Sunday, April 24, 2011

Dreaming of Homes, Houses, and Such

Well, The Boy and I have been discussing housing options and when we think we'll be able to afford a home together. Also I have currently gotten addicted to watching tiny house videos on youtube.

We have met a conundrum of sorts. Ya know that type of conundrum where you don't know what to do...yeah it sucks.

So he is going to inherit quite a bit of land, and the family already considers it his. They want him to build on it. Building is expensive. So we looked at Modular pricing. Modulars are expensive. Then we debated doublewides. Doublewides that are built to last are expensive. Seriously. EXPENSIVE.

We found out that with the way the current economy is that we could buy a house with land for the same price as a modular or even a double wide. (Let's not even get into building a house). But at the same time, we want to be close to his family since they are aging and stubborn. (As in an 89-year-old grandmother who will bring the firewood in by herself if no one is there to do it, did I mention she is legally blind?) And we want to be close by to be sure nothing happens to them. Or if it does at least someone is close by to help.

But again we go back to pricing.

It will be at least a year before we can actually think about starting the process, but I'm a planner, so yeah, I like going over everything in full before making a decision.

I seriously need some options, good advice, etc. PLEASE!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Back From Pigeon Forge

Mom's wedding was beautiful! She looked so very happy. Unfortunately all my pics turned out bad, so until she get's hers will have to just use your imagination. :)

But man oh man what an exhausting trip!

Friday, April 15, 2011 - Day 1
Casey was running late (as always) got a late start! Richie, Casey, and I headed off to get Derek, lunch at McD's, drop off stuff and pick up stuff Casey forgot at her place. Finally, hit the interstate. Made relatively good time until traffic came to a stand still. We made it about 1 mile in 1.5 hours. The cause? A bad motorcycle wreck, by the time we got there the coroner was there and most of the wreck had been cleared, but the motorcycle was still there and what looked like clothing on the road. *shudders*.

Finally get to Pigeon Forge. Takes nearly an hour to get 5 miles to our hotel. Traffic was bad. But not as bad as it was going to get. Not as bad at all.

Walk to dinner since traffic is so bad. Dinner was good. Yumm :-) Rush back to hotel to leave for rehearsal at Cabins. Rehearsal goes well. Mom was a giddy nervous mess tho! Awz.

Make a pit stop at Wal-mart for a few more forgotten necessities and snacks. Go back to hotel to get a good night's rest.

Saturday, April 16, 2011 - Day 2

Get up, rush around, meet Mom, go to her hair & make-up appt. No one is there...

Finally! about 30 min. late (due to speeding ticket) our Stylist arrives. She makes mom look like a star!

Rush to Chapel.

Everything goes off without a hitch, wedding was beautiful, my voice did not crack while reading the poem, and Mom looked so beautiful! She and Dave looked so happy. It was just so very sweet. I kept trying to tear up.

We did photos with the photographer outside, it was really windy, so for mom's sake I really hope the pics turn out well!

That night Casey, Richie, and I decide to go to the Penguin Play House and Ripley's Aquarium. It is only 11 miles away. We leave at 3:00 p.m. and make it there at 5:45 p.m. Traffic is drastically worse. We were informed that there is a huge car show and prom night in Pigeon Forge.

We do the aquarium thing (LOVED IT) and walked down to a little mall and shopped around. Lotsa cool stuff. Then left from Ripley's Parking Garage at 8:15. Our hotel has not moved at this point I promise, it is still only 11 miles away from Ripley's. We make no pit stops. NONE. And we arrive at our hotel at 1:05 AM. ONE OH FIVE. That is NEARLY FIVE HOURS driving ELEVEN MILES.

At this point pure exhaustion has set in.

Sunday, April 17, 2011 - Day 3

Drive home is fairly uneventful (thank goodness). We eat at Krystal Burger before heading out of Pigeon Forge. Richie and Derek wanted Casey and I to try it since we'd never eaten there before. It was awesome.

We also stopped at Great Smokies Flea Market and Books A Million. Found the neatest copy of Lamb by Christopher Moore EVER. So I had to buy it. Richie drove the rest of the way home, thankfully because my leg was still killing me from sitting in traffic for 5 hours the night before.

We arrive home to find our beautiful Apple Tree blown to chunks by lightening. :( But at least everyone is ok, and safely in their homes.

Now it is time for bed.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Feeling Fierce

Today I am feeling particularly sexy, yes I've lost some weight, but I am by no means a skinny minnie. But today I am woman hear me roar!

I am a 40DD, XL shirt, 16 jeans, and honey those shoes had better be 8 1/2 wides! I am curvaceous, vivacious, full of spunk, and ready to kick some ass and take names later. I am a wide hipped diva, with big blue eyes and even bigger thighs. My smile can light up a room, and with my wide feet, you'll know when I've walked in. Every part of me has a curve of its own, my calves are strong, and my heart is too. They both have taken me through dark valleys and sunlit alleys. My voice is robust and for once it will not waver! I will sing of myself today, I will vocalize my attributes and I will shun those who would put me down. I will walk with my head high, and my stride strong, and I will keep going all damn day long.

For the first time, probably in EVER I woke up this morning and I accepted myself. I accepted myself fully, I am beautiful, I am intelligent, and I am WORTH IT!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dug out an old pic

I actually feel like a goddess, curves and all in this pic.

Thanks to Abby for photoshopping ideas.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Alone is Okay

How I wish I had come across this two years ago. This video and the words with it touch my soul in such a way that it brings me to tears. How something this simple can be so beautifully touching is amazing. I hope that you take this with you in your life, and share it with others. Of all the videos that are viral this one is the most deserving of it in my eyes.

Please pass along, send others to see this video whether here on my page or to their actual youtube account. Either way this is something that I feel everyone should hear just once.