Thursday, January 31, 2008
Anyway, Monday and Tuesday at work were fine, can't remember much of those days, so they must have been okay. Tuesday night I was helping Kenny get ready for his trip and I was up very late doing so. After midnight, he asked me to shorten some pants for him. AFTER MIDNIGHT. I told him I would do it in the morning. That was so ridiculus of me. I ended up being late for work (not okay when you have kids waiting for you at your door and you have to call and get someone to cover for you-nightmare city). So the rest of the day was shot because the kids' routine was a mess. I had a headache from the start and thought it was allergy related because the weather had just drastically changed here in Michigan again. So I took claritan instead of excedrin for the headache. BIG MISTAKE. Should have just taken the excedrin. My headache went from bad to worse, and then, after work we HAD to stay for a meeting that could not be missed, so just so I could sign my name on the sign-in sheet, I stayed, but the whole time I had my head in my hands applying as much pressure as I could to my face. I had to wait till the claritan wore off to take the excedrin because they both make me very jittery and I didn't think I could handle driving home like that (I drove alone because I was late). So once I got home, that was it, lights out. I was down for the count. Kenny called me around 10pm and I woke up to talk to him just for a minute, but that's it.
Today was a good day. No headache, thank goodness. My brother is coming over in a little while to mess with the new dishwasher (still not in yet) and I'm doing some wedding stuff, which I have been looking forward to for a couple of days.
This weekend is going to be busy and I'm just hoping for some down time because I need it!! I need a day with no committments, no alarms, and no responsibilities. Just one day!! I know, it's wishful thinking, but a girl can wish, right?
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Note: I have wanted a small, flat-screen TV in the bedroom on the wall since last summer, but haven't gotten one yet, and I forgot to ask Kenny for one for Christmas.
ME (in my angelic I WANT SOMETHING voice): Honey?
HIM (knowing I was going to ask for something): WHAT Lindsey???
ME: I've really been thinking that we need that flat screen on the wall in the bedroom. You know, it's your fault I need to sleep with the TV on at night, you trained me to be like that. TVs are on sale right now cause the Superbowl is coming up. Please?
HIM: You know, every time your trap opens, it costs me money.
I am still laughing to myself when I think about what he said. It's true. I cost us a lot of money. But isn't that my job? He is just as bad. He just makes more money than I do:) I'll get that TV, one way or another, and it won't come from my paycheck:)
The class was okay, nothing new, they are basically telling us that marriage is not all bells and whistles (which I understand, neither is a relationship!!) and that there are good ways to deal with problems. Got it. I read through the numberous books they gave us, skimmed the handouts we had, and then glanced at the clock. I had just looked over all the information and was ready to go home, and it was 915am. I still have 6 hours and 45 minutes to go. Drat. We listened to the man who is going to marry us and his lovely wife tell stories of their marriage, how they got through rough times (which I greatly appreciate, I honestly do) and show us video clips (not so much appreciated). They even served us lunch! Church women can cook!! The afternoon was the longest part. And then the last hour was spent taking a psychological evaluation, Kenny took his, I took mine, and in a week or so we meet with the pastor and he will analyze it with us. SCARY. Now everyone will know just how nutty we are. I asked him in the event we both fail the test, will he still marry us? He said yes, so I can sleep at night. Whew.
I forgot to tell you about the parts of the class where Kenny was tickling me (during a video clip) and I couldn't make any noise and I'm very ticklish. That was tourturesome. Then he also make comments under his breath about certain things (he was naughty) making it hard for me to pay attention (I was really trying to) AND during the psycological test, he raised his hand and told the pastor's wife I was cheating off his test. I am sooooooo glad I didn't know him in high school.
We are going back to church today, not for the regular service, but for membership class so in 5 weeks we'll be members of the church. Kenny actually already thought he was, since he'd been going to this church since he was young. But he had never taken the classes when he was a kid, so we're doing it together now. Church service is at 1030 this morning, and the class is at 1130. Ordinarily, we would go to the church service first and then to the membership meeting, but if I don't get a morning to sleep in just a little bit, I don't get to recharge. I know it's an excuse but I'm sticking to it!
When we came home last night after eating dinner out, it was only 7pm, and we both put our PJs on, and spent the entire night on the couch together, watching TV. No phones, no anything except us and the TV. It was so nice!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
The flower girls will carry those kissing balls, and I did find then in stores and online for around $12 each, but I wanted them to have pink flowers and I didn't want the kissing balls to be teeny, so I bought pink hydrangeas (on sale at Joanns because they are spring floral), styrophome balls, (4 inch ones, but I ended up cutting them back to 3 inch), beaded garland (had it left over in my classroom) and floral pins and this is how I made them:
First stab the ball with a floral pin. Then fill the holes with hot glue and push the pin in, making sure you fasten the beaded garland between the pin and the ball so it will stay (the garland is what the kissing ball is held with). Then do that with the other floral pin, let them dry for about 2 minutes.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Quick funny story---we were watching the news last night and I was all snuggled under a blanket on the couch, about to fall asleep, and Kenny was at the other end of the couch not about to fall asleep. He was messing with something, a contraption of some sort. He was also eating pretzels. He is a loud pretzel eater, so I looked down at him to say something about the noisy crunching and just lost it....he was sitting there with a bag of pretzels in his hands and his new "state-of-the-art-best-they-make" headlamp strapped on his head, pointing the light all over the living room. While crunching really loudly. I laughed at him for a long time. What a picture. Why did he have his leadlamp on in the fully lit livingroom? I'll never know. He is crazy. But I love him. Happy Thursday!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
What a busy weekend. And just today, I went visiting loved ones that I meant to visit on Christmas vacation and just didn't have the time. I had breakfast with a friend and went shopping at IKEA, then on to another friend's house (maid of honor) to drop off her dress and play with her baby for a few hours. Then to Grandma's house for more wedding talk/planning and finally to my aunt and uncle's house to visit and drop of the junior bridesmaid dress. I had to be home by 7pm to meet my brother and I was only a few minutes late. Whew what a day! I did a ton of wedding things this weekend too. Making, planning, making, making, starting over, planning, making.......it's E N D L E S S. But I still love it:) I want to stay home from work and just work on wedding stuff. I know I've said that before, but it's still true!! And thanks for the comments telling me you like to hear about wedding details....I'll keep them coming!! I got to talk to Tasha twice this week and she has EXCELLENT advice and ideas about planning weddings! Thanks girl!!
This will be a four day week for me. No kids on Friday, we have a professional development day. AKA-hide my Suduko and crossword puzzles in my notebook while I sit in boring meetings to keep from falling sleep. I'd rather be teaching!!!!! The kids are so much more fun than that! However, it will still be a three day weekend because we MLK day off. Yay!! One more fun thing to look forward to....the auto show is in town. We might go this year. If you go every year, it gets a little boring, but we haven't been for a couple of years. I'm ready to drool over the new concept cars that even if they are produced, I'll never own one!! Still fun to dream.
Now I'm off to bed. Probably to dream about all things white and poofy. Just kidding about the poofy by the way. Nothing poofy in my wedding!!
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
I love the romantic-ness of it. Now I just have to go buy it! I wish I could have had this picture up yesterday when I was trying to describe things, but I found it today, so now you can get a better idea. I'll probably add some white organza ribbon around the vases, and that'll be it!
I have been CONSTANTLY shopping wedding stuff online for that last couple of days when I have not been at work. I've been home now for about 2 hours and that's all I've done!! I have a list of things that we need, it's just trying to figure out where to get it for the best price, and there isn't ONE store with the best deals. The deals are scattered, but they're there!! I received the rest of my flowers today.....I love the doorbell ring and then a thump...it means more wedding stuff delivered!! My bouquet.....is going to be BEAUTIFUL, but I'm not sure that I can make it. I'm talented, not tooting the old horn, but I do have some crafty skills. But making my own bouquet? When I hold the flowers together they are so pretty and then I think about moving this one a little, and that one a little, and before you know it I have no idea what looks good and OOOOHHHHH wedding overload. Maybe there are just some things that I wouldn't mind paying to have done. Such as my bouquet.
It finally hit me COMPLETELY this morning on the way to work that I'm getting married. I'm going to be Kenny's wife! Ahh!! I've been waiting forever it feels like. We met in July of 2000 and started dating in 2002. I know it really wasn't that long ago, but I knew I was going to marry him even then, so it feels like a long time! Anyway, I got all emotional in the carride to work this morning. It was the first time in a while when I drove solo to work, and I had a good CD playing and good coffee and had wedding on the brain and it just hit me!!! I'm so excited. I almost don't want the wedding to get here because I love this feeling, knowing that one of the happiest days ever is coming up.
I know I talk about wedding stuff EVERY DAY that I blog. I'm sorry. It's just all I think about these days! I get up and get in the shower and think about wedding stuff. When I'm getting dressed I think about wedding stuff. When I am at work and not being mauled by 3-4 feet monsters I think about wedding stuff, and of course when I'm home I am DOING wedding stuff. On the treadmill I also think about it, more so my flabby arms and poofy stomach and how I wish they would disappear, but WEDDING is always on the brain. It's normal to think like this when you are engaged, right??
Maybe tomorrow I'll post about something other than nuptials. Maybe:)