Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sad excuse for an entry

Things I’ve been doing instead of writing on my blog:

Freaking out about the overwhelming task of planning a wedding. Asking myself why we didn’t just go to Vegas. Anyone want to plan my wedding? Ha ha, just kidding. Unless you do, in which case, send me an email.

Visiting Karen and John’s ADORABLE new baby. I imagine they’re probably sick of me by now, because the child has only been alive for a little over a week and I’ve been to visit him 4 or 5 times. They’re just lucky I live 30 minutes from them now instead of 7 (like I used to) or else they’d be REALLY sick of me. I can’t help it – he’s just so precious and they are the cutest parents.

(Along those same lines, I’ve been hit by the surreal feelings of being caught between being an adult and being a kid. On the trips with the youth group to Nebraska and Montana, I especially feel it. I honestly forget that I’m an adult, because the kids treat me like I’m their age. Then I come home and I’m watching my friend have contractions and then holding this little person who we’ve been waiting so long to meet and I realize that I’m not a kid anymore. Or I go up to my parents’ condo in the mountains with Chris and the girls and I realize that the stuff we’ve said for years about me coming here with my kids is suddenly true – my mom and dad are the grandparents now and I’m the parent. SO WEIRD. And also end of ridiculously long parenthetical aside.)

Coming to the realization that in my cell phone, my parents’ number is under “Home” and that now that Chris and I finally got a land line at our house, I have to change it. Even when I had my condo, my parents’ house was still home (seriously, why would I call my condo when I’m the only one living there) – and now, I have a new home. I know, I’m weird, but I just think of stupid stuff like that and it adds to my realization that all these “child to adult” changes just KEEP HAPPENING.

Reading. NERD ALERT. Want to hear something crazy? In the past five weeks, I have read 15 books. That turns out to be 6,554 pages. Between the road trips and the free time and the evenings, I’ve been a reading machine. I’ve read everything from the newest Janet Evanovich, to Jodi Picoult (who I recently discovered and really like) to classics from the high school reading lists (because that’s what happens when you run out of books and have to borrow from teenagers) to the hottest books since Harry Potter (the Twilight series), to my usual murder and intrigue books. Seriously, we’re like at a Level 14 hojillion on the Nerd Threat scale here.

Anyway, that's the lame-ass update. In related news, I also got internet at home (finally) so that I can surf and post in a blocked-by-work-free zone. That means I can maybe post more than oh, say once a month.

In other wedding news, maybe you are the person who wants to come up with a beautiful design for our wedding website. I'm about as good understanding HTML as I am understanding mandarin chinese, but I can do basic stuff. I've looked at various sites and they're just not what I want. So ideas would be welcomed!

7 comments:

Cheryl said...

Do not call my friend Amber a nerd! I wish I had read that much recently.

Good luck with the wedding plans.

Knot said...

To a person, everyone I know has said, "We should have eloped." Even my wife and I said it. After 5 years of marriage we got "re-married" in Vegas. Should have done that the first time.

I'm just impressed you can find 14 books you like. I can never find a book I like.

Knot

Alice said...

psh, not so lame-ass. any update = a good update :-)

am impressed by & jealous of all your reading. i've read more in the past few months than normal, but we're still only talking like 6 books, total. now THAT'S lame.

-J said...

I swear someone I know found a site that will help you make your Wedding page for free. Alternately, you could use Google Pages and they can help you make free Web pages.

It's amazing how much you can read when you have free time.

Marissa said...

hey, those are all very good and important things that are keeping you busy! especially the wedding planning!!

Rosemarie said...

I'd say those are good excuses for not blogging.

I'm pretty new to this 'scene' but I've gone days without blogging then one day, I have 2 or 3 blogs I feel like writing!

I love reading your stuff.. keep going!!

dasi said...

JODI PICOULT!!! Yay!! This just proves that even though we have been off a bit on the blogging, we are still on the same wavelength... she is all I have been reading too!!! AWESOME BOOKS!! ;)