Warning: this is probably going to be a random, rambling post, because I'm exhausted but mentally still "going". Know what I mean?
Well, wedding planning. I believe it is going well... we have a couple big things that I feel should be done by now, but it is what it is. For example, we do not have an officiant yet. I have been playing phone tag with my brother-in-law's pastor in Spencer. I'm beginning to think he is avoiding me, but as Bill logically pointed out, we are probably just not high up on his priority list. Luckily, we have a couple "plan Bs" if he doesn't work out.
Last night we finally hired a photographer. I am super happy with what we are getting, the price, and most importantly, who it is. He is a friend of a friend whom I have met a few times, and he has the exact personality I am looking for in a photog!
This week I also have the Save the Date's ready to be assembled and set out. We're still waiting on a couple addresses, but we have about 95% of them and today I bought stamps, so tomorrow is assemble day! Fun times ...
I need to order invitations. I wish I was creative enough to make them myself, but I am not, nor do I have the motivation. I just got a few samples from Wedding Paper Diva's and they are cute. I am trying to care, but I honestly don't really care. Does the invitation say what it needs to say? Good. I'll take it. (Ok, it's not that bad, but, pretty much).
We are trying to figure out how guests will get to and from the wedding site. It is about 20-30 minutes out of town out in the country. I want people to have a good time, but I also want my guests to get home safely (obviously). This is a hurdle we will figure out with time, I suppose. I am sure we'll hire some sort of shuttle service.
My first dress fitting is coming up on April 12th and I am excited! I took my dress to a tailor here in Des Moines, and they quoted me 60% of what the dress actually cost. I calmly picked my chin up off the ground, said thank you, left and immediately called a tailor that is near where we're getting married (3 hours north of Des Moines in a small town) and she said she could not guarantee it, but it should be cheaper than Des Moines tailors. Plus, due to where my dress was purchased (a shop she works closely with) I will get 20% off. Worth driving for, I'd say. Wedding related items are so expensive. For real.
The biggest project I have undertaken though, is dropping some weight. So far I have lost approximately 10 pounds. I say approximately because I do not weigh myself regularly. I have weighed myself twice since the beginning of the year I am happy not being obsessed with that number. Currently my scale is in storage as well, and seeing as I am not hopping on a scale at the gym, it may be awhile before my feet step foot on a scale for awhile. Hopefully when I do, I will be at least 5-6 pounds closer that my long term goal of 30 pounds.
Speaking of losing weight. I know I would lose tons of weight if I could get my eating under control and really get better at eating clean. I have been working out like crazy and I know I am burning more than I am taking in, but I am not eating as well as I could be. I tend to eat out a lot out of convenience. I don't necessarily go for a burger and fries regularly (actually, rarely) but I do eat a lot of fast food salads and quick things on the go and I know that it is not as healthy as homemade meals.
Well, that's about it for me. I'm off to bed and I did not proofread this. Sorry! :p