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chestnutcurls: (roses)
Bad me: I just went to Target and spent $45, with my check card, because I don't have any more cash. :( The past month or so, I've been breaking envelope-system rules right and left. But I'm trying to stock up on the little things I need, like film and hair clippies, before the wedding. That way we should be okay for a while. Evan finally got a car insurance quote yesterday and it was pretty upsetting. However, this morning the guy called him back, and it turns out they were factoring in accidents the car had had before Evan bought it. Duh! So it should be slightly better, but still more than we were expecting. A lot of it is because of where we live. When I moved to my apartment from my parents' nice suburban house, my insurance bill doubled. (Of course, a year later my parked car was plowed into by a drunk driver, thus proving their point.) But if we lived in the suburbs we'd be paying way more in rent and gas, so it all comes out in the wash. Sigh.

Anyway, Target finally has those twenty-roll gift wrap holders. I've been waiting all year to get one. Tossing the gift wrap into Kathy's old closet isn't going to cut it anymore. :) Yay for organization. The other night, in a teasing attempt to woo me, Evan said, "I want to alphabetize something with you." Swoon!

Last night I dreamed that I went to visit anulyraJen and Jason! Jen was really uncomfortable because of the baby, and we were trying to think of something to eat that would make her feel better. That's all I remember. :)

Tonight is our last premarital counseling session. We will give Robert our marriage license and he'll hold on to it for us. Yay! I may not have mentioned it, but one of my co-workers is also getting married, this Saturday. So it's all about the weddings around here. That reminds me, there's a bridal store in Germantown called All About Weddings. I never went to it, but I thought that was an interesting name for a store.

I've finally reached Anne's House of Dreams. I read the first few chapters last night in the living room while the guys were playing Halo, and almost started crying sappy tears right in the middle of their gunfire.

Has anyone read those Tara vs. Sarah columns on MSNBC? They're hilarious. Like a cross between Entertainment Weekly and the old "Even Stevens" segment from the Daily Show.

This time next week, I'll be off of work and at the church telling them where I want the fake trees to go. :D Woo hoo!
chestnutcurls: (roses)
Bad me: I just went to Target and spent $45, with my check card, because I don't have any more cash. :( The past month or so, I've been breaking envelope-system rules right and left. But I'm trying to stock up on the little things I need, like film and hair clippies, before the wedding. That way we should be okay for a while. Evan finally got a car insurance quote yesterday and it was pretty upsetting. However, this morning the guy called him back, and it turns out they were factoring in accidents the car had had before Evan bought it. Duh! So it should be slightly better, but still more than we were expecting. A lot of it is because of where we live. When I moved to my apartment from my parents' nice suburban house, my insurance bill doubled. (Of course, a year later my parked car was plowed into by a drunk driver, thus proving their point.) But if we lived in the suburbs we'd be paying way more in rent and gas, so it all comes out in the wash. Sigh.

Anyway, Target finally has those twenty-roll gift wrap holders. I've been waiting all year to get one. Tossing the gift wrap into Kathy's old closet isn't going to cut it anymore. :) Yay for organization. The other night, in a teasing attempt to woo me, Evan said, "I want to alphabetize something with you." Swoon!

Last night I dreamed that I went to visit anulyraJen and Jason! Jen was really uncomfortable because of the baby, and we were trying to think of something to eat that would make her feel better. That's all I remember. :)

Tonight is our last premarital counseling session. We will give Robert our marriage license and he'll hold on to it for us. Yay! I may not have mentioned it, but one of my co-workers is also getting married, this Saturday. So it's all about the weddings around here. That reminds me, there's a bridal store in Germantown called All About Weddings. I never went to it, but I thought that was an interesting name for a store.

I've finally reached Anne's House of Dreams. I read the first few chapters last night in the living room while the guys were playing Halo, and almost started crying sappy tears right in the middle of their gunfire.

Has anyone read those Tara vs. Sarah columns on MSNBC? They're hilarious. Like a cross between Entertainment Weekly and the old "Even Stevens" segment from the Daily Show.

This time next week, I'll be off of work and at the church telling them where I want the fake trees to go. :D Woo hoo!
chestnutcurls: (weather)
I'm praying for helenangelHelen and dorkiness_haloNicole and almareaKimma, and about half my extended family, today. :( I'm especially worried about my grandma. She's having strange health problems lately and seems confused, and a Category 4/near 5 hurricane is the last thing she needs right now.

I've only been in one hurricane- Hurricane Floyd in 1987- and I think it was a tropical storm by the time it hit. I do remember that the schools closed early, and I got to leave and go to Wendy's with my grandma while my dad boarded up the house. That night I heard a lot of wind through the window shutters, but when I woke up in the morning, the storm was already gone. Wimpy hurricane. There was another time when a strong one came close to Miami, but turned back out to sea at the last minute. I want to say it was Diane, but I don't think that's right.

We picked up Evan's new Cabriolet last night. It is awesome. It's in great shape, has power windows and locks, and did I mention it's a convertible? :D I LOVE it. We drove around with the top down, and came to the stunning realization that he now has a nicer car than I do (even though his is a '95!). I'm so excited I get to ride around in it this weekend.

Speaking of this weekend, I get off work at noon tomorrow! To make the most of my last afternoon off till the wedding (gulp), I have a 12:30 wedding consultation at Libby's Flowers. Hopefully they will be reasonable and I won't have to search all over town. In further good news, the tux situation is getting under control, and I have almost all the addresses I need for the invitations. It's exciting that there are only 86 days left, but this week (for planning and other reasons) I've been more stressed than happy. My Bible time is still in Isaiah, and I've claimed a new verse that is helping me: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. I wasn't feeling very God-centered for a while, but recent worries are turning me back to Him. I guess that's why they happen.
chestnutcurls: (weather)
I'm praying for helenangelHelen and dorkiness_haloNicole and almareaKimma, and about half my extended family, today. :( I'm especially worried about my grandma. She's having strange health problems lately and seems confused, and a Category 4/near 5 hurricane is the last thing she needs right now.

I've only been in one hurricane- Hurricane Floyd in 1987- and I think it was a tropical storm by the time it hit. I do remember that the schools closed early, and I got to leave and go to Wendy's with my grandma while my dad boarded up the house. That night I heard a lot of wind through the window shutters, but when I woke up in the morning, the storm was already gone. Wimpy hurricane. There was another time when a strong one came close to Miami, but turned back out to sea at the last minute. I want to say it was Diane, but I don't think that's right.

We picked up Evan's new Cabriolet last night. It is awesome. It's in great shape, has power windows and locks, and did I mention it's a convertible? :D I LOVE it. We drove around with the top down, and came to the stunning realization that he now has a nicer car than I do (even though his is a '95!). I'm so excited I get to ride around in it this weekend.

Speaking of this weekend, I get off work at noon tomorrow! To make the most of my last afternoon off till the wedding (gulp), I have a 12:30 wedding consultation at Libby's Flowers. Hopefully they will be reasonable and I won't have to search all over town. In further good news, the tux situation is getting under control, and I have almost all the addresses I need for the invitations. It's exciting that there are only 86 days left, but this week (for planning and other reasons) I've been more stressed than happy. My Bible time is still in Isaiah, and I've claimed a new verse that is helping me: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. I wasn't feeling very God-centered for a while, but recent worries are turning me back to Him. I guess that's why they happen.
chestnutcurls: (hope)
My trip-recap entry is taking forever to write, so here's a more current one in the meantime. I've felt a little overwhelmed by various things over the last couple of weeks, but today I'm in a better mood and feel like listing some good things.

- Work has been very busy. Yes, this is a good thing, even though it keeps me from working on aforesaid trip entry. I like it when I have actual work to do...it makes my little fears about job security go away.

- Kathy called me last night. Yay!

- Since I got back, Gandalf has been a changed cat. Kathy, Debra, and Ryan all spent time with him last week, so he was never left to starve, but he'd definitely never been alone that much before. It seems that he doesn't want independence after all. :) He's been allowing me to pet him, following me from room to room, meowing happily when I come home, and even sleeping next to me at night. This is how I thought it would be to have a cat. Amazing!

- I finally applied for my passport today.

- Evan bought a car this afternoon! His parents have loaned him (us) some money so he can get a car that won't fall apart. He was off work today, so he went to look at some dealerships that he'd looked at before. Guess what he got? A VW Cabriolet! My dream car!!! It's red, which makes me nervous about the insurance rate, but...it's a Cabriolet! Please pray with us that nothing will happen to this car. I'm planning to pray over it...I'm totally serious. Because if this one gets smashed, I have absolutely no idea what we'll do. This car HAS to last. I'll stop there because this is supposed to be a happy post. :P

- We're going to McAlister's tonight! I will have a chicken grill salad to celebrate the occasion. You have no idea how glad I am to be back in the land of iced tea. I had exactly one good glass of tea in New England. I've probably drunk about three gallons since we got back. One can only take so much Diet Coke.

Happy belated birthday, unpoedicHannah! You are well-loved. :)
chestnutcurls: (hope)
My trip-recap entry is taking forever to write, so here's a more current one in the meantime. I've felt a little overwhelmed by various things over the last couple of weeks, but today I'm in a better mood and feel like listing some good things.

- Work has been very busy. Yes, this is a good thing, even though it keeps me from working on aforesaid trip entry. I like it when I have actual work to do...it makes my little fears about job security go away.

- Kathy called me last night. Yay!

- Since I got back, Gandalf has been a changed cat. Kathy, Debra, and Ryan all spent time with him last week, so he was never left to starve, but he'd definitely never been alone that much before. It seems that he doesn't want independence after all. :) He's been allowing me to pet him, following me from room to room, meowing happily when I come home, and even sleeping next to me at night. This is how I thought it would be to have a cat. Amazing!

- I finally applied for my passport today.

- Evan bought a car this afternoon! His parents have loaned him (us) some money so he can get a car that won't fall apart. He was off work today, so he went to look at some dealerships that he'd looked at before. Guess what he got? A VW Cabriolet! My dream car!!! It's red, which makes me nervous about the insurance rate, but...it's a Cabriolet! Please pray with us that nothing will happen to this car. I'm planning to pray over it...I'm totally serious. Because if this one gets smashed, I have absolutely no idea what we'll do. This car HAS to last. I'll stop there because this is supposed to be a happy post. :P

- We're going to McAlister's tonight! I will have a chicken grill salad to celebrate the occasion. You have no idea how glad I am to be back in the land of iced tea. I had exactly one good glass of tea in New England. I've probably drunk about three gallons since we got back. One can only take so much Diet Coke.

Happy belated birthday, unpoedicHannah! You are well-loved. :)

update

Aug. 9th, 2004 01:52 pm
chestnutcurls: (balance)
Hi guys. Thanks so much for all your prayers - I know they made a difference! Evan is fine. More about Wreck Day. )

On Saturday, once we were sure Evan felt good enough to go out, we got a lot of things done. We finished our Target registry and did our Home Depot one in one shot. Then we booked our rehearsal dinner, which was a huge load off my mind. Also, last week we signed a DJ whom we all really liked. She recommended a more reasonable photographer (the one we've talked to is pretty expensive), so we're meeting with him on Wednesday. I have a good feeling about him. After that, the only really big thing we need to book is the florist. Woo hoo!

Sunday was a nice day. At church, the wife of one of our Sunday School leaders shared about their recent mission trip to Guatemala. It was very eye-opening. (Did you know Guatemalan children only go to school four hours a day?) I also got to talk to [livejournal.com profile] admael between services. Her new haircolor is very cool. :) After church we went to lunch at Mozzarella's, which Evan and I enjoyed more than usual since we're cutting way back on our eating out. In the afternoon I took a refreshing walk, and later Ryan came over to eat spaghetti with us. I also made an apple pie for Evan- it's his favorite. It was much better than the last one. My cooking is improving! Yay!

So that's what I've been doing. Despite the drama, it ended up being a pretty nice weekend. Our time together was even better knowing how much worse the accident could have been. I can't wait to be married. 110 days! And tonight Kathy is coming over! I haven't seen her since her wedding. This is the longest we've been apart in...well, a long time. :) So I'm excited about hanging out with her. God is good.

update

Aug. 9th, 2004 01:52 pm
chestnutcurls: (balance)
Hi guys. Thanks so much for all your prayers - I know they made a difference! Evan is fine. More about Wreck Day. )

On Saturday, once we were sure Evan felt good enough to go out, we got a lot of things done. We finished our Target registry and did our Home Depot one in one shot. Then we booked our rehearsal dinner, which was a huge load off my mind. Also, last week we signed a DJ whom we all really liked. She recommended a more reasonable photographer (the one we've talked to is pretty expensive), so we're meeting with him on Wednesday. I have a good feeling about him. After that, the only really big thing we need to book is the florist. Woo hoo!

Sunday was a nice day. At church, the wife of one of our Sunday School leaders shared about their recent mission trip to Guatemala. It was very eye-opening. (Did you know Guatemalan children only go to school four hours a day?) I also got to talk to [livejournal.com profile] admael between services. Her new haircolor is very cool. :) After church we went to lunch at Mozzarella's, which Evan and I enjoyed more than usual since we're cutting way back on our eating out. In the afternoon I took a refreshing walk, and later Ryan came over to eat spaghetti with us. I also made an apple pie for Evan- it's his favorite. It was much better than the last one. My cooking is improving! Yay!

So that's what I've been doing. Despite the drama, it ended up being a pretty nice weekend. Our time together was even better knowing how much worse the accident could have been. I can't wait to be married. 110 days! And tonight Kathy is coming over! I haven't seen her since her wedding. This is the longest we've been apart in...well, a long time. :) So I'm excited about hanging out with her. God is good.
chestnutcurls: (Evan & me)
Evan was in a wreck on the way to work this morning. I was on my way to work just now when he called to tell me. Some idiot pulled out into the street at about 40 mph and smashed into the car. Somehow the car got slammed into a gas pump. Evan hit his knee on the dash and it's split or something, I think he just needs stitches because he said it wasn't that bad and he sounded fine. He kept telling me he was okay. He doesn't have health insurance, so I don't know how in the world we're going to pay for it, but the important thing is he's okay. The car is totaled, though. He's had that car for about three weeks.

His cell phone got smashed too, so he was calling from a pay phone. He's going to call me again when he gets to the hospital. I want to go be with him but he said I didn't need to, and I don't even know where they're taking him. So here I sit at work. I feel helpless and freaked out. Please pray. Thanks.
chestnutcurls: (Evan & me)
Evan was in a wreck on the way to work this morning. I was on my way to work just now when he called to tell me. Some idiot pulled out into the street at about 40 mph and smashed into the car. Somehow the car got slammed into a gas pump. Evan hit his knee on the dash and it's split or something, I think he just needs stitches because he said it wasn't that bad and he sounded fine. He kept telling me he was okay. He doesn't have health insurance, so I don't know how in the world we're going to pay for it, but the important thing is he's okay. The car is totaled, though. He's had that car for about three weeks.

His cell phone got smashed too, so he was calling from a pay phone. He's going to call me again when he gets to the hospital. I want to go be with him but he said I didn't need to, and I don't even know where they're taking him. So here I sit at work. I feel helpless and freaked out. Please pray. Thanks.
chestnutcurls: (babies)
Kathy is home! She called me a couple of hours ago. I didn't realize how much I'd missed her until I heard her voice. The honeymoon was good- they parasailed and went on a hot-air balloon ride! She recommends the parasailing, so if they have that in Jamaica, we'll probably go too. Anyway, I'm so glad she's back.

I am so rich in friends. Last night was the last Bible study of the summer at our church, and we had a great time worshiping and spending time with everyone. Our friend Chris is preparing to go off to Mississippi State to be the RUF intern there, so I'm glad we're all getting quality time together. In the middle of singing last night, Evan and I had the great idea to have Matt (who's a groomsman) and Chris sing something before our ceremony. We had been stressing trying to figure out the pre-ceremony music. This way we don't have to inconvenience any additional people. :) We asked them after the study, and they excitedly went back to their posts and "auditioned" different songs for us. We quickly settled on "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," because they have a great arrangement of it that they've already performed for the church. They're comfortable with it, it's a great song, and it has "love" in it, so my mom can't complain that it's not weddingy enough. Also, I don't know if I'd mentioned that Myla wrote a song for our wedding that she and Luke are going to sing during the unity candle. All our friends have heard it and say it's wonderful and will make me cry. Tonight after our IPC study, they're finally going to perform it for us, so expect reviews tomorrow. I'm so humbled by the way things are coming together better than I had planned. Our wedding's going to rock! :)

Oh, and Robert happily agreed to perform our ceremony. Again, most of our friends have talked to him recently and all report that he's really excited. He just got ordained last year, so ours will be the first wedding he's done. How cool is that? Again, God comes through. When will I stop being surprised?

We saw The Village this weekend. I highly recommend it. It's not so much scary as thought-provoking. Unfortunately, I can't really say anything about it without giving it away, so you'll have to take my word for it.

Evan's car inadvertently acquired a name this weekend. On Saturday night he was trying to tell me about his gas mileage and said "Hey, guess how long my fill-up lasted," but I thought he said "my Philip." I thought, is this another car part I don't know about? He clarified, laughed a lot and then said that he refused to have a car named Philip. I told him that was too bad. I mean, my last car was named Petunia. It could be worse. [livejournal.com profile] contradictions and [livejournal.com profile] fettman can be happy. :)

My birthday is in 14 days. I want two things for my birthday: a new watch battery, and a stereo repair. My Kenwood hasn't worked in at least six months and I don't know what's wrong with it...the standby light never goes out, but the stereo won't turn on. If I want to listen to music at home, I have to do it from the computer. It's not the same. So I'd like that fixed. Evan knows this so I assume it'll be taken care of. :)
chestnutcurls: (babies)
Kathy is home! She called me a couple of hours ago. I didn't realize how much I'd missed her until I heard her voice. The honeymoon was good- they parasailed and went on a hot-air balloon ride! She recommends the parasailing, so if they have that in Jamaica, we'll probably go too. Anyway, I'm so glad she's back.

I am so rich in friends. Last night was the last Bible study of the summer at our church, and we had a great time worshiping and spending time with everyone. Our friend Chris is preparing to go off to Mississippi State to be the RUF intern there, so I'm glad we're all getting quality time together. In the middle of singing last night, Evan and I had the great idea to have Matt (who's a groomsman) and Chris sing something before our ceremony. We had been stressing trying to figure out the pre-ceremony music. This way we don't have to inconvenience any additional people. :) We asked them after the study, and they excitedly went back to their posts and "auditioned" different songs for us. We quickly settled on "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," because they have a great arrangement of it that they've already performed for the church. They're comfortable with it, it's a great song, and it has "love" in it, so my mom can't complain that it's not weddingy enough. Also, I don't know if I'd mentioned that Myla wrote a song for our wedding that she and Luke are going to sing during the unity candle. All our friends have heard it and say it's wonderful and will make me cry. Tonight after our IPC study, they're finally going to perform it for us, so expect reviews tomorrow. I'm so humbled by the way things are coming together better than I had planned. Our wedding's going to rock! :)

Oh, and Robert happily agreed to perform our ceremony. Again, most of our friends have talked to him recently and all report that he's really excited. He just got ordained last year, so ours will be the first wedding he's done. How cool is that? Again, God comes through. When will I stop being surprised?

We saw The Village this weekend. I highly recommend it. It's not so much scary as thought-provoking. Unfortunately, I can't really say anything about it without giving it away, so you'll have to take my word for it.

Evan's car inadvertently acquired a name this weekend. On Saturday night he was trying to tell me about his gas mileage and said "Hey, guess how long my fill-up lasted," but I thought he said "my Philip." I thought, is this another car part I don't know about? He clarified, laughed a lot and then said that he refused to have a car named Philip. I told him that was too bad. I mean, my last car was named Petunia. It could be worse. [livejournal.com profile] contradictions and [livejournal.com profile] fettman can be happy. :)

My birthday is in 14 days. I want two things for my birthday: a new watch battery, and a stereo repair. My Kenwood hasn't worked in at least six months and I don't know what's wrong with it...the standby light never goes out, but the stereo won't turn on. If I want to listen to music at home, I have to do it from the computer. It's not the same. So I'd like that fixed. Evan knows this so I assume it'll be taken care of. :)
chestnutcurls: (bridesmaids)
Happy birthday classy_galLisa!

Yay - Evan has his new (to him) car. He actually picked it up Tuesday night. It's a Metro like mine. His is a '94 and mine is a '99, but there's not much difference between them. They look exactly the same inside. This is the nicest car I've ever known him to have. It drives fairly smoothly and the air conditioning works! God has provided. I'm so thankful Evan doesn't have to drive the ticking time bomb anymore. Last night he washed both of our cars, and then we went to the library together. It's still so exciting to me that he likes going to the library as much as I do. Geek love.

Oh, speaking of geekiness, I saw a greeting card that had a picture of Gandalf (the wizard, not my cat) on the front, and said "Happy Birthday from Gandalf!" On the inside it said, "You actually got a little excited, didn't you? Man, what a geek!" Someone should get that for me.

I've been looking at different wordings for wedding invitations, and some of them are pretty funny. The best one I've found so far is "Mr. and Mrs. ___ invite you to witness a miracle - the marriage of their daughter ____!" I told Evan that was the most appropriate, given our history. Instead, he keeps suggesting things like "You are reluctantly invited..." LOL. I guess I'll stick with the traditional phrasing.

Target has those cute pink-and-black initial purses on sale. Of course, all they have is A, L, and R. They never have B! I've been looking forever for an initial purse, and the only one I've found was at Kohl's and it was kind of shoddy-looking. Hey Danielle- if you find a cute B purse in all your purse shopping, let me know. :)

Random observation: On American Idol, everyone kept saying how unique Fantasia was and how they'd never heard someone with her style. Well, I was listening to my 1998 Grammy Nominees CD last week, and you know who sounds exactly like Fantasia? Erykah Badu. Listen if you don't believe me. And where is she now? Weird. On another music note (ha ha), I've noticed all 3 Doors Down songs seem to lead to thoughts of Harry Potter. All those angsty songs about lonely, misunderstood heroes. Any one of them could go on the soundtrack.

So tomorrow my best friend is getting married. And then all the brides will be wives. Except for...(Elle Woods voice)....ME!!! LOL. Just kidding. Man, I'm spastic today. Maybe this is my brain's way of dealing with such a big event. Anyway, I hope everyone has a good weekend!
chestnutcurls: (bridesmaids)
Happy birthday classy_galLisa!

Yay - Evan has his new (to him) car. He actually picked it up Tuesday night. It's a Metro like mine. His is a '94 and mine is a '99, but there's not much difference between them. They look exactly the same inside. This is the nicest car I've ever known him to have. It drives fairly smoothly and the air conditioning works! God has provided. I'm so thankful Evan doesn't have to drive the ticking time bomb anymore. Last night he washed both of our cars, and then we went to the library together. It's still so exciting to me that he likes going to the library as much as I do. Geek love.

Oh, speaking of geekiness, I saw a greeting card that had a picture of Gandalf (the wizard, not my cat) on the front, and said "Happy Birthday from Gandalf!" On the inside it said, "You actually got a little excited, didn't you? Man, what a geek!" Someone should get that for me.

I've been looking at different wordings for wedding invitations, and some of them are pretty funny. The best one I've found so far is "Mr. and Mrs. ___ invite you to witness a miracle - the marriage of their daughter ____!" I told Evan that was the most appropriate, given our history. Instead, he keeps suggesting things like "You are reluctantly invited..." LOL. I guess I'll stick with the traditional phrasing.

Target has those cute pink-and-black initial purses on sale. Of course, all they have is A, L, and R. They never have B! I've been looking forever for an initial purse, and the only one I've found was at Kohl's and it was kind of shoddy-looking. Hey Danielle- if you find a cute B purse in all your purse shopping, let me know. :)

Random observation: On American Idol, everyone kept saying how unique Fantasia was and how they'd never heard someone with her style. Well, I was listening to my 1998 Grammy Nominees CD last week, and you know who sounds exactly like Fantasia? Erykah Badu. Listen if you don't believe me. And where is she now? Weird. On another music note (ha ha), I've noticed all 3 Doors Down songs seem to lead to thoughts of Harry Potter. All those angsty songs about lonely, misunderstood heroes. Any one of them could go on the soundtrack.

So tomorrow my best friend is getting married. And then all the brides will be wives. Except for...(Elle Woods voice)....ME!!! LOL. Just kidding. Man, I'm spastic today. Maybe this is my brain's way of dealing with such a big event. Anyway, I hope everyone has a good weekend!
chestnutcurls: (happy couple)
Evan is fixing my car! Today's his Saturday, so he took me to work and then took the car. It's weird being stranded here without an escape. :P He's so sweet and considerate. It was a fun change seeing him before work, but it's a good thing I usually don't. I'd always get here late. :) The cartoon hearts are thick around my head today. Yesterday I bought our plane tickets to New Hampshire, which was kind of exhilarating. By getting these non-refundable tickets we are vowing to stay together until the end of August. Yay!!!

Lots of exciting things are coming up. I'm getting excited about my trip this weekend- I get to meet [livejournal.com profile] chocomilkbanana, spend time with my sister and Myla, and go to the Gap outlet. You can't get much better than that! And I hear we're going line dancing on Saturday night, so I need to bring my most cowgirlish boots. :) Also, Jessica, Jonathan, and Dania are coming to visit in under a month! I can't believe it.

I really wish I had something more interesting to say, but I don't right now. Sorry.
chestnutcurls: (happy couple)
Evan is fixing my car! Today's his Saturday, so he took me to work and then took the car. It's weird being stranded here without an escape. :P He's so sweet and considerate. It was a fun change seeing him before work, but it's a good thing I usually don't. I'd always get here late. :) The cartoon hearts are thick around my head today. Yesterday I bought our plane tickets to New Hampshire, which was kind of exhilarating. By getting these non-refundable tickets we are vowing to stay together until the end of August. Yay!!!

Lots of exciting things are coming up. I'm getting excited about my trip this weekend- I get to meet [livejournal.com profile] chocomilkbanana, spend time with my sister and Myla, and go to the Gap outlet. You can't get much better than that! And I hear we're going line dancing on Saturday night, so I need to bring my most cowgirlish boots. :) Also, Jessica, Jonathan, and Dania are coming to visit in under a month! I can't believe it.

I really wish I had something more interesting to say, but I don't right now. Sorry.
chestnutcurls: (minas tirith)
I love this time of year. There's a tree on Poplar that has beautiful pinky-white blooms every year...it always reminds me of Anne of Green Gables' Snow Queen. Someday I'll have a yard with a tree like that. :)

My car has an injury. It's started making a horrible scratchy noise, and Evan was able to instantly identify it as a bad wheel bearing. So while I'm in Nashville this weekend, he's going to replace it, the brake pads, and the transmission filter (just because that needed to be done). In return I will bake him an apple pie. He's so good to me, I hardly know how to respond sometimes. Recently I realized that I try hard to keep things "even" in our relationship, which is difficult since he's always doing favors for me. I don't want him to feel taken advantage of...he has enough to deal with on his own. This is my own problem, though, since he's certainly not keeping score. Maybe if I stopped keeping track in some of my other relationships, I'd feel more relaxed.

I'm reading Ezra now, and this morning I had a cool epiphany. In Ezra 4, the exiled Israelites come back to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple. But later, they meet with a lot of opposition from other rulers. Clearly it was God's will for them to do this task, even though others did their best to make it impossible. The opposition they faced was not a sign from God to stop building, but a way of refining them and building patience. I needed to be reminded of this. When it comes to everyday things, and especially relationships, I tend to think that if doors keep closing in your face, maybe whatever you're doing isn't God's will. Sometimes this is true. But it's also true that sometimes God is just saying, "Wait." My own relationship is a pretty good example. :) Anyway, just wanted to share that.
chestnutcurls: (minas tirith)
I love this time of year. There's a tree on Poplar that has beautiful pinky-white blooms every year...it always reminds me of Anne of Green Gables' Snow Queen. Someday I'll have a yard with a tree like that. :)

My car has an injury. It's started making a horrible scratchy noise, and Evan was able to instantly identify it as a bad wheel bearing. So while I'm in Nashville this weekend, he's going to replace it, the brake pads, and the transmission filter (just because that needed to be done). In return I will bake him an apple pie. He's so good to me, I hardly know how to respond sometimes. Recently I realized that I try hard to keep things "even" in our relationship, which is difficult since he's always doing favors for me. I don't want him to feel taken advantage of...he has enough to deal with on his own. This is my own problem, though, since he's certainly not keeping score. Maybe if I stopped keeping track in some of my other relationships, I'd feel more relaxed.

I'm reading Ezra now, and this morning I had a cool epiphany. In Ezra 4, the exiled Israelites come back to Jerusalem to rebuild the Temple. But later, they meet with a lot of opposition from other rulers. Clearly it was God's will for them to do this task, even though others did their best to make it impossible. The opposition they faced was not a sign from God to stop building, but a way of refining them and building patience. I needed to be reminded of this. When it comes to everyday things, and especially relationships, I tend to think that if doors keep closing in your face, maybe whatever you're doing isn't God's will. Sometimes this is true. But it's also true that sometimes God is just saying, "Wait." My own relationship is a pretty good example. :) Anyway, just wanted to share that.

gray day

Nov. 6th, 2003 02:06 pm
chestnutcurls: (jersey tug)
Well, the Revolution is over. I'm going to quote [livejournal.com profile] lifeofbrian and say Matrix > Revolutions > Reloaded. It wasn't what I expected, but it didn't disappoint me. I enjoyed it, even if I spent the last half-hour of it shaking from the tension. (EDIT: I liked this summary from an article in Newsweek online: "If you missed the second part, you will be hopelessly lost. Even if you saw it, expect more confusion than your average action movie delivers. Now it’s not just a matter of man vs. machine, but humans and programs and machines with competing interests.")

This morning on my way to work, as it was raining a little, I skidded going around a curve and slid across two lanes of oncoming traffic. Thankfully, it was near a red light so no one was coming at the time. I never expected that in non-icy conditions. Anyway, I'm thankful God protected me.

Lately I've been in a Christian-music mood, so I'm listening to my WOW 2003 CD a lot. I noticed right away that Steven Curtis Chapman's "Magnificent Obsession" song has exactly the same tune as "Dive," only slower. I'm telling you, it's the same song. Maybe Curds (hi, [livejournal.com profile] dakoda :)) needs to stick to lyrics for a while.

El quizzo del Jessico )

gray day

Nov. 6th, 2003 02:06 pm
chestnutcurls: (jersey tug)
Well, the Revolution is over. I'm going to quote [livejournal.com profile] lifeofbrian and say Matrix > Revolutions > Reloaded. It wasn't what I expected, but it didn't disappoint me. I enjoyed it, even if I spent the last half-hour of it shaking from the tension. (EDIT: I liked this summary from an article in Newsweek online: "If you missed the second part, you will be hopelessly lost. Even if you saw it, expect more confusion than your average action movie delivers. Now it’s not just a matter of man vs. machine, but humans and programs and machines with competing interests.")

This morning on my way to work, as it was raining a little, I skidded going around a curve and slid across two lanes of oncoming traffic. Thankfully, it was near a red light so no one was coming at the time. I never expected that in non-icy conditions. Anyway, I'm thankful God protected me.

Lately I've been in a Christian-music mood, so I'm listening to my WOW 2003 CD a lot. I noticed right away that Steven Curtis Chapman's "Magnificent Obsession" song has exactly the same tune as "Dive," only slower. I'm telling you, it's the same song. Maybe Curds (hi, [livejournal.com profile] dakoda :)) needs to stick to lyrics for a while.

El quizzo del Jessico )

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