Tuesday, May 29, 2012

duck, duck, goose

Tonight while we were taking the dog for a walk, Todd made a goose attack me. 

It looked something like this (Todd being the people laughing in the video and me being the poor man outside)

Okay, not really. I wasn't attacked but I was hissed at. After Todd said we'd be okay. See, I have an irrational fear of geese and other large water fowl. I was (legit) attacked by a swan once and it traumatizing. 

We were walking past a family of geese and Todd walked ahead to shoo them into the pond and while the babies were in the pond, the mom had stayed behind. Todd said it was safe. It wasn't. I got hissed at. We were one hiss away from being the next 'Agressive Goose Attacks Man' viral video on youtube. 

I'm still traumatized. 

I hate geese. 

A lot. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Little Bit of Home

Oh my. 

Can someone please stuff me in a basement someplace next time I get the bright idea to drive 1,600 miles alone with a dog? Because I should be committed for attempting it. 

I left on Saturday and was delighted that my allergies decided to make the trip with me. By Sunday I was so sick I couldn't drive. So I spent Mother's day curled up in bed alternating between blowing my nose and sleeping and letting the dog out (who, by the way, was a complete angel the entire trip). 

Monday I made it to Omaha and had to stop. I hit a wall and called my mom crying. She called Todd and in an hour, he had a plane ticket to come and rescue me. My knight in shining armor and my fairy godmother (in the form of my own mother) saved the day and saved my sanity.

I was a day late getting to Michigan and I missed something hilarious (which is getting it's own post, by the way) but I was so happy to be home. 

And Saturday we got to party. Wanna see? 

I got to wear my dress again (score) 
I got to see friends and family that I haven't seen since leaving Michigan (double score) 
And the food that we had at the reception was to. die. for. (triple score)

Next time, though, I'll be flying to Michigan. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Road Trip!

So what am I doing this weekend? Driving from Utah to Michigan. That's what. 

Just me, the pup, and the open road. 

Next Saturday we're having our wedding reception in Michigan and since I have about 10,000 things to pack and I decided that I could do this silly drive by myself, that's what I'm doing. We were originally going to turn my car in and that's why I was driving back, but that's not happening anymore. But with my wedding dress, the favors, all of the decorations that we're reusing, and the dog, I decided that driving was still the cheapest option. 

I can't seem to decide if this is complete insanity or if this is going to be the best road trip ever. I'm leaning towards the best road trip ever. Charlie is pretty excited. My biggest fear? That the hubs will starve because I won't be there to cook him dinner. I still have to go grocery shopping tomorrow to make sure the pantry and freezer are all stocked up before I leave. Sigh.  

You'd better believe that I will be documenting this entire thing though. I'll be tweeting all along the road. I'm sure it will be entertaining, so if you want you can hop on over and follow me here

And when we get back, some exciting things will be going on in the Smith household so stay tuned! 

What are you guys doing this weekend?!