Corazon de Swiss

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.

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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!

July 8, 2008

4 months and counting…the number of times I am going to throw up thinking about it.

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Cheesepuff,It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 7:56 pm

Today marks exactly 4 months until my wedding day.  TheKnot even sent me a reminder email (as if I didn’t know!)  And then the girls who share my date posted about it.  Someone mentioned 18 weeks.  Which for some reason sounds so much closer than 4 months.  Don’t ask me why, it just does. 

Excuse me I’ve got to run to the bathroom, so I can throw up. 

And earlier today I was doing so well, because we finally (finally!) got our honeymoon settled today.  I have been campaigning for Hawaii since, well since we found out we had CP’s family timeshare and could go to Hawaii (about a month into wedding planning).  CP has resisted me much of this time, until recently when I finally told him:
” I don’t care anymore.  I am tired of looking at this with you. Just book it.  These are my requirements:”
1. One week in Hawaii.
2. It cannot require that we leave the morning after the wedding.  It cannot require us traveling all day on Sunday to get to an airport to leave on Monday. 

I ask you, what is SO hard about this?  So, after much gnashing of teeth, hemming and hawing, and a whole lot of luck (when we first tried to book, there were no timeshares available!)

WE ARE GOING TO HAWAII!! 

We leave the Friday after our wedding for a week at the Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club.  Originally, we had picked a resort that we could check into on Saturday, but when he called to book, the Marriott was available on Friday.  My very smart CP snapped it right up.   I cannot wait, and the thought of HAWAII might be what gets me through all the planning for the next 4 months. Or 18 weeks. 

OMG.  Better run to the bathroom.

June 29, 2008

The one where I mostly talk about a wedding that isn’t mine!

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Cheesepuff,It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 7:44 pm

I know, I owe you all kinds of updates!  And considering that my hours at work were recently cut, one would think that I since I had Monday off, I’d have had time to write lots of blog posts and update everyone.  Right?  Wrong.  Instead, I took the cats to the vet, played with my adorable nephew, worked on my wedding program on my laptop while sitting on the porch and other sundry things.  In other words, not blogging. 
Last weekend, CP and I went to the wedding of a college friend of ours.  It was held on the beach in a town about 7 hours from where I live and 4 hours from CP.  So I took Friday off, we stayed in the hotel where the wedding and reception were to be held and CP and I enjoyed the weekend.  We mostly walked everywhere from the hotel- to nearby restaurants to eat, etc. And it rained all day Saturday.  We kept thinking it would clear up, but not until the ceremony was over.  They moved it indoors.  CP and I met up with some people that we (mostly him) knew from college days and sat with them during the reception.  We also sat with the groom’s grandparents and cousins.  We never actually met the bride during the reception- there was no receiving line, she didn’t go around to all the tables with the groom to greet the guests.  I was really disappointed- after all when I thought about it, between the two of us traveling, the hotel for 2 nights, the gift I sent ahead of time, the meals we ate out- the weekend had cost us $1000.  And we didn’t meet the bride!  So of course, CP and I have discussed this- there will be none of this at our wedding.  We will speak to everyone at some point.  According to our friend the groom, they are planning to come to our wedding.  So I guess I’ll meet her then.  And really, other than the realization about the bride, we had an awesome time at the reception- we danced and had a great time. 
I ordered our invitations yesterday- by the time I pay for all the postage, the total for the invites will be more than my wedding dress.  Scary isn’t it?  (I’m trying not to think about that.)  I’ve also gotten in the hurricane glass lamp for our unity candle, the glass taper holders for our individual candles and an address embosser.  I’m in the midst of creating shower invitation lists and working on the florist.  Phew.  I’m tired just thinking about it. 

May 26, 2008

Happy Birthday to Mii!

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Cheesepuff,It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 6:53 pm

Because CP gave me the Wii that I wanted for Christmas (when I got golf clubs)!!  My parents gave me the Wii Fit system for it.  I have been having a blast playing.  And Janet it will tell you that you’re fat.  But no worries, you can lock your Mii (that’s your little character you create) with a password so no one knows exactly how what your numbers are.  Boxing is really fun and I’m sore from all the fun I’ve been having playing games with CP and my family.  This is the first time in my life I wanted a video game system and I’m so excited about it!

We also had a busy weekend registering for our wedding gifts at Dillards, BB&B and a local store.  I don’t mind telling you, picking out wedding presents is hard work!  (Esp. if you are wearing heeled sandals that aren’t great for walking around BB&B for a couple of hours)  And also if you go to the new Dillards where they don’t have a full time registry consultant, the power goes out during the middle of your registering.  And the person helping you makes you feel bad for registering at other stores. But its finished and we’re all registered and I’m making adjustments as needed. 

May 1, 2008

May flowers

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Cheesepuff,Love & Relationships — by corazondeswiss @ 8:29 pm

I’ve got more pictures.  And wedding stuff to talk about. 

First: There is a lot more to flowers for weddings than I ever thought.  Like hundreds of dollars.  Totalling into the thousand + range.  If that’s not ridiculous, I don’t know what is.  Seriously.  My mouth almost fell open when the florist quoted me $200-$250 for my bouquet ALONE.  Plus $25-$30 more for a toss bouquet.  What is wrong with this picture? I got a lead today on another florist who could be much less than the other three I’ve seen.  But honestly, I’m so tired of meeting with them- I just want to decide and get it over with. 
CP is coming to visit in three weeks for Memorial Day weekend.  (And my birthday is that Saturday, yay!!).  We’ve got to register, look at invitations, possibly meet with the pastor for pre-marital counseling… I’ve got to stop thinking about it now or I’ll get too stressed.  In the meantime, more pictures!

 

April 15, 2008

Pictures…

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Cheesepuff,Love & Relationships — by corazondeswiss @ 8:22 pm

I has pictures…

Consider yourselves bribed.  And I still have more for later this week.  🙂

March 4, 2008

It’s only Tuesday!?!?

Filed under: Blog Stuff,Cheesepuff,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 7:27 pm

First let me say thanks for all the kind wishes and thoughts last week when I was stressing about where CP and I will live.  We still have not come to a consensus and I still haven’t told my family what I was upset about.  I’m trying to come to terms with the idea of leaving but I’m not there yet. 

We had a busy weekend at the Casa de Swiss.  CP was up for the weekend and we had our engagement pictures made.  Yay!! I can’t wait to get them back!  We are supposed to get the online proofs in 2 weeks or so.  We also had dinner at the restaurant where we will have our rehearsal dinner and booked it for his mom. 

Sunday he was most patient and helpful while we gave my dad his retirement party.  There were about 200 people there and I am still tired.  I didn’t workout at all yesterday and only made it to one workout today.  I’m still catching up. 

Speaking of working out, on Friday 2 different people told me that I was looking much thinner.  While the scale has not been reflecting this, my clothes have and I am excited that other people are noticing too!  My hard work is paying off!!

February 27, 2008

Bad day

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Bitching,Cheesepuff,Love & Relationships,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 8:05 pm

I’m having a bad day today.  I need to whine.  Vent.  I don’t want to talk to anyone I know about it.  CP and I are trying to decide where to live after we get married.  I want to live close my family.  He doesn’t live close to my family.  It’s about an 8 hour drive from where he lives to where my family lives.  (Flying is really not an option- would take almost as long as driving and cost more).  The city/area he lives in is not a place I want to live in for a long time.  I don’t want to live there for a short time.  He thinks he needs to stay with his current company for 2 more years.  (This summer will be 3 years he’s worked there.)  I’m not so sure about that, but then again I’m not an engineer and I’ve had 3 jobs as a therapist since I got out of school 4 years ago. 

I don’t want to raise my children there.  I want to raise them in a place similar to where I grew up.  Living close to my family/in the same town would afford us a lot of options as far as childcare/my working.  Living far away would present us with 3 options: I work full time.  I work not at all.  I work weekends when he is not working. 

I’m scared about moving there.  I’ll be giving up my job (which I really enjoy), being close to my family, my friends here.  I’ll be moving to where he lives, near his friends, and his family.  I’ll have him.  I told him that at the very least we will have to have another place to live.  I cannot move into his apartment and his life and have nothing of mine except Frick and Frack.   

I also told him that I won’t go back to work until after the first of the year.  Starting a healthcare job in December with the holidays coming up would be foolish, esp. if we can afford for me not to work.  There are not a lot of holidays in healthcare and the last person hired almost always works them.  Which would mean no way we’d have the chance to see my family during the holidays. 

I cried today talking to him about it.  I’m so scared of the idea of moving there.  I want to be with him and start our life together, but it feels like moving there we’d just be moving me into his life.  Of course when you walk into the house with tear-stained cheeks everyone wants to talk to you about it.  I don’t want to talk about it anymore.  I’ve been stressed about it all week.  I don’t want my family to get upset with him.  As my grandmother once told my aunt- “Don’t bring your hurts with [husband] to me- you’ll forgive him.  I won’t.”  I don’t want to bring this to my family because I don’t want them to have problems with him.

I’m not asking for advice.  Or assvice.  I just need to vent and not vent to my family.  If you feel compelled to tell me something, could you just tell me it’s going be ok and we’ll figure it out.  ‘Cause I’m feeling a little fragile right now. 

January 2, 2008

It’s over…

Filed under: Cheesepuff,Love & Relationships,Ringwatch 2007 — by corazondeswiss @ 6:15 pm

Ringwatch 2007 that is. 

BECAUSE HE PROPOSED!!

I am happy to announce that CP asked me to marry him on December 30th.  And of course I accepted. 

We went to the Morikami Gardens in Delray Beach and walked around.  (CP tells everyone that I forget to tell the part about how he chose it because there were waterfalls…which is a kickback to our first date when we went for a walk in the park to see a fountain at night and it wasn’t flowing even though it had been when he checked earlier. I digress.  Back to my story.) So he suggested we sit down on a bench for a bit.  And we did.  We looked over the lake and we could hear a little boy yelling “Get back here!  Get back here!  If you know what’s good for you you’ll get back here!”
After it quieted down, CP said “You know it’d be good for me if you’d become my wife”, as he was getting down on one knee.  Of course I said yes and he put the most beautiful ring on my hand. 

WE’RE ENGAGED!!!

Things I found out later:
He had called my parents’ on Wednesday and was a little surprised when I answered the phone, so he played it off.  And called on Friday after I had left to see him to ask for their blessing.  He had talked to his parents over Christmas.  He had been shopping for quite some time and hadn’t told a soul until just before he asked me!
When I talked to him on Friday from my hotel, he told me to sleep in Saturday morning and take my time getting there.  (My original plan was to get up early and get going.)  But he had to pick up my ring on Saturday morning!  And he wanted a haircut. 

We’ve had the best time sharing our joy with our family and friends! 

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