There is a lot of noise going on outside of my bedroom. It hits 40 degrees and suddenly people are outside all night again making noise. Lame. Moving out of Bloomfield in 158 days! In case you’re wondering, that’s also the number of days until my wedding. Wooo!
Anyway, I haven’t blogged since Thursday or Friday sooo the weekend went like this…
Friday after work I went to Whole Foods and dealt with that madness for a little longer than planned because I love grocery stores and ended up buying way more than I planned… Ohh well. I could have a worse shopping addiction. Aaron and I had plans of making shrimp fajitas for dinner Friday night. He came over around 7 and we got to work deveining shrimp which is pretty freaking gross. I deveined about half than started to get horribly disgusted so Aaron took over. He doesn’t want me to stop eating seafood too… We sauteed a whole onion and two whole bell peppers, marinated the shrimp in an organic fajita seasoning packet and then cooked it all together until the shrimp were opaque. I also heated up a can of vegetarian refried pinto bins and cut up some grape tomatoes and lime. We also had some Pace Salsa on the side which I received from Foodbuzz to sample as part of their Tastemakers program. It was Pace Chunky Salsa in mild. The salsa is pretty good — simple ingredients and I like that it’s not too thick but I’m definitely not a mild salsa person. Bring on the spice. But regardless, free salsa, thank you Pace!
I had my fajita on an Ezekial sprouted grain wrap and Aaron had his on two whole wheat wraps.
My fajita plus we both just started eating the filling right out of the pan.
Afterward, Aaron did the dishes:
We went to bed early Friday night because Aaron was feeling a little sickly and we’re old.
Saturday we were so productive. Wedding things that were accomplished:
- Being VERY displeased with the service at the Mens Warehouse outside of Ross Park Mall looking for tuxes. DON’T GO THERE. They’re rude and condescending.
- Being much happier with the service at Tuxedo Junction at Ross Park Mall.
- Picking out tuxes for the wedding — Aaron got fitted and we’re both pleased with the tux.
- Eating at Brueggers before attempting to register at Target for the wedding/bridal shower.
We both had the half and half thing. I had half a veggie sandwich on a whole wheat bagel and half a side salad.
Aaron had half of a bacon/turkey sandwich and some white bean chili:
Then we registered. It was a good time though the scanner gun sort of stopped working halfway through. We registered for 37 things and decided Target is going to be the only place we’re registering. Everyone keeps recommending Bed Bath and Beyond but I seriously dislike that store. Not sure why.
We also checked out diy wedding invitations and I think we decided on doing that. Target had some nice ones. I think we’re going to use these, have them printed at kinkos or some other printing place (instead of fighting with a printer at home) and then punching holes in the top and tying on our own ribbon. It’ll end up saving us about $150 and they’re really good quality!
- After registering, we went and picked out and purchased our wedding bands! Aaron’s was engraved with Aaron & Pam 6/26/10. Mine was too narrow to be engraved but I love it!
Sunday morning, Aaron had to be at church at 8 to practice with the band so I headed to the gym and ran three quick (for me) miles and then met him at church at 10:30. Afterward, we went to Pamela’s in the Strip District for breakfast. This was my second time going there. The first time was Aaron and my first date. Unfortunately I don’t really like their food. It’s typical greasy, diner food which isn’t really my thing. Aaron likes it though.
He had the morning after special or something. Eggs, bacon and pancakes. I’m not sure what they do to their pancakes to make them rough around the edges like that. Fry them?
I had a veggie omelet which I only ate about 1/4 of. It had mushrooms and peppers inside and wasn’t good so I didn’t really eat much of it. Sigh wasted food.
I was hungry when I got home so I made more food. Leftover fajita and the side salad that I didn’t eat from Brueggers Saturday.
Sunday night Aaron and I watched the Shawshank Redemption which I had never seen but enjoyed very much! Good movie and totally kept my attention for the entire 2 hours and 20 minutes. I had off work today (bank holiday!) so I sat around drinking coffee in the morning and then started searching for a wedding photographer online. I found one that we both really like and she’s available and it fit into our budget! We’re going to sign the contract tomorrow. Her name is Jia and she has a beautiful website so check it out — JiaJia Photography. As part of the package, we also get an engagement session so we’re going to have moooore pictures of us. There will also be two photographers there the day of the wedding plus one at the rehearsal. Sweet!
The rest of the day was spent google chatting/napping/watching daytime tv and being super lazy. I napped twice. I fell asleep while watching a Hillary/Haylie Duff movie on MTV with no sound reading subtitles. I only have basic cable (like 20 channels) but for some reason get mtv with no sound. Yep.
I eventually got up long enough to do 1 and half 20 minute yoga downloads from yogadownload.com. I did Power Yoga #3 with Dave Farmar and about 10 minutes of a “vigorous” yoga for weight loss video. After hearing about Dave Farmar on a bunch of other blogs, I finally checked it out. I like him. He’s kind of funny. Talks a lot though. Anyway, yogadownload.com always has free 20 minute yoga videos to download or you can purchase longer ones.
Okay it’s almost 10:30 PM. Time for bed. Gym in the AM.