Sunday, March 22, 2009

Boys And Their Toys...

Ever since I met Matt he has talked about dirt bikes, and how he used to have one. He's always wanted one. And today we found one for him. It's a 1976 Kawasaki Enduro (street and dirt) It needs some work but that's what Matt is best at. He took it for few spins around the block. He was having a ball. Even I hopped on the back for a ride.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

An Open Window Opportunity

Being a home owner gives you certain advantages over renting, obviously. So today Matt and I got a crazy idea about putting a window in our basement laundry room. We have a 100+ year old house with a rock foundation, and it crumbles easily. So we already had this window well cemented in, like it was old coal shoot or something. We thought it would be fairly easy to just knock out the old stucco and rocks and throw in a new window... We were sorta right.

We started about 2:00pm, knocking out the old stucco etc.

Yikes, we better finish this today! There's my basement!

Then we framed in the window.

Then after going to Home Depot for some framework, foam and dinner. There you have it! A new window!

Matt is sure handy to have around. I think I may keep him a little longer :)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

200 Days And Counting

So my wedding countdown hit 200 today. So that means tomorrow will be 199 and then 198? Yikes. I am getting a little better with dealing with the stress. Especially since we are crossing things off our list. My bridesmaid did end up backing out, but luckily I have the most awesome future sister in the law in the world. Ruthie! Who is going to step in for her. And when I think about it. I should have asked Ruthie in the first place. And I want Ruthie to know that I do not consider you "A Backup!" Matt and I are so honored that you will be sharing that day with us and standing up with us.

In other news, my brother in Seattle, WA, James. His furnace went out at his house and who you gunna call? Matt... So he will be flying Matt out there to install a new furnace etc. So I get to go along for the ride. Our first trip to Seattle! I can't wait! Matt really wants to eat the fresh seafood. I think I will just have the chicken :)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

I still have some growing up to do..

It seems like the last couple years, I've taken huge steps towards adulthood. And yes I have been an adult for awhile. But I find myself doing responsible adult things. Go ahead and laugh, but I'm proud of myself. It started about 6 years ago when I started paying for my own car insurance. Go me! And then Matt and I bought a house we've lived in now for 5 years. And then just other little things I have started to do to take care of us. I had my eyes checked about 6 months ago, because I had trouble seeing far away. And then last Friday... I did it, I called the dentist! Matt and I have dentist appointments on Monday the 16th at 5:30 and 6:00. Right after each other. We still haven't decided who gets to go first. But I haven't been to the dentist since I moved out (7 years, eek!). It's always been an issue of money. So now that we have health insurance we are going to get back in the 6 month routine. So wish us luck on our dentist adventure.
Also, in other news. Tomorrow at my work, we are going to be on TV! The company that does our computer system has developed a GPS thing to monitor the trash trucks and he can mark people not out, etc. So anyways, we are the test site for this program so tomorrow, CNN business is going to come for like 6 hours to film a couple things. I don't have a script or anything to say, but I will be in the background working hard in my Springs Waste Systems polo!!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I need to vent, and my blog listens!

Well, here I am in tears. I am planning my wedding for September 26. The biggest day of my life. And yes to everyone else it's just another day. They'll show up to a party have some fun dancing etc, and go home. I told Matt tonight, that I don't want to get married anymore, I don't want to go to my own wedding!! I am so stressed out about all the little details of wedding planning and all the stupid little knitpicky things that need to be done and I just want to scream. Don't get me wrong, I love Matt to death and want to spend my life with him, but it's this anticipation of the most stressful day of my life. And when it comes down to it, who's going to notice if something isn't right, or it's the wrong color etc? I can't wait until the day after my wedding, when I can just sleep in and not have a care in the world. That will be the best feeling in the world. But until then, I warned Matt, I am going to be a bitch. And I can't help it, I have people calling me to ask me this and that. I always tell Matt, we are two nice people, we do nice things for everyone else, and we don't get anything back. Matt is way to nice, he lets people walk all over him, because he is so nice. I am the same way. I don't know what it is about me. I will do anything for anyone, and I never get anything back in return. Yah, I have my health and love, but a good honest deed someone has done for me? It's been awhile. I get burnt every time.