This is a quote I need to live by more often. Like when I rush around in the middle of the work day to clean our dirty bathrooms, hang up the show towels, empty the garbage cans, clean the mirrors, wipe down the counters, vacuum and dust the bedrooms and office, make the beds complete with annoying giant show pillows that Matt has smooshed into odd shapes by laying on them even though he’s not allowed, move the 3 sets of dog steps out of sight, hide the dog beds and blankets and toys, do a load of dirty towel laundry, put away all laundry that was in sight on the drying rack, and then almost start to unload the dishwasher and put the dirty dishes from the sink into it…and the realtor calls to cancel the showing that was just scheduled an hour ago, causing me to rush around and clean in the first place. They said that they will reschedule for tomorrow. The f*#% they will. That just pissed me off so much that I want to be here if they ever come through the house just so I can tell them that they are rude, inconsiderate, and can beat it because I wouldn’t sell them our house if they were the last buyer on earth. I work, yo! I have shit to do also besides clean this pain in the ass house and try to sell it, so if you make an appointment at the last minute, due me the courtesy of showing up.
Oh, all that above? Would be the rain. The rainbow would be a sold house.
I am currently obsessed with Summer Rolls or Fresh Rolls, as a few of the Thai restaurants refer to them down here. I could eat a bunch of these and call it a meal, and I especially love when the peanut dipping sauce has the spicy red pepper sauce drizzled on top. I would like to try making these at home, only I would have to take out the bell peppers in a few so that Matt could enjoy them too. And I would add fresh basil and maybe some shredded lettuce for filler. Mmmm….
Yummy appetizer before the polenta dish.
Light & healthy Summer Rolls:
- Rice paper
- Red bell peppers
Sesame/Peanut dipping sauce:
- Sesame oil
- Peanut butter
- Rice vinegar
They told me not to lose any weight or they would have to re-charge me for more alterations. So I went to Sprinkles and ate a banana cupcake with vanilla icing. YUM.
And not because I have anything spectacular planned, just because it’s the only 2 days of the week that I get to choose how to spend my time. Work gets to choose for me the other 5 days of the week.
So. That being said, this is what I am choosing so far this weekend:
Tonight we are attending Puttin’ On the Ritz (cocktail party at the Ritz) to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. Matt actually planned this, and normally I would bitch about making plans on Fridays that don’t involve either 1) the couch and my pjs or 2) Mia’s patio and margaritas. But since I finally found a cute and somewhat affordable white dress (theme is black or white), I am now excited to go. We are members of “Young Friends” of the RMcD House, and we might as well attend/support these events since we joined, as Matt pointed out. I actually served brunch at the RMcD House a few weekends ago through my company’s volunteer dealio, and it is a really nice facility, about to get even better when the new one is constructed. The people staying there are truly quite appreciative and vocal about how much it means to them that people care to help. Tonight will be more fun than serving brunch as it involves a band, cocktails, and the cute white dress I found on Wednesday. I love the Ritz bar also, so maybe we will meet friends for drinks afterward. It’s nice to get out of the house and socialize once in a while, I will admit. Matt needs it more than me, and I’m glad to have him force me out of my homebody/recluse habit. Ha.
Tomorrow I have my first fitting for my wedding gown. Psyched. Hope it fits, my weight goes up and down depending on how I’m eating and I haven’t gotten serious about a wedding diet and/or exercise plan yet. Just doing some yoga and eating some of whatever I want. But…getting sick two weeks ago turned me into a rail so at this point I am probably just right.
I also want to go to the mall tomorrow and blow tons of cash since I need EVERYTHING. This always happens every couple of years all at once….I’m talking comfy work shoes, light weight summer work shirts and dresses, sundresses/honeymoon clothes, new bras, new tennies, new sandals, friggin’ cellulite cream (Clarins really works if you are consistent!), dresses for 2 weddings coming up (Matt’s best man and Katy and LB), dress for my rehearsal dinner, of course shoes/possibly purses to match all these dresses, Matt’s birthday gift, and whatever else tickles my fancy. I just want to slide my CC at my every whim! But you know what? I won’t. Because that would be stupid. I need to save money for my wedding and only purchase what I really, truly need. This is the new me, vs the old me, which only my parents had the pleasure (sarcasm) of experiencing. Thanks for teaching me a great lesson, M and D. It sure is boring to be responsible, but much better than in debt :)
Not sure about Saturday night yet, but I would like to see I Love You Man. Sunday will involve some yoga and a serious trip to Central Market because it’s been almost a month without coconut popsicles in this house and that’s just ridiculous.
Seriously, why is it sunny alllll week long when I am working, and then rainy on the weekend? And often? I mean, I appreciate the sun during the week since I am in and out of my car all day…I am used to sweating in a business suit in the Texas sun. But I want to be sweating in a bathing suit on the weekends. Or sweating while taking a walk with the dogs. Or at least not getting rained on while attempting to transfer my wedding gown, two veils, and headpiece into the bridal salon on Saturday. I cancelled my first “first fitting” because it was raining and I am scared of getting water stains on my dress. YES, I realize it is in a zipped plastic bag. But what if I miss a droplet of water when wiping down the rain soaked bag and I get a droplet of water stain on my dress? Unusual fear? Maybe. Typical of me? Totally. I’m not a bridezilla, I swear, but that would piss me off.