After a brief but unintentional hiatus, I am back to blogging at full speed! I apologize for any distress that my lack of blogging may have caused any of you. What? You mean you weren't crying yourself to sleep over my lack of posts? Well fine then! Thankfully, TLS was able to make it out of England with only a 48 hour
delay. My advice to any of you who ever agree to spend five straight days with the future in-laws: ALCOHOL. If you think you have enough in your suitcase to supply the Kappa Sigs' Around the World Party, bring an additional flask.
TLS and I had our engagement party on Tuesday night and my mother used the same principle when it came to buying alcohol for the party. We are still drinking leftovers. And will be until the day our potential offspring graduates from med school. I had a blast catching up with all of my girlfriends and it was great for TLS to finally meet them! For those of you who saw that I alluded to it on Twitter last night, TLS and I went down to City Hall and got married. We had spent the night before in a Manhattan hotel and neither of us remembered to pack toothpaste, so we ended up chewing like a pack of gum each. I also ended up wearing the same shirt from the day before. After the romantic 60 second ceremony, my new husband, my ASA little sister, and I walked to our lovely gourmet reception luncheon at the Golden Arches. This is truly the day that every little girl dreams about, and on April 27th, 2010 it became mine. On Thursday, I get to spend the day at an Army Post here in Brooklyn getting added as TLS's dependent. We are not considering ourselves married until we have the religious wedding next year, and I am referring to him as my fiancé, not my husband, but it is a wonderful feeling knowing that we are one step closer to me being put on his orders and us being together in Germany. Because we are now legally married, when he flew out last night, I was able to get a gate pass to go through security instead of having to say our goodbyes before security. It was great having more time, but it made goodbye that much harder. I made sure he was one of the last people to board the plane, and stood there with my nose pressed to the glass watching his plane until it took off. When it finally did, I sat alone at the gate and cried. TLS will probably be moving sometime around Memorial Day and I may not make it to Germany until late June-July so we can potentially not see each other for another 2.5 months. Sniff.
Since I don't want to turn my blog into a pity party and end on a sad note, here are some things I'm looking forward to this month:
*Salsa dancing lessons. My mommy aigned me up for May and I'm hoping this will help out with the Wedding Dress Diet. Moreso than the Cheetos I'm currently eating are.
*Attending the Opening Gala of the ABT with my mommy.
*TLS got me a new netbook and it is being delivered this week! I can finally post pictures from my blog. Expect the return of Wordless Wednesday, Favorite Things Friday, and the adventures of a beagle in First Class.
*Getting health insurance again. (COBRA would have been around $600/month for me, so I opted not to get it.)
*A fabulous giveaway, once I figure out what that will be. (A note to any retailers who read my blog, I may not be able to host my own giveaways for logistic reasons in May-July, so if you would like to sponsor a giveaway on my blog, please email me. I have a few giveaways lined up for my birthday month again, but am still waiting for a few more.)
*Meeting with the wedding planner and getting the ball rolling!