Friday, May 27, 2011

OMG.....tomorrow is the big day!!!!!!

I am getting soooooo exited!!!!  I have been a bundle of energy and nerves today.....seems that a LOT got on my nerves today.  I just want to get to 1:30pm tomorrow and do it!!!  But seriously, not everything went as planned today, mostly due to one type of miscommunication or another, or just plain old lack of communication.  I'm not going to go into details, but let's just say I about flipped out when we were setting up this afternoon!

I took my moment to vent to a few "safe" people (those not involved in why I was upset and that I knew would be supportive of me), then Brian got me, pulled me to a corner, and made me laugh and just really calmed me down.  He is so good at that - always knowing how to calm me down and make me put things into perspective when I'm upset about something.

I have a few more things to do tonight before hitting the sack - I was thinking about printing programs, but have decided against it.  I just can't seem to put together an original thought as far as stuff to put on it, and we don't have anything set as far as music for the ceremony (I do have a CD of chosen music that will randomly play before and during the ceremony), and Brian picked out the song for our first dance.  We aren't doing all the other dances that are traditionally done at weddings, such as the mother/son dance, or father/daughter dance....I'm actually thinking of throwing in some silly songs such as The Chicken Dance and The Hokey Pokey.....hmmmm, wonder if anyone would dance to those?????  LOL

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mom is home!

Picked Mom and Marion up from the airport glad they are home!  They are pleased with Michael's painting and redecorating of the upstairs bedroom and bathroom.  Mom knew about the bathroom, but Marion didn't, and he was surprised and very pleased with the new look!  I could tell Mom was still sad about Bitsy's death, we talked about it a lot on and off, and she seemed to avoid the kitchen (which was Bitsy's room).

Mom and I are going shopping today to get the last of the things for the wedding.  Can't wait to spend some one-on-one time with her!

My allergies/bronchitis are getting better.  I had a Z-pack refill left from last summer that I got filled Wednesday and it seems to have helped.  I'm still coughing, but it has eased up some, and the congestion is getting better (thanks Mucinex!)  Although I did wake up at 3am with that annoying tickly cough that wasn't bad, just wouldn't go away, so I had to use a cough drop.  And of course I kept falling asleep and then waking up, worried I was going to choke on it.  LOL  Needless to say I didn't sleep well after that.

Got some laundry started this morning, I imagine Brian will work on it while I'm gone off with Mom. 

6 more days!!!!!  I'm not nervous yet, well for the most part.  I worry about how things will go down Saturday, will they go smoothly, will there be bumps and interruptions, etc.  I suppose all brides feel that way when they're approaching their wedding day.  I just have become such a stickler on planning and details, and lately, whenever I've made plans, they've gotten messed up at the last minute and it has caused me great stress. 

For example, before Mom left for England, I had made plans one Saturday to go dress shopping with her and her friends, and I don't recall the details, but the timing got all changed around and I didn't get to do what I wanted to do, so it just really stressed me out.  Then a few Fridays ago, I took the afternoon off from work so that we could go get our marriage license and I could go steam clean the carpet at Mom's, and those plans got screwed up and nothing got accomplished that afternoon.

Then I leave early from work Friday so that we can take care of some things, including that ever elusive marriage license, and stupid old biddy (sorry if any of you are related to her!) at the Clayton County probate court office said we had to have certified copies of our divorce papers, AND that our pre-marital counseling document had to be notarized.  Okay, so the county website does say that the divorce papers have to be certified copies so she was right about that, but NO WHERE does it say the pre-marital counseling documents have to be notarized.  So anyways, we Googled surrounding counties and were able to go to Spalding County to get our license (and it was much less expensive there too!)  So we are good to go for Saturday!

I hope you all have a great week!!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday already?!?!?!?!?

Wow, the weekends just go by too fast!  Went to Tyler and Hannah's wedding last night - couldn't have asked for better weather!  Not too hot, sitting in the shade (yes it was an outdoor wedding) - just an absolutely beautiful setting(down by the river and under the trees) and ceremony! 

Silly old me got lost on the way home.  I missed a turn somewhere - all I can say is thank God for GPS! 

Did a lot of house cleaning today - got all the laundry done, and the only thing left to do now is put away the wedding shower gifts, sweep & mop the kitchen, vacuum the living room, and put away the laundry.  Still a lot to do!

Fixed some really good spaghetti tonight with fresh mushrooms.  Yummy!

Was kinda cool outside today - I sorta wish I hadn't slept til noon so that I could have taken Dominion to the dog park again.  But, I apparently needed the rest, so I got it.  At least I managed to get busy and stay busy throughout the day, until after dinner was finished and the kitchen cleaned up.  Can't wait to eat those spaghetti leftovers tomorrow!

I hope everyone has a great week!  My momma will be home Saturday!  yay!!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The last 48 hours.....

.....have been tough.  We (me, Brian, Michael, my uncle and his wife) made the decision Thursday night to take my mother's 17 year old mixed breed dog and have her put to sleep on Friday.  Bitsy has been blind and pretty much deaf for most of the last 2+ years, but was still getting along well.  Her arthritis was getting worse, and there were some other issues I won't go into that led us to know we made the right decision.

It's just tough since Mom and Marion are in England.  I knew it was going to upset Mom, and we were really hoping that Bitsy would make it until they returned next Saturday, but we just didn't feel it would be fair to Bitsy to make her suffer any longer.  Marion broke the news to her when he got home from work yesterday afternoon, and of course she is very sad, but in her email to us she was very understanding and thankful for the wonderful treatment that Bitsy received in her absence.

Per my mother's wishes, Bitsy will be cremated.  Thankfully we had discussed all this before they left for England - I knew it would be most likely that Bitsy would pass while they were gone, and I wanted to know Mom's wishes for how she wanted her remains handled, so I made sure we had that discussion.

My aunt was gracious enough to take Bitsy for us yesterday morning.  I was planning on handling it myself in the afternoon, but as emotional a person that I am, I wanted someone to go with me and there was no one available.  Cynthia was only available in the morning, and said she wouldn't mind taking her by herself.  I am so appreciative of her for doing that for us!

Anyways, we are all grieving over a beautiful dog who's life has come to an end.  I know, nothing lives forever, and I absolutely know that we made the right decision.  I'm just sad to know she's gone.  She was such a sweet dog. 

RIP Bitsy  1994 - 5/13/2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hackers.....and more fun stuff....

So, I wake up this morning to a text message telling me that someone tried to access my de***********er yahoo email using my security questions.  Not trusting this message, nor the ones that were sent to my various "backup" emails, I went straight to the computer and logged into the account.  Hmmm.....messages were received via email and text just after 2am.  Corresponding stalker visits were all within a 30 minute time frame of those messages.  Coincidence?  I think not.  I could be wrong, but it's just too strange of a coincidence to not be the stalker.  Funny thing is, the email they attempted to hack is NOT my primary email address.  Therefore, there's not much interesting stuff to be found in it.  Oh well, passwords get changed and life goes on!

Had a totally awesome workout yesterday and felt so great in the afternoon!  Wednesday had just been an awful day, with bad, bad sinus headaches and allergy issues.  Bad enough to go home early from work and sleep most of the afternoon and evening away.  But damn did I feel good when I got up yesterday morning.  I'm still congested, but the sneezing has gotten better.  I just wish the cough would go away.

I managed to make it to mid-May before being hit by the allergy bastards, and hit me they have.  Today is not a bad day, other than I'm still congested and coughing.  I got my friend Mucinex by my side, and I'm hoping that knocks it out in a few days.

Can't wait til Tyler and Hannah's wedding tomorrow night!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Whiny Tuesday.....

Yeah, I couldn't wait and make it Whiny Wednesday.  I'm whiny today.  Actually, the whiny started yesterday.  I get like this when I'm hopelessly sick.  The allergies and sinus stuff started Sunday night, very very mildly, then kicked my ASS yesterday afternoon.  I did manage to make it to the gym and do upper body on the weights, sat in the sauna for maybe 3-4 minutes, then left.  I couldn't even wait around for the tanning bed, I felt so bad. 

Stupid sinus headache, pressure, sore throat and congestion.  I'm totally surprised I made it til May before this stuff started.  I thought with the Claritin every night, I'd head it off at the pass, and maybe that just prolonged the inevitable, who knows. 

I went to Walmart after the gym because I needed to pick up something to eat and my blood pressure meds.  Any other time, when I go to the pharmacy to pick up an Rx, there's just one or 2 people in line, but when you feel like shit, there's 8.  And the first two are "special", that take FOREVER!!!!  Then the lady in front of you is told that her insurance won't pay for her Rx until she tries a particular OTC med, which the cashier told her, and when asked how much the Rx was without insurance and was told "$100+" she's like "okay - what's that OTC again????"  LOL  So at least I got a laugh out of it.

So last night I was crashed out by 8pm, woke up right before 11, showered, harvested my Farmville crops, then back in bed.  Felt somewhat tired this morning, but the headache and pressure were much better.  May try out my Neti pot tonight for the first time.  I hope that helps. 

Daddy just helped me figure out what caused this - Sunday Brian and I raked up the straw we had put down at Mom's for the grass, and because we watered the straw covered areas, there's probably mold growing in the straw.  I raked that stuff, and picked it up to put in the wheelbarrow, and dumped it, so I was directly exposed to that shit.  Dammit.  I was so happy that I avoided this crap this year!

Time to dope up again......maybe take my shower and crash out before 11pm tonight.  Good night peeps!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Love will lead you back....

Saying goodbye
Is never an easy thing
But you never said
That you'd stay forever.
So if you must go,
Oh! darling I set you free,
But I know in time 
That we'll be together.

I won't try
To stop you now from leaving
'Cause in my heart I know

Love will lead you back,
Someday I just know that
Love will lead you back to my arms,
Where you belong.
I'm sure, sure as stars are shining
One day you will find me again, it won't be long,
One of these days our love will lead you back.

One of these nights,
Oooh!  I'll hear your voice again,
You're gonna say
Ooh! how much you missed me.
You'll walk out this door,
But someday you'll walk back in,
And darling I know ooh!
I know this will be.

Sometimes it takes some time out on your own
Now to find y our way back home

No, of course I didn't write that, it's a Taylor Dayne song back from the late 80's or early 90's....just saw the video posted on another website and thought I'd share the lyrics the link is below....

Taylor Dayne...Love Will Lead You Back

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I called my mom in jolly old England today - it was so great to hear her voice!  And it just made me miss her....a LOT!  I've kind of been in denial over it all since she left, but it hit today when I heard her voice.  But the fantastic news is she will be home on the 21st - 13 more days!

And only 20 more days til I get married!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thankful Thursday.....

I have so many things to be thankful for - my life, my health,  my job, my son, my fiance, my family, my fiance's family.....there's just so many things that I don't think I can list them all.  I need to remember all these things that I have in my life that are positive whenever I start focusing on the negative.

I had a situation arise on Sunday that had me extremely upset.  I can't mention it on here yet, as the situation isn't resolved yet and am not sure when it will be resolved, and just in case someone in particular that has something to do with this situation reads my blog, I can't have her know until the deed is done.  I know exactly what the resolution will be, it's just a matter of time.  And no, this doesn't involve any personal relationships between myself and anyone else.  (sorry to be so vague, just going into a little bit of history for the week)

I had some good workouts this week at the gym - upper body, then lower body, and back to upper body again tonight with one lower body set (leg press - 340lbs woo hoo!!!)  I also used heavier weights on the triceps pull-downs we were doing than I've used before (90lbs).  I think I'd just been doing 40 or 50 lbs just last week - I don't think I've gained that much strength that fast, I think I'm just pushing myself to go up a level or 2 or more to make sure I really work my muscles.

Listening to Scream 2 in the background - I forgot how annoying those movies are.  LOL 

Bridal shower this weekend - woo hoo!!!  I can't wait to see everyone and have a little fun.  Then the next weekend, Tyler and Hannah get married, then Mom and Marion will be home the following weekend, and then it's MY weekend!!!!!  I so can't wait!  I'm starting to get really excited about it!  No more nightmares for now, but I'm sure I just jinxed myself and will be having some now!

Steven had his band concert last night.  It was really good.  All 3 band groups performed, and they were all really good.  We had a great time, and of course Brian and Steven had to cut up when we left, and then at Chick-fil-A they were both off the chain with some craziness.  Never a dull moment with those 2 around!

I hope you all have had a great week, and that you'll have a wonderful weekend!