Randomness randomness randomness… I’m very good at that. One night I had way too much sugar and was bouncing off the walls, and Tom heard all of the little thoughts that are constantly bouncing in my head. He asked me if that’s how I think all the time because it wore him out in about 30 seconds. I wish I could slow my mind sometimes – it just ZOOMS too damn fast!

So, this weekend wasn’t super fun. I wish I could be all rainbows and happiness and smiles on the blog, but it’s not reality. And I want to be real, so here goes. Being SICK, SUCKS. Being a caretaker for a SICK person, SUCKS. Particularly when that person is a guy. Sorry guys, let’s face it – when you’re sick, you’re kinda sorta a little bit… big ol’ babies. Tom was super sick yesterday, and all of the plans that I had of getting things done were seriously derailed. I got a little bit done, but not as much as I would have liked. So this week will just have to be super productive right?

I had more caterer drama today. I’m a bit of a foodie, and love to cook, so I really thought that this part of the wedding planning would be fun. It is, instead, turning into a HUGE headache. I’m absolutely amazed with the way that some caterers have responded, or rather NOT responded to me whatsoever. I won’t go into details, but I really feel like God is teaching me a big lesson in how NOT to treat my clients. Customer Service 101, right?

I’m doing a complete overhaul of my website and blog. The comments aren’t working and they’re pretty much driving me crazy. Well, let me correct myself – they don’t work with IE. They work with other browsers, and technically they work in IE, but you can’t see them. So if you’re REALLY determined you just kind of have to click to find the box to type in. Because, ya know, it would make too much sense for IE to display my comments properly. DARNIT! ;) I just did my website in September 2010. It’s only been six months. BUT – so much has changed. SO much has changed! So I’m working on the design that I want it to have, and what I want it to look like. I’m also working on different sections that aren’t available now, including a raves and reviews section! If you’re a previous client please email me, I would love to hear a review from you, and add it to my website. I’m also working on a process to streamline that information post-session so that it’s completely up to date. Whew! I have a TON to work on, my to-do list is a mile long!

I’m very pleased to say that after reviewing my March Goals, I’ve made progress on all of them. However, in just the few short weeks since I wrote them, things have changed immensely. So the goals will definitely be different for April!

I picked out my wedding gown yayyyyyyyyy!!!! I will save the information for another post, I’m still debating on whether I should post a picture of it here or not. Tom doesn’t read my blog so I don’t think it will be a problem, but you never know! He keeps saying he will. He’s technologically… challenged. Yeah, we’ll go with that. What do you think ladies, should I post a photo of the gown, or let it be a surprise? Hmmmm…. I will have to decide that later I think.

Before I dive into my deep thought tonight, here is an awesome photo that I found from Miss Jamie Delaine. Jamie is SO flippin’ talented, and just an awesome woman all around! She’s so young and wise beyond her years, and she seems so down to Earth. This photo cracks me up, and I want so much to just roll my eyes at the Star Trek reference, but I can’t – because I know that there is a very good chance that there will be some sort of Spock reference at my own wedding. *sigh* – the drawback to marrying a Star Trek and Star Wars fan. It’s gotten to the point that if we sit down as a family to watch a movie, I have to specifically state that the movie cannot start with the word STAR. Because really, both of my guys need to broaden their horizons. I mean, they might just LIKE Enchanted. Really – who doesn’t love an awesome princess movie with Susan Sarandon and Patrick Dempsey?!

I’m not going to write a ton more tonight. I’m very tired, I’m thinking that I might be coming down with something – BOO! So I will leave you with this awesome quote from an even more awesome couple, Justin & Mary Marantz. These two are so incredibly sweet, and absolutely amazing. I saw this on their blog:

“When you finally decide to start chasing your dreams, it can become absolutely paralyzing trying to decide what to do next.”

Ummm hello? They don’t even KNOW me and I feel like they’re talking RIGHT TO ME. Like Mary just called me up and said “Hey Brooke, when you finally decide to start chasing your dreams, it can become absolutely paralyzing trying to decide what to do next.” WOW. This is so appropriate for me right now. So accurate, so timely, and yet so… unnerving. It is paralyzing. I’m trying really hard not to let it be though, I’m working SO hard to move forward and to learn the skills to do what I need to do to reach my goals. It’s hard to do when you don’t even know what those skills are – but I’m starting to put plans in place to soak up the information that I need to become an awesome businesswoman. It’s all part of my One Little Word 2011. What skills do I need to learn to be confident, and move forward to become the woman that God wants me to be? To reach my goals, to make a difference, to really live my dream?

Wow, what an awesomely light thought to leave on right? I wonder what is statistically a better way to write – start with the light, end with the thought provoking? Or vice versa? Either way, I hope that everyone has a fantastic week this week, happy Monday!