Monday, April 20, 2009

Dollar Dance

When Dewey and I were planning our wedding we both agreed very quickly that we would not have a 'Dollar Dance' We hired this fantastic band The Pot Bellied Stallions to play all night. We wanted a party not a typical northern Minnesotan wedding dance. (not that anything is wrong with that) Boy did we ever have a great party! The dance floor was full all night and after we left the guests talked the band into staying longer.

We went on to our honey moon cabin up north. (wait until you hear about the honey moon) Of course we spent a lot of time reminiscing about the wedding and we were all pumped up about recalling funny moments and different guests and all that good stuff. Well, during our conversations I say "Honey that was the best wedding reception ever! Everybody had so much fun, people danced all night and we didn't have a crazy dollar dance with the DJ searching for another set of slow songs and playing bands like Foreigner and stuff"

He looks over and said "Honey, our first dance was Foreigner" "What?" (remove foot from mouth) The song was nice, a surprise to me until they asked the newlyweds to come out to the dance floor. Truly I don't remember the song as much as I do the dance with Dewey. They played waiting for a girl like you.

Dewey shakes his head ...."O, Lucy'


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Jeepers Jenny

Just 12 days left before Jeepers Jenny comes out for the season! I am stoked!
Any one who knows me can confirm that material things do not matter to me. Oh sure, I like fun things and cool clothes and decorating my house - but I love deals like second hand stores , garage sales and Goodwill to find those treasures like jeans and dressers and mirrors and tables and boots and get the picture right? Any way, back to Jeepers Jenny - my 1997 Convertible Mustang GT. With about 22K on it.

This car was Dewey's for nearly 11 years before this sunshine walked into his life.

I remember the first time I ever met Dewey. He was at Tim's house watching the game. I had photos of Tyson, Tim's son. I thought what a perfect excuse to meet this mystery man,Dewey. So I walked into the house (right passed Jeepers Jenny- I never remember seeing the car-I was so excited to see Dewey) introduced myself to Dewey and chatted a few minutes and left. For those of you who do not know the story it took another 7 months for him to call me and see me for the second time. He was a bit nervous.

Fast forward 14 months...Dewey asks me if I want to see his car , the one he was driving that day we first met. I told him I had no idea what he was driving. He told me I walked right past it when I came into Tim's house. We walked into the garage and there sat the cutest little Mustang convertible. I do not remember AT ALL! But it sure looks nice!

Next thing I knew.... it was mine.....a perfect engagement present :) and my car was his. A 1994 Toyota Corolla (Speed Buggy) with about 197K on it, respectfully. What a guy! That is what I am saying - I was driving this tin can around and still would be if I did not get this great car from this great man who takes great care of me. He says he was impressed with the fact that I noticed him and not his car. That's me.. I was blessed with Jeepers Jenny- I love it! I feel like a princess in it - it is fun- I have a HUGE smile on my face every time I get behind the wheel. I drive too fast, have my shades on and the music blasting. We still have the Toyota.

Dewey always says "I always wanted to share this car with someone" "I am glad to see you in it, you deserve it"

Thanks Honey!
Love , Jennifer

Saturday, April 18, 2009

9 words

(1)Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2)Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.
(3)Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4)Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5)Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why sh e is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6)That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7)Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. In this case, DO NOT say 'you're welcome' ... that will bring o n a 'whatever').

(8)Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying forget YOU!

(9)Don 't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

Wonder Women

I feel Like Wonder Women! Dewey and I just ran Fitgers 5K this morning. I feel great and my biggest supporter is a fantastic coach. Secretly I think Dewey got some tips from Jillian from the Biggest Loser (don't tell anybody but he looks forward to Tuesday evenings)

We headed down town this morning. Most roads were closed so we ended up parking several blocks away. It was 8:54 and with the gun going off at 9 WE BETTER RUN! I think I ran a 6K.

It feels good to challenge yourself. I spent several months thinking of exercising. I was proud of myself for wanting to feel better. Then I spent a couple more on the WII Fit. Two weeks ago Dewey said "Honey, are we gonna do this or what?" Absolutely Baby! I started my training. Would I be doing this if Dewey was not giving me a little push and big encouragements? I don't really know, maybe not. But I do enjoy the companionship and how he challenges me. You hear people say "He makes me a better person" then you want to 'gag' but really it feels good to be challenged by someone who loves you and wants the best for you.

I expect a challenge from him and I sometimes (most of the time :) expect him to know when it is a good time to challenge me.

Take last year, my very first 5K. We had stayed up the entire evening before -waiting for a teenage daughter to come home- we find out around 6:30am she had been in a car accident. We were still in our honeymoon stage, 7 months in. Dewey certainly never thought to be anything but supportive. We picked Maddy up at the Highway Patrol Department. The car had rolled three times, the deputy informed us "She is lucky to be alive" We were shook up to say the least. We sent up many blessings thanking God for keeping her safe but we knew very well we needed a healthy way to express our feelings (kids!! Yikes!!) so we took off for the Fitgers 5K.

I was exhausted! Half way I was already gassed It felt like I had lead feet! Dewey was giving me a lot of "come on baby" and "you go girl" but I just looked at him like he was the enemy-I wanted him to be quiet but I was too tired to tell him. (that look you give while giving birth - that look that says "You are gonna pay!!!") I wanted to punch him, I wanted to cry, I wasn't sure if it was because I was finishing this race and proud of myself or that I was a mother of a teenager and just wanted to cry. (or that Dewey did not know his cheers were not working today)

I finished!!! Yeah! He was very proud of me.

This year I asked him to cheer me on the last 3 - 4 blocks. I looked over and flashed my biggest fan my biggest smile!! I love him and I am glad we are a team. Dewey is solid

Love Lots Jennifer