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First off, I have to tell you what I great time I had while my mom was in a few weeks back! We hung out a lot, Mom helped me finish up some work for ordination and we went to Disney World.

I love going to DW with my mom. It makes me feel like a kid again and when we ride the Mad Hatter Cups I can't imagine anywhere I'd rather be than riding that ride with her! I ate and ate at the food and wine festival and Mom tried all kinds of foreign food. I was sad to see her go, but I'm glad we got that chance to hang out!

In other news, Martin and I are having a fight right now. We just bought BEAUTIFUL new furniture to go in our gorgeous house and great bookshelves to work as a entertainment center. However, he wants to put his childhood toys out on the bookshelves in our living room, and I want to keep things a little more "grown up." I guess that's the big difference between us, I want things to be really in "place" while Martin loves things that make him feel attached (like collectible Ghostbusters cars, which is cool and all, but I don't really want it in my living room!) I have given him the office, but that doesn't seem to be a very good consolation prize! Martin is currently gripping because I have a complaint that we always do what he wants to do, which is true, but he claims it's the other way around. Now, he's making fun of my snow village for Christmas. I have a mean husband. :(

However, I guess I should give in a little. We did just get great new furniture. In all my life I can't ever remember owning a couch that didn't come from a garage sale or used store (maybe my mom can clear this up for me) but especially since we have been married, we have owned nothing that was actually "ours." Our table is a hand-me-down from friends (who had passed it around a few times before we got it), our coffee table was made by my step-dad (which I love because it's so unique and beautiful, but it's not new), we bought our bed from Craigslist (which seems creepy at first, but you stay in hotels don't you? And, you don't get a chance to Lysol that bed before you crawl in it!) So, this purchase is really the first thing we have bought for the house that is "new!" We got a great deal at Big Lots (which I love!) We got the couch, recliner and lounger for under $600. It's really pretty and I love the way it looks.

In other news I had my first big event at work and I'm pretty happy with it. I didn't have a whole lot of time to plan, but overall it went pretty well. I really enjoy what I'm doing, but I wish I could slowly back away from the church. They are still killing me there! I'm the chair of evangelism, on the administrative council, stewardship team and teaching Disciple II. It's really awkward and weird and I really wish I could just take a break, but people keep insisting that I be there, it's really quite tiring. I guess it's good for me, I have my big ordination interview this coming Thursday and I'm super nervous. It can either go great, or I can fail, those are the options, so I guess I should deal with it!

On another note ... cable news is stupid! I have been watching Cambell Brown during this blog and 95 percent of the show was other news networks work (CBS Barack Obama interview, some lady on Good Morning America), man up CNN, DO SOME REAL WORK. Cable news is one of the reasons I didn't want to go into journalism full time, when the top job is to work for cable news that steals from the poor working journalist, it's just sickening!

Anywho, I've been reading this great book about Fertility (Taking Charge of Your Fertility) and learning all kinds of gross details about my body that Martin asks me to never share with him again. Kids are still a little ways away, but when we get ready I want to know what's going on with my body. It's been interesting to see the way God made our body with signs to teach us about our natural cycle. I would recommend every woman to read this book just so you can know these crazy facts! I also want to get my body in better shape before we get to popping out babies, like working out more and taking a vitamin (which I'm getting really used to). I'm going to join the local civic center and get better in shape so that I don't gain a thousand pounds when I finally do get pregnant.

Wow, so this blog has been all over the place tonight. Martin has since made up with me and removed the offending Ghostbuster Car and is now watching WWE in his new recliner. Life is good, and if new furniture and kids toys is all we've got to complain about then I guess it's all gonna be okay.

Ps. Sawyer says hi and he LOVES the new lounger chair. I also realized that I didn't blog at all about the election, but you all should know by now how excited I am to have Barack Obama as our new President-Elect! We had an election night party and it was a blast!

Comments

Dave & Shannon said…
What is the deal with guys and their toys? Didn't they realize they were transitioning to adulthoood when they got married?
It was a major deal not to have Wayne Gretsky in our living room... or on Dave's nighttable! if I heard the phrase, "but I used to decorate with this stuff in college..." one more time... .... Wayne would go live in the garage or a dumpster permanently. Now, Wayne takes up residence in our office, but I draw the line at a neighboring signed Timberwolves basketball or random hockey jersey. We have established criteria for sports memorabilia displayed in the house: they either have to be awesome and widely respected athletes or the signature has to be worth some value. Therefore, Wayne stays.

Good luck with the Ghostbusters....
Desiree said…
yeah mike has some comic stuff that we have to talk about sometimes. The furniture looks great. Good luck today!!!

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