Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Blog Tags

Apparently I have no idea how to add tags to my I have to do it this way....

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Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week

25 thingers

So Rachel did a blog about the most 25 random things about thought I would do it too...

1- I have had one Brazilian wax so far in my life...possibly one more for my wedding...and I think every woman should get it done once in their life.

2- I have smoked pot in my life...I will not lie...but I don't do that anymore, nor do I wish too.

3- I wish I still lived in Washington because of the scenery but know I would miss my family too damn much

4- Every guy I ever dated, Joe included, was met online.

5- I am good at faking happiness because I am not happy with my looks or how in debt I am.

6- I secretly wish that I had a smaller family

7- Only a part of me does BC planning a wedding is horrible when your family is large

8- I constantly worry about what people might say about me, especially at work, because being a nurse is all I think I am good at

9- I am glad that Joe and I are opposites, otherwise my life would be boring.

10- I hate being the center of attention..I mean seriously...It makes me want to throw up

11- I wish I could blow up cigarette production plants....too many of my loved ones are addicts.

12- Yes, I did say addicts...I need to start a nicotine anonymous meeting group.

13- I have started a Disney movie collection, so that one day when I have kids they can enjoy the classics

14- Or they can at least tell me I'm a nerd

15- I love baking, but wish I could cook

16- Am secretly jealous of Rachel's cooking ability, but too proud to ask for lessons (maybe not any more?)

17- I think Garbage Pail Kids were the funniest damn thing....

18- Right behind the gum, Bazooka Joe, fortunes

19- If I ever win the lottery, I am giving money to my parents, and my siblings so they never have to work again and can stay home with their kids...and then buying a house for myself with an unlisted address and phone number

20- I wish my family went to Church together... That includes Rachel and her family and Joe....

21- I do believe that a family that prays together stays together

22- I wish I waited longer before I had sex...or at least waited until the right person

23- I regret not playing soccer my senior year in college

24- I wish Joe and I had met sooner

25- Sometimes I wish my life was a fairy tale

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wedding Update

This is from the email I sent to Jaime, but it pretty much sums up what I have done so far about wedding planning...

Just to update you a little bit on how the planning is going, I already recieved a quote for flowers (hydrangeas are the showcase flower), I have a quote from a photographer, I have a quote from a caterer, and today I am meeting with a DJ. Joe and I start our wedding classes this Friday. I can't believe that Feb will be 6 months before the wedding! The main wedding color is going to be blue, with silver and white as accent colors. As you know the wedding will be at Sacred Heart in Bath, and we were planning on an outdoors reception, but I am petrified that it is going to rain, so we are looking into the Moose Lodge here by mom and dad's. I have started contacting hotels about booking some rooms, since most of Joe's guests are from out of the area, but other than that I don't really know what else I need to be doing.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


So...Finally I feel like I have done something productive towards planning this wedding of mine...I met with the florist. I was actually quite surprised by the bill...something that I can totally live with. SO the flower that has the headliner is the hydrangea (but not in the color shown here). Also making an appearance... the gerber daisy and of course roses, again, not the colors shown here. Shae will be carrying silk flowers (the florist said they will be lighter and easier for her to carry) and they will look like the ones seen on this blog ( I have no idea who owns this blog, but they have great pictures of the kissing ball)
So...I have a photographer, I believe a dj, a florist...and all that is left is the caterer and wedding cake. Not bad for having 6 months to spare. I will keep you updated.


Nothing more than feelings....pain, soreness, weakness...

Yep, I feel all of them. I went to the gym today and today was lower body workout. The part that I liked the least...lunges. Whoever invented them needs to just go..go somewhere and do them until their legs fall off. But on a better is a picture of my niece and nephew...they are the things that make me smile and give me happier feelings....

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sweat Sweat Sweat

Today is the first Monday of 2009 and what did I do? I was at the gym at 0530. I met with the Physical Therapist that runs the gym and although I am really overweight, the consultation wasn't terrible. I did 80 crunches in 60 seconds, My hamstring flexibility is better than average as well as my hand grip strength. Doing squats kicked my butt, which I have a feeling I will feel well into tomorrow. I go back on Wednesday again at 0530 to meet with him again. This time it will be the first of 2 more consultations, this time laying out my workouts. I am planning on working out 4 days/week for at least 60 mins a session, so I know that 2 days a week will be upper body the other 2 lower body but all four days will be cardio. Hopefully...since work pays for it, I will be able to keep up the work so that come August 8th...I will be in the best shape possible and I know that it will be the best shape I have been in in a long time :) I will keep you posted. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Pom and circumstance goes here...

Right now it is exactly 0153 on 1/2/09 and I am at work. This is blessed down time, but gives me the opportunity to state my goals for 2009. I chose not to do resolutions bc quite frankly I break them...sooo if I make goals then it seems like I shouldn't break them. First things first...I have almost every cotton picken piece of paper needed for grad school filled out. I am just waiting get 2 out of 3 references back and then I will send them all in to Kutztown. Sooo in case you haven't guessed getting my Masters or at least start my masters is a goal for 2009...can't really say that actually achieving it is my goal for 09 bc well...I won't have it by the end of the year. My second goal is to stay sane while planning my wedding. I have exactly 7 months and 6 days until I say "I Do" and I have already filled my planner with to-dos. Hopefully I will be able to keep my cool and do the little things one step at a time. My next goal is to spend more time with my family... I mean that more so in the sense of taking time to spend time and listen to my family. As a nurse my life is usually hurry up and get this done or hurry up and get that done, that when I am at home I am not exactly one to RELAX. I am not even sure that that word is in my vocabulary. This past week the entire Haldaman clan was in one house...and ohh how much smaller my folks house seems to have gotten. This week I fell apart bc I felt that my sisters and I were drifting apart bc they share some special bond that I am not a part of and that by the time I do share that bond it will be water under the bridge. I am ok now...I realized (after talking to Jaime) that there are things that we still have in common that being a mom shouldn't be a deciding factor that we are drifting apart. After that discussion the last couple nights with all of us in one house was actually enjoyable. ...Ok so one more goal that I can think of right now...I hope to at the end of the year...yes even after Joe and I are married is to be finally in a house, and not renting it, but owning it. I know that that sets me up for stress...but I believe that Joe and I can do it. And where there is a will there is a way. Anyway, that is enough for now.... I need to actually do some work right now... Take care! Peace love and happy meals!