Monday, November 10, 2008

Winter is coming

I'm back to work, which is exhausting, even though I'm not doing too much at work yet. I'm completely fine and happy when I'm at work, but as soon as I come home I crash on the couch and we have been eating leftovers for dinner lately. Tonight I'm actually cooking, although something very hands off - roast chicken and a salad. Phew. It'll take a little while for me to be used to working all the time. Plus hopefully I'll be back on my bike again soon. I'm already sick of the bus. 

I picked the last tiny carrots from the garden, we've brought in all the plants that are going to live through the winter, hopefully, in the house. The cat is so happy about the lavendar plant next to the tv. The baby carrots will be roasting along with the chicken, although we won't get much out of them. Their tops will go to Porkchop the Guinea pig. The last of the tomatoes have been picked and are ripening in a bowl by the window in the kitchen. 

And you know what else I've been doing? Making my wedding invitations. You girls who are planning your wedding, how is it going? How are you keeping sane? How the hell do you know how to plan a wedding? The save the date cards are being made this week and will hopefully be sent out soon. I've got a plan for the invitations and it won't take forever or cost me too much, which is what we're aiming for here. 

Sorry for no recipes today, tomorrow I should have something since I'm off work, and have some things planned! 


  1. Oh my. I'm having flashbacks to my wedding (I've been married a little over a year). OH, it was such a mess to plan!! I bought books, checked out books, read magazines, freaked out, threw it all away, and just did the best I could. LOL It was very different and beautiful.. but planning it was so stressful! I don't think N and I have ever argued so much. I don't know what kind of wedding you are having, but I have recent experience so if there are any questions I can answer .. ask away!

  2. Well, I'm already past the 'bought the books, magazines, read them, freaked out, and threw them all away' stage. I've settled down and realized I CAN plan a wedding with my budget, I'll just have to be careful, and stay away from all the bridal magazines because they're DEPRESSING. WHO has $10,000 to spend on the dress and another $10,000 for the cake?! Seriously. I'd love to hear about what you did/how you did it if you'd want to email me, jillelise AT gmail DOT com

  3. "How the hell do you know how to plan a wedding?"

    Amen, sister. My mom has been a godsend in that area. I also asked a close family friend to be my "wedding coordinator," aka help me do whatever the heck I'm supposed to be doing.

    The best thing to do with the bridal magazines is to grab your favorite sharpie and comment on everything. The ugly flowers. The hideous hair. The ridiculous budgets that no one can afford. The dresses that no words can describe. My sister labeled one dress "The Albino Big Bird Dress." Martha Stewart Wedding is a great one to comment on.

  4. I keep saying to myself -- HAVE FUN WITH THIS. It's not the end of the world if it doesn't go exactly as planned -- and what is "planned" anyway? It can be anything you want it to be... that's the beauty.

    OK - that's what I say to myself in my head, in reality, I'm like - WHY IS EVERYTHING SO DAMN EXPENSIVE?

    I've gotten some interesting DIY ideas here:

    I have also found TheKnot to be helpful..

    I think staying AWAY from forums is also a good idea...

    FYI - i'm going dress shopping this weekend! ahhhh