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oh girl.


It’s been a while. Again.

There has been so much going on, I don’t even know where to begin.

Order of events seems like the way to go, yes?  Yes.

The end of August I bought a new car.


Seriously.  My old car was falling apart.

Sometimes my turn signals would work.  Sometimes not.

So after much looking, I ended up with a 2013 VW Jetta.

Which I love, love, love.

Not to long after that there was an issue with my pay at work.  The kind of issue where I’ve lost $200 per month until the end of January because of my rate of pay being entered in wrong.  Not the kind of thing a girl wants to hear who has just purchased a new car and is planning a wedding.  The only saving grace, we had a cost of living raise and when I’m put back in the rate I had previously, it will be more than I started with.

This leads me to the end of October.

We find out that my fiancé’s mother is diagnosed with cancer.  It is treatable and we have been fighting the good fight.

It’s just hard.  Very hard.

Ironically, it is the same cancer that my father had five years ago.  He is now cancer free.

I know in my heart of hearts this will be the same outcome for her as well.

It’s just getting through the doctor’s appointments, the chemo, the feeling bad.

It’s difficult to be happy about getting married when all you can think about is how your fiancé is feeling about his mom being sick, and thinking about his mom, wishing you could make things better.

We had thought about postponing the wedding.

His mother would hear none of it.

So we continue to move forward, making changes as it is appropriate.

We are taking it day by day.  As that is all you can do really.