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Engagement Party

At the end of July we had or “engagement party”. I put that in parentheses because we didn’t know half the people who showed up. My family loves an excuse to throw a party. We didn’t care, we got to see a bunch of friends and family, and lots of food.

They randomly wanted a pig

They randomly wanted a pig

Some of the other food we had

Some of the other food we had

The thing I’ve learned with my family is to go with the flow. There will always be too many opinions. Sometimes you need to mediate, or pretend to listen and do what you want, or just to tell them all to shut-up. :p This party more people had a say since my aunt and uncle hosted it. But no one gets a say for my wedding, not even my parents.

Me, Fiance, his parents, and a close friend

Me, Fiance, his parents, and a close friend

Me and my mom

Me and my mom

The day before I wrapped over 300 egg rolls and 50 cream cheese wontons. They all randomly decided to have a pig roast. Thinking that it would be easy because my fiance works with them. Not on a regular basis and no one owns any. So that was fun……

I the end everyone had fun. And that’s what matters. I’m just glad I took two days off after it to rest.

End to the Holidays

I always love going up to see family and friends, but I love getting back home to peace and quiet in my library. Saturday was the Vilay clan dinner. Sadly I couldn’t find a gift for Bad Santa. But I was great to see everyone and eat till I passed out.Image

The rest of the time was less hectic. Saw a friend on Monday, Xmas Eve with my immediate family, then down to the fiance’s family after. This year was really good for gifts. No one got anything they did not want and people actually stayed mostly within the lists. For a nice end of the years I wrote some letters of gratitude. Some were for people in my life and others for people that I lost the friendship and needed that last part to finally completely let it go.

Now that I had five days off its back to writing. And I got my first article up in a blog. (http://www.degreediary.com/view-post/In-Defense-of-the-College-of-Liberal-Arts) It doesn’t pay but I don’t care right now. Just need the exposure now. But soon I really need to start thinking about making some money. Three weeks is not enough time to start really making money writing. And sadly that means finding a job I don’t really like. But bills need to be paid and we have a wedding to go to in February. But I’m glad I tried and its a big step closer.
In a couple of weeks I will be getting a book that with hopefully be a huge help. The Complete Guide To Article Writing.Image Maybe I’ll do a book review on it to let you know how helpful it is.
Hope everyone had a good holiday and didn’t gain too much weight.

Countdown to Wedding Part 1, Money

A week to go to the wedding. And this is the one I have to do the most work.

Everything is planned out. Clothes, backup shoes, where and when we need to be, hair, and the dog. Me and the BF are going to work hard for tips at the bar. That money is going to help with food and entertainment for Wedding Part 2. Which is getting more and more expensive for us.

It really sucks how much its costing me to even go to my own Brother’s weddings. I’m not even in the wedding party. I shouldn’t have to help to pay for it. That usually means you should wait and save.

Hell, my Mom is paying for most of the one up here, and the Bride’s side is helping in San Diego. Then they act like they can’t be bothered with the details.

After getting all this help because they “can’t” afford it, they put an offer on a house two weeks before the wedding. Um, I’m pretty sure down payments aren’t cheap.

Is that fair to keep asking people to help with your wedding just so you can get a house?

(This pic is not them, but a good representation. The couple is really cute though)

I seriously love all the stone at the branford House. So pretty and timeless!