Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I'm sick. I got sick about 3 hours into my trip to MI and stayed that way. I'm sorry I didn't get to see anyone. I'm still sick.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's Snowing

And I'm supposed to Drive to the Springs at 4:30 am tomorrow. However it's supposed to be clear and sunny by then all over Colorado. Welcome to a Colorado winter. I think it's here.

So I'll be in Detroit tomorrow. Whoohoo!

Friday, October 16, 2009

I'm Disappearing

Not really, but I want to. I got the bug. It was like the 16 hour bug. I thought I was going to die. I still don't feel that good but since this place has been booked - I'm going. I'll be back tomorrow after I do some shopping in a town that actually has more than two stores in it.

Whoops! I guess my photobucket account was inactive so my background was MIA! Sorry for the inconvenience!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Alternate Universe? ...and a contest...

Earth to Danielle? Are you still here? I think I have stepped into the Twilight Zone. Seriously. As if the 'appetizers and drinks' issue from the last post wasn't enough...guess what the newest complaint is (and I'd like to note this isn't coming from just the in-laws)?

I'm having a hard time believing this. Can we have a reality check for me here please? Please? I have the Twilight Zone theme song running through my head. It's creepy. What world have I stepped into? Ok - follow this newest complaint against us:

"So I went online to the Target registry. And do you know what they have on there? They want a coffee maker and wine glasses!" *gasp*

Are you serious? This is a problem why? I'm a bad person because I want nice wine glasses and a decent coffee maker? This women has never even met me!!!

I guess the verdict is in. I AM the devil re-incarnate.
However, I have new additions to the family and they need names...

Because my brain is fried (for obvious reasons) I need suggestions. These little buggers have made a home with me. They are Nigerian Dwarf Goats (however I think they have a pygmy goat cross in there somewhere). The difference? Nigerian dwarfs are milking goats and cycle every 3 weeks, so they can get preggers about anytime. Pygmys are meat goats and cycle seasonally. One of these guys is a male (the dark one) and the other a female (the white one). She could be pregnant even though they are only about 6 months old. Great. Babies in spring are fine, but not winter. But maybe I got lucky and if they are crossed she won't cycle until spring. Anywho- They are really cute and tiny (only come up to my knees) and are basically full grown.

And they need names. Please name them. I can't think of names.
Here's the boy:

And the girl:

Aren't they precious?

Monday, October 12, 2009


I know I've never really explained the story of Nate and myself to anyone, so I thought I'd throw in a few bites here and there...with explanations of course...

My girl Tiff found Nate half naked on her roof and 'brought him home'.
Nate has a construction company and Tiff was coming home from a run when she saw him with his shirt off (She sort of channels Samantha from Sex and the City). Anyway - she brought him to dinner at her aunt and uncles where we often convene Friday Nights for dinner and drinks. Basically the rest is history.

Nate didn't technically propose.
I was out of town for work and was texting him one night. Out of frustration and joking around with him I said he should marry me and put me out of my misery. He said nothing would make him happier. Two days later while lazing around at my house he said, "you know, I was serious about that." I sort of was like whatever. Then we started talking, then he asked if I would marry him if he asked, I replied I suppose I would, he was like, "would you really?"...and I was all, "are you asking?" He said yes, I said technically you haven't asked, he said would you? I said yes...nuff said.

Being an instant mom is an issue.
It's hard raising someone else's kid. Really. Some days I think she really likes me, but then she gets all diabolical and bratty and attention seeking simply when Nate gives me a kiss hi. She's seriously bossy and I had to actually sit her down and talk to her about being bossy with her 'imaginary' friends of all things! It was that bad! I guess this is one of those wait and see what happens situations. I'm trying.

School is crazy.
7th year teaching. 5th new Principal. Do I need to say anymore?

Planning a wedding is making me nuts.
Though it's low key - I'd like to dictate for once. It's not happening. Oh well. I guess somebody has to be brideszilla. It just isn't me.

Our reception here in the valley includes Appetizers and Drinks.
Does anyone see anything wrong with that wording? Anyone? Anyone? Certain members (yes, multiple) of Nate's REALLY screwed up family believe that means 'boozefest'. Seriously? I'll show you boozefest baby... When they pay for ANYTHING...SOMETHING...then maybe they can dictate what's going on. Until then I would like my glass of wine while I mingle. And Nate will enjoy his beer. Thanks. If that makes us alcoholics then LABEL US BABY! YEEHAAA!

Ok - needed to get that off my chest. I guess that's just a few less items we won't be getting off our registries. Oh well.

By the way. I have a few new 'kids' that have joined the family. Get it? Kids? Pictures in the next post...

Monday, October 05, 2009

Where Does the Fun Come In?

Obviously with the women I work with at this point in my life. They made it real for me this weekend with a Bachalorette Party. They rented a suite for me at a local hotel, took me to dinner and had a Passion Party Consultant. It was a riot! I haven't laughed that much in a long time. My abs hurt.

It brought the fun back to this whole thing. It seriously has become a bit of an ordeal with all the drama. After this weekend, "the drama from the momma" can stick it you know where...

Here's a few of the ladies early in the evening before I was allowed into the suite. I thought the boas were a nice touch. That's a princess crown on my head but it didn't fit very good.

Friday, October 02, 2009


So school, future MIL drama, Nate ex-wife drama, school...oh yeah and this wedding thing...

Invites are going out TODAY! Yeah - I finally got them finished. I've just been really busy with everything. Real big surprise there eh?

I actually had somebody rip into me about why we're having the wedding after Thanksgiving. Huh? Basically 'cause we don't want to wait until next summer, and Christmas is too crazy? Or if we have it at Thanksgiving we can honeymoon at spring break? Or...why do you care, just don't come?

We know it's a busy time of year - and if people can't make it, then I guess people can't make it! It's okay! We just wanted to be sure to invite everyone we could! I guess putting out the invites sort of makes this final. Anyone else ever have that feeling? It's really weird.

On the same note - we are very serious about this - if somebody cannot make it to the wedding due to family plans, new babies, holiday plans, distance, etc...we totally understand! Really!

I've basically thrown in the towel concerning caring about much. What's going to happen is going to happen. Bottom line? Nate and I are getting married in less than 2 months! YEAH!

Bachalorette party this weekend. Some of the gals thought we should have some fun. Could be interesting...

FYI - I'll be in D-town from Oct. 22nd to the 25th. Finalizing some stuff and maybe seeing some of those new babies out there?!