Archive | March 2005

a week away~

Mood: sleepy
Weather: 60’s

Wow, a whole week! I blog in my head if that helps anyone.

We are back from traveling and there were funny moments but nothing really rocked the world. I ended up in a fairly bad mood by the end half because I could finally express the pent up stress of the weekend and then it got worse when my wedding cake (frozen in a box) became the bane of traveling. It wouldn’t fit upright through the x-ray machine and the big fat guy in charge was trying to say he had to confiscate it, probably because he wanted to eat it since I said it was cake. We convinced them to turn it sideways and scan it and it worked finally but at the expense of my last thread of patience for traveling. The plane after that was just as ‘fun’ because the cake did not fit in any way shape or form and we had to battle the team of stewardesses to get it put somewhere safe.

As for highlights of the weekend;
mocking the ugly clothing people feel free to travel in – PJ’s are for home
Seeing lots of friends and family
having my hair do turn out really well – first time I have ever tried to do something fancy with short hair
The pretty place the wedding was held – if I had time to relax the remainder of the wedding may have been fun
Swing Dancing wit Val
watching the 1 year old Easter egg hunt
and eating good pizza

Lowlights;
pukeing wedding guests
bridezilla
almost getting in multiple car accidents with bridezilla
random unnecessary drama from wedding guests that didn’t like eachother
sleeping on the sofa bed (no offence to parents who read this) – it wasn’t bad but really, can’t Nade share a room with her own kid 😉
and the afore mentioned cake incident

Overall it was a good visit, we even got invited to a cool thing in FL but we can’t go because we already have plans for that weekend. Work has been busy, catching up and trying to get new stuff done.

Short week – going to NJ

Mood: good
Weather: finally in the 40’s most of the time

This week is a short week for work so I’m trying to get everything done in 4 days plus I’m off on Monday so I really have to be a bit ahead. I am going to Konrad and Heathers wedding this weekend. I’m a little worried that Heather will freak out at some point but I’m going to try and be calm for her. I always have the escape plan of running to Long Island to my parents. We are going to the parents for Easter where I will see my cute nephew and both my sisters. I have soooo much to get done tonight packing etc that I’m not going to touch my computer ~

Nothing rational comes to mind

Mood: fine
Weather: getting nicer

Wow, I didn’t mean to take that much time off. Yesterday I had my first apt at a new OBGYN and the last three places I’ve gone in MN were absolutely horrible. This one was great (as great as a yearly exam can be) and the ladies were all very very nice and so now I can think about having a kid and not fear going to the dr. As an added bonus, they also do the general practice stuff like physicals and minor colds etc so I don’t need to find yet another Dr.

I finished the last egg favor, with a whole 4 days to spare. I also made my bridesmaids dress fit me and I am 90% done with the curtains. I still want to add a stripe along the bottom and a valance but they function and make the room pleasantly dim even in full light. Lars really liked the monkeys too and he was pretty impressed at all the stuff I did while he was gone. I had a nice day on Sat at IKEA with my neighbor and picked up a few little things. We also went to see The Aviator – good movie, strange ending, and the whole time you sorta felt like they were leaving alot out. I’ll have to find his biography… Sorry for the strangely written post, I’m trying to do it between issues at work and today is a super busy day. Maybe more from me later.

Pot Luck success!

Mood: ok
Weather: clear and cold, not a flake of snow

I was looking forward to some snow… Take the morning at home until the roads were plowed but not one single flake, all the snow is to the south. Yesterday I did manage to fill the hot tub and make it turn on. There was about an hour when I couldn’t make the jets turn off, I left if for half an hour (according to the directions it will safety shut off after 30min) No dice. I went to the neighbors house to see if they remembered a trick or something they called the old owners (weren’t home) and I decided to just turn off the breaker. When I got back and tried one more time it just worked. Today I am taking the water to the hot tub store to have it tested and get a chemical lesson. Probably a good idea because I know acid and base etc but I don’t want to mix the wrong stuff together and make a hot vat of something gross.

I also took pictures of my roof but the address I sent them too is invalid so I have to try again tonight. I didn’t do any sewing, fabric buying, or favor making but I did a super good work out. If I get fabric while I’m out with the water I can get it done tonight. Tomorrow I am going to go get the hardware for the drapery in the bedroom so by Sunday I’ll be done (maybe).

Potluck – I assembled my bag of pre-made meatballs and a jar of pre-made sauce; mixed A with B in a crock pot and they were gone by 12:10. Overall there was lots of food, most of it tasty, only one thing was scary and this afternoon we are supposed to be packing/purging for our move to the new location. Since I have next to no stuff I don’t need to purge and I’m not moving for 3 weeks so no need to pack so I have some time but nothing more to chat about so I’ll go work.

List to do today

Mood:ok
Weather: fine now but they are threatening 10inches of snow (but I doubt we get it)

List to do…. This is getting long;

1. Take pictures of our roof – I need to send these to a roofer for a quote, hopefully he will quote a normal price. So far I have a quote of 4k and one for 5k.

2. Fill the hot tub and make it work – it has been idle and empty for months but I think it is time to make it work.

3. Buy lining fabric for curtains – didn’t do that yesterday but I meant to

4. Make meatballs/sauce for the potluck at work tomorrow – unless there is a 10inch snow storm, then I’ll be eating alot of meatballs.

5. Sewing list;
a. Bedroom curtains
b. Pillow cover
c. Valance (bought 2 and need to sew them together)
d. Sew down the pockets in my new pants – they pull oddly and are too small anyway
e. A dress for crown for me

6. Start our project for crown (tournament in the SCA) my original proposal was rejected so I have to think of something else.

7. Finish the favors for Heather’s wedding – I have about 85% done, need to count and evaluate how many more to do because they are too much of a pain to make too many extras.

**I need to remember to bring my laptop home so if there is 10 inches of snow I can work from home. I have too much to do to not work so I am writing it on my hand right now

Do my cats want more attention?

Mood: fine
Weather: sunny but cold, got a dusting of snow in the morning but now its gone

I think I need to incorporate MPats idea of high and low of the day… Maybe I’ll add it to my template. Today’s High so far was handling 4 or 5 projects all at the same time and getting them done before it was time to go – Low; my non motivation to cook anything.

As for my title, my cats seem to follow me and if I sit for more then a second they sit on my lap. I feel bad getting up but I have things to do~ I discovered my monkey fabric does not block the light so sewing on hold til I can get some liner fabric. My super cool shower curtain arrived today, it is clear with maps all over it – I’m a tad disappointed that the maps need to be on the outside, they would be way more fun on the inside so I can be entertained/learning while showering.

ok, I’m going to continue to watch girlie tv and finish the favors for the wedding next week. These things are taking forever! I also need to alter my dress so I should go do rather then sit and type 🙂

ps. My friend just called and I think she is going to visit! she would be my first friend from home to see MN and I’m very excited.