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You’re either very early or very late, what’s your take on the situation?

Another quote, this one from Return to Me. 😛 It’s said at about 1:10 in this video…

Well, I forgot to blog last Thursday and tomorrow is the day of Eileen and Mike’s rehearsal/rehearsal dinner/joint bachelor/bachelorette party so I will probably not remember to post.

A few things I’ve been enjoying this week:

  • The anticipation of this wedding: Not just because it’s probably my last for a while. Mostly because E and I have been friends since we were 3, we were girl scouts together, went to 2 different private schools together, managed to stay best friends when I went to public jr. high and high school 30 minutes away (not easy to do before facebook!), I was in her quincenera etc. etc. And Mike is awesome too. They are (besides my mom) my favorite people in the world. Seriously I could hang out with them everyday, and I would if I was inconsiderate of their need to be alone 🙂 So I’m totally psyched for this wedding which will not just be a beautiful ceremony but also a collection of people I consider to be my own family (E is Mexican= huuuuuge extended family) and lots of friends. And my own family (more on them later!). Okay, moving on!
  • Anticipation for this baby! Kat and Clay are still waiting on baby Jemma and I’ve had my phone on 24/7 so I don’t miss the mass text. 🙂
  • Getting to see my sister: My sister Katie came home for the weekend for her best friend’s sister’s engagement party but she was able to spend some time with us as well, we went shopping and I think single handedly brought the economy up and also went to the joint baptisms of our neighbors (sisters who had their kids a few months apart– this is our new plan). It was great to get to hang out with her and I’ll get to do it again this weekend!
  • My sisters! Both of my sisters are coming home for the wedding!! I haven’t seen Robin since I left for England and I need to smack her around a little for being a hermit her first month of college. 🙂 And we’ll get to celebrate Katie’s birthday (23 is not the horrible age she thinks it is).
  • Nutella: I haven’t had any for a while..well since my flight back from London, but I saw that commercial and then the twitter conversation exploded so I love it even more now. Nutella brings people together.
  • New television! I love when new seasons start and there are a billion new and returning shows to watch. Though the choices can get overwhelming at times. So far I’m watching: Community (don’t really like the premise but I loooove Joel McHale), Castle (Nathan Fillion mmmm), How I Met your Mother (Marshall with the whip? Awesome), Accidentally on Purpose (pretty adorable pilot, hope it gets a chance), Big Bang Theory (Oh Sheldon how we missed you), The Mentalist (can’t wait!), Psych (um, Jaleel White on this week’s ep, say what?!), Drop Dead Diva (technically a summer season show, but I still love it and Fred came back!), Bones (sigh). I also just started season 1 of Fringe and Middle Man both are awesome so far.
  • Finishing a DIY project! Before I left for England (a month or 2 before actually) I finally got completely fed up with the grossness of the carpet in my room- it was the original dark brown striped awfulness from when the house was built. Nasty and full of years of cat dander that wouldn’t come up with the vacuum cleaner because that’s how compressed into the carpet it was. So I ripped it all out, repainted my room and planned on putting flooring down. 3 months late still no flooring. So last weekend I’d had enough. Dad laid out a few of the tiles for me to work from and I tiled my whole room pretty much by myself. And then I moved most of my stuff back in my room from my living room where it’d been sitting for the interim. All clean and nice now for the most part 🙂 I’m very proud of myself, and I won’t be doing any more DIY for quite some time.

Well, the jr high dismisses in a few minutes and then I’ll be mobbed by my adoring public 🙂 If you’re looking for me, I’ll be the one surrounded by rapidly talking 12-13 year olds.

Sti

p.s. In case you missed the tweet, here’s a link of me and my kids really enjoying the new Beatles Rock Band.

Yellow Submarine
More photos and I think videos of me singing at the library’s flickr page: Friendswood Library Flickr

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But I’m back again! cried Nora, with a monumental crash.

That quote is from one of my favorite children’s books, Noisy Nora. Nora wants to play but her parents are too busy with her other siblings ot pay her any attention, so of course she leaves! And then everyone looks for her (she’s just in the closet, so no worries) and she triumphantly returns with that line. It’s what I always think of when I return from somewhere. But I always get blank stares when I say it (except from my mom), so there’s some context for you. 🙂

Anyway, as Becky happened to mention/remind me, it’s TILT!! I missed last week and let’s see, the 2 before that so I must have a lot to catch up on. I mean, obviously. So here we go, bullet points:

  • Being healthy and insured- with all the brou haha about health care reform, I’m continually reminded that not everyone has the access to the things I do, and I need to take advantage of them!
  • Traveling with friends- it can be, and was, stressful at times, but traveling with Jen was a lot of fun and I did a lot of things I would not have done by myself (like, uh traveling at all!).
  • The United Kingdom: We went to England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland so I can say with authority that I’m definitely an Anglophile to the core. Or does that just refer to England? Hmmm, British Isles-phile? Whatever the term I loved it all. People keep asking me to tell them my favorite part of the trip and I jump from thing to thing. Jane Austen’s house! Cardiff! The Highlands! The Fringe Festival! Doctor Who! The West End! Taking trains/tube/buses everywhere! The Royal Mile! Meeting ‘William Wallace’! Seeing Anna! Hampton Court! The Book of Kells! The Oscar Wilde statue! Loch Ness! See, I can’t choose just one, or just 11. Too hard. Loved it all.
  • Sleeping in my own bed. ‘Nuff said. 🙂
  • The new school year, meeting new 7th graders and my returning now-8th graders: I love meeting the new kids and seeing my ‘old’ kids, though I do miss those who are in high school now and see less often. The new crop are super-energetic and sweet, haven’t met a bad one yet *fingers crossed*
  • New arrivals! There are technically 11 days till my good friend Kat is due to give birth to her first child: Jemma. But judging from the look of her, she could pop any minute (I say this as if I have any idea what I’m talking about). I’m reeeeally excited for her and her husband Clay as they continue to watch their family grow (I was in their wedding back in May 2007)
  • More Weddings! Well, one more at least. My two great friends Eileen and Mike (or M & E as I refer to them on twitter) are getting hitched, this will probably be my last stint as MoH, and I more than happy to hang up my crown 😛 Now I just need to figure out what to do with my hair…I’m thinking something like Christina Hendricks’ hair in Mad Men..However, that’ll only make me even taller than the Best Man than my heels will already be making me. 😛
  • Rain: it’s been raining steadily all morning, and we sure have needed it.
  • Being a Texan and people not believing it: I noticed halfway through our trip that when people asked us where we were from, Jen and I always said Texas. Never America, or the United States. And yet people questioned us (after saying, isn’t that where Bush is from?), asking us where our accents were. Our answers: we’re from the city and our parents aren’t from Texas did not appease most people. Sure, we say y’all with the best of them and I have a twang when I say ‘pie’ but that’s basically it. And most people would say I’m from Minnesota (though I’ve never been there). I just find it amusing.

Okay, there are so many more things, but you’ll get tired of reading them so I’ll give it a rest now. 🙂 DFTBA!

Sti

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