Thursday, January 28, 2010
thank you for the sweet emails yesterday.
i'm doing better today.
things are just stressful and kind of tough right now.
i know it will get better.
last night i finally got to see my bestie, whitney.
it was just like old times.
we went to target, got subway on the way home,
made adult beverages and spent hours chatting.
it was a perfect night.
*tonight my sister is spending the night!
billy invited her to sleepover, ha.
i have taken 3 days in a row off from the gym/working out.
i feel extra guilty.
i'll be working out this weekend for sure!
we exchanged my dead dell
for a perfect little mac! i love it!!
this week was a long one.
i'm so glad it's friday!
i hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!
need to be worked out...
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
that shall remain nameless.
all i was thinking was this place looks kinda ghetto.
we talked about not going in.
then figured what the heck.
we are here.
we have an appt.
lets just go check it out.
we walk in the door.
we're "greeted" with a may i help you.
my friend stated we had an appointment at 11.
the lady shot right back, no you don't.
in a snotty attitude and beady eyes.
my friend said yes we do.
the lady once again said no you don't.
i'll look in my book.
her book was a calendar laying open on the counter.
we all looked at it....11:00 - Annie.
bet ms. snooty pants wasn't feeling all high and mighty then.
she didn't apologize for being wrong or anything.
my friend and i went about 20 minutes early thinking we could look around ourselves.
we thought wrong!
the lady explained to us that we will find in our bridal dress shopping experiences that most places do now allow you touch the dresses and look at them yourself.
my friend who was with me said that was a bunch of b.s.
she has been out shopping for dresses for two of her cousins and her other friend many times in the past 6 months and she has never been to a place where they don't let you look around the store. she got married a few years back and said she never had been told that before herself either.
anyway, we followed the rules and took a seat and proceeded to freeze our butts off.
the place had NO HEAT!!
she told us they were having heat problems and to keep our coats on.
it wasn't even 30 degrees outside and it wasn't any warmer in there!
i showed her some photos of dresses i liked.
she pulled around 6 dresses for me, i liked 2 of them.
the store was very small and they didn't have much of a selection.
she was being all smiley and trying to redeem herself.
she seemed too fake though.
i tried on one dress and shivered the entire time.
no clothes, no heat...brrrrrr!
the first dress, i loved!
no photos....that wasn't allowed either.
i didn't even bother to try on the other dress i liked.
it was a size 18, not.gonna.work.
our appt was at 11, we left at 11:10.
with smiles on our faces.
the lady handed us a card and asked us to review our experience.
it was my first bridal dress shopping experience and it was one for the books.
the store that has been in business for 40 years can't afford a sign out front.
it had a banner hung with string.
and bad customer service.
thanks for nothing ms. snooty pants ;)
i did end up going to another store the same day.
where we had an excellent experience, i will post more on that tomorrow.
i have pictures too!!
onto the rest of my weekend....
the dress shopping took place on saturday.
i got to spend the entire day with one of my besties!
we went to the dress stores, out for noodles, made weekly goal charts and played with her adorable little boy who is one. it was such a fun day!
that night i worked out and then billy and i made chicken tortilla soup, it was delicious!!
we watched the wild hockey game and i was asleep by ten.
i got 12 hours of sleep and woke up at 10 sunday morning.
sunday was my brother's birthday, he is 25. crazy to think, he is all grown up! ;)
i did the cardio max workout and then i went to my parents house to have my bro's birthday lunch.
my mom set up a yummy taco bar at his request, we ate and then went downstairs to play buck hunter.
i suck at that game! ha! it was still fun though.
after, i went to the gym and cooked some breakfasts and lunches for the week.
i'll post on that later this week.
then i went back to my parents for part of the vikings game and chili dinner.
what a nail biter of a game! i was quite bummer they lost :(
jeez, i talk about food a lot.....i heart pretty much all food big time ;)
i apologize for the long post with no photos...
lots of photos planned for tomorrow!
i hope everyone had a FABULOUS weekend!!!
btw, "she" (other bestie) never came over last thursday!
we had bad weather and she didn't want to drive.
i don't blame her for that.
we have made plans for this thursday.
hopefully it all works out!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
speaking of dresses...
is it too casual?
would you pair it with gold shoes and accessories...
or what other options are there?
thanks for opinions!!
Monday, January 18, 2010
dom being a ham...
Friday, January 15, 2010
I received this earlier today and thought it was a too funny not to share, a little humor for a Friday afternoon....TGIF!!!
Jennifer's wedding day was fast approaching. Nothing could dampen her excitement, not even her parent's nasty divorce.
Her mother had found the PERFECT dress to wear and would be the best-dressed mother-of-the-bride ever!
A week later, Jennifer was horrified to learn that her father's new young wife had bought the exact same dress as her mother! Jennifer asked her father's new young wife to exchange it, but she refused. 'Absolutely not, I look like a million bucks in this dress, and I'm wearing it,' she replied.
Jennifer told her mother who graciously said, 'Never mind sweetheart. I'll get another dress. After all, it's your special day.' A few days later, they went shopping and did find another gorgeous dress.
When they stopped for lunch, Jennifer asked her mother, 'Aren't you going to return the other dress? You really don't have another occasion where you could wear it.
Her mother just smiled and replied, 'Of course I do, dear. I'm wearing it to the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.'
Have a great weekend everyone!! :)
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
i don't think we will be let down!
we are both equally excited to see him perform!!
billy maybe even a bit more ;)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
tonight, biggest loser is on....
Monday, January 11, 2010
i hope everyone had a great weekend :)
mine was pretty low key.
then billy and i went to Best Buy...
i have a feeling he will look quite dorky doing so...
i got this....
review coming tomorrow...
we had one of their new apps, chicken wanton tacos...
my belly wanted more....
i'm old and that was the excitement of my weekend...
Thursday, January 7, 2010
she will text me and say...
"hey, how are you? i miss you so much? what is new? how is everything?"
all in one text...
i will text her back either right away…
or within an hour...
then i won't hear back from her...
then she will text me and say....
"i'm so sorry for not texting you back...
life is so busy but...
i miss you and love you so much...
i think about you all the time...
and I can’t wait to see you"...
anyway, this whole texting thing has happened at least 6 times in the past 3 months...
it's starting to upset me...
this friend is one of my very best friends...
the girl I used to talk to non-stop…
all day, every day…
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
It was SO MUCH FUN! We ate, had a few beverages and ate some more!
my favorite lil sister came with us too ;)
Billy got me these cute hand warmers from his store yesterday.
They are made out of all recycled products.
I love them and they match my laptop ;)
I might be the only one not watching The Bachelor...
Biggest Loser starts tonight...
When does GLEE come back!?!
I am attempting to start the Shred...
I don't know if miracles can happen but I'm hoping to look at least semi-decent ;)
okay, enough randomness for one day!!
enjoy the rest of your day gals!!
Monday, January 4, 2010
Mine flew by, of course ;)
My brother, Dominic and sister came over for some apps.
I made some really random appetizers, buffalo chicken dip served w/celery sticks.
mini pigs in a blanket w/ketchup....Dominic and Billy were also being silly eating cheetos ;)
Billy and I had a few drinks after they left.
We ended up talking until 5 in the morning.
Ate some little piggies in a blanket, for breakfast & finally got to bed at 6.
Billy had to be to work by 8 the next day, poor B :(
I slept until 3:00, ha!
Billy and I had plans to take out 2 managers that work for him and the 2 lead supervisors, as their Christmas gift. He didn't want to do gifts this year and thought that us all going out for a fun dinner together was a better idea. There was 8 of us total, 2 of the ladies brought their husbands. We went to a hibachi restaurant, Osaka and it was so much fun!!
The guys were doing saké shots and we were all cheering them on.
Here is Billy...I guess they thought it was Billy's birthday so we got to wear some awesome masks, and the entire resturant sang happy birthday....ha! I should also mention our dinner was delicious!! After, we ended up going out with one of the couples to another bar, it was a great night!! I don't think we got home until 1 in the morning, once again poor Billy had to be to work at 8 in the morning. I don't know how he survives on hardly any sleep.
I slept in late again.
Then my sis and I took Dominic to see the new Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel movie. Poor Dom fell asleep during the very first minute of the movie. He was so cute during the previews, we told him the movie was finally starting after 30 minutes of commercials and previews and he yelled "YAY" super loud, the theater was quiet but it got a few laughs.
We lifted the arm rests and Dom laid down on the seats between my sis and I.
After that we met Billy at Best Buy, him and I had plans to make a purchase or two.
B got a monster TV for the living room...
I got a new pink laptop:
Merry Christmas to us :)
I'm glad we waited to buy these items, we got great deals on them!!
After Best Buy we all went back to our house and my brother came over to watch the WILD hockey game with us. We ordered some dinner and had a low key hang out night, we even made it to bed by 10:30 and finally watched The Hangover. Which was a hilarious movie!
I woke up early and took down all the Christmas decor...
Our house feels so empty to me now with all our Christmas decor put away! I think I'm going to have to do a little home decor shopping ;)
Once Billy was home from work we went to my parents for dinner. We stayed until Desperate Housewives was over. Love that show!
Now back to the real world of working full weeks....
I hope everyone had a great weekend!! :)
Best wishes for everyone in 2010