Monthly Archives: July 2012

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • Andrés
  • “You’re so mean. You belong in the book.”
  • Danielle winning Design Star!
  • My sister driving down for dinner
  • Mason jar glasses
  • More SoA marathons
  • Pampering myself (while playing hooky from work!)
  • Ruby making it through two long car trips
  • Spending the weekend with my parents in the mountains
  • Meeting with the pastor who’ll marry us
  • The Bluegrass Festival
  • Getting to take lots of pictures
  • Meeting our wedding DJ
  • Hear-shaped mini funnel cakes
  • “What if I clean up?”
  • “You’re gonna give me a pimple!”

I end every week by making a list of good things that happened during the week because studies show that grateful people lead happier, more productive lives and have more fulfilling relationships. You can join in by posting your own list and tagging it “very good things”.

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Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • Andrés, truly
  • Hashing shit out
  • And being stronger for it
  • Stories that start with “THIS. BITCH.”
  • Wedding planning progress
  • Getting the seating chart done
  • Yogurt covered raisins
  • “Like the River” by Sun Kil Moon
  • Whisky on the rocks
  • Sons of Anarchy Marathons
  • Super lazy weekends
  • Andrés getting me Cheetos & milk
  • Three-way kisses with Ruby
  • Five hour Skype dates
  • The Lascivious Biddies’ “Get Lucky” album
  • Arrested Development in bed

I end every week by making a list of good things that happened during the week because studies show that grateful people lead happier, more productive lives and have more fulfilling relationships. You can join in by posting your own list and tagging it “very good things”.

Crafting

Top: Yesterday, Andrés & I hosted a ladies brunch / wedding decor making party. We had lots of family and friends come over to help make lace wrapped jars and coffee filter peonies. It was such a good time — I love being surrounded by such generous, beautiful, talented women. So grateful to know these women.

Bottom: (this photo is by my little sister, Y) Me helping my mom compose a picture in Instagram of the table set with all of the brunch food. We had five people Instagraming the crafting and Ruby!

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • Andrés
  • T – 3 months!
  • “Sonahdo” & “Malemolência” by Céu
  • Getting the floor plans to our house
  • THIS GIF
  • Damages marathons
  • House progress
  • Me & my mom
  • New lamps for our bedroom
  • Crab dip + club crackers
  • Bill Nye being a badass
  • Ruby’s antics
  • Brunch & crafting
  • The help of our family & friends
  • Tuscan herb hummus
  • Growing & learning

I end every week by making a list of good things that happened during the week because studies show that grateful people lead happier, more productive lives and have more fulfilling relationships. You can join in by posting your own list and tagging it “very good things”.

I Promise I Won’t Build a House.

Earlier this I week filled out a general correspondence form on the website of the builder of our home asking for a copy of the floor plan. A customer service rep got back to me and said they couldn’t help me because the plans are copyrighted. I asked if I could hire an architect to map the house, producing the exact same thing, and he replied that I could do that but I just couldn’t build a house with those plans. I imagined us building a freestanding replica of our end-unit townhouse in the middle of nowhere. I manged to convince the guy I just wanted to frame a copy of it as art (as part of a gallery wall), which he said, in all his 20 years, he’d never heard of anyone doing (!) but that it was quite unique.  So he routed around and found me some PDFs of floor plans (not the blueprints — which I think he thought was what I was asking for) of our house, a house that is eerily similar to my parent’s house, and what I presume are other houses in the neighborhood. It’s fascinating to see the differences and the options. Because our home was one of two model homes for the neighborhood, we have things like an intercom system hooked up to the doorbell that has four access points. I didn’t know the vaulted ceilings in our bedroom and master bathroom were options, as well. When I update the house tour page, I think I’ll also include some of the floor plans so the layout  and the scale of the rooms make more sense.

On Dogs

Ruby is quite an innovative sleeper. The top left one makes me laugh because I think she looks like a seal. We call the bottom right one her Superman pose.

On the subject of dogs, a new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that infants living in households with dogs are healthier and have fewer infections.

The study found that “the children having dogs at home were healthier, they had less ear infections and they needed less antibiotics,” reports pediatrician Eija Bergroth, the study’s lead author.

Very Good Things

This week I’m grateful for:

  • Mr. AFV
  • Ruby’s sleep habits
  • A day off mid-week
  • Our crappy neighbors moving out!!!
  • Ordering lace, twine & burlap for wedding decor
  • Giant tubs of Red Vines
  • Barbecues with my parents
  • Getting 180 sparklers for $26
  • Pistachio cannolis
  • Cake doughnuts
  • Super productive work days
  • Damages marathons
  • Our new super functional ottoman
  • AWESOME news from a friend
  • Raspberry vodka sweet teas
  • Family time
  • Getting most of the jars clean

I end every week by making a list of good things that happened during the week because studies show that grateful people lead happier, more productive lives and have more fulfilling relationships. You can join in by posting your own list and tagging it “very good things”.