Tuesday, February 19, 2008

No more yard work for Amy!

For Valentine's Day, Matt gave me some tulips that you plant. Great idea- flowers that last longer than a week! So I got up today and turned on the news and they were talking about planting flowers and I decided that today was the day to work in the yard.

I headed to Lowe's to get a few more supplies and pulled out my gardening tools. I planted the tulips around a new bird bath and decided to plant some seeds out front. On my way there, I scooped down to pull a massive weed in the middle of the front yard when I heard my name. It was my sweet elderly neighbor just saying hi. She noticed I had pulled the weed and commented on how the people that lived in our house before worked really hard to keep the yard weed-free. Well I don't want to be the one to change that title up so after we talked I walked to the side of the house (that faces hers) and started pulling some weeds. I worked my way around the back of the house where a big thorn bush is. (This is the only picture I have of the big thorn bush from when we were looking at the house to buy-- It wasn't a huge selling point.)

So I get around about a foot away from it just pulling all of the weeds out. I had uncovered several spiders, slugs, worms, and other yucky things all around the house but they did not prepare me for my next surprise.
I saw something that stood out. It was gray. It had scales. I walked around the house to get my little shovel to poke it and hope it wasn't what I thought it was. It moved and slithered away towards the apparent snake pit. It was just a baby but I'm sure it went to tell it's mother in the pit that some big bully was poking him.
I tried to look up pictures on the internet of what kind of snake it was, but that was just creepy. I just know it was evil. I called Matt and let him know I had a project for him when he gets off of work. I hope he likes snake pits because I'm letting him get rid of this one!
Now on to something more useful, like wedding planning...

Friday, February 15, 2008

Today is a good day for love too...

I have found about 3 friends on this thingy so far and hope to find some more. So far I find it to be laid out weird and haven't conquered the basics. Usually I'm not computer illiterate but I am feelin' it!
Yesterday was Valentine's Day! I got to spend my second year with Matt as my Valentine and it was just great. We are such a laid back couple- dinner at a chinese restaurant and then a movie. We had talks of having a pizza at home but decided to splurge. :) I love him! Valentine's Day activities should happen more often. Cards, flowers, and gifts should be given more often and appreciation and love shown more often. Otherwise, you are just being cheesy and following what everyone else does. It's ok to be sweet more than one day a year!
And just to get this out, if you are single and observed Singles Awareness Day all sad and depressed, get over it. Be happy! There are so many things you can do when you are single that you can't do when you are with someone. Enjoy this time in your life. Besides, no one is going to want to date someone who acts all pitiful over a silly day!
We went to the courthouse this afternoon and got our marriage license so we can get hitched legally in 3 days and in no more than 30.
This weekend has slowly become booked. One day, I'd like to have a free weekend. One day....
My living room and crafts room are looking wild. There are wedding programs, rehearsal dinner invitations, and various other cards and wedding things everywhere and they are all in separate pieces!
Hope you have a great weeknd!

Friday, February 8, 2008

26 days and counting!

hello world... again. blogging has not been a part of my life (or anyone's) for some time now but i figure now is a perfect time to introduce it back into my life. i was recently reminded how great a blog can serve as a journal and brings back so many memories that were pushed to the back of my mind.
it has been two years since the xanga days and to say that my life has changed is an understatement... graduation, several moves and jobs, about to get married, buying a house.
speaking of the house, i am cleaning all day today with a touch of wedding stuff.

26 days left of being a Reed!