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Well, this is an interesting day so far. A big storm blew through around 10:30 this morning and knocked the power out here at work. We all sat around under the battery-powered light for an hour and a half and then decided to go somewhere else. Evan is off today, so he picked me up and took me to Memphis Pizza Cafe for lunch. He paid for me because he has been spoiling me terribly these days. :) I called work when we were done, hoping the power was still off and I could go home, but it had just come back on. So here I am! But I get to leave at 4 because we're having our engagement picture taken today.

This weekend was good. Friday night Evan and I had a date (see? Total spoilage). We had dinner at Corky's and then went to the movies. We wanted to see I Heart Huckabees, but the nearest theater showing it is in Dallas, so we saw Napoleon Dynamite instead. I know some of you (whose tastes I respect) love it, but I have to say, it was bizarre. I'm fairly sure that I'm just too old to appreciate high-school humor. Sad.

Saturday morning I drove up to Nashville, and Debs and I went shoe shopping. I found some nice mule-y Unlisted heels for $15! Such a deal. For dinner we went to Outback with a group of Debra's dorm friends. They're all nice, stable, non-boy-crazy girls, which is great because last year she didn't have girl friends like that around. On Sunday morning I went with her to New Song, where she's been attending for about a month. She loves it. Again, last year she had a hard time finding a church in town, so it's an especially good thing. She told me it was pretty charismatic, and it is, which made me skeptical since I'm not. However, I was very impressed with her pastor and the church in general. In some ways it didn't seem that different from my church. The pastor used several Brenda Sermon Bingo words, like "good theology" and "covenantal." :) I feel good knowing that she's going to a solid church. For lunch we went to Baja Fresh! Then we hung out at her dorm for a while, and then I went home. It seemed like a long drive on the way back and I felt zombieish. When I got home I zoned out with a snack and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion on TV. Then Evan came from work and we had our own reunion. Happiness.

So now that the wedding is so close (40 days tomorrow!), I'm having these scary reality attacks. :) As I was leaving Nashville yesterday, I thought, "Next time I come here, I'll be a married woman." It's a thrilling but scary thought. I mean, Evan is absolutely the one for me and I absolutely want to marry him, but I'm really realizing now what a huge identity change this is going to be. I'll be a wife! What does that mean? Even with my study and preparation, I'm sure I haven't even thought of all the little differences there will be. I feel like I haven't cherished my maidenhood enough, or something. Things won't be the same.

Oh, possible good news: Evan has a good lead on a new part-time job opening up at Ryan's company. It's a power supply company that's open during normal business hours - no weekends! Not to mention that the job itself is a million times better. Will we actually begin our marriage with compatible schedules? Stay tuned!
chestnutcurls: (weather)
Well, this is an interesting day so far. A big storm blew through around 10:30 this morning and knocked the power out here at work. We all sat around under the battery-powered light for an hour and a half and then decided to go somewhere else. Evan is off today, so he picked me up and took me to Memphis Pizza Cafe for lunch. He paid for me because he has been spoiling me terribly these days. :) I called work when we were done, hoping the power was still off and I could go home, but it had just come back on. So here I am! But I get to leave at 4 because we're having our engagement picture taken today.

This weekend was good. Friday night Evan and I had a date (see? Total spoilage). We had dinner at Corky's and then went to the movies. We wanted to see I Heart Huckabees, but the nearest theater showing it is in Dallas, so we saw Napoleon Dynamite instead. I know some of you (whose tastes I respect) love it, but I have to say, it was bizarre. I'm fairly sure that I'm just too old to appreciate high-school humor. Sad.

Saturday morning I drove up to Nashville, and Debs and I went shoe shopping. I found some nice mule-y Unlisted heels for $15! Such a deal. For dinner we went to Outback with a group of Debra's dorm friends. They're all nice, stable, non-boy-crazy girls, which is great because last year she didn't have girl friends like that around. On Sunday morning I went with her to New Song, where she's been attending for about a month. She loves it. Again, last year she had a hard time finding a church in town, so it's an especially good thing. She told me it was pretty charismatic, and it is, which made me skeptical since I'm not. However, I was very impressed with her pastor and the church in general. In some ways it didn't seem that different from my church. The pastor used several Brenda Sermon Bingo words, like "good theology" and "covenantal." :) I feel good knowing that she's going to a solid church. For lunch we went to Baja Fresh! Then we hung out at her dorm for a while, and then I went home. It seemed like a long drive on the way back and I felt zombieish. When I got home I zoned out with a snack and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion on TV. Then Evan came from work and we had our own reunion. Happiness.

So now that the wedding is so close (40 days tomorrow!), I'm having these scary reality attacks. :) As I was leaving Nashville yesterday, I thought, "Next time I come here, I'll be a married woman." It's a thrilling but scary thought. I mean, Evan is absolutely the one for me and I absolutely want to marry him, but I'm really realizing now what a huge identity change this is going to be. I'll be a wife! What does that mean? Even with my study and preparation, I'm sure I haven't even thought of all the little differences there will be. I feel like I haven't cherished my maidenhood enough, or something. Things won't be the same.

Oh, possible good news: Evan has a good lead on a new part-time job opening up at Ryan's company. It's a power supply company that's open during normal business hours - no weekends! Not to mention that the job itself is a million times better. Will we actually begin our marriage with compatible schedules? Stay tuned!
chestnutcurls: (fashion)
Our premarital counseling went well last night. We went over aspects of the ceremony and a few items from the surveys we filled out. We're going to have two more meetings before the wedding, and the next one will be about finances. Robert asked us to have a realistic budget ready for discussion. This is a good idea and shouldn't be too hard, since we have the Crown Financial Study workbook from our Sunday school class. Anyway, Robert is very encouraging and excited about the wedding, so we both felt really good when we left. When we got home, there was a stack of CDs by the door...Kathy had dropped off our wedding slideshow. Her mom does these Powerpoint DVD slide shows with photos, music and special effects. I was really impressed with the result. It even had a menu! :) So now I have it for the shower on Saturday.

Yeah, I don't think I've mentioned here that my traditional bridal shower is on Saturday. We scheduled it during Debra's fall break so she wouldn't be too overwhelmed. It'll be fun! I'm excited. I keep thinking it's tomorrow, though, because it sort of feels like Friday. (I'll never get my days of the week straight.) Unfortunately, I realized a little while ago that I have nothing to wear to my own bridal shower. Clothes frustrate me sometimes. Like today, I'm wearing an outfit that looked cute in my head, but in reality it's ill-fitting, itchy, and too hot (what happened to our nice fall temperatures?). I want to look like the girl from the Old Navy office commercial. You know, the one with the blazer, lacy tank top, and pants from this page. So cute.

My sister, who has joined the journal world on Xanga (it's more popular at her school than LJ), has asked me to make an announcement here. :) She just got accepted to go on a two-week mission trip to the Ukraine next year. As a fundraiser they're selling candles, and she gets half of the profits. I told her I'd spread the word among my LJ friends who like candles. Go say hello and get info if you're so inclined. :)

Time to get some actual office work done.
chestnutcurls: (fashion)
Our premarital counseling went well last night. We went over aspects of the ceremony and a few items from the surveys we filled out. We're going to have two more meetings before the wedding, and the next one will be about finances. Robert asked us to have a realistic budget ready for discussion. This is a good idea and shouldn't be too hard, since we have the Crown Financial Study workbook from our Sunday school class. Anyway, Robert is very encouraging and excited about the wedding, so we both felt really good when we left. When we got home, there was a stack of CDs by the door...Kathy had dropped off our wedding slideshow. Her mom does these Powerpoint DVD slide shows with photos, music and special effects. I was really impressed with the result. It even had a menu! :) So now I have it for the shower on Saturday.

Yeah, I don't think I've mentioned here that my traditional bridal shower is on Saturday. We scheduled it during Debra's fall break so she wouldn't be too overwhelmed. It'll be fun! I'm excited. I keep thinking it's tomorrow, though, because it sort of feels like Friday. (I'll never get my days of the week straight.) Unfortunately, I realized a little while ago that I have nothing to wear to my own bridal shower. Clothes frustrate me sometimes. Like today, I'm wearing an outfit that looked cute in my head, but in reality it's ill-fitting, itchy, and too hot (what happened to our nice fall temperatures?). I want to look like the girl from the Old Navy office commercial. You know, the one with the blazer, lacy tank top, and pants from this page. So cute.

My sister, who has joined the journal world on Xanga (it's more popular at her school than LJ), has asked me to make an announcement here. :) She just got accepted to go on a two-week mission trip to the Ukraine next year. As a fundraiser they're selling candles, and she gets half of the profits. I told her I'd spread the word among my LJ friends who like candles. Go say hello and get info if you're so inclined. :)

Time to get some actual office work done.
chestnutcurls: (tea)
A while back, someone in [livejournal.com profile] weddingplans recommended The Conscious Bride. It was about $1 used on Amazon, so I bought it. I've read several chapters and have mixed feelings about it. It's mostly liberal psychology, but there are a few nuggets of truth. One of the main points is that people fail to realize the loss inherent in marriage - loss of your own family, independence, the identity you've had all your life, etc. Many people don't want to acknowledge these issues, so they use the wedding planning to absorb their sad feelings. Then they wonder why they burst into tears for no reason. Sounds familiar. :P This doesn't mean that you aren't happy about getting married, just that you're dealing with the natural flip side of things. Another point was that it's important to spend time with friends before the wedding, so they can sort of "say goodbye" to you as a single person, since things will be different once you're married. That makes sense. At the same time, though, I want to continue being me. Yes, I'll be a wife and Evan will be my priority (yay! :) ), but I don't plan to stop talking to my friends and family. Wow, this soapbox is old...I hope it doesn't collapse under me.

In a similar vein, Debra called last night to ask me to come to Nashville this weekend. I was planning to go to the Homecoming game and to the fair (since it'll be my only chance to go), so I told her I couldn't. She was upset. I've since e-mailed and offered to come in a few weeks instead. When I mentioned her call to my mom, she indicated disappointment that I was "too busy" to see my sister. Now I feel terrible and selfish. It would be fun to see her and go shopping and stuff...it's just such short notice, I already had plans, and I'm so tired lately. Seriously. I've been in bed by 10 pm for the last three nights, and I still feel lethargic all the time. I am eating okay and taking vitamins, but I now need a Coke to make it through the workday, which is scary. Maybe I have mono or something. :P (ETA: She decided she didn't want anyone to come this weekend after all. Oy.)

Yesterday I finished reading Isaiah. At my speedy quiet-time rate, it took me three months to finish the 66 chapters. Now I'm in James, which I've realized is one of my favorite books of the Bible. It's encouraging and practical. Yay James!

I had other topics to discuss, but it's time to get back to the data checking. I'm hoping to not have to work late, since it's McAlister's night with the guys. My brother goes with us now, which is great. I like hanging out with him.
chestnutcurls: (tea)
A while back, someone in [livejournal.com profile] weddingplans recommended The Conscious Bride. It was about $1 used on Amazon, so I bought it. I've read several chapters and have mixed feelings about it. It's mostly liberal psychology, but there are a few nuggets of truth. One of the main points is that people fail to realize the loss inherent in marriage - loss of your own family, independence, the identity you've had all your life, etc. Many people don't want to acknowledge these issues, so they use the wedding planning to absorb their sad feelings. Then they wonder why they burst into tears for no reason. Sounds familiar. :P This doesn't mean that you aren't happy about getting married, just that you're dealing with the natural flip side of things. Another point was that it's important to spend time with friends before the wedding, so they can sort of "say goodbye" to you as a single person, since things will be different once you're married. That makes sense. At the same time, though, I want to continue being me. Yes, I'll be a wife and Evan will be my priority (yay! :) ), but I don't plan to stop talking to my friends and family. Wow, this soapbox is old...I hope it doesn't collapse under me.

In a similar vein, Debra called last night to ask me to come to Nashville this weekend. I was planning to go to the Homecoming game and to the fair (since it'll be my only chance to go), so I told her I couldn't. She was upset. I've since e-mailed and offered to come in a few weeks instead. When I mentioned her call to my mom, she indicated disappointment that I was "too busy" to see my sister. Now I feel terrible and selfish. It would be fun to see her and go shopping and stuff...it's just such short notice, I already had plans, and I'm so tired lately. Seriously. I've been in bed by 10 pm for the last three nights, and I still feel lethargic all the time. I am eating okay and taking vitamins, but I now need a Coke to make it through the workday, which is scary. Maybe I have mono or something. :P (ETA: She decided she didn't want anyone to come this weekend after all. Oy.)

Yesterday I finished reading Isaiah. At my speedy quiet-time rate, it took me three months to finish the 66 chapters. Now I'm in James, which I've realized is one of my favorite books of the Bible. It's encouraging and practical. Yay James!

I had other topics to discuss, but it's time to get back to the data checking. I'm hoping to not have to work late, since it's McAlister's night with the guys. My brother goes with us now, which is great. I like hanging out with him.
chestnutcurls: (dancing)
La la la. This has been a boring week. It seems like my life is all or nothing. During the months when school is in, I'm busy almost every night. Then summer comes, everything shuts down, and I have nothing to do. I've already finished four decent-length books this month. Well, next week is Emily's wedding week, so I'll have plenty of fun activities then. :)

Last night I made a big mistake. Debra called after her class and wanted to come over. It was almost 9 pm, Ryan was just leaving, and Evan and I really wanted some quiet time together. I explained that to her, and she said it was okay but seemed upset. I felt horrible. Well, she, my mom, and my brother came by earlier to take me to lunch, and she was definitely still mad. I apologized several times but she still acted cool toward me. Lately, finding a balance has been so difficult. I'm trying to make her and Kathy a priority while simultaneously paying attention to Evan, who's used to having a lot of time with me. It's also sad doing things without him, an attitude I used to find very annoying in other people. When did I become the person who wants to be with her boyfriend all the time? What happened to Miss Independent? :P (Speaking of which, I love that Kelly Clarkson song from Love Actually. She's amazing!)

A brief survey )
chestnutcurls: (dancing)
La la la. This has been a boring week. It seems like my life is all or nothing. During the months when school is in, I'm busy almost every night. Then summer comes, everything shuts down, and I have nothing to do. I've already finished four decent-length books this month. Well, next week is Emily's wedding week, so I'll have plenty of fun activities then. :)

Last night I made a big mistake. Debra called after her class and wanted to come over. It was almost 9 pm, Ryan was just leaving, and Evan and I really wanted some quiet time together. I explained that to her, and she said it was okay but seemed upset. I felt horrible. Well, she, my mom, and my brother came by earlier to take me to lunch, and she was definitely still mad. I apologized several times but she still acted cool toward me. Lately, finding a balance has been so difficult. I'm trying to make her and Kathy a priority while simultaneously paying attention to Evan, who's used to having a lot of time with me. It's also sad doing things without him, an attitude I used to find very annoying in other people. When did I become the person who wants to be with her boyfriend all the time? What happened to Miss Independent? :P (Speaking of which, I love that Kelly Clarkson song from Love Actually. She's amazing!)

A brief survey )
chestnutcurls: (Memphis)
I forgot to mention this, but thanks so much to Jen and Jason for sending me a keychain radio scanner thingy (it looks sort of like this). Everyone here thinks it's really cool! Thanks for being in the know and saving me tons of money. :) Now I can have more music variety on my walks. Also, my Friends 'Til The End book finally came in the mail. It's great...I'm reading through it slowly. At some point I want to scan a bunch of the pictures and make icons from them. I've been making a lot of random stock-photography icons lately but never get around to posting them. Are you guys interested?

Tonight I get to go to Macaroni Grill with my family, the guys, and my sister's best friend/roommate, Amanda. I'm excited but feel guilty about my insatiable appetite. On the plus side, I've exercised to some degree every day this week, which is unusual. :) I called the house earlier, and Debra answered and sang her conversation, in English and Spanish, sometimes alternating every other word. When my mom finally wrested the phone from her, she felt like she ought to sing too. LOL. We're weirdos.

I feel such a burden lately for many of you. So many people's lives are changing and I find myself wanting to pray a lot. I wish I was a more eloquent person, so I could pray more specifically instead of saying the same things again and again. I'm going to pull a Lauren and end with a verse: In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. - Jesus, John 16:33.
chestnutcurls: (Memphis)
I forgot to mention this, but thanks so much to Jen and Jason for sending me a keychain radio scanner thingy (it looks sort of like this). Everyone here thinks it's really cool! Thanks for being in the know and saving me tons of money. :) Now I can have more music variety on my walks. Also, my Friends 'Til The End book finally came in the mail. It's great...I'm reading through it slowly. At some point I want to scan a bunch of the pictures and make icons from them. I've been making a lot of random stock-photography icons lately but never get around to posting them. Are you guys interested?

Tonight I get to go to Macaroni Grill with my family, the guys, and my sister's best friend/roommate, Amanda. I'm excited but feel guilty about my insatiable appetite. On the plus side, I've exercised to some degree every day this week, which is unusual. :) I called the house earlier, and Debra answered and sang her conversation, in English and Spanish, sometimes alternating every other word. When my mom finally wrested the phone from her, she felt like she ought to sing too. LOL. We're weirdos.

I feel such a burden lately for many of you. So many people's lives are changing and I find myself wanting to pray a lot. I wish I was a more eloquent person, so I could pray more specifically instead of saying the same things again and again. I'm going to pull a Lauren and end with a verse: In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. - Jesus, John 16:33.
chestnutcurls: (beach)
What color am I? Brenda (Wow, I'm pale.)

Hace mucho calor! And I'm feeling it, since I broke my self-imposed rule and am wearing black today. :P

So here's the deal. As I mentioned last week, I was planning a special date for Evan and me. I got a sort of bonus at work and decided that the best thing to do with it was to buy Jerry Seinfeld tickets. He's coming to town June 18 and I knew Evan really wanted to see him. Unfortunately, I just confirmed that there are only four seats left, all in the very expensive section. So that's that. I feel bad about it, though Evan says he's grateful I even tried.

However, in the normal manner of life, as soon as one expense goes away another one presents itself. I'm so desperate to see the ocean that I checked online for airfares to Miami two weekends from now. Read on for further vacation waffling. )

Debra's birthday went well. I got her the newest Train CD and a box of Product 19 cereal (Ryan said, "It'll be hard for you to find Product 20 next year"). We had a huge dinner at Chili's, complete with Chocolate Paradise Pie. Then we watched AI and some Friends episodes. Tomorrow night we're having the Family Birthday Dinner. Woo hoo!

Everyone read this excellent article about marriage in our society. It's not what you think, either.
chestnutcurls: (beach)
What color am I? Brenda (Wow, I'm pale.)

Hace mucho calor! And I'm feeling it, since I broke my self-imposed rule and am wearing black today. :P

So here's the deal. As I mentioned last week, I was planning a special date for Evan and me. I got a sort of bonus at work and decided that the best thing to do with it was to buy Jerry Seinfeld tickets. He's coming to town June 18 and I knew Evan really wanted to see him. Unfortunately, I just confirmed that there are only four seats left, all in the very expensive section. So that's that. I feel bad about it, though Evan says he's grateful I even tried.

However, in the normal manner of life, as soon as one expense goes away another one presents itself. I'm so desperate to see the ocean that I checked online for airfares to Miami two weekends from now. Read on for further vacation waffling. )

Debra's birthday went well. I got her the newest Train CD and a box of Product 19 cereal (Ryan said, "It'll be hard for you to find Product 20 next year"). We had a huge dinner at Chili's, complete with Chocolate Paradise Pie. Then we watched AI and some Friends episodes. Tomorrow night we're having the Family Birthday Dinner. Woo hoo!

Everyone read this excellent article about marriage in our society. It's not what you think, either.

passages

May. 18th, 2004 02:07 pm
chestnutcurls: (cartoon me)
Happy 19th birthday to my sister Debra, the best hermana a girl could ask for! The guys and I are taking her to Chili's tonight to celebrate. She's almost done with teenagerhood...it's scary. Wasn't I just nineteen?

Attention fellow Potterheads, and people who enjoy good web design: J.K. Rowling has relaunched her website. She wrote all the content herself, and there's some very interesting stuff! Check it out if you haven't already.

Lately I feel like the only person in the world who's not on a strict diet or exercise regimen. Kathy has begun a Pre-Wedding Exercise Plan that puts me to shame. I'll benefit from it, though, since I'll exercise with her when I have time. Last night we reinstated the infamous LuAnn workout tape that we used to do religiously in college (we even have video of us and Emily exercising to it). It was rough. Even Pilates has been difficult and painful for me the last couple of weeks. I haven't done anything differently, so I don't know what's wrong. Anyway, the topic of weight keeps coming up with all my friends, and I've been thinking it's such a relative thing. Everyone is healthy at different weights. I shouldn't let myself feel like a cow for not conforming to other people's standards. So my new diet-type motto is: Know thyself. The end. :)

Evan came over last night even though it was Monday, which is traditionally our day apart. I felt like I should tell him not to come, but I had missed him all day and my resolve was weak. :) He brought a book, I took out my current book, and we read in happy silence. Our shared love of reading is one of the things I like most about our relationship. I never thought I'd get to be with a guy who was as much of a bookworm as I am. I didn't know such guys existed. :) Right now I have too many books on my plate, mostly due to over-zealousness at the library. Alli loaned me the second and third Shopaholic books, which she'll want back soon. I need to get cracking.

passages

May. 18th, 2004 02:07 pm
chestnutcurls: (cartoon me)
Happy 19th birthday to my sister Debra, the best hermana a girl could ask for! The guys and I are taking her to Chili's tonight to celebrate. She's almost done with teenagerhood...it's scary. Wasn't I just nineteen?

Attention fellow Potterheads, and people who enjoy good web design: J.K. Rowling has relaunched her website. She wrote all the content herself, and there's some very interesting stuff! Check it out if you haven't already.

Lately I feel like the only person in the world who's not on a strict diet or exercise regimen. Kathy has begun a Pre-Wedding Exercise Plan that puts me to shame. I'll benefit from it, though, since I'll exercise with her when I have time. Last night we reinstated the infamous LuAnn workout tape that we used to do religiously in college (we even have video of us and Emily exercising to it). It was rough. Even Pilates has been difficult and painful for me the last couple of weeks. I haven't done anything differently, so I don't know what's wrong. Anyway, the topic of weight keeps coming up with all my friends, and I've been thinking it's such a relative thing. Everyone is healthy at different weights. I shouldn't let myself feel like a cow for not conforming to other people's standards. So my new diet-type motto is: Know thyself. The end. :)

Evan came over last night even though it was Monday, which is traditionally our day apart. I felt like I should tell him not to come, but I had missed him all day and my resolve was weak. :) He brought a book, I took out my current book, and we read in happy silence. Our shared love of reading is one of the things I like most about our relationship. I never thought I'd get to be with a guy who was as much of a bookworm as I am. I didn't know such guys existed. :) Right now I have too many books on my plate, mostly due to over-zealousness at the library. Alli loaned me the second and third Shopaholic books, which she'll want back soon. I need to get cracking.
chestnutcurls: (cat love)
Hooray for Friday! It's good to see this week ending. I'm having lunch today with my flute friend Kristin, whom I haven't seen in at least two years. It'll be nice to catch up. Tonight Evan and I are having a date, but I have no ideas about what to do, so we'll probably end up renting a movie. Saturday will be spent with Debs, because she's coming home this weekend. The controversial boyfriend, Andy, broke up with her on Monday. Needless to say, she's had a hard week. At a school of, like, 500 people, it's impossible to avoid anyone. I would counsel anyone who wants a relationship to go to a large college. :P Anyway, she's okay but doesn't want to be there right now, so she's coming home where Ryan, Myla, and I can comfort her.

All I want to do these days is sit around and watch Friends. It's sad. My hope is that the week of the finale, stores will have an insane sale on the season DVDs and I can get a couple. Right now it's hard to find any of them under $30. Blockbuster has started renting the seasons out by individual disc, so one season is the price of four rentals. Bleah. [/obsessiveness]

Is it just me, or has this Lent gone by really fast? I haven't even finished my non-fiction library books! After hearing Danielle mention it several times, I'm reading U2 At the End of the World. It's fascinating, but very long, and it's due back on Monday. Yikes!

I'm still so excited about Shana's engagement. If they do get married in December, it will complete my (Nearly) Wedding-A-Month 2004. Let's look at the calendar. March was Ashley & Katherine. June is Em & Daniel. July is Kathy & Daniel. August will possibly be [livejournal.com profile] dakoda and [livejournal.com profile] jdadams (if they move it from June). September is [livejournal.com profile] rawee1 and John. October's clear, but there's still time to get engaged and claim it, so ladies, sign up now! November is my work friend Cortney, and now [livejournal.com profile] canticles and [livejournal.com profile] fettman have December. Whew. Lots of happiness. Lots of blessing. Lots of cake.

The Friday Lyrics Quiz. ) What makes these so hard to write is that once I come up with a song, it sticks in my head. Then I have a hard time thinking of another song. :)
chestnutcurls: (cat love)
Hooray for Friday! It's good to see this week ending. I'm having lunch today with my flute friend Kristin, whom I haven't seen in at least two years. It'll be nice to catch up. Tonight Evan and I are having a date, but I have no ideas about what to do, so we'll probably end up renting a movie. Saturday will be spent with Debs, because she's coming home this weekend. The controversial boyfriend, Andy, broke up with her on Monday. Needless to say, she's had a hard week. At a school of, like, 500 people, it's impossible to avoid anyone. I would counsel anyone who wants a relationship to go to a large college. :P Anyway, she's okay but doesn't want to be there right now, so she's coming home where Ryan, Myla, and I can comfort her.

All I want to do these days is sit around and watch Friends. It's sad. My hope is that the week of the finale, stores will have an insane sale on the season DVDs and I can get a couple. Right now it's hard to find any of them under $30. Blockbuster has started renting the seasons out by individual disc, so one season is the price of four rentals. Bleah. [/obsessiveness]

Is it just me, or has this Lent gone by really fast? I haven't even finished my non-fiction library books! After hearing Danielle mention it several times, I'm reading U2 At the End of the World. It's fascinating, but very long, and it's due back on Monday. Yikes!

I'm still so excited about Shana's engagement. If they do get married in December, it will complete my (Nearly) Wedding-A-Month 2004. Let's look at the calendar. March was Ashley & Katherine. June is Em & Daniel. July is Kathy & Daniel. August will possibly be [livejournal.com profile] dakoda and [livejournal.com profile] jdadams (if they move it from June). September is [livejournal.com profile] rawee1 and John. October's clear, but there's still time to get engaged and claim it, so ladies, sign up now! November is my work friend Cortney, and now [livejournal.com profile] canticles and [livejournal.com profile] fettman have December. Whew. Lots of happiness. Lots of blessing. Lots of cake.

The Friday Lyrics Quiz. ) What makes these so hard to write is that once I come up with a song, it sticks in my head. Then I have a hard time thinking of another song. :)
chestnutcurls: (weather)
My voice is back! I'm feeling better in general today.

There's a client I've been working with lately who has this great British accent. I always feel awkward and American after calling him, but I love listening to him talk. We finally got all the papers we need from him, though, so that's that. Sigh.

I gave Evan Nickel Creek's This Side for his birthday in November. About a month ago I "borrowed" it intending to burn a copy for myself. I haven't yet, mainly because it's spent most of that time in my car's CD player. It's such great springtime music. How could you not love a song about spitting on a stranger?

My sister called a little while ago to tell me she just watched A Wedding Story. That was all. No other reason. I think she doesn't know what to do with herself when she's home. Driving back to work after lunch, I was longing to be on spring break myself. I really wish I could go to RUF summer conference...but, like, an alumni summer conference. I'm too old for the real thing. :) I just want to be at the beach with my friends for a few days, communing with the ocean and not having to worry about anything. I don't think I'll be able to go to the beach at all this summer, even for just a weekend, because too much is going on. It's bad enough that I can't go to Miami. Could people please stop getting married?

Actually, I have a spring break of sorts, in that I have no band practice or tutoring this week. Tonight I plan to exercise, and then scrapbook or work in my newly-planned Story Ideas Journal. That'll be a nice mini-vacation. It's not, like, going to England like some people, but it'll do. :D
chestnutcurls: (weather)
My voice is back! I'm feeling better in general today.

There's a client I've been working with lately who has this great British accent. I always feel awkward and American after calling him, but I love listening to him talk. We finally got all the papers we need from him, though, so that's that. Sigh.

I gave Evan Nickel Creek's This Side for his birthday in November. About a month ago I "borrowed" it intending to burn a copy for myself. I haven't yet, mainly because it's spent most of that time in my car's CD player. It's such great springtime music. How could you not love a song about spitting on a stranger?

My sister called a little while ago to tell me she just watched A Wedding Story. That was all. No other reason. I think she doesn't know what to do with herself when she's home. Driving back to work after lunch, I was longing to be on spring break myself. I really wish I could go to RUF summer conference...but, like, an alumni summer conference. I'm too old for the real thing. :) I just want to be at the beach with my friends for a few days, communing with the ocean and not having to worry about anything. I don't think I'll be able to go to the beach at all this summer, even for just a weekend, because too much is going on. It's bad enough that I can't go to Miami. Could people please stop getting married?

Actually, I have a spring break of sorts, in that I have no band practice or tutoring this week. Tonight I plan to exercise, and then scrapbook or work in my newly-planned Story Ideas Journal. That'll be a nice mini-vacation. It's not, like, going to England like some people, but it'll do. :D
chestnutcurls: (starhead)
Is anyone else having a hard time keeping track of what day it is? The holidays have really thrown me off. This will be a three-day week for me (yay), so more confusion is coming. Also, I downloaded an update of Semagic and now I have to type in some bold system font. I can't seem to change it. Weird.

In almost exactly six hours, Evan will be getting off his plane in Memphis. I'm bursting at the seams with anticipation. How have I stood being away from him this long? It's horrible.

This weekend was fun and I got a lot done. There was some sun, I got to see Bun, and I took a walk (I can't run). Okay, seriously. I got off work early on Friday. I purchased my paper cutter, and some clearance shoes at Target. Kathy and Daniel and I had dinner at Subway. Em, who was back in town, came to spend the night and we exchanged late Christmas presents. On Saturday I shopped for some necessary clothing items, which was an exhausting and annoying process. Then Debs came over and we went to dinner and finally watched How to Deal while I scrapbooked. It was a great movie- I'm definitely going to read the book now. On Sunday I went to my church. It was lonely in the pew without Evan. After church, I met my family for lunch at the Olive Garden. Then Mums and Debra and I went to their mall. My mom spent a lot of money on me, which made me feel guilty so soon after Christmas. She bought me a shirt to wear on New Year's Eve- a pink Express shirt with a collar. I usually look awful in collared shirts, so this was a big deal. I also bought myself a corduroy skirt at Lerner, and some earrings to match my shirt. They have great jewelry there. Then, exhausted, I met Casey, Luke, and others at our new neighborhood Huey's for dinner. It was fun. After that, I went home and reorganized my closet. I am amassing a huge pile of stuff to give away, but I'm going to see about giving it to Memphis Union Mission instead of Goodwill. I'm giving away some decent things, and I'd like them to actually help poor people instead of being sold for a profit. (Plus, I shop at thrifts and it makes me sad to find my own stuff on the sale racks.)

I had other things to talk about, but this is long enough so I'll save them for later.

Jessica's New Year survey )

Tooodaaaay the minutes seem like hours,
The hours go so slowly,
And still the sky is light...
chestnutcurls: (starhead)
Is anyone else having a hard time keeping track of what day it is? The holidays have really thrown me off. This will be a three-day week for me (yay), so more confusion is coming. Also, I downloaded an update of Semagic and now I have to type in some bold system font. I can't seem to change it. Weird.

In almost exactly six hours, Evan will be getting off his plane in Memphis. I'm bursting at the seams with anticipation. How have I stood being away from him this long? It's horrible.

This weekend was fun and I got a lot done. There was some sun, I got to see Bun, and I took a walk (I can't run). Okay, seriously. I got off work early on Friday. I purchased my paper cutter, and some clearance shoes at Target. Kathy and Daniel and I had dinner at Subway. Em, who was back in town, came to spend the night and we exchanged late Christmas presents. On Saturday I shopped for some necessary clothing items, which was an exhausting and annoying process. Then Debs came over and we went to dinner and finally watched How to Deal while I scrapbooked. It was a great movie- I'm definitely going to read the book now. On Sunday I went to my church. It was lonely in the pew without Evan. After church, I met my family for lunch at the Olive Garden. Then Mums and Debra and I went to their mall. My mom spent a lot of money on me, which made me feel guilty so soon after Christmas. She bought me a shirt to wear on New Year's Eve- a pink Express shirt with a collar. I usually look awful in collared shirts, so this was a big deal. I also bought myself a corduroy skirt at Lerner, and some earrings to match my shirt. They have great jewelry there. Then, exhausted, I met Casey, Luke, and others at our new neighborhood Huey's for dinner. It was fun. After that, I went home and reorganized my closet. I am amassing a huge pile of stuff to give away, but I'm going to see about giving it to Memphis Union Mission instead of Goodwill. I'm giving away some decent things, and I'd like them to actually help poor people instead of being sold for a profit. (Plus, I shop at thrifts and it makes me sad to find my own stuff on the sale racks.)

I had other things to talk about, but this is long enough so I'll save them for later.

Jessica's New Year survey )

Tooodaaaay the minutes seem like hours,
The hours go so slowly,
And still the sky is light...

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