Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 272

Ok.  I don't have any new goals to cross off, but I've at least had an interesting 2 weeks filled with progress :)

-Went to a wedding last Friday (5/20) like a normal person!  The bride and groom were a family friends who attended John's and my wedding, so it was really fun to go to a wedding with my whole family.  The venue was great... I sort of knew the people from professional circles (they remembered me!) and so I was really glad to go to an event at their location.  It was so pretty, overlooking the Occoquan!  And BTW if anyone's planning a wedding... they did just beer and wine at the bar and I didn't even notice until I thought about it later.

-I worked a wedding on Friday (5/27).  It went really well.  It was very sweet and emotional, beautiful wedding, beautiful couple.  The really cool thing for me about this wedding was finding out that the father of the bride used to be a professor at CNU, way back when it was still Christopher Newport College.

-Since John started his new job, we've been discussing our savings.  We're drastically upping what we're putting away each paycheck, so that we're in a better position to start trying to have a baby next summer and to buy a house next fall.  We also divide our money up so that we each have a small checking account, and I've been putting half of my personal money each check into savings so we can go back to Jamaica next summer (Puerto Rico's  probably out, sorry goal 88) and John's decided to match my contributions so we can have an amazingly awesome return trip to Couples Negril!

-We've booked a B&B trip for my 25th birthday... that's one goal we'll cross off in June :)

-I saw Bridesmaids last night with John and my MIL.  It was hilarious, definitely see it!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Day 256

Terrible blogger?  I'd say so.

But I return with a concilatory gift... a completed goal.

94. Sing at a crowded Karaoke bar
94. Sing at a crowded Karaoke bar

I just came back from celebrating my brother Christian's 22nd birthday, in which he went to a bar with Karaoke.  I sang three songs: Under Pressure (sung with Christian, I sang Freddie Mercury's part, quite badly), Don't Fear the Reaper (better than Under Pressure) and Girls Just Want to Have Fun (which was quite awesome, I must say).  Even John joined in on the fun, singing 500 Miles by the Proclaimers.

My throat is sore and I'm coughing a lot, but I had a great time and I'm glad to cross off my first goal in May!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Day 248

Finally, I can reveal the News That Isn't Mine!!

Drumroll please...

John's accepted a job offer, and he starts 5/16!!!  We're so excited!!  He's getting a 17% raise, infinitely better benefits, and still has a decent commute!

Why it took so long to post this: He received 3 job offers.  When I originally referenced the really great news, he'd just gotten offer 1.  The next day he got laid off, effective immediately.  Then he had another interview that evening, and one on Tuesday.  He got the other two offers 2 days ago, and then finally decided where he was going.

We're incredibly excited about this.  To tie it into goals, he now has a 100% 401K match up to 6%, which he plans to utilize immediately.  I'm holding to my original complete date on that, haha.

So hooray for new adventures and opportunities :)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 244

Hello hello!  Another month, another chance to get some goals completed :)

I think this month I'll focus on getting Infinite Joy Weddings some advertising (no one has visted my site in over a week, sadness) and maybe volunteer at an animal rescue.  Also, if my brother does karoke for his birthday, as he's mentioned possibly doing, I'm so in.

On a non-goal related topic, it was an extremely pleasant morning surprise to wake up and see that the bad guy of my entire teenage/adult life finally got what was coming to him.  Good riddance to bad rubbish.  It's about time.