Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tonight, New Years Eve, AJS and I have the most fabulous of plans. We are going to a private, black tie optional event at the very schmancy engineers club. While I certainly love being fabulous, I have some concerns:

1. My shoes are not great. I thought about splurging on my fabulous potential wedding shoes but of course, I didn't get my act together in time. So, I have a kinda cheap pair that will do, but I certainly don't love

2. I have no jewelry. Again, this would have been a great excuse to buy some fabulous chandelier earrings or a sparkly necklace that could be worn at the wedding, but I did not do that.

3. My dress is my green recital dress. I haven't worn this in public in quite a while, and while its kind of pretty, its awfully plain and from a different time in my life. I guess its classy enough, but I don't feel 100% confident.

4. Worst of all, I decided that yesterday would be the day I started the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. To do this program, one needs only two hand weights. The only ones I have are 8 lbs each, which EVEN THE BUFF MODELS IN THE DVD did not use. They all had 2 or 3 lbs, tops. My legs and arms are KILLING me. The evening will begin with a dance lesson, which would normally be fun but may be excruciating. sigh... that's what I get for trying to shape up for May.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

update: my envelope from arrived, but in a plastic bag with a heartfelt apology from the postal service. The envelope was ripped with no cardstock samples to be found. Sad. I am working to rectify the situation.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I know there are people in the world who have a great deal more finesse and style than I do. I know that because for some reason, I am really stressed out about the paper for the invitations I'm going to make. Of course I'm not stressed out enough to pay premium for someone to help me (namely, a professional) even though I have no doubt it would be worth it. I ordered my "paper swatches" from a nice online retailer who can send me pre-cut panels to create the "layered pocketfold" invitations I so desire. I ordered about 19 different swatches in both metallic and smooth shades to create a perfect palate. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner, its a perfect example of my afore mentioned tendency to search endlessly for different options and not make any actual decisions. Regardless, I anxiously await the arrival of my little pieces of paper.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My lovely friend L of just sent a video that I simply must share. Happy holidays everyone.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

omg!!! I think I'm biased b/c this puppy looks alot like our precious mocha, but come on! Can it get any cuter than Joe Biden's new doggie?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This should be a skinny spring bride entry, but I'm putting it here instead...many thanks to those of you who took up the push up challenge. I am going strong (or as strong as my flabby arms will allow me) but somewhat burdened by the fact that I also have been attending some sort of fitness almost every day which culminates in push ups. My arms and abs are deliciously achy from this excess of physical activity...the way I imagine I'd feel if I had to do some sort of manual labor rather than sitting on my ass playing guitar with small children. I also can't help but also notice that my mood really is elevated. I feel so much more patient, my attention span is greater: in general I feel pretty good. Why can't I remember the good vibes that come from exercise in those weak moments I can't bring myself to go to the gym? Whats driving me now is the fear that I've gained a few pounds since I purchased my dress a few months ago, and the guilt of wasting money on a new gym membership.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Anyone in? I need a buddy.
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