Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Slater Fest 2012

Today was a day to go back in time. Specifically to 1989. We're loafing around the house today watching Heathers. For anyone who knows me in reality, this isn't much of a stretch give my obsession  with all things 80's. Oddly enough, Squishy has never seen it. In fact, he'd never even heard of it.

What? This is down-right shocking to me. Who doesn't love a good Christian Slater flick? And so with that in mind, we are watching Pump Up the Volume next followed by Untamed Heart. It went from being a dark and twisty movie marathon to Slater Fest 2012. And I have no problem with this.

All we have to decide on now is the food. I made an attempt to cook last night and that had disastrous results. Despite with the Future Hubs says it was terrible. But I'm trying. I actually used to be quite the cook but given that I've had no reason to cook for the last 10 years or so, I've lost my once well-honed skills to well, time. But I'm determined to get them back.

With that in mind, we'll probably end up ordering in or something just because we're too lazy to do anything else. Besides, isn't that what Sundays are for?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Brinner, it's what grown ups do!

Tonight's dinner plans consisted of us heading over to Denny's for brinner. I ordered the Lumberjack Slam and sadly, Future Hubs decided to screw brinner altogether and order a burger. But it did have eggs on it so I guess that's kinda brinner-y. 

This group of young kids and what appeared to be a set of parents sat down next to us and I swear I overheard some seriously inappropriate talk going on over there. But hey, whatever. I was there for the brinner, it was late and I was hungry. So for once, I didn't say anything. Usually, I mutter under my breath, even that didn't happen. Maybe I'm finally growing up. 

Doubtful. But then again, it was bound to happen someday.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Life on hiatus...

The future hubs and I have decided to postpone the wedding indefinitely. We are still madly in love and have every intention of getting married at some point. We just have too many things we want to take care of before the big day. We'll get there, it just takes time. 

For now, we're basking in the glow of our engagement (yes, still). I'm still doing nightly searching on weddings sites looking at various things for the future. 

And all is right with the world. I'm in love and that's really all that matters.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday, Sunday

Lovely breakfast with the FH before he heads into work. Today is a football day so pizza delivery tips should be good. Which is fantastic because we could certainly use the money.

I'm heading out shortly to do our grocery shopping. I really don't want to but it's a necessary evil. Maybe I can put it off till tomorrow. I really do hate it. Yeah, I think I'd rather stay in and watch a Queer Eye for the Straight Guy marathon on Netflix. 

I'm so lazy on Sundays and I love it.

What are you up to today?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Changed my mind, again!

I tend to do this a LOT so please, bear with me. I'm going to run several blogs at once. Or at least try. I've decided to move the FATshion blog over to another address and keep this one for wedding rants and every day stuff. So please add me here and at

As for my every day stuff of the day. Let's see. Just realized that Kona coffee is not "all that" as everyone has been raving for years. I'm a coffee snob but fiancee has everyone beat. He really likes a serious cup o' Joe. He gets so upset with 7-Eleven doesn't have his Dark Mountain Roast or Sbux is out of Komodo Dragon. He can't function properly without his special blend of whatever stuff he wants that morning.

I'm so bad, I "ruin" (he words not mine) my coffee by adding Splenda and creamer, sometimes the flavored kind. Did you know Splenda now makes flavored packets? The vanilla ones are awesome and this Diabetic doesn't feel nearly as guilty. So cool. Yep, it's the little things.

As for the rest of my day, it's all about the Melissa and Joey marathon thanks to Netflix and maybe a little SongPop on Facebook in between.

Peace, love and Sugar-Free Kool-aid kids.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

OOTD - September 1, 2012

Thanks to some much-needed encouragement from friends and family, I've decided to try a little photo project involving me and fashion. Today's installment is what I wore today.  This idea is to boost my self-confidence and get outside my comfort zone, fashion-wise anyway. I will also be posting where each item of clothing (and accessories) came from.

 Super cute headband, I found for a steal as part of a 6 for $5 sale at Miz, my favorite accessory store.
Today's outfit includes:
Pants: Olive green cargo capris from Fashion Bug;
T-Shirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Ballet flats Torrid
Purse: Sam Moon
Necklace: Pendant from Miz; chain was part of a gift I got from the Christopher Reeve Foundation for donating to the charity
Watch: Sam Moon
Bracelet: eBay

See ya tomorrow! Peace, love and tiny marshmallows.

Cleaning out my closet...

Woke up with this morning with a bug to finally clean our ridiculously messy closet and the areas around it. We have this corner in our bedroom that has my grandmother's rocking chair in it and it has become overrun with clothes, bags, shoes, etc. I was tired of looking at the mess so I decided to do something about it. In the midst of my cleaning, I made an even bigger mess and I'm exhausted. But I did get more accomplished than the room implies. I'll get up again soon and get back to work. For now, I just had to take a break, get in a little writing and maybe waste a little time on a guilty pleasure or two (e.g. Mahjong on Facebook or maybe an episode of Dawson's Creek on Netflix). Either way, time well spent if you ask me.

I also finally managed to get the carpet vacuumed. I have been putting that off far too long. House chores are such a pain but in the end, I'm proud of the work I've done and will continue to do between now and the inevitable return to work on Tuesday. Ick, let's not talk about that. It's the weekend. *joy*

Maybe a Diet Cherry Dr Pepper is in order to go along to my mid-day break. Yes, I think I'll have some.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

A nightmare...

Had a crazy dream last night that our wedding was a complete disaster. It started with me walking around the venue in my wedding dress, frantically searching for my fiance and then my bridesmaids. While searching, I was asked to start walking down the aisle, however, there were 16 other brides walking at the same time. Apparently, our venue was seriously over-booked. I didn't recognize a single guest in the crowd. This made me crazy nervous to the point where I refused to walk.

I went to the theater next door (where in reality we are having our reception) only to find it has been converted into a basketball court where all of the groomsmen are now playing a pick-up game. Fiance still nowhere to be found. Oh and all the bridesmaids are MIA as well.

Woke up freaking out that I had forgotten to hire an officiant, lost my groom, my bridesmaids and my mind all in one day.

Thank goodness, I have over a year to plan this thing and hopefully none of those scary bits will come true.


I wrote the fiance an email this morning that I hope came as a total surprise as it was written on the fly with no intention of eliciting any kind of response whatsoever. I just wanted to send him something nice to remind him of how I feel about him. It might sound ridiculous but sometimes we all need a reminder, even when we already know how the other person feels.

But as a writer, I have to admit, I hope he liked it. I crave a good critique occasionally. I miss writing for a living and am desperate for someone to tell me whether or not I am even still any good.

I found myself bragging to him the other night about how when I worked for the newspaper, I have 3 bylines on the front page of one issue. That was a good career day. But it never happened again. Not because the boss didn't believe in me or anything like that. It just wasn't the best time. And  I respected that decision. Now, I question it if only because who knows how different my journalistic career/life would have been had I continued down that path. Then again, if my career was different, would I have met this wonderful man and been planning the most awesome wedding in the world? I truly don't know. But I'm certainly not going to dwell on it.

For now, I'll just keep writing and scoping out potential writing opportunities. You never know when something could happen.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Google Chrome - My New BFF...

My luck, just about the time I really start loving Google Chrome, they will decide to de-activate it or something. But seriously, Chrome is the BEST web browser on the planet. Of course, that's just my opinion and who really cares about my opinion since I'm not an IT person or work in the business.

But my fiance does. Does that count? He's the one who turned me on to it anyway. So blame him if I won't shut up about how wonderful it is and for once I found a dumbass-friendly web browser that yes, even I can use. Wait, I guess I'm not that much of a dumbass given I have quite an extensive history with computers. But again, I digress (btw, I digess A LOT, I think it's my new favorite word/activity, that is before I met Good Chrome *sigh*).

Oh and I'm a dork. Have I mentioned that? Perhaps it goes without saying. Or should I say it again? I'm a dork. And while I may not have been officially "diagnosed" with ADD or ADHD per se, I think I might have it some days because seriously, this word vomit has me all kinds of off track.

Where was I? Oh right, talking about my new boyfriend, Chrome. I'd give him a sexy nickname but for now, Chrome will just have to do. If it didn't seem wrong to want to jump his bones given that he's an inanimate object (not even actually an object at all) I'd probably be all over it/him/her. Do web browsers have a gender? We're going with "him."

Yep,  I'm in love. Again. Google Chrome, you are my boyfriend.  'Nuff said.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Words, Words, Words...

I've become recently re-obsessed (is that even a word) with words. I've been playing two games, Fightin' Words and Words with Friends that are really bringing this out of me. I want to have a regular game night that includes Scrabble, however, no one ever wants to play with me because they assume I'm a great speller (being a former journalist, Journalism-degree holding, wordsmith) and of course, they are right. But that doesn't mean I would win. Does it?

No, it doesn't. Actually, I lose on both of these games. A LOT. It's sad because I pride myself on my spelling (it's one of my best qualities). Hell, if I wasn't already engaged to be married, I would totally include it in my next personal ad. But I digress.

I'm off to play another round of games. Or not. It's quite a quandary. Yep, I'm the Queen of the 10 cent Words.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I feel happy! I feel happy!

Spending time staring at a blank screen just waiting for inspiration to come is no way to spend your time. And yet, I did this several times this weekend. I decided instead to just start writing, word vomit/stream of consciousness or not. Just write.

More than anything, I want to be published again. Maybe not in the way I was before (e.g. magazines and newspapers) but more of a novel-writing or e-publishing way. I'm just not sure where to begin. I've always loved writing and found it to be my favorite creative outlet. However, I find myself constantly hindered by my lack of ideas. At least the kind of ideas that have a beginning, middle and ending. Yeah, that makes writing rather difficult. This entry is an example of that hindrance. It must stop. 

I have been out of the writing loop for nearly 6 years now. While I've attempted to maintain some form of blog during that time, I've lost the inspiration I once had to write on a whim and form complete, coherent sentences. I think this even comes off in my speech sometimes. My co-workers look at my like I'm crazy. I can't seem to complete a thought. I'm quite the scatter brain. 

Maybe with my free time on nights and weekends, in between looking for a second job and wedding planning, I will start writing on a daily basis. I've had several people suggest that I just write something, anything to just get out there every day. So that's what I'm going to go with. Now, if I can just remember to write everyday we'll be golden. Yeah, that's the tricky part. 

I've really changed these last few years. I've met the love of my life, lost nearly 70 pounds, gained my energy back, found a way to get a full 8 hours of sleep every night (bless the Bi-Pap machine), learned to listen more and talk less (something I've always struggled with), finally getting back into cooking and baking and trying to have more fun and take a few things less seriously/personally. This makes for a much more interesting life. And far less stressful. Huzzah!

In the end, I'm happy with where my life is, but I want more. So I'm going to start with my writing and see where it takes me.

Perhaps the stream should just end there. For now.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Wedding dress woes...

I am having a far more difficult time finding a wedding dress than I thought I would. I know exactly the style I want but no one seems to carry any in the Dallas area that I can go and try on. That's super frustrating when all I really want to know is if I can even pull off this style of dress.

It's been nearly 10 years (possibly longer than that) since I've worn any kind of dress. I want to try and change that. I bought a pair of Spanx in the hopes that it would make it easier for me to wear one as I am quite the plump lady. Yeah, I couldn't even get the stupid things on, let alone get a skirt/dress on over it.

So I'm stuck. I really want a particular kind of dress. I won't go into too much detail here given that my darling fiance reads this blog and wants to do the traditional route and know nothing of the dress beforehand.

Part of me wishes I could design something myself but I can't sew or draw.

Needless to say, I'm annoyed.

I know my dress is out there, maybe it will find me someday. Or maybe a seamstress with big dreams will find me.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Where to begin?

As I kick off this blog, I will start off by saying that I had a pretty awesome day that included playing with my two beautiful nieces, an evening of officially picking our wedding venue and now has eased into a late night of blogging, drinking coffee and possibly watching a movie on Netflix. 

This is my life and it doesn't suck.