Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Working on Things...

Always and forever working on things.

The wedding is becoming a front-and-center thing these days. With only one month and 22 days remaining, work on this is starting to pick up again. Last week, Best Guy downloaded and filled out our license application. We've officially hit the 60-day window in which we can apply and tie the knot. We are planning on filing it within the next couple days.

Attendee counts will be due to the caterer before much longer. We're going to have to start confirming with our various vendors (like three. It's a good thing we're low key) and I'm going to have to start finishing some of these DIY projects. My mom is visiting this weekend and we're going to get her a Mother of the Bride outfit. My Best Chick is also driving up to join us. Best Guy has his outfit pulled together already. It's getting toward the time where we need to start figuring out our week of- and day of- schedule.

It's getting close.

I don't have my dress yet, but I'm not worried about it. I've seen some of my friend's ideas and holy wow! I am so excited to see what she comes up with. It's going to be glorious. I still need to buy shoes. I made a necklace, but if I can find a better one for a reasonable price I'll buy it. Mainly because the pretty necklace I made doesn't lay very well when I put it on.

We tore out a closet in the second bedroom this past weekend. We came to the conclusion a month or two ago that it wasn't original. There's another closet in the room that matches the closets in the other rooms. This one had a hot-air return and an electrical outlet in it. So we dismantled it, but a few holes in the wall, and gained a massive amount of extra space and light. Since we are having our living room professionally painted, we're having the guy look at our dry wall in that room to see if he can repair it or who he can recommend. We're also looking at some minor electrical changes to the bathroom. I guess this is what being a homeowner is like. Kinda nifty.

There are other things I am working on, things that are actually trumping wedding planning. Which are slight downers but also very good things... unfortunately you're going to have to live with the vague-posting for now. Hopefully I will be able to update everyone before too much longer.

Not much of a post.... it's kind of been a crazy couple weeks and I've been on a roller coaster. I'm tired. But there is hope at the end of the tunnel, and I'm clinging on to that.

Hope, and a wedding.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Apocolypse, Project 251 and Deleting the Past

A few astute observers will notice that I have taken down the post that I put up yesterday. For the rest of y'all...too late! While it felt good in the moment to get the sentiment and frustration out, in the end I decided it was bringing this space down with unhelpful negativity.

Ain't nobody got time for that shit.

So many wonderful, amazing things happened this past weekend I felt this space would be better filled with goodness.

So, here it goes!

The Apocalypse
Saturday night my dance group Leanan Sidhe teamed up with another local group The Accaliae (unpronounceable names of the world unite!) to bring down the house at Green Mountain Cabaret's monthly show. You guys, it was off the hook amazeballs. We don't have video yet but here is one picture that gives you a hint of how incredible it was:

As you can tell, this picture is courtesy of Tim Stowe Photography and the Green Mountain Cabaret.
Awesomeness abounds.

We have all agreed that working together was the Bomb Giggity and we are excited to collaborate again. I am eternally grateful for my Dance Sisters. One can never have too many empowered, strong, talented women in their lives.

Project 251
In the Post Apocalyptic world, there was waffles the next morning. Then some light errands, followed by lunch at a new restaurant that just opened up a few months ago. While Best Guy and I were there, conversation turned to our wedding ceremony (1 month 29 days, y'all). It turns out that while the grand idea was the same, the specifics were very different in our relative minds. We had a wonderful discussion that hashed that out. When we got home, we decided the day was too beautiful to stay inside, so we knocked off a few more towns. Here they are:
40: Ferrisburgh. By the time we got going the bake shop was closed, so no cupcakes for us.

There was a hay bale dude. I had to climb on it. There is also a picture of my huge ass
in the process of climbing on this thing. It has been banned from public.
41: Monkton. We got a kick out of the odd lettering. But we did not donate our bottles.

42: Bristol. Everything was closed, which is a pity because it was an adorable town.
We are going to go back some day when everything is open and explore a bit.

43: Waltham. This place was impossible to find. We didn't think there was
anything to take a picture of. It was that kind of town. There will be more.

44: Vergennes. Neither of us can hit the high notes. But at least BG can sing on-key.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sun. It's a Good Thing.

Best Guy and I took a three-day weekend and went down to Florida. It was a very quick trip, but oh did it do the Soul some good. Sunshine, warmth, good friends, good family. We both agree that the trip needed to be a little longer, but we just know that for next time now. It was our first time flying together and I think we knocked it out of the park. Our individual travel habits complemented each other well. I look forward to spending more time traveling with the amazing fella.

Here are some pictures of our killer weekend:

Friday, March 4, 2016

Getting Things Done

It's been a couple of crazy weeks since I last posted anything, so I figured I would give you an update.

I am officially in the eyes of Vermont and the IRS an LLC. I would like to introduce you to my new baby:
Before you ask, it is pronounced "tris-KEL-lay". I've got an automatic conversation starter here. 

Moreover, I have a Facebook page (you can like me here) and even a website that is pretty much complete at this point. Feel free to click on over to my website and do some exploring. Online booking has been set up and I can even take debit/credit cards. At least, I'm pretty sure I can.

Now.... all I need are some clients.

But as we're about to leave for a quickie 3-day trip to Florida, I'll worry about that next week. Business cards are on order and we're developing a flyer to post up around town to get the word out. I've got a few other marketing ideas, but as I constantly have to remind myself I don't have to do it all rightnow. This is my business. It will be successful, but it will also take some time to grow. I have plenty of time for all of my awesome ideas.

Best Guy has been an invaluable help through this entire process. He pushes me when I need it, challenges me so that my ideas and plans of action solidify and are fine-tuned, and dude has mad design skills. Seriously. He did my logo/s. He did my website. He did my business cards. He's doing my flyer. He even took my head shot. His talents have legitimately saved us hundreds of dollars. His support and confidence in me have been humbling and.... saying "I love you" repeatedly throughout the day just doesn't seem like enough for all that he's given me (and put up with) the last couple of weeks.

For the first time in a long time, I am excited for the next steps in my career. It's going to be a lot of hard work and most likely more schmoozing than I ever care to do again, but it will be worth it. Because it will be mine.

2016 is turning out to be one hell of a year.


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