My first week as a freelance writer came to an end today. I definitely would have enjoyed it more if I wasn’t sick all week. Monday brought the flu and Tuesday through Friday brought a cold. Yes, a cold. Not allergies like normal people get in April when the pollen is so thick on your windshield you can write your name in it. A cold.
I’m convinced I got this sick because I wrecked my immune system with the nonstop running around I did last weekend. But, I would do it all over again if I could.
Saturday morning I swung by my hairdresser to get a trim. I hadn’t cut my hair since October and my split ends were starting to split. She did it up in some loose curls, which is the simplified version of the hairstyle I’m going for on my wedding day. I rushed home just in time for my matron of honor to pick me up and take me to her apartment to finally meet her daughter. I’m not gonna lie, I would have stayed there all day holding that beautiful child in my arms. But, I had a bridal shower to go to.
It was held at Grey Horse Tavern in Bayport, which is this amazing restaurant that serves local grown and fresh foods. My bridesmaids, mother and future mother-in-law did a great job with the decorations, favors, picking out the menu and even the invitations. I was blown away by how many of my friends and family came out for it, considering so many of them live so far. I had a wonderful time and was so, so thankful to everyone. Below are some photos for your viewing pleasure.
Chuck showed up too early and had to sit through opening all of my presents.
Dishing for Dana
If you guys have a few spare moments, head over to this site started by one of my favorite broke bloggers, Dana. Dana, famously known as the Broke Ass Bride, is one of my blogging idols. She was one of the first blogs I started reading and is a daily creative inspiration. Dana has an autoimmune condition that has caused her to have 11 eye surgeries, with one on the way. Despite having health insurance, the constant medical care has taken a toll on her financial health. For me, this is more proof that we have a broken medical system.
She has put together this awesome fundraiser in which bloggers share their favorite comfort foods in exchange for donations in any amount. Proceeds of the fundraisers will help ease her increasing medical bills and to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association. Please, head on over to her blog and check out her story.