March is just marching right along now, isn’t it? Dang. Life has been pretty crazy for me lately, busy but not bad. So many things!
So much time and so little to do! Oy with the poodles already!
My supervisor at work left which was bittersweet. Bitter because I miss her so much (and she’s pregnant so I will miss the last 4 months of her growing belly), sweet because she has a wonderful new job and deserves the absolute best so I’m happy for her. I have been so blessed when it comes to my bosses in my work life. I’ve had so many wonderful people hire me and mentor me — I’m one lucky lady. She left and we are now 1.5 weeks down without her. This interim time is weird but we are all adjusting — she left a ginormo hole so it’s definitely sink or swim time for us, but we got our floaties on and are doing okay so far ;)
Let me interject here — it’s after 7PM and it’s still light outside! Hallelujah. I am a spring/summer girl all the way. I need light. Not necessarily warmth — although I love it — I just need sunlight. North Carolina really shows off in the spring and all our azaleas around our house will start blooming. I don’t think anyone was as excited as I was to “spring forward” this year.
The barn I go to weekly for therapeutic horseback riding is closing. I’m so sad to see the program end, but this past Saturday we did get some good news about the whole thing. The TH instructor I work with is possibly getting a job at a barn not too far away, and if she does — two of the horses are going with her AND some clients. She asked John & I if we’d be willing to drive a little farther so we can continue at the new barn and ABSOLUTELY we will. I can’t imagine not working with horses regularly now. I’m crossing my fingers that everything works out at this new barn so we can continue. John and I are really attached to our Saturday morning client and horse and I love doing the autism camps in the summer. AND Laura (TH instructor) said she would try and get the new barn involved with Special Olympics so I can hopefully continue to do that. Things seem to be falling into place, so we are glad for that.
Speaking of things falling into place– all this wedding planning is going splendidly. I think it helps that A.) we are not having a traditional wedding so we can do whatever we want. B.) due to our location we have to have a super small wedding (which we wanted so that’s why we chose the location, but now we have a number that we are not allowed to go over) and with less people there is less stress, not to mention less money to put this whole shindig on. C.) you don’t have family members pressuring you to do what they want. SHOUT OUT TO THE PARENTALS! HEY OHHH! But seriously — our parents rule. So supportive and are going along with our crazy shenanigans. D.) you let go of the things people keep convincing you that you “need.” It’s kinda crazy when you think of how brain-washed you can get about what a wedding is “supposed to be.” I mean, we may
or may not be having beer pong at our wedding because we are classy and think it’s fun and it’s OUR party and we WILL cry if we want to.
But in all seriousness… I’ve had way less stress over planning this wedding than I did planning the going-away party for my supervisor at work.
First comes love, then comes marriage… can I just be 100% honest with you? John and I are both (yes BOTH) feeling the loud tick of our biological clocks and have babies on the brain. The grandparents will be over the moon about that ;) I don’t even know when the switch happened but we talk about our babies so casually now and a lot. We’re not crazy about it around other people, so don’t think we’re weird. We’re just excited for the next season of our lives, whenever that happens.
A good confessional style post does a girl good. The sun just went down and my mister just walked in the door so I’ll stop this now. Happy March! Hope your life is going swell.