Engagement party and my stupid laptop.

September 24, 2008

Oh, hello there! An update..yippee! Not really. I’m pretty boring! So what’s new on the lilly front? Not much..just having our engagement party get together this weekend..SOoo, I’m planning for that amid the normal muck of everyday life.

We are having a small gathering at our house Saturday afternoon as sort of an engagement party. Basically, we are finally getting both of our parents (and step-parents) into one place, so they can finally meet each other. We figured this would be a nice beginning to a long list of wedding festivities and to-dos, and we also figured it would make things less awkward ont he big day if everyone had already met and talked previously. So long as everyone gets along I guess! We aren’t doing anything big – just a small barbeque of burgers and hot dogs, some homemade baked beans and baked desserts. If everyone feels up to it we may also head to the wedding venue to show them where we will be saying our I dos. Should be fun! The cleaning and prepping the house beforehand..eh..not so much.

I’m also back on a more strict diet on weekdays like I was doing a year ago when I lost the first 10-12 pounds. The wedding day is approaching a lot faster than we thought it would..so I know I need to get back in gear now to be the petite bride I am hoping to be. Don’t get me wrong, I’m pretty small and in shape now..but I like how my face looks better (more defined?) when I’m 135-140lbs..so I want to lose at last 5-10 pounds in the next 9 months. I’m starting now because I know the colder weather holidays are coming upon us now..so if I focus on losing now it won’t be a big deal if I gain a couple during the holiday parties. (Makes it easier to lose everything after January 1st rolls around if I lost some before I pigged out!) So far it has only been a week or so, so nothing really in regards to weight change yet..but it’s a slow process so I’ll be patient. Not eating whatever I want sucks though, and makes me cranky. If I was granted wishes one would definitely be to be able to eat whatever I want, whenever I want..and still be tiny and in shape. It takes qay to long to exercise off 100 calories..compared to the minute or so it takes to consume them!

*Rant* Lastly, my laptop is stupid. It always loses it’s wireless internet connection and sometimes won’t even open firefox. I broke down and reinstalled windows on it today thinking it would solve my problem, but it is not plug and play at all (or fast for that matter..256 mb ram?? UGH!)..so it still needs working internet drivers that don’t suck. The dell support site has about 102 different drivers for networking..Which one do I use turdnuts at dell? Could you be any less helpful? I finally found and installed one that will connect to internet..but it takes about 2 minutes to load each page, regardless of being on a cable connection. Fuck you laptop. I hate you. I have a million things to do on my blogs and web businesses, and I’m forced to sit on my desktop in the basement because despite spending 6 hours on the laptop, it still acts like a piece of splooge. WHen the wedding is over and we pay off our debt..I NEED an up to date laptop…and a couch. Our couch is also a bumpy lumpy turd. *huff*

And I’m off!

Mom's Wedding has come and gone…

September 9, 2008

Well mom’s wedding is now over. I must say I’m relieved because there was a ton of stress leading up to it from drama. I was so happy to come back home when it was over, pull on some pjs and climb into bed. The day went well overall. My mom was happy and had the wedding she hoped for. My brother, Ry and I were in the bridal party…yadda yadda. It was nice to see all my family again too. After moving to Rochester I haven’t been out to Buffalo for many of the get-togethers since they end up being close to 2 hours away from where I am. All my cousins are so grown up now..and tall! I was amazed seeing some of them after not seeing them for a few years. It really is insane how time flies.

Other than that it is now full speed ahead on the planning of my own big day. I ordered a bunch of paper samples from different paper sites to start piecing together the invites, menus and programs. I have to start on our Save the Dates soon too since those should be going out within the next month or so. We’ve been engaged over 8 months now and that’s flown by! We are now under 10 months to the wedding so I know that will fly by too. That’s why I’m trying to get started on all things DIY now.

I kind of fell off the wagon the past month or so in terms of my workout and diet regime…So I’m now trying to get back into that to finish losing the weight and inches I had intended to lose the first time around. I’m now fluctuating between 147 and 148 so only 7-8 pounds or so to go. A big difference from the 20 pounds I was aiming for last year around this time when I was about 160. So I know I can definitely be in my best shape by wedding time if I just keep working out and eating right as much as possible.

That’s it or now.. 😡