Okay, they say bad things happen in threes. And it's been my experience that this is generally true. But apparently, when good things happen, they happen in abundance!
I just got my spring schedule. No 101 classes. A 200 level and a /300/ level special topics course. I am in heaven. Okay, so yeah, they're at 9 and 11 in the morning on MWF, which is pretty sucky, but it means I'm completely done by noon every day, and can spend the afternoons on my dissertation. Byebye four day weekends though. :)
I found the /perfect/ shoes for the wedding. They're white and pretty and have low low heels (it's on a plantation ... this means uneven cobblestones and grass and such -- no high heels or (god forbid) spikes), but they also have what Mark affectionately refers to as "whore straps" around the ankles. http://www.saugusshoes.com/product.html?style=44&page=5
All of my bridesmaids finally have their dresses ordered and on their way here. And all of the dresses are so pretty. Very different tops on all of them, but very pretty.
I have my stockings, my garters, my corset, my dress, my shoes. That's it for me, I think.
D's ring just came in, so we can pick that up as soon as we get another check (next week).
We went to Greenwood, to a wedding that my caterer was catering, and we taste-tested. The food was AMAZING. Ohmygod, like melt-in-your-mouth good.
While we were there, we also stopped by the place that is catering the rehearsal dinner, and tried out their gourmet pizzas since that's what we're ordering -- best pizza I've ever had, bar none. It was ... god, I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. AND, to make matters even better, they said we could have the entire room reserved for only 50 bucks from 6 until they closed that night. Every place else was charging like 300 bucks.
Wedding presents have been arriving. :) I swear, you people must think we're lushes. All the wine glasses and champagne flutes were the first things people bought off of our registries. :)
Had a /great/ time on Friday night with with some friends and my Maid of Honor as we addressed shower invitations and got increasingly more intoxicated as the night went on. Nothing like bringing out a huge platter of fruit in front of multiple people who are on Atkins and watching them attack it voraciously. :) There's something wrong with a diet where eating fruit is considered cheating.
Bought some little candy-bar wrappers to put on Hershey's Nuggets for favors, and some tulle bags and little ribbon roses to tie them all together. It was mondo cheap.
My sister is making photo albums, a card box, and a guest book for us, using the leftover lace and such from the dress. (She has saved us thousands of dollars -- she made the dress AND she's doing the photography, all for free.)
I feel .... so good. Like everything in my life is just how it's supposed to be. Now if I could only get an extra million or so, life would be perfect. :)
Oh, and they didn't find anything wrong with me, by the way. :)