Archive for January, 2008

depths of despair

Wednesday January 23, 2008

Did I mention that Jake caught my virus last week? He was down for the count just like me. Did I mention that Judy had major abdominal surgery on Monday and will have to wear a cone on her head for 10-14 days? She continues to bump into furniture and scratch her ears to no avail. Did I mention that Jake sprained his ankle climbing last night and we don’t have a real ice pack in the house. Did I mention that I have a migraine and I cried driving to work this morning because I am in the depths of despair?

our house, is a very, very, very fine house

Monday January 21, 2008

You know the song – Our House – by Crosby, Stills, and Nash? Just watched an interview with Crosby on CBS Sunday Morning yesterday. I love that show. I took these photos a few weeks ago….the house was CLEAN and you gotta capture it when you can. We finally took the tree down last weekend and it is now in the backyard trying desperately to cover up the neighbors permanent classy white Cadillac with the smashed window backyard decor. Anyway, Judy loves to eat the branches and some of them are now missing. Please don’t think I am conceited for using the lyrics as my blog title, I can’t help but love that line. Welcome to my life.

from both ends

Thursday January 17, 2008

Around 7 pm Monday night it started and I haven’t been the same since.

I did not know my body had that much crap inside of it at one time and for twelve solid hours it all left me. From both ends. At the same time. It was horrible.

We can’t quite figure out what happened? Food poisoning? Rota virus? Stomach flu?

I didn’t eat a thing for 36 hours and still really can’t look at food – a few saltines and spoonfuls of applesauce. My body is weak and achy.

I can’t even remember what it feels to be normal.

grass is always greener

Monday January 14, 2008


Lately I can’t help but think that the grass is always greener on the other side of. EVERYTHING.

wedding update 1

Thursday January 10, 2008

So yeah, we are getting married in like, OH, I don’t know – like 5 1/2 months.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like we haven’t done a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g but let’s just say that last Friday we actually scheduled time on Sunday to “think” about the wedding.

Here is a list of things we have done –

Found a venue – online. We haven’t actually seen it in person. Picked a caterer. The first caterer we found. Have two meetings scheduled next week – one for a photographer (that I am almost 99% positive we will go with – she is the only photographer we have contacted) and a flower consultation with the owner of the flower farm. We were told to have our “color” picked out before this meeting but this is proving to be very difficult. We are much better procrastinators and our thought is that the color will pick us.

Cross your fingers.

There are many decisions to be made (like finalizing the guest list, designing the save the date cards, renting the tents, chairs, tables, dishes, sound system, wedding cake, music, invitations, oh my) and we are trying to take it all in stride. Enjoy the process, you know? These updates make my Mom happy so I will continue them in the coming months.

Any thoughts on colors?

p.s. I also have a dress!