Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A short hiatus

Happy St. Patty's day. Although I'm not Irish I love the spirit of they day. My future SIL is Irish so we will be heading to her house for some yummy corned beef ( is that the right spelling?) and cabbage and Irish soda bread. My mouth is watering now.

For my real news. We are closing on our first home next Wed ( I can't wait ) so I will be taking a little hiatus from my blog to finish packing up the apartment, close on the house and move. I'm dreading unpacking BUT it will be fun to start painting and decorating.

After the move comes my long awaited wedding on May 3. I say long awaited because it feels like we've been engadged forever! 2 years but it seems longer. I'm actually looking forward for it to be over so I can enjoy the house. People aren't kidding when they say planning a wedding is work. We did it small I'm talking only about 50 people in a resturant. I can't imagine going all out.

Thank you for all the well wishes and I will be back blogging after May 3.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

2 More Weeks!

2 more weeks and Joe and I close on our new home. I'm so excited I could scream. I not however thrilled about packing. For the past week we've been packing here and there trying to get a head start. Slowly we are loosing space in our apartment. There are boxes every where! Today I tried to clean out one of our storage closets. I really, really thought I would be able to toss a lot of stuff.

Well I thought wrong. I'm a huge classic pooh fan and in my early 20's I collected A lot I mean A LOT of classic pooh chotchkie's. I didn't realize a lot of my chotchkie's are collectables. Well know names like..Lenox, bradford exchange, Disney store figures - snow globes. Aah to be 20 something again living at home not paying rent. I think now I would have bought less and saved more. So my point is I couldn't throw them away. They got re-packed and will be moving along with me. I did throw a few odds and ends that were junk so I felt a little better. At least I know if and when I have a baby they will have a well dressed nursery.

Tomorrow I tackle the other storage closet we have. This has a ton of crap in it mostly my Christmas decorations a lot of which are ready for the old dumpster. I ready to do the old heave ho to anything that is broken, cheap looking and just plain useless. I really want to try to be a minimalist? to an extent. However I know I'm a bit of a pack rat. I have to work on that.

Happy Cleaning. Oh don't forget to turn you clocks ahead. I love that spring is coming but I do hate loosing that extra hour.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.....

OH baby! is it nasty outside. If you live on the east coast you know exactly what I'm talking about. March has roared in like a lion. Normally I wouldn't be so happy about it snowing on a work day but with my new home access I couldn't be happier. Let it snow, snow, snow while I work toasty warm in my house.

The wind was so wicked in the middle of the night I thought the windows were going to shatter. This nasty little storm has left approx 5-6 inches were I live in jersey. I'm near the water so we don't get as much as North Jersey where I grew up. They probably have a good foot. Sometimes they get snow and we get nothing.

This weekend Joe and I picked up some packing boxes as Home Depot to start packing up the apartment. I'll be happy when were all moved in and somewhat unpacked. I don't mind the unpacking it's the packing that stinks. I'm trying to do a major overhaul and throw out anything not used, worn, smelled or looked at it the past year.

I finally got my wedding invitations out, one less thing to worry about between the house and the wedding. I'm pretty much done. I do have to figure out a maid-of-honor and matron-of-honor gifts for my sister and niece. I'm thinking a simple diamond pendant or some type of jewelry. Any suggestions please let me know. Oh and we ordered our wedding bands. I can't wait until they come in.

I'm off to make some tea and get ready for Hero's.

Stay warm