vdaybee214: I could have picked all 4 options at any given moment of any given day! I seriously cannot wait for the wedding. Everything is pretty good to go, except we still have to wait another month before we can apply for our marriage license. I can’t wait for March, because then everything will be over and we’ll be back to real life! And I’m also a little overwhelmed with all the little things that have to happen between now and the 15th of Feb!
It doesn’t help that we close on our first house a week before Christmas. And we have to buy *everything* for it – appliances, furniture, etc. We’re moving from a 1 bedroom rental to a 3000 sq ft house. It’s exciting but stressful. And we’re hosting Christmas, twice. The 25th and the 27th. I’m working 7am-7pm on the 25th. So my FI has to do the turkey (I’ll prep all the sides on the 23rd. I’m also working the same hours on the 24th.) The 27th, is my extended family, and thankfully I’m off the 26th/27th and don’t return to work until the eve on the 28th (ahhh, shift work. Someone has to be there.) We’re also hosting our friends for NYE. (Basically the 25th will be “Hey Mum, Dad, Sister… here are your gifts, enjoy the dinner, then help us unpack and install shit, thanks!”
I’m off work from Feb 11 to Mar 4th for wedding, family party at the house (the only time my FIs family will all be in Canada at the same time, and his nephew/our ring bearer turns 3) then honeymoon. 🙂 I’m going to need that vacation by the time this is all done.
I’m also training a new member of our team from now until January. Then I’m being trained for a a new position. It’s a step up from where I am. Training will take 10 weeks (my wedding/honeymoon falls in the middle, so it’ll be 5 weeks on either side.) I pushed for it. And my bosses think I’m ready. It’s a fabulous opportunity, but its a lot more stress. I need to hold that position for a number of years before I can apply for a true promotion (in about 8 – 10 years). So I want to get this training done before I start taking any mat leaves, etc.
There’s TOO much going on. It’s all very positive, but it’s a lot. Work doesn’t really give me a break until next October! (Gah, that’s gross to write out!)
It’s a big year for us. 🙂 My FBIL gets married next June. I can’t wait for their wedding mainly because it’s not our responsibility! We just have to show up and celebrate!
Sorry, I totally went way off there in response… To me the wedding, Christmas, the house, the training all seem to be linked and I can’t separate one from the other.