Monday, June 30, 2008

Crazy weekend.

Man, what an exhausting weekend.

Pat was away this weekend so I thought I'd have some time for myself. Wrong.

Friday night was good - I was able to work on our invitations and I actually stayed up until almost midnight cutting out all the inserts. I got a phone call at 1:15am and it was Amy. They were stuck in Michigan and she was wondering if I could pick her up at 8am in Boston. Well, of course I did. So I tried to call Pat to let him know what was going on, but he didn't answer. I finally fell back to sleep. Then he called about 2:30 to figure out what was going on. I finally got back to sleep. At 4:45 I was wide awake, knowing I had to get up at 5am anyway.

By 5:40 I was on the road - the gas station actually opened early for me. How nice.

I arrived at Logan Airport at about 7:30. It was a nice drive down, there certainly weren't many people on the road that early on a Saturday morning. Amy and Luis arrived on time and we were off to Casco to deliver them to her Mom.

When Amy walked in her Mom was very surprised and glad to see her. It was quite emotional. Linda isn't doing well, but at least she knew who we all were. I think she's in a lot of pain and very uncomfortable. It's so hard to see her like that and know that Saturday may have been the last time I'll see her.

After that emotional visit I drove to Monmouth for Alaina's baby shower! It was fun to see her family again and they got a lot of nice stuff for the baby! They also got me our spice rack off our registry for a bridal shower gift! I'm so excited - I love it and it's the same one Alaina has! Now that we've pushed back the shower date Alaina might be able to make it if she goes early with the baby.

As exhausted as I was, I met up with Julie, Devon and Lavonah for dinner. I probably wasn't the best company since I was so tired and I also sort of felt like an outsider because they all know each other a lot better than I do. But I need more girlfriends so I hope we do it again soon.

Yesterday I went to Mass and then to visit with Gram, Mom and the Aunts. After lunch I finally went back home to work on the invitations. I got a ton of matting cut out and I love how it all looks. I'm really proud of these invitations. I hope everyone else loves them as much as I do. I know...they're only paper and they'll get thrown away. But still...I love them.

This morning I thought I broke my heel. I was walking down to the basement and when I stepped off the stairs my heel came down on my rollerblade wheel and it immediately hurt so badly I almost threw up. The pain was so intense. When I got upstairs I realized why - I am now sporting a HUGE blood blister on my heel. It's nasty and painful - it seriously hurts with each step. I actually contemplated not even coming to work today it's so bad. Gross.

Anyway, I hope you all had a good weekend! I'm going to try to blog more like I used to.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Three months!

Wow, it's sure getting close now! Three months from right now I'll probably be exhausted at the reception and I'll be a Mrs! I can't wait to be Pat's wife, as cheesy as that may sound.

Pat's gone this weekend. He's working in Fryeburg and North Conway and he's also working the NASCAR race in Louden, NH this weekend. I have to admit - I'm kind of jealous of that one!

I'll be working on our invitations all weekend. I really love them so it's kind of fun putting them together. I can't wait to see them all finished! I just need to figure out how to adhere the ribbon...I'm sure I can come up with something!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sad News

I just found out today that my best friend's Mom has about three weeks to live. Linda (Amy's mom) has been like a second mom to me my whole life. For 29 years our parents have lived next door to each other and our mothers have been the best of friends. I feel so awful about this - I've never known that someone has X amount of time left. It's just hard.

I know Mom and I will go see her at some point. I believe she'll be in a hospice until the end and this is just so hard for me to accept and understand. I know she has been sick, but it's hard to know that this is really the end.

What's also so difficult is that Amy is 9 months pregnant in California. She's due 7/28. Her doctor has cleared her to fly home, but I don't know if she will or not. I personally can't imagine not coming home to say goodbye to my Mom, but she also has to think about the her health and that of her unborn baby. Such a tough decision. I don't know what I would do.

Linda has had diabetes ever since I have known her. She's been going downhill quickly over the past month and they found out that her liver is basically all cancer at this point. There is nothing they can do, she just isn't well enough. Oh, it's just so so so sad.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Invitation land

That's where I'm living these days. I'm eating, sleeping, breathing invitations. For a while I was stuck on the design. Now that I've worked that out, I'm stuck on whether or not to put a matting layer on it.

Part of me loves the simple look of it. The other part loves the regal look of a mat. The other part of me thinks that the 100lb cardstock for the inserts feels too flimsy by itself. Oh the dilemmas!

I swear, I can't even answer normal wedding questions these days without these invitations popping into my head. I am currently (like right this minute) supposed to be printing out the inserts, but I'm not.

Jaime, why aren't you? Because I can't decide on the matting. If I do mats I'll have to make the inserts smaller. So what good would printing be at this point?

Ok, I am making a decision tonight, one way or another.

First post here

I've been a blogger for more than four years. I have put out every mundane and embarrassing detail of my life for the world to see. Some has been humorous, some boring, some sad. But that's life. That's my life.

Now I need a fresh start. I'm not going to give up the old blog and in fact, most posts will probably be double posted. But I'm not that person that I was four and a half years ago. I need a new blog to start the next chapter of my life.

By my next chapter I mean planning our wedding, getting married, being married and raising a family. I suppose that's not so much a chapter as a whole book in itself.

So here I am.

I'm Jaime. My fiance is Patrick (Pat). We're getting married in 96 days.

Come along for the ride.