Plans for Moving, Plans for Wedding, Plans for Working

So I totally wore my rings all day at work!  People were so excited for me!  I loved it when people did double takes aww… how nice…damn! Then they would grab my hand!  I had three wonderful maulings/hugs and made 2 people cry with our engagement story.

Word was a good, interesting day today but I definitely need a better job.  I can’t comfortably wear my rings all the time at this job.  I don’t want to scratch or ding them in this dumb warehouse job.  Every time I see my engagement ring in the sunlight, I’m stunned!  WOW!  Fiance has literally bedecked me in jewels!  I have diamond earrings, emerald and diamond rings on one hand, and a sweet diamond engagement ring on the other!  So awesome!  I feel like we can never say we’re poor again! ❤ lol  I’m a fiance! I’m giddy.  Totally giddy!

Tonight was also wonderful because my mom and I got to talk about wedding plans!  We talked about locations and venues and dresses and flowers and who would do my hair and makeup and themes and colors and bridesmaids and food!  She respectfully requested HomeTown be taken off the table as an option for location.  I’m a bit nostalgic about letting it go.  Also my dad really wants me to get married there.  I understand both sides.  One image from childhood I apparent still have is the thought of me getting married at the old big church downtown.  I don’t actually want a big Catholic wedding so it’s okay to let that childhood image fade away.

BigCity is where Fiance and I have chosen to start our lives together so it’s fitting our wedding will be here.  It will be in the summer so yes, it will be hot.  That’s why we are planning to do it inside.  It’s really the best choice what with heat, uncertain weather, and allergens but I love the idea of a garden wedding and/or reception.  I’m really hoping we can find an indoor garden that will be perfect.  Also, my mom came up with a suggestion to donate the “unwanted” flowers to a nursing home and/or hospital after the reception is over.  I really love that idea!  I also realized that I would love a paper rose made with selected Elizabeth Barret Browning Sonnets.  I am quite intrigued with that idea.

There is a lot of wedding stuff going on but we also have to move!  Yay we are leaving the ghetto for a border ghetto area! Woo!  The apartment seems much safer though and we were particular about which apartment specifically we will be moving into.  We haven’t started packing yet though and we’re moving in less then 3 weeks! EEEKKK!

 

On the Road to Happily Ever After

Boyfriend just got off work.  With an enveloping hug, I remember that the “happily ever after” is worth it.  As Charles DeLint says, “you have to earn your happily ever after.”  I’m certainly going through the woods and the adventures and struggles part of the plot lately and have been all my life, but I thought the ending/beginning of the new chapter was in sight.  It appears I have been gravely mistaken and the author of my life has written that I have more struggle ahead. Cliché as it is, when it rains, it pours.  In my case the economy has been shatting upon my sunshine for months.  All is dark.  (These last two sentences are actual direct quotes I have used in conversation in the last few days. LoL Dramatic much?)

Despite everything, I think things will work out for the best.  Boyfriend and me are seriously considering moving to the capital.  It feels strangely right.  I am surprised considering that I’ve always hated the capital and never once entertained, seriously, the idea of living there or even staying for any length of time.  Now, out of the blue it occurs to me that not only is there much more opportunity there, but we both have many resources at our disposal in this city.  It will be new for both of us but inside I feel a sense of calm when I think of pursuing this option.  This calm feeling is not present when considering any other cities.  My biggest concern about the move in January is that Boyfriend will not want to go… Thinking this way treads dark paths and I want to focus on the light.  I can see the “happily ever after” in the distance.  It is waiting, watching us, and will come when we have earned it.

With more joy then I had expected I eagerly dive back into the loving embrace of the Discworld.