So, I’m officially going to be twenty-three at 8:20 tonight. It’s kind of weird to think about, my fiancé was this age when we started dating. Kind of weird. I’m one of those people who is always backtracking and thinking about what I was doing a week ago, a year ago, what have you. I wonder if anyone else does that? Probably.
The second job didn’t work out. It required one of those stupid personality tests–the kind you can’t think about and ask you questions like, “I used to be late to work, but now I’m not” and ask you to either agree or disagree. What if you’re never late for work?! Argh. A lot of other people failed it, only one passed. The lady we know was upset about it, she couldn’t hire any of the people she wanted. I will cry over my loss of a discount, but maybe it is for the best. If I had taken the job, well, that would mean no Christmas with my family. That would not go over well, especially since my grandma is already guilt-tripping me for not calling enough. Sigh.
On the other hand, there may be an IT job I could possibly try for. My mother-in-law knows some people in her organization that also work for a health center. They’ve never had an IT person and are still working out the kinks in the position requirements, etc. I’ve done that job to an exact T and have about half a year’s experience in it. So, if it does come to pass, we’ll see. If I do get it, it would work out REALLY well for us, even after/if he gets the forensics job. We’re still waiting to hear from the state police, but I refuse to be negative. Especially with what they’ve said thus far…
I’ve also started the daunting task of trying to decide where we want to get married. I still haven’t even tried on my dress–I’m too afraid to take it out of the plastic. I tend to ruin everything I touch, heh. So far, I think getting married in Key West would be really cool. Especially because this year, my in-laws have two consecutive weeks to spend down there and my parents are hopefully coming, too. The place I am really looking into is the Beachside Resort and Conference center.
It has a few different places you can get married at and also offers a small, intimate wedding ‘package’. My dress is very beachy and kind of informal, so it would definitely work out. We don’t need to worry about reception stuff or photographs… mostly because my in-laws own two condos down there and both my father-in-law and my own grandpa are pretty hefty into photography. I doubt my grandparents can make it, but I didn’t think they would be able to, no matter where we got married.
I’ve already started acquiring jewelry. I have these really awesome diamond earrings–they look 100% real and are just a strand of about eight or so that hang down. I got them for seven dollars, haha, at a jewelry expo that was in the conference center with the Relay U. The whole ACS Relay University thing isn’t my bag, but it was so awesome to meet the man that’s responsible for my fiancé surviving even after they gave him two days to live. He had leukemia when he was three. The man he introduced has dedicated his entire professional life to curing leukemia. It was really great to meet him.
Also, I just have to mention it, because I’m such a backwater poor person, but at the jewelry expo, they had these really expensive necklaces and earrings. I didn’t realize that my original choice for wedding earrings was expensive, I thought they just looked real but were cheap. I had them in my ears when the woman said, “they usually go for 8,000″ and nearly died. I’ll probably never wear something so expensive again in my life! I thought my fiancé was going to collapse. His face literally turned PALE. He’s very financially conscious.
This entry is turning out to be huge, but I just have to share one more thing. I think I’ve found what I want for Christmas! Unfortunately, it’s $800… I had no idea when I saw it in the case at Zales… but its so pretty. Even the fiancé liked it, but he didn’t know the price. I looked it up online.
I should have let him sneak into Zales and ask. The manager we know–the one who wanted to hire me–would’ve guilt tripped him into getting it for me. Why? Because my lovely fiancé ruined my chances at a matching wedding set by not realizing when my wedding band went down to $200, he should’ve bought it. Sigh. We give him crap about it constantly, because I literally cannot find a single thing that matches nor can be sized down to fit my size 4 fingers.
I doubt he’ll get it for me knowing the price, but I really like it. Makes me re-think buying him a $500+ Seiko watch for our first Christmas together… cheap bugger. He probably won’t even offer to take me out for dinner tonight. My father-in-law asked if he would and when I said “probably not” he got mad and said he was going to kick his butt.