Thursday, August 20, 2009

All the things I think about when I should be sleeping

For some reason, the second my head hits the pillow the the goal to fall asleep, my mind decides to run. It runs from one thought to another, kind of like free association writing, only it only thinks. One though to another. It is like if someone asked my mind to say anything and everything it can. I even tried meditating last night with a mantra that I learned from "Eat, Love, Pray." I don't think mediation works when thinking about sleeping. Here is a long list of what my mind thought about, just last night.

1. My hair is long
2. I need a hair cut
3. I wonder if I can schedule a hair cut
4. Meditate, breath, meditate
5. Im so tired
6. My neck hurts
7. My leg itches
8. I wish I could sleep, this sucks
9. Hopefully I am not missing out on jobs that are miraculously posted online
10. Why cant I get a job
11. Jen wanted to publish her book
12. Can I help her with that?
13. My neck hurts
14. I spent too much money today
15. Why do I spend money on crap I dont need
16. I should be able to spend money, I mean, I cant not ever buy anything
17. If I can't sleep then I should go read, but the light will be too bright
18. If we had a bigger apartment I could go in the other room and read
19. It's so hot!

I didn't fall asleep until 2 when eventually I went out in the living room and slept on the couch.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wedding Notes

So the big day, came and went, and was purely magical in all senses of the word. Matt and I both do not remember there being anyone aside from us in the church during the entirety of the ceremony. It was beautiful complete with scary baby faces, and I was more than appreciative to have everyone there who could make it and genuinely missed everyone who couldn't.

Kendal and Becca were the best number ones Matt and I could have had. Their speeches were priceless and Becca really worked her magic as maid of honor. The flowers glowed with life and were exactly as I had imagined they would be. Moms and Dads all did their jobs of keeping the peace and making sure things got done.

The day was exactly as I had imagined with few stresses, aside from the nervous laughter as those giant Spanish doors opened and all of a sudden I had a hundred sets of eyes starting directly at me. It is a wonder that at my best friend's wedding a year and a half ago I could do nothing but cry, and when mine comes around I laugh my way all the way down the aisle. One laughs so she does not cry, I guess.

The reception was a great party. We paid the dj to stay another hour, and had more that a new "MVP's" thanks to the free beer and wine. You know who you are. As a testament to the type of party it was, here is a picture of my shoes in which I stayed in, the entire time.

Thank you to everyone who made this day everything I thought it would be, and more. I love you all.