Saturday, July 14, 2012

15 Day Challenge Day 3

First of all let me just let me just tell you how much I love my friend Miriam.  Seriously, she is amazing.  Our men are off on a weekend long "man-a-palooza" camping trip until Sunday afternoon.  So, last night Miriam and I took that opportunity to have a serious girls night complete with wine, facials, pedicures, and a chick flick.  I feel so refreshed after a good night with her.  :)

Ok, now onto today's challenge.  [Day 3]: Tell us about an article of clothing you're attached to.

My first thought was, of course, my wedding dress.  However, I thought about it and I am not really all that attached to it.  Truthfully, I will probably sell it online after the wedding..... or maybe not, I haven't thought that far ahead yet.  I mean, selling it would clear up some storage space, and put a few hundred bucks back in my pocket, but if I save it my daughters could use it in there wedding if they wanted.  I doubt it will be in style then... who knows...

  So anyway, back to the challenge (sorry about the bunny trail)After thinking about what article of every day clothing I would miss the most if it was gone, I decided it would be my black T-shirt from NYC.  I tried to find it so I could take a photo, but it must be buried at the button of my hamper.  Trust me, you don't want a photo of that!  I have had it since I was about 4 years old.  My mother's friend brought it back for her after she went on a short vacation.  It didn't fit her right, so she gave it to me to sleep in.  It had a shiny, purple and gold silhouette of the NYC skyline.  I loved it because it was "sparkly".  Somehow I just never git rid of it.  I still wear it to bed all the time.  I have noticed that it is getting a little thin now, but it has held up surprisingly well.  When it does come time for me to let it go, I will be a little sad.

Life of Love

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Letters

Some times a girl just has to eat her lunch in the car and blast MxPx like she is a high school freshman in her punk-rock phase again then go to her desk before he lunch break is over and write a blog post that starts with a huge run on sentence.

Dear bearded man with a Harley I met on my lunch break,
You make me miss my dad.  Thanks for letting me sit on your bike.  If it wasn't for the whole "stranger danger thing I so would have taken you up on your offer for a ride.  Unfortunately, I cannot afford to be kidnapped. 

Dear downstairs neighbors,
Full, leaky garbage bags belong out side in the big green totes that the Landlord pays for.  NOT in the common hall outside of your door for all the world to smell.  Also, I believe we now have maggots.  Thank you not at all.

Dear Friday the 13th, 
Are you the reason I am in a funk today?  I am guessing no, but it is still easier to blame it on you.  I'm sure it's not the worse thing to happen for you.  

Dear Wedding Industry.
I HATE YOU! Seriously, are you all a bunch of sadists?  I have never in all of my life been as stressed out and depressed as I am planning my wedding.  I guess only rich people can have nice things.  Oh well, I am still marrying the man of my dreams.  Even if we cannot afford a "nice" wedding.

Dear Girls weekend with Miriam,
I need you.  Thank you for happening soon.

Dear Man-a-palooza,
Thank you for happening so That I can have a girls weekend.

Okay, I am done ranting now.  Thanks for reading.  Is it 5 yet?...No?  Then please bring me an iced coffee.... or 10.

~ Katie


Thursday, July 12, 2012

15 Day Challenge: Day 2

[Day 2]: Write a [few] six word memoir[s] When I first read today's challenge (about a week ago), I thought "wow! That is so creative!". Then I had to think of a way to say everything I wanted to express to my readers in a few words. Then my thoughts quickly changed to "Smoly Hokes this is hard!!" I asked my English major of a fiance to think of his own for inspiration. I received one back in about 2 minutes. It was less that inspirational, and that was more than frustrating. After muling it over for the majority of they day, it just came to me as I say down to type.

A Mother's heart in a broken world. 
 For those of you who already know me, you completely get this. For the rest of you, you will quickly understand. Until Next time, Katie
Life of Love

Hello people that actually read this little bloggy thing (all 5 of you). So if you haven't noticed, I kinda suck at this list thing. I'll admit it, I gave up. Truthfully I don't really have the desire to re-start. So much can change in life in 1001 days. Heck, so much can change in 365 days, or even a min if you think about it. So much in my life has changed since I first started this 101 in 1001 challenge. I would list them all for you, but that would be longer than my 1001 things. While the things on my list are still goals I would like to accomplish, I have different priorities in my life now, and they are no longer on the top of the list. When I first started, I was at a place in my life where I felt like I was just wasting away with no real purpose to my life. That may sound a little harsh to some, but it is honestly how I felt. Now, I have a completely different outlook on life and I couldn't be more thankful!

For those of you saying “but I wanted to read about your adventures!” (cause I know there are so many of you), don't worry. This blog is going to get a transformation also. Seems fitting right? So, be prepared for all sorts of wild adventures of the soon-to-be Mrs. Gootee (man that will take some getting used to).

Now, in case you couldn't tell, I am not that great at updating things all the time. They say that it takes 21 days to make a habit. That means that I will have to write everyday from now until August 1st. I can tell you right now that will not happen. What I will do, is find some fun blogging “challenges” to motivate myself to write. Starting with the “15 day Challenge” From some girl at some other blog whose name I cannot remember for the life of me. (eventually I will get the blog etiquette down, but c'mon I am a newbie be nice to me) I think she has one of those button things, I can try it tomorrow?    Sarah at Life of Love.

Life of Love

So, with out further a due, day one of the 15 day challenge: 
15 Random things about you
I will try to keep these as original as possible.

  1. I am getting married in 93 days (14 hours, 35 minutes, and 42 seconds but who’s counting)

  2. I thought Dean was creepy before we started dating. I recently found a journal entry from the summer that Dean (my now fiancee) lived in the area and “clicked”. A part of the entry said “Dean, well, I am not sure what to think of Dean. I know he is weird, but I am not sure what kind of weird. I know it is not the “chop me up in the woods” kind of weird, but there is just something about him I cannot place..”

  3. I have always wanted to do roller derby but I am too chicken to do it. I mention that I wanted to start to an old co-worker of mine and now to is the “Maid of Steel” for the Rochester Roller Derby team. I am glad I can inspire others even if I am too chicken.

  4. I was a cheerleader in high school. Yup, pom-pons and all (no that is not a typo, they really are called pom-pons). I wouldn't say I was your typical “popular girl” , ditzy girl, cheerleader, but I cheered nonetheless.

  5. I am about to kill my cat for chewing my laptop charger cord.

  6. I don't really like cats, but I have one because I was lonely after giving up my dog. I now only like MY cat (on occasion)

  7. My future Mother-in-law has awesome taste and she gives me her hand me downs. I get the most compliments when I wear the clothes she gave me

  8. I am attracted to really bold and eccentric clothing styles, I just don't have the guts to wear them. 

  9. When I finally do leave this apartment, I will have to replace all but one of the mini-blinds. They have been destroyed by homeless children, or a pet (bird, dog,cat) they have all contributed to the mess some how.

  10. I have been proposed to twice in my life. I only said yes once. Dean was a waaaaaay better deal ;)

  11. thinking of 15 things didn't seem that hard until now

  12. I have three alarms go off in the morning. My cell alarm to get up, a regular alarm clock to tell my I REALLY have to get up, and an alarm on my cell to leave the house on time.

  13. I didn't learn any grammar until 9th grade (can you tell? I thought so). Even then, it was just a “refresher”. So needless to say, my spelling and grammar are pretty crap-tastic. 

  14. I like to think I am crafty. I mean, don't get me wrong, I know my way around a glue gun and all, but I would love to be even craftier. Between Blog land and Pintrest, I am bound to get better.

  15. I am really hoping that this blog becomes something that is “mine” and gives me “me time” I never do anything for me, I am constantly doing for others. I always that that was a good thing. That was until I spent the first Holiday that my fiancee lived less than 5 hours away crying in a blazing hot car simply because I was over extended. I have learned that I need something that is just me. So here we go...