Thursday, September 1, 2011

Catch up

Please let me start by saying I've been a terrible blogger and a lot has been going on. There may be good/bad news coming on my job front soon, I'll find out tomorrow and I'm going to try and post something about it! My grandpa's latest round of chemo is kicking him hard and he's been pretty sick, major bummer. But in the good news department, we're spending Labor Day weekend camping and I'm finally going to see the Ohio Reformatory in Mansfield, OH where Shawshank Redemption was filmed!

Also, in a little over a year we'll be getting married! Sometimes I still look down at my ring (especially this week since I had it cleaned really well on Saturday) and I'm in disbelief! I need to get back into wedding planning mode - start looking for caterers, put a deposit on our tent, meet with my photographer and go over the invitations with a good friend from my volunteer work. My little savings account is racking up a nice balance and I'm hoping something good will happen in the job department so I can put away even more money. My mom and I are planning a day to go try on dresses so that I'm 100% sure I want the style my heart is set on. I'm not really all that excited about trying dresses on because no one has a dress that I want. The general look will be something like this one.

Other than that, not much has been going on. I've been so exhausted lately and I can't seem to find a minute to do something for myself. I barely have time to hang out with my friends or even see my family. I really need something to give or change in my life so that I can get back to being me. Everything seems to be thrown on the back-burner, including one thing that's driving me crazy - loosing this weight! Maybe I need a good kick in the pants for motivation......I just don't know how much longer I can keep feeling bad about myself. Hopefully this weekend will put things back in perspective and I'll see the light at the end of the tunnel.


Unknown said...

Wow, you sound busy. YOU CAN DO IT! I LOVE that dress, it's very cute. May we both find time for everything in our lives. Love you!

The Constant Complainer said...

Amanda, sometimes it's hard to catch your breath when life is going at 100MPH. But hang in there. Wedding planning is tough, but it will be the fastest year you've ever had. I think the only timeframe I thought was quicker was when my wife was pregnant (I blinked and our little one was here). But you do need your "Amanda Time" and I would encourage you to do whatever you have to do to block some time just for you. We all need mental health days here and there. My best to your grandfather too.