Today is a ‘staying local’ Saturday: the only big thing that Andy and I did was go pumpkin picking at the buffalo farm in our area. I enjoy searching for pumpkins, and I’m so glad that there was one in the farm that was in great condition. I also made sure to bring my itty bitty Snoopy and Linus, since they rightfully belong in a pumpkin patch!
A couple years ago I would have been extremely annoyed at spending a Saturday night at home. However, now that we need to save money, especially since we’re getting married next summer, it’s important to keep track of what we spend. If it means spending a weekend night at home, so be it. It will be a productive night; I have lots of reading to catch up on, and Game 7 of NLCS is on, so it will be entertaining.
I picked up my wedding dress today. Since there’s still some time before my wedding, I need to store it at home for a while before taking it to get altered. I didn’t expect to have so much time to wait before alterations. Really glad that the dress search is done with though.
Tomorrow after work Andy and I are going to spend time with good friends ftom Pennsylvania. There’s a birthday celebration taking place, and it will be so much fun to gather and catch up.
I received a couple exciting items in the mail today. The first item was the Turnip2020 mug I ordered through Teespring.com . Due to the upcoming 2018 election, Turnip2020 has been the popular site to frequent on Twitter in recent weeks. The Turnip2020 movement stands for a positive change from the GOP stronghold. I find the idea of supporting a turnip for positive change quite original. I can’t wait to use my new mug tomorrow morning!
The second item that came in is the book ‘Together for Life’. This contains the passages Andy and I will read through and select from for our wedding. I glanced through it a little bit so far, and what I’ve seen is beautiful. It’s great that we have some time to look through the book.
And now, back to catching up to my reading. I’m still reading through ‘Gateway to Fourline’. Mainly because I haven’t made the time to tackle the book. I need to tend to my passions more seriously.
Truly thankful that I had a good night’s sleep. While I know that it’s still the weekend, of course I would get a decent night’s sleep, it actually has been difficult. For the past couple weeks, I’ve been waking up several times during the night. I could not get to sleep, and it was frustrating.
I live through work struggles and life struggles day by day, but last night my thoughts on all these difficulties came crashing in on me at once. Handling a wedding, while working a job with limited pay, stresses me out to no end. I agonize and overanalyze, but I came to a realization that this is the lesson I need to work through right now.
Does it mean that life will automatically get easier? It’s up to how I travel through my life path at this point. Coming to terms with my difficulties, while blending my passions, may be the key to living a more peaceful life.
My heart continues to break for Puerto Rico. A report came out this week that the death toll from Hurricane Maria is much higher than originally reported. It didn’t come as a surprise to me, since a storm of that magnitude would make a huge impact. What saddens me is the lack of attention Puerto Rico is currently receiving. There are thousands of residents still suffering from lack of power, and our government pays minimal attention.
While this saddening report come to the surface, I continue to speak with my close friend from Puerto Rico about her attending my wedding next year. She is very excited about the event, and is doing whatever possible to attend next summer. We go back and forth from taking about my upcoming wedding to reflecting on our high school days. We could go on forever.
Today turned out to be a lovely sunny day. I got to take my toddlers outside, and I managed to look through my Knot NJ magazine during break time. I wanted to search through the magazine for dresses, but they don’t explore dress selections as much as they offer advice on what to do when I decide to go dress shopping. It’s all very helpful information!
I’m happy that I began reading a new story last night. I’m currently reading ‘The Other Wes Moore’, a story about two men sharing the same name, growing up in the same Baltimore neighborhood. Their backgrounds are similar up until a certain point. It’s a non-fiction book, and I’m looking forward to reading more.
Trying to choose colors for the wedding is a little tricky. I’m heavily leaning towards Lilac and Yellow (I love purple, but would do a light shade of purple due to the summer). I also have an idea of having lilacs and sunflowers around the reception hall. I’m not concerned so much with florals in the church, just with my bouquet and the bridemaids’ bouquets. My mother loved light floral colors, and we both love purple, so this color scheme would be most appropriate. We also love Sunflowers and Daffodils. I’ve seen some Pinterest ideas with Sunflowers blended in the floral arrangements, and they were really lovely.
Due to an unexpected circumstance, Andy and I had to postpone tonight’s meeting with the deacon. He understood the situation, and said he would send new dates when things improve on our end. As much as I was looking forward to this meeting, life has other plans to tend to first. I just hope we can still complete what we need to do within the time we have.
I guess I can do something useful with my time tonight. I can do more journaling, work on a couple pieces that need editing. I can also start a new book. I have many books that needs to be tended to.
I may just do some wedding planning. I have an idea of the color scheme, just need more inspiration. Pinterest is really good for that.