Saturday, February 16, 2008

February Update

Let's see, what's been happening in life?

Well, I finally got peer pressured into buying a replacement purse because Trevor kept teasing me about my dirty beige Coach bag. (Note to self, buying their nylon purses is simply a waste of money because I always just end up dirtying them and then I can never clean them by throwing them in the wash because of the leather trim.) It doesn't hurt that I usually avoid black. I always find myself much more attracted to tan or white bags; they look so much more fresh. In any case, I got a new medium sized leather Coach bag. Doesn't everyone and their mom have a Coach bag? But you know what? I'm too poor to afford Balenciaga and I doubt I'll ever in my live have enough disposable income that I'll be able to get one. I have a Calvin Klein leather bag but it's tiny, and I have too much day to day junk to use it when I go to work.

My father is out of the country right now, visiting our family in Vietnam. Mom says he has also already requested my ao dai & bribed the shopkeepers to get a rush on it so it would be done in time and wouldn't need to be mailed home to the States. lol That's what daddy's are for; bribing people to make you happy.

Kim's turning 26 next week and wants very much to have a birthday at the casino, so she's chartering a limo for herself and her friends. Of course we're all chipping in, but Kim was very set on being driven because she wanted everyone to be able to have fun and imbibe but be safe at the same time. All the girls are supposed to wear little black dresses and doll themselves up for the occasion. I'm not the biggest fan of the casino because 1.) I don't gamble. 2.) I don't smoke and that place reeks of smokers. 3.) It's far away enough that I don't really want to drive back and forth but for Kim I'll go because she's my pal and she's gone through so much work to get this limo thing worked out.

I've also been conned into joining facebook by Kim and Jeff, who I haven't talked to in real life in ages. Obviously I talk to Kim on a very regular basis because I have to vent about wedding things to someone. Oh!! Before I forget Kim finally ordered her bridesmaids dress and I'm very proud of her because now I can stop stressing that my bridesmaids won't match. lol I have also bought ribbon for tying my favors. I would have gotten tulle for covering my favors but my mom, upon seeing my new purse wanted one just like it, so I actually had to buy two Coach bags and I just wasn't up for spending any more money after that :-P

So the wedding is going smoothly, although I'm sure Trevor hasn't done anything about a photographer, save the dates or building our wedding site yet. Now, I was more than willing to be the sole planner of the wedding, but since Trevor showed such shock at photographer costs and didn't want to commit to any of the ones I found I finally just decided to give the task to him so I wouldn't have to hear anymore naysaying and so I wouldn't waste any more of my time on it when I knew he wouldn't want to go with any of the photographers I found. I don't know anything about building a proper website, and while I could probably figure out the save the dates, Trevor doesn't like any of the pictures that I like. lol

To be fair I don't really love any of the pictures we currently have of ourselves and think we really need to 1.) lose some weight 2.) put on some powder to negate that face shine and 3.) sit down and just have someone take pictures of us until we hit some pay dirt. I'm always critical of myself (who isn't?) so while my ongoing healthy eating during the workweek has been going swimmingly I can't get myself motivated for the gym.

This week was bad because of Valentines & Trevor's birthday. I felt like I was constantly eating out...well, because I was. But it was fun and I have to remind myself that we don't do it everyday so we should enjoy it. Our sushi place was nice enough to give us a slice of banana cheesecake and Italian almond cake with a chocolate ganache on Valentine's day at dinner after our meal. It was sooooooo good. It was a nice light fluffy french style cheesecake, which I've still yet to master.

Friday I finally got to make us dinner. Sliced beef in a bulgogi sauce with sliced red bell pepper and....soy bean sprouts, which I know sound weird, but they add some healthy crunch.

I've noticed that recently, things I did not like are suddenly good tasting. lol I suddenly love mineral water, peanuts (not peanut butter), apples and soy bean sprouts. Now that I'm trying to be a healthy lady I've had to expand my eating horizons a bit and I've been giving a lot of foods a try to see how I like them. I heard someone say that every few years your body changes and I'm actually apt to agree because I used to never be able to eat a fresh apple without getting puffy itchy lips and suddenly I'm able to eat them everyday.