Not a whole lot to update the blog on and haven't felt a huge need to post here lately, but I might as well check in just as a status update for the 0 people who read this blog.
Things are still progressing well on our new place on 36th Street in Normal Heights. It looks like our closing date is going to be November 15th, which gives us time over the Thanksgiving holiday to move, paint, clean, do little odds and ends. I'm not freaking out yet, but I probably should. We still have to get home insurance all lined up, pay the rest of our down payment, get the loan final, find new tenants for our current place...the list goes on. Expect a stressed out version of me for the next couple of months.
We're also starting the early planning for our wedding. So far we're trying to decide between a Vegas wedding at Mandalay Bay or a San Diego wedding. Since it will be a destination wedding for our family and some of our friends anyway, San Diego kind of makes sense. If we do it in Vegas, everyone will have to travel. San Diego would mean more than half of the people won't have to travel at all. It will all come down to costs essentially. With the biggest purchase of our lives looming, I just don't want to drop $10,000 of our money on this. I would like to have a simple and beautiful ceremony that people enjoy coming to. Not sure if we want to do a beach wedding, or maybe a vineyard type setting in Temecula, or something in Balboa Park? I can't decide.
I have been busy and haven't been able to ride my horse much lately, but when I do I love her more and more. Her trainers are doing a great job with her. She's quiet, responsive, and an absolute blast to ride.
All is mostly well over here. I'm weaned off my Lexapro and I'm hoping that my anxiety issues don't return. If they were planning to, now will be the time with all the incoming stress. I'm looking forward to a couple weeks off work in December and a nice relaxing holiday in our new house. Luke is on mandatory OT for the next couple of months and it's definitely stressing him out and me as a result, despite him doing all the hard work.
Things that are making me happy lately:
+ Discovery of polymer clay/Sculpey
+ Halloween decorations in my house
+ Halloween candy, yum!
+ xoJane and its awesome articles lately
+ Wine, particularly red wine of the malbec variety
+ League of Legends, Dishonored, and World of Warcraft's new expansion
+ Board game nights with friends