11 June, 2014

I need to find something to do after work instead of Surveys

Where are you? On my sofa
Is tomorrow going to be a good day? I certainly hope so...
Do you like anybody? I love Jonathan
Ever thrown up in public? Nope
Passed out because of alcohol? Nope
What’s on your mind RIGHT NOW? Jon, the wedding, my ring, going to Toledo this weekend for starters
What kind of home would you like? A happy and warm one
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to me what I am now, a massage therapist, possibly a nurse, and a mother
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Married with a few kids
Do you like candy necklaces? Nope
Do you listen to music every day? I do
Do you still go trick or treating? No, but I pass out candy now
What was the last thing you ate? BBQ chips
Are you a fast typer? Yesh
Whats your favorite type of soda? Mr. Pibb and Cherry Coke
Have you ever moved? Several times
Have you ever won an award? A fair few
Are you listening to music right now? No, listening to The Tudors in the background
How long ’till your birthday? About a month
When were you the saddest in your whole life? There have been a few occasions, but I son't want to talk about them
Did you get this quiz from www.FunQuizNotes.com ? Nope
What time is it? 0215
Do you use ebay to buy or sell? I have in the past
Who makes you mad? Lots of people at times
Have you ever heard a song written about you? Not that I know of
What do you do when you’re mad? Usually get really silent, or really loud... depends
What’s the worst thing you’ve done when you were mad? I've broken some things... 
Ever made anyone cry when you were mad? Not that I know of... 
Do you swear when you’re mad? Oh, heck yesh
When was the last time you actually cried? A few nights ago...
Ever cried yourself to sleep? A few times in the past
Do certain songs make you cry? There are a few... 
What usually makes you cry? Being overly upset, stressed, tired, or migraines. 
Are you usually a happy person? Pretty much
What makes you the happiest? Jon
Do you believe in yourself? More or less

10 June, 2014

That was fun-ish... mostly not.

1. First Name and middle name? Rachael Leann

2. What holiday is your birthday closest to? Fourth of July

3. Favorite fruit? Peaches and Raspberries

4. Does it bother you when someone says they’ll call you and they don’t? Meh, kinda.

5. Are you allergic to anything? Bees, probably penicillin, lots of fragrances

6. Is there someone/something you want? Jon

7. When was the last time you went swimming? Last summer

8. How many U.S states have you been to? 15 or so

9. How many states have you lived in? 5

10. Have you ever lived outside the U.S? Nope

11. What’s your favorite kind of drink? Coffee,tea, and probably Mr. Pibb

12. Does anyone like you? Yep

13. Do you have any strange pets? No

14. What is your dream car? Corvette

15. What’d you do yesterday? Got a massage

16. Are you bipolar? Not really

17. So do you and your ex have a good relationship? No. No we do not. Don't see that one ever healing either.

18. Where would you want to go on a date? Anywhere with Jon

19. When’s the last time you were kissed? This afternoon

20. Has anyone ever sang or played for you personally? Jon has

21. Ever been kissed under fireworks? No... But I need that

22. What was the last text message you received: "Just cuddles and kettles chips tonight. xD"

23. Have you ever bungee jumped? No, but I want to

24. Have you ever kayaked? Yesh

25. Has anyone ten years older than you ever hit on you? Does Jon count? xD

26. Are you an extreme racist? No

27. What sound are you listening to right now? The Tudors

28. What’s your favorite song at the moment? I'm not an Angel - Halestorm at the moment.

29. What was the last movie you watched? Tombstone

30. When was the last time you went on a trip? I went to Toledo in May

31. Have you ever seriously vandalized someone else’s property? No

32. Have you ever been punched? Nope

33. What’s the first thing you notice about the same sex? Physically- eyes personality-wise- compassion and humor

34. Do you have a nickname? Dove, Artie, Rach

35. What do you usually order from Olive Garden? It varies

36. Say something totally random about yourself? My left thumb pops constantly pops because I dislocated it.

37. Do you have an iPod? Yep

38. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity? Once or twice

39. Do you have freckles? Tons

40. Are you comfortable with your height? Yeah

41. Do you love someone right now? I do

42. How tall are you? 5'5"

43. Do you speak any other language other than english? Spanish, ASL, some French, German, and semi-decent Russian

44. Have you ever ridden in a limo? Nope

45. Has anyone you were really close to passed away? Yesh

46. Do you watch MTV? No

47. What TV show do you hate? Reality tv, other than Masterchef... I LOVE Masterchef

48. What’s something that really annoys you? Liars and bad drivers

49. Do you think Paris deserved jail time? Wait, huh?

50. Do you have a celebrity crush? Meh, perhaps

51. Do you have a pet? 4 cats ... we're getting another kitten this coming Saturday though.

52. What is behind you? The sofa...

53. Do you drive when you go on long trips? Jon and I take turns

54. What’s the latest you have ever stayed out? All night

55. Have you ever thought that you were honestly going to die? Once or twice

56. Were you ever rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room? No

57. What are you wearing? Pjs

58. Who do you live with? Jon and 4 cats. Soon to be 5.

59. What color is your hair? Red

60. What color are your eyes? Brown 

Proposal related wonders...

As promised a much happier post this time around. As anyone who reads this blog knows, Jon and I got engaged back in March. However, at the time, we didn't have a ring. Well, we finally found one we loved. So when it came last week, he couldn't wait to re-propose and get the damn thing on my finger. So we went out to one of our favorite restaurants and he re-proposed to me. It was really sweet. We both ended up crying and being all sappy. On the way home, we couldn't figure out why we were such saps about it. The only thing we could come up with is that it was that it was an actual proposal this time around. He actually got on one knee, had a ring, and asked me. Which makes sense. It makes it more real.

Now this story has a slight bitter bit to it. The proposal happened last week, on Friday. So, I've had the ring for a little over a week. We noticed that the Rhodium plating of the black gold was coming off already. Now, after doing some research we found that it was pretty common, especially if the plating process was faulty. So it was very likely that was the problem. I had made sure specifically not to wash my hands with it on, use heavy cleaners, or anything like that. Anything that might destroy the integrity of the ring. Yet, the plating was coming off in less than a week. We had to call the jeweler and see what could be done. They offered to completely re-plate it again and see if it would help. But we ultimately opted to exchange it for the white gold version of the same style ring. So now it's a waiting game of them getting the old ring back, and them sending the new one to us. It feels so weird to not be able to wear my ring. I know its only been a week since I got it, but my finger feels so naked now.

The original ring

What the new ring shall be

Here's hoping that it is sent to us with great haste, and we have no problems with the new one. So overall, there is a happy ending to the whole story overall. ^.^   Well, dearies. I shall be off. Toodles for now.

Mishaps and ramblings of finding a wedding gown

So this happened... a while ago. But I thought that maybe those who read this, might enjoy this little slide show of the gowns I tried on with my bridesmaids and mum present, that didn't quite make the cut. ^.^

FYI, for those who are going to ask, I am not posting a photo of the gown I did chose. Not here, not on Facebook, or on Instagram. Sorry. You'll have to wait until the wedding, or until I post wedding pictures on here to see it. Sorry about your luck. Lol.

I will say though that experience of finding a wedding gown is not something I want to go through again. Most of the gowns come in sizes 8-12... and they already run small. So basically 90% of the gowns were either too small and I couldn't really get a feel for them, or I couldn't even try them on. the gowns that I did get to try on were generally much too big on me. And sadly, I've noticed that a lot of the gowns for larger women are quite frumpy, and it's actually almost hurtful. Like why can't I feel and look as beautiful as a thinner/ fitter woman? Thank you society for being stupid.

I thought I'd at least give you guys a glimpse into what my adventures in finding a wedding gown were like. So there you go. My mishaps and ramblings about the whole ordeal. ^.^

07 June, 2014

Jeez, this ended up being a lot longer than expected.

Ok, time for a slight rant. Yes, I know the last one was kind of a rant too, however, there are a few things I NEED to get off my chest. And this is MY blog, so I'll do what I want. xD

1) I love how people claim to be your friend, and have been/ were your friend for many years. Then all of the sudden they outcast you. Maybe not in the most literal sense, but you definitely feel it. They gradually stop talking to you, and then when you try to talk to them, your message can go as long as two weeks with no answer. However, when you do get to talk to this person, they swear up and down that they are still your friend. You forgive them and you talk for a few days, and then it goes back to utter silence from the other party. Nice little game, isn't it? NOT. Do they not realize that the phone and Facebook work both ways? That they don't have to wait for you to message them to talk. Apparently not. It's actually incredibly hurtful. And then after oh, I don't know, a month or even longer, they pop back in, send small little message and you answer back... and then hear nothing back at all again. Awesome. Seriously people, why should I have to put all the effort into a friendship that obviously this other person wants nothing to do with anymore?

2) Kind of ties in to number one. People who blame me for the failings of our friendship. Because I moved to Columbus.... to be with the man I love with all my heart... and to start a life of my own, away from home. Get a grip. I did not abandon you in any way, shape, or form. I did it for me, what was best for me... it had nothing to do with you. The fact that you actually think I abandoned you is kind of sad. I mean really? C'mon, you're an adult, so you say, I think you know better than to assume I abandoned you. Especially when I made EVERY effort to keep in touch with you when I did finally move. I got none of that in return, just the knowledge that I was being ignored and at the time didn't know why. So in essence, who really abandoned who in this situation?

3) Now this next topic may seem a little harsh, but it needs to be said. Cancer. I do not personally know how hard the fight with cancer is. However, I do know many people that have fought it, whether they won their battle or not, I know how it affected these people. It's hard, it's exhausting, both mentally and physically on both the patient, but their family and friends too. Now, that being said. I get that people are proud of the fight that they won/ or are fighting. However, when that becomes the ONLY thing you post about, it becomes kind of annoying. The whole pity me act... kinda old. And then when they say that they are better than others because they've beaten cancer, or deserve more things in life than others.... I'm calling bullshit. I may not have had to fight cancer, but damn it I've had to fight other hardships in my life that are just as mentally or physically scarring in many ways. Secondly, when you go on Facebook and beg for money and/ or gifts saying you deserve them because you beat cancer... again calling bullshit. You are a grown woman of forty, with a job and a husband... you can buy your own tattoos, and jewelry now, or have him do it, whatever floats your boat. Put on your big girl panties and grow up. I'm not saying that we shouldn't celebrate people who have beaten cancer, not saying that at all. It's when the "celebration" turns into an every ten minute ordeal on Facebook, or other social media sites... dear god, please, just stop it.

4) This is a pretty common topic in society. Body shaming. Basically it's discriminating between body types. Saying that one (skinny for example), is better than the other ( being larger/ curvier)... or vice versa. It's disgusting. No body type is better than the other. All bodies are beautiful. From rail thin to large and curvy, they're all beautiful. And this doesn't just go for women's bodies, I think when it comes to body shaming that people forget that men's bodies get body shamed too. It's just like saying that one race is better than the other. Except, you wouldn't say that in public would you? No. Didn't think so. Because you'd be labeled as a racist. And we just couldn't live with that sort of social stigma, now could we? So, how is that any different from what people do when it comes to body shaming? There is no difference, none at all. We need to educate people that all body types are beautiful, instead of writing them off as unattractive, and alienating them.

I think that's about it for now. I promise the next post will be a happier one... I swear. ^.^