Thursday, August 31, 2006

Picture updates

Here is Carmel: She has gotten SO big since the last time I saw her. Don't be fooled by the fur, she is CHUBBY!!!!! But so cute huh?

And here is the pirate ship:

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Long time gone...

Well, it was definitely a while since I've last blogged. Things have been hectic around here and because of that, I haven't been in the mood to really write. I'm trying to get some things done for the wedding (we have a ceremony site) and other random things before school starts next Tuesday.

I am very nervous about school. Fiance went with me yesterday to get my student ID and my books. My stomach hurt the entire time. It's just very stressful knowing all the things I need to accomplish while in school. I am excited for my classes because I think I will enjoy them, but scared at the same time that I won't have time to get everything done that's needed.

Fiance's dad and gf were down here for the weekend and on Sunday we went over to Lake Michigan to play for a while. We played bocce ball and watched the sailboats and little tour boats. Then out of nowhere came a.....PIRATE ship. I took two pictures and I'll have to post them later. I couldn't believe it. It honestly looked like a pirate ship. So strange.

Anyway, how has your week been going? I'm trying to look at all positive things so help me out if you can!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Just for Janet

This is just for you, Janet!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Monday already?

Well, this weekend we had a fairly successful party at Life After College. It was a small gathering of close friends and besides fiance, all girls! We had a wonderful slumber party and Goofy Girl even got her hair done. I will be selecting the winner of my favorite present later on today.

I can't believe it's already Monday though. It was a busy weekend. We went to the Zoo on Saturday and then a baseball game yesterday and a TON of things in between. It's not so bad on Monday when you've had a full weekend. I have a busy week with work and I'm even out of town for two days.

Well back to work. How is your Monday going?

Friday, August 18, 2006

Party up in Here!

Thanks to Goofy girl for the banner...isn't she talented? She designed my blog too!!!!!!

Yes, there's a party! Carmen was nice enough to host a party this weekend and I thought I would do the same. This party is officially started. I have plenty of food, but surprise me with your "dishes" to pass! If you bring gifts, they can be left on the table right inside the door. Food can be put in the kitchen and the bathroom is down the hall to the left. We do have room to people to stay overnight, but it will be slumberpartyish (I made up that word)! Fiance will welcome some company as well so don't forget to say hi to him!

Music is started and fiance is in charge of tunes. You have a request, give them to him. Am I missing anything? Make yourself at home. Invite your friends and have them come on over!!!!

(I will pick a favorite gift at the end and will continue to update this post throughout the party!)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Ants are not good roommates

Well, I haven't written in a couple days and for good reason. The room that houses the computer (spare bedroom/office) was infested with ants. We even had the flying ones (which means they made a nest). Well I freaked out and was calling the landlady to get someone in here. In the mean time, I felt creepy crawly all day and did not enjoy being in that room.

The "ant killer" came yesterday and found the nest and sprayed some good poison all over. We had to keep the door closed because of the smell, but went in there last night and WOW! I have never seen that many dead ants in my entire life. They were everywhere. I should have taken a picture. The "ant killer" said they got in through a hole in the window and then went into the vent thingy and stayed. Thankfully, he understood us not wanting them to make a permanent residence there and got rid of them. We put up 5 ant hotels (aka traps of poison) and we are finding more dead ones today. The room doesn't smell any more but I'm still paranoid of finding more live ants. I have been on an ant mission the past two days and it has distracted me from my blog :-)

Cross your fingers that the "ant killer" did the job or I may have a nervous breakdown trying to control all these ants!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Monday is a horrible way to spend 1/7 of your week!

Well, as you can tell, I'm not too fond of Mondays. As fiance says "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down." Work hasn't been going well and I got some bad news last week which put a damper on a lot of things. I'm not going to go into details but I'm disappointed and not as happy to work for this agency any more. Like everyone says though "shit happens."

Carmen had a wonderful party this weekend and yes, I am going to be hosting one this weekend. Anyone want to make a banner for me to share? I'm not talented enough to do that! Well, that's about all I have today...boring huh? How are your Monday's starting out?

Friday, August 11, 2006


Hey everyone, head on over to Carmen's blog because she's having a party! Leave her some love and let her know what you're bringing to the party. Leave me a message so that I know you were here!!!!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Thursday again?

So you think you already know everything? Here are 13 things you may not have known (I got this in an email and thought some of these were good!) I don't know if the banner is from KellyNello or goofy girl but say hello to both of them any way!

  1. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple. (You know you just tried to think of one...didn't you!)
  2. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  3. Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
  4. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!
  5. The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.
  6. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid. (I would have loved to see that!)
  7. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.
  8. There's no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins. (You know you're curious....really, no love for Betty!)
  9. If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights. (So then that also means that you'll spend an average of 6 months of your life bitching about being stopped at red lights :-) )
  10. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10. (I still like dogs more, vocal sounds or not!)
  11. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
  12. A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue. (Well that makes me feel better....after eating me, he can't stick out his tongue and make fun of me for going near him....whew!)
  13. Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing. (What a frightening thought!)

Well, now you know everything! It's rude to not leave a leave me some love here people! Also say hello to Carmen because she has a GREAT new design by Goofy girl. And as long as you're saying hello, make sure to stop by Janet and tell her Amy sent you so she knows that Michelle isn't the only one who sends people over to her.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Where to even start

Today has just been crazy. I was sick from work yesterday but this morning I decided to get back in the swing of things. Well, you would think I was gone for a month with the amount of emails and voicemails I had! Whew...I got through them all and stayed sane! YAY!

I called my mom on Sunday night and asked her to run out to the place I used to always have pictures taken and see how much engagement pictures would be. Well she went there today and got me a quote...and took Carmel. Well, the photographer FELL IN LOVE with the dog and took her back into the studio and started snapping away. Well, Carmel, loving the attention, posed on a love seat type thing and let her just take her picture. My mom said she had to have taken at least 30-40 pictures! I told her just wait...coming soon...Carmel in the studio! So apparently she is loved by all!

I have to run some errands and figure out what's for dinner. I'm leaning towards Chicken tacos...hmmmmm.

Happy Tuesday everyone. Is it Friday yet?

Monday, August 07, 2006

I'm Back!

This is how Carmel likes to sleep--on her back!!!

This is Carmel being nice enough to pose for the picture (I'm sure she's saying...."I know I'm cute")

More about the weekend later. How was your weekend?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Out Of Town

I will be out of town from Wednesday afternoon until Sunday some time. So I will not be participating in the TT. If you are here looking for one, please look at the 100 things about me and comment on there or just comment on this post so I at least know you stopped by to visit me! I get lonely with no comment. So have a great rest of your week and I'll have pictures from the weekend!

Happy week!