Waffles and Sperry's

Yesterday, Blake and I got our marriage license, and worked out our finances for the coming year. It's a little scary knowing that in a month, we'll be on our own. Now, that's not to say that we won't have any help - my grandparents are still contributing to my college education and Blake's car insurance counts as a business expense - but still. For a spoiled girl who has never had any serious worries about money, this is a big deal. But I'm working on showing Blake how much I trust his ability to provide for the coming year. School will be the priority for me, and I'll go back to working as the intern for New York and Connecticut in the Admissions Office. My job can cover Christmas presents... that's about it.

I can't wait until I have a big girl job that makes some real money!

So after we got all of that worked out, we sat down to watch the "Plan-Your-Trip" DVD from Disney. This was an appropriate stress relief. Even though Blake has been to Disney over 20 times, we're going on our honeymoon. It will be nice to see what we fondly refer to as his "second home". And even though Blake could have written the script and produced this DVD, we snuggled up on the couch and watched it, start to finish, and with all the extras.

As much as I'm looking forward to the wedding, I'm so thankful for the honeymoon tradition. I can't wait to settle into our room at the Boardwalk Hotel, get Mickey-shaped waffles, watch the fireworks on my 21st birthday, and ride Splash Mountain. Not to mention the spa trip we're planning, and an almost daily hour at the pool.

This is especially appealing when the weather in Connecticut decided to go from 80 degrees last week to what now feels like 40. It's really 60. If I have to wear a sweatshirt in May, it's too cold.

Which brings me to my real point: they should have informational videos for Assisi. That's what I'm really thinking about this week. Here's what I've done so far:
  1. This morning, I wrote a draft of one of my articles, which takes a lot of pressure off the trip. Tomorrow I hope to write a draft of the second article.
  2. Yesterday I picked up walking shoes because Assisi is a very hilly town, and I needed a reliable pair (Sperry's).
  3. My mom bought every energy bar that WalMart sells for me to sample. Once I decide which kind I like best, I'll need a bunch for snacks. Dinner isn't provided, so energy bars will become a staple.
  4. I'm kinda, sorta close to being finished with the book on Francis of Assisi...
  5. My grandfather lent me his converter so that I don't blow up my computer.
  6. I've put together a binder of information, and left a copy of my passport with Blake and my mom.
  7. Tonight, I'll get a head start on packing.

Still, I don't feel like I can completely predict what Italy is going to be like. As I don't do well with the unpredictable, I'm just going to have to plan for every possible scenario. Let's hope my suitcase ends up under the weight requirement.

And that I live to eat a Mickey-shaped waffle :)

1 comment:

  1. I feel like i have been on that italian road...but then again, they all look alike.
    You can never entirely plan for Italy. It will amaze you like nothing else. Some serious wow factor. Disney ain't got nothin' on Italy...
    In fact, I would go so far as to say Italy is my Disney World. Disney doesn't cut it- but Italy...now we're talkin'
    ...it's probably because I'm black irish


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