Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Are you Kidding Me??

I was watching FoxNews this morning when I saw an advertisement for sunglasses. But these aren't just any old glasses, these are HD Vision glasses. Are you kidding me?? In a few years when the HD TV buzz goes away, no one will know about these glasses. What will they think of next??

If you don't believe me, check it out here.

Monday, April 28, 2008


Is it just me, or do you have a problem when people are vague when they talk?? Kids are notorious for this, but it's even more frustrating when an adult does it. You ask them how things are going and they reply "good" and that's it. Really?? Good?? How are things good?? Or when you ask them what all they did today, they reply "I got a lot done". Really?? A lot?? What all does that involve?? Or when you ask them about a conversation they reply "oh, we talked about stuff". Really?? Stuff?? What is stuff?? 

To me, it just seems like they are hiding something. They did or said something they don't want you to know about, or they don't care about you enough to tell you, so they just make up a vague term and move on. Seriously, we are having a conversation and you tell me good, a lot and stuff?? NO WAY!!! I NEED more depth than that!! Maybe it's just me...what do you think??

Showered with Love

This weekend I was able to be the lucky Bride to Be at two of my three showers. It was so much fun, and amazing to see all of the people who were there to support me and shower me with love. I have one more next week, and after that, I promise...Promise...PROMISE to post pictures!! Hold me to that!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

One Month and counting

One month from today, I will become Mrs. Jeremy Rodriguez. I have so many emotions within me, it's hard to describe. 

I am happy. I have found a great man who I know will take care of me. I'm happy to start a new adventure. 

I'm scared. I'm scared to start this new adventure. I'm scared of the quiet that will be my house. I'm scared of what I will do wrong.

I'm nervous. This is the most important decision in my life, nothing will be bigger than this. Will everything go as planned? Will the music play on que? Will I look flawless?

I'm mad. I'm mad at all that has happened this year. I'm mad at those people who have not been cooperative. I'm mad that they think this is about them, and forget it's about me and Jeremy.

I'm ready. I'm ready to start this adventure. I'm ready to be this man's wife. I'm ready to make our house a home with a happy family. And I'm READY for the honeymoon!!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Doesn't even Compare

Have you ever read a book for the sole purpose of watching the movie based on the book?? Have you ever, then, been disappointed about what you were seeing? Have you, then, wanted to throw your remote at the TV because what you are watching is NOT what you read?? I did!!

Last night, I finished the book "The Memory Keepers Daughter". I had seen this book for years, and wanted to read it, but never did. When I saw LifeTime was making a movie based on the book, I decided it was high time for me to read the book so I could watch the movie. So, about a week and a half ago I bought the book and when the movie came on, I TIVOed it. Well, I was totally disappointed that the movie WAS NOT the book. 

It started out about the same, but halfway through characters did not enter the story as they were supposed to. People didn't do things they were supposed to. And a fight even happened with the WRONG people. This is the first time I have read a book before a movie and, honestly, I was so disappointed. I don't think I can do that again. I think I need to either stick to the book, or the movie, and not do both!!

I give Up!!

Why is it that you can be in a great mood....have a great day....be excited for the weekend and then have one phone call and it all is gone?? Have one phone call where you are nice as nice can be....look forward to forming a relationship and the person on the other end is rude, hurtful and your day is then ruined. I give up!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I'm Peeved...

Can I tell you what bugs me more than anything?? People who call after 9 o'clock in the evening. By that time, I am winding down, getting ready for bed, and DON'T want to hear the phone ring. I don't know about you all, but I just think it is rude and inconsiderate. So, if you call me after 9 pm....be prepared to find me in a BAD mood!!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

I'm Ready!!

Despite the bumps....despite the ups and downs.....despite the emotions that go into a wedding, I'M READY!!!! 

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Jeremy wrote a blog recently about questions. Through his inspiration I have decided to listen to the questions that fill my head, this is what I came up with:

What is my purpose? What are you doing to fulfill that purpose? How do you know this is your purpose?

When are you going to be brave? When are you going to grow-up? When are you going to be accepting of others? When are you going to stand up to those who beat you down? When are you going to stand up and stick to your convictions? When are you going to stop being a doormat?

When are you going to be happy? When are you going to rely on Jesus alone for that happiness, since he is all who seems to bring it consistently? Do you make others happy? Can others rely on you? 

Am I going to be a good teacher? Wife? Mother? How can I make sure I am good at these things? What will I do if I'm not?

What is my life going to be like in 5 years? 10? 50?

Monday, April 14, 2008

I wish...

Getting married comes with many feelings. First and foremost is excitement. I am very excited to enter into this new chapter with Jeremy. I'm excited what we have in store for each other. Second, and probably just as foremost is fear. I feel it is this fear that is controlling me lately and the feeling I want to get over most, but I just can't. 

I'm scared of many things when it comes to getting married. I'm scared I will fail as a wife. I fear I will not live up to the expectations that have been set before me. I'm scared of leaving a life I have always known under my parents roof. I'm scared of the quiet. I'm scared of burning all of the meals. I'm scared to enter this new life...new chapter. I'm scared my old life I have known for 25 years is dying. I'm just scared. I wish I knew how to get over this. I wish I knew the secret magic answer to all of these worries...I wish!

Mama said I'd lose My Head

So, I'm sitting here on my bed and I know I have something to write about....I just can't think of it right now! Ugh, I'm getting the old woman forgetful mind....HELP ME!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Cream, Family, Sudoku

1. Tonight I had some "me" time in the bathtub. I sat in there for almost an hour enjoying myself and thinking about my life. When I was done, I decided to shave my much needed legs. I was using a new shave cream, and the smell brought me back to the first time I shaved. You see, it was baby powder scent, the same scent I used when I first shaved. Isn't it amazing how smells can take us back to certain days and times?

2. Tonight I got to hang out with my family. It was so much fun to be around them. It's going to be hard to leave this when I get married...until then I will enjoy any time I get with them!

3. Lately I have been watching A LOT of the show 7th Heaven. I just think the Camden family is an amazing family. It was them who really wanted me to have a large family. I just love the closeness and love they have. I want the relationship that Mr. and Mrs. Camden have....he truly loves her which makes it easy for her to support him. The respect, trust and devotion they have for one another is special....I hope to have that!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Don't be BITTER....be BETTER!!!

Last night, I was watching FOX news as I was running away on the elliptical. (Actually I don't know if you would call it running, but you get the picture.) With sweat starting to bead on my forehead, there was a priest who was talking about struggles. (No kidding, I thought as the intensity of my workout grew.) He was talking how we all have struggles in our life, but we really need to think about how we react to them. 

Now, my mom has always told me this...it's not about what problems you have, it's the way you handle them that determines your happiness. I think she was right on, I just never wanted to admit that when I was 16. The priest on last night was reiterating the same concept. He said through the struggles we have we can either deepen our relationship with God, or we can become bitter with Him. We can take the struggles and learn from them, or we can play the "poor me" roll and the "why do bad things always happen to me??" line. Instead we can use these struggles to lean on and rely on God and allow Him to guide us, which in turn will deepen our relationship with Him. 

I don't know about you, but this VERY simple concept struck me really hard. I have been having struggles lately and, honestly, I have been playing the "poor me, why me??" roll. I have been thinking that I am the only one with struggles and when are they going to stop?? I have thought, "well, here we go again...". And, this is a very poor, BITTER attitude of mine. I have been saying these things, rather than leaning on God and relying on Him, to become better. 

So, what are you doing when you struggle?? Are you playing the "poor me" card? Are you saying, "bad things just always come my way"? Are you thinking the world owes you something because you have these struggles?? Have you become bitter?? I would pray that you would do just the opposite. I pray you would realize EVERYONE has struggles, but your attitude about life, God, and these struggles will depend on how you react to them. Don't become bitter with God. Rather, lean on Him. Depend on Him. Rely on Him. It's amazing how your life will be. Don't be bitter....be better!!

Friday, April 04, 2008

The Right Stuff

Okay, so I was watching the Today Show this morning and they had a big announcement about a boy band getting back together. I figured it was going to be the Backstreet Boys or someone from that era...NOT TRUE. It's New Kids on the Block!!! Oh my GOSH!!!! As a former lover of these boys I'm totally excited, shocked and wondering how these old boys are going to pull this off...either way I'm READY!!!