Thursday, October 11, 2007

Get Fuzzy

Is it wrong if I too aspire to be a meat janitor? I'm not going to go out there and kill the cows myself but there is just nothing like a good steak! Man, I love this comic!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

They went to the chapel and they got married!

With my favorite cousins: Jon, Pat, and the lucky groom Adam

With my favorite cousin's wives: Heather and the lucky bride Kelly

My cousin Adam married his long-time live-in girlfriend Kelly on Saturday. As I told her, it's about time you're an official member of this family! The day was perfect for a wedding and much hotter than anything you would expect in October. Adam asked me to read scripture during the ceremony- the classic 1 Corinthians 13 verses on LOVE. I was really honored to be a part of the wedding. And my reading was apparently so good that Kelly cried! How's that? The reception was a blast as I knew it would be. Joey was the perfect date and we both received many compliments on our dancing abilities. I wrangled my cousins, aunts, uncles, and my coworker Beth (in small world occurrences her husband went to high school with my uncle and they are all good family friends) out on the dance floor as much as possible. I just try to keep the party going. Evidence that my family might be catching on (or giving up hope)- no one asked me when I was going to get married or referenced that I would be "next." Of course, now I will have to fend off all Joey-related inquiries. Apparently it is not possible to be just friends with anyone anymore. But hey, life is good. Adam and Kelly are married. I was looking good Saturday. The Cubs lost. I do extend my sympathy to all Cubs fans but let's face it, I'm looking forward to Wrigley having to update their World Series counter to the grand number of 100. Besides the obvious, can it get any better than this?

With Mom and Dad (they celebrated 29 years of marriage on Sunday!)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Ha ha!

When I read the newspaper headlines that the Cubs lost Game 1 to the Diamondbacks, I was elated. I wanted to hoot and holler. I chose not to, out of respect to my roommate who was sick (not related to the Cubs loss). Keep losing, Cubbies, keep losing!

Unfortunately the Phillies lost too but I'm confident they'll turn things around.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

In the news

I've done what some of my loyal readers dream of: my response is in a Christian Singles Today article on hospitality! Please form a line to my right if you'd like an autograph. Or better yet, come on over to Chili and Doughnut Night as I showcase my abilities as a hostess. Not sure what Chili and Doughnut Night is? Better read on.

Monday, October 01, 2007

The weekend report

The weekend had several pros and cons and overall I would say it was a good weekend.

Let's start with the positives: my best friend Tracy and her husband were in town from Nashvegas for the weekend, quality bonding time with Mom, new clothes at bargain prices, Kibibi and I had a nice heart to heart whilst she picked up her PartyLite candles, hanging out with Brooke and Jackie at the last Sox game of the season.

The negatives: Cubs mania has started already (at least they lost yesterday!), the Sox also lost yesterday (SO depressing!), being a 5th wheel to your married best friends.

My predictions? The Cubs will screw up the miracle that got them this far. 2008 for the Sox will bring some good players back to the team (please, Lord, send us Aaron!). And I will become more content. Not sure how, but it's got to happen one of these days! Actually I should pray that my family accepts the fact that my husband is taking the leisurely route. If I didn't have them picking on me, maybe I wouldn't feel so pressured to bring a date to my cousin's wedding just to keep them off my back for awhile.

Anyway, the weekend really was fun. We had dinner at the Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder. Small space but amazing food! Saturday while they were enjoying Wheaton College homecoming activities, I went shopping with my mom which was great. I love spending time with her and I love that we both love resale shops so much! Saturday night we cooked out at Mark and Erin's with some other pals and then headed over to Muldoon's. My childhood best friend Ruth ended up being there. I haven't seen her since we were in college so it was so fun to catch up! The weather was terrific yesterday so even though the Sox lost horrifically, it was still a good day to be at a ballgame. And get free posters.