27 February 2009

Time Turner...

So this was a going to vet school present a friend bought me. Too bad it doesn't work. It's the thingy Hermione used to turn back time to take more classes. I could seriously use some more time! My grades should be out next week...and I'll find out if I need to pack up my bags and come home or stay.

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15 February 2009

Valentine's Day

Isn't it cute?? I'm going to go buy more little bags tomorrow. :) They turned out really cute. I might get some fatter ribbon though...and I still don't know what I'm going to put in them.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's day! My parents and Chase visited me in CoMo. Friday evening, my parents and I went dress shopping. We were right on time for our 4 o'clock appointment at The Villager on Broadway, and a friendly clerk greeted us and took us upstairs. I tried on some of my favorites from last visit, some discount dresses for dad, and some new ones that looked pretty. One of their new arrivals in particular caught my attention. They had two samples of this dress... one of which was my size. As soon as I tried it on, I realized it was probably "the dress." They said it was unusual to have 2 dresses of the same style, so they offered to sell me the one I tried on right off the shelf. It fit perfectly, and even fit in length. It's a lovely, ivory color that looks good against my pale skin and enough detail mixed with simplicty that it is a really elegant gown. I tried jewelry and veil too. Then we caught dinner at a local sushi place. However, I still wanted mom to see the dress at David's that I really liked.

Saturday morning we head off to David's. I tried on the dress I loved so much there....it was too short. Even the other customers sitting nearby said it just wouldn't work... If I ordered a tall it would come in no earlier than 1 month before the wedding. I was a little nervous about that. So we went back to the Villager to try on the other dress again. Upon my second examination, I determined that the David's dress was of inferior quality...and I really love the Villager dress. It has much nicer hymns and beads etc. I dont' look an oversized wedding cake in it. So we bought the veil, the shoes, the jewelry, and the dress all in one go. We must be crazy...or just dead set on supporting local business and personally ensuring the rise of the economy. I'm sure the veil and the jewelry are not worth what we paid, but it all looked so good together. The veils looks like it was made to match the dress. They'll dye the shoes to match my dress, and they'll store the dress for as long as I need them too then steam it for me when I pick it up for the wedding.

It feels good to have everything done. My dress will probably need minimum alterations which I intend on getting done really soon. My weight doesn't really fluctuate much...although I will be joining my friend Beth in the gym more.

Valentine's day... My dad and Chase went birding on Valentines while mom and I were buying my dress. OH! I also got my ring back from getting sized! It was like Christmas. For valentines I bought Chase a bag of little lego shaped candies. He bought me a "vet school survival kit"- a tackle box fully equipped with immunity stimulating vitamins, zantac, a shot glass, lots of chocolate, a new key chain clip thingy, boston baked beans (the candies), chips, trailmix, note cards, staples, pencil lead, tissues, whoppers, mints, and....*drumroll please* my favorite lipgloss in the right brand and color. I'm not sure if anyone else in the world knows what kind of lip gloss I wear. Yup...it's pretty amazing he knows that much about me. There isn't a single thing in that box that I don't like. Most are my favorites.

Now I have to convince myself that passing my first year of vet school *is* important. I should be studying right now. Mostly I just wish Chase hadn't left ..although if he were here I'd have to put my veil and jewelry back in my closet (they are setting on my bed now). As it is I really need to study for tomorrow.

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11 February 2009

Recent Events

This is shortly before Chase and I started dating. Traci Ann stuff...

Recent News:
1. I'm going dress hunting with mom and dad this weekend. :) Chase is going to visit too, but he can't go shopping with us. I'm hoping to purchase "the dress."

2. I still have a persistant cough 5 weeks after my "cold" began. Stress is high tonight, therefore my cough is worse than yesterday, but better than when it started.

3. A stomach bug is rapidly spreading throughout my class. I'm afraid that I might have it too. Symptoms: my stomach hurts among other things that shouldn't be discussed in public. So far it's not bad, but...
Cough + nausea + GI upset + tests = pending social disaster.

4. I'm on day 4 of antibiotics. I pray they work...

5. My health appears to be directly linked to my stress level. Therefore, vet school and winter is taking a toll on my health. There's supposed to be more snow this weekend. Boo....snow....

6. Gary is healthy today although I'm starting to suspect some sort of mild food alergy.
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09 February 2009

Bronchitis (?) vs. Z-pack

Although it's pretty, this is not the dress I'll be getting...I just needed a filler picture.

Today I filled my prescription for azithromycin. Maybe I can finally start feeling better. Ack...the doctor said it was either bronchitis or mild asthma that's causing my persistant cough. I'm hoping for bronchitis that can be whipped with this medicine. It's too late for me to pull up my grades this semester, but it will be good to feel better. So I'll take it. This semester has been somewhat brutal. I don't think it's necessarily more difficult, but I've stuggled more. Starting out newly engaged and sick certainly doesn't make for a good start. I think the worst is over for this semester.

This weekend I'm hoping to buy "the dress." I have pictures of me trying on the one I want, but I can't post them because Chase reads my blog. :) The honeymoon's a surprise for me, so the dress is a surprise for him. Fair is fair. The dress I want is a good bit out of our price range, but I'm fine sacrificing the cake....or at least getting a Sam's sheet cake (which is probably my favorite tasting cake anyway) and shoving my cake topper on it.

In the long run, I want my wedding to include...
  1. A meaningful, elegant ceremony. Pastor Paul will be performing it, because he knew Chase and me since we were dating. That's actually how Chase and I became close friends. He needed a ride to church, and I needed a church. So we went together starting somewhere in the middle of my freshman year until he graduated. Even while we both dating other people, we still went to church together.
  2. Everyone I love and hold dear to celebrate with us.
  3. Photos...lots of them...and I want the rights to use them digitally.
  4. Chase and I to look nice in said pictures since we'll be looking at them for the rest of our lives. I also want my attendants to look good and feel comfortable.
  5. Pretty flowers.
  6. Tasty cake.

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03 February 2009

Diarrhea - Round 4

Ack. Gary has diarrhea again. So we'll start another round of antibiotics. Luckily, this time I already have some on hand and don't have to go to the vet to get some. Poor Gary. Last night he got up every hour to be let out...which means I got up every hour to let him out. I'll probably start coughing againg today...it seems to get worse when I'm tired. I guess I really should go to the doctor, but what can they do? I think it's just something I'll have to get over. So maybe tonight I'll get better rest. My dog brings me great happiness, but sometimes he's such a pain in the butt.
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