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Monday, September 29, 2014

Weekend Recap (9-29)

Well - it seems this weekend just FLEW by. It seems I was only leaving my desk at work a moment ago.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6guSTq7TTuA/UGM4DSN4OGI/AAAAAAAADPM/adbTaCM1oW8/s320/lil-wayne-money.gifFriday night - I pick Emry up from school and we had to fly across town to the wedding photographers office - Had to give him the final payment for the wedding - you know, the one that is 6 days away. (AHHHHHHH!) Totally feel like I'm just throwing money at EVERYONE.

Then we drove home, I cleaned the bathroom and made dinner for this week. Dinner for the week is Spaghetti (white pasta) and Sauce (that I had made and frozen weeks ago); don't judge, I will be having salad with chicken ALL WEEK - I just didn't want to subject the men to another week of Salad and Chicken - Been a little busy, and very UNCREATIVE in the COOKING department. Hmmmm... wonder why that is? Baffles the mind, it does.

http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/280/files/2014/09/Emma-Thompson-and-Bryn-Te-011.jpgAfter that, once Emry was in bed, Klay, Dad, Anne (dad's gf) and I all cozied up on the couch to watch the PBS special of Sweeny Todd. Which was EPIC! Emma Thompson played the role of Misses Lovett. I enjoyed it GREATLY! It was a concert style performance, in which the cast worked around the orchestra. Very cool.

Saturday - Klay, Emry and I were up at 645a - because we had to drop my car off at the mechanic before getting ready for Soccer. UGH - let me just say - a huge mechanic bill, right before a wedding - kind of really takes the wind out of your sales. $541.82 - yup that was my mechanic bill. New brakes, pads, oil change, spark plugs, fuel injection system flush - YEAH tons of fun. But, it had to get done, and I was about a MONTH overdue for all of this. SO - yeah, couldn't really skip it.

Soccer was meh. The ref was not calling a lot of the penalties - or out of bounds. The other team had this one BRUTE of a boy who kept chest checking our players, and the other players were very FOOT friendly - getting their feet in between and tripping our players. These kids are between the ages of 7 & 9 - WHAT THE HECK? Then they had ONE player - who would pretend to get tripped and THROW himself to the ground - when NO ONE was around him. They got to penalty kicks for that - DROVE ME NUTS.  We lost 3-2, but that's only because the ref allowed a goal that was preceded by a HAND BALL. The player slapped the ball to the ground and then kicked it in the goal. Our goalie saw it - screamed handball - and the ref NEVER called it. **SIGHS** They had to lose once.. Right? Emry was able to play 3 out of the 4 quarters - and finally got to be in the attacker position. This really boosted his self esteem - since he didn't feel like he was good enough to be one of the "scoring" players.

After soccer - we went home, and I got my WEDDING CRAFTING ON. I built all of the centerpieces - glitter painted votive holders - stained a piece of wood (that was needed for a missing centerpiece aspect) - spray painted the candle holder for the "newlywed" table. And - and - and - I'm sure I'm forgetting things - but, I basically turned my office upside down, and made sure everything I needed was in the center of the room. So when Saturday comes, all I have to do is LOAD it in the car.

We did have to run to Hobby Lobby - to pick up more twigs for the centerpieces - and some fall decor for home (shhhh - I couldn't help myself - they have such COOL stuff!). While we were out, I managed to get Klay a tie for his Rehearsal Outfit, Emry an OUTFIT for the rehearsal and we stopped for Linner at Denny's. I am not a big fan of Denny's, however, it is right next to the mechanic - and Emry loves it. And, honestly, it's really cheap.

I picked up my car - went home, finished up the twigs on the larger centerpieces - and called it a night. I don't really remember what we did that night - I know there was some loafing on the couch - and I know there was some sleeping on the couch. Other than that - complete blur. But I did get to see this beautiful piece of fall - right in my backyard - Such amazing colors on this tree!

http://bensbitterblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/scary-spider.gifSunday - I was up pretty early doing laundry - and attempting to label all the things in the office. Which things went to which table - What things needed to be in the bridesmaid suite for the day of, as well as the groomsmen suite. As I was doing that, in my pajamas, barefoot, sitting on the ground - A SPIDER - a RED SPIDER - A HUGE RED SPIDER - crawls out from under my desk - walks towards me a little - and then retreats back under the desk. I was up like a bolt - ran upstairs - got a shoe - and went looking. I COULDN'T FIND THE SUCKER! ACHK! So I clearly couldn't sit on the floor anymore and do this. AND I COULDN'T BY ALL MEANS BE BAREFOOT WITH MY PAJAMA PANTS DRAGGING ON THE GROUND. This thing could crawl up and EAT ME. So - by 7a, I am fully dressed, with sneakers on - in the office.

Still, I was freaked out - so I opted to go upstairs, and load all of the seating cards into the cork holders. Klay, Emry and my Father helped - and we were done fairly quickly. I brought that downstairs - to the office of doom - and THERE HE WAS. JUST RIGHT ON THE FLOOR. So, I squashed the red spider of DOOM and DESTRUCTION.... and flushed him (just as a precaution of zombie regeneration).

I back to working on the floor - labeling - getting things all done - Lissa came over to see my progress and to tell me what she thought of all of it. We talked for a bit, about an interesting dramatic thing that I had found out the night prior (more on that later). When she had gone, Emry got dressed and we ran to the bank in order to use their coin machine - so Emry could lighten up his piggy bank. After that, I stopped by Payless, and I picked up some very cute silver glitter ballet flats, for the rehearsal dinner dress. Emry was starving for lunch by this point - so we went to Chipotle for lunch. He LOVES Chipotle - honestly, he's a big TACO kid. Can't blame him - tacos are AWESOME.

http://cdn1.image-tmart.com/prodimgs/1/13012279/Embroidered-Wedding-Flower-Girl-Basket-White_180x180.jpgWhen we were home, I started work on the flower girl basket. I had received a free flower girl basket - and it was very lovely and very generic. I didn't want to look a gift horse in the mouth, so I just had to mod it a little bit - and stupid me - I forgot to take a picture of it. The base basket sort of looked like this:




So I had to take off the ribbon, and there was one rose bow section in the front. Once those were off, I measured the circumference of the basket, and then found the appropriate length of burlap - which I have an abundance of (rustic wedding problems) - and sewed that around the basket. Already this thing looked TEN times better. Once it was secure, I sewed the rose bow section back on - and then in the middle of the beautiful burlap ribbon I glued these paper roses (brown and kind of tan colored) around the basket. It came out perfect. I'll have to take a picture of it.
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Once that was done - I was basically done - Which was a HUGE surprise. Klay and Emry were building with Legos and watching Food network - so I went upstairs - balanced our check books (OUCH - at the moment) and proceeded to look at the school Fundraiser while watching the Great Expectations movie, with Ethan Hawke. LOVE that movie.

I vacuumed the house, straightened up the kitchen - and then there was dinner, bath and bed for all.

All in all a busy weekend - but very rewarding!

How was your weekend?
Do anything fun?

7 comments:

  1. what a productive weekend! You go girl!

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  2. The wedding decor looks SO GOOD! Also, 6-days. Can't even believe it!!

    Oh and spiders? Nope. Just nope.

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  3. AHHH the wedding crafting looks amazing!!!

    I can't believe how productive you are right now! get it girL!

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  4. Sounds like you were productive and I love the centerpieces! And that fall stuff you scored at the Hob-Lob!

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  5. What a busy weekend. I do like the center pieces.

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  6. What a busy weekend!! A huge auto bill before the wedding, what a bummer. Those centerpieces are so cute!

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  7. Holy busy weekend! The centrepieces look great. So close to wedding day :)

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