Friday, April 22, 2005

The Beginning Of A New Adventure

I'm sure these postings will get more interesting now that I am embarking on cohabitation with the fiance. I truly can't believe how quickly the time has passed by. He'll be here Saturday/Sunday (depending upon the airline gods). We will finally be a "we." Well that's if we survive the drive across this great nation. Truthfully I don't think it'll be bad at all. In fact, I think we'll both be in awe at the new sights. Lots of pictures to take and lots of adventures to be had. Too bad we don't really have time to stop and play tourists. That's okay; I'm ready to settle in our new home.

These last few days at work have been unbelievable. If anyone thought working in a library was boring, well they haven't worked in the library I'm in. Lots more going on than the books being checked out. In any case, I am going to miss the people the most. Not only in my immediate area but throughout the facility. They've been a wonderful group. As these last few days passed by, I know for sure it is time to move on and start my life.

See you on the other side of the country as I make my transition from a west coast girl to a southeasterner!

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Groovin' and Movin'

After weeks of promising the fiance I would start sending my "stuff" to him, I finally sent off 11 boxes. Yes, 11 boxes and that's just a tad over the tip of the iceberg! I could not have even begun to tackle this project without one of my dearest friends. She is possibly one of the most organized people I know if not the most. With her help, we took lots and I mean lots of magazines off to the trash and another boat load of stuff to her car that she has offered to take to Goodwill.

Now that I am down to the last couple of weeks, I feel the pressure even more. I think I may have to put aside a lot of the wedding stuff to get the move stuff done. Between finishing out my job and getting packed, life is just too busy and too stressful right now. It will only get worse before it gets better I think. I know that a few weeks from now, this whole move will be a distant memory and we'll be in wedding mode. I am looking forward to spending a week in LA prior to the wedding. Since the fiance hasn't really seen LA much, we'd take the opportunity to do a few touristy things in between finishing up the last of the wedding stuff. We really can't wait to get married and start our lives together.

Sunday, April 03, 2005

April Showers Will Soon Bring May Flowers

It's already the third day of the month. Three more weeks of work and then I will be a homemaker. That'll be my official title between jobs. Not sure how long the sabbatical will be but at minimum it will last until after the wedding. There is no sense in getting a job for a month or so. I may look for some temp work while I finish planning our wedding if I get really antsy. But as it stands, I do have a lot of things to do before the wedding and it will be nice to do them together instead of being a couple of thousand miles apart.

May will officially be our first month together (as in the cohabitating in the same space). We get to do all the things couples do every single day. It may not sound exciting to the couples of the world but when you are in a long distance relationship, the little things matter like going grocery shopping together, seeing each other after work, seeing each other in the morning, watching Saturday morning cartoons, etc. I'm sure all of it will wear off and we'll become like every other couple together: comfortable. It's okay. Better for it to happen than not happen.

We already have some "couple" events to attend during the month. I think I was rebelling against my coupledom for a bit last week. We're in that stage where you sort of just assume you'll do everything together when you are together. Well I think one of us is and, weirdly enough, it's not me. It's not that I don't want to do things together but it'll take a little getting used to. Right now we each have this freedom that is precipitated by distance. We keep in check with each other but we still each do what we want. My life is about to change in that the routines I've had for the last few years will no longer be while I'll just get on the highway of his life as he continues to drive it. I'm sure he realizes his life will change as well but probably can't see it right now since he's not doing too much changing except clearing out space in his underwear drawer for me. It's okay. I can freak out a little here and there. That's just part of the changes happening. I'm sure he understands that these are big changes for me and doesn't mean I don't want to do couple things together. I merely need the time to adjust. Like I said, we'll soon fall into a routine and soon there will just be the natural assumption that I will go there with him or he will go here with me.

Friday, April 01, 2005

Dr. Jekyll and...

Not sure where Mr(s). Hyde came from but (s)he is apparently is gone for now. I'm sure the fiance is wondering if this is what he gets to look forward to for the next 50 or so years. He is indeed a lucky man, indeedy do!