Friday, March 28, 2003

Oh, I'll post the shower photos later. Nap now.

Day One of the big celebration day is over, Day Two is about halfway done, and it hasn't even gotten exciting yet. I'm completely exhausted, actually dying for a nap which I will probably indulge in after this quickie.

Thanks to Syrinx and Maralise, my fiance had a really good time and we got some really nice stuff altogether. Brendon and I stayed long enough to eat some pizza and watch little Brendan run around like a superkid, emptying root beer bottles and chasing the cats, then we went off to his place to watch some TV, eat some blizzards, and watch Formula 51 with no subtitles. By the time we came back, most of the guests were already gone, and it was just Maralise and Syrinx with my FC and JL, watching "Runaway Bride." I noticed FC had a strange grin on her face, but I didn't know exactly what to make of it. The last time she smiled at me that way, we found out we were pregnant, and well, that wasn't it.

So I went to the bathroom in my room, and looked over at the bed and let loose a shriek because our once mismatched, bastard of a bed, was now covered in throw pillows and a brand new comforter. Everyone was laughing downstairs at me, seems like they thought it was a funny idea to disguise our bed as a girly bed. But all and all, it was a relatively good pattern on the comforter, I didn't feel too feminine about it. I did have to put the throw pillows aside, though. It's hard to sleep with pastel anything.

But FC really did enjoy her little shindig, and thanks to Maralise and Syrinx for putting it together. And thanks to Ann, Mary, Karen and Brendan, and Cindy for coming and keeping FC company. I guess the games were kinda fun, and everyone had a good time. We still have an entire pizza from last night and root beer, and that's all I've eaten today. Yum!

Had to clean my room today, which wore me out, and then I had to finish a cd of music for tomorrow, try to get a hold of the reverend (I finally did through email. Handwriting should be regulated.) put the top secret project on tape, went out to the store and got some essentials (can you say 16 bottles of apple cider?) And gas for tomorrow's trip.

Then I came home and got on the computer, striving to find a surefire way to rid of static forever. I sorta didn't succeed.

Me out.

Thursday, March 27, 2003

I'm going to post while I have a chance here. The wedding plans have plowed ahead and today, I spent a part of the day working, and the other part of the day just cleaning downstairs, which was rather difficult. There was spagetti spatter all over the place (don't ask.) and I had no idea how gross the house was until I stopped to pay attention to it. Tonight's the bridal shower, shifted from its original Friday date, and originally it was just Maralise and Michelle, and maybe a few work friends, but now it seems like half the apparel department is going to make it here. The cleaning took so much time that I'm just going to give up on my room and leave it a mess. Impressions be damned!

The anticipation toward the wedding is mounting, and there is anxiety and excitment floating around, with plenty to spare. I finished revising the sermon yesterday, but it was bounced back to me on email, so I'll have to drive it out to the church tomorrow. I also finalized the secret gifts I got for my fiance, it's sure to be a blast full of fun.

My job front also changed, having to be kicked out of apparel, and so now I'm officially a price changer at the new store, starting sometime in the next few weeks. It's kinda odd, did not even realize that today was actually my last day at the store. The new job will be interesting, I will be non-union, which I think is a good thing, considering what little they've done for us in the past few years. I will also get a ten cent raise, something that's probably not worth mentioning. My hours will be fixed, and I will be part time, at 32 hours a weeks, which will give me an extra day to see the baby when the baby arrives. The commute will be longer than normal, but it'll be fine.

The few things I am worried about is missing the baby's ultrasound, and the baby as well. I will have to find out about paternity leave and what that ensues.

Well, better go downstairs, the bridal shower is beginning.

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

This needs to be a separate post, because it's a rather big deal. I went into Freddy's today to talk to Michael, who is the new Photo/Electronics manager there, and I was looking to transfer there because I can't work in Apparel anymore, because my wife will be the department head and company policy states, husband and wife cannot work in the same department because they might not ever do any real work again.

So I talked to him, did my best pitch, and I was going to be on the schedule when I got back from the honeymoon, part time, working nights. So there, I was settled, and I was happy. I went to tell my apparel manager, and when I told him, he had just gotten off the phone with Jim Wyatt, who used to be the store director here, but transfered to the new unopened Freddy's. Anyway, I was offered a job by Jim to be a price changer, which is a full time position. That job, from what I know, has to do with computers somewhat and auditing, but the biggest plus would be that I wouldn't have to deal with customers. Yay for that, I'll take two of that.

Me and FC talked about it all day and part of the night, because we were concerned about what we would do. She didn't want to go to nights, and I didn't blame her. There would be at least a 4-5 hour time lapse between us, so we would have to do some daycare for the baby. which was a little hard for us to imagine. But so far the benefits definitely outweighed the cons. I've been struggling with not working full time anyway, being out of college and hoping that someone would hand me a cushy job where I didn't have to do anything.

So I think I'll be taking the position, which does pose a few interesting scenerios. Now I will be working in the same store as my fiance's ex-husband, which would be interesting - weird. Also, I would trying to do a full time job again, which mostly will happen in early morning. That's interesting as well, being how I'm imfamous for being a night person. But I guess I'll have to give it a shot, and see what happens. If I feel like I'm missing the baby too much, I'll do something to change it then. I already feel guilty for the baby.

Oh, the baby kicked my fiance in the butt. She said she felt it. She also said the baby was taking after me.

Sorry for the few days of delay there, a bit of work and other assorted weirdness came up.

Today we went to the doctor's, but not so much for the baby, really, but related to the baby because she had to see about an infection that could have affected the baby. FC also found out that her weight stayed the same despite the baby getting bigger, so she was a little miffed at the fact that she hasn't gained any weight. She also got a little sick today from drinking too much water at the doctor's office, so I was feeling a little bad for her all day. But we had a rather good day together, running errands and making little purchases towards our wedding on Saturday.

Among the purchases:

A blue dress shirt and nice little tie - for me to wear on my wedding day, a contrast to FC's dress.

Some bluish dress shoes - FC bought these after I made assorted weird comments when she tried on heels. I've always seen her in sneakers and that's all right with me. Seeing her wear heels was kinda odd. And I didn't want her to suffer in her heels anyway.

An iron and ironing board - to iron my shirt. I have an iron, but this one had a squirt gun and steam launcher attached to it. It will now kill many insects.

Cake- ordered a huge cake from Costco. Bought plastic silverware too.

Lasangna - both meat and veggie. We got it because I didn't know how to spell it, and needed something to refer to.

I don't really know where the day when, but we were just scouring the city of Bellingham. We both started an account at the Industrial Credit Union, both saving accounts so that we could possibly refinance our debts. Dealing with our future already. Seems like everywhere we went today, I was telling everyone that we were getting married. It could be that my vision is clearing up, and it's starting to be a positive feeling? I don't know....