Thursday, June 23, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011


Yes, I am so glad it is Friday. Who doesn't enjoy Fridays? I know I do!

A lot has happened this week, and it all flew by while it was happening. Monday was a typical Monday for me. I went in early that morning to work to help get ready for our big grand opening Thursday night.

 It was only 9:00 when I got there but I was already sweating. We completley rearranged the patio and swept everything. While my boss my was finishing up moving the metal animals we have for sale around, she had me start spray painting the leaves on some giant metal palm trees that she bought. After painting a total of 12 leaves, I was feeling really good.

Tuesday I went to work again, this time to actually sell things. The store is usually closed on Monday so we can organize and price new inventory that we got over the weekend. Plus, my boss wasn't there so I was all my by lonesome. Luckily T was done working cattle early that day so I was able to talk to him. I was also able to mail out my invitations too. Finally. Tuesday was not a very happening day for me. For some reason I was feeling very melancholy, down in the dumps really. I felt like I was going to have a meltdown and couldn't explain why.

Wednesday was my day off so I thought I would spend the day packing and cleaning up my room, but that didn't happen. Tuesday night T gulited me into comeing to see him the next morning, since he had a day to check his waters. It was going to be a fast trip but I decided I would do it anyways. When I get to the house I feel disgusted. There is so much that I want to do with it, but I don't ever have time. It is terribly dusty, everything needs cleaned, the porch looks like a tornado went through it and the yard + my garden is slowly dying. So much to do!! I'm just going to have to wait till I move out there to fix it all.
I'm glad I got to ride around with T all morning, it always makes me feel better to visit with him. We talk about anything and everything! I know I've only known him for two years but he is my best friend. I feel very fortunate to have him in my life.
After lunch we say our goodbyes and I tell him that the next time I see him, I will be able to smile for real! :) Wednesday evening I ride up to Odessa with my mother, it was quite an interesting trip!

Thursday was a very busy day, very busy indeed. My mom and I got up early and did as much shopping as we could before my ortho appointment at ten. We are not crazy impulse shoppers, but that day we were. We accomplished quite a lot in the way of decorations for the wedding/reception. Didnt' even blow our budget! My dad was proud. My ortho appt didn't take long really, they had my braces off in about five minutes and toke pictures and impressions and I was out of there. I had to go back though after lunch to get my temporary retainers. I'm so excited that my braces are finally off!! You have no idea. Just in time for the wedding to!


After we finished our shopping, we had to rush home so that I could be at work for our grand opening. I was so tired and there was too many people getting a little to tipsy that I had to leave after about two hours. Apparently I missed all the drama after I left. It's funny how people in their 50's and 60's can get drunk off of a couple glasses of wine. Now you know why I left.

Today I'm just at work today, and no one is coming in. Even though it is Fiesta Del Sol here in Alpine, America.

Today is my mom's last day of work at the bank. She has decided that she wants to help my dad with the family business and help my with the wedding. So the girls at the bank threw her a going away party and they got her this cake. The lady that made this cake is the one who is doing my wedding cake so I was able to get a taste of it and boy was it good. Oh, and everything except the butterfly is edible on that cake!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I am NOT mad!

Ok, maybe I am. I believe I have the right to be.

I just want to scream and pull my hair out, jump up and down like a little kid would.

Let's be civilized here, I am not very happy. I have 42 days till my wedding, MY wedding, and I'm having to help everybody else with their projects.

Granted, my parents did just move and I helped because I moved some of my stuff as well. We have been in the house a week and we still can't decide which way we want a picture to hang or where to put the tv. Really? Or how about a place to put an office.. Oh wait they can't do that because I'm living in it, at least for 42 more days.. So what do they do? Rearrange the living yet again to include a desk with multiple computers/printers on it.
How about having the Internet guy come and install a new router and modem so that we can have internet to run the business, in the living room. Apparently this was all done for my sake... I specifically remember telling my dad that I will be doing what I want to do today, which included finishing up the invitations for my reception. Did I get to do that? Why no I did not. After the internet guy left, I had to spend three hours working on the new router my father had just bought so that he didn't have to sit at the desktop, which is behind the tv for some reason. Instead he wanted his laptop to be connected wirelessly... Three hours people! So I know what I'm going to do tomorrow at work..
I just really don't care anymore. After moving my things into my new room... they are just laying there. Most of my stuff is out at the ranch, in boxes where I would much rather be right now putting things up and organizing. I have heaps of things in every corner because I don't care where they go or what they do. At least I don't have to listen to my mother telling me how I'm such a messy teenager, she can just shut the door.
On top of all that... I can't sleep! I take pills, read, do yoga on the floor and still I can't manage to sleep. It takes me about 3-4 hours just to fall asleep. I don't know what my problem is, but if I don't get a good nights sleep sometime soon, I will be mad.

I know I shouldn't be ranting and raving like I am but I needed to vent. I think T got tired of me venting to him.. he went to bed. I'm trying to be in a good mood and all but I'm finding it hard, mainly because I'm not getting much help planning my wedding/reception. Like I said, I don't really care anymore. My mother gave her notice at work on Monday and all she can think about is getting the house painted, cleaning it really good, and fixing up the yard.

Honestly, I don't think my parents want this wedding to happen. I know they don't. And honestly, I can't wait. For a while there my mom seemed all excited, making plans and coming up with ideas.. but not now. And dad, I can't even mention the date without him shutting me out, he's taking it pretty hard which is understandable, but it doesn't help me.

So T has to listen to me, poor guy. It's either that or talk to my cat which makes me look like a crazy person. She is surprisingly a good listener.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Yep, that's right, it's time for an update on the wedding situation.

Let's see,

Venue - Check!
     The venue for both the wedding and the reception has been booked! It was starting to worry me that we couldn't settle on a place for the wedding, but after a Sunday afternoon drive out to the ranch, my mother gave her permission on having the wedding at Ebers. Both T and I were excited about this! The place for the reception will be at the Big Bend Cowboy Church. Also very exciting.

Invitations - Check!
   I say those are a check, but really we only have them ordered. I ordered the invites online and received only about half of them in the mail, so I'm still waiting on the other half to arrive. Then I have to customize, address and mail each invitation. This may be a very long and tedious process.

Wedding dress - Check!
   Not going into detail on this one! All I am going to say is that it is getting adjusted right now and it should be here in the next week or two.

That's all I really have that's completely done on my checklist. The rest of it is being worked on as I speak. I'm even working on something special for the reception, but there will be absolutely no details! Sorry.

Someday's I feel that I can't work on things because they can't be taken care of till a week or two before the wedding, then other days I feel like they  need to be done now!

Here in a week or two, my mother and I are going to Odessa to do some decoration shopping, AND to get my braces off. Finally! I've decided that my orthodontist hates me because he wouldn't ever tell me when I could get them off. So last month at my last checkup, I told him that they must come off because I was getting married and I wanted some pictures before hand without my braces. He toke his sweet time deciding what he wanted to do... But they are coming off so I don't care!!

Ok, I have to go but I will have another update here in a week or two!!

Ta Ta for now!!