Sunday, December 31, 2006

Subtract 3 and Add 6

Subtract 3 and add 6....that's how you get my new address!! (Actually, you need to subtract the apartment number and add 6 to the street address.) I spent most of the past few days moving. Jimmy, his family, and Anna (a friend who came down to visit for the weekend) helped a lot; they moved things from the apartment to the house, and I unpacked things and put them away. (I think I only made 3 or 4 trips from one location to the other all day.) While the move certainly wasn't very far (from the apartment to the house next door), I think it was a good one. The house is a 2 bedroom and has a lot of things that the apartment didn't: central heating and air conditioning, a washer and dryer, and a full-sized kitchen. It will be a nice little house for Jimmy and I come March....

I've also been working on some wedding stuff throughout the week. Anna and I went shopping for tops for the bridesmaids. (I think we might buy them instead of making them. It will probably be simpler, both for me and for them.) I also, with Jimmy's help, made the decision regarding the caterer. Now I just need to get the deposit in the mail. I like that some of the bigger things are finally coming together....

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Merry Christmas!! (I'm back!!)

I went homehome for about a week over my Christmas break, but I'm now back in the world of technology....

I had a very nice trip homehome. I spent a few days making bridesmaids' skirts and helping Mom with things around the house. (And now I know that at least 2 of the 3 dresses fit my bridesmaids; the third bridesmaid hasn't had a fitting yet, but I'm guessing that the measurements were incorrect and I'll be redoing part of the skirt.) While at homehome, I got to see the snow storm that blanketed the Midwest and closed the interstate highways and the Denver airport. Though homehome is over 300 miles from Denver, we still got enough snow and ice to make travel a bit difficult. (Mom, Dad, and I were hoping to go to town one day to see my niece's Christmas program, to look for a mother-of-the-bride dress for Mom, and to test-drive ugly cars since Mom and Dad's van is getting old and tired, but the day of the program was also the day the weather was the worst, so we ended up stuck at home.) Though travel was a bit rough for a few days, the snow and ice were absolutely beautiful. The ice probably damaged a few trees, but the glimmer of the ice on the trees was gorgeous. The snow covered everything in a beautiful blanket of white. Though Mom laughed at me (and even threatened to get out the camera), I went outside and made some snow angels. (I tried to make a snowman, but the snow wasn't right.) While the ground was still covered with snow, the highways were clear and I managed to make it back to my home just before Christmas.

I spent Christmas with Jimmy and his family. It was a good day and a lot of fun, but it was very different than the general Christmas at homehome....

Now that Christmas is over, I get to pack up all of my things and move. I'm moving out of my apartment into the house next door. Jimmy and I will be living there after the wedding, and it seemed a lot simpler for me to move now than for me to move in the middle of the semester. Thus, I get to spend most of this week packing, moving, and unpacking stuff. We went shopping for a few things today (or yesterday--Tuesday), and ended up with several of the important things that we'll need for the house.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Bridesmaids' Dresses

I made progress on the wedding stuff today. I bought the pattern for the bridesmaids' dresses, and I got the fabric for the skirts. The skirts will be in black and the tops in platinum or silver, unless I change my mind before I either buy the fabric or find tops that I like in the stores. I'm not sure which of the tops that we'll go with; I've asked the girls for input and we'll probably go from there. Now I need to get measurements from the girls, and I'll be taking my sewing machine with me when I go homehome for my holiday with Mom and Dad. I haven't done any big sewing projects in a while, and I'm actually looking forward to making the outfits. (And, unless something goes drastically wrong, I should have enough fabric left over to make myself a pretty black skirt too!!)

Monday, December 11, 2006

Wedding Stuff

I finished grading papers today, (though I had to do it all myself since the paper-grading fairy never came) and now my goal is to work on wedding stuff. As I accomplish stuff, I realize just how much more stuff still needs to be done. I'm currently working on invitation wordings and securing a caterer. I need to make the final decisions on bridesmaids dresses, so I know whether I need to send the girls to the stores to get their dresses or get their measurements and pull out the sewing machine. I also need to contact hotels and figure out guest accommodations....

I think I'll quite writing about all of the wedding stuff that I need to do. It kinda makes me feel bad....

Thursday, December 07, 2006


I got turned into a girlie-girl earlier this week. I had a Mary Kay party at my house on Tuesday evening as a little end-of-the-semester celebration for the girls from the office. We put lots of stuff on our faces and did the whole 'paint by number' make-up bit. It was actually kinda fun, and I finally learned what colors of make-up I actually should be wearing. (But with as much make-up as I don't wear, it doesn't really matter that much anyhow....) Anyway, it was a fun way to spend an evening and draw the semester to a close.

(Now if only the paper-grading fairy would visit my house tonight, I would be finished....)

Monday, December 04, 2006


YAY!! Exams are over!! (And there was great rejoicing!) I finished my last exam this afternoon, now all that's left in the semester is grading papers. I'm hoping that I'll have my exam results before Christmas break. While I think everything went okay, I would still like to have the results, just so I know for sure. Anyway, I think I'll probably go out and do the random shopping that's been neglected for the last week or so, first because of exams and then because my car was buried under the snow.