August 30, 2006
"I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can."
Wedding plans still coming along. We've currently received 34 yes's, and 5 no's. We love those no's. That's 5 people we don't have to feed, and I'm totally cool with them being on their 25th Anniversary cruise that weekend. Not that the yes's aren't nice, but when you budget for a certain number of people, and then have unexpected yes's, it sends your heart aflutter.
Still working on wedding jewelry for everyone. And yes, it's pretty much everyone. The bridesmaids, me, and now my mother. And of course, when I don't have much time for personal crafting, my brain is working overtime coming up with other ideas. I need a new cool sketchbook to carry around just for that purpose. I've had so many ideas for new earrings, and even designer paper clips. And I still haven't forgotten about my Sleep Goblin merchandise line....
Sunday was spent at the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival. You remember that, right? The actual post will have to come later, as the pictures still aren't uploaded. We all know a book without pictures is hardly a book at all. Patience people!
Posted by Sleep Goblin at 8:19 PM
August 21, 2006
Talk about scary: today makes exactly two months before we get married. Crap!
The good news? The only major thing we have left to do is plan the ceremony. We're in the process of collecting good quotes and readings for potential use. If you have any suggestions, feel free to share. Just a word of caution, we don't want anything too cheesy or preachy. We're contemplating some good marriage advice ones that are short and sweet for our parents to read. So come on, pitch in!
Any of you long-term blogging friends want to come to the wedding? Let me know that too. I doubt any of you will, since none of you live in Ky, which is mostly why I know I can say this without ruining my budget *wink*. Seriously though, I'll make a backup invite list in case we have more people say they're not coming than we expect, making more room in our pocketbooks. As of right now, all of the invites are in the mail, so if you didn't get one, I'm sorry, but we're just too poor to feed you. We still love you though.
Let's see, what else? My first dress fitting is tomorrow. I've started the bridesmaids' jewelery. We've gotten back two reply cards already. Yup, that's it.
See? I told you guys planning a wedding in another state in under 6 months wouldn't be a problem! People should hire me as their wedding planner.
Posted by Sleep Goblin at 12:56 PM
August 18, 2006
I keep thinking that I've got things together, and I'm not missing anything. However, I stopped by Janelle's blog today, and discovered that I had missed pretty much a whole page of posts. That's a lot!!! Where have I been?
And then I started wondering.. how long have I been gone? What have I been doing for so long? Have people noticed that I'm missing? Can people like Oscar, where I rarely comment, tell when I stop reading altogether? And if so, where was the search party?
Here's the best I can come up with, so bear with me.
* I made a lot of wedding invitations. 90 handmade, four part wedding invitations complete with beading and ribbon.
* The kittens are bad and require constant attention.
* My job gives me homework.
* I had to get caught up on Lost, Grey's Anatomy, and House before the new episodes start.
* Mostly, I've just been computer shy.
I miss you guys!
Posted by Sleep Goblin at 9:57 PM
August 16, 2006
1. I have a long deep cut across the palm of my hand. DS has learned not to scare the kittens when I'm holding them.
2. Kittens had to go in for their 2nd Distemper shot yesterday. Cried the whole way to the shelter. Sat very quietly and calmly the whole way back. We're determined to get some of this "distemper" stuff, as it seems to be code for "sit down and shut up."
3. At the shelter, kittens were weighed. Winston, the horse, has gained 2 1/2 lbs, coming in at 6.25 lbs. Felix, the dainty one, gained a bit less, weighing 4.75 lbs. I believe they correctly estimated Winston would be a "large" cat on his initial chart.
4. You're mad I said two things, and there's really four? So what.
Posted by Sleep Goblin at 10:25 PM
August 13, 2006
Usually when this happens, Felix leaves, and Winston gets the space to himself.
They enjoy playing with each other, though often, as with this 4 ft long toy, they're not aware that it's each other they're fighting against. They just pull in opposite directions and assume the toy if fighting back.
When they're sleepy, they'll decide they want to curl up with either me or DS. In this case, it was me. This was right after Felix got her collar off, and Winston decided she was in need of a bath.
This was just taken today. They love their cat tree, and thankfully sleep there all day when we're not home. Otherwise, I'd be afraid to leave them out alone. They can be quite destructive when they want to be.
Posted by Sleep Goblin at 8:16 PM
August 08, 2006
Just a quick update before work:
My first day on the job was AWESOME! I found out I have my own office with a door and everything! I'll basically be in training for about 2 months, so I can't tell you how the actual work is yet. We have the internet at work, but I can't use it for fun things. Which is probably better, because I'm very unproductive with the internet in front of me.
The kittens are enjoying getting into all the things they're not supposed to. They've already forced us to rearrange things several times, as our furniture set up has enabled them to reach things we thought they couldn't. They've eaten parts of a plant that will make them sick (though they certainly don't act like it), they've broken a picture frame, and are generally wreaking havoc on a daily basis. I woke up this morning, and they had managed to sneak their fur ball toys under me during the night. However, they're super adorable, and curl up in our laps for love and purr sessions, so how can we be mad?? Felix gets her collar off on Thursday, then we can see what she really looks like!
Posted by Sleep Goblin at 8:13 AM
August 03, 2006
Everyone, DS and I are the proud parents of two new baby kittens! Meet Winston (the grey one) and Felix (the black one). They are siblings that were found in a barn, and turned over to Angel's Wish. We were told through the whole adoption process that they were both boys, but surgery has proven that Felix is a girl. However, the name seems to fit, so we're keeping it. You'll notice she's wearing a sexy clown collar in the photos, and that's because she tried to take her stitches out. We can take it off in a week after she goes back to the vet.
Posted by Sleep Goblin at 8:56 PM
August 01, 2006
We're home now.. Let me see if I can remember everything else we did.
We spent Saturday morning relaxing. DS's mom made me some of the best scrambled eggs I've ever had. Then we went to have our teeth cleaned, and things were done to me there that have never been done before. Apparently, my last dentist was pretty slack, and the severe cleaning I needed as a result left me with some sore gums. Afterwards, we went back to his sister's house for some swim time with the kids. It's weird having someone call me Aunt, but nice too. Then, as promised, we headed back to Columbia, where we met up with DS's college crew for some fun at The Oyster Bar.
Sunday morning was especially relaxing, since we didn't have anything we needed to do until dinner time. At some point, we decided we needed more Nintendo games, and we headed out for the nearest EB Games for some used goodies. (They're sooo much cheaper this way!) Of course, after that, we had to have our game time, which was enhanced by our discovery of how to use the Nintendo Wi-Fi feature. For dinner, we headed back to his sister's house for spaghetti and salad (ooh my the salad! I want that recipe *drool*). Then I was taken around Aiken to meet every last person DS has ever known, including his ex-girlfriend. Oy.
Monday, of course, we came home. It was a wonderful vacation, but it's always nice to be back in your own bed again. And the best part, it meant we would get our new kittens soon! (Oh yes, we're getting kittens. Did I mention that?)
Posted by Sleep Goblin at 8:09 PM