Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Shower Time

That's right folks, this weekend is my sister's bridal shower. I am so excited for her and Adam, and I am really looking forward to throwing her this shower. I think it is going to be a great day and we are all going to have a great time. She has 32 days until the wedding, and lots to do still. But we are getting things done, slowly but surely. I still have plenty to do for her shower this weekend!

I am a huge fan of saving money! I rarely buy anything that is full price, and even then it needs to be on a deep discount. Well, last night I went out looking for some fabric for the shower. I needed something pink, but not just boring pink fabric. I had been to Joann's three times already without any luck. I went in last night and discovered they were having a 40% of fabric sale. Sweet, I had to find something I thought. So, I was looking around and found a really pretty coral-pink dupani silk. Well, to my surprise, it was on clearance; originally $18.99 marked down to $9.99. I wasn't sure if I would get the 40% discount on top of that, but when I got my ticket for the fabric, sure enough I did. So, I had 2 yards of fabric for $10 and some change. Then I got to check out, and the guy at the counter says "let's give you an extra 40% off". The fabric was the most expensive thing I had bought, so he gave me an extra 40% off that. As it turns out, I ended up getting 2 yards of this beautiful fabric for $5!!! I was so happy!

I will post some pictures after the shower. I cannot wait! I am almost as excited as if this were my own shower!

Monday, February 16, 2009

I'm Pathetic

I am officall pathetic. I am having a bit of a rough day today. Depression is kicking my butt tonight. I realize that compared to many other people, I really have nothing to be upset or depressed about. I know that. But I do feel depressed today. There are just so many things going through my mind right now, and I feel as though I have no outlet to express all of my thoughts. So I am doing it here; for the world to read.

I am very worried about the whole situation of Travis getting into management. Our whole live's basically are dependent on that happening. And with the way the economy is right now, and our company closing down 35 stores (although that was world wide) it really freaks me out and makes me wonder why on earth they would be promoting anyone. While I am always the negative one, I just worry that his managers are dicking him around and getting all this extra work out of him, damn well knowing there isn't going to be an opportunity for quite a while. When the talks of Travis getting into management even started, we must have both been really naive. That was almost 4 months ago. We figured at least by now he would have started training. He has yet to even be offered a position.

What is more frustrating than that is that our lives together are based upon this happening. Us being able to move, afford to buy a house, have children, Travis finish school, all of this. Yes, those things will happen if he doesn't get this promotion, but they really won't be happening for a while. I think it is the thought of all of that that is very upsetting to me. I guess I look at so many people around me, and they decide to do something, whether it's have a baby, move, get married, buy a house, whatever, and then they do it. In the case of us, it seems to take years for it to happen. I just want some answers. Definite answers.

Although as I am typing this I just realized what I really need. I just need to trust in God. I know he has a plan for Travis and I. I have to go by God's plan for our lives, not our own. I really need to remind myself of this more often. It's Gods plan, not my own.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Object of My Desire

Since Travis and I have been dating he has been trying to get me to wear a pair of cowboy boots. It has yet to happen. It isn't that I don't like any of them, I just seem to have expensive taste when it comes to boots. The first pair I really liked were around $700. That is just slightly out of a bartenders price range. And all of the pairs we could afford, I just couldn't find a pair I loved. And I really did want to LOVE the boots I got.

Well, this weekend while shopping in Vegas I found THE pair. They are beautiful. Now, we just need to buy them. They are still more money than I wanted to spend. But I cannot stop thinking about them. Every store I saw them in I couldn't stop saying how much I loved them, and how beautiful I thought they were. Without further ado, here are the new love's of my life.

Our Little Getaway

This weekend Travis and I took a much needed little getaway to Las Vegas. Vegas is probably our favorite little place to escape. We try to go at least once, if not twice a year. We are planning on 3 times this year; once more for my birthday in June, and then *hopefully* for something else in September!

Anyways, we stayed at the lovely Treasure Island. Last time we stayed there we received an awesome room upgrade. We were hoping for the royal treatment again this time, but it didn't happen. However, our room was still great. And for $61 bucks a night, you cannot beat it.

We basically just hung out at hotels near ours, and threw all of our money away. The first night we went to dinner at Maggianos, considering we get a discount thanks to our lovely jobs. We were waiting for a table, and Travis comes back from the restroom and says, "you will never guess who is here". Two of our favorite regulars from my last store were there. They are the nicest couple you will ever meet. And for some strange reason they love Travis and I. They had already been sat. What were the odds of running into them in Vegas, let alone at the same restaurant. But then when we got sat, they sat us at the table next to them! It was so crazy, but it was awesome to see them.

Travis and I have always wanted to see a show while we are in Vegas, however the budget has never allowed for it to happen. On our last day there (we were only there 2 days!) we came back to the room after our money to find a message on the phone. It was the hotel offering 2 for 1 tickets to Mystere, the Cirque de Soleil show at our hotel. We looked at each other, put our shoes back on and ran down to the box office to see if tickets were still available. The line was insane, but it went pretty fast. We finally got to the front and found out they still had tickets. So, we got two tickets for $120 bucks! Not bad considering the people behind us in line had paid $130 each. Not only did we get two tickets for that price, but they were in the 5th row.

The show ended up being *AMAZING*, and worth every penny. Especially when during one of the stage changes, they picked Travis out and took him onstage and locked him in a cage. It was pretty funny and so random. We had a great time and next on our list is to see Le Reve at Wynn.

Overall, getting away was just what we needed. I am a firm believer in little getaway trips, at least twice a year. It is so good to just get out of town, spend some quality time together and decompress.

** We only took one picture the whole time we were there, and now I cannot find my cord to upload my picture. As soon as I find it I will post it!
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