Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Personally: Tuesday THINGS

This is the first day I haven't had a post pre-scheduled in a while! Truthfully, I couldn't make myself get out of my cozy bed long enough to pre-schedule anything this weekend. Greyson went to his dad's house on Thursday night, and I scampered off to book club to discuss Labor Day and Heaven is For Real. It was also my first time at La Madeleine, and the pear and prosciutto salad is a thing of ridonkulously delicious perfection. Just go get it.

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Then Friday was a normal work day. I'm trying to remember what I did Friday night. I'm pretty sure it involved food, but I can't be certain. OH, I remember...the great invitation freakout. I'd rather forget.

Saturday, oh SATURDAY. First, I met with our photographer. I am in love with her work, and we just happened to go to high school together. After our consultation I didn't even feel weird about handing over ALL the money. Next, my mom and I cavorted through a town close by to gather up the last of the wedding things: plasticware (I'm practical!), ribbon, a garter, bubbles for farewell blowing, and other crafty miscellanea.

Sunday there was a threat of ice and snow and sleet and all the precipitation that really scares Texans. And sure enough, Greyson got iced in at Chuck's house, and we had a university snow day called for Monday! So I got more grading done, more reading done, and another night of uninterrupted sleep.

Monday: so happy to have my boy back in the house. Even though sleep got shot to hell. Every time I stretched out in my bed, my brain went nuts with all the thinking. I ended up staying awake reading The Martian until I finally sacked out around 1am.

OH, and I played on Instagram for a while.


NOTE: This is a dress I DID NOT pick. Because it was bulky and heavy and made me feel like a cake topper. Loved the ruching, though! 

And that is all. Even though I'm back at work today, I just wanna read some more! 





27 comments:

  1. So where's the dress you did pick? :) Oh, wait, he can't see that yet...right? But we still could, couldn't we, amirite? ;)

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    1. Hahaha Monika and Bryan! If he didn't read this blog, I might give you a preview. :)

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    2. You can send direct photos on Instagram now... just sayin'! haha

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  2. Love the ruching on that one as well... and I can't wait to see what you DID pick! How are you liking The Martian so far? I have an expiring e-galley over here but I keep picking up other things.

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    1. Kerry, I wanted to try something with a lot of personality, and this dress certainly had that. But even though I love the idea of the skirt, bulk. Hot. OMG! Couldn't do it. I thought the first 50 pages of The Martian were unbearably boring, but then something happened and all is well. I will probably finish racing through it today or tomorrow. I also want to read it before my egalley expires. lol

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  3. My local bookseller is giving The Martian a money back guarantee! I'm glad to know that's not your wedding gown - I was worried about David seeing it!

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    1. That is pretty stinking amazing, Kathy! It is a gripping book thus far. And David has been strictly prohibited from seeing the gown. He's seen the rejects, but not THE dress. hehe

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  4. I'm so super excited for you and your wedding and your wedding photos. Because I want to see THE DRESS. Glad The Martian is picking up for you!

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    1. I'm so excited for wedding photos! God, I hope I don't look like a chipmunk!

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  5. You are not going to look like a chipmunk! You'll be beautiful.

    How is The Martian? I saw on twitter that it wasn't grabbing you. I hadn't heard of it until someone mentioned it to me and now I see it everywhere! Guess that's how it goes in this ole blogging world.

    (and so relieved you were a fan of La Madeleine...next time I need to not have TWO desserts in front of me...)

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    1. Hahah, thank you, Trish! The Martian is good so far. I struggled hard with the first 50 pages, but then it clicked! I want to race through it now.

      Next time I WANT two desserts in front of me.

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  6. I suppose we'll have to wait for THE DRESS :D
    I can't imagine all the stress a wedding brings, but I'm sure you will get over it when the day comes!

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    1. Patience, patience. ;) Wedding stress is ridiculous. I don't like stress.

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  7. If that dress was a reject then I can't wait to see the actual dress!!

    Oh, I want to read The Martian. I am totally in the mood for it but alas, I do not own it. Timing. Drats!

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    1. Wooo! The real thing is far less poofy. Let's just put it that way. hehe I'll post some more rejects later this week.

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  8. Things. 1. I want to eat that salad. 2. I want to read The Martian. 3. If that dress didn't make the cut, you're bound to look devastatingly gorgeous on your big day. Can't wait for pictures!

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    1. The salad was kickass. The Martian is kickass. That dress was HOT AS THE ARMPIT OF HELL.

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  9. I just finished eating and that salad is making me hungry all over again! Can't wait to see the realllll dress :)

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  10. Your life and my life sound so very similar right now with all the wedding things. Just replace "bride" with "groom's mom" and in May I'll be "bride's mom." Our first wedding is Friday and today I've been running around for last minute things! Help me!! I totally relate to the no sleeping bit!

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  11. I can't wait to see your real dress. You are going to look beautiful!
    The weather here in Texas has been ridiculous this year hasn't it? At least you got a bit of extra reading done. Can't complain about that :)

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  12. What a nice treat to have that snow day to relax,

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  13. THAT DRESS!!! Gorgeous!=)

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  14. That salad looks amazing. As do you!

    ONE MORE WEEK!!!!!

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  15. I'm with you about having the little dude back home! David had a sleepover last weekend and while it was nice to sleep without a small elbow in the gut, I sort of missed that hurricane of noise and enthusiasm.

    I'm glad you had a nice weekend! :)

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  16. I can't wait to see pics of all the things you did pick out for the wedding - dress especially!

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  17. The big day is coming soon and I have been keeping you in my thoughts!!! I hope everything goes smoothly from here on out!

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