Saturday, October 25, 2008

It's Neither Here Nor There

It's been a while since I've posted anything. Mostly because I have nothing to say - I know, a shocker! I'm home by myself tonight so I thought I would start rambling and see if anything interesting comes out :)

I hurt my back. I'm not sure how but boy did I hurt it. Last Sunday, I was cleaning out our fish tank (there's no fish in it, just a bunch of algae). It had gotten to the point that you could barely see the rocks and plastic plant thingys. So, I got a bee in my bonnet and scrubbed it out. The problem is, the fish tank is almost as tall as me. It's one of those big hexagon shaped ones. So I had to stretch to get my arm down to the bottom to clean the sides of the tank. As near as I can tell, that's what did it. I think it just stretched it. On a normal person, this wouldn't have been a big deal. For me, it's darn near debilitating. I don't suppose it helps that I sit in a crummy chair for 9 hours a day in front of a computer and have horrible posture while typing. At any rate, my lower back has exploded in pain. I've laid on an ice pack almost every night this past week. It seemed to be helping until last night. I slept on my stomach - bad choice. Not that I had much of a choice - Cheyenne & Savanna can attest to my chaotic sleep habits. I tend to move quite a bit and usually wake up looking like Albert Einstein. So today, I could barely move. It's starting to loosen up a bit now. I took a hot shower and now I'm icing it again. I think I'll try a little heat before I go to bed.

What else can I ramble about... Tyler and I have been dating, on and off, for a year. I can't believe it's been that long already! I'm super excited for all of you (family) to meet him. Baring anything out of the ordinary, he plans to come to the next Rex Reunion with me! Our parents met for the first time about 2 or 3 weeks ago. It went really well. They are such nice people and I feel so at home with them. I've never really dated anyone with a functional family :) I usually go for the lost puppy type. Not this time (yay me!)

I did some math the other day - again, shocking! It has been nothing but weddings for me since 2001. Thanks for starting that off Tiff :) **Tiff, Steff, Cheyenne, Ian, me, Savanna, Kellie (old roommate), Tammy (Katie's cousin - see lady bug cake blog), Wynter (co-worker & the recipient of the squiggly cake), and now my bestest friends in the whole world, or at leat Nebraska; Katie and Jasmine. They're not married yet but were right in the thick of preparations. Katie gets married in August of 2009 and Jasmine in May. So, when all is said and done, it'll be about 8 years of weddings. I don't mind telling you, I'm about sick of them. They are wonderful, beautiful, exciting days but I've never been a fan of bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, dress fittings, etc. I do enjoy making cakes and I'll get to do that again for Jasmine. My maid of honor duties preclude me from making a cake for Katie but I'm going to come up with something really neat for her bridal shower. Jasmine's cake is going to be one of the most unique that I've made so far. I'll be sure and post pictures but you'll have to wait 7 months to see them :)
** sorry if I left anyone off the list :)

Okay - I think that's enough babbling for one night. Here's a few random pictures to round out the hodge podge of thoughts in this post :)

Random snake that was by my apartment
This is me & my friend Nicole :)

The quintessential Katie & Des picture

Chance - one of my favorite people :)

Me & Karmin at work - it's what we do

Mom & Triston

Jess, Keegan & Me

Olivia being super cute as usual

Me & Tyler - I gave him a hair cut :)


Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

See more super cute pictures of Olivia on my blog. Or, you and Tyler come out for Thanksgiving and see super cute Olivia in person!

Steffani said...

That IS a lot of weddings! Holy moly! I hope your back is feeling better and congrats on dating Tyler for a year. I am glad he has a "functional" family!