First things first, the engagement photo session went really well, I think. I went with the jeans from #1 and the top from #4, as many of you suggested, and I felt very comfortable. We'll get the digital images from our photographer in a week or so, but he did show us some of them on his camera screen, and they looked great. I am really excited to see the proofs, and of course I'll share them with all of you once I get them.
Also on Saturday, we finally got started making invitations, with help from the amazing, talented, and exceptionally crafty Alice. Seriously, you guys? She is a lifesaver. She drove all the way to my office in a thunderstorm to help, and she actually brought her own little paper cutter, which came in very handy. So handy, in fact, that afterward she left it with us in case we need it again. And she folded so much paper, and in such straight lines, and she was so fun and nice about it and didn't whine at all (unlike certain other members of our invitation-making party of three, and no, I'm not referring to myself).
We got a lot of folding and cutting and taping done--and for those of you who were worried, yes, most of the paper was pre-cut. There was a very minimum amount of cutting that needed to be done in order to make the pockets and the polka dots. So yes, the end result will not be crooked. I hope. And speaking of the end result, of course you'll see photos. But at the moment there isn't much to see, unless piles of purple paper are really appealing to you.
Anyway, Alice, Torsten, and I spent about two and a half hours working on the invites on Saturday, and I'd say we're now about one sixth of the way done, including all the numbering of the RSVP cards and sorting and addressing of the envelopes. So that's basically just five more Saturday afternoons, assuming that's the only time we work on them. And that's really not that much more time at all. So that's a relief.
Also on Saturday? (It was a busy day.) I spent a fair portion of the day carrying around a very cute 18-month-old child, which was tons of fun until yesterday morning when I woke up and my right arm was aching like crazy. For a few minutes I thought I'd pulled something, and then I remembered the baby I'd been holding the previous day, and everything clicked into place. And wow, if this is any indication? All those parents of young children out there must be BUFF. I shall choose to ignore the pain that comes along with that and instead add "buff arms" to my list of good reasons to have a baby.
And then I went and compounded the damage by spending a lot of time on arm workouts at the gym yesterday. As a result? Both arms are sore today, as opposed to just the one arm that was sore yesterday. But I kind of like it. The ache reminds me of the benefits of working out. And speaking of which, I've decided to scale back my workout plan--before I wanted to go to the gym, like, almost every day, and that was too much for me. So then I wouldn't go, and then my plans would be shot, so then I would keep on not going. I think a goal of just a few times a week is a lot more realistic, and therefore I'll be a lot more likely to stick to it.
While we're on the topic of goal-setting, I'd like your input. What kind of goals do you set for yourself? And what do you do to make sure that they're attainable, and that you're able to stay motivated long enough to achieve them? Any goal-setting tricks I should know about?
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