Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Waiting still...

I'm still waiting. I'm lucky enough that it's not on as MUCH, but it's still waiting. The bank FINALLY got my paperwork off to underwriting... yesterday. It's be an unbelievable mess. I don't want to be the person who badmouths publicly, but I will certainly never be recommending this bank to anyone. It's so frustrating - I do everything they ask me too, but one person's ignorance messes it up and slows everything down....

In other news, shopping trip to IKEA yesterday. Couldn't buy my coffee table, as they didn't have it in stock, but found a couple of odds and ends. Nothing major, not even super exciting, just things that will be nice to have (like a lazy susan for my kitchen).

on Monday, we accomplished a lot. Went to a local jeweler and sold some jewelry, just to be melted down for gold. I made enough to fix three pieces of my own jewelry (a ring from my parents that I wear all the time and two bracelets) and still walk away with a little bit of money! Also went to the dressmaker - even though the wedding is off, she has done so much with my dress that we are going to go ahead and get it. Here are some pictures, taken by my momma

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The top still isn't finished - she needed to check the fit before finishing it. I've shrunk (again) so it was good that she hadn't started the alterations for the bridesmaid dress for Megan's wedding - it would have been way too big! Good news I guess, but it does require me to buy new clothes, something that wasn't really in the budget. I've done alright, bought some from the Gap outlet, and some on sale at Old Navy. It'll be enough to get me through the end of the school year.

Other good things are happening - when they are more public I'll share. It's nice to feel relaxed and happy - spring break is the best idea ever! I just wish it were two weeks long!

3 comments:

w said...

don't show up in vegas wearing that.

faithtrustnpixiedust said...

Super excited for you! :-) We should catch up sometime soon!

Much More Than Mommy said...

Lookin' good! That dress is beautiful, and I know what you mean about having to buy new clothes and you shrink. It'd be great if money grew on trees!