OH. MY. WORD.
It’s already been a month since I wrote my last post. Never mind the fact that I just posted it a couple of weeks ago. I literally cannot believe it. I’ve known for quite some time that my fall was just going to be ridiculously packed. Since my birthday, I have plans for every weekend through December. I KNOW! Ridiculous, right?! It’s all good, fun things, but time is seriously flying by! We are only 61 days from my sister’s wedding!!
This post is going to be a big rant about life and everything that has happened in the past month.
Aggie football started back up. My heart is happy. I feel like life is complete again. We BTHO South Carolina. It was AMAZING. We’re currently 4-0 but the other teams we have beat are Lamar, Rice, and SMU. We’ve tailgated twice. WHOOP. The Lamar game was ridiculously hot. We had a 2 hour delay because of lightening. The Rice game was freezing and I was prepared for hot. It’s how it goes. Oh, the Rice game it also rained the week and day before. Drizzle the day of. We play Arkansas this weekend in Dallas. The next home game is Ole Miss. I’m so excited. Not only because it’s another home game, but Aliesha is coming in for it! Can’t wait to see her face! Should be a great tailgate.
The new Kyle Field is just perfect. I can’t wait to see it complete next season.
I got so sick this past week. The mold allergies just kicked my butt. I don’t have cedar fever, but now feel for those who do. It is truly miserable.
One plus I’ve found to living in the South part of town, is that I’m with all the hippies. I’m not a hippie or even close to it. And said hippies are all organic/natural people. They don’t wax anything. 🙂 Which means, I don’t have to plan ahead to get my eyebrows waxes because they ALWAYSSSS have appointments! Woohoo! I’m quite the procrastinator.
I’ve been in over a month! I didn’t even celebrate one month because it came and went so fast that I didn’t realize it until the day after! I even missed my Aggie rings birthday!
I’ve been shopping. 🙂
I got a couch. I got more throw pillows. I got a lawnmower. I got hedge clippers. I got curtains for my bedroom. I ordered a rug. I got curtain rods. My dad gave me an old drill. I got a coffee table from my aunt and uncles house.
Other than that, I feel like I’ve made little progress. Oh, and I’ve learned I’m not a handy person to have around. I’m probably more of a hazard. (Sorry, Mom, that you’re reading this. Please don’t worry too much. I won’t use a saw of any kind. Or really anything more than a drill and my lawnmower.)
And I realized I haven’t posted a picture of my bedroom (or any room) yet. I’m obsessed with my bedroom; I really am. I can’t wait to show it off except it’s an absolute disaster. I have a friend who is refinishing a dresser for me, but the dang drawer pulls didn’t come in so that I could get it this past weekend. Check out her stuff here. I’m hoping for this coming weekend. It will really help me become less stressed about my bedroom. I bought wicker drawers for a shelf thing I already had from target hoping that would tie me over until I got my actual dresser. But, go figure, I bought the wrong size. So all of that is just sitting in my closet. I have bags of clothes, and shoes, and scarves everywhere. I need to buy more clothes hangers. Except I want the wood ones. Thank you Ikea for being so cheap.
I am really struggling with the whole organization thing. I need to buy big furniture pieces. Except they aren’t near as fun as buying decorations. Except that I hate not having the big pieces because there is just random stuff everywhere and I shop and then I can’t find anything I like that’s even remotely reasonable. It’s a real battle in my brain. I hate having champagne taste on a beer budget. I really want this awesome lazy susan thing for my shoes. It costs $300. I just can’t do it. I wish I was better with power tools. I’m learning. I used a drill for the first time (and was successful) yesterday. I can’t use the function of it where you drill the screw directly into the wall yet. Baby steps. And I can’t get a hole through one of my walls around my window. I thought it was a stud, but can’t get it through for the life of me. Anyone wanna make the shoe thing for me? I’ll buy the materials and pay some labor. You know my birthday did just pass. And Christmas is coming up. 🙂 Oh and there’s this GORGEOUS mirror at Star Furniture if anyone is feeling REALLY generous.
I still have yet to even get close to finishing a room. It’s pretty annoying to be honest. I am getting my kitchen table and then starting to finish off rooms.
So, I will admit, my lawnmower story is pretty freaking funny. I grew up on acreage. We didn’t push mow. We had a riding lawnmower or you hopped on the tractor with the shredder. So, at 24, I learned to push mow. Kinda. I got a self propeller one. I might as well have been a 10 year old learning. Luckily, my dad was in town (and also picked out my mower) so I was under adult supervision. I made the mistake of starting in my front yard. The one with no boundaries between me and my neighbors. People NEVER mention that they don’t have wheels that turn. I almost went into my neighbors yard without control of this thing. And it doesn’t reverse. My dad LITERALLY shook his head and laughed. I had to kill the engine multiple times to regroup. I’m fairly certain he was quite embarrassed that his daughter couldn’t push mow. Anyways, I finished. I wouldn’t say I ever got the hang of it or that I did a great job. I certainly didn’t weed eat. I refuse. Regardless of how much I need to weed eat, I can’t. I feel like learning to push mow is enough for now. I’ll let y’all know if I’m any better after I do it again this week.
I also finally got my post office box key. We were about to start going around and around if they didn’t hurry up.
MAID OF HOTNESS.
One of the things my sister wasn’t ever super concerned with was invitations. She found some things she liked, but ultimately I ended up designing them. She gave final sign off on all the proofs. We ordered from the Paper Place in Austin. They were great. And quick. So, Friday, we started addressing envelopes and tonight there’s an invitation party stuffing at her house! Hope y’all are having a great time, bridesmaids and recruits!
I have finally started finalizing bachelorette party plans and buying decorations! I am so excited to get everything set in stone! That is going to make a GREAT post.
This weekend kicks off the “real” wedding festivities as the first bridal shower is this weekend! I can’t wait to see what all the wonderful hostesses have put together! I’ll make sure to post about those later!
FAIR TIME IN TEXAS.
So, I know a lot of you are from where I’m originally from but if not, fair time in Texas is a BIG deal. It’s our county fairs, they usually happen one week after the other. There’s a livestock show for 4-H and FFA kids, rodeos, carnivals and most of all CONCERTS. It’s just a happy time of year. We have a bigger homecoming for the fair than we do the football game! Oh, and we even get school days off for the fair because so many kids participate. Dad and I went and saw Randy Rogers Band this weekend at Brenham. 🙂
I’m sure more exciting things have happened and if so I’ll write another blog. I really am trying to stay caught up on this thing, but literally TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN! I’ll try to post more pictures as rooms get finished off.
Ok, I need to go grocery shop now before Monday Night Football and Dallas. <<Someone should wife me up soon. That’s dream wife material. TOTES kidding. Yes, I say totes for totally and obvi for obviously. Get over it. It’s my blog and I can talk how I want even if it annoys you. 🙂