you were going to church with us." The phone call had woken me up, so I groggily replied, "Yeah, I am. What time is it?" My sister then proceeded to tell me that it was 10:45 (the service started at 11) and that they had already left.
    So that's the story of how I didn't go to church on Easter.
  • I went to try on my wedding dress on Tuesday. Remember how excited I was that I'd been so good and lost the 10 pounds that I needed to lose? Well... I found them again. :-( That might have something to do with the fact that I am mildly addicted to Chickfila.
  •   I could not remember to go to the store to get milk to keep at school. So I kept having to buy the little cartons from the cafeteria.
  • I check every day. And while I'm there, I always click on the link.
    I think I may have a problem.
  • I tried to get out of my desk chair a few minutes ago. Instead of putting my foot on the ground, though, I put it in the trash can under my desk. Fortunately, I did realize my mistake before trying to stand up and walk away.
  • I was so proud of myself for not calling that kid James Polk again this week. Then I remembered that I didn't see him this week because of TAKS testing.
    What a letdown.

Okay, I think that's all I've got. Aside from this parting, unpaid advertisement. If you didn't watch The Big Bang Theory last night, you need to. Now. Seriously, click here.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


So... I have discovered Etsy. In love! This week I have purchased  the following items from various shops on Etsty.
Custom Wedding Guest book - Black Damask
A personalized guest book.

Black White Damask Pen
A pen holder to use with said guestbook


Waverly Black and White Damask Ring Bearer Pillow
A ringbearer pillow
I am so excited about how cute these things are and cannot wait to have them!

I know it's a short post, but that's all I'm really excited about today.
Except for the fact that I've chosen my music!!! I'm just going to post the processional and bridal entrance since I posted the other stuff a few weeks ago.

The Butterfly Waltz will play during the seating of the mothers and the bridesmaids procession.

The Bridal March by Johnathan Cain is the song to which I will be walking down the aisle.

Hooray! Things are really falling into place!
46 more days.

Friday, April 22, 2011

'Fess Up Friday!!!


Happy Friday everyone! I am so excited that the week is over! Only 5 more weeks of school! And today is the 50-day mark of the Wedding Countdown. This was a big wedding week. I bought the stuff to make our reception centerpieces. I wrote Thank You Notes for shower gifts.I stuffed, addressed, sealed and stamped the invitations. *Whew*

Time for some 'fessin' up! Woot. Are you ready for this? Here we go.
  • I spent most of Wednesday and Thursday alone in the library. That resulted in shelving all the books, a fnished template for address labels, and a little bit of dancing to my Michael Buble station on Pandora.
  • On Wendesday morning, I woke up at 6:37. I needed to leave for school at 6:40. And I was supposed to get up at 6 so I could start a crockpot meal for dinner that night. My alarm went off as I was pulling out of the drvieway at 6:50. Ugh.
  • I went to the post office to get stamps for our wedding invitations and was all excited because the poster for the stamps that are coming out next month was out and I saw that they were "Love" stamps and they were so pretty and I thought that I could get those stamps and they would be perfect, but then the postguy said that they weren't available yet and I was so bummed but then he pulled out a sheet of stamps that had purple flowers on them which is perfect because purple is one of my colors and the point of telling this story was so that I could make one of the longest run-on sentences I've ever written and guess what, I'm not even going to fix it even though the grammar nazi inside me is hollering for punctuation so there.
  • I called that kid James again. He laughs at it now. But he still corrects me.
  • I follow a blog called Fit Foodie Finds, and I love seeing her recipes and every time I read one of her entries, I get all motivated to start cooking at home and eating things that are more healthy and all that jazz... Then lunch time comes around and I go to Chick-fil-a and order a spicy chicken sandwich with a large fry and Chick-fil-a sauce and realize that I am much too happy with my slightly overweight self . I guess it's good that I don't hate myself, but I've got to find some sort of motivation to get in shape. I haven't seen Jillian Michaels in weeks. *shame*

On that happy note, have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wedding Music

It's Wednesday! Only 5 and a half more weeks of school. Only 7 and a half more weeks of singleness! Holy crap. :-) How is everyone? From the blogs I'm reading, it seems that everyone is well. Yay! Keep posting, I like stalking you!
Last night, I was so proud of myself because I wrote thank you cards for every gift that I received at the shower on Sunday! (I'm normally the kind of person who doesn't even know what a thank you card looks like). Now I just need to address and mail them, but hey, a job well begun is half-done, right? :-)

I'm trying to decide on music for the ceremony, and it's kicking my butt. We've chosen the prelude, "Out of My League" by Stephen Speaks:

And during the sand ceremony, we're going to have Paco Estrada play and sing his song, "Never Let You Go":

Then we'll be walking out to "All In" by Lifehouse:

That leaves the prelude and the processional. I want something that's heavy on the piano and lyricless. And I do not want to have the Bridal March or Canon in D. Those are beautiful songs, but they are too cliché and I can't stand that. I've been listening to a lot of Jim Brickman and I found a very talented lady whose name is Miranda Wong, but I just can't decide. If you have any suggestions, I am so open to hearing them! Literally!

Alrighty, well, I suppose I should get back to work. I've got a cartfull of books to shelve. Have a happy Wednesday and I will see y'all on Friday! Looking forward to 'fessing up, I did some goofy stuff this week!


Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, Monday.

I used to have the Garfield and Friends tv show on dvd, and today I am remembering a particular episode where Garfield made a wish that there would never be any more Mondays. Getting rid of Monday turned sour though, when Jon stopped getting paid because Monday was payday and he couldn't go to the grocery store because he always went on Monday, and the kids never went back to school because it was never Monday...

It's a little silly, but today I am wishing that there was an extra day between Sunday and Monday and it was illegal to be busy on that day. I could've used another 24 hours to rest and recover from this weekend. Don't get me wrong, it was a really good weekend, just a crazy one. Friday was pretty low key... I think... I'm not sure I remember what we did Friday evening. On Saturday, we drove all over the place picking up furniture, dropping off furniture, rearranging furniture, and getting ready to have friends over to dinner at my apartment for the very first time. I wish I'd taken pictures of what I made, because it turned out really good, and I was so proud of myself, even though my friends laughed at me when I insisted on using the china (the only real plates I had) to serve the pie I made.

Sunday was church day, and then we rushed to the mall so I could use the coupon I was saving to buy a dress for my bridal shower. We got to the mall at 12:45 or so, and the shower was supposed to start at 2. We made it though, and I scored the dress I wanted for less than 50% of the price on the tag. We rushed back to the church just in time to start saying hello to people as they came to the shower. It was a really nice shower, and for the first time, I really felt like a bride. It's kind of unreal. Especially considering there's only 54 more days till the wedding... We were very blessed by the shower, we got a lot of the kitchen stuff that we wanted. And a lamp, so now the living room isn't so stinking dark after the sun goes down! And some of the softest sheets I've ever felt. Mmm. :-) We got everything unpacked and put away before the sun went down. It's becoming more real. Eek!

I still need to send out invitations, pick all of the music for the ceremony, put together a playlist for the reception, create a "day-of" schedule, choose a hairstyle and accessories, buy gifts for my bridesmaids, send thank you cards... and do anything else I forgot... Maybe we should just elope. Just kidding.

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 15, 2011

'Fess Up Friday: Fiber, Freeways and... something that doesn't start with "F"


Happy Friday everyone! I am so jazzed that this week is almost over. Only 6 more weeks of school and the kids are going nuts. I'm considering bringing earplugs to school to wear during cafeteria duty.
But then I wouldn't be able to hear it when they start strangling each other. 


In other news, I get to go pick up my dress from the alterators (is that even a word) this afternoon! I hope it fits... Otherwise, I'll have to hop back on the diet bandwagon. And I am not a fan of that bandwagon. I like fried chicken, fried mushrooms, fried oreos (I only have those once every few years at the fair though).
And cake. I like cake too.


In different other news, I got the money from my wedding fund! So now I can start buying things. Pray I don't go into a maniacal spending spree... Because the irresponsible, money-blower inside me is just waiting till I drop my guard and then WHOMP, my bank account suddenly has a hole in it and alllll my money is gone. And the overdraft fees don't help.

*big sigh*

And now on to the main event: Fess Up Friday! Yet another reason to be jazzed for Fridays. :-)
Here we go:
  • A second grader asked me if it is okay to eat the skin on a baked potato. I told her, "Yeah! It's got a lot of fiber and that's really good for you!" She looked at me and said, "What does fiber do?" At that point, I told her the truth. "It helps you poop." I hope she didn't go home and tell her parents that...
  • I was driving to work yesterday, and I remember every moment of the drive, up till about a mile before I should've exited the freeway. At that point I completely spaced and didn't come back to earth until I'd driven past my exit. It kinda scares me that I have no memory of those moments. None whatsoever.
  • I am no fun. I am reminded of this every year as we drive down to the SENT conference because every year, someone decides to play Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and I cannot stand that stupid song. But everyone else in the van loves it. Case in point: this video. I am the one with her head down on the seat, covering her ears, praying that the song would be over before my eardrums broke from the volume of the music I was blasting through my headphones so I wouldn't be able to hear anything that my friends were singing.
  • I burnt the back of my hand while boiling eggs. There's gotta be a first time for everything, I suppose. Oh! I also figured out how to blow a boiled egg out of it's shell. SO much easier than trying to peel the shell off. Don't worry, I waited till the eggs were very cold before attempting that. I wouldn't put my lips around a boiling hot egg. Just thinking about that hurts. Ouch. 
  •  I only have 3 followers. This bothers me, since I am following... more than 3 blogs. I should probably be worried about things that are happening in my physical life, but I'm stressing over cyberspace. Poo.
That's all the 'fess ups I've got, but stay tuned! I've got more to say!

Sunday is my first wedding shower! I am very excited. It's tempting to go online and check my registries to see what's been purchased. But Matt's mom has informed me that doing so is cheating. All I really want to know is if we've gotten the HDTV we registered for. Or the dishes. Or the bedding. Or everything.
Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fess Up... Thursday?


Happy Thursday everyone!!! I'm headed out of town this weekend! We're going to Houston for the SENT conference at Champion Forest Baptist Church. It's a conference made to equip believers to live SENT, on the mission field and in every day life. This is going to be the third time I've attended this conference, and I am really excited. It's going to be a really good weekend. Because of this conference, I will not be able to blog tomorrow like I normally do, so I thought I'd just jump the gun and do Fess Up Friday today, even though it's a Thursday. If you are apalled that I would do Fess Up Friday on Thursday, just don't read any more of this blog until tomorrow. Then it will be Fess Up Friday and all will be well. No sweat.

Here we go.

We took engagement photos this weekend. I think you can tell we had a good time, the people walking past us as we took this particular picture were laughing at us. So I thought I'd give y'all the opportunity to laugh too... He proposed without any encouragement from me, I promise! 

I am such a loving woman. Matt accidentally rammed "himself" into my knee and while he grunted in pain, what did I do? I laughed.

Matt had a piece of pepper stuck in his teeth. So I used my fingernail to get it out. I thought I was preparted for anything (I keep everything but the kitchen sink in my purse) but apparently I forgot the toothpicks. Ugh.

I'm 24 years old and I still love climbing in, on and around trees. This one was hollow. I thought it was super cool. That might be why I got made fun of in high school... Hmm.

I think that'll do it for this week . I'll post some of our engagement photos next week, after I've had time to edit them and choose my favorites. Until then, I'll leave you with one of my favorites. Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Comment Question

I'm not sure that blogging this question will help at all, but I'm going to try.

I follow several blogs, and I love to comment on what I read! I think that the point of blogging is to share ideas and inspire conversation. The problem I'm having is that with a couple of the blogs I follow (namely Fit Foodie Finds and Wonder Woman Wannabe) is that I can't find the "Comments" link. And it frustrates me! Am I missing something??? Am I losing my eyesight? I know I wear glasses, but I didn't think that my eyes were that bad...

If you're reading this, and you can help me, I would be so very grateful. I might have to hug you. Unless you live in another state. Then I'd just send you a thank you card. Or e-mail. Something like that.


Friday, April 1, 2011

'Fess Up Friday: Kolaches, Chickens, and Littering


Happy Friday Blogville!!! Only 7 more weeks of school! And only 10 weeks till I get married! Holy crud, there's a LOT going on. My sister is still in the hospital, but they've moved her to a regualr room, so that is an improvement. I hope she gets to go home today. She's been really bored because even though she's been sick enough to be in ICU, she doesn't feel very bad.

I'm reading The Lightning Thief. It's really good. It's one of those books that I can't read fast enough. I just want to curl up in bed and read till I'm finished with it. But I haven't had the time to be able to do that. Ugh.

We're taking engagement photos on Sunday, and I still haven't found time to go shopping for an outfit. Grr. Oh well. Everything will work out and it will be good. And now, here's what you've all been waiting for: my confessions! Enjoy! And have a splendiforous day!

  • On Sunday after church, my fiancé, myself and a friend of ours piled in Matt's car and drove to a town about an hour away to get kolaches. Let me repeat, we drove almost an hour to get kolaches. If you were wondering about our priorities, now you know.

  • On the way back from Kolache town, I saw a live chicken on the side of the freeway, next to the dividing wall between the North and Southbound sides. After my initial shock at seeing a chicken on the freeway ("Holy crap! Is that a live chicken?????"), my first thought was, "That isn't going to be a live chicken for long..."

  • I was driving with my sister and my fiancé last night. We had gone to Wendy's earlier in the evening and were headed to Sonic for ice cream when we had to stop at a red light. My sister opened her door, threw her Wendy's cup out of the car and said, "I mess with Texas." I was all set to lecture her about the importance of not littering when my fiancé handed her his cup so she could throw it out, too. Mortified.

  • I just used the word splendiforous. I don't think that's even a word outside of UrbanDictionary.