Thursday, December 29, 2005

23 Days!

I can't believe it's so close. I'm getting so excited. I think that everything is falling in place. It's going to be beautiful. G & I are going to be beautiful. We're going to have a great time. It's going to go by so fast!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A Tale of Two Income Brackets

Today I came across and article in the Daily Journal of Commerce, which I read often looking for real estate news that is important for myself and my colleagues, that left me with a sense of urgency and despair and yet still no direction.

Apparently the middle class is shrinking. In fact, the article said that duet to disappearing jobs and rising health care costs, "from 1980 to 2003, the number of households with middle-class incomes declined 7 percent; during the same time, poverty rates inched upward, with more than 1.1 million additional people living below the poverty level in 2004, according to the US Census Bureau." All I could think about was senior year in high school, Honors English, reading A Tale of Two Cities--"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way...."

I've been thinking of matters of finance for some time now. I've been trying to decide if I want to pursue a career with more money or a passion. Preferably, I would like a career which does both. My current position is comfortable, but I'm afraid I may not be able to afford to do all the things I want to do if I stay here, such as buy a house, travel, etc. Further, the fiance does not want to stay where he is forever. I will need to make more money at some point to make up for his loss of income when he changes careers until he can catch up again. Hmm...kinda makes me wish I were still in high school just reading about this stuff.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

38 Days and Counting

Flower girl dresses are finally starting to come together. Fiance's outfit is still missing. Found a place to stay after the wedding. Now we need transportation. I am beginning to see why it is stressful. Up until now it has been relatively easy, with a few minor family squabbles over a few decisions. It's still easy, honestly. But I can see that it would be easy to get stressed about all the little details. My solution? Eliminate as many little details as possible.

Friday, December 02, 2005


Last night I did something I've been wanting to do forever. I rode the mechanical bull at the Dixie downtown PDX! It's a great bar. Cheap beers served in the can. Cheap shots. Country rock theme without the cowboys. They did switch the music over to hip hop a little later in the evening which was a bit of a disappointment to the music buffs in our group. All in all it was a perfect way to celebrate the fact that I still fit in my wedding dress. Only 51 days to go!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

52 Days to go!

Meeting with all the vendors was a totally success! Just a few last minute things to wrap up and we'll be good to go. I'm getting so excited to see it finally coming together.

Today I go to get my first fitting for my dress done! Hope it still fits.