2005.05.12 a dam bursts:

holy cow. i swore (to myself) i'd stop mentioning with every new post how long it's been since the last one, but jeeze louise, i'm making history here! a whole month gone by without a single post in it, and just over two months since my last post! it's a bipolar first folks (and hopefully a last). i'm going to have to fix the archive index script (see way below) to skip April 2005 for me… weird.

anyway. as you might have guessed by my last few posts, and by my (even for me) uncharacteristic silence, i have been bizz-eee… no, not even that, i've been extremely fucking BUSY for too damn long now. let's recap, shall we?

1) finally bought a house.
2) closed on the house and moved out of the old apartment
3) ITS ALL A BLUR
4) slowly began to see light again
5) started writing this post

i think somewhere in there around 3 and 4, Sara and i spent a bunch of money buying stuff for the house, she had a couple of bridal showers, so we got crap-loads of gifts, i've been doing honest-to-god yard-work, washing a crap-load of dishes (no dishwasher), trying to get my stuff organized and put away, trying to finish the wedding website, trying to finalize wedding plans, trying not to go insane.

we're getting a load of brick today… how incredibly surreal and weirdly pedestrian and adult-like is that? i spent 8 hours on sunday outside… my world is currently sitting directly on its head.

the work roller-coaster was barely noticed (by me, anyway… Sara would've been freaking out if she hadn't had to study so much for finals), in that my 1 year contract expires at the end of the month… but my newly minted boss finally managed to push the paperwork through for a 6 month extension, so i'm gainfully employed until… er… christmas time.

all this, and the wedding is only… 4 weeks away. i'm not consumed with fear or anxiety yet, so that's a good thing. and hell, i'm looking forward to being able to get away from all this recent hubbub for a week and just enjoy *life* (and being married) for a moment without having to deal with anyone or anything else.

but i'm glad my sis, a new foreign service initiate, is coming into town this weekend and bringing that cute niece of mine with her. and she'll actually be staying in the states most of the year as she does her FS training, so it's conceivable we could see her more than twice in the next six months. and then, of course, she'll ship off to some foreign land, and we'll be hard-pressed to even get to see her once a year.

and my darling has successfully completed her 2nd year of med school and is even now studying for her first set of boards. i think we'll have at most a week after we get back from the honeymoon before she has to start her first rotation. thankfully she managed to get it set up so she doesn't have to leave town to do a rotation for a while.

and last, but not least, after giving up my precious kitties to Paul and Allison, and having been in the house for a month and getting it mostly whipped into shape, Sara and I are looking for two little kitties of our own. we want babies, and we'd like them to be litter-mates, but we are a bit flexible on that last bit.

and thanks to everybody for their well-wishes and congratulations re: the house. we're hoping to have a house-warming party soon, and i'll make sure to mention it here unless anybody out in the wide world has an opportunity to make it down for a weekend (pre-wedding, i'm hoping)

oh, one more thing… i just launched the wedding website yesterday, so go check it out!

10 Responses to “a dam bursts:”

Jess said:

Congratulations on buying your house! John and I will be in town on June 8th, so if you have any last minute running around to do for the wedding we'll be glad to help.

# May 13, 2005,

m@ said:

thanks! we're excited about it. and your offer of help is very kind. if we need any errand runners, we'll be sure to let you know. thankfully, i think *most* everything's coming together pretty smoothly.

# May 13, 2005,

Lisa said:

Ooh! Oooh! I know where you can get some kitties- about 6 weeks old and FREE! A co-worker of mine has been talking them up to me, but she needs homes for them sooner than I can take them, and so I was wondering how I could let her down gently. If you're interested, let me know- there's a cute little black tom/tabby and I think a white one and some orange ones- all litter mates!

BTW congrats on the house & wedding & everything!

Lisa

# May 13, 2005,

Sara said:

Sorry sweetie…the 1st rotation is the one I have to go out of town for–hopefully it will be within driving distance, but I don't know yet!

# May 16, 2005,

m@ said:

blast!

# May 17, 2005,

Paul said:

Yeah! Jess is coming to town!

Maybe this time I'll actually get to fucking see her.

As for the wedding website, the new picture of me is a lot better. Dare I say "Muy Macho".

Feed my ego, bitches.

# May 17, 2005,

m@ said:

i think you're about the only one who liked their picture. I thought Jim's was great, but he didn't like it. Of course, i liked the first one i picked out for you better, Paul. But this is the beefier you, so it is more "Macho."

# May 17, 2005,

Paul said:

"Beefier"?! Are you calling me, fat?! Why, I oughtta…!! >shakes fist, rolls up sleeves<

# May 18, 2005,

Jess said:

Paul, sorry I missed you last time I was in town. Christmastime was a bit crazy for us last year.

# May 18, 2005,

Paul said:

That's cool… just don't let it happen, again!! >shakes fist, rolls up sleeves<

# May 19, 2005,

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