The Start of Things
19th November 2013
holidays, life, thoughts, wedding, work | 6 comments

Sorry for the lack of blogging. Life has been a little crazy in my work world. I’m still not finished this whole year-end thing and it’s driving me a little crazy. I’m hoping all of it will be done this week so that it can finally be done and over with. Well … at least that part of it. I still have a lot of work ahead of me because since we are moving new systems, I was told things are going to be starting from scratch so I might have a lot of catching up to do for the month of November since NOTHING in November of my work has been entered at all. Sigh … oh well … just as long as year-end is done because that’s what’s making me nervous most of all.

Some good news … I WON A FREE ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SESSION on facebook! I am soooo excited!! I usually never win anything. I’m never that lucky. It’s a pleasant surprise considering I have been stressing out a lot about my wedding. If all goes well, the lady photographer might also end up being our photographer for our wedding which is a load off because her prices are pretty decent and I don’t have to spend an arm and a leg for a photographer. A VIDEOGRAPHER on the other hand … hmmmm … that’s a different story. They are going to be expensive but we will see. I do kind of have one in mind.
Also … I FINALLY booked an appointment with the potential venue that I have been wanting for a while (the same venue that’s not open to tours on weekends) for next Friday. I finally braved it out and made an appointment. All I need to do is somehow ask my bosses if I can take that day off. I’m still on the hunt for other venues so that I can make appointments on the same day. Might as well make use of that day off and just do “wedding stuff”.

It’s like I really do have fire lit under my ass because one of my old childhood friends is getting married a couple of weeks before me and she already has everything almost done! She was already asking me for my address so that she could send me her invitations. She told me all she needs to do is decor and flowers … All I could say was, “ALREADY??!?!” Holy shit. She got her shit down together. I have nothing. I wanted to send save-the-dates in December but I don’t think that’s happening. Until I get the venue and the church set, then I will be able to breathe a little better. I hope all goes well next Friday because if this place is as good as I hope it is … then I will be having a venue for my reception!! YAY!!!! Then next would be the church and I hope that’s easy to get. I just know that Herbie and I have to go though some marital course thing in order to be able to get married in the church. I hope this “course” isn’t too difficult. It’s just going to be strange talking about certain things with the priest because OBVIOUSLY, there might be some thing they won’t like too much like how we are already living together and all that. I’m sure it’s not so bad. HAHAHA.

Start of Christmas Decor

Start of Christmas Decor

Another piece of enlightning news … I HAVE ALREADY STARTED HOLIDAY DECORATING!!! I finally put up my Christmas tree!! I still need to put up the lights and stuff on it but I’m so excited! I put up these snowman decals on the walls too (take a look at the pic). I made my own wreath which was wayyyyy cheaper than actually buying once since they are ridiculously expensive. Mine was only about $10 while the ones at Walmart are like $20. I just bought a plain wreath for $2 and these cute clip on decorations for $1.96 each. It’s cute! It’s my first wreath! It’s nice to finally be able to decorate the place. Last November was when we first JUST moved in so I didn’t have much time to enjoy decorating since most of the time was unpacking and making sure the place looked decent for Christmas dinner. Now I can finally make it feel like Christmas.

I apologize in advance if upcoming posts will be mostly about the wedding and work. That’s kind of what my life is revolving around right now and I guess blogging about it is my way of de-stressing about it all. Hope you all are having a good week!

6 Responses to “The Start of Things”

  1. Kelly says:

    I’m glad you were able to not only get an appointment with hhe vendor but also a free photo session! Asking for time off is always really difficult, but this is also a big part of your life so I doubt they’ll have a problem letting you have the day off. (Plus its close to the holidays!)

  2. Jenny says:

    I totally know the wedding planning stress you’re going through – I was pulling my hair out at first, and it wasn’t until we locked down the venue that I started to breathe a little better 🙂 Congrats on the free engagement session though, that’s awesome! I hope everything goes well and you end up with the venue you love! Good luck 🙂

  3. Erin Nicole says:

    Congratulations on being able to make an appointment at a venue! Sometimes you just gotta dive in and you will get lucky and get everything you wanted! (:

    Congratulations on your engagement as well! I hope he makes you happy and you make him happy as well! My best friend is getting engaged sometime this year and married sometime next year. It is a secret until the engagement but she asked if I would support her and I told her yes after interrogating her. Lol. But she is like me and doesn’t take that kind of stuff lightly. I hope she has the wedding here so that I can go to the wedding cause right now she is going to school in Hawaii and while it would be nice to go there, my family doesn’t have the money to buy tickets to go there. I really want to be at her wedding.
    Though I am a very jealous person and hearing about all of these weddings and knowing I have no one (only one friend that I don’t even see, just text) here just upsets me and starts my depression up again. Mine (my depression) is manageable, I am pretty happy most of the time, but when I think about my ex and the fact that I have no friends left in this godforsaken town I just get depressed. I know that in a year I am going off to a dorm for my Junior/Sophomore year of college (3rd year) so I am excited but that isn’t until the end of next August, while that will be here before I know it, it is the time in between then and now that worries me…I worry about gaining weight…getting too depressed, etc…doesn’t matter. I am a worrier….

    ANYWAY, back to your blog…Lol
    I don’t see the point in holiday decorating. I mean you decorate and spend all of this money on decorations just to take them down after the day is over…I’m so lazy and that is too much work. Lol

  4. Amy says:

    Good luck with the venue hunt! Hopefully you’ll get the one you wanted for the perfect date 🙂

    My birthday hasn’t even past yet (a month before Christmas) so I haven’t even started with Christmas decorations at home or in the office! I have however organised Secret Santa for the office 🙂

  5. Cat says:

    I hope work stuff will be less busy soon!

    Congrats on winning the engagement session! I hope she works out so you don’t have to worry about the wedding photographer too 🙂 That’s a good idea to make other venue appointments for the same day. Makes it easier to compare, too, since they’ll be fresh in your memory!

    Aw, those are cute decals 🙂 That’s awesome that you made your own wreath too. I’m always too lazy for decorations, so our house isn’t quite festive right now, haha.

  6. Aaliyah says:

    Looks like you and I are both gonna be pretty busy planning our weddings!! I already had my Muslim Wedding earlier this year where we were blessed by an Imam but now we’re going to register our marriage at the CityHall 🙂 I’m planning everything myself and it’s been a little stressful no matter how Simple I want things to be cause it’s only going to be my family plus a few bestfriends but there are things such as the Reception and all the Budgetting … hayys! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that everything will go smooth though. I’m having a rush wedding lol. We just wanted to have our marriage certificates so that when I give birth (in 3 months), the hospital won’t give my hubby a hard time cause they’re pretty strict about it here in Hong Kong. Unless we were legally married by Court and had proof, then the baby can take after the father’s surename.

    Congrats on winning that Engagement photo shoot! I’m sure you’ll look Gorgeous! Also, regarding your comment on my blog about Hello Kitty, I’m pretty positive that if we DID have a car, it’d probably be filled with Hello Kitty too even if the husband would be driving it lol. Our apartment is already filled with hello kitty but he kinda talked me outta putting the hk bedsheets and curtains up just in case his friends would hang out which they normally do lol.

    I’m loving your blog too!!! If you’re up for link exchanges let me know aiite!!
    See ya around fella pinay ^_^ God Bless!!

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