Tuesday, April 21, 2009

This Morning

I started the day off a little weird today and I thought I would share. So I woke up at 5:30 which is the normal time I wake up (yeah it sucks). The moment I opened my eyes I felt the pain. I had a migraine. I get them all the time and waking up with one is not uncommon but this one was already full-blown. Usually when I wake up with one, it is still forming and I can take my medicine and get rid of it pretty quickly. But since it was already a full-blown migraine I wasn't so lucky today. I took the medicine and tried to relax and eat breakfast. Of course, I was really sick to my stomach so food was not appealing, but I ate anyway. I kept waiting and waiting for my medicine to kick in but it was taking a really long time. I called my boss and told her I would be a little late.

I sat in bed for a while hoping the medicine would kick in. I remembered that I could take a second pill if the migraine was not gone within 2 hours. It was about 20 minutes shy of 2 hours so I decided to go grab a pill and find some water so I could take it right at 2 hours. I looked everywhere and couldn't find my medicine. I had just gotten a refill two days earlier and I was so confused. I started thinking back to what I did with the bag from the pharmacy and realized I never took the medicine out before I threw the bag away. So at 7:00 in the morning I was digging through our trash can in the garage pulling nasty and unrecognizable things out. I finally found the medicine and washed my hands for about 10 minutes.

I got dressed and decided I didn't need to take the second pill because I was starting to feel better. I put on my new pair of pants and couldn't decide whether they were long enough for the heels I wanted to wear with them. I debated with myself for about 10 more minutes while JJ made noises and danced in the mirror in front of me. He said he was just trying to make me laugh. It worked.

I finally headed to work only about 45 minutes late. While drinking my coffee in the car I spilled it on my new shirt. I seriously almost turned the car around to go home and crawl back into bed. But I didn't. Even after all that and the fact that my migraine meds have made me feel really weird, I make it to work! Looking back on my morning, it actually seems pretty funny now. But I am glad it is over.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tax Day Tea Parties

So today is the big day! It's Tax Day and I will be downtown today from 12-1 with a giant sign and t-shirt protesting the fact that I do not agree with our current government. All my friends are going and we are all very excited. I just want to say a couple of things:

1. I am not racist. I am so tired of hearing this. Just because I do not agree with Obama that does not make me a racist. This argument is getting old guys. Come up with something new.

2. I am not protesting because I am a sore loser. I was unhappy with Bush's spending and I am unhappy with Obama spending billions more.

3.I am not protesting the fact that there is a Democrat in office. If a Republican were doing the same things Obama is doing, I would be protesting today as well.

I am protesting the fact that Obama just passed a stimulus plan and budget that will put our country in even more debt. I am protesting because I don't want my tax dollars going to someone who is not paying their mortgage when we were responsible when we bought our house and make our payments on time. I am protesting the fact that we are now bailing out businesses instead of letting the free market work like it has worked for us all this time (yes, I know Bush did this too and I was pissed when he did it too).

And to add fuel to my fire, according to Homeland Security, since I favor state or local government over federal (which is in the CONSTITUTION) and I oppose abortion, I am a "right-wing extremist." So those of us opposing Obama are now being labeled as extremists and law enforcement is being warned about us. Open your eyes to what is happening people. We have the RIGHT to have opposite opinions and we should be allowed to express them.

Ok that is all I have to say about that. I don't want to turn this blog into a political blog but I am seriously tired of being labeled as so many negative things just because I have an opposing view from someone else.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Shopping with Mom

I had so much fun with my mom. We went shopping and I bought 3 amazing shirts at Anthropologie and a sweater that was on sale at J.Crew. I absolutely LOVE Anthropologie. The first time I walked through I thought "this store is so not my style" but I was completely wrong. I usually have to try on quite a few shirts before I can find one that I like but once I do, I completely fall in love. They have really high quality clothes. Yes, they can be pretty expensive but I don't shop there for all my clothes. I try to find a few nice pieces each year and then build on to that with some lower cost clothes. Anyway I bought this shirt and so did my mom. It has the prettiest hand sewn flowers and fits so amazing! I also bought this one and it's really cute too. My favorite shirt however was this one in blue. It is really expensive but it was so worth it. It looks so pretty! It will be great for work but it would also look really but with a pair of skinny jeans and high heels.

I bought some shoes from DSW but I am going to return them. I kept second guessing the purchase and I realized that if I really liked the shoes I wouldn't be second guessing myself. I want to find a nice pair of heels that I can wear to work or with a pair of jeans. I want them to be a little different. You know, maybe snake print or some crazy colors. I think I have an image in my mind of what I want and I just can't seem to find them.

We also went to this store called Brighton. I had never been in there and my mom and I completely fell in love! My mom bought this purse:

Isn't it adorable? She kept worrying whether or not it was going to match her outfits and we kept telling her to not worry about it! No purse can match EVERY outfit so if she liked it, buy it! So she finally bought it and relaxed enough to be happy with the purchase. My mom bought me this necklace too:It's a little snail on a leaf. It's so cute! My mom bought my sister one that was similar except it was a ladybug on a leaf. My convinced her dad to buy her a really cute purse. If you guys have never been into a Brighton store, you should totally check it out. But you have to go into an actual store. Some department stores carry their bags but they just aren't as good as the actual Brighton store.

So it was a wonderful 5 days of shopping and eating out. My mom loved my dress! She took a picture with her cell phone because we forgot the camera. Other than seeing the dress, we really didn't do much wedding stuff. I have gotten so much done that there really wasn't much for her to do! I was so sad to see my mom go back to Chicago. I miss her so much!