November 25, 2008

Santa - Please RSVP

Thanksgiving is only 2 days away and I cannot wait! I am so excited to spend time with Drew and our families over the holiday season - I am so blessed to have such a loving husband and family. As I type this, I am watching "Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving" which is pretty lame for me to admit but I love crazy holiday themed TV shows. It is important to note that I have always thought that the Snoopy/Woodstock combination was pretty hilarious - deep down you do too. :)

OK, so I have to vent for just a moment...I am almost completely responsible for planning the corporate Christmas party and it has been a challenge. Let me take a step back - I am responsible for planning the corporate "holiday party". It makes me sick that I cannot refer to it by its proper name but I guess the world is becoming more PC by the minute. I have had to go so far as to request that the hotel that is hosting the party not display any Christmas themed decoration in the ball room we are using for the event. This has been particularly difficult considering the hotel I have chosen is a prominent hotel in the Galleria area which is known for their beautiful decorations. I have even been instructed not to use any combination of red and green together. (???) Do you know what I want to do? I want to invite Santa himself to this party - I will ask him to bring every Christmas decoration, toy and item that has ever been made and if the guests don't like it, they can leave. Just kidding, but that is what I would like to do! If you ask me, America needs to get back to the basics and remember the REAL reason for the season. I will let you know how the party goes in a few weeks.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with their families and loved ones. We are all blessed in so many ways and I hope that all of you have a day full of memories that will last a lifetime!


November 22, 2008

The past three months... promised I am back on the blog scene! So much has happened since the last time I posted (September 10). I am not sure where to start so this particular post will have to be a condensed version to get it all in.

#1. So there was a hurricane. Having lived in this area for most of my life, it was easy to take the very real threats of a direct hit and dismiss them as another opportunity for the local news channels to hype it all up for ratings. Not the case!! For some reason or another, Drew and I thought it would be a good idea to brave the storm from our 3rd floor apartment...I still laugh thinking about this. Everything was fine until the power went out and the winds rolled in and I, having previously vowed that I would not get scared if we stayed, went into panic mode. Not only were the winds so strong that they were snapping fences and bending trees to the ground, it was jet black outside. I won't go into any more ridiculous details but I will NEVER AGAIN repeat this decision for fear that I will wind up in the Emerald City. (If I did, I would want to be the lion).

#2. All of a sudden it was October. My department at work was deemed responsible for the Halloween activities and we were given permission to have a "work appropriate costume contest" - I still don't know exactly what this means but anyway, we did it and it was fun. I came up with the idea to be Rainbow Brite and as soon as I showed up to work on October 31, I realized I may have had an error in judgement. NO ONE knew who I was...I got everything from Roller Girl to Olivia Newton John and someone even went as far as the "Creepy Saturday Morning Clown." Now, since when has Rainbow Brite been creepy? I will admit that I loved her as a child and even had a room decorated with her and the sprites. I know someone out there loves her too...keep the dream alive!

#3. November rolled in. I can't believe that a year ago I was wearing my wedding dress and preparing for the happiest moment in my life. Drew took me on a wonderful anniversary date that I still don't believe that I deserved - he took me shopping for a dress to wear on our date, gave me the most beautiful birthstone ring, took me to my favorite restaurant (Maggiano's) and then we stayed in a beautiful hotel for the night. I felt then and still feel that I am the most blessed woman on the earth. So to Drew - thank you for the most fulfilling and happy year of my life. You are my best friend and the love of my life! I love you!

That brings us up to speed a bit. We will be moving in TWO weeks and I have so much work to do to get ready. This weekend will be spent packing and cleaning which is not exactly what I had in mind but it will feel good to get it done! I am anxiously awaiting Thanksgiving (yum!) especially because my brother is bringing a girl home with him!!!!!!! It can't be possible that I am old enough for that to occur but I guess I will be 25 soon. He has never even mentioned a girl before so this is a momentous occasion that I am very much looking forward to!

Ah! I am back. I can't remember what made me stop blogging but it won't happen again. I hope all of you have an amazing weekend and if you are anywhere around me, enjoy the beautiful weather!


November 21, 2008

I am Ridiculous...

I am officially the WORST blogger ever seeing as how I haven't posted in many months. In fact, I am so ashamed I can't even bring myself to write a post just yet. Tomorrow is D-day...I will be back on the blog scene!