Friday, November 6, 2009

Wedding Bells

I am finally posting after 7 months. I am getting married next week! I feel pretty calm given everything that still needs to be done. I have a new job so I think that has had my focus for a few months, but for the next 7 days I am sure my mind will be on next weekend.

post more later...

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My it has been awhile

Hello there. I wish I was not posting for a good reason but mainly it was because I had nothing exciting to say and work has been crazy. Today I decided to just catch up with whats been going on. Things are well- I am getting a hang of the work thing and while I work pretty hard, the learning curve is less steep now. I still wait for the other shoe to drop and to get laid off, but I will cross that bridge when I get to it.

The wedding planning is , well, going. I have a dress and I am going t show it to my aunt today. I hope I love it now as much as I did when I dropped the $1200 on it in February. I am going to buy a veil today. Still need to choose and band which I have been working on, but my main task right now is getting addresses in a spreadsheet so that the save the date cards can go out. I have beeen a procrastinator about that.

And in a nutshell, that is about it. My df and I still are working through some things but it is getting better and I am still so happy to be getting married to him.

I won't take so long to post next time... promise!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I know... I have not updated in a long time. I am pretty sure, in fact, my 4 readers have all gone away. But I need to do this for my own sanity.

I have been so busy learning my new job. While I have not changed companies I have been going through training and riding with other sales reps and it has just been a very full schedule. I have a week of studying, another week out in the field then I am out of town for 2 weeks. Before I go my fiance will be out of town for 5 days so we will be away from each other most of February.

In non-work news, my mom is coming into town at the end of February to help me shop for wedding dresses. I am excited to find one that both of us love. I still love looking down at my finger or running into people I haven't seen in a while to tell them I am engaged. I figure I am only going to do this once so am making the most of it and enjoy it. It is still 9+ months away but we only have the venue reserved so there is still a lot to do over the coming months and I know they will fly by. It will be good times.

Monday, January 5, 2009


I still have a job. Not the one I was doing, but still specialty. I will be selling different products to institutions instead of offices so this will actually make me more marketable for the next round of layoffs which I feel are eminent.

Oh what a feeling

I should be working. But I am not. Instead, I am sitting at home waiting for a phone call. Either from my manager, if she makes it through the cut, or someone else. At that time I will find out if I stay in my current position, get moved to another area, or laid off. Obviously option a is the ideal but right now b doesn't look to bad. I just want to know.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Happy New Year... maybe

I hope everyone had a great holiday season. For me, it was filled with family, friends and now a little anxiety. On Monday or Tuesday I will know my fate at work. And whatever it is, I just have to remind myself that I will land on my feet. I may not get my dream job and may even have to take a pay cut, but I will be gainfully employed before too long. Of course, all this worrying may be for nothing and I may stay at my company in some capacity... I just have to see.

My family loved the ring and I asked my nieces and nephews to be in the wedding. It was funy- the youngest (3 and 5) were gung ho while the oldest (7 and 9) acted a bit cautious. Kids... they are hard to figure out.

My fiance is out of town for work and will hopefully be home around dinnertime tomorrow. He left early on New Years day (like 5:30 am) so we were in bed very very early the night before. I miss him and want him to come home.

Once I know something I will let you all know but in the meantime think positive thoughts for me please.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I have been absent- again, mostly because I have been anxious about what will happen with my job. We have been told to stay home Monday, January 5th to await our fate. The good news is that if I do get laid off I will get paid until January, then my severance will kick in which will take me through April. Two bonuses owed will by me another month which means that I will need to find a new job by June 1st which I feel has a good chance even in this economy. It may not be my dream job, but it will have to pay the bills. But hopefully it won't come to that.

My dad is already complaining about the cost of the wedding and we haven't even spent a dime! When my mom told him she had booked the country club he suggested another venue. I don't want that other venue. I feel like I am already compromising by having the wedding where they live, not me. And I plan to be very practical with the guest list, flowers, etc. No bridezilla here. I want to get married at the club, have an open bar, and a band. Those are my only requirements. My mom can choose the rest. Even the dresses I have looked at are at the less expensive end of the spectrum- no $2000 dress for me. Sigh... its gonna be a long year.

Happy Holidays to all!