Sunday, September 25, 2011

Whew finally bought in

While Facebook is a serious time waster, I agree, it does really have its usefulness. I set up my Facebook event page for the wedding today. Now, family don't be too offended if I left you off, since I am quite certain that mother or myself will personally email/call/text/generally pester for the necessary address. You know, you're family and all and can't get out of this.

I'm so relieved this whole mess is finally coming to an end. I have decided I really don't like having a year plus to plan because I rather lost my enthusiasm for the details six months ago but they're the only thing left to plan! AAAAHHHHHH! What are people's thoughts about mirrors and votive candles as centerpieces instead of flowers? It's kind of my leaning right now because I don't want to have to pick out arrangements and stuff.

Oh, if somehow you happen to be reading this blog, aren't family, and haven't gotten invited to the event or don't have Facebook, give us your address here

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wedding plans

I'm pretty proud of my almost-completed newest creation.

Now I just have to do invitations and decide about centerpieces. HOORAY for almost being done with planning!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

FALL! Ouch.

Fall fell on us this week. It went from being in the comfortable 80s to the rather chilly 50s overnight. And I'm hardly even exaggerating. And we're not talking Utah 50s where it's 50 in the morning and 75 that afternoon, we're talking East Coast 50s here. Where you wake up and it's 52 and when I go home at night it's warmed up to a balmy 63. Needless to say, I'm really glad I got my heated throw in to work already. It's already been discovered by my coworkers and become a running joke as well. Ah the life of the cold people.

In some other exciting news, I cleaned out my personal email this week. I had the first half of the week that was pretty incredibly boring because the markets had fallen in switching from summer to winter grade gasoline which meant that VGO prices were too high relative to their value and that meant that my traders didn't buy anything and when there is no buying I have no work to do. So I was productive and weeded my personal inbox sorting all of the mail and deleting a good bit of it. I've gotten down from 3000+ to 4 emails in my main inbox. Which I'm pretty proud of. I've been meaning to do it for a really really long time. Except that I re-discovered my weekly emails that I wrote when I was in DC before and realized I have no excuse not to be a more consistent blogger since I managed to do it for seven months before. Guess I still need to work on that!

In other cool news we got our table today!! So now our furniture set is all complete. Totally mismatched, but hey. It's my first set of furniture and I think it's a little bit expected since 1/3 was inherited, 1/3 from Target, and the rest from Ikea and my couches from RC Willey. So not really any matchiness expected. Although it does sadden me a little that not even the stains come close to matching at all. But, I did get the table all put together, shown here:


It was a long hard process. Luckily only the very end of it required power tools so I was mostly free of stellaference.


Mostly not all. There's a big coupon event at Joann's this week so I should be able to go make stuff for seat cushions. Because let's face it

Hard wood chairs will never be comfy. But a couple inches of foam might help. And once I do that I'll pretty much be done with all interior decorating. At least until Dave moves in and decides where he wants to put up his pictures and such and if we need a new TV stand. 

The table's inaugural meal will have to be breakfast though, I didn't get all of the seats put on the chairs until after dinner today. But I'm excited for it! And with three weeks to spare before I have company. Whew. 

Stella's Corner: Stella has a real patience problem. When I don't respond quickly enough to her demands for a walk she gets rather upset. Exhibit A: 
She stomped my foot pretty bad this week because I was holding her up and letting another guy exit the apartment building before us. Note to self: Self preservation more important than courtesy. Or maybe next time I'll just have to be in real shoes instead of flip flops. That would always work :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bye Bye summer

So although the first day of fall isn't really until September 21 or 22 (I can't remember which this year), Virginia has decided that Labor Day coincides with the fall fashion season and has thus given us weather appropriate for wearing all that delightful fall fashion. The price being I'm freezing all the time. I used my heated throw at work today. Modern technology really is incredible. I was actually warm today wearing just my sweater (plus blanket) vs typical wear of an almost-winter-coat. Dave teases me rather mercilessly about being so freezing, but it's the way I was made I guess.

On a side note: This weekend is also supposed to be raining and cold. Sigh if Summer ever did go out with a bang it was this year. And here I thought I was escaping Utah's weather mood swings. I need to get some more pairs of long johns.

Stella's Corner: Neither Stella nor I particularly care for the rain. So all this rain is making her unhappy. Today it was probably raining harder than when Irene came through. I think we all agree that we should be able to bottle up all this rain and ship it to Texas where it would be useful. In extreme protest of the rain today Stella got so worked up she ran into and dented one of my walls. No worries, no dogs were harmed in the making of that memory, she turned around and looked at me like nothing happened. Silly girl.