Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Hobbies?

I just finished the last page of my action research project!! When I hit 'save' I felt a huge weight lift from me! I'm done!! The wedding plans are also coming along, there isn't much left to do there either. And I got released two weeks ago. I have often wished for more free time, and now that it looks like I'll have it, I'm not sure what I'm going to do. So here are a few hobbies that I'm thinking of taking up:

1. Carving egg shells. When I was in college I had some awesome roommates. One night we stayed up too late and decided it was a great idea to make our likenesses out of eggs. They all looked something like this. I really enjoyed that, and could make it into a full time hobby, working my way up to this! And just think of all the omelets I could enjoy while practicing!

2. Design my own fashion line. Everyone is doing it these days. Lindsay Lohan, Jay-Z, Victoria Beckham. How hard can it be? I'll probably watch a few episodes of Project Runway to get ready.

3. Writing angry letters to businesses, and possibly my congressman. The bathrooms were dirty, the ice cream was runny, the lighting was bad in the dressing rooms, I don't like the new 'no cell phone in the car' law. Maybe I'll even get free stuff out of the deal!

4. Shoe collecting. I always avoid collecting anything, because I know that's all I'll ever get for presents for the rest of my life. But if I become an avid shoe collector? I would love getting those presents! Plus, this would give me an excuse to buy this Ikea shoe organizer! I have to have something to show off my collection!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

This explains a lot!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

In December I posted a list of things I wanted to do in 2010.  The year is approaching being half over, so I wanted to check in and see how it was going! 
Here is the list:
1.     Get an actual stamp in my passport
3. Get a Texas drivers license
4. Sit on the beach and do nothing for a whole day- and don’t feel bad about it (sitting by a pool is also acceptable)
5. Learn to cook something outrageously fancy
6. Go on vacation without a plan, or even a map
7. Use the free volunteer day from work
8. Get a free makeover at the department store makeup counter
9. Host a dinner party
10. Get a pedicure
11. Make a quilt
12. Donate blood

And my progress:

1.      Not yet.
3.    Why even bother until after my name change??
4.    Maybe on the cruise?  Nope… probably not…
5.    HAHAHA!!!  This is what I have Steve for!!
6.    Not even close.  Turns out I have control issues.  Shocking, I know…
7.    Check!  Thank you San Antonio Food Bank!
8.     I tried.  Turns out you need an appointment.  Who knew?
9.     Planning on it, when I move in with Steve and we have all our fancy wedding presents to show off!
10.Check!  Thank you college roomies!
11. Who has time for that??
12. Twice!! But the second time, I passed out on account of eating nothing the day before because of a stomach flu.  True story.
Well, I’ve done 3, and have plans for 3 more.  Which will put me at half.  Not bad!  If only I had put Get Married on the list ;)

Monday, May 10, 2010


Below are some of my favorite engagements pictures (at least I think these are them, in the picture selector, they are really small, and I don't have my contacts in yet!!). We are both such hams, in half of them one of both of us is cracking up or making a funny face, but luckily we ended up with a lot of good ones. These are untouched and I was having a bad skin day, so don't click to enlarge ;)

Here is our invitation! Don't let me know what you think unless you say that you love it, because I just ordered prints and I don't want second thoughts :)