Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Out Like a Lamb

Oh dear. I seem to have neglected my blog all month. Sorry readers (all 9 of you)! I bet you think I've been busybusybusy with wedding plans and I thought I would be to. But we haven't figured out our budget quite yet and without that, we can't look at venues, which will determine our date. And until we have a date, there's really no planning that can be done. Plus, as much as I can be a princessy-girly-girl, I'm not especially psyched about getting dragged into the scary wedding industry and all the psychos that buy into it. I had an unpleasant run-in on the forums at The Knot recently that turned me off to using them (the forums, not the site in general). But I'm sure once I'm in full swing, I'll change my tune and become a Stepford Bride :)
  • Have been making a lot of positive progress on my body. I feel and look better. My weight dipped below a particular marker that I am always displeased to be above, here's hoping I keep it down. I have been super-faithful to the gym and also gotten in some hardcore walks. (Although, the one I took last night hurt me bad. I need to remember I am not built for high-impact.) Also I am considering joining Weight Watchers and being coached by the lovely Sarah. I'm trying to stick to a Points diet without actually being enrolled and knowing what the hell I'm doing. I've had 1 day of success and I feel that's a worthy accomplishment.
  • The band has been great fun and branching out into new and different types of gigs. This month saw the test run of their first road trip as well as their first appearance in a variety show. The trip was great fun, they played a house party for friends of Kris and me. There was a little...legal interference, but once we got the volume to an acceptable level, it was a great show and a good time was had by all, including me who got a chance to hang with a bunch of awesome people I never get to see. The variety show, now called "Alphabet City Soup" is run by the Antagonist Movement. The band will headline the shows every week or every other week (TBD) and the shows will feature all kinds of performers. Last night, we had a guy-with-acoustic-guitar, 2 comedians, a magician, and a spoken word artist. More excitement to come. Look it up on facebook or contact me if your interested in more info or performing at a show.
  • The weekend of the party was a crazy busy but great one for me. I got to have a wild night in South Jersey, the next night have dinner with a professor from my study abroad days and several of my classmates, and I did the Colon Cancer Challenge walk. All were very fun and satisfying.
Truth be told, I've been feeling rather boring lately. A lot of my time is spent at the gym or the library or home alone. We have had some friends over to the new place, an increasingly popular social option in these troubled times, and my social calendar does seem to be heating up in the upcoming weeks. But when asked what I've been up to, the answer is not much and that needs to change. I have plans for this, but I'd like to start putting those into effect before I let you all know what they are. Change, she's a-coming. Till then, keep thinking Happy Thoughts!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Somebody's Getting Married

If you know me, you've probably already heard somewhere. But if you haven't, here's the wonderful news.

On Valentine's Day, my wonderful boyfriend of 4 1/2 years, Kris, took a walk with me through Smithville Village. While we were on the bridge over the pond, watching the lights bouncing off the surface of the water, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes. We're engaged. We're getting married.

I have wanted this, and not just this as in "getting married" but this as in "marrying this man," for a very long time and we are both sublimely happy. I am going to marry a man I love who completes me and complements me perfectly. We make each other happy and support each other and we're both tremendously excited to commit to love each other for the rest of our lives.

Most girls want to know about the ring. Pictures don't do it justice, but here's a taste.

The morning after I said yes, when I woke up with a huge smile on my face, the first thing I did was go out to the living room and watched this, because it's how I feel.

I only know that he'll make me happy. That's all I need to know.