Wednesday, March 28, 2012

4 years

Today/tomorrow is our 4 year anniversary.  The reason it spans two days is that we went to dinner on March 28, 2008 but Mat didn't officially ask me to be his girlfriend until after midnight on March 29th.  Being the OCD person that I am, I wanted to have our anniversary be the true date, so the 29th.

To celebrate, we went to The Cheesecake Factory tonight, just like we did on this date 4 years ago.  We went to a different location, but that's ok.  :)

We also couldn't go out tomorrow night if we wanted to because I have Open House at school.  I'll be at school for at least 13 hours.  Teach all day, help with the musical rehearsal til about 5, then Open House 6-8.  Steph is going to visit because she wants to see where I work, and she's bringing Starbucks.  That makes the long day totally worth it.  :)  And, to make it better, Mat is making me a yummy anniversary dinner for when I get home.

The only bad thing about this week is I'm not making it to ballet.  At least next week is spring break so I can go a couple times to make up for it.

92 days!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

100 days

Tomorrow our countdown hits 100 days.  You know how long I've been waiting for this?  Well, the day Mat proposed until our wedding day is a total of 510, so 410?  I know that after 100 days, the countdown will go incredibly fast.  I.  Can't. Wait!!!

In other news, March 15th came and went last week.  This means that my job is safe.  I may not be at Century next year, depending on special funding, but we shall see.  I'm sending in my paperwork tomorrow to add dance to my credential, and assuming that all pans out I might be teaching some dance next year.  Again, we shall see.  Everything is up in the air right now.

However, I thank God that I am still employed.  I have to force myself to remember this every day when I'm cranky and tired.  This is a tough time in the school year.  Spring break is just around the corner and the kids know it, so they're getting VERY squirrely.  Which makes it VERY difficult to cram in the last chapters before CSTs.

Spring break is the first week of April.  I'm very excited.  I'll be kicking it off with Mindy's bachelorette party.  I'll be ending it with Mindy's bridal shower and Easter.  Later in April is my first shower thrown by my mother-in-law to-be.  (I finally get to have a bridal shower!!!!!)  The week after that is Mindy's wedding.  It's a  jam-packed April!

May is pretty crazy too, but we aren't there yet fortunately (or unfortunately?)

I'm taking a BTSA day this Thursday, which means I get to sit at home and get Module C finished.  It will be glorious.

100 days!! Eeeeeek!!!!!!!  :-D

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Retail Therapy

Today I decided to just go ahead and give my credit card a workout.  I've been browsing the internet (especially Pinterest!) for quite a while looking for the perfect dresses for both of my bridal showers, for Easter, for Mindy's bridal shower...and for shoes for these events.  I still need honeymoon clothes, swimsuits, etc and Mat needs new clothes as well, but today was definitely a massive start.  I'm just figuring that we won't be saving much money except for the house savings (I REFUSE to let that be compromised) for the next few months.  But hey, the wedding is just over 3 months away so why not have a little fun?  We basically never do it!

Here's what I bought, in the order in which they will be worn! :)

Dress for Easter and possible Mindy's bridal shower to be paired with white heeled sandals.

Dress for the shower my mom-in-law-to-be is planning for me, to be paired with shiny tall black pumps.

Dress and shoes for the bridesmaid-planned Breakfast at Tiffany's themed bridal shower.

Dress (in ivory, not the orange color that shows up) for rehearsal dinner to be paired (most likely) with nude heels, possibly the ones I'm wearing in Mindy's wedding because they're basically fabulous:

Yay new clothes!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Back to Ballet

Tonight I went back to ballet.  I didn't go to my usual studio - that's too much of a pain and a long drive right now.  I instead went to Maple Conservatory, a studio that's literally RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER from the apartment.  It's more expensive than Lois, but I'm only planning to go once a weekish so the money will go pretty far.

It was so nice to dance again, even though I can't get my leg as high right now.  It felt weird to be back in class, because I hadn't gone for about 2 months and had been going very irregularly before that, but I was pleased to see that I still had it.  :)  Rusty, but still had it.

I really want to put ballet back into my life again, even if it's just one class a week.  I think I'm finally at the point where I can do that and love it again and not get caught up in the politics of it.  That's another nice thing about going to a new place - no one knows you and you can start fresh.  (However, I did see and talk to a girl I knew from when I went to Anaheim Ballet several years ago - the ballet world is so tiny!)

Tomorrow is Friday.  Thank goodness!!