Sunday, August 28, 2011

Our new beginning!

The Captain and I were married yesterday . . . now I can finally relax.  It was a beautiful and spiritual wedding ceremony at my mom's house in the presence of immediate family and long time friends who are considered family.  We wrote our own vows and my Aunt Sandra read the blessings.  My brother came well stocked with champagne and the toasts went on for a while . . . very special and touching!

The theme was tropical . . . everyone was dressed in mainly hawaiian shirts . . . the wedding cake was so cute, complete with palm trees and colorful flip flops that are refrigerator magnets.  

Although I quit drinking liquor a year or so ago, when I arrived at my mom's house, I had to have a drink to calm down a bit.  My legs were shaking so badly . . . being the center of attention makes me very nervous.  Having to speak in front of a group is a form of torture.  But I made sure that the vows I wrote were short and sweet.

All in all, it was a very special day, one of the most beautiful days of my life.  It was really awesome to see those friends and family I hadn't seen in a while . . . and the most awesome is being The Captain's wife!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sensational news and hurricanes

Bless their hearts, they can't help it . . . the news people at The Weather Channel have been salivating over  Hurricane Irene . . . they can't hide that gleam in their eyes.  It is what they are all about . . . they live for bad weather!  The Captain and I found their elation amusing the other day as I left it on the channel to monitor the storm since I was so worried it would cancel our wedding plans.

Really, this is a serious storm!  I've been through many hurricanes and tropical storms and have had to endure DAYS without power . . . if you are in the path of this storm, please be prepared.  Don't stay home if you are advised to evacuate!

Back to the Weather Channel . . . this morning Al Roker and his sidekick are reporting from the beach IN THE DARK.  I didn't catch exactly where they are reporting from, but I'm assuming somewhere on the coast of North Carolina.  Why not the Bahamas where the storm is relentless at the moment?  Perhaps it was already too dangerous to travel to that area.  

On a serious note, I'm really concerned for the Bahamas and hope the residents had somewhere else to go.  My prayers have been with them . . .

All this brings back memories of Dan Rather (many many years ago) clinging to a pole as a hurricane literally swept him off his feet . . . anything for a sensational story.  I'm wondering if he ever did that again . . . can't remember!

The countdown is on for our wedding and the jitters have gotten the best of me!  In a few days I'll be a wife again :)  I'm so happy!!

Peace, love and happiness to all . . . if you are in the path of the storm, please take care!


Gina's Italian Kitchen

Buttery Pastry Dough

Black Bean Hummus

Garlic and Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Falafel Sandwich

Ham and Cheese Spirals

Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes

Apple Walnut Sticky Buns

Crispy Cornmeal Shrimp

Peace Love Happiness

Intentions Without Energy

Indescribable Joy

The Journey Within


Recycled Newspaper Coasters

Man Shirt Messenger Bag

Beachy Shell Frame

Fabulous Frugalista

Free Mr. Food EBook

Free Quilt Patterns

Gina's Music Memories

Michael Jackson ~ Behind The Mask

Love Songs From The 80's Movies

One ~ The Bee Gees

Subtropical Gardening

Nature's Miracle ~ Composting

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A wedding and a hurricane lurking

Isn't that special?  Although it is still a tropical storm at the moment, the impending Hurricane Irene is lurking around the corner, waiting around for just the right time to ruin our wedding.

Prayer warriors are badly needed . . . the storm just has to go somewhere else like way off into the Atlantic Ocean or the Caribbean mountains have to tear it up to nothing!

One thing I really hate is being the center of attention . . . it makes me so nervous.  The wedding jitters have gotten to me very badly and I've been sick for the past week or so.  It gets better and then comes back.

Maybe this is a sign that we should just run off and make it legal . . . we already have the marriage license.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fawk You Friday

This is my first week participating in the blog hop/meme Fawk You Friday . . . a weekly venting session!

The good news is TGIF . . . the weekend is almost here . . . now for the venting :)

Fawk you politics . . . I'm sick of all the bickering and propaganda!  The world economy is in trouble . . . at this point just find a way to get along and FIX IT . . .

Fawk you stress . . . you are on my last nerve!

Fawk you sinus problems . . . I seriously need to get some stuff done and you are keeping me from feeling well enough to do it . . .

Fawk you to the stuff that needs to be done . . . where is that magic wand?

Fawk you to the awful cold or flu that my mom has . . . it scares me when she gets so sick . . .

Fawk you to having my days and nights mixed up!!

Fawk you wedding plans . . . I'm ready to get married at the court house like I wanted to do to begin with!

Fawk you if you are offended by my post . . . I needed to vent!

Thank you to My Mad Mind for hosting this blog hop/meme :)  If you would like to join in, click on the logo to check it out and see who else is venting . . .


Got big plans for the weekend?  

The Captain and I are definitely going to Busch Gardens this weekend so we can start building up our endurance for a walking marathon we will be participating in benefitting diabetes research.  It feels good to know that not only will we be doing the healthy thing for ourselves, we will be doing good for others. 

Have an awesome Friday!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wedding overwhelm . . .

There hasn't been much on my mind lately except for our wedding plans.  I'm deliriously happy, madly in love and overwhelmed all at the same time. The details will be posted after it is all over with . . .

Although some of my blogs have not been updated lately, I have still managed to get some blog posts written.

Blessings to all . . . hope you are all having a wonderful week!


Gina's Italian Kitchen

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Jalapeno Hummus

Spicy Roast Pork w/Rosemary Potatoes

Grandma's Chopped Barbecue

Fresh Corn Cakes

Chocolate Eclair Cake

Serious Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Peace Love Happiness

The Proposal of Marriage


Beaded Flip Flops

Fabric Button Earrings

Painted Floor Cloth

Modge Podge Pots

Beautiful Decoupaged Jars

Fabulous Frugalista

Frugal Household Remedies

Be on HGTV

Free Jar Labels

Gina's Music Memories


MTV Turns 30

The Beatles ~ If I Fell

MTV ~ The Original VJs

My Florida Paradise

Fort Desoto Park ~ St. Petersburg, Florida

Subtropical Gardening

Soil recipes for container gardening