Corazon de Swiss

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.

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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.

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!

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?

August 14, 2008

open letters

Filed under: It's All About Me,Swiss Cheese is Holy (Confessions) — by corazondeswiss @ 9:03 pm

Dear internets,
I am addicted to the Olympics.  I am staying up WAY past my bedtime to watch them.  It is making me tired and also, cranky.  CP is not appreciative of this regularly cranky version of myself as I tend to take it out on him. 

Sincerely,
Brie

 

Dear NBC and Olympics Organizers,

The Olympic tv schedule is killing me.  Why are you showing gymnasticsand other good competitions past my bedtime?  I am staying up late, but falling asleep long before it is over, and therefore missing some of the things I like best.  And I am tired all day at work.  Also, I am cranky.  My future husband is not appreciative of my crankyness.  In the future, please be more considerate of my sleep schedule so I can see the good stuff and get to bed at a decent hour. 

Sincerely,
Brie

July 27, 2008

A little bit sentimenal…

Filed under: It's All About Me,Love & Relationships,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 2:47 pm

It’s been a busy week or so and I’ve got another one coming up.  Last weekend we gave a baby shower for my cousin and had a great time.  She was so appreciative.  The baby is coming any day now, and I really hope he’ll arrive soon so I can go see him when I am off next Monday!  We used my grandmother’s punch bowl- which is 50+ years old.  I love the punch bowl- the fact that it has survived so many years and that it belonged to my grandmother (who was killed when my mother was about 3).  And we’ve used it for showers for her great-grandchildren and will use it for my bridal showers. 

I’m also feeling a little sentimental because Tuesday would have been my Papa’s 78th birthday.   October will be 6 years since he died, and sometimes, like this week it seems only yesterday.  This week the memorial candles I ordered in honor of our grandparents arrived, appropriately, on Papa’s birthday.  I was hosing off our back porch this morning and thinking how he loved to sit out there when he came to visit and how he would love the newly expanded porch. 

I took this picture about a year before he died and it is one of my favorite pictures of him. 
Happy Birthday Papa!!

July 21, 2008

We have invites!!

Filed under: All Things Wedding,It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 7:34 pm

I picked them up on Friday after work.  I am so excited about them.  I had made a change from my original invite on the font to the current one.  People, I am really and truly getting married!  I’ve got 175 invites to prove it!

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. 

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