Sunday, August 30, 2009
Gee, I wish my camera didn't crap out on me though!!! It totally died by the end of the night. Not like I was taking too many pics at that point! I put them in my photogallery, the ones I have. I was Juuuuuust a little bit tipsy....just a bit.
Well, the weather was absolutely HORRIBLE that morning heading out to Montauk Point..but at least there was no traffic in sight. All of the day trippers were gone, so the ride only took and hour and a half. I basically got there and hung out for 3 hours while everyone else had their hair and makeup done. Now, I had NO IDEA how my hair would cooperate, and in the bathroom in the hallway, I absolutely felt queezy and shaky while doing it. But all turned out well...it turned out nice...for my hair at least and I have to admit, I did have the ugly duckling sister thing going on in my head. It's just how I am....very sad , but admittedly true. It's just me and my selfconciousness. BTW - Hubby was going to strangle me if I said another word about it...because he loves me and I'm a "fool for even saying it".
My GOD - professional makeup is like SPACKLE! holy moley! anyway, my little sis did hers that way too, and it looked good, and I kept adding to mine because there you have it - another "ugly duckling, I'm not good enough" moment from me. Told you I am mental.
But wedding pictures finally started before the ceremony, and if I get a few of those, I'll post them too. It was the first time we ever had a wedding with pics before the ceremony....I LOVED IT! After the ceremony, you could reallly relax. The ceremony was beautiful! My sister married my husband's first cousin. She was widowed 4 years ago by my husband's brother....and this cousin was there to help with the baby, and they eventually fell in love. No, people, not one bit of blood relation there at all between the sisters and brothers married, or cousinds, for that matter....it's just how life happened. It makes for quite a family tree though and a very interesting tale to tell....maybe I'll write a novel one day.
The wedding was only 50 people, and right before the ceremony started, we were waiting upstairs...and the rain ceased, and the sun shone on a distant bluff...and the wind died down. A sign from above for sure. A blessing from a first love to his first love on her wedding day to another really great guy whom he loved like a brother.
My sister's son (4 years old) was right by her side when she got married too. It was definitely a family unification. He was tired and pissy and shy, but there was NO WAY that he wasn't going to be with Mommy and Daddy. There was no couples dance, there was no couple walking down the aisle....it was a complete family affair at all points and to see them all dance together was awesome. Very sweet!
As far as the food and service at this place.....as with everything out east on Long Island....it was overpriced just for the ambiance!! the food was OK, the service stunk, and the liquor - well, what place doesn't have Peach Schnapps for a decent Sex on the Beach?!?! Well. the Montauk Yacht Club, that's who! Uggh. That is all I am going to say about that. 5 star resort my a$$! Try 3.
I digress...the liquor was enough to get me housed and take away my inhibitions. My new bro-in-law even flipped me head over heals before I left....and then his cousin tried to do the same! At least his wife said my butt looked good I have no idea if that is true or not....she's kind of a teaser.
The drive back was exhausting!!! Everyone was still partying it up because they all had rooms close by...we, unfortunately had to get back to the sitters, whom I am very lucky to have this night. We got home at 12:45 am. In bed at 1:30am. Up at 6am because of the kids missing us. Loved them & missed them for the last 4 days of working and rehearsing and partying.
Well...that is basically it in a nutshell....I had fun, the bride was beautiful, the groom is a lucky guy and fun was had by all! I'd call that SUCCESS!!!!!!
Now I have 4 days to recouperate until the drive to WV and another wedding of my high school chum....I won't be wearing the black/white dress afterall. Just black....and simple. Maybe for this one I'll straighten my hair...
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
My sister is getting married this Saturday!!! Kind of a black & white affair for 50 people out in Montauk - very fancy!!!! Don't be jealous either...I have to travel an hour and a half in traffic each way just to get there for 2 days worth of wedding stuff....rehearsal and then wedding. NOT looking forward to that part.
ANYWHOOOO - My sister is going to be glammed up...my other sister and SIL will be staying out there as well, and will be pampered too. Thus leaving me to my own devices - which to be completely honest, I am very happy about. The hair has been colored and looks good...the cut, however, is not so nice for an updo anymore . An angular modified bob is not the type of cut the lends itself easy to a half-updo, which I was planning to do. Oh well, back to the drawing board. Looks like I'm heading for a French twist with some sparklies in it.
BUT MAKEUP!!!! OMG - I just raided BB&B's Revlon section for all of their Colorstay makeup! So the next few days, I am going to be a glamazon! Face #1 so far is good...and I have to ask myself: "why have you never tried liquid liner woman?!?" I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!! (I'm testing the staying power of all this stuff too. I have to be done up 6 hours before the pictures even start! ) and then I got the new double plumping mascara in blackest black - another OMG!!! WOW! between the 2 products my eyes just POP POP POP!!!!
I'm also a little obsessed with self tanning products. My sisters are all very tan. Just call me the whitest chick on the planet, thank you very much. I HATE IT. So I've been using the Jergens lotion and some bronzer. The compliments I have been getting the last 2 weeks have been astounding! "Have you lost more weight" No people. "Something is different...you look so healthy" It's bronzer. "Wow, how natural!" Yeah - I'm a makeup guru. ROFL LMAO!!! Hopefully in these wedding pics, I'm not orange!!! LOL
OMG! ANOTHER THING I have to ask myself: "WHY in the WORLD had you never owned a strapless bra?" This thing is GREAT! I've bet they have come a long long way, because silicone strips are lining the body of it and it stays up really really well. I highly recommend the Seven way one from Victoria's Secret...it also adds a little plump to the girls, if you catch my drift...they haven't been the same since the downsizing.
So that is my week so far...I'm being "girlie" Tomorrow is work, then work, then travel to rehearsal, then wedding, then recouperate. Then the following weekend we have another wedding in Pittsburgh, 8 hours away! Summer is definitely going out with a very expensive bang!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Just wanted to blog about what I'm doing right now in regard to my exercise routine.
Well - it's too darned humid and hot right now to be bothered with the cardio. Sorry, it just is. I like to sweat now, but I like to be able to breathe as well. So there you go.
So in my boredom of watching tv with my family and then just my hubby, I decided to start doing some crunches and resistance bands for my arms. This eventually led to some dumbells and pilates. I keep switching it up and doing what I feel like doing at that moment. In fact, I'm up to a hour a night doing my dfferent strength routines.
Now, just by doing this (which I hate to admit - I have never really religiously committed to doing before - I am more of a cardio kid) my body is more toned, my energy is up, and I am slowly losing those pounds (about 6) that crept back on.
I read somewhere that if a woman introduced just pushups and situps into her routine and increased the reps when things got easier...she would lose 7 pounds in a few months and tone up. Don't ask me where I got the info from...it just stuck in my head as "WOW!! impressive!"
I keep that in the back of my head when I'm doing these exercises. It makes me not fall off the wagon for more than 3 days (which just happened because of a social week) and I like seeing the results of the training (shoulder definition, biceps, triceps, visible clavicle).
I've been on SP for more than a year now...there is always something new to learn here and about oneself. So you see... you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Friday, August 21, 2009
I swear to all that is HOLY!! I am a little peeved against my lovely hubby.
We went out with friends last night...had fun and out until 9:30 (I know....ooooo! very late!) ROFL
I had on the calendar a happy hour with my girlfriend tonight...I didn't even want to go either, but I went because I said I would and she was so happy...I just got home at 9:15 b/c I was feeling bad he was testy on the phone 45 minutes earlier...HE IS IN BED! and I went in to say I was home and all he says is "I'm tired." MEN!!!!!! He is being such a BABY!!
I just don't get why his panties are in such a twist!!!!
Anyway. Happy hour is pretty much the same as I remember it. I'm not missing much, that is for sure. Basically 4 women, ages 36 to 38, go onto the back patio - on the bay - wind blowing. Very nice. 12 years ago....I would have be the fat friend and wanting to hide. Tonight, I'm not caring b/c I'm happily married and wearing a cute beachy dress with flip-flops and sunglasses in my hair. I have to actually wonder if people were actually looking at me...if they were, I was not aware...and I did not care. I love being older and wiser.
So me and the cougars...yes, cougars...single, hot mom's....got this spot in the gazebo by the boats. My friend's co-worker shows up with his friends, and EVENTUALLY they start opening up because it starts raining and they join us in the gazebo. OMG - these kids were BABIES!!! 24, 25 yo - LOL I was wetting my pants b/c it was just such a funny scene!!! I was the youngest of the ladies there too. I was drinking seltzer with lime - which was a little tip I got from somewhere online - people think it's a gin and tonic! LOL which one of these kids asked if he could get me b/c he was hitting the bar. Total fakeout!!!!
Well the little tykes were pretty funny when I packed it in. I made my very true excuses for leaving (one being a pissy husband, and kids to take care of, and that I have to work in the morning) - they were shocked that I was married and had 3 kids! They all thought I was 26 years old! LMAO!! So there you go - that just made my night!! Pissy hubby aside, that made my night!!!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Wow! What a weekend!
My hubby and 2 oldest went camping on a "guys only" weekend with their grandfather...the outcome of which was a stressed out husband, a happy grandpa, and 4 happy little boys! LoL My poor hubby declared to his father - "next year...it's just you and me and any other male adult" - sorry kids and cousins..you'll be camping out in the driveway next year. LOL
I kept my youngest son back b/c he would have just been a headache and a 5th wheel amongst the cousins. It worked out grea, even though I did have to bring him to work with me and that was a little but of a chore. I did, however, plan a MOM's ONLY night out at my house for later that night...fun fun fun!!!! Little guy's bedtime was 8pm SHARP!
Let's just say this - the alcohol consumption from that night CANNOT be tallied because there is NO WAY I can account for how many beers were consumed! A party of 8 women was whitled down to 3 and then another later made 4.
Sometimes things happen, and I completely understood why my other friend (who had half the party in tow) bailed on us. You can totally understand why someone wants to rest after having 2 D&Cs in a row from a miscarriage 2 weeks ago. The poor thing...I felt horrible that she had to go thru that..and she felt bad about canceling on us!! God bless her! Now that is a friend.
When the small gathering began on that low note - we all toasted our friend and got to the girl talk. I haven't had a girl's night out in soooooooo long! and mind you, these women are friend/acquaintenances - if you know what I mean. They are neighbors down the road from me and I'm kind of on the fringe. Well, after a night of heavy drinking and sharing - that is when new friendships form and create new bonds.
We had a blast and ended the party at 1 am when a hubby came to pick them all up...mind you, all there hubby's are good guys, just like my guy; which is probably why we get along.
Long story short: I took a chance at a gathering and it worked out no matter how many were there...sometimes putting yourself on the line in a good way is the only way you are going to grow.
Hubby doesn't know it yet...but another Mom's night out will be going on sooner than later...
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