Wednesday, June 25, 2014

177/365

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
The Dad mentioned the other day that he would consider moving. I think he's sick of my shit everywhere here.  I just don't know if I'm going to be able to do it. With the way I feel I'm not so sure it's possible. I was going through the pictures from the wedding and thinking I have to find some property so I can have a party barn...

Could you imagine our friday nights?!? Dragonfly string lights flickering all over the place... big old kitchen... storage for all my mason jars! We could have dance parties! ;-)

I could hang the disco ball and set up the tables. I'm not asking for much - maybe seating for 30 or so. We'd have to have a fryer for Aunt Joyce's pizza frite and I could put my co-ed bathroom in with the stalls and urinals... I have a plan... just have to see if I can make this happen.



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

176/365

SLUMBER PARTY
Chrissy said that she would check in on The Bud... so after the wedding we headed up to Ligonier and later that night Chrissy and Ted came over and sat with her for awhile and played with her and fed her and took her outside. Instructions were left...

Ted was furious with me because I didn't have the HD channel on for her! He's a cat grandpa now so these things matter.  I figured Lily would just sleep through the night (hopefully not too scared or too lonely) and we would be back as fast as we could the next day. So we had some waffles in the morning...

...and I let Chrissy know we were on our way...

Minus a stop over at DeLallo's - sorry Bud - we knew we would be back to the house soon... I ran up the steps and couldn't find her - she wasn't on the couch or in her dining room bed or baby bed... I did panic for a brief second. I, of course, thought she got stuck somewhere - under the bed or in a closet searching for us or she choked on something...  Anyway,  I found her in The Dad's room sound asleep on his bed! Why that wasn't my first thought, I don't know.  She never heard the garage door or the alarm chime or me calling for her - a hundred times.

My annoying voice couldn't even wake her up. You may want to turn your speakers down...Video of Lily waking up from her slumber here. ;-)

Also... video clips of some of the wedding and The Dad and his Bro and Sis cracking themselves up here as well!

Monday, June 23, 2014

175/365

HOW SWEET IT IS TO BE LOVED BY YOU
More photos of Augie and Alexis' wedding from the weekend.

They had a little candy bar...

...and a coffee bar...
... and a s'more bar...
...complete with s'more menu...
...and, of course, a few cookies...
...and a few more...
...and just a few more!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

174/365

PINTEREST WIN
I have to admit we did kind of creep on the bride's Pinterest board - anticipating what she was going to do. I knew when she pinned my s'more menu we were in for some good stuff. You know how you hear of so many Pinterest fails, though?   Crafts not coming out as planned... recipes that are a disaster... things just not turning out as the photo showed?!?  This wedding was a Pinterest win -  everything turned out great. Here are a few cute things...

An old door in place of a guest book for everyone to sign their names and well wishes...

A suitcase for cards like we did for Janel...

Poms all around...

Things in place for later that night...

A big old chalkboard seating chart...

And little reminders of a special day... So many cute details.  Well done.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

173/365

TODAY'S THE DAY
Alexis and Augie are getting married! We knew it was off to a great start when we saw these fans...

The reception was in a barn in Ligonier so we all decided to stay... I can't even manage to get back from work without pulling over to the side of the road so I figured it was the best thing... the only problem: The Bud!  I thought about putting her in a kennel and, of course, that thought passed within seconds.... then I was going to bring a sitter with me but I couldn't find a place that would take her so I just went with her getting checked on. Ugghh.  That was a hard decision.

Anyway, back to the wedding... there was a sea of cupcakes...

... complete with little tree stump cake - an homage to Augie's proposal.

Centerpieces were mason jars with a daisy stem, a hydrangea stem and a votive and cute s'more favors.



Friday, June 20, 2014

172/365

I'M A SUCKER FOR A CUTE INVITE
It's been one cute chalkboard card after another for this upcoming wedding - from the save the dates, to the shower to the wedding... looking forward to tomorrow. ;-)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

171/365

THE WOMAN FORMERLY KNOWN AS JEANNINE
Truth be told, this name change thing is throwing me for a loop. It's no big secret that I'm having a hard time with this and, honestly, I think most people think I'm crazy and it's not a big deal. No one seems to think it should be this hard for me.

First of all, it's a big pain in the ass, logistically.  I've changed some things - some things, not yet...  Some are harder than others... Emotionally it's a big reminder of a failed marriage and the stigma of The Scarlet D I will always carry with me.  It's just kind of sad all around.  I know some would just keep the name - for their children or to be a bitch or because it's not really that easy... others would hurry to change things as soon as possible... I'm just really depressed about it.

I always found it weird when women resisted taking their husband's last name.  My therapist was saying he took me for "one of those girls."  I was a little insulted. ;-)   I think that's a major part of the whole marriage/commitment thing and think it's kind of absurd not to but to each his own, I guess. There's not much of a difference with my married and former last name and that's kind of weird too... I'm getting kind of stuck when someone asks me and fumble over what I'm supposed to say. I'm sure once everything is changed it will be different... I'm getting there.  It's just hard.

I was joking and saying I would rather change my first name or maybe just change it to a star with wings.... I'm thinking that (STAR WITH WINGS) DeLuca DiGioia DeLuca may get a little tricky when I order a sandwich at Panera, though. ;-)