Back! and married. :)

Wedding was perfect, Key West was amazing…and now we’re home. Obviously. 🙂 And exhausted!

I’m still collecting pictures from every corner of the earth, so just two for now, taken by Dave and Deanna:

Our first dance. Given how we met and who introduced us, we thought “Time in a Bottle” by Jim Croce was particularly appropriate. 

Us and my in-laws, after the wedding. We left, changed, and then went back to hang out and help clean up. 

I wonder if she played an elf…


I took my wedding gown in to be fitted last night and had the privilege of meeting the world’s sweetest seamstress. She mentioned being impressed that I managed to get into all the underthings and the dress itself without any help and I told it was from a few years of wriggling in and out of crazy Ren faire clothing. So that started us talking about ren faires and how she hopes to take her grandaughter, who’s three, to the local one in a few years. She loves things like that, she said, always has; she used to play D&D with her children when they were small and she and her husband occasionally do some online gaming “because after 40 years, you have to do something new sometimes.” 

Wedding plans are marching onward..mostly down to the fun, detail-y stuff now. According to the little daily countdown that keeps for me, there’s 65 days left. 65!!!

My grandmother has been going three times a week to wade in the indoor pool at the YMCA, hoping to help her hips and back. She says it’s working, which is great, but I’m also just glad she’s geting out of the house to do something new. And because she cant really drive herself, my mom has to go too, so she no longer has to try to steal work-out time from somewhere else. Apparently there’s a creepy locker-room lady with personal space issues, though. 0.0

Did anybody else know that the Nashville Zoo has a massive milti-leveled wooden playground equipment structure for adults? Neither did I, till I went there for my birthday.  I decided that it had been far too many years since I’d seen a zoo, so that was part of my birthday plan for this year: take the GRE, spend the day at the zoo, have dinner somewhere, and see Order of the Phoenix. It was the first time in a while I’d gotten to spend a whole, entire day with John where we weren’t doing chores around the aparment or house-hunting, or wedding stuff. Just a day o’ fun-ness. Of course, we both spent the next two days packing and moving a massive truckload of ridiculously heavy furniture. :p (Made up for it on Saturday, though…my mom’s gift was an hour-long massage!)

Everything since then has pretty much been a blur of settling into the house and frantically catching up on all the wedding stuff we let lapse while we were searching for, buying, and moving into said house. Three months more, then wedding, honeymoon in Key West (yay, I get to see the ocean! Crap, I have to wear a bathing suit!!), and then hopefully what will pass for normal married life for us can actually begin.

And then there’s work. Which is overwhelming at the moment since I’m doing the work of two people until they can hire someone and send them through computer training. It’s looking like mid-September is the best we can hope for there and I’ve already had a crappy week so the less said about it, the better.

Many many pictures forthcoming, when I can get them onto my computer…which is another embarrassing story. I locked myself out of my computer. Changed the password on my iMac and now I have no clue at all what it is. Must be a theme with me lately, since I locked myself out of my house yesterday too. Did I mention I’m having a bad week? 

Also I got my GRE scores back. I think I did well, but I’m not so sure what constitutes good scores there.

catch-up post

It is a gorgeous, gorgeous day today; 57 degrees with sun after days of snow. If I hurt less, I’d want to be out there playing.

I haven’t posted in a while; haven’t felt much need to. But here’s the meantime happenings:

Last June, I went to this wonderful lady’s funeral. Her husband, who has been like a grandfather to me since birth, cried on my shoulder, told me he didn’t know what he was going to to without her. Last week we found out all the back pain he’s been having is actually cancer. Of a fairly progressed nature. WC’s particular trademark has always been to have at least one new joke every time one of us talks to him. My mom, grandmother, and I are amassing a stockpile of funny cards; we’re going to send him one or two a week until…well, until.

Last Thursday I had all my wisdom teeth removed. The surgery itself went swimingly; anethetics are lovely things, I never knew. The IV went into my hand, the world got very topsy turvy for about 30 seconds, and then then I have no memory of anything else till I was home and changing the gauze several hours later.  The jaw is still sore, but it never swelled and no dry sockets. I do however have several larger-than-I-usually-get mouth ulcers, a split lower lip, and very dry sinuses. Most of my pain, I think, has come from a bloody nose and sinus headaches. My goals of the moment are to get back to work and to be able to chew again. 

Speaking of work, I’ll be moving soon. The Neurology Clinic is splitting into three smaller clinics: general;headache and movement; sleep, epilepsy, and neuromuscular. I’ll be working in the last one. So instead of scheduling for and catering to the whims of 54 doctors, I will only have around 20 to deal with. There will only be two schedulers; me, and a new person they’ve not hired yet that I’ll have to train. Overall, I’m looking forward to it, especially working with the MDA.

Wedding plans are scooting right along. We have a caterer and photographer…a ceremony/reception location and tuxes…I guess the next few things are florist, officiant, and, oh yeah, maybe something for my bridesmaids to wear. Officiant is kinda where I’m stuck. My first, best choice has turned out to be an impossibility.

John and I are looking at houses..hoping to be moved by the end of July. Meep.

Going to see Billy Joel on Wednesday, and Flogging Molly in a month. Woo!