Friday, Nov. 24, 2006
Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Wedding
I would sing the praises of Friday, but I'm still trying to get past the aftereffects of yesterday's tryptophan overdose.
This being Black Friday, I know many of my fellow females were out engaging in retail therapy. I'm not one of them. Aside from trying to watch every penny, I'm deathly allergic to the insane crush of the shopping day after Thanksgiving. That goes double when still working in Hades, Floor 2.
The interview this morning went well. Talking with the temp place, I discovered they have in mind to send me to a minimum of three places, after which *I* will get to choose where I work. All are temp-to-perm positions, full time.
Obviously the businesses will also have a say as to whether or not I work there, but I never anticipated that I'd be given multiple-choice of jobs. It really drove home the extremely low unemployment rate here (on the order of 2 percent.) I'm surprised the pay scale isn't higher, too, though at least here the housing options won't suck up an entire paycheck. One of the ladies from work is renting a 2 bedroom brick home with a big yard and is paying $375 a month rent. We don't have to deal with bitter cold in winter, and before summer we should have a bit more money coming in.
I still intend to take off a few days when MC and I get married, barring catastrophe. And no, we still haven't officially set a date because it will depend on when his divorce becomes final. At this point we're tentatively planning for December 23. That could move either direction before it's all said and done. If it moves at all, I hope it moves to a closer date, though, rather than later.
Matter of fact, now that I look at the calendar, we should be able to go in a week from Monday to get his hearing date set.
There are about a bazillion things we need to take care of and I'd like to get them done between jobs, if at all possible. We would still like to do a period-costume wedding, but it's been so hectic all around that I don't know if it's going to be possible. I still want an informal ceremony that's fun for everyone, even if only a handful of family shows up.
Given that MC positively adores Christmas and I love this time of year, the timing is just about perfect.
Before - After
In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )