and very much my relief.
My wedding dress and my maid of honour’s dress have finally come in. Just for some perspective, I purchased my dress in full (and ordered it) on 21 October 2013; I had originally found and put a deposit on the dress on 21 September.
I’ll even do the math for you: 21 September to 21 June is nine months. NINE MONTHS between finding my perfect dress and having it in the city.
Guys, nine months is the time it takes to make a baby. So, in reality, I could have found my dress, made a baby, had the baby, lose the massive amount of weight I probably would have gained, and STILL have fit into the dress I found over a year before my wedding.
That’s a really long time.
Everything is really coming together now. It’s scary and exciting. I’m filled with all kinds of emotions right now.
Last week I addressed and stuffed all my invitations (both guest and RSVP return envelopes).
Today I called about the dresses and ordered our rings.
All that’s really left are small details, other than the actual marriage licence: bouquet, venue decorations, that type of stuff.
Time is really flying by, and I can’t wait. :)
Some things never change, and it can be a small comfort (of sorts).
I have fairly recently decided that after having not played the trumpet any more frequently than about 10 minutes once every two years over the past six years or so, that I would like to take it up again. It’s been a long time, and it was something that I really enjoyed as a teenager.So much so that I was on the brink of deciding to pursue music as a career (I’m ultimately glad I didn’t, for a myriad of reasons).
I went so far as to essentially bribe Fella into bringing back a horn from home for me (a great deal of bartering took place, let me tell you). Well, he’s been back going on two weeks already, and I’ve played it a few times. Just sort of fiddling around and getting used to the fact that this is something that is an accessible outlet for me (not that I don’t have enough outlets for creativity — quite the contrary, actually. I likely am one of those people with too many).
I did much to ensure that the correct method books were also brought back (Arban’s Complete Conservatory for Trumpet, H.L. Clarke Technical Studies for the Coronet, Excerpts from the Arban-Clarke Method for Coronet and Trumpet, to name a few), as well, and yet hadn’t cracked them, except to flip through quickly to see what pages and exercises had been marked off by my instructor years ago (we’re talking probably close to a decade, here).
It seems to be borked. Maybe it’ll fix itself in time. :)
ETA (08/05): It seems that it is an issue with Chrome that I can’t see the widget on the blog. It is all fine and dandy when using Firefox. I’m not sure why this is…
I’ve gone and purged all the random, whiney post-teenaged bullshit (or, most of it) from when I started my blog in 2009.
Here’s to trying to restart a bit. I’m not entirely sure how committed I will be to blogging, but I will try. For a while, at least.
Maybe I’ll talk about knitting. Or reading. Or editing. Or twitter. Or… my life. I just don’t know yet. We’ll all have to wait and see what the future has in store. :)
To do this blogging thing.
I actually don’t mind doing it, but I often find myself at a loss of what to say on a regular basis.
My life is unremarkable. I am not an author. What is interesting and exciting in my life happens at work (which, for the most part, is unsharable due to the line of work I am currently in).
I am not adventurous enough to go find excitement on a regular basis (and it’s also terribly tiring when I am overwhelmed with new things). I am boring.
It’s nice to see you, if you’re still here reading this.
Maybe I’ll be back sometime soon. Maybe not.