Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Confessions of a Shopaholic, Soon to be Wed, Test failing, Property purchasing virgin who can't sleep.

Did I spell it out clear enough? Well, I have been sick at home in bed the last two days and today I have managed to drag myself to work where I am struggling to emit any sort of productivity. A surge of energy from my strawberry yogurt at lunch inspired me to blog and gush a bit about what I am up to.
Well as some of you might know the wedding is six weeks away. This seems sooo soon I can barely see it or type it without my stomach doing a flip. I am preparing for my test next weekend and so glad it is finally here so I can just take it and stop worrying about it..and then focus my attention on fun wedding stuff and honeymoon preparation. In my last blog I mentioned that Kyle and I started house hunting. We were pre-approved by the bank and are now really getting serious about our home search (actually probably not too serious until next week is over). We have looked at quite a few homes but are both extremely nervous about the concept of home ownership. How do you choose? The whole process is really intimidating us. There is a new show on HGTV starting Sunday called Property Virgins and it is supposed to be helpful tips from a real estate guru of sorts to first time home buyers. I am excited to watch it and see if we learn anything helpful.
I am hosting our lifegroup tonight at my apartment which should be fun- although I always stress at the idea of people being over and things being perfect. I have been on a cleaning war path the last few days despite being almost completely confined to my bed or the couch. Gag.

Yesterday was Kyle and I's 3 year dating anniversary! I cannot believe it has been three years. To celebrate he took me to Chili's for dinner which was the original place of our first date three years ago yesterday. We sat in a booth situated almost identical to the one we sat in in Stillwater. We had a good time rehashing old memories and stories of when we first met and started dating. It felt good to get out of the house as well - its sometimes hard to get well when you dont get out and move around.

Well, Lunch is over and I have to get back to the old grind.

Take care and have a good Wednesday!


Friday, September 14, 2007

Blogging just isn't the same w/o Miz Jeans

Well, as you can see I havent been blogging too much lately and I today I figured out what is keeping me. My dear friend Heather has been unable to blog due to computer problems and I realized that when I read hers all the time it makes me want to blog..but lately I have lacked any motivation. That and I have been completely preoccupied by Kyle and I'd latest obsession: House hunting. Yes, I should be studying, yes there is a wedding in 6 weeks (Ahhhhhh!)....and yet a new thing to think about is oddly consuming.
It all happened when we stumbled across an open house on a Sunday afternoon. We fell head over heels in love with it- decided to get preapproved (simultaneously planning our future furnishings and paint colors in our heads..okay, that was just me - kyle is all finance; no fluff). Well, we started that process and then we thought that we should look at everything else in our price range in the area before we just up and buy a house. So we started looking all over the place. I have been making appts. and we even looked at renting a townhouse...
It has been crazy..and like I said..very consuming. It is nice to have a distraction thought - it seems like for the last 6 months all I have thought about is my licension test and wedding fluffiness.
Hmmmm....four minutes left of my lunch break and then it is back to the old drawing board..literally!
I guess I will close with my desk calendar quote of the day!

"Each day is a little life. Live it to the fullest."

Take care all and have a fabulous weekend!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Time keeps tickin' away, tick tick tickin' away!

Well campers, it's September. The count down to the Big Day just got serious. We have less than sixty days here folks before yours truly is walking down and aisle in a white dress. Cold feet? Not really- anxiousness beyond all reason and a 24 hour mind blur of possible scenarios and forgotten bet! For example...

I fell asleep last night thinking about my licensiong test..yeah right! Truthfully I was thinking about the Rehearsal Party Luau the night before the wedding - I was debating icicle lights and lanterns for decor....seriously.

So, here is what I dreamt: I am walking to my old school thru the streets of sand springs, ok. After crossing the bridge I park my car at the old KFC and begin my trek to campus. I am walking down a street and I drop something. A voice from behind me says, "Leslie, you dropped this". I turn back and there is this blond guy who doesnt look like James Dean but has thay kind of aura about him (smoking a cigarette, dangerous, etc.) actually he looks kinda like Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Anyways, I take the thing I dropped clearly freaked that this guy knows my name and is walking behind me. Next I walk by my old junior high and a bus is turning the corner and it stops and my sister Rose gets out of it and when she walks by me she says hi and keeps walking with her friends. I continue onto school. When I get to the high school I walk in the auditorium entrance and thru the doors to the front - now I am at the front of a church and there are icicle lights on the wall. The preacher is to my right and clearly getting ready to start the service. I am standing 2 feet in front of the lights just staring when I hear my name, "Leslie," I turn around and its the same guy but this time I know him - he is down on one knee and suddenly he is proposing to me. But, he has three rings. Church is starting and everyone is staring, I take him by the hand and walk around the church (which is now the old church I grew up in) and we sit down in this crowded row. All my friends and family are sitting around me with their families. I say yes to my now fiance' as we are seated in the pew and then he tells me to pick which ring I want. There is a gold one with a small round diamond, and identical white gold one and then a hideous one with tons of small mood ring type stones on it. I look down at my hand to try them on and realize that I already have an engagement ring on and it is my real ring. I try to get it off but i can't so I try the others on over it and none of them fit. Now the people in the row are complaining because it is too crammed on the row. Others are still murmuring about the sudden engagement and out of the corner of my eye I see my friend Heather a few pews back looking at me and she mouths to me "What are you doing?". I shake my head and I go back to dealing with the space issue in the row. I realize that the problem is that my new fiance who is now engrossed in sermon has his bible and theological books next to him in between us taking up all this room. I ask him to move them and he says that he was taught to have them there and cant move them. I look at him oddly and then I look down at my hand and I am still wearing my real engagement ring and I have set the others aside. Tears start pouring down my face and all I can think about is Kyle and how I have to find him. I press the rings into the guy's hand - whisper, "I can't" and run out the door. I get in the first car I see and I drive to the airport, I get on a flight and when I get there I step out the door and see Kyle who is on his way to find me. Then my alarm goes off.

Weird. I'm sure I could try to break this apart and try to figure out what everything could possibly mean like Heather and I used to do....but its too odd, I think I will chalk it up to sleeping too good and having too much stuff on my mind.

Have a great Tuesday - I'll let you know if anything crazy happens tonight!
More later-