A lovely video recap from my time in New York with Gambita. Such a fun experience!
I’m offering 50% off at uejewelry.com until 12/1 with code MERRY50—get some stocking stuffers! Treat yo’ self! This is the largest discount I’ve ever offered…but this year has been really, super great. End shameless self-promotion.
A few more wedding photos: Our cake was white and chocolate with buttercream frosting, and our flowers were wildflowers and coxcombs from a local greenhouse that sells them at our farmer’s market (who, upon further discussions, turned out to be an old family friend!)
Over the weekend, I started to get really nervous about my flu and back pains I’d been have since Thursday. So nervous, in fact, that I started to cry. Brandon convinced me to go to the ER and after several hours and tests, the doctors announced that I most likely had a case of viral meningitis.
A spinal tap is the only way to verify that it’s not the very dangerous bacterial meningitis, but based on my symptoms and duration of sickness, that had been pretty much ruled out. So they didn’t make me do that part, but did make me promise to come back if any new symptoms developed.
Well, the next morning I hopped out of bed after a 16 hour rest and decided I was going to shower and drink some orange juice and start working on my laptop. Oh, and take some pain medicine. Bad. Idea. Barfing. So, back to the ER we went.
There isn’t a lot you can do for it since it’s a viral infection—there are no drugs, so you just have to rest and sleep a lot. Brandon was a fantastic nurse, and my family brought over tons of drinks and non-solid food things for me to try and eat.
Today, I’m finally feeling more like myself. Sickness is awful, and I’m so ready to be normal—especially in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas decorating. Bye, sickness. Please don’t come back.
ALSO: Here are a few photos from our wedding reception—the warm lighting was perfect and the weather held off until most people were leaving. Oh, and that cake had THE BEST buttercream icing I’ve ever tasted.
We stayed in the loft above this area (it actually sleeps up to 7!) but is very cozy. It was the perfect place to plop down after such an exciting day and actually catch up with each other, reviewing everything from the day.
Yesterday was the Foodbank’s Harvest Ball. While I only got one bathroom shot and a few quick co-worker photos, I’m so glad Tiff’s Anthropologie dress I borrowed for the evening was documented. Thanks, friend!
And now I’m off to continue the rest of my last day at work!
In search of: A gold sparkly dress like this one that I can’t find anywhere anymore.
Welcome to a new chapter of my life, where I wear sequins and eat hot fudge sundaes 4x week.
I recently watched the movie Sylvia with Gwennth Paltrow about one of my favorite Sylvias, Mrs. Plath. I somehow missed this old movie but am glad I happened upon it in the video store—I think Gwen did a nice job. It made me understand Sylvia’s poetry a little better. Definitely recommend seeing it.
On that note, I think it’s time for me to get back to writing poetry again. I hate the word poetry—it sounds so phony to me. I haven’t done it for years, but it’s nice to have that lucid flow of words when everything just falls into place. It’s felt very foreign to me for a long time as I’ve been reading fiction and non-fiction regularly—so to step outside that felt uncomfortable. I wrote a little bit over the weekend and really enjoyed it. There’s a poetry club that meets tonight at the library and I’m thinking about going.
In other news, this Friday is my last day at the Foodbank, where I’ve been fore 2.5 years since I graduated college. I’ll be sharing more about this in a few days, but it’s a sneak peek at my exciting news. I will really miss the people here at the Foodbank and hope they’ll still invite me to their fun activities (they’re always having movie nights and bonfires and chocolate fountains!)
And for now, that is all.
Another non-official wedding photo, but would you look at this handsome dude?