- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
(Maybe I should take my prescription supplements…)
So much, and yet so little, going on!
For clarification, I’m a stay-at-home/job-hunting fiancee. Since the wedding is so close, I’m not applying for crappy jobs again until I’m Mrs. H.
I’m planning our wedding pretty much single-handedly. My Fiance chose and ordered his groomsmen’s gifts. My wedding dress is late and I bought a second dress, now the guys’ shirts need to be changed to white (if we can), I had to switch a vendor because she was non-responsive, my mom wants me to ship the wedding stuff I have here, she’s more worried about ribbon for centerpieces than she is about chairs for the reception, booking the baker, or getting flowers ordered (none of which I can do from here)… A bridesmaid backed out on me, I have no idea what two of the ‘maids are wearing (and my fiancee insisted on coordinating the guys’ suits to the girls’ dresses… except the girls’ dresses ended up not being available), guests are asking to come in medieval costume (wtf?)… My cat keeps dragging the DIY table runners all over the house and eating the thread, and my Fiance keeps absently pulling thread from the spool and knotting it up… Yeah. Wedding stuff.
Then there’s school stuff. I’ve found a grad school I think will work for me, and I e-mailed to ensure the program was available online, except I accidentally forgot to add the word “online” anywhere in the e-mail. Then there’s figuring out who to ask for references et al.
My fiance finally set a timeline for settling down and buying a house – he’ll be house-hunting within three months of him coming back from deployment (meaning we could be signing for a house in less than a year.) He wants to start TTC once we have a house, which is why the sudden “AAAAAH! I NEED TO GET MY MASTER’S!”
We’re finally commiting to engage in more activities together, like medieval re-enactment and some multi-player games. I’ve been doing medieval re-enactment since I was 3, and I was only out of it for a few years during transitions (senior year of college, joining the army) and then for medical stuff. Medievalism is SO much a part of my identity, it’s a huge relief to think I might be going back to it.
Add to that the fact that my paternal grandpa’s Alzheimer’s has gotten to the point that he doesn’t recognize my dad, my dad’s boss sent him out on a route that covers 2 counties while their area still had all the blizzard snow, and his back is all but gone due to shoveling at all the libraries he delivers to plus his own several hundred yard driveway (he went up to Minnesota to see his parents, to help them prepare to move into a care facility/apartment – more shoveling!) My brother and sister-in-law (both in our wedding) aren’t talking to my mom (she tried to politely suggest they should put their infant son in a coat when it’s 10 degrees out – apparently it wasn’t polite enough.)
On top of this, we’re abstaining from sex until the wedding (after a year of having it regularly), AND I’m due to be PMSy right about now (at least I remembered in advance this month, so I won’t be going too bonkers.) Also, for some reason, it’s decided to be hot enough that I’m all sweaty… in February? I can barely sleep for all the stuff running through my head, plus the heat… and the cat, who insisted on sleeping stretched by my side, with my arm around him.