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30 Days! And Updates

March 25th, 2016 at 07:39 pm

Just 30 days to go til I change my last name and add Mrs to it. Smile

Mr FT and I had a heart to heart a few nights ago about the househunting. I suggested maybe taking a break from it - he realized that part of my frustration was from feeling like he was dismissing all of my suggestions. It's going much better now (not taking a break.) Who knew, communication, right? Smile

We may have found another really good candidate. It'd be about a 30 minute commute. 3+ acres. We plan on driving out to give it a closer look tomorrow - plus find out the policy on chickens.

Chickens ... the main reason we totally gave up on the house we love. The house we love(d) is now off market.

There is a second home we are going to drive by tomorrow that is actually in L town.

Mr FT has agreed that if we don't find THE house by the end of April, he will be willing to look for a house that is "good enough" for 4 or 5 years. Just so we can get ourselves into ONE household!

Hopefully one of these two homes we're looking at tomorrow will be THE one. Smile

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My aunt from Ohio is going to be making us a quilt! She made me a handmade Cabbage Patch doll when I was 5 or 6 - Rosie - which I still have. Smile I'm really looking forward to seeing it! (Speaking of, maybe I should remove the quilt from my registry ... not that anyone is even USING the darn thing. Ufta! What a waste of hours that seems to have been ...)

My bridal shower is in less than a week!! I really have no idea what to expect. I've been to lots of them over the years, but none since I've lived here. Will be interesting. Smile

We have all but one of the six rooms at the bed and breakfast reserved now. Mr FT's relative may or may not be coming ... We're not sure if she has her panties in a wad because we didn't send out invites to his other relatives (whom he has never met ...) or if it really is just that she's not doing well. No response to my message asking if she'd gotten the invite, and a two word response to Mr FTs message ...

Oh well, I built into the wedding budget this possibility (that we'd be on for two rooms.) If they do come, it will be a nice surprise.

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This Sunday I MUST do some major cleaning of my apartment and my car. Will be having way too many relatives probably wanting to come over and see the place /see Kari to wait to the last minute.

I've been doing more cooking lately, but not been doing so well at cleaning as I go. So .. hence the need for major cleaning. Smile

Tonight I made fried quinoa and asparagus with leftover cooked quinoa (from last Sunday) and asparagus I bought for $.88/lb at a new local fresh grocer last week. Yummy!

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I'm in the midst of working on several projects related to the wedding - slideshow' typing up / putting together final product of ceremony schedule; typing up final unity candle version; typing up / emailing photographer list of must shots; typing up wedding weekend schedule; working with Mr FT to finish up music playlist for rehearsal dinner ...

Just a few things left. Smile Oh yeah, I still need to get the baby's breath for my hair. Forgot to ask the lady who made my bouquet/boutonniere for some.

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With all that's been going on, I've gotten REALLY behind on my budget / recording spending. It's not going to be pretty once I do get it caught up. Especially since some things could go into multiple categories ... Really do need to get it done though soon. Maybe tomorrow night.

Speaking of spending ... my phone bill is going to be the highest it's been since starting to use Ting this month. It's already at $39, and I think my text bucket is going to go into the next level (if it didn't already tonight.) Sigh. Still better than $76+/month no matter how much I actually used. Once this wedding stuff is finished and we're in a house together, the bill will drop significantly.

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I ordered a Hello Fresh delivery through Swagbucks - 1000 SBs, plus a $40 off coupon. That should come tomorrow. It'll be enough for 6 meals for me. $19 is still a lot for that much food - put it on pause for the next week (and will continue to do that for a few weeks, til it's safe to cancel.)

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Work has been up and down this week. Had a few days of major irritability ... but my talk with Mr FT on Wednesday night helped a lot, plus better sleep, so Thursday and Friday were decent.

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Next week need to make the downpayment for the photographer, also for the cake, and probably should check in with the caterer as well. Plus decide how many pizzas / what kind for the rehearsal dinner and figure out how to do rootbeer floats (two cartons of ice cream - one dairy, one non-dairy? Scoop your own?)

Then two weeks from Sunday will be meeting with photographer at the bed and breakfast.

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With all of this, I have been sorely lax in much of any kind of physical activity. Thankfully it hasn't been affecting the scale too much (even though I've eaten my share of junk ...) Am looking forward to getting to a place where I can put a more normal schedule together again.

Mr FT talks about getting back to "normalcy" too ... Smile It will be fun to discover what "normalcy" will mean when it's the two of us +cats in our new home. Smile

12 Responses to “30 Days! And Updates”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    SO exciting! Congratulations! Wow less than 30 days. I can't wait to read about it.

  2. snafu Says:

    I hope you are taking lots of pictures and let yourself enjoy the ups and downs of wedding planning and coping with the unknown. It's all part of everyone's wedding, the basis of stories that are remembered and retold each anniversary. It's a bit like being the director and primary star of your own TV show. My BFF kept reassuring me that guests never realized there were teeny faux pas that felt like Niagara Falls to me.

    I wish I knew what words to use to convince you to establish an easy to follow [nearly written in stone] routine for housekeeping as it's going to get a whole lot harder with a husband who is capable of making lots of work that inexplicity falls on your shoulders. Having a house adds a lot of square feet of cleaning, mopping, dusting, painting, polishing, plumbing, organizing, washing, vacuuming, planning and financing. Oops forgot to add the list of outdoor yard/garden work..mostly because I enjoy growing stuff .

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    They have non-dairy ice cream? What do they make it out of? Soy?

  4. Jenn Says:

    LR, I've seen some that is soy-based and also some that uses coconut milk.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Good luck on your house hunting!

  6. creditcardfree Says:

    We were married in April too. It's a great time of year for a wedding!!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks LAL Smile
    Snafu - Oh I'm pretty relaxed about whether everything will be "perfect" or not. I don't really care if it is or isn't. Smile I just want people to enjoy themselves and relax. Smile
    LR - Yep, there sure is. I have a soy based one in my freezer right now, but probably will use a rice based one for the wedding. Rice Dream.

    Jenn - I've seen the coconut based ones too.

    Ima - Thanks! Smile
    CCF - I agree - I think April is a great month to get married in. Smile
    Funnily enough, coworker who annoys me up the kazoo was telling me on Thursday that she'd never known anyone who got married in April ... like it was a weird month to get married in or something. Whatever lady.

  8. CB in the City Says:

    My son and DIL got the same comments about their March wedding. I think it's great not to be part of the June and December crush.

  9. scfr Says:

    Good luck with the many happy things going on in your life! April is the perfect month to marry. Wink

  10. creditcardfree Says:

    My sister was getting married the same year (we both were engaged on Valentine's Day the year prior...without knowledge the other was getting engaged). She locked her May date in before us...and being older I wanted to be married first (sounds dumb now, but I was young). The April date was what was available at the church. We have no regrets. Twenty years this year on the twelfth. Smile

    You will have the best time at your own wedding! Especially if you are just concerned with having a good time with your guests.

  11. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, I'll have to look for Rice Dream ice cream. My daughter's allergic to soy and is lactose intolerant, but insists on eating ice cream. She likes Rice Dream milk, so hopefully we can find the ice cream.

  12. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    CB - Me too. Smile Plus it helps to get vendors when you aren't taking a year+ to plan a wedding to do it in a non-traditional month. Smile
    Thanks SCFR!

    CCF - How cool about you and your sister! Our anniversaries are going to be 12 days apart - how fun! Smile Hopefully when you guys are celebrating your 40th, we'll be getting ready to celebrate our 2oth. Big Grin
    LR - I've never eaten the RD ice cream, but if it's as good as the milk, I'm sure it'd be good. Smile

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