30 April, 2011

Royal Randomness

{Don't worry, I'm not going to talk about the royal wedding...much. ;-)}

From the Royal Wedding to royal pains, this day has been interesting...


I had every intention of doing a "1 year of Aloha" post yesterday. Obviously, that did not happen. My regular Thursday shows came on and as soon as they went off, Joe got online and coverage of the Royal Wedding started! So I didn't have time to think about much else. =) Joe and I had a good conversation and then when he went to get food, I glued myself to the TV!

This was by far my favorite moment. {Well, not this exact one.} When he told Kate she was beautiful, I melted. There was a big 'ole puddle of Sarah on the couch. ;-) I loved the entire ceremony. Sure, the readings were a bit boring, but I enjoyed the pastor's {or is it reverend?} message. And, oh, the choir!!!! They also turned me into a puddle. My husband would have loved that too, but I highly doubt he would have stayed up with me to watch it. =P

And to all of those Royal Wedding haters out there, all I have to say is this: I witnessed history today. Sure it was "just a wedding." Maybe there are more important things going on in the world. However, this is a world event too. William will one day {most likely} be the King of England and Kate will be the Queen. Also, isn't it nice to think about something other than all the bad in the world for one day? How could you not be happy when you see how happy this couple is?!

{via Google images}

{via Google images}

I went to bed right after this. It was around 0230 my time and I was exhausted. Not to mention that Jasper was severely annoyed that we weren't in bed yet. He kept sighing every time I moved on the couch. =P I did watch them leave the palace later in the Aston Martin. love!

Oh, and just for your reading pleasure, did you know that royal brides are required to cover their arms and shoulders? Interesting, no? And - courtesy of my MIL - did you know that most brides wore colored gowns before Queen Victoria wore a white gown? I find that even more interesting and I think it sheds a lot of light on the Victorian Era as a whole. Yeah, yeah, I sound like a history nerd. Oh wait! I am! ;-)


I was a lazy bum this morning and didn't even realize what time it was until Melissa and I were Skyping and she was talking about dinner. Which means it was lunch time for me. So, I attempted to put my contacts in and grab lunch. Didn't work out so well for me. 

Apparently, my allergies were in "attack mode" today. My left eye kept watering to badly I couldn't keep my eye open with my contacts in. =( After having them in for maybe 10 minutes, I took them out. If you know me at all, you know that I really don't like wearing my glasses except for at night and in the mornings. I just don't see that well with them, plus it's a little annoying to have them on your face all stinkin' day. Anyway. I finally got lunch, and then Melissa got online again. While talking to her, my stomach decided to revolt too. It's the worst I've felt in a while... I won't go into detail {because, ew} but it wasn't fun. Luckily, I had some "drugs" handy and was feeling better in about an hour.

The allergies haven't let up no matter what I've done today. It's a tad better right now, but it's still not fun around these parts. I haven't sneezed so much in I don't know how long!! I'm hoping Joe will get online soon so I can take a Benadryl and go to bed. =P


I also worked on the quilt I'm making for my nephew today. Between sneezing, wiping my nose and washing my hands, I was lucky to get 4 rows (out of 6) sewn together. I know y'all are going to be disappointed, but I'm not showing a picture just yet. Not until the little mister gets it anyway. =) Speaking of... I have a picture of him and a name!!!

Meet Harrison Daniel:

Isn't he just the cutest little thing?! My FIL posted this picture and another one on FB yesterday. The other that he posted had a caption of: "Prince Harry." Haha!! I just love it!! He may not be an actual prince, but that's ok, he's still really cute! =D I just can't wait to meet and snuggle him!! 


In repetitive news, I'm so over this deployment. Being sick today hasn't really helped that. I always miss him more when I don't feel well. {Even if it's because I don't want to cook or go anywhere and I know that he would gladly go get me some pizza. ;-)} In a few days, we'll only have a short time left but I can already tell that those last weeks are going to drag by! 

"Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming, Just keep swimming, swimming..." ;-) Yes. I just quoted Finding Nemo...and I don't have children. Haha! 


Well, that's it from me! I hope your weekend has gotten off to a better start than mine!


Melissa said...

Look at all that green, though!! You've come so far! Give yourself some credit. You can do the final push!! :)

JG said...

I did know that about covering their arms, but I didn't know that white wasn't worn till Victoria. I love all the pics! I just grinned through the whole thing. It IS history, and it is our history, this is our generation. Like I said, I've been waiting since I was 9 for this day, even just to watch it on DVR.

Anonymous said...

I did not know that about the white dresses. I love learning about the traditions and the history.

Jillian said...

1. I didn't know about the white gown tradition! How interesting. Keep up the history nerd tidbits! I'm all ears.

2. Sleeping newborns are the cutest

3. Just keep swimming!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I ended up watching the wedding too and I thought it was really beautiful!