The One Where I Remember I Have a Blog

Yep.

So basically, In the past 8 months since I’ve written, I’ve gotten a new job (that I love!) at the same school, have been planning my wedding, and have gained and lost odd amounts of weight that equal to me being probably 15 lbs heavier than the last time I posted. Yikes.

Our wedding is only 40 days away! I’m right on track with all the planning, and basically the only things left to do right now are the little details: putting together the favors (which involve salt water Taffy, so I really can’t do this until the week of the wedding, finalizing the seating chart (again, have to wait for all the RSVPs to come back), picking up my dress (which I did have to have taken in, so that’s a plus), and finalizing my hair and make-up. I have a trial on May 12th and I honestly don’t know how I’m going to wear it. I know I’m not wearing a veil and that I want it down-ish with a silk flower in it, but that’s as far as I’ve really gotten. I tried to mock up how I’d want my hair to look, something like this:ImageWe’ll see. Also, my chesticle area looks HUGE in this picture (because they are). My boobs are so big that I really look like I have a freakish shrunken head sometimes. Le sigh.

Of course, now that the wedding is a little over a month away, and being Mrs. Z is in sight, I have a new personal obsession: Babies. Oh dear Lord, I want a baby, like, yesterday. LaLa’s son Peanut is by far the most adorable little man I’ve ever met, and if I could have one of him tomorrow, I’d be blissfully happy. What I run into, of course, is that we’re not even married yet, so Paul and I clearly are not ready AS A COUPLE to have a baby. But I am, oh I am.

I mean, realistically, I’ll be 30 in February. I’d like to have our first baby while I’m still 30 or 31, so that I can have baby #2 around 33/34. I really have hesitations about babies after 34. I’m not so sure Paul get’s that, that there is really a time frame for me to safely have babies, but he’ll have to figure it out. I’m thinking if we start trying around March of next year, we’ll have a good year and a half of being married before the baby comes (hopefully). But who knows, I may throw that out the window and this time next year may not have even started trying yet. Whatever will be will be.

In work news, I was offered a new job back in September and made the switch over to our Enrollment Management division in October. I got a nice $4000 increase in salary plus normal working hours and a boss who respects me and I couldn’t be happier. I’m really allowed to be creative and independent and make decisions about the work that I’m doing. Plus, I work with some amazing people and the past 6 months have been great. I do a lot of large-scale event planning and I work with our Social Media, both of which I find interesting and challenging. I still see the old boss every now and then, and have to work with her on certain projects, but I definitely love that I don’t have to see her every day. My stress level is significantly lower now.

Finally, I’m still pleasantly plump. I went on a Weight Watchers kick in January/February and lost 10 pounds (granted I gained 30 since I got engaged) and have been waffling ever since. My addiction is definitely food, and it’s very hard to change my habits. But I’m trying. As I type I’m lightly snacking on hummus. And drinking a lot of water. Plus, I need to get my booty on the floor and do pilates. My core needs to be toned.

I’m not going to make any promises of posting, I’m simply going to say, “see you when I see you” and try to make an effort.

40 days! Woo!

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The Fates Did Not Smile On Me Today

I really don’t want to turn this blog into my place to rant, but every once and a while a good “frickin-ey” is called for. Today is one of those days.

I didn’t sleep last night. Why? A tiny little villain called post-nasal drip. My throat is ON FIRE. Why didn’t I call out, you say? I can’t. A) I have no idea if I have accrued any sick time yet, and B) I have an event tonight- Bingo. In addition, my division’s Holiday Party is today, although I’m not in a very festive mood. And finally, Achoo and I are scheduled to go see that apartment today.

Oh, and the monsoon outside is still raging. Can’t forget about that.

So yeah, today is a pretty crappy day. I’m trying to think of the positive things- like free lunch at said holiday party, the potential of finding an apartment, and lots and lots of tea. I also scored some free cough drops from the Wellness Center. Granted, I don’t have a cough, but they will at least help me be able to swallow without wincing.

On a good, but completely unrelated note, I have been searching high and low for Red Velvet Cake mix so that I can make cookies for a Christmas cookie swap I’m going to next weekend. I had not been able to find it ANYWHERE, until a trip to Walmart for work yesterday. Score one for Walmart, because I was able to pic k up 3 boxes for only $0.98 each! Don’tcha just love a bargain? (Wait- that’s Christmas Tree Shops… oh well, I’m sick. I get a pass.)

Thinking of that made me happy. I needed that.

Ok, before I bore everyone with unexplained rambling, I’m going to get some more tea before I head up to this Holiday Shindig.

Hopefully today will turn around!

A Whole New World

Welcome, Welcome.

You may or may not have read some of my stuff from my days over on Bridge and Tunnel, but I’ve decided to go my own way for a couple of reasons. 1) I am no longer single, so the “Tale of Two Single and Fabulous…” description doesn’t really apply anymore. 2) Queens is really busy and doesn’t really have time to write, so rather than have people expecting two writers and only getting one, I’ve decided to go solo. And 3) Pork Roll, Egg, and Cheese is just the most perfect title EVER.

I’m a little nervous about blogging on my own. But I love to do it, and sometimes I have interesting things to say, so I figure why not.

There will still be stories about Achoo, LaLa and Freckles, LiLi’s wedding, work, losing weight, sex, and my random thoughts.

I’ll get into more meat and potatoes tomorrow. But, again, welcome! And Enjoy!