Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Chapter

It's time to begin a new chapter in my life! I am now officially done with college, so it's time to move on to the next big event: our wedding! Planning has been thrown in full swing and we've taken care of most of the big things. We're planning to taste cakes sometime in August and hopefully find a DJ. We sent out some of our Save-the-Dates. We still have to order more, so don't worry, there are still more to come in the mail. :) Supposedly we're going to take our engagement pictures next week, but I'm having a hard time getting in contact with our photographer. I know she's super busy seeing as summer is wedding season. Hopefully I'll be able to get in contact with her.

2 years and going strong! Dearest and I had our 2 year anniversary this past weekend. Sad to say, neither of us really remembered. :O We were up in the city, so we spent the day visiting friends. We're going to go to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium in the next couple of weeks as our celebration. I'm excited! I love the aquarium!

Friday, July 24, 2009

I'm Done!

Yup! I'm done with college! Well, technically not until Monday. I still have a paper to write that's due after the weekend. And yes, I have contemplated not writing it... But I promise I will! :) I won't get my grades for another week or so and probably won't get my diploma for a while. I'm just glad to be done with classes!

Though I'm not entirely done. In the fall, I'm taking Italian with Dearest at the community college down here. It's just a fun little something we can do together in preparation for our upcoming trip to Italy. Dearest wants to be fluent when we go, which won't be for at least two years. We're going to try and speak only Italian around the house. I sense a lot of "bene" and "pizza" and "si."

Strangely, I'm not as excited about school being over and I thought I would be. I've been waiting for this day since I started college and now that it's here... I guess I expected there to be more jumping off the walls in excitement. Maybe it's because I still have a paper to write. I best get on that.

Friday, July 10, 2009

The End is Near

The end is near.... of school, that is. I am officially 13 days (and just 4 days of classes) away from being a college graduate. I applied for graduation last week- apparently you have to inform the school that you'd like to stop paying unreasonably high tuition and just get your degree. My last day of class is July 23rd, so if you try and get in contact with me I probably won't answer til oh, the 26th? ;) I'm taking two classes: a lit class and screenwriting. I'm finding that if I can keep up with the assignments, I should be home free.

I also started a new job. Yes, in the middle of the most important quarter of school, I decided to pick up a second job. It's only part-time, maybe 20 hours a week, of being a hostess at a local Japanese restaurant. It doesn't pay much right now, but I'm advancing to Lunch Coordinator now and hopefully a server once I'm done with school. I didn't want the task of learning the menu and basically another language all while juggling classes. I enjoy the atmosphere of working in a restaurant again and the people are fun.

Wedding planning has come to a near stand still. I think we have the guest list finalized, just a few tweaks here and there as the day gets closer. Dearest and I will be taking engagement pictures in early August and I'm really excited about them. I absolutely love our photographer and can't wait to see more of her amazing work. I'm really envious of her- writer and photographer? She's really got it all.

As for Dearest and I... We're doing really well. We've been trying out a new recipe almost every night: some good, others bad. We're just enjoying our new place and both trying to make it through these last few weeks of summer school alive.

Hope you're all doing well! Next time I write, it'll probably be as a college grad!