So I am currently....
How crazy is THAT?!
But really, we've been engaged for almost a month and have gone back and forth about a date until today. Finally. I was so tired of trying to please everyone, of seeing my fiance's utter exhaustion at trying to make everyone happy, so I just called him and picked a date and we just decided and that was it. And it was like a 50-pound weight was lifted off of us.
I'm excited to be a bride, and I am so, so excited to be a wife, and hopefully a mother soon after that.
I'm going wedding dress shopping tomorrow with my mom, sisters and brother. Yes - my little brother is coming, too! He is the youngest after 3 girls and knows more about "fashion" and what looks good than most women I know, and he's just one of my favorite people in the universe. So we're all excited and I just can't believe I'm going to be putting on wedding dresses. What a crazy adventure, this life. I am still processing the fact that what I have been waiting for since I was a little girl - getting married! - is actually happening. Wow.
I finished I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings which was lovely, and so timely since I started reading it literally days before Maya Angelou died. What a beautiful soul she was.
Right now I'm working on The Book Thief because I saw the movie and LOVED it. Seriously loved it. So I just wanted to get a sense of the book itself, because I prefer reading to watching movies anyway.
At the moment I'm sitting with my parents who are watching the Dodger game - so that's my literal "currently." Otherwise, I've been watching old episodes of Grey's Anatomy on Netflix even though I've already watched every single one. I think I'm having withdrawals because it's not on TV right now...
The baseball game on TV -- the ever-present sound of my parents' house. There is a game on our TV probably at least 60% of the time. But my most recent music discovery? Ben Rector. Seriously. I am in love.
I swear this song was written just for me.
Am I allowed to say everything?
I'm thankful for the sweet baby I get to nanny over the summer, because he smiles and coos at me all day even when I'm exhausted and stressed out.
I'm thankful for his amazing mother who is a wonderful woman to work for and spend time with.
I'm thankful for my fiance, and his undying selflessness and strength.
I'm thankful for my brother, who is my best friend and makes me laugh and lets me cry on his shoulder late at night when i just feel weepy.
I'm thankful for my Godspell cast who make me laugh until I cry literally every time I am with them. I will have to make another post on that soon - but man, am I glad I agreed to do this show. I'm so grateful to be getting to know such incredible people who bring me such immense joy.
And I'm just thankful this guy is going to be my husband in 8 1/2 months. So beyond thankful.