February, 2008 Archives


February 29th, 2008












Life keeps turning

February 28th, 2008

These days go by too fast.

I’m taking my last “vacation day” today since I had a few left. Tomorrow is my last official day of working full-time for the place I’ve been working nearly 4 years. Of course I found out too late that I could have just gotten paid for those extra unused vacation hours. I can use the days but I think I would have preferred the money. Oh well though; it’s too late now.

There are days when I’m totally excited, full of ideas about how to make “my business” better and I can’t wait to get started on all of them, all at once. Other days I’m just tired, overwhelmed, completely doubting what I’m doing.

Some days it’s a little of both. Today is one of those days. I can’t decide if I want to edit the 2 weddings I’m in the middle of, clean off my desk (I can’t work my best with a messy desk and it’s been a terrible mess since the day after I bought it), work on some new ideas, or just go back to bed.

looking forward

February 21st, 2008

I don’t know about this whole working-for-myself thing.

It’s hard.

I think we have like 10 or 15 weddings booked between now and November. I don’t know, I can’t keep track anymore. I think we have one Summer date available. If that.
I started my 3 days a week schedule 3 weeks ago and I feel busier than ever.

But we got our taxes done and again I was pleasantly surprised. So pleasantly surprised, in fact, that I’m going to start the process for looking into maybe actually buying a car for the second time (first time was back in 1998).

I’m thinking Honda Civic. Perhaps Toyota Corolla. Mostly likely used. I hate the idea of having car payments. Hate, hate, hate. Won’t do unless absolutely necessary.
I’m concerned about driving my car. It’s on its last leg, I think. It’s been back and forth between Texas & Connecticut numerous times. It’s been to Novia Scotia (far east Canada). It’s been to Arizona. California. It’s tired. I’ve written about its problems. I’m starting to have serious fears about Darek’s car (also getting old) breaking down on the drive between a ceremony and the reception. So it’s time to start the search.

Any advice?


Help please.

february 14: packing for austin

i’m only a few days behind right?

february 11: we’ve never cooked with asparagus before

february 12: what lies beneath the vanity

february 13: keeping feet warm with rice

february 2: bridals

february 3: switches

february 4: construction time again

february 5: i guess i missed it?

february 6: my workstation sucks.

february 7: pizza gone terribly wrong

february 9: the arbor day people sent us a tree. i’m pretty sure we killed it. : (

february 9: scrabble this, scrabble that

february 10: the switches! they work!!! (not so much for the electrical outlet…oh well).