Sunday, June 29, 2014

College 60

I wanted to update last week but I hadn't done enough stitching to really show anything. I barely have enough to show anything this week, but here goes!

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Thank you everyone for the kind words and emails! I will keep writing this blog for as long as life allows.

Speaking of life, it has definitely thrown some curve balls at me lately. But we are persevering and plunging on ahead. I'm insisting on focusing on the positives rather than the negatives, like the fact that RSVPs are starting to come back for the wedding! My final dress fitting is scheduled as is my hair and makeup trial. Our wedding bands are in. The band is confirmed. Of course there is still a TON to do. Slowly but surely we're getting everything done. Plus getting ready to move. I haven't started packing yet but I've slowly started to go over all my things and picking things out to donate, sell, etc.

Not a whole lot going on here, so I'm hoping (knock on wood) that my string of bad luck for the year is finally over and that the rest of the year will go well. Pretty, pretty please!

I've also been extremely nostalgic lately. Reading my old blog posts, old e-mails, facebook messages, etc. Maybe it's the upcoming move, the upcoming wedding, or the fact that my 10 year high school reunion was last night (I couldn't attend). I don't know. It hasn't been a bad feeling, just a realization of how crazy my life used to be. Sometimes it feels like I'm reading about episodes from some soap opera.

Today I'm taking the day "off" and just doing laundry, watching some Netflix, and stitching. And boy does it feel good. Last night we had a birthday party for a friend. She's a huge Hobbit (read: Richard Armitage) fan so we threw her a themed party. We're a little crazy.


The stats:
Days until wedding: 97
Anticipated completion date for "secret stitching": 5/11/2016
Anticipated completion date for College: 11/13/2016

7 comments:

Rachael Ball said...

I found that I became more 'centered' in my life as I got married and the lead up to it so I completely get were you are coming from. A move and a wedding are big life things so reminiscing is inevitable! I hope you enjoy every minute of it though, such a special time.

Also good on you for taking time out. I had a quiet day stitching today and those days are so refreshing and I don't have half of what you have on hahaha. Best wishes x

Linda said...

I think you made great progress on College Ewa. Where in Calif. are you moving to.

Linda

cucki said...

You made lovely progress my dear..
Big hugs and good luck x

Annie said...

I see definite progress! It's looking wonderful:)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Oh yes, lots more smoosh in College!

The party looks great fun, love the lifesize cut-out.

Less than 100 days to the wedding now! That is roughly how long I had to arrange my entire wedding! We decided at the Easter to get married and set the date for 07/07/07

Shebafudge said...

I can really see your progress on College even if you feel it isn't very much. (Every stitch is one less until the finish!)

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Gorgeous stitching