Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 302 - Update

I booked the wedding :)  Ok, technically it's on hold since I don't have the signed contract yet but that's beside the point.  This one is really exciting for me for a few reasons:

1. This is my first bride who I got with NO referrals.  Not a friend of a friend, not "oh I know someone..." She was doing a google search, came across my name, and started looking me up.  Thank you, Infinite Joy Weddings Blog, for showing up in google searches :)

2. I'll be doing back to back weddings in Norfolk!  The google search was for wedding coordinators and her venue.  I'll be doing a wedding there for a sorority sister the weekend before her wedding.  So yay for establishing myself in Hampton Roads!

3. I'm now only ONE wedding away from my goal!  6/7!

Day 302

I have an interview for another wedding tonight... I don't want to go into to many details right now, but keep your fingers crossed for me!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 300

Every hundreth-day post, back again!

I fell a touch behind, but I still finished 8 goals in the last hundred days.

Goal 7, I made a scrapbook.  Goal 39, I completely cleaned the walk-in closet.  Goal 28, we maxed out our 401K contributions.  Goal 83, I really got to know 3 of my sisters.  Goal 32, we turned profits on both of our Roth IRAs.  Goal 94, I sang at a crowed karaoke bar.  Goal 87, I stayed at a VA B&B.  Goal 4, I visited 3 wineries that weren't in the Northern VA or Shenandoah regions.

This puts me at 29 goals finished so far!  Not too shabby.  I've also made more progress on the wedding front... I booked 2 weddings in the last hundred days.

For the next hundred days, I'm hoping to keep the apartment clean (goal 38 and yeah, yeah you've heard that one before).  I might be going to the mountains with Pappy (goal 3, and we've actually discussed it a little).  I'll try to make it to volunteer for an animal rescue (goal 9) and work on the crate with T&D (goal 67).  As for the rest... we'll see.  I'm still feeling really good about this, though I'm starting to see a few goals that aren't as important to me know as they were almost a year ago.  Ah, well.

300 days down, 701 to go.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 297

I am back from my mini-vacation!  My wonderful husband spoiled me rotten for my 25th birthday.  I got a pair of lovely hoop earrings, an iPhone, 3 pairs of shoes (LOVE!!!) and a trip to a bed and breakfast!  So that crosses off another goal...

87. Stay at a VA B&B.
87. Stay at a VA B&B.

The Mark Addy Inn in Nellysford, VA was adorable.  We stayed in the Mimosa room, which had a kind of Oriental theme.  The breakfast was INCREDIBLE, and there were inn pets!  Colby, the floofy little black dog, visited us at breakfast, and Tiger, the cat, graced us with a room visit.

We also visited 5, count 'em, 5 vineyards!  And since Nellysford is in the Montecello region...

4. Visit 3 VA wineries that aren’t in the Northern VA/Shenandoah region.
4. Visit 3 VA wineries that aren’t in the Northern VA/Shenandoah region.

We hit Veritas, Cardinal Pointe, Wintergreen, Hilltop Berry and Afton Mountain.  We bought way too much wine, but we had an amazing time.

While we were there, the dogs stayed at Doggy Daycare.  They got a good report, and they seem to be very happy.  Very tired, but very happy.

Best birthday ever.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 292

I just booked another wedding :)  5 of 7, hooray!!  I'll be doing a sorority sister's wedding in October of 2012, and I'm really pumped about it.  This is also the first time I've worked at a location more than once, so that's exciting, too (her wedding is at the same location as the first wedding I ever did).

I went to my little's bridal shower and bachelorette party last night.  It was a lot of fun, but 1. there are so creepy dudes out there and 2. I'm never wearing heels out if I'm going to be standing most of the time again.  OUCH.  Either way, it was a good time out with my little, I love her :)

And Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, especially mine :)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Day 284

It took a while for me to figure out what day I was on.  I suppose that's not a good sign for how well I've been blogging :)

The last few weeks have been more about getting back to where we were and planning then moving ahead, I suppose.  John got paid for the first time, and while his paychecks are significantly better than before, we're currently recovering from the short check/no check period while he was laid off.  Let me tell you though, that $500 bubble was a lifesaver.

We've also started talking very seriously about the vacation we plan to take next summer.  Like our trip to Cancun, I've been saving in small amounts every check and will continue to save into next year.  We really want to go back to Jamaica, and I've realized it will kill my goal to go to Puerto Rico.  I'm perfectly ok with that.  I think I wanted to go because well, it's a US territory (every time you look at travel sites there's the big "No passport necessary!!" note next to it) and I felt like it would be less expensive, so I should... I was kind of wrong haha.  I can't say for sure that I won't finish this goal in the next 2 years, but I'm not optimistic, and that's ok.

I had jury duty on Monday.  Actually, I got summoned for jury duty.  I didn't serve.  In fact, I didn't even get called up.  I just sat there for hours waiting to see if they'd call my name until they eventually just sent my group home.

I'm also now starting to count down the days till our B&B stay/my 25th birthday... it's right around the corner!  So excited!!