Thursday, October 28, 2010


The challenge is not to be perfect, but to be whole.

~Jane Fonda

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weight Loss Parallels

My great weight-loss journey has begun. I'm nearly 10-pounds down, and I'm still going strong.

It's very, VERY tough, but being able to look forward to pizza once a week, makes it worth it. GAH -- Pizza. I just love, love, love it!

Sure a lot of this has to do with getting to the gown, but I need more energy to be able to deal work, and wedding planning. OMG. We're like eight months out. HOLY SHIT.

While I work on me, Mom is also working on she.

She's nearly 40 pounds down and looks like a different person. One day... with her some 9 back surgeries, several neck surgeries, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis... she got on a bike, and never looked back.

The crazy woman rides like four miles a day on a bike!

The pounds are melting off. There's no doubt she'll be asking to borrow my clothes soon. She's on a mission and it's kind of inspiring.

I can't let mom be skinnier than me, but she's certainly gonna try.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wedding Planning Update

Okay eight months until the "I do's."

Time for a progress check!

We've got:

The location
My dress
The bridesmaid dresses/shoes picked out
The photographer
The DJ

Okay well in my head it seemed like a lot done.

The list keeps growing. Ah, will I ever get it done?

Here's some thoughts that are swimming through my head about other stuff:

I think I decided to do a candy table as favors. Candy can be so PRETTY. And it's a good way to display some of my key wedding colors. And who doesn't love candy?

Something came up, and one of my bridesmaids won't be able to be in the wedding. So sweet Jimmy suggested to have the wedding videoed so she could feel like she's there. We decided against that at the get go to save cash, but he thinks we can get a deal.

We pretty much decided what wedding ring we'll be getting Jimmy. Thank you Brides magazine.

I'm going back and forth on centerpieces -- Floral, funky or fruit? Candles, mirrors or vases? We'll see how that one ends up.

I think I picked out the invites, but haven't nailed them down yet.

I lost 6.6 pounds! My wedding weight-loss journey continues, though.

There are some little projects that I want to knock out -- a ribbon wreath, and a some hanging paper balls. (Etsy is selling them for like $600. I'm determined to do them myself.)

Hair up for wedding with flower, hair down with flower for trash the dress session the day after?

Okay... I think that's it for now.

Overwhelming feelins setting in...

Monday, October 11, 2010


You can't control what others do.

The advice given to me by someone who spent a lot of money on therapy. That second-hand knowledge continues to help me tremendously.

People make their own paths, and while sometimes I think we're all hopping and skipping along the SAME path... someone makes a hard left, and POOF! They're gone.

Sometimes I just want to pull my hair out.

But, life goes on whether I get angry, sad, mad or blue.

So repeat as needed... You can't control what others do.

Ah, life.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

These are too good not to share.
These shoes are what my bridesmaids -- all 11 of them -- will wear.
Love , love, love them!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Practicing for Wifehood

Since I don't know what a first down is... this is me trying to be a good fiance.