Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Let's Try This Again

Ok - it looks like I can finally upload pics, so here's the dress. There is a lot of light in these pictures so you can't tell, but the whole dress is actually a lilac color. The description on eBay says the skirt is a crepe material with crinoline underneath.

BTW - I'm so glad to hear people say they like the pasta station - I think we (MOM) were a little worried that maybe a more traditional meal was appropriate.


I tried uploading the dress pics but blogger is not cooperating - I'll try again later.

Also - just in case you didn't know - Midol and Dove dark chocolate are the best things ever invented.

That is all.

Wedding Update 1,559,987,651,366

We paid a deposit with the caterer last night - here's the menu:

Fresh fruit display with chocolate fondue
Assorted cheese tray served with crackers
Garden veggie tray with southern ranch dip

And for the main course, a pasta station with choice of Ziti, Bow Tie, or Fettuccini noodles - Marinara, Alfredo, or pesto sauce - Grilled chicken, baby shrimp, or italian sausage - sun dried tomatoes, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini. With that comes salad, and dinner rolls with butter, and a choice of two of the following beverages: coffee, iced tea, lemonade, and wedding punch.

Also included are decorations and linens for all the food tables to match our colors, china, and cake cutting and passing service. I think the quote was like $1,700 for 50 people for four hours and that includes the servers.

I think we pretty much decided that we are going to just do playlists on the iPod for music - so if anyone has any songs they want to donate......

We found a dress I really like for the flower girl on eBay - when I go home at lunch time I will post a picture.

We still have to pick out flowers to make the boquets and decide on decorations, but other than that, I think we're done. I want to book a hotel for the wedding night on St. Pete Beach and we would like to go to the Keys for our honeymoon, but I don't know that we'll be able to afford it. That may have to wait a while - but it will happen eventually.

So Friday I took the day off to finish packing (or maybe to actually start) since Saturday the whole motley crew is showing up to load my stuff up and take it to Gainesville. I think while I'm home that day I'll call the staffing agency in Gainesville and have them start looking for employment for me. Hopefully they'll have something lined up fairly quickly. I still may post on my own as well depending on what they find and how fast.

Still waiting to hear back on biopsy results.

More later.

Because it makes ME feel better

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


So I've been debating all day on whether or not I should post this, but in the end decided it would be ok.

About a month ago I went in for my "yearly exam" - they called a few days later to tell me the results were abnormal and referred me to a specialist. I was a little nervous at first, but several people assured me that most women get an abnormal result at least once in their life and if it was serious they would have rushed everything along.

Well I promptly forgot about it until yesterday - my follow up visit with the specialist. It seems the first test yielded what they call "pre-cancerous" cells. So they did a biopsy yesterday, results to follow in a week. There is the possibility of a very uncomfortable procedure in my future to remove the cells.....

Just another thing to stress about with everything else that is going on. I admit I haven't really done any research yet, so I don't know all there is to know about it, but I am just slightly freaked out by the whole thing. While good thoughts are welcome and appreciated, please don't tell me not to worry about it and it's nothing....I think if one more person tells me this I will hit someone. It may be that it truly is nothing to worry about but it's my body right? I get to be concerned and worried if I want to.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed anyway, and trying not to think to much about it until I hear results - I'll update then if anyone is interested.

Thursday, July 20, 2006


I have the contract in my hot little hand. I paid the deposit, the place is ours!!!! Now I can FINALLY send out invitations. Ya think 3 months notice is ok?

More Wedding Updates

Ok - are you all sick of hearing about this stuff yet??????

We met with the photographer yesterday, his pictures are awesome, so we hired him. AND - $410 total for the ceremony and reception. WOOOOO HOOOOO

We're thinking we may not need a DJ after all. I don't know if anyone in the family will dance. I'm thinking I'll create a wedding mix on the iPod or something.

Yesterday I had a HUGE scare with the venue. We met with the Manager of the place two weeks ago, decided we liked it, and he agreed to hold it for us. His secretary (who does the contracts) was going to be on vacation all the following week (last week) and so he told us to call back sometime this week so we could have her write up the contract. Well, I called yesterday morning, and she tells me that they are already booked on that day.


At this point I start panicking. I told her he promised us that he would hold the room until she was back and she said sorry, it's already reserved. So I get in touch with the guy we originally talked to and tell him this must be some kind of mistake, you told us you would hold it until the secretary was back. Well he didn't get back to me right away, so I spent the first few hours of the day literally in tears cause I knew there was no way we'd find another place on such short notice. Finally he got back to me and said sorry for the mistake, we'll move the other party. And all was right with the world again..... I'm going this afternoon to sign the contract and drop off the deposit. Hopefully, we don't have anymore big scares like that, I don't think I can take it.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

LA la la de da.....

I am sooooo bored right now! I am in class and we are writing complaint and response letters to our fellow classmates about our fake companies. I would be working on my complaint response right now except the person who was supposed to write me spent 45 minutes typing his letter and then sent it to e-mail oblivion. He can't find it in his sent box so he is now re-typing. Yippy, now I get to write my response on my own time.....grrr.

Wedding Updates

So we did NOT find a dress for the flower girl this weekend. We looked at Burlington Coat Factory, and while they do have some cute stuff, it is not quite as nice as I am looking for. We also went to a consignment shop and found a few things we liked, but one was too small and the other needed to be hemmed, but all the pretty designs that made us like it were at the bottom of the dress. We also went to visit my Aunt and ate at one of the Amish restaurants down there. I got some Peanut Butter, Apple Butter, and two different kinds of cheeses. I have to remember next time I am down there to get a Shoofly Pie and a Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for the future in-laws.

Had to change the meeting with the photographer to tomorrow. I also have someone coming to pick up my dresser tomorrow. I now have sold all the big furniture I wanted to get rid of before the move (YAY!).

Next Tuesday we are meeting with the caterer. They are available, so hopefully the food tastes good.

Did not get invitations out this weekend and seeing as how I had errands to run at lunch and class tonight, they will probably not go out until tomorrow.

My brother finally went and got measured for his tux today....YAY

I have to also go tomorrow at lunch to Merle Norman, I heard they have really good tatoo covering makeup. Don't want an armband in my wedding pictures thanks.

Still have to go pick out flowers for the boquets, find a DJ, see about renting a gazebo/chairs if we want to have the ceremony outdoors.

Still need to finalize plans for reception so I can call and have them write up a contract for me. We need to decide how many round tables vs. long tables etc.

Got a bunch of boxes today, just need to go buy packing tape. I am taking next Friday off so hopefully I can get all the packing done that I have left (which will probably be a lot) before the big move that weekend.

Sheesh. Anyone want to volunteer to help me????

Saturday, July 15, 2006

What Patients Say During C0lnoscopies........

C0lonoscopies are no joke , but these comments during the exam were quite humorous..... A physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their c0lonoscopies:

1. "Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before!
2. "Find Amelia Earhart yet?"
3. "Can you hear me NOW?"
4. "Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"
5. "You know, in Arkansas , we're now legally married."
6. "Any sign of the trapped miners, Chief?"
7. "You put your left hand in, you take your left hand out..."
8. "Hey! Now I know how a Muppet feels!"
9. "If your hand doesn't fit, you must quit!
10. "Hey Doc, let me know if you find my dignity."
11. "You used to be an executive at Enron, didn't you?"
12. "God, now I know why I am not gay."

And the best one of all...

13. "Could you write a note for my wife saying that my head is not up here?"

Thursday, July 13, 2006

More Truth

Ok, I know it's a lot in one day, but I don't usually get more than one thing I think is really funny in a day......

You might be a Floridian if...

"Down South" means Key West

"Panhandling" means going to Pensacola.

You think no-one over 70 should be allowed to drive.

Flip-flops are everyday wear, shoes are for business meetings and church. No, wait, flip flops are good for church too, unless it's Easter or Christmas.

Sweet tea can be served at any meal.

An alligator once walked through your neighborhood.

You smirk when a game show's "Grand Prize" is a trip or cruise to Florida.

You measure distance in minutes.

You have a drawer full of bathing suits, and one sweatshirt.

You get annoyed at the tourists who feed seagulls.

All the local festivals are named after a fruit.

A mountain is any hill 100 feet above sea level.

You think everyone from a bigger city has a northern accent.

You know the four seasons really are: almost summer, summer, not summer but really hot, and Christmas.

It's not soda, cola, or's coke, regardless of brand or flavor, "What kinda coke you want?"

Anything under 95 is just warm.

You've hosted a hurricane party.

You go to a theme park for an afternoon, and know when to get on the best rides.

You pass on the right and honk at the elderly.

You understand the futility of exterminating cockroaches.

You can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee and Withlacoochee.

You understand why it's better to have a friend with a boat, than have a boat yourself.

Bumper stickers on the pickup in front of you include: various fish, NRA, and a confederate flag.

You were 8 before you realized they made houses without pools.

You were 12 when you first met someone who couldn't swim.

You get angry when people say "Florida isn't really part of the SOUTH"

You've worn shorts and used the A/C on Christmas.

You know what the "stingray shuffle" is, and why it's important!

You recognize Miami-Dade as " Northern Cuba"

Ain't It the Truth??!!??


Before I lay me down to sleep,
I pray for a man, who's not a creep,
One who's handsome, smart and strong
One who loves to listen long,
One who thinks before he speaks,
One who'll call, not wait for weeks.
I pray he's gainfully employed,
When I spend his cash, won't be annoyed.
Pulls out my chair and opens my door,
Massages my back and begs to do more.
Oh! Send me a man who'll make love to my mind,
Knows what to answer to "how big is my behind?"
I pray that this man will love me to no end,
And always be my very best friend.


I pray for a deaf-mute nymphomaniac with huge boobs
Who owns a liquor store and a fishing boat. This
Doesn't rhyme and I don't give a shit.

Back Again!

So I've kind of dropped of the face of blogger for a few days, but hey, I've got a lot of stuff going on! So here's some updates for you....

I've got the invitations just about done, they should go out this weekend. And they look good....YAY me!

Mom will be calling two caterers we picked tomorrow. Hopefully at least one is available.

I'll be meeting with a VERY reasonably priced photographer on Monday - he works with Mom's BF so he comes with good references (Mom's BF is a graphic artist - so he knows good pictures).

We're going shopping Saturday with the flower girl to hopefully find a dress. Keep your fingers crossed.

My class is going really good - it's Professional Writing, so all we're doing is letters and memo's and resumes - and I just did my resume, so I don't have to do it, I can just turn in the one I have, YAY! Oh yea, and I did end up with an A in Principles of Management...YAY for 100% reimbursement!

I'm calling the staffing office in Gainesville tomorrow (the same office that got me my current job) so they can start the search for me.

So far I've gotten by bookcase and my massive paperback collection already in Gainesville and about 5 more boxes (plus my already boxed Christmas stuff) ready to go. My plan is to take a few boxes with me every weekend until moving day to cut down on the stuff we have to haul up there. He's got a few friends with enclosed trailers who are coming down to help us move my stuff.

Oh yea, and anyone who watched the world cup should go here and try this game.....

Later Peeps

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Happy Birthday!

So I hear that it's a certain bloggers in honor of the occasion, here's some stuff I think T1G needs to survive his 39th year......

Maybe he can use this to get some ideas on how to control his rodent problem.....

Then a t-shirt to celebrate after he is successful.

He's going to need lots of beer......

This might come in handy too.

Oh yea, and here's a picture I snuck after the big birthday bash.......

Happy Birthday T1G, I hope you enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

YAY! We Have a Place!!!

We found a place to have the ceremony and reception!!! YAY!!!!!! One more thing down.

Oh yea, and I bought a tiara and shoes to go with my dress - and tonight we are bidding on a pearl earring and necklace set to wear with it.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

I Think I May Like This Class.....

They have computers in the classrooms.....They better hope I don't get bored! Right now we're gossiping and waiting on the instructor. Stay tuned!

Way too much to do and Way too little time.....

Oh god help me before I lose my mind. I just realized this morning that I have three weeks left to pack up my apartment. AAAACCCCKKKKK!!!! I still have to find a job up there, and plan this wedding. I think I may lose my mind before it's all done. If anything could drive a person to drink.....

Anyway - I found the tiara I liked from David's Bridal on eBay last night for $20 - it was $150 in the store. I also found the shoes I liked for $24.95 - they were $55 in the store. Woo Hoo for eBay.

Expect any posting I do (or don't do) in the next few weeks to be rushed and stressed sounding. Hell, I might even drive the rest of you crazy just reading about it. Oh yea, and if anyone has any boxes, send them my way.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

I have a dress!!!!

Here it is....

The one I originally wanted was to heavy and hot, I didn't even feel like I could walk in it. This one is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Here's the bridesmaid dress we got....

And, we may have found a place for the reception (and it's cheap). HOORAY!!!!!!