Tuesday, 27 November 2007

I Think You're Crazy, Just Like Me

I don't know why I thought I could handle buying a condo and planning a wedding at the same time. Oh, and work full-time and do correspondence classes part-time. My brain has turned to mush. I actually emailed our Realtor yesterday to ask her what I should do with the mail we're getting that's not ours. She gently suggested that I mark it "return to sender" and drop it in the mail. Duh. In real life, I am a fairly intelligent and capable person. My current reality? Not so intelligent. Definitely not so capable.

We need to be out of our apartment by Friday at 1pm. On Sunday, our landlord gave us a sheet of paper detailing everything that needs to be done by then. Things like shampoo the carpet, clean behind the fridge and stove ... things that we have never done. Ever. The sheet of doom also explained the "fines" we would be receiving if we don't clean up to standard. If we don't clean the blinds - $100 ($100?!!), shampoo the carpets - $75, etc. So now we're trying to quantify everything. How badly do we not want to shampoo the carpets? Is it worth $75 to not shampoo the carpets? It's not like we have a carpet cleaner. We'd have to rent a carpet cleaner, which means that we'd have to figure out where to rent a carpet cleaner. It's frustrating. The carpet is about a million year old. Shampooing it is not going to improve it whatsoever.

With all the moving shite we've been dealing with lately, planning the wedding has been put on hold. I've been fairly relaxed about the wedding planning process (other than my obsessive list-making - but hey, love me, love my lists.) I have never wanted the big fairytale wedding. I'm not big on poofy dresses or elaborate centrepieces or 19-course dinners. I don't think, though, that I've been neglecting the wedding plans. I don't think that it's cause for alarm that the menu isn't decided, 8 months before the wedding. I think we're ahead of the game - we know where the wedding is going to be, we have the date set, the guest list made and the cupcakes ordered. What is the rush? As soon as we got engaged, people were asking when the wedding was going to be. We set a date so people would leave us alone. Now people are asking what our colour scheme is (seriously? colour scheme?), what the menu is going to be, etc. It's exhausting. We're going to Vegas in a month and we are seriously considering doing this.


  1. We got married five months after we were engaged, so you will be FINE.

    Though, truth be told, after our wedding we said if we were to do it again we'd elope.


  2. and it only took Cory and I three months to plan ours - the bad part was that everyone asked if I was pregnant.

    don't sweat the wedding plans now - they honestly can be made closer to the date unless you have a 'vision' for what your day will be like (which we didn't - I wanted to be married more than have a wedding and you know cory....)

  3. I felt like I was reading my own blog here. That is, if I had a blog, I would post something just like this.

    We're six, no five months out from our wedding and we've only committed to the major things, like the place and the food. Don't worry, it will happen.

    I love your blog, thanks for sharing!

    (I'm also working full-time, trying to buy a house, and going to graduate school. Funny, isn't it?)