I want.. #2

Was out today viewing blogs and a friend of mine found this (Thanks Jocelyn!):

The Original Ruler Cuff $49.00
A fashion statement that really measures up! Seriously hip bracelet made out of high grade stainless steel. Inches (English) are etched on the outside and metric markings are on the inside. This stainless steel ruler is one size fits most. 3/4" tall and 6"/19mm long with an inch gap so that you can slide it on and adjust to any size.

Something else to add to the list of stuff that I want and will let other people buy me!!



I love this dress... I want.. but can't find anything like it..

Gonna have to start working out if I'm gonna look anything like that when I get married!

Holy crap.. I'm getting married... again


The never ending bathroom project

Sigh.. We moved in here in September 2006

And it took a year to get this far

no toilet.. no heat... no shower. The first year we would go next door to Eric's moms house to take showers. We do have a half bathroom downstairs.. so going pee was easy.. just taking a shower was a pain in the butt..

Oh.. and no sink or doors

So here it is 2008 and we do now have a working bathtub and shower

We also now have a working toilet and heat! If you notice we still need to order the front panel for the tub but it functions and that is just cosmetics.. I also need to finish painting and buy new blinds for the window as the mauve mini blinds are UGLY!

We also put up the most important door in the bathroom... the one in the hallway! So now if we have guests over they can shut the door and no one can see in when they walk up the stairs!

Amazing, I KNOW!!

Recently we got the walls completely painted and there are only a couple of sections that I need to finish painting on the trim and I need to paint the shelving and reline the shelves. We also installed the towel bar and the medicine cabinet.

Looks pretty good! I moved the sink in to see what it would look like and I think it will look really good. Below is a picture of what the whole thing will look like once we get it all hooked up.

Eric says that we will be working on the bathroom this weekend.. I guess I'll just wait and see!

While this project is moving along very slowly and we have encountered a few hiccups I think it is looking pretty nice. Once this is done then we will start on the spare room that we are converting to a dressing room. Hopefully it won't take more than a month or two to get it done.. instead of years!


rainbow on a cloudy morning

Today I didn't want to get out of bed. Though that isn't saying much, I pretty much never want to get out of bed if I have to go to work that day. I dragged myself out of bed, took a shower, found some clothes pretty fast (which is pretty unusual) and went downstairs to finish getting ready. After I had gone downstairs I was then put in an extremely bad mood. Had someone been awake and down there with me I probably would have screamed and thrown things. I'm not going to say what put me in that bad mood, because it is a pretty simple thing that shouldn't have made me so furious. The entire rest of the morning getting ready and the ride to work I cussed under my breath. Not having the ability to just blow off and let go of what made me so angry. I then pull onto 97th street to turn into work and I see a rainbow. It made me take a deep breath. I find a parking place and get out and look back to see it again and it seems even larger. I could have stood there and watched that rainbow till it disappeared this morning. Though the anger is still there this little thing helped the fire burn a little less.
Right now I could use more rainbows however it seems that I am finding more rain. I only hope things start to look up next year.

I also just really wanted to share this with the Internet. It was pretty amazing. I took this picture from the parking lot with my phone so it is not the best picture.


Go Vote!

Just because this seems fitting for what is going on right now.

Oh and by the way.... GO VOTE!



The trip to Eureka was nice. I think it was just nice to take the week off really. We drove down to Eureka Springs on Wednesday and stayed at the Bavarian Inn. We mostly picked that place because they also have a restaurant that makes German style and Czech style food.
While the place wasn't fancy it was clean and our room was huge. Also the people there were very nice. (Thanks Michelle for all your help!)
Wednesday night after we got settled in our room we ate at their restaurant and the food was amazing! I would totally stay and eat there again and again. After dinner we went into the shopping district and had drinks at the Pied Piper. Pretty neat place. Almost got to see the bartender beat down some white trash that was yelling at her because the building was a non-smoking building. Needless to say we had a good time!
Thursday we got up and the Inn had something like blueberry coffee cake that was delicious and we had some hot tea with that. We then headed out to see all the springs we could find. I think we found all but one (Magnetic Springs to the right). We also went up to see the great big Jesus on the hill. That was fun. We walked over 2 miles that morning before lunch. We then stopped in the Whale & Squid for the best chicken nachos I have ever had! After that we were exhausted and decided to go back to the Inn to take a nap.
After our nap we got up and went for a drink at the Basin Inn Hotel. They have a balcony bar that overlooks the shopping area and is very pretty. We then headed down to the Grand Tavern in for dinner. It was pretty damn good. Especially because I got some goat cheese! We had steak and potatoes and it was so very good. Afterward we hopped into the car and Eric decided he wanted to take a scenic route back to where we were staying. He stopped at the Magnetic Springs and we walked up and sat up there and listened to the woods and watched the stars. It was a beautiful night. A little chilly but not too bad. We sat for a while and talked about nothing much. We then stood up and looked the other way at the stars. Eric was talking about how we both seem to always hunt out the quiet secluded places when we go on vacations. We like our solitude so long as we have someone to share it with. He asked me if I could do this forever with him and I said of course I could. He then looked down at his hand and I followed his gaze and there he held an open ring box that sparkled in the moonlight. At this moment I started bawling.... and bawling... and bawling. I think I had been waiting for so long and had been wishing and hoping that he would ask that I almost expected it to never happen. After I calmed down he was then able to ask "Will you marry me?" and I said Yes... of course! I have the beautiful diamond ring now and I also get to marry my best friend in the world! I am sooo very excited and I almost don't know where to start! Here is a picture of us at Magnetic Springs on Friday. We decided to go back and get a few more pictures. We didn't say anything to anyone until we got back into town and was able to tell his mom and my mom in person. By the end of Friday we were were so very exhausted, emotionally and physically.
Eureka Springs was so beautiful and will always be a place that I remember. Someday it will be nice to be able to take our kids back there and show them the place where he proposed.

So the question that everyone is asking... No we don't have a date picked out yet. We have only spoken a little bit about it. I can tell you this much.. it will be sometime next year. We are so very short on cash right now that we will have to wait and save up so we can do what we want. I know you all want to know and we will tell you when we have it all figured out.

Here is a picture of my ring!


I no longer have a boyfriend

This past week Eric and I had taken off to do things together. On Wednesday we went to Eureka Springs to stay a couple of days. During that time he and I discussed many things and it was decided that we are no longer going to be boyfriend & girlfriend. That instead it would be better for us to depart from that. So now I am forced to move onto another chapter of my life and have to deal with the fact that I am going to have to spend a lot of my time planning a wedding!