I have a dilemna. this weekend, the additions to Heritage will finally be done and they are having a celebration service! I’ve been looking forward to this for a few weeks now. The choir will be singing and there will probably be snacks and stuff. BUT, Craig mentioned that he wanted to get a cabin at Lake Hope, and invited me to join. It will be PEAK and that means loads of beautiful photo opportunities. Both of these are one-shot deals and I can’t decide which to do. What do you think???? HELP ME!!

Last night, I took Jon out to celebrate his birthday. We went to The Cheesecake Factory. Jon was exhausted because he’d been helping out with his triplet nieces all day. Once he got some Irish Coffee in him, he was fine. Wouldn’t smile for the picture I took of him, but he was fine. THAT BOY CAN PUT AWAY SOME FOOD, let me tell you. He had the chicken alfredo sans the sun-dried tomatoes, and he ate it all. I had the crusted chicken romano. Very yummy, but a LOT of food. The chicken covered the entire plate!! Naturally, I brought some of that home with me. I drank a Cosmopolitan. It was $8.50! I didn’t really like it, but I forced myself to drink it all because hello, it was $8.50. I should have stuck to my usual Amaretto Sour. But hey, live and learn, right? It did get me feeling good and I guess that is what really matters, right? They do not play around there with their drinks, that’s for sure.

Bizzy joined us for dessert. She had the chocolate mousse cake, warmed up. I had the lemon raspberry cream cheesecake, and Jon had the apple crisp. After dinner, we went and watched Waiting. Funny, slightly disturbing film. Especially since Jon, who used to work at Applebee’s, confirmed some of the things that went down in the movie. Moral of the story? BE NICE TO THE PEOPLE WHO HANDLE YOUR FOOD!!!

We stopped in Hot Topic before the movie and I got a BOONDOCK SAINTS t-shirt. Oh yes.

I could not sleep last night. I tossed and turned forever. Even though I had eaten all the food, my stomach somehow thought it was empty. I was daydreaming about spaghetti and pizza and french fries and couldn’t wait for the night to end so lunchtime could be closer. I don’t think I fell asleep before 2am. It didn’t help that Aidan was tossing and turning like crazy and he kept wanting to lie on my face!! He also kept pushing me nearly off the bed and stealing my pillow.

I am pretty tired, but I’ll be okay.

And tell me how sad this is. I don’t watch a lot of TV, but the past two Sundays, I’ve been coming downstairs just in time to catch the end of Cold Case. I get attached JUST ENOUGH in that fifteen minutes or so to have to fight tears every time. What is that all about? Do any of you watch that show? I’m not one for crime shoes, or much TV at all, so this is crazy.

That might change though. Time Warner offered us a super deal. We will get 74 cable channels for $24 a month until 2007. Woot. I can watch FOOD NETWORK and TLC again!! :):) I don’t know when it will be installed, but it’ll be neat to be able to watch Unwrapped again. Not to mention Lifetime. :)

Someone awesome is coming over tonight and we’re going to eat awesome food and have awesome fun. I CAN’T WAIT!!! :):)

Speaking of Aidan, he is amazing me every single day. His speech is developing more and more every time I hear him talk. Yesterday, I told him I like it when he talks, and he talks a lot which is great. He builds things, he pretends. Last night, before I got ready for bed, he was downstairs “cooking” for me. He brought it up and said “Mommy, I got food for you!” It was pretend, of course, but soooo darn cute.

He had a growth spurt. I had a feeling that’s what had been happening. He was cranky and extra clumsy and sleeping a LOT and eating like a little piglet. (He and I ate an entire box of Froot Loops Friday night :x). Now his bibs are too short for him. Such a shame as he insists on wearing them all the time and then running around yelling “I CUTE!”

In Target Friday night:
Ronni (pointing to a 30 minute meals book): Who is that?
Aidan: (looks confused)
Ronni: It’s Rachel Ray!
Aidan: That’s my GIRLFRIEND!

Back in 1997ish, I watched the US National Gymnastics competition. Erin (celinedion), you might remember this. All the gymnasts were posed at the beginning in a shadow room, they played this dramatic music (which I feel in LOVE with immediately) to introduce the competition. Yesterday at work, I was listening to the iTunes shared music and noted that the person who puts all the Celtic music had put on more David Arkenstone. So I listened to it. The last song was THAT SONG. I thought for sure I’d never hear it again and now, here I have an artist and a name: The Quest of Culwch. If anyone has it, please send it to me please? Pretty please?? I do plan to buy the CD (actually, I’m going to buy all of his CDs–I already have Atlantis, but I want the others too) but I have to wait ’til I get paid to pick it up and I WANT IT NOW.

Seven years ago, it was Fall 1998…..

How old were you?
I was 23.

What grade were you in?
I was out of college.

Where did you go to school?
No school.

Where did you work?
I worked as a temp for Interim On Premise at Nationwide.

Where did you live?
A hellish apartment on Lane Avenue. The only good part was that I lived alone.

How was your hair style?
Same style but shorter with highlights.

Did you wear braces?
Never wore them.

Did you wear contacts?

Did you wear glasses?
From time to time.

Who was your best friend?
Did not have one.

Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend?
I was busy trying to “get” Chris. I also kind of liked a boy named Steve at the time.

Who was your celebrity crush?
I don’t remember having one.

Who was your regular-person crush?

Were you a virgin?

How many piercings did you have?
Ears and navel.

How many tattoos did you have?

What was your favorite band?
Hmm. I listened to mostly house and techno.

What was your biggest fear?
Tornadoes and fires.

Had you smoked a cigarette yet?

Had you gotten drunk or high yet?

Had you driven yet?
Yes, but unofficially. I didn’t get my license ’til years and years later.

If so what car(s) did you use?
I used the cars of whoever friends were brave enough to let me try.

Which of your pets were alive?
I had no pets.

Which members of your family were alive?
Not sure…

Which members of your family were not born yet?
Aidan wasn’t born yet! :)

Did you know the person who posted this right before you?
I know her through LJ entries.

It’s almost lunch time. YAY. But I’ll be happier when it’s GO HOME time. I’m in the mood to get comfortable, eat good food and just relax.

I wish the Sun would come out. The trees are starting to turn, but without the Sun to accentuate the colors, it just not as pretty. Where is that pretty autumn blue sky? Stupid clouds. Why won’t they go away?

And so it starts. The grey season of Columbus OH. It will mostly be like this until early-to-mid–maybe even late–April.

I am sooooo wanting to go back to a Disney park. I have the fever again. I know, I was in a park barely a month ago, but I want to go back. I want to go when it’s not busy at all and there are no waits and barely any other guests. (Cheaper, too). I’m all about off-season travel, dude. Amy and I are working on my coming out to California again early next year and visiting Disneyland again (YAY)! I’ll have to check out how busy things get around here, though. A lot of our File Release Dates are smack in the middle of March. I don’t know if I’ll be able to get away. February it might be. I’ll be ready to get that bananas out of Ohio and away from the grey skies, and I’ll have vacation time, and Disneyland won’t be busy at all. Maybe I can fly out President’s Day weekend. I do get President’s Day off, after all.

There is a sign in church. It says: “No CD’s? Fill out a card…” blah blah blah. I was nice and put a POST IT on the sign weeks ago stating that the apostrophe wasn’t necessary and yet, the apostrophe is STILL THERE. UGH UGH UGH.

I’m ready to go. Thank goodness it’s almost lunchtime.

‘Til later…

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