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It was brought to my attention I spelled Insomnia wrong... that's right I forgot the N... I didn't have isomnia... :) Guess I was really tired!
That's right I'm awake. And it's super early for me. I can't say it's late because I did sleep for about 3 1/2 hours.
I have this cough. You know the type...The type where your whole body shakes, you can't breath and you think your lungs are going to jump out of your throat with a suitcase saying, "Sorry lady, I can't take this anymore. You're on your own."
It's also the type that also keeps your honey awake. And I didn't want to do that anymore than I already have so here I sit.
Watching Teen Mom 2. Yup, lame. Don't judge. Do you watch it? Do you hate Janelle too? I'm glad her mom took the baby away from her. She's a waste of space. How can she not want to spend time with her son? I want to drive to Wilmington and slap her.
Now I'm watching Parenthood. Love this show.
Anyway, enough of that.
Two weekends ago we took a little trip to Asheville to unwind.
I thought I'd share some pictures with you... my camera died at the Triple Falls (before I could even take a picture of it with all three falls. Bummer, man.) I forgot to charge the battery. Some photographer I am :) But like I said, I was un-winding and my brain was shut down.
See what I mean? The third fall that makes it "Triple Falls" isn't there.
My soon to be husband... in, oh, 107 days.
Then we went antiquing... I was hoping to score some cool stuff like my obsession YHL does. I didn't quite so lucky, but I found some funny things in the store.
And 2 hours later I am still awake...
I told you about a month or so about my non-maternal instict -although I am feeling that one too now...thank goodness for just having the pups, because I haven't gotten any closer to knowing anything about babies.
It's the house thing... and I have the bug. The I want a house bug. Where I can decorate and call it my own... it's driving me crazy. So crazy in fact that I started looking at houses in NC, and thought about staying an extra year or two. Yeah, that crazy. (Well that and the fact that our rent went up and all of our friends pay less a month for a mortgage!)
But anyway, the house bug got me tonight because I saw this...
and now I want a house with tons of chandeliers. And that one too.
I want a house damn darn it.
I need something to decorate/design!!!
(I guess I have a wedding to keep me busy right now.)
(And something else to design on the horizon. ;) more on that later.)
There is literally, less than 4 months until the wedding... and I have way more things to do than a girl who has been engaged for 4 years should have to do. My list should be 3/4ths of the way done... instead it's about 1/4...
There's a lot going on.
I'll be giving you an earful later.
I am making Mr. Wright sit down with me right now to work out a music playlist.
That's right... at 10:18 p.m. on a Monday night.
When we both had the whole day off and did nothing.
Except have a nice lunch out together for the first time on a weekday in a long time.
Avacado B.L.T's on Hawaiian bread with melted brie and red pepper jelly.
And we went a did some registry stuff, which took so long I wanted to shoot myself in the foot. (For those who know me I can't stand registries. I don't like to ask for stuff, so it was torture.)
Then we did...
Ummm what did we do? I didn't really clean as much as I hoped.
we didn't plan music like I hoped...
we didn't practice cha cha like we said we would...
we did make awesome Kobe Burgers for dinner...
we didn't even empty the dishwasher.
Leave us alone... we're lazy and just got back from an awesome weekend in the mountains.
I went in the grocery store tonight to buy tarragon, hamburger, sour cream and cheese. (Big Valentine's dinner you know, tacos.) Anyway, going to the grocery store on Valentine's Day?
Probably worse than going on the day before Thanksgiving.
Every man in the city and his brother was in the grocery... buying flowers and cards.
Why didn't you do this a day sooner? The good stuff is already gone.
And they probably looked at me buying flowers for myself with a sense of pity.
(I think we should always have fresh flowers-just like a lot of Europeans- they always make the house feel beautiful and I was buying them on a whim like I do from time to time.)
Anyway, I am going to be grinch like and say I have never liked Valentine's Day.
I mean I love getting things from my family- Valentine's day is cute for kids- but as you get older I feel like it makes people without a Valentine feel sad, and I don't like a holiday that makes so people happy and others sad.
And a "holiday" that forces people to go out and buy gifts to show someone that you love them. I mean, if you want to shower me with gifts feel free, but I don't expect it. Besides, there are plenty of love cards available on the shelves 365 days- why should you only show someone you love them one day a year with a card?
Mr. Wright spoiled me three Tuesdays ago- to a candlelight dinner with roasted duck and champagne. A random Tuesday makes me feel so much more special and loved than celebrating on a day when everyone else is celebrating.
I hope all you ladies and gents who got shown love and appreciation today enjoyed it. And I hope that you get shown much more than one day a year.
I know I feel loved. And I love a lot of people too.
from all the stress. We just got a notice on our door today saying by 3/1 we need to let them know if we want to renew our lease. That's less than 21 days. In fact it's 19 days as of tomorrow. This wouldn't be a problem if they didn't raise our rent 7.2%. I don't want and cannot pay $70/ month. Besides that, everyone I know pays way less than us for a 2 bedroom apartment.
So on top of the wedding stress now we have to deal with possibly finding a new place to live or decide if we want to stay and pay more. If we decide to move we have to be out on 4/31. I am so stressed.
My eye won't stop twitching.
And I caught another cold.
You may not here from me for awhile.
No, it hasn't been three years since I last cleaned out my wallet, but it's been a little while since I opened up the little mementos I carry with me.
It was unbelievably slow at work today, so I took a few minutes to clean out my purse and wallet. When I was digging around I found a note my mom had written. She always used to make little notes and leave little presents when she was gone on vacation or when my sister and I went somewhere, and I just like to carry it with me. I was curious to see what/where/when this one was and opened it up.
Don't laugh. My mom will always call me her Little Whitney and I will always call her mommy (pronounced mummy by my sister and I not mom-ee.) But anyway, I thought it was ironic that it was written for 3 years ago EXACTLY today- the day we moved to NC. Which you can read about, here, here and here. (A saga that I never finished and probably should soon.)
It's so crazy we embarked on a new journey with two car loads of stuff, a pup in each car and came down without knowing anyone or having any jobs. I'd say it worked out pretty well- and went by so quickly!
Won't you be my neighbor? Oh please won't you be my neighbor? (Mr. Rogers would be so thrilled.) Please, please, please! Because I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like you....
Because you have to be better than mine!
You have to be better than mine...
They throw cigarettes off the balcony and burn my poor pup,
They litter the ground with dog waste and cigarettes, unlike you...
So please won't you be my neighbor?
Just one rant... please neighbor?
One neighbor has a handicap thing over their mirror- so when there aren't spots at the front (the handicapped ones are a little farther down where the ramp is) they pop it up on the mirror so they don't have to park around the corner. When there are spots up front they take down their flag and park there and leave the handicapped ones empty. Which means I have to park far away- I think because we were the first people to ever live in the building we should get special spots, but anyway. So these "handicapped" people use their sticker when it's convieniant and take places from other people when it's available- even though they could be using the handicapped place.
OH AND DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE FACT THAT THEY LIVE ON THE SECOND FLOOR AND HE IS "HANDICAPPED"- HE WALKS JUST FINE (HE DRIVES HIS LITTLE LEXUS AROUND WITHOUT A PROBLEM!) MOST HANDICAPPED PEOPLE LIVE ON THE FIRST FLOOR BUDDY! STOP ABUSING THE SYSTEM AND TURN IN YOUR LITTLE MIRROR DANGLING THING TO SOMEONE WHO REALLY NEEDS IT!
But this wasn't where this post was going.
It is a beautiful day here and it was yesterday. Sunny... maybe low 50's right now... we have our door open, Mr. Wright is drinking his coffee on the patio. It's hard to believe it's late January, especially with the weather we had just a few weeks ago- snow and ice- which is really uncommon here.
Can someone say climate change?
So it's a gorgeous day...
Pups and I already took a walk around the 'hood... the pool looked so inviting, but I am sure I would be in for a rude awakening if I jumped in.
Days like this make me really happy.
Our apartment is pretty clean.
I didn't make a to-do list for the weekend.
I am relaxed.
Happy. Even though I had a very unhappy dream last night.
And make me want to move to Florida where it's nice all year around.
And the houses are cheap... some might even say, a steal.
Let's move now.
We have been in NC 3 years this week. It went by incredibly quickly.
Anyway, enjoy your Sunday, hope it's beautiful like ours! If not, I hope you don't get too much snow :) I'm talking to you New England! I am not sure I am ready for piles of snow if we move back next year... I do miss certain things though (and snow when I don't have to shovel or drive anywhere)... one thing I miss if the Christmas Tree Shops... but guess what?! Guess where I went yesterday...
Yup, that's right they are bringing New England shopping to me and it was just like living in Maine because I had to drive an hour to get there... and of course I spent too much money, don't you just love a bargain? Actually though, I saved money. We have been wanting glass canisters with spickets and we found them for more than half off what we have seen them for everywhere else!
And I got some pretty glass bottles to add some color around this joint... I was having fun photographing them out in the sun yesterday, so I will leave you with some color photos to brighten your day... especially if you are just getting in from shoveling...
We're now a clean family... well we have always been clean... but now we are more polished. It was time for haircuts... Mr. Wright didn't get a before picture, but Asia and I did! (And Miss Cricket just got a bath.) Way back in August I went from blonde to a brunette and now I am back to blonde. The "brunette" started to seem more red to me so I was ready to be back to the old me! Here are our makeovers :)
Asia first (she looked so fat with all of her hair!)
Such a cutie with her little bows...
This was me in August...
Sorry I didn't realize the picture was so large! So now it's dark blonde and will get lighter as we approach summer... and our wedding! (It's also curly now... she always straightens it to make sure she likes how the color worked out.) So I am now back to my real self!