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Happy 2013! I am insane with worry.

Happy New Year! 2012 was a good year for me and I hope 2013 is even better.

Of course, as I say this, I am up with insomnia because of too much worry.  I think the problems will resolve themselves, I just can’t take immediate action which is what is keeping me up.

I have a few things I am obsessing over:

1) School – should I continue?  Do I want to?

2) Time –  School feels like it has sucked my life away.  I feel like my time is precious, I hate not having a life.

3)  Friends – I feel like I am neglecting friends.  I was involved in a conversation the other day about choosing to locate based on career or friends/family.  I chose friends/family and I think that says a lot about my current dilemma.

4) Work –  I am unhappy in my current position, but haven’t looked elsewhere, instead I headed straight to school.  Perhaps I should spend more time on my resume and actually job search.  I do want to be an accountant, but I am not sure the sacrifice is worth it, especially since it means less money and starting at the bottom again.

5) Hobbies –  I have very little time to work on any of the fun things I used to do, including this blog.

6) My Weight –  Keeps creeping up and I am way more out of shape than I used to be.  Heck, I have walked half-marathons, now I walk 1 mile and I am done.  I need more time to get back in shape.


I think all this is leading to a re-evaluation of my priorities.  I would like to work through them now, but since I am now married, they affect someone else and I am letting him sleep!


Catching up and catching cold

This morning I work up with a cold/sinus infection.  I ended up staying home from work for the day, which has given me time to update the blog a bit.  I have some new numbers and several topics that should appear over the next few days.  I may end up spreading them over a week or two, since I never know when I’ll be back.

I’ve tried keeping a consistent schedule of post, but I find life often gets in my way…….

Need More Hours

I need more hours in my day.  I just can’t seem to find the time to do everything.  I used to not have this problem.  I had done a pretty good job getting everything to balance in years past.  I think I may have to cull parts of my life.  The question is what is going to get cut?



New Career?




Clean House?



My New Husband?

I don’t think it is reasonable to cut any of them at the moment, that may be the problem……Hopefully this is just a temporary swelling of things that need my attention.  October will be better, right?

Funding The Wedding

When we decided to get married, we planned a wedding that we thought we could reasonably afford.  Granted, we could have gone cheaper, but I am glad we didn’t.  The wedding was exactly the way we wanted it.  Luckily, we ended up getting some help from my mom and H’s parents.  In the end it didn’t really cost us as much out-of-pocket as we had planned.

Good thing too, because we ended up having several unexpected house repairs that sucked up the money we originally set aside for the wedding.  We completely lucked out on the generosity of those who love us.

After it was all said and done I think we only ended up paying for our rings.  The rest came from our parents.

As we drove home the day after the wedding, we didn’t feel the pressure of impending wedding bills.  There was no post wedding blues.  While we put effort into planning the event, it didn’t take over our lives and become the focus.  We planned a wedding for us and included those we love.  We talked about how the world felt brighter, how much we enjoyed the wedding,  and having the people who mean so much to us attend.  There were people missing of course, people that we care about, but we set a specific limit and stayed with it.

Inviting people to our wedding rather than having a wedding for others made all the difference.

I Love Michigan

I cried a little at work this morning viewing this video. I realized I really love this state! Perhaps the sentiment has been felt by many people in this family. My ancestors have bee in Michigan since around 1850.

It’s My Wedding Day!

I will be back next week.  Too much to do….

Money Back for Mom

My dress had a few problems when I went to pick it up on Sunday.  Namely, blood spots on the dress.  I ended up sitting in that dressing room for an hour and a half.

Eventually they got the blood out, but in the process there was slight damage to the dress.  No one would know just by looking, but I could see where it was slightly torn and distressed.  Given that my wedding is Saturday and the most important thing is getting married, I didn’t make a huge fuss about it.  I plan on re-purposing the dress not sticking it in some box to preserve it.

I did manage to get a 10% discount however.  Not for me, but for my mom, since she bought me the dress.  They wouldn’t give me cash so she will have to go to the store with the receipt and her credit card.  They offered me in-store credit, but what would I use with $35 in a bridal shop.  I am not planning to do this ever again!  I was annoyed that my mom has to travel back to the store to receive her discount, but after almost two hours I just wanted to get home.

This is what I get for going to a cheap bridal shop, but there was no way I was going to spend a ton of money on a dress I’d be wearing for one day.

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