I wanted to thank you all SOOO very much for your kind words and inspiration over the past week. I love reading all your advice, and whether or not you know it, *each and every* word makes me feel much better about the predicament I'm currently in. Love my girlies out in Bloggerland!
The fabulous Nina from Nina Knows Best (LOVE the new blog name, girl!) sent me the sweetest cheer-you-up gift I could have ever hoped for... A new stationery template! Not only that, but she created the file with my married monogram (in pink and green, no less). I've never actually seen my married monogram before, it made me so excited I became a little teary! haha I was going to purchase a template from Nina right before I lost my job, but just didn't feel right splurging on something fun like that for myself when I knew I now needed to save for other things... Like rent and groceries! Thank you, thank you, thank you Nina, for your kindness and generosity. I'll post the file for you as soon as I can figure out how to... (hint to Nina- I need more blogger help!)
I finally have some wonderful wedding updates for you! As you might remember, part of my trip out to Phoenix the week before last was to cram some well-overdue wedding meetings into the mix. I'm happy to report that we're full-steam ahead on (well, most? ha) of the milestones. As a new girlfriend told me recently, "don't you dare put too much stock into those pre-determined checklists in the magazines... I freaked out 3 months before because I wasn't getting 3 mircoderm treatments a week in preparation like suggested, until my fiance kindly reminded me that I received that many, my skin would probably fall off." HA! We're just under 6 months left now, so the buzzwords of the week around here are RELAX and FOCUS.
I feel like I *can* get this darn wedding planned in the time I have left, AND find myself gainful employment at the same time. The save the dates may not have gone out exactly at the 6 month mark (well, they STILL haven't gone out yet but that's another story... haha), the DJ may not be booked, but I have a *wonderful* bridal party, a breathtaking dress, and couldn't be happier with our reception venue. Go optimism right now! haha
On another note, let's get out a little travel prayer for Mr. Wonderful tonight- he's headed off to Philly to work the last leg of the campaign, the "final push" as it's called around here. Also, I voted for the *first* time last night, woohoo!!! I was actually quite nervous, and checked my paper ballot about 10 times to make sure I did everything correctly. And yes, I am old enough to have voted in the past 2 elections, thankyouverymuch... As my bridesmaid and close sorority sister Lonnie so kindly pointed out to me "You voted for the first time in 2008? I am the most unpolitical person I know and I have voted in the past 2 elections!" Thanks, Lon... ;) It's never too late to become politically aware, right?
Tomorrow's the day I officially bombard every headhunter contact I have with my resume and cover letter, so fingers crossed that I obtain a few leads out of that! Also, I'll be allowing myself some time to catch up on my Google Reader, so you may have a comment or 10 coming your way! ;)