Thursday, July 31, 2003

What to do this weekend

This is the first weekend in several months where we haven't really needed to get something done. Yesterday Kevin and I were debating what to do. After opening all our lovely wedding presents and receiving so much glassware and breakable items, we realized we have no place to put that kind of stuff, out of kitty reach. So we went out to find a curio cabinet. However, because I am so picky, everything I looked at was either too big, or just not right. We're thinking of taking a day trip down to Amish country on Saturday to do some poking around. Plus everything is cheaper down there anyway.

The other thing we thought we could do is finally get started on our bedroom. We've had plans for remodelling for months....we have the paint colors picked out, and I have the drapes (red!) purchased as well as the new ceiling fan. We hope to get the bedroom done before Labor Day Weekend, so maybe we should get started on that and wait on Amish country. Decisions, decisions.

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Back Home

Kevin was discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon and is continuing his recovery at home for the rest of the week. He'll be able to go back to work on Sunday night, thankfully. He seems to be doing fine, though not quite himself just yet. However, his prognosis is good. We were even able to open up wedding presents yesterday afternoon! Yay! The first meal Kevin wanted when he came home? McDonald's. Of course.

Sunday, July 20, 2003

If you've never prayed before, now's a good time to start.

I'm signing off for a while. Yesterday afternoon I took Kevin to the Emergency room. He's going to be hospitalized for a while. We're not sure yet what is wrong, but I do know that he's not well. I'll be back in a week or so.

Thursday, July 17, 2003


We're still trying to get over the fact that there aren't 10 people staying in our house anymore.

Aside from the sudden quiet, things are almost back to normal. Our wedding ceremony was perfect. Kevin was handsome as ever in his tuxedo (yum!). Pretty soon I think I'll have pictures up somewhere for everyone to look at, once Andy gets his stuff together. I'll make sure I post the link. There's just so much to write.... I think I'll leave it at what Julia said: "Good times."

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

It's Over, *sighs*.

I know you are all probably anxious to hear about the wonderful wedding we had. However, I am still recovering from it all. Until I get a chance to post the details, please visit In Java, Literally..., Julia's Blog, for a brief summary of the weekend's events. I'll write more when I'm not so tired. Promise. :o)

Monday, July 07, 2003

5 Days

My weekend consisted of the following: shopping, shopping, shopping, yard work, more shopping, more yard work, more shopping, and picking up the piles fire cracker debris all over our yard from my idiot neighbors.

There was some excitement on the actual 4th of July. Just as the fireworks were beginning, we got a collect call from Lou who is Kevin's best friend and the Best Man at our wedding. It seems Lou had a bit too much to drink, fell off the boat up at Catawba Island, ripped a huge gash in his leg, and had to be life-flighted to the Toledo Hospital. 48 stitches later, they promptly kicked his ass out of the hospital. He managed to get himself a Taxi to the nearest Holiday Inn, but required Kevin to come up there for some reason, still unapparent to me. I went along to help keep Kevin awake, but the whole trip was pointless and nothing that couldn't have waited till the following morning. We arrived in Toledo about 1am, picked up Lou who had already gotten a room, and drove him back to Catawba Island so he could sleep in his truck. *shakes head* Maybe he was just too doped up on pain killers to realize what a colossal waste of time he caused us. We got home at 4am. Lou is now walking with a severe limp. I hope he can still make it down the aisle.

Thursday, July 03, 2003

9 Days

Mom came in last night and immediately I felt better about all the craziness going on. She even found 3 different pairs of shoes in Rochester for me, which I tried on last night. One pair really has potential, but I still have to try it on with the dress. She also got the "something old, something new" stuff covered for me as well, not to mention the fact that all our prayers worked and she was able to find 2 photographs of my grandparents' wedding from 1935. (I plan to put a display up in Fellowship Hall of our relatives and friends who have passed and will not be with us next week.)

Something old: Silver Pin from Williamsburg with my grandmother's initials & the linen baby bonnet I wore home from the hospital which turns into a handkerchief with the snip of a few stiches.
Something new: Let's see...underwear, shoes when I finally get them.
Something borrowed: My Mom borrowed a "sixpence for my shoe" from a friend, since she couldn't find hers.
Something blue: The same friend who lent us the sixpence embroidered a small piece of linen cloth with Kevin's and my name and our wedding date, in a nice shade of blue, which my mother will sew into the hem of my wedding dress.
And a sixpence for your shoe: See above.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

10 Days

I keep repeating to myself, "Relax, relax. Don't panic." Mom is coming in to town tonight, so hopefully that will ease some of the pressure I'm feeling lately.