I’ve been sort of bummed lately and I hate to transfer that here.   We’ve just both been pretty stressed about the wedding.  Just recently found out that we’re down two groomsmen and I have an awful feeling that we’re actually down three, we just haven’t heard about it yet.  Because I have no final count for the wedding party (seriously?  I expected not to have a final guest count yet but I always thought that it would be easier with the wedding party — and it has been, on MY side) I can’t finalize and print the programs or finish making place cards or even work on the order of the processional.  I can’t figure out who’s walking down with who and in what order.  Not knowing the total guest count means I also can’t finalize programs or place cards or order favour boxes.  I know none of this stuff SOUNDS like a big deal but it is really a little irritating. 

Maybe we’re just feeling a little bit ignored.  Neither of us expected showers, bachelor or bachelorette parties… but it’s sort of weird to know that no one even wants to, like, take Jesse out for a movie and dinner or go grab coffee with me.  Obviously I know that no one’s owed a fuss prior to the wedding… but, at least in our circles, it seems sort of culturally expected.  Ah well, once we get to Oregon it’ll all be so exciting that I’m sure we’ll forget all about it.  And I have decided that we’ll do “one last date” before we’re married, on the weekend before we leave for Newport.  I got concert tickets to the Silversun Pickups show and I think we’ll go out for Indian food, maybe Samosa Factory.  Yummy! 

Anyway, other things.  I’m really enjoying my new job.  It’s fast-paced and very busy, there’s lots to learn and I feel like I’m doing pretty well so far.  I think the experience and being in my current department will be invaluable to me when we do decide to try to relocate near Portland. 

I’ve been trying to do more yoga lately in an attempt to NOT have to go to more doctors.  I’ve noticed my stupid back locking up more… waking up a bit earlier in the morning seems worth it for less pain and I really am enjoying it.  HOWEVER.  Doing yoga in a house with a cat is harder than it may sound, particularly when you have a cat who wants to be with you All. The. Time. 

Sebastian graduated from his training class!  We’ll be starting an intermediate course in the fall, working towards passing his Canine Good Citizenship test hopefully by the beginning of 2011.  He looked absolutely adorable in his little mortarboard cap although he knocked it off his head about 30 seconds after this photo was taken. 

Anyway, that’s all folks.