August 13th, 2002

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Two down...

I'm jealous of all those brides who get their first choice in places to have their ceremony/reception. I finally talked to the Rhody lady yesterday and they want to charge me $1400 plus a $350 deposit. And that doesn't include chairs or tables or anything else. So that one's out now, too. I'm going to look at some state parks since I can't reserve a Portland park until the first Monday after New Year's. Grr. Luckily, we're shooting for almost a year from now, so I'm not THAT concerned. It'd just be nice to have a place reserved.

The news is distracting me. Must go turn it off.

Looking at gown patterns at the fabric store yesterday was also a chore. Nothing's quite what I want, exactly. It looks like I might end up wearing a white corset with a full skirt. Not that that wouldn't be pretty, it's just not like the ones I've been looking at on theknot.com. But that's to be expected. Maybe I'll look around online tonight and see if there are any mail-order patterns that I like better.

Oh, and yesterday I had to tell Phyllis that the wedding's going to be just family and very close family friends, so I wasn't sure if anybody from work could come. I think she was disappointed. Whatever.
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I can't stop stretching today. I wish I could go for a long walk after work, but I'd melt. Stupid summer. I can't wait for it to rain again. I'm going to dance in it and stomp in puddles.

Exercise, though, sounds good to me. I need to get rid of this belly before it's going in a wedding dress. (But most of the patterns I found are corsets with ball skirts, so there's almost no reason to get rid of the pooch.) At the same time, lunch sounds good to me, even though it's only 10am. Grr.

Cory's in Corvallis. It's probably hotter there. He has to drive back 2 hours in the hot. He's going to be a very sweaty boy when he gets back. Eww. I'm just praying that the house stays relatively cool.

Looked in the phone book and found almost a whole page of other ideas for places to wed. Asked a friend of Dad's about his wedding, which I didn't go to but saw pictures of and liked. If I can get a reservation around now for next year, I might do it at a state park. No clue which one, though. Gotta look around some more. I wanted it close to town, though. Oh well, gotta do what you gotta do, especially when you're poor. :)
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I just made THE BEST tuna pasta salad in the world. I haven't eaten tuna pasta salad in ages, and I've never made it. YUMMY!!