Corazon de Swiss

February 10, 2009

This one time, the cat was under the bed…

Filed under: Uncategorized — by corazondeswiss @ 1:31 pm

Saturday,  CP and I went out to look at chairs for our living room.  When we’re going out like that, we like to put the cats on the porch with their litter boxes, so that there are no accidents and also to prepare them for eventually being out there most of the day when I go back to work full time.  Frick hightailed it under the bed and headboard as we were making preparations to leave, so I got down on the floor to coax him out.  I hear CP come into the bedroom to ask me if I wanted him to get the cat out.  I told him no, I would get Frick out.  So I ease the cat out from under the bed.  And tell CP to take him.  I roll over and look up to hand the cat to my husband, who is wearing….
OVEN MITTS.  Because he doesn’t want the cat to bite him.  (For the record, I don’t think Frick has ever bitten anyone.)
I laid on the floor and laughed for 5 whole minutes.  Because I couldn’t get up.  
Y’all there is nothing funnier than looking up from the floor, where you are trying to get the cat out from under the bed, and seeing your husband standing there, waiting to take the cat from you, wearing oven mitts.  Picture it.  You’ll laugh.

February 7, 2009

25 Random Things.

Filed under: It's All About Me,Swiss Cheese is Holy (Confessions) — by corazondeswiss @ 11:00 pm

It’s going around Facebook, so I’m bringing it to the blogging world.

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. 

1. I picked my wedding date based on what worked better for the minister that married us.

2. I’m addicted to trashy tv- it’s kind of like rubbernecking at an accident, I can’t help myself.

3. I’m thinking my nephew may have given me a new, permanent nickname of Bee.

 4. I have project ADD. I start one project and leave it to get something I need, and while gone get distracted and start something else. (I’ve started this list 3 times now.)

5. I like to cook, but I hate to clean up. If someone would just follow behind me and clean up the kitchen as I go, I’d cook more.

6. When I got married, I discovered I could no longer be the messy one.

7. I really hate that.

8. I’m really good at creating organization, not so good with staying organized.

9. I mentally “file away” some of my Aunt G’s parenting ideas. She’s very creative with the punishments.

10. I think a man in dress uniform, a tuxedo, or a good suit is irresistable. I had all 3 on my wedding day. 1

1. I’m not a morning person- I prefer to be left alone in the first hour or so of my day.

12. I’m a fast reader and have been known to finish a book in a day. Or less.

 13. Or stay up the better part of the night to finish it.

14. I can read in the car, on the elliptical, in the bathtub, just about anywhere. And I prefer to have background noise.

15. I’ve never gotten a speeding ticket and I’ve never had a wreck where I was at fault.

16. My family is the most important thing.

17. I consider my closest friends to be my family.

 18. I have a memory for numbers- telephone #s, birthdates- I can list off just about every member of my family’s birthday.

19. However, the first year we were dating, I remembered CP’s birthday wrong and called him the day before to wish him happy birthday.

20. I’d really like to learn photography.

21. I cry when I’m happy, sad, or mad.

22. I hate to cry- I get red and blotchy, and look awful.

23. I like big city life, but really I’m just a small town kind of girl.

24. I’m southern and proud of it.

25. I think being from a big family is awesome, and I always feel sorry for people that aren’t from big families. 

Consider yourselves tagged.

January 19, 2009

No excuse

Filed under: Cheesepuff,Love & Relationships — by corazondeswiss @ 4:51 pm

I have no excuse for not blogging. That’s not true.  I’ve got about a million excuses, but they’re all lame.  I mean, I could play the newlywed card or the house hunting card or the job hunting card, but like I said.  Lame.  Mostly I’m just a lazy trophy wife housewife. 

Really and truly, being married is lots of fun and I am enjoying it immensely.  I’m constantly surprised by my husband (so weird to type those words)- I knew so many things about him, but now, I know so much more!  He has always taken such good care of me, its just different to see that on a daily basis.  It’s amazing to see him tell me he’ll take care of this or that because he knows I’m tired or not feeling well.  He’s so patient with me- I knew the man was patient, but I had no idea exactly how patient until the first 2 days we were married.  I was still totally out of my mind with wedding stress and trying to pack to leave.  He tried to help as much as possible and then stayed out of the way.  Most of all, he said “it’s okay” when I looked at him and told him that I wouldn’t be ready to leave on Monday as originally planned (in tears). 

But don’t worry, it’s not all Sunshine and Rainbows here in the Newlywed household.  The man could drive a person up a wall.  He leaves cabinet doors open, he doesn’t pick up his plate from the table, he’s messy.  I spent the first 2 weeks after we got back from our honeymoon cleaning up 3 years of bachelor grime.  And he gets annoyed when I want to put things away or get new things- he thinks I’m trying to get rid of all his stuff. 

Even so, it’s pretty damn awesome.

December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008. Hello 2009.

Filed under: It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 9:25 am

Took this from Alyndabear.  Thanks Aly!!

1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? I got married!

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Sort of.  I lost weight.  Which I promptly gained back after I got married.  And I worked out, until I got married. I’m noticing a theme here.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? My aunt, my cousin, my girls at work, my best friend, a high school friend and a college friend. I don’t think I missed anyone.

4. Did anyone close to you die? No, thankfully.

5. What countries did you visit? Just the one I live in.

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008? A house with my husband.

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? November 8. And the birthdays of those sweet babies.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? I planned my whole wedding basically by myself.  And somehow managed to work full-time.

9. What was your biggest failure? Stopping the weightloss and the working out.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Nothing serious.

11. What was the best thing you bought? Rings.  🙂

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? I haven’t a clue

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? There were several.

14. Where did most of your money go? Hahaha.  Wedding.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?? Honeymooning in Hawaii.  And getting married.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008? This Kind of Love- Sister Hazel.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
(a) Happier or Sadder? Happier.
(b) Thinner or Fatter? About the same, more or less?
(c) Richer or Poorer? Poorer.  No job.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of? Spent time with my nephew.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of? Complaining.

20. How did you spend Christmas in 2008? With my family.

21. Did you fall in love in 2008? Fell more in love with my husband.

22. How many one-night stands? Hahaha.  None.  That’s what happens when you become an old married lady.

23. What was your favorite TV program? Grey’s Anatomy, Army Wives, Private Practice, Brothers and Sisters.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year? Nope.

25. What was the best book you read? I read way too many books for this but: Marley and Me, The Twilight Series

26. What was your greatest musical discovery? I have no idea.

27. What did you want and get? The perfect day.

28. What did you want and not get? To move in “our house” and not the “bachelor apartment”

29. What was your favorite film of this year? Mamma Mia!

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 29.  Spent it with my boy and my family. And my nephew started singing Happity Day to You at my birthday.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? I can’t think of anything.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008? Jeans and a comfy shirt.

33. What kept you sane? My friends.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? Hugh Jackman.

35. What political issue stirred you the most? Definitely the election.  And the months (years) of campaigning!

36. Who did you miss? I missed my family & friends.

37. Who was the best new person you met? Friends of my husband.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008. Don’t forget to take a minute and look around you- absorb it all in.  My dad said that to me during our father-daughter dance.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
This kind of love is what I dreamed about
Yeah it fills me up
Well baby it leaves no doubt
This kind of love it’s why I’m standing here
It’s something that we can share
I can’t get enough of this kind of love
This kind of love

40. What are your resolutions for 2009? Goals for 2009: Lose weight.  Find a job.  Buy a house.

December 18, 2008

More pictures

Filed under: All Things Wedding — by corazondeswiss @ 7:54 pm

Your wish is my command, dear readers…

Posing after the ceremony

Posing after the ceremony



That’s all the wedding photos I have for now.  I’ll be back soon with Christmas pix!

December 9, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — by corazondeswiss @ 8:19 pm

I know owe you all kinds of updates.  But, I just need to say it again: I GOT MARRIED!!  And it is awesome.  And I don’t have long, so I am going to buy your forgiveness with pictures.  These are teasers from the photographer, who should be finished editing and posting them for me tonight.  So I’ll have more in a few weeks, and I’ve got lots to tell you until then anyway.  We did go to Hawaii for the honeymoon after all!

October 16, 2008

So this one week, I totally freaked out.

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Cheesepuff,It's All About Me,Love & Relationships — by corazondeswiss @ 8:08 pm

And then I spent 4 days with my fiance and it got much better.  But first it got a little worse.  Because when I arrived at the airport to get to CP, my bag didn’t make it on the flight with me.  So we waited for it before we went house hunting.  Again.  We put in an offer on a house.  They countered.  We countered.  They countered.  We walked away.  They decided to accept.  But we were already over it.  I have decided to live in CP’s apartment and resume the househunt after the wedding and honeymoon.  This is not my first choice, but a girl’s gotta do what she can manage when she is completely stressed out by her wedding.  And I do mean completely stressed out.
We got a marriage license!  And as of today, we can legally get married.  How cool is that?! 
CP has a wedding band.  I don’t, but for a couple of hours, I thought I did.  Back on the hunt, and narrowed down to 2.  Now I just have to make a decision. 
I leave you with the kind words of my friend who is baking our cakes for the wedding (after I emailed her to apologize for forgetting to cancel our tasting over the weekend.

I would tell you not to stress…but that’s an impossibility at this point.  Just understand that you have been overtaken by hostile alien forces with the sole purpose of turning your brain into soup and your body into a jumbling mixture of stress, exhaustion, extreme (albeit short) energy bursts and emotional outbreaks (some may actually mistake these as spontaneous instances of Tourette’s).  The good news is that they will leave you… and eventually… the nervous tics and twitches will as well…
Someday, I’m going to be myself again!

October 10, 2008

If this week gets any worse…

Filed under: Uncategorized — by corazondeswiss @ 8:54 pm

I just might lose my mind.  We lost the house today.  You know the house that CP spent $600 on a plane ticket for me to see so we could put in an offer after I saw it?  Too late.  Someone else beat us to the punch.  I am heartbroken. 
And after waiting a month to see a specialist, my nurse practitioner sent me to the wrong one.  So I have to start calling Monday to get in with the right one. 
But CP has talked with someone at the courthouse and Monday, we’re getting a marriage license.  Yay!

October 6, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — by corazondeswiss @ 8:39 pm

I would apologize for not writing and updating sooner, but peoples I am totally stressed out.  I don’t know which way is up, CP and I are fighting (although our pre-marital counseling is going well, and our minister thinks we’re going to only do 3 sessions instead of 4).  I have the big appointment with the endocrinologist on Friday and we’re going for dress alterations on Monday.  We have to get our marriage license soon and CP is throwing wrenches in my plans and timelines left and right.  Also, have I mentioned we are house hunting? I still have lots and lots to do for this wedding.  Ugh. 

So here are the details in no particular order: 
We’re house hunting- CP has seen a house we both like (although I have only seen it in pix and online).  I want him to put in an offer.  He wants me to come down there- (I would have to fly, its an 8 hour drive- spending what I would consider to be an unnecessary expense) and see the house. Ugh.  And honestly, I am so tired thinking about it.  I am not sure if we are going to work on this option or not.  He’s looking into it.  He would like to postpone our house hunt until I get there. I consider this to be not just a no, but a hell no.  Months ago, when I agreed to go there, I said so long as we have a place to live that’s not yours (as in the the apartment he’s lived in for 3 years).  Of course, he waited until the last minute.  As usual.  So of course, we’re both stressed.  We have had a rough weekend over the phone.  We just might be able to work it out, before we get married. 

I’m tired of being asked if I’m excited.  Yes, of course I am excited.  But also tired, stressed, scared, loved, blessed, and tired.  Post on this later. 

Mom and grandma have dresses. Post on this later.

Endocrinologist appointment on Friday.  Will update you on this later.

Exhaustion is ever present as is increased stress level.  Going to bed.  No further update needed.  🙂

September 10, 2008

Freaking out

Filed under: In Sickness and In Health,It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 6:58 pm

I went to the nurse practitioner today for a follow-up on some lab work I’ve had done over the last couple weeks- some blood tests and a 24 hour urine collection.  (Let me tell you about doing that- its no fun, you pee more frequently because you’re obsessing about collecting it. And also you have to refrigerate it.  Ewww.)
So my one blood test shows I am positive for an autoimmune disorder.  Possibly lupus.  She’s referring me to the endocrinologist.  I am pretty freaked out by the whole deal.  One of my aunts has lupus, so I know its totally something that can be lived with- she works full time as an LPN at a doctor’s office and keeps up a busy life.  But still. Me, have lupus?!  Totally scary. 
Send good vibes my way would you?

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