Thursday, June 30, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* finding out the invitations are ready and can be picked up Tuesday!
* the sweet email from Cookie offering to help with wedding planning. 
* free Primos for lunch today because we had to do a photo shoot for the "Best Of" issue. 
* finally catching up with Erin while I sat on 76 going 0 mph because of the awful traffic. The Phillies had a day game, President Obama was in town and they shut down the highways and it was rush hour. 
* a beautiful evening in Avalon once I finally got here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* a productive day at the office. 
* going to Kerry's to hang out. It's hard to believe I haven't seen her since February! That is crazy, how are the months flying by so quickly? We had a nice time sitting in the back yard talking. 
* dinner with Kerry & Jim. I treated myself to a chicken parm sandwich (I only ate half) and it was really good. :-)
* talking with Debbie on the way home from Kerry's house. 
* getting the ok for Josh & Lauren to come to Avalon this weekend. 
* sending an email poll to our DMB friends asking which songs we should play at the wedding. I want to limit them to 3 during dancing hours. Makes me so excited for the wedding!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* lunch at the Great American Pub with Lorin & John. 
* a great yoga class with Richard at the gym. 
* going to Macy's and adding some more items to the registry. I keep getting yelled at to get this done!

Monday, June 27, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* getting through the work day after a long weekend of drinks, friends, music, heat, standing, dancing, dirt, and not sleeping much. 
* pizza for dinner. We needed easy tonight. 
* finishing the address list for Cyrano Designs to make our wedding invitations!
* talking with Joey Mini about possibly doing NY and catching up in general. 
* Mom finding a beautiful necklace of Mom-Mom's that she can wear for the wedding. 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* getting up and moving fairly early since we had a parade of people that need to shower and get out of the hotel room by noon. 
* spending some time on the beach before we headed to the festival. 
* playing some more slot dollars in the casino and winning a few bucks (mostly Andy this time.)
* Citi VIP again. It was nice to watch Amos Lee from a comfy couch with a Bay Breeze. The dinner was really good tonight too.  
* Steve & Kate coming to the festival today. So excited to be with him for a show. 
* making tentative plans to go to the Caravan in NY. 
* Steve bringing 'Friends of the Band' lounge passes for the four of us. It was nice to relax before David Gray started. 
* going back to the lounge after David Gray's set and meeting Shane Victorino!!! He was very nice and easy to talk to. He said DMB is one of his favorite bands. 
* another great set for tonight's show. Although I don't get overly excited when they play Seek Up I'm glad they played it since it's Steve's favorite song. Granny, Raven, and Watchtower were some of my favorites tonight. 
* Andy getting us home safely. We were both exhausted and it was hard to stay awake. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* not feeling too crappy for cleaning today after being in the heat, drinking beers all day, and staying up until 1am. I can't believe Andy & I actually drove back to Avalon to clean but it paid for a lot of our weekend so it was worth it. 
* Primos for lunch.
* Getting back to AC in time for the Dave & Tim set. 
* Kelly & Alex finding an adorable new apartment in Yardley. 
* Lisa Hannigan- she was great and I'm really glad we got to see her! 
* going back to the hotel to have a few drinks and play our slot dollars! I won $50 and Andy won $12, woo hoo. 
* going to see O.A.R. even though I wasn't thrilled that I barely knew the songs they played. 
* an awesome DMB show with lots of songs I love. Nancies, Break Free, Idea of You and Crush were some of my favorites. 
* going to Wild, Wild, West to meet up with Jen Cardonick and to have a few $2 beers. We were all so tired we didn't make it past 2am but it was fun. 
* getting the yummy pizza at the place Andy & I love on the boardwalk. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* Lorin calling her niece when I told her I was trying to figure out how I was getting to AC.
* Getting a ride with Alex and Merideth to AC for DMB Caravan Weekend
* Meeting Lindsay and discovering we both spend a good amount of time in Avalon during the summer
* drinks in the hotel room before going to the festival
* how well organized the festival seems to be.
* Scott & Michelle letting us stay with them this weekend so we didn't have to drive back and forth to Avalon after the shows.
* Seeing TR3, G Love, Ray Lamontagne & Dave Matthews Band at the festival.
* Citi VIP Lounge; the DMB t-shirts and Live Trax CD they gave out as 'welcome gifts'.
* Ian saving us a spot up front for the DMB set and watching the show with Michelle, Ashley, Ian & Andy.
* Michelle getting 'Friends of the Band' VIP passes; free beer during the whole show!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* talking with Cathie about adding video for our wedding.
* emails from Mom today that helped me feel better about the dress and venue.
* Megan finding a sitter so she could come to the tasting with me today.
* a better experience at Celebrations today. The food was much better this time around and Linda and I talked about what happened last time.
* visiting the chapel with Megan. We took measurements for the aisle and mapped out how to decorate. I think it's going to be beautiful once it has flowers and candles!
* doing the elliptical even though I really didn't feel like it.
* getting the house cleaned this afternoon.
* talking with Mom; we talked about today's tasting and more wedding stuff.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* finishing my roadmap for the project I'm doing with Vanessa.
* the message I got from Michelle about DMB Caravan weekend.
* doing the elliptical again tonight.

Monday, June 20, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* getting myself up at 5am, if only I could do it every day!
* a great interview with a new design intern today.
* a late lunch with Lorin at Plaza Azteca.
* doing the elliptical and watching Glee while I worked out.
* dinner with Andy @ Totaro's
* being almost finished with the addresses for wedding invitations!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I'm still here!

Wow, things are super busy these days. Working, wedding planning, trying to plant our garden, trying to keep up with yoga and exercising, slowly changing the way I (we) eat and buy our food, cleaning business at the shore, making time for family & friends. Get the picture?
You may think I've completely fallen off the wagon as far as my blog goes. Yes, I'm still stuck on 2003 as far as my "Year in Reviews" are concerned, I've only written about 1 of hundreds of concerts, I'm about 25 entries behind on the wedding blog...BUT...I'm not as far behind with my daily gratitude blog as you might think. 

I have weeks of daily entries written in my planner, even most of September 2010 is sitting in last year's planner; yes, I realize some months look like I completely gave it up, but I really didn't. Lately it's been hard to sit down and actually write on the blog. You would think it's easy to find 5 minutes each morning to type up the day before, for some reason it is not. Although, that's what I'm going to start aiming for.
So for all 9 of you, if any of you even still read this, hopefully I'll start playing catch up real soon!

Monday, June 13, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* the strawberry/raspberry/orange smoothie I made this morning.
* talking with Megan this morning and her trusting me with a secret.
* the beautiful weather today- not too hot out.
* the awesome yoga pants Vanessa gave me for my birthday. I loved this in yoga class today!
* getting to the pilates-fusion class early tonight. I really like that class now!
* starting the wedding "to do" spreadsheet.

* the message I got from Kerry today.
* starting the "Roadtrip" program with Vanessa.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* leftover pizza for breakfast.
* meeting two new cleaning clients, both were very nice!
* a relaxing afternoon watching the Phillies game.
* a walk on the beach with Andy.
* an awesome chicken picatta dinner. I only ate a little bit of chicken!
* talking with Aunt Colleen.
* another walk on Dune Drive after dinner.
* Avalon Freeze!
* Andy getting HBO in Avalon so we can watch seasons 7 & 8 of Entourage.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* 6 months until the big day!
* walking on the beach and to the library today.
* spending the afternoon on the beach with Andy & Deig drinking Bloody Mary's and enjoying the day.
* Macks Pizza for dinner.
* drinks and working on the wedding playlist!
* fun night seeing Mr. Greengenes at Jacks.

Friday, June 10, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* the new Vera Bradley outlet opening up at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets!
* getting to Avalon early enough this morning to work from the beach house today.
* taking a nap this afternoon.
* the call back from an attorney I met with in December.
* my grilled burger made out of chickpeas for dinner.
* the 1 1/2 mile run I did this afternoon on the beach/boardwalk. I really hate running but it felt good to show myself I could do it!
* getting a good night's sleep!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* talking with Linda at Bridaltown about my dress. It sounds like even she thought it should have never been sold to me considering how big a size difference there is. I'm really hoping it all works out and that it fits like they say it will.
* talking with James at Celebrations and expressing my concerns since the tasting. He offered for us to come back for a second tasting and assured me everything will be ok.
* lunch at Plaza Azteca with Bill, Brian & Lorin.
* picking up Jeffrey and driving him to the Phillies game. I can't believe how grown up he is! It was fun to talk with him on the way to the ballpark.
* the really cool storm at the ballpark. Not really ideal for a baseball game but it was really neat to see!
* Popejoy telling me about Joseph Arthur playing the Free @ Noon show coming up.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* lunch with Gabrielle at the Great American Pub to thank her for all of her hard work.
* Mrs. Roth coming to the dress fitting with me today. I expressed my concerns again about the top of the dress not fitting right. I'm really nervous about it.
* the nice email I got from Debbie today.
* doing the elliptical today.
* finding awesome wedding shoes at Marshall's today!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* a good meeting with Siepser Laser Eye today.
* being able to go to Kyle's 8th grade graduation. We don't see him that often and I feel like we barely know him so I was happy to go to support him.
* dinner at Max & Erma's with Mom Roth, Alison and Kyle.
* noticing the changes I've made to my eating habits have been making a difference.
* looking at cockapoo puppies on-line; I want one!

Monday, June 6, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* getting some more responses from our cleaning flyer.
* finding out Scott & Michelle are going to Atlantic City for the DMB Caravan later this month.
* talking with Marcie about getting ready before the wedding at the hotel since there was a misunderstanding with Celebrations.

* catching up with Katie tonight.
* grilled kabobs for dinner.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* sleeping in a little bit this morning and then going to the 10:15 yoga class.
* Primos for lunch.
* talking with Mom & Lori this afternoon.
* going for a walk around Avalon with Andy.
* cleaning today being easy and quick.
* getting home safely after another car's tire blew out on 76. It was very scary and we were lucky we weren't just a little closer to the other car or going around one of the turns. It seemed the other car was ok too.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* going to the early 8:30 yoga class at Sol Luna this morning.
* playing Scrabble with Andy today- and winning. :-)
* being able to talk some things out between Andy & me.
* drinks & Wordspot tonight.
* Macks Pizza- it is one of the best, even if it is a total ripoff.

Friday, June 3, 2011

I have gratitude today for...
* getting 3 cleaning jobs done today and my work for the magazine!
* reading out on the deck late this afternoon.
* the new CDs and People magazines I got from the library.