Wednesday, August 12, 2009

~T Minus 11 days

In 11 days (and about 30 minutes) I'll be Mrs. Krystal Anderson! I'll be a wife! How exciting (and nerve-racking!)

Dropped of my dress at the cleaner's today. There were a few spots on the front but the guy said it could all be taken care of for $20. Not bad! I pick it up next Friday.

Don't really know what to write again...I still have a few things to do but nothing out of control. I'm very lucky to have people doing so much for this wedding; they're really taking a lot of the stress off! Of course since we're planning a wedding in about 2 weeks, I don't think I have much time to stress about anything.

Still excited for consecrating the marriage...obviously.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

~2 weeks from today!

Two weeks from today...very, very excited.

I'm not going to wear the big expensive dress after all. I'm now wearing his aunt's dress she wore for her wedding! I think it's more suitable for the event we're having and I actually think it's more flattering.

I don't have much of an update at all, just wanted to share that change of plans.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

~marriage license woes

We're getting married in less than three weeks. In about 16 days. Or however far away the 23rd is. That's the "official" date; after we've changed it a million times for various reasons, this is the real one that won't change.

We need to get the marriage license. And because of BJ's new job he won't be able to be present when I go to get it in Dobson. So there's this whole ordeal we have to go through so that I can get it by myself. It involves getting this paper from the Clerk of Courts (?) notarized and processed and blahblahblah (It would be so much easier if he could call in to work late, but no. Can't do that because these frail, senile old people need to be transported to dialysis). The license costs $50 (yeah, I sooo have that!) and is good for 60 days after the day it's issued, just fyi.

Still stressing. I should probably calm down. I really doubt all this worrying is good for me. I'm not really worrying about everything like I usually do, but there are some things that bother and concern me. Number one is my dad. I should just give up on him and move on with life, but it's SO hurtful how he's been acting. And he really hasn't done anything, which is what I have the problem with. Number two is just getting everything over and done with. Two weeks. If I keep telling myself that maybe it will go by faster. Or with the luck I've had here lately, it'll go a heck of lot longer than that.

Friday, August 7, 2009

~worst day ever!

I was off work today, but let me tell you I would have much rather been working ALL day. It would have saved me a lot of tears and I-wish-I-could-just-die-right-now thoughts. Here's a brief rundown:

7:15 Got abruptly awakened when Gracie was carried downstairs, my alarm wasn't set until 7:30 am because she's been sleeping until then as of late.
9:00 Leave for Winston with mom, Dixie, and Gracie. Yawn the entire way there, freeze because the air is on (why?!), and listen to Gracie fuss the whole time.
9:45 Arrive in Winston at the medical center, go wait while mom gets radiation.
10:30 Get to David's Bridal only to find they're not open yet, so we head next store to the jewelry store, and...
10:40 Purchase two wedding bands for Barry and I (he got a plain dark Tungsten band and I got a diamond inlaid something). I was approved for $4,100 worth of credit, and ended up purchasing these rings, pushing us into debt by $795. WHAT THE %^&@ DID I DO THAT FOR? Oh yeah, because I tend to make split second decisions and don't think about the consequences. We ended up getting a payment plan; no interest for six months then it jumps up to 23.9%. *HEADDESK*
11:10 Head back to David's Bridal, where I'm next very rudely dealt with by the pregnant saleswoman. I explained how I wanted to return two things and exchange something else, but NO. Definitely can't do that. "It's posted all over our store, ma'm." Actually, no it's not. And your associates failed to explain that to me when my dress and it's $400 worth of accessories was purchased. I walk out with the same dress, veil, slip, corset, and DEBT I had before. So much for trying to consolidate bills.
2:00 Get back in town after stopping for lunch at the mall.
3:00 Head out to run errands where I'm informed that my Medicaid will NOT cover the Gardasil shot I received Monday, OR the office visit. I break down in tears upon hearing this. Why has today been so horrible with MONEY?

While I'm dealing with all this, I'm also dealing with the fact that I could possibly be having another reaction to NuvaRing, which I dealt with about a month ago. I've been having the hardest time finding good, hormonal birth control that won't affect me in negative ways. Last time I tried the ring I felt like I was going to die, no exaggeration. I've had it in for about 16 hours now and I'm still feeling good, so we'll see if I continue to feel this way. Whatever happens, I do not want babies within the year, and I'm not willing to use any "other" methods of protection which are sold in gas stations, if you get what I'm saying.

So, I had to tell BJ about my little purchase today; I couldn't keep it a secret. I started off with, "Okay...I did something bad today and I have to tell you." #1 Rule: NEVER start off a conversation like that. Ever. #2 Rule: Make sure he's in a good mood before proceeding. Actually, #1 and #2 should be switched.

But anyway, he was in a good mood and didn't react badly when I told him I just racked up eight hundred more dollars of bills. He seemed more concerned with how soon we can have the rings and if his ring was manly or not.

So there you have it. It was just a sucky day. I did recieve word that our apartment can be ready in two weeks, which means that I'll be married in about three. Thank God. I need that. I just want to curl up with him on the couch, in our tiny apartment, with hardly any food, in the dark (well, we'll have power, we're just going to try to conserve as much as possible)and just laugh with each other. And then fall asleep and wake up and do it all over again.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

~still no word.

We're still waiting to hear about the apartment. Still no update yet. I hope it's soon because I really want to move in there and start my new adult life. Grrr.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Can't wait to marry him. Can't wait to marry him. Can't wait to marry him. Can't wait to marry him. Can't wait to marry him. Can't wait to marry himmmmmm.

Sorry, slight outburst. But really, I can't. Actually I don't think either of us can wait, but you know, we kind of have to. If we got married now we wouldn't have a place to live. Lord knows what's taking our apartment so long to get ready. I wish we had an exact date we could move everything in. Although I can't wait, I'm hoping it's not for another two weeks or so, maybe three so I can get two more paychecks instead of just one. I'm really so excited though, so, so excited.

My room looks kind of like a storage shed now, only in the sense that it's covered in boxes with minimal walking room. The only things I haven't really packed up are my summery clothes and things I use every day. Everything else is in its individually-labeled box, perfectly organized with the contents and whether or not it's fragile written in oversized Sharpie writing. I have a shopping bag full of newspaper for wrapping the fragile things, and as it turns out I really don't have many breakable things. I have those seven circular mirrors and a set of 24 glasses, but other than that, you can drop everything I have from ten feet and it wouldn't break (I wouldn't recommend doing that to my laptop though).

Well anyway, I don't know why this is so short- usually I can go on and on and on about love and life and excitement, but I'm sort of in a rush to get this among other things done. BJ is preaching at church tonight and I'm about through the roof with excitement.