So the weekend is coming to a close and it's back to work tomorrow morning but I have to admit this was a VERY memorable weekend!


Happy Future Bride! = ]

Yes, it's true! This weekend surrounded by my mom, grandma, aunts, mother-in-law, bridesmaids, maid of honor and wedding planner (she's a friend to!) I found my dream dress!

I have some pictures from the day (no pictures of the actual dress I bought! Have to surprise everyone the day of the wedding!) 

My bridesmaids & wedding planner! 
I have to saw it was a LOT of fun to go try on dresses with everyone there. I went with my mom a couple months ago and tried some dresses on and thought I had found the one then and got everyone together this Saturday to show them but everyone started suggesting dresses and well one thing led to another and I ended up changing my mind and I couldn't be happier! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dress I chose and so does everyone that went. And it worked out in my favor cause I had shown Gregory the original dress cause I was to excited not to so that whole element of surprise on the wedding day was kind of moot but I'm holding firm on NOT showing him the dress I did pick!

As you can see I tried on quite a plethora of dresses. None of which pictured are my dress! Told you I'm keeping it a secret! LOL But it is official, we ordered it Saturday! My parents & Gregory paid for it and I floated out of the store happier than a kid in a candy store!

Today we spent the day running around to various stores to get stuff to decorate our house for Autumn/Halloween. This being the first year in our new home we are super excited to deck the house out for one of mine and Gregory's favorite holiday HALLOWEEN!

Our "Life Size" coffin for our front yard

Autumn/Halloween themed vase (Day)

Autumn/Halloween themed vase (Night)

Our Gorgeous Stairs with leaves
We're just starting to transform the house for the up coming season but I'm already loving the little changes we've done. This is my favorite time of year. I'm already gearing up for the baking spree I always get on during this season! I'm a huge baker when it cools down, even if I don't eat the sweets I still love to bake!
If you couldn't already tell by the title he's home! Who's home you might ask? Why Winston of course, my adorable gentleman of a Jeep Compass!

2008 Jeep Compass a.k.a Winston

It has been 20 days since I've been able to drive my car and let me tell you it feels really strange to be driving him again but I couldn't be happier! I missed my car!

For the twenty long days he was stuck at the body shop (I took him to Royal Coach if anyone is curious) I was given a 2012 Chevy Cruze to drive.

2012 Chevy Cruze
When I first got the rental I have to admit I was pretty stoked. It had XM radio, hands free talking, controls on the steering wheel and a supposed 40 mpg. But to be honest while it does get really good gas mileage it doesn't get anywhere near 40! Driving the car as respectfully as I could seeing as it wasn't mine the best I got was 32 mpg. The first time I had to feel the car up I about had a heart attack at the pump. $58.00 to fill the tank up!! SAY WHAT?!?! 

Now this may be a normal price to others but for a 4-cylinder vehicle I think that's insane. Especially when I fill up Winston I rarely go over $40.00. Hell, when Gregory fills up his super charged Grand Prix that's what he pays... Not cool. After that fill up I had decided I'd had enough of the Cruze and really wanted Winston back. But alas I still had over a week to wait for him.

But all is well in DelFab land Winston is home and parked in my driveway all shiny and happy with no more damage. I even got a fancy new hitch with a nice Jeep rubber cover. (Sorry, no pic)

I have to say this has honestly been a really good week. I've gotten almost the entire accident resolved with the guy who hit me's insurance, my allergies are under control (thank you Claratin), Winston is home, I have a dinner date with Jess from Sparkles & Crafts tomorrow and Saturday I get to try my wedding dress on in front of my family and almost all my bridesmaids. Yup, it's definitely been a really good week and only seems to keep getting better!
It's been a couple days since I went and saw my doctor. We've decided to try a new set of prescriptions to see how they help in the heeling process. He decided to put me on a 21 pill pack of steroids to take the inflammation down and some Tylenol with codeine to help relax me at night when I'm home and not driving.

As its usual with men to find the humor in everything every keeps waiting for me to "Roid Rage" but I have yet to really blow my top. Funny thing is I feel like I'm calmer than usual.

For example: (said in a Hermione Granger voice .:Harry Potter Nerd:.)
Me and Gregory were watching episodes of Ghost Whisper on Netflix the other night via our PlayStation 3 WiFi and it kept stopping and rebuffing because the connection was being stupid. Normally I'd be the one screaming and threatening to beat the console to a bloody pulp. However, steroid induced Ann Marie continued to lay on the couch in a "No Fucks Were Given" attitude while Gregory huffed and puffed. I thought the irony was quite funny.

I've been on the steroids four days now and thought everything was hunky-dory. I'm moving a lot better and haven't had any back spasms. I didn't even need to take a Tylenol with codeine last night.. However this afternoon at work had other ideas in mind. I started to get back spasms to the point my teeth hurt it was pretty awful. Luckily I had some Advil Liquid Gels that shut them up.

Once I got home the wonderful Murphy's law "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong". I walked in the door and proceeded to drop my travel coffee mug on the floor (which of course still had coffee from this morning in it) and it exploded ALL over the utility room... After throwing the mug quite forcefully into the trash I mopped up the mess and hide in my Woman Cave (a.k.a. office) till I calmed down.

Few hours later Gregory came home and asked if I had spilled anything as he was stuck to the utility room floor... Apparently I didn't do to good of a mop up job so I re-mopped and all was well again.

Now I'm relaxing eating a small bowl of Cookies-N-Cream ice cream letting a fresh coat of polish (OPI - Lincoln Park After Midnight) dry so I can curl up in bed and prepare for another new day of adventures.

I guess the moral of today's story is:
"Don't let everything rest on your shoulders, somethings just have to roll off."

Good night!
It's been just over a week after my accident and I really haven't been posting much. For never being in a car accident where I was driving I can honestly say it would make my life easier if I could still be ignorant to life after one...

Constantly looking in my rear view mirror hoping to God the person coming up behind you will stop, the new pains I'm experiencing in my neck, back and legs, the doctors appointments, icy-hot patches, pills, strange dreams, weird emotions and the random spurts of tears...

I seriously sound like an emotion wreak even to me as I read the words I'm writing. Now don't get me wrong. I'm beyond lucky & blessed. I have a wonderful loving fiance, a gorgeous new home, friends & family who love me, a full time job etc.

But the stress that becomes your life after an accident can really take its toll on you mentally. You don't really think "Oh great now I have to make sure my car gets fixed, make sure there isn't some kind of permanent damage done to my body, how is my work going to take this?" You also don't really think that any random thing will induce you to tears...

Directly after the car accident your mind goes into shock and you pretty much go into auto-pilot. I got out of the car asked the gentleman who rear ended me if he was okay. We both called our employers informing them we were in a car accident and would keep you posted. The fire truck, ambulance and police car pull up (fire truck & ambulance come when an air bag goes off [His went off not mine])  You explain to the police officer what happened, thank the firemen and paramedics as they leave. As the shock wears off you start to feel the effects of the car accident as your waiting for the report. Explain to the officer your neck hurts, back and where your seat belt sits is sore across your stomach. You go to the ER directly from the scene re-explain everything to the nurse that happened, take x-rays, the Dr. says everything looks okay that you'll feel worse tomorrow but if the pain gets worse come back. What you don't think / hope is that the pain will get worse...

Now we fast forward to today nine days after my accident. Wake up with a horrid neck pain and another strange dream. You have another follow up appointment with your doctor cause when you sit for to long your right leg and right arm goes numb, the back & neck spasms haven't lessened, you get shooting pains in your knee and all together you just feel like crap.

I'm not normally a babbling crying mess but I feel like I really am lately.. Gregory and I decided to do a Ghost Whisper & pizza marathon the other night just cause I really didn't want to get off the couch because I felt like crap (hate to use that word again but trying to not swear = X) Greg's always had back pains so he suggests laying out on the floor that it always helps him... You lay out on the floor and the second your tail bone touches the floor your lower half of your body becomes pins and needles..

Sitting here now typing my leg has falling asleep and my right finger tips are starting to go numb but I have to get it out. I just feel like I HAVE to write about it. Maybe it will wipe the slate clean?

I'm worried that today at my doctors appointment I'll be sent for blood work (I'm such a baby when it comes to getting blood taken *shudders*) or an MRI / Cat-Scan. I know these are things just to make sure everything is okay but I just want to be okay. I want the whole thing to be over.

I want Winston to be sitting in my driveway.
I want to be able to walk normal cause the pain makes me walk strange.
I want to not have the stress of miss work to take care of something from the accident.
I want life to be back to normal again...

I know this is really only the beginning but I just have to keep my head high and know this is only going to make me stronger and I WILL get through this.

Words of Wisdom to Live By: