Corazon de Swiss

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

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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. 

May 8, 2008

Mission, Possible.

Filed under: All Things Wedding,It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 8:36 pm

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:  Help me pick wedding shoes.  I ordered them from Zappos.com (fastest free shipping ever- ordered Saturday night- on my doorstep by 6 PM Monday!  Love!)
For the record…
My dress (going to order it on Saturday!!  Squeal!!):

Shoe choice 1 (am not sure about the straps on the side):

Shoe choice 2:

What’s your vote?

May 7, 2008

What I learned at work today…

Filed under: Workin' for a living — by corazondeswiss @ 8:40 pm

While at work today I found something that made me ask:  What’s the half life of cocaine?  How long after you take it will you test positive for it?  Before anyone thinks anything of it, its not because I want to use this knowledge, although it could be useful as a party trick. 
I came back to my department to ask my co-workers if they knew.  No one did of course.  So we looked it up on the internets.  (How I love thee!) 
The answers: half life: 60-90 minutes  
                     detection: 1-5 days (but chronic users may test positive for longer)
Sometimes my job presents me with good opportunities for learning!

May 6, 2008

The post in which I don’t really talk about wedding planning directly…

Filed under: It's All About Me — by corazondeswiss @ 8:01 pm

I was thinking about this in the car this morning.  I do lots of thinking in the car.  It’s my “me” time.  And suddenly I realized I have all kinds of stuff to tell you about. 
Like I recently went to the doctor because I was concerned that even though I am killing myself working out at the gym a milllion  five to eight times a week, I have not lost any weight. In addition to needing a regular exam and birth control (no honeymoon babies, please) I brought up my concerns.  So during my follow up appointment after my bloodwork, I find out my Vitamin B12 is in the toilet (literally what my nurse practitioner said to me), my allergies are horrible and I have the highest levels she’s ever seen.  And my triglycerides are higher than she’d like.   Oh and my thyroid is a little low.  Suddenly I walk out of her office armed with 5 prescriptions.  Not including my birth control.  How did this happen? 
So anyway, I’m on this little regime of pills everyday.  I haven’t lost any weight just yet, but hopefully I’ll do so in the next couple of weeks.  The NP thinks that I’m exchanging muscle for fat, and soon I’ll have a big drop in my weight.  I hope so! 
In wedding news, I mailed out Save-The-Dates this week, got the three (!) pairs of shoes I ordered to try with my wedding dress (plan to have you help me choose shoes soon!).  And over the weekend found an everyday china pattern I love to go along with the formal china I already love.  Oh! And I picked the Lladro figurine to go with my cake.  I think I’ve figured out what I want to do for my cake!  But I am saving these fpr another day. 
It’s my birthday month and my best friend sent me an awesome (early!) birthday present- A new Vera Bradley bag!  Hooray for awesome presents!!

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!

 

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