Monday, April 25, 2011

A new week...a new hotel

Yup...once again, my job has taken me away from my amazing Mr S, my comfy bed, and the comfort of my own home/office/couch/you get the idea. This travel gig is getting old, my friend! And, do you have any idea how hard it is to plan a wedding when you're gone every other week?! It's HARD!!!

But, nevertheless, I did some planning today (as I actually got into my final destination at a decent hour). I sent inquiries to about 6 potential places - vineyards, wineries, hotels w/rooms for receptions, restaurants, etc. I've heard back from three. One is booked (boo) for the 13th already. The others just sent me the info I requested - a little more detail that wasn't on the pages. The plan for next week is to look into taking Mr S to visit a few, if he's willing (more on that), and talk with people to see if there's anything we can work out with regards to money things. *most of these places are asking for 50% by 6 months out...well that's in two weeks, my friends, and I can GUARANTEE we don't have that kind of green stuff layin' around the dwelling place.* So I want to know if they have a "contingency" plan for couples like us...that start planning 6 months out. So that's what the next few weeks will entail for me.

Now, about Mr S...he's not so gung ho about the planning details. "All I need is a date, a tux, a time, and a place" he says (until I think about putting something in there he's not a fan of...then he steps right in with his "veto power"). Anyway...setting a date was like pulling teeth. Then I traumatized him by following that up with budget talks. Last week I sprung "gift registry" on him...he groaned, literally, like a child being told to clean his room and get ready for bed. I finally got him convinced to go one round of gift registry with me when I get home (BB&B) and I'd do the rest without him. He HATES to, really...absolutely HATES it (unless its the Apple Store, Frys, or Best Buy)!! The last time he bought clothes (other than socks) was two years ago when we were headed to FL/LA for a week. I think he may have bought some jeans since then, but that's how bad it is. The thought of gift registry makes him twitch. I'm just glad we reached a compromise there. :) That's why I'm a little unsure how "venue shopping" will be received, especially with the lack of funds right now. I'll keep ya posted on how that one goes.

Well, it's off to iron and sort things out for tomorrow. Oh, I'm in Minneapolis, in case I didn't mention it at the beginning. hotel is right across the street from the Mall of America!! WOOHOO for me!! Good thing Mr S isn't here...but then I could probably leave him at the Apple Store or the Amusement center and he'd be fine.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday's Thru the Lense

I had a little fun with my new piece of bling (aka...engagement ring), and did a couple fun photos with it. Then, I re-installed my camera's photo program to my computer and did some editing of said photos.

Here's my fav:

There really is nothing more to say!! :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mid-Week Mania

I'm in Alabama this week. And it's a complete waste of time! I'm literally doing everything I would have done had I been in my own office this week. The good from this week: finally getting a "new" work laptop. My other one was a POS!!! This one, while still older, is so much faster and has more memory. It also has been updated with Windows 7 and all the bells and whistles that comes with. And I can finally watch video with sounds!! :) It's the little things. On the wedding front - we set a date!!! November 13, 2011. Let the madness begin. See more stuff about the wedding here. Yup...jumped on the bit o' crazy bandwagon with creating a website right away. And I went to my first bridal bazaar as an actual bride-to-be. So many great ideas, so much money that could be spent, and so little money in the budget! LOL! Ah...the life of wedding planning! I'm so excited, though. I can't wait to really delve into everything. Well...that's it for the update this week. Have fun, all!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins

(found here)

1. In the near darkness it gets harder and harder to see with out a light on.

2. I'll be traveling every other weekend til further notice.

3. But this is such a fun thing to do, I don't know why I'm not more consistent.

4. The water is usually COLD in the stream.

5. It's always nice to come home after a trip.

6. Good food and pleasant company.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to cleaning and some grocery shopping (maybe), tomorrow my plans include more cleaning and organizing and Sunday, I want to go to church then head down to Del Mar for the Bridal Bazaar!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday's Thru the Lense

I'm going into this week's post wondering what picture I'm going to put up here. There haven't been any recent good least none uploaded yet. So I may have to pull from the pre-2011 files for this week.

Let me see what I can find....

Ok...found one:

The original picture is a red tulip bloom from the first bouquet of tulips Mr S ever gave me. I don't remember if I used Gimp Shop or my Olympus Master Program to do this, but I did some sort of playing around and came up with this pretty cool rendition.


Monday, April 4, 2011

This is a test

I downloaded this app for my iPod the other day and haven't had a chance to use it. Here we go.....

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