Weddings are Hard

Yesterday Justin and I ran all over Lubbock putting together our registry. It was a lot of fun, like shopping without the money, but we are very tired. Today I got a call from the minister saying that he would be honored to perform our ceremony and do our premarital counselling so that is good.

We also priced the stuff to make invitations with, and it is dang expensive. Actually, the paper and stamps etc are pretty reasonable but the envelopes are 7 dollars for ten and we are sending out like 70 invitations. Yikes. However, I got a catalog in the mail yesterday and their website has invitations (invelopes included) for around 50 dollars so I think we will probably do that.

Justin's mom has, up until yesterday, been very calm and generally supportive and helpful about this wedding stuff, and then last night she suddenly schitzed out because we aren't having a Catholic wedding. See, the thing is, I'm not Catholic. Neither is Justin, he converted to the same semi-protestant version of Christianity sometime around high school. So yeah, there's a little trouble on that end. Hopefully she will get over it by May. She did say that she would be okay as long as the union was blessed by a priest at some you have to be Catholic for that to happen? (A little help from Jen would be appreciated here...)

Also, I'm getting really tired of my family members acting all weirded out because Justin and I will continue with our living situation, ie: seperate bedrooms, after the wedding. They just can't get it through their heads that we do not have to sleep in the same bed to have a good relationship. The sleeping thing does not affect our level of intimacy, we have a normal, healthy relationship both physically and emotionally. The 8 to 10 hours a day that we are unconcious doesn't have anything to do with it. We just are not compatible sleepers. I want to sleep diagonally on the bed with no one touching me, and Justin wants to sleep in a room where ice develops on the alarm clock at night. Easily solved by sleeping in different places right?

So anyway, that's the drama for now, more as more is available.

On the Ground Again

Ok so about every two years or so I sprain my ankle and end up on the ground in some inconvenient place. Apparently today was the day. I was walking to my Aunts house which is just one block over and one block down from our house, when I got to the corner where Maybe likes to go under a bush to do her puppy duty, I stepped on some uneven ground and down I went, with a terrible, gristly pop and a scream. I felt sure that instead of my usual sprain my ankle had actually broken this time. Naturally my cell phone was not working, and Justin had gone into Lubbock to pick up our paychecks. Brilliant. Luckily the across the street neighbor was pulling into his driveway so I screamed bloody hell until he came and then begged him to let me use his phone. Which he did. I called my dad so that I wouldn't have to go to the hospital in an ambulance. My father arrived on the scene and what does he do? Immediatly he uses his fancy fire department radio to call the ambulance!! Gah!! So they come and talk about how hairy my legs are,(its been winter!) and how high my blood pressure is (hello I'm on the ground in pain!) and then finally they wheel me into the ambulance. At the hospital I get Dr.Tan who is the worst doctor in the history of healthcare, who proceeds to call me fat, tell me my ankle has an ugly sprain, give me an aircast and tell me to eat my vegetables.

Maybe is also refusing to put pressure on her left leg. We cannot find a sticker and aren't entirely sure what is wrong, but hopefully it is just sympathy pain and she will be fine. She was fine when she went in her crate after her walk...We're going to watch her for a couple of days and then take her to the vet if she does not improve.

In wedding news, we called Justin's parents to tell them the new and improved wedding date, and his mom says that his cousin Rachelle is getting married the same day and someone is graduating from high school! Bah!!

Oh, and I've got my wedding dress ordered, and the outfit for the Amarillo Barbeque that will take place a couple of weeks later and serve as our shower. More on that as more is available.

Save The Date

Well we have finally set a fairly certain date for the wedding, and today I am going dress shopping, although, really, I think we'll probably end up with a dress from online. Anyway, we're looking at May 20th. Yes, I know, it has moved up considerably since the Original October 15th date, but the thing is, no one was interested in helping plan or talking about, or even acknowledging the wedding. This came from the fact that Justin and I have lived together for 2 years so our families don't see our wedding as a big deal, which totally sucks. So, I've decided that being married is way more important to me than having a wedding anyway, and that I want to just have something small and simple as soon as reasonably possible. We're going to do it at the gazebo on the courthouse square in Levelland. We're inviting like 30 or 40 people and then we are going to go to the Japanese Steakhouse or Zookinis afterwards for dinner and cake. To be perfectly honest, I'm more excited about it now than I was about the huge fiasco in October anyway. Patrick, Tiffany and Jen, make sure that I have your addresses for an invite!!

Also, I'm thinking of this quote for the invitations, let me know what you think:

When you realize
you want to spend
the rest of your life with somebody,
you want the rest of your life
to start as soon as possible.

(From: When Harry Met Sally)

(and then of course there will be the rest of the "come to our wedding" stuff)

Any opinions?

Maybe a Nap...

Maybe has learned to sleep through the night! I think she has finally stopped missing her siblings and accept Justin and I has her 'parents.' This is good. It's also good that she is the laziest puppy that I have ever ever seen. She's like: walk, nap. Chew toy, nap. Chase the cat, Nap. Yes! A complete stranger told me today that she is a "pretty little dog." Yay!! Ok time for a bath. Mine...not Maybe's

Puppy Love!

We have a new puppy. Her name is Maybe. She is half Miniature Beagle and half Australian Sheperd (we think that this combination was probably increadibly uncomfortable for the mini beagle). I think Justin and I lucked out on this first co-parenting venture. We have had her for less than one day and she is house-broken, leash trained and she knows to go to her crate to sleep. There is a small problem with howling at night...well...all the time really (and its that loud beagle howl, it sounds like screaming children or demons or something), but we're chalking this up to seperation anxiety. She was one of six puppies and we have sort of distrupted her family structure. She also gets along well with the cats, which isn't easy for any of us. Remarkable. Anyway, we think she's the cutest (four legged) thing ever, feel free to judge for yourself.