Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hiatus

I keep talking about how busy I am.....and I was but now things have changed.  About a week ago we decided that the best course of action was for G to move here instead of me moving out there.  I have mixed emotions about this but the strongest one was relief!  I won't have to find a renter for my condo, I won't have to look for a new job out there to bridge the gap!  Wow.  I think I was in a state of shock for a little while.  I had been so long heading in that direction only to pull up and go in a different one.  It will be nice to have him here.  I won't have to take my dog to work every day.  G works mostly from home so he'll be there a lot. 

Something tells me that this is the right move, at least for now.  When he sells his house, we'll be able to use the money from it to start our farm as we've always wanted to.  We'll be here for Thanksgiving and Christmas!  So now I have free time too, that's an adjustment.  I know I should enjoy it while I can.  The wedding is in 3 weeks and then we'll be together all the time.  I know that will be an adjustment.  I know we can manage it, I'm hoping the long distance thing will make it much harder for us to take our time together for granted. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Stragglers, FOOD & Old Friends

This was one nutty weekend.  Nutty because there was so much to do and I didn't know whether or not I was truly going to enjoy it all.  I was going to see a whole slew of people I hadn't seen in anywhere from 11-15 years ago and ya know, that can be, well.....awkward.  But while yes, there was a little of that, I think I learned that most of the awkwardness is brought on by yourself.  I was deteremined not to feel too awkward, not to worry about what anyone thought of me and I had a total blast.  First at the reunion, then at the Feast where I met up with people from my past as well. 

Despite all this, I enjoyed it all.  Age does that to you I guess.  I didn't flit around like a social butterfly, but I didn't act like a wallflower either.  Oh to be free from the crap that was high school.  I think you have to immerse yourself in with the same people to see if you truly are. 

On the wedding side of thing, this weekend was another one down at mom and dad's house on the computer.  I had 5-6 invitations left to get out and they went smoothly, I even remembered the postage on the RSVP envelopes and corrected the phone # on the map to mom and dad's house.  George caught that last night.  I reprinted all these maps because I had mom and dad's address wrong, sent the right addresses out with the invites, then found out that the phone number is one digit off!  I'm just going to email/mail everyone who RSVP's that the phone number is wrong.  Silly me.  Things will go wrong and it's only a big deal if you make it in to one.  Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.  This time, I didn't.

Beyond that, we are working on picking the readings and etc. for the ceremony, finalizing the menu for the reception and this week I have to double check the budget, I feel like I'm waaaaay behind on that, but I'm still pretty sure we're under budget. But writing everything down on a spreadsheet or something sounds like a really good idea.