Monday, December 28, 2015

Good Friends

It's snowing pretty good here, and because of this weather Mr. Tall was delayed by hopefully just one(very long) day. I am glad to say that I am, so far, feeling very calm about the approaching massive life-change. The wedding is Saturday!

Good Friends

Someone told me that as I moved towards marriage and moving away that my friends, people here, would begin to withdraw from me emotionally. I'm thankful to say that almost exclusively hasn't been the case. My good friendships here have grown sweeter as people help me prepare for marriage and moving. I'm very thankful for all the care and support from my church family since the engagement.

More Good Friends
I know it's hard, but I think it's a good goal to keep up with long-distance friends. Not at the same level, obviously, as when you are seeing someone every week, but good friends are worth working a bit to keep.

On to the Adventure!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Matrimony still on the Horizen

With just over two weeks until the wedding, I am slowly working on my wedding outfit. It's white linen and ivory rayon, pretty simple, non-traditional, but I like it. It's not any historical era, it's just comfortable and practical, and hopefully, pretty.

Andrew and a Wine Jug. Don't worry, it was empty.

Meanwhile, other than sewing the outfit to be married in, I've been saying goodbye to people and places. I took Andrew and we visited the Hot Shops Studio downtown. I went to the annual Fort Atkinson Christmas party for volunteers; had tea at the Tea Smith with friends; skirt hemming in my room with friends; more tea with other friends; the dentist, not necessarily a friend; dinner with singles' group; and dancing, dancing, dancing.

Greek with the boys.

I'm also packing, packing, packing. Lots of transitional activities!

See you on the other side!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Giving Thanks

I got home from South Carolina on Monday the 16th and plunged right into my last few weeks in Nebraska. I don't feel like there's so much to do to prepare for the actual wedding as there is to get ready to say goodbye and leave. I had my last day of work, which was a relief. Now I just have to buckle down and actually sew my wedding dress. It's going to be the most comfortable wedding dress ever, and it has a pocket.

We had friends and family staying with us in various increments for the Thanksgiving holiday, overall, roughly ten people staying at different times over ten days. But I spent the most time with one person in particular. A tall, red-haired person. It was good.

We had pre-marital counseling, visited a cemetery, and polished the silver. We made truffles and watched Emma and went to Church. We went to Handel's Messiah and went swing dancing and ate turkey. It was a good visit. I didn't take any pictures, at all.

After the guests all left on Monday, we were all totally exhausted, and are now recovering. Sleeping in is on the docket for this week!