This past week has been crazy busy so I haven’t had much time for new posts. In fact, I’m pretty sure the next month will be fairly quiet on The Other Courtney. The wedding is just 17 days away and then I’ll be in Hawaii for 10 days, so hopefully I’ll be FAR too busy to sit in front of a computer screen 🙂
Here’s what has been happening in the past week!
Bachelorette weekend- I’m not much of a drinker or crazy partier, so the thought of a typical bachelorette bar crawl weekend makes me cringe. I’m more of a sit in a cabin with friends and play games, watch movies, and eat a ton type of girl. And that is exactly what my amazing friends/family gave me!
This is the little piece of heaven that we stayed in over the weekend and it could not have been more perfect. On Saturday night we had some libations in the hot tub while it was snowing. It was heaven.
I would have more pictures to share, but unfortunately I left close to $4,000 worth of camera equipment sitting on my bed in the cabin. Thankfully, I have been in contact with the cabin’s housekeeper and she has already shipped my precious camera gear to me! SO thankful for her.
Bridal shower- On Sunday when we got home from the mountains, it was time for my bridal shower! Again, it could not have been better (unless all of my sisters were able to attend, DANG YOU distance!). It was also exciting because I put makeup on for the first time in 2 months and my face didn’t fall off!! I was pretty scared to put anything on my face after the vitamin E incident, but I had no issues whatsoever.
Again, not many pictures to share yet. Dang camera.
Marriage license- This morning Isaac and I went to get our marriage license! I got really awkward during the sworn marriage statement (I had no idea you had to raise your right hand and all that fancy junk) and managed to make the stone-faced government employee crack up. I’m pretty sure my face looked something like this:
But we got it, YAY! We are officially licensed to wed. Also, there is reason to celebrate because after exiting the government building, I realized I had been carrying one of my big ‘ol knives in my purse the whole time. That could have been bad had the police officer decided to search my bag. Whoops.
Hypnotism- I have been continuing my hypnosis sessions with Virginia, Isaac’s mom, and I am really loving them. We get together once a week and she hypnotizes me for about 30 minutes. Every day I also listen to a 15-minute self-hypnosis CD that Virginia made. The hypnosis sessions are starting to become kind of addicting. I find myself thinking about them during the day, longing to get back into the hypnotized state of mind. With each session we do, I can feel the hypnotic trance growing stronger. Last night’s session was especially interesting because after she brought me out of hypnosis, I had almost complete amnesia. All I could remember from the entire session were the first 10 minutes and the last few minutes, when she was counting me out of they hypnosis. It was pretty trippy, but also really exciting. These sessions have made me feel so relaxed and I have found that stressful things simply aren’t getting under my skin like they used to.
I am officially hooked on hypnotherapy and am really interested in learning more about it.
Skin- face is looking GREAT!! I could not be happier. I no longer want to burst into tears when I look in the mirror. I think quitting my birth control has been a huge help (it had vitamin E in it PLUS the estrogen/progesterone which can worsen eczema). My dermatologist actually thinks I may have something called Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis which is caused from birth control. Hence the constant rashes that would not go away. So now I’m just praying a spiteful Tamara doesn’t return! So far so good.
Office decoration- I got this to hang in my office and I’m obsessed. I think the students will appreciate it 🙂 I ordered it from mintsparrow.com, a company started by a girl I went to college with. Check out her site!
Because DMX lyrics were made for cross stitch samplers.