Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! I, for one, have many, many things to be thankful for!

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

This weekend I have been channeling my inner housewife, which by the way, is not in preparation for tying the knot in just a little over a year, sometimes I just feel like decorating and baking!

Last night (Friday) I met my Mom in York, PA for the York Folk Art and Craft Show, even though I had to drive through a blizzard to get there. It was fun walking around and checking out all of the various crafts, most of which were beautiful (and a little bit out of my price range). In the end, I bought a candle and some potpourri to create my first-ever Christmas centerpiece for my dining room table. Here it is....

After finishing up at the craft show, I started to head home even though it was pretty snowy and icy. The hour long trip ended up taking me 3 hours!

Today, I baked a pumpkin pie to go with the delicious dinner Adam and I have been planning (pork tenderloin, sourkraut, and mashed potatoes). Sometimes on a freezing cold night, it's nice to sit and eat a homemade meal and enjoy a beautiful centerpiece. Doesn't it look scrumptious?

Have a good weekend, and STAY WARM!

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Guest Blogger!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

For those of you who are interested, you can check out my guest column on weddingchicks.com! You can also read the other guest blogger's entries by clicking on their names to the right. It should be a fun way to share my wedding ideas and learn about other people's ideas as well.

The guest bloggers were encouraged to write about anything and everything having to do with our big days, including the budget. At first, I thought I would be up against girls with unlimited budgets and big ideas, but after reading the other introductions, I realized that the other guest columnists have the same budgeting concerns that I have, so I can't wait to see how they use their allotted funding to make their day special and unique.

On another note, last night, my Delta Gamma little, Missy, headed down to Baltimore to hang out for the night! I made dinner for a group of people and then we headed into downtown. We had an amazing time and it was wonderful hanging out with Missy and my old roommate Michele.

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The Broken Washing Machine

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

For those of you who don't know, I always take my laundry over to Adam's apartment because he has a washing machine, and I don't. In exchange for using his washing machine for free, I usually do his laundry as well.

All college students and recent college graduates know, that when you are short on money to do your laundry at school, you attempt to squeeze as much as possible into the miniscule washers and dryers...I mean the $2.50 that I would have to pay to not overload the washer could be an extra beer at Grottos! I guess I didn't drop the habit now that I'm done with school.

On Saturday evening I was busy doing laundry at Adam's (while he was throwing things across the living room because he was so angry at the Penn State game) when I realized that the washing machine would not go into the spin cycle and the water would not drain from the bottom. I took the clothes out and dried them while Adam called the maitenance people at his apartment complex (thank goodness for renting)!

Yesterday (Tuesday) we stopped by his apartment to see if the problem had been fixed and we found a note that read:

Dear Tenant:
Problem Fixed.
Underwear pulled from pump.

Laying on the washing machine was an old crusty pair of my underwear! Oops! I guess I learned my lesson!

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Barney Gets Territorial

Friday, November 7, 2008

I came across this news article today and thought it was pretty funny, I also thought my Mom would appreciate it:

From the Washington Post:

Not everyone in the White House is taking the news of Barack Obama's victory with aplomb.
Reuters television White House correspondent Jon Decker reports that President Bush's dog Barney, going on a walk this morning on the North Lawn, let his reaction to the news show.
He "bit my right index finger this morning -- as I reached down to pet him," Decker said. The bite broke skin and the wound was bleeding enough to prompt White House physician Dr. Richard Tubb to treat Decker with antibiotics. He will also be getting a tetanus shot.
President Bush, speaking to staff and reporters today, called portions of the South Lawn "Barney's Playground."Barney may be just protecting his turf from intruders, thinking about the coming intrusion from the promised Obama pooch.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Hope everyone voted today without too much trouble. I walked in and walked back out again in about 10 minutes, and that included the 5 minutes I spent helping the 85 year-old woman next to me who couldn't figure out how to use the touch-screen, computerized voting system.

Even though the candidate I support probably won't walk away victorious, it is still special to be a part of this historic election.

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