So – I’m engaged! It was all very exciting. We tried to hold off telling everyone but close family right away because we were going to use our annual BBQ bash the following weekend.

So telling family was exciting. But then.

I have no office to go in to – I’ve been working from home until they open a new office in the area. I don’t have many “girl” friends – especially not locally – so going into an office with women that know me was my opportunity to have that girly-squealing experience. Darn.

Then the majority of the people that attended the BBQ bash had already known about the engagement. A good portion of those who had not known about it were not able to make it. And to this day, there are still a few people who probably don’t know about it. So there was some excitement, but not as much as I had hoped for.

Moving on, I’ve decided on my Matron of Honor. I was ecstatic to hear that she was hoping that I’d ask her. To top it off, I’ve chosen another bridesmaid – though she lives on the Left Coast, so I wasn’t even sure if she’d be able to make it, let alone participate in it. But she was really hoping that I’d ask her too! Win! My third and probably final member of the bridal party would love to be a part, but may not be able to financially. There are a few other candidates, but it just wouldn’t be the same. So I may have a small bridal party – and I’m ok with that.

I’ve been kind of anxious to look for and find my dress. I’ve noticed that my taste has changed dramatically. That couldn’t possibly be because I’m *cough* older. 😉 I think I’m nervous to find my dress, and anxious to get started looking because I have such an odd taste in clothing and am not expecting to find a dress that’s “me” right away.

I’ve been looking around at online catalogs – even watched a streaming runway show. Omg – how uncharacteristic of me! I’m feeling all girly. It’s weird.

I’ve been trying to setup an appointment to try on dresses with my Matron of Honor, but both of our schedules with work are hectic these days. I ended up going on my own last weekend thinking “what the heck – I’ll give it a whirl. Could be fun, right?”

Totally lame.

The bridal salon lady was really sweet and trying to get me excited about the dresses (beautiful dresses) – but it just wasn’t the same. Thankfully I’m taking Monday off and will be having a “girls’ day out” with my Matron of Honor and have an appointment to look at dresses. (I can’t wait!!!)

It’s just odd. I’m not used to my wanting to seek these types of experiences. Normally, I’d rather chill out and read or watch a movie, or better yet, go to a LAN party than to want to jump around squealing about rings and dresses.

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