Soooo...as 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!