So yesterday was Planner Day.  Yes, as in the day Sarah goes out and purchases her planner for the next year.

I’ve seen a lot of the Moleskine notebooks around.  I’ve looked at them before, but they always seem a little boring.  I decided, though, that understated is a better way to put it and that it will fit in my purse even better than the one I have now, which is always a plus.

This is what I ended up with.  I looked at this one, too, but decided that I would rather have a whole page of places for notes every week than stretch the week across two pages.  We’ll see how that works.

Apparently, the planner I got is fairly rare.  I had trouble finding it on the Internet this morning.  Whereas the other one is really common.  Who’d a thunk it?


Not so interesting

30 October 2006

I’m tired.  I, apparently, can either have semi-clear sinuses or not be dizzy right now.  I’m not sure which I prefer.  I thought I might have another inner-ear infection, but Adam said my eyes weren’t wiggy.  Yes, I did ask Adam to see if my eyes were still while he looked at me.  It’s kind of like asking if someone thinks you have a fever.

I’m wearing new pants.  They’re much fun.  Dan said I had to tell people this morning that I did, in fact, wear shoes to work because of the length and wide-leggedness of the pants.  It was funny.

It might be planner day.  Maybe.  If I have the energy to find a planner after work.  And that would mean that Planner Day comes really early this year.  Oh well…it’s a movable feast.  It might also be nap day.  We’ll see.

One thing is clear to me after re-reading this post.  I need more sleep.  Much. more. sleep.


26 October 2006

Ok, so I know that, in order to have a blog that actually has readers, I need to post. More. Or at least, more than that none that I’ve been posting. But all I have time for are these lists.

1. Dave gave me “our” engagement ring. It’s beautiful, exquisite, all of those words. I really love it. I could stare at it all day. I don’t.

2. I think Dave had a good birthday on Wednesday. That’s when he gave me the ring. I told him that he was not supposed to give me presents on his birthday but he did anyway. Overall, I think I’m glad.

3. I haven’t had a free evening yet this week, and I won’t get one. Until next Tuesday. Truly, I don’t try to schedule myself like that. It just happens. Right now, it happens a lot. I say “No” to so many things and still end up with a schedule like this.

4. To piggyback shamelessly on 3, I am so ready for this wedding to be over with. Just done. I enjoy planning it, but it would be so much easier under other circumstances.

5. I’ve been waking up in the night worried that Dave and I won’t find a place to live that will let me keep my turtle. You know, a place with a little patio or something. I’m actually willing to give him away at this point (though it would be hard), but not to just anyone. So if you know someone who keeps turtles and wants another, please let me know. Ditto if you know somewhere we could live that would let me have him.

6. My allergies are crazy right now. Just crazy. My head just hurts most days. Medicine helps some. I’m just hoping that they will go away before I get another sinus infection.

7. I’m flying home for a shower this weekend. I’m really excited–I haven’t been to Colorado in almost 2 years, and I love it there. But I won’t get much sleep. It will be the third time I’ve seen my mom this month, which just doesn’t happen any more.

8. Speaking of my mom, thank God for her. She’s doing so much to help out with the wedding stuff. If she wasn’t, I wouldn’t be, so it might just not get done.

9. I’m sick of being in-between. I want to be married.

10. Culture clashes can be funny. Particularly when your Korean roommate hands one of your other roommates an intermittently-beeping, I-am-out-of-batteries, smoke alarm after being told that she can just take the battery out and says, “Yes, but what IS it?”

11.  I actually have been writing a lot lately.  But it’s all stuff about being engaged.  I may eventually want to turn it into a book, though I’m so totally not there yet.  Right now, it’s just for me.  And maybe for Dave if he ever wants to read it.  And, honestly, I’d probably share it privately if people wanted to read it, though it’s mostly a jumbled mess of reflections right now.  But it doesn’t seem like it’s the kind of stuff I want to just put on the internet and let anyone read.  Yes, I know I’m private about stuff like this.  Though keeping some of this off my blog seems to honor it’s sacredness, not keep it away from the scary people.

I think…I’m still here

16 October 2006

Wow. It’s been 10 days since I posted anything real. 10 long days. But I’m more-or-less back in commission (can you be in commission? I know you can be out of commission. And am I spelling “commission” right? One “m” or two?).

Sundries, some in order to answer some of the most common questions I get.

1) Wedding planning is going well. I think things are really coming together. Mom was out this weeked and Stephanie said we did 2 weeks of wedding planning in 2 days, which it definitely felt like. I got to the point on Saturday where I couldn’t make any more decisions–“No, I don’t CARE how formally we address the invitations…will anyone else care?” So if your invitation is not addressed as formally as you would like, I am not rude, nor born in a barn. I just got sick of making decisions.

2) My dress is not here yet, but it is not supposed to ship until late November so I’m actually not so worried about that yet.

3) If anyone has a cunning way to store people for two days that doesn’t cost much, please let me know. Otherwise, my people will be stored the usual way (in hotels) for the usual cost (way too much).

4) While I’m excited about getting married, my whole life is not my wedding. Really, I don’t mind being asked about it, but I do mind feeling like that’s the only significant thing going on in my life. My grandmother just died, for goodness’ sake. And I just got over being sick. And I still do karate.

5) If anyone knows anything about starting an online business, let me know. Dave and I have several ideas but don’t have much of the know-how that has to go behind it. We’d love serious input/brianstorming/etc.

6) I know that many people talk about how antibiotics are overused and overprescribed, but I still think they’re a gift from God, for the simple reason that I would be dead if they didn’t exist. This last week was a prime example; by now I would probably have bronchitis, which would move into pneumonia, which would kill me. But it wouldn’t have happened now, because I would have died as a child. So thank you, Jesus, for modern medicine. Because I want to live to get married.

7) On the other hand and contrary to my own opinion, I do seem to be capable of determining how sick I am and what sort of intervention I need. I successfully realized when I needed medicine and what kind I needed. That’s a step for me.

8) I think I’m expending too much energy tracking down invitation addresses. The other night I dreampt about address lines in Excel that wouldn’t fill in.

I think that’s about it.  Let me know if there’s anything I forgot 😉

Who is up for a game?

13 October 2006

Anyone for a rousing game of “Die, Wee Buggies, Die!!!,” in which the antibiotics I got yesterday work and the sinus infection goes away?

The fun part is that we all get to chant “Die, Wee Buggies, Die!!!” until they’re dead 😉

10 October 2006

Not much time, but this is truly hilarious.

10 October 2006

Not much time, but this is truly hilarious.