What's new what's new...
Well, wedding planning's coming along steadily. Venue's kinda booked, priest is kinda MIA, rings haven't been bought...uh, maybe not as steadily as it should. No, I jest. Things are going well in that department.
We finished marriage preparation classes with my aunt and uncle, a couple who's relationship is a constant source of inspiration to me. Like any couple, they've had their ups and downs, but they've worked through things, and even now, years and years into their marriage, they laugh at each other's jokes. Hard. They definitely gave Mark and I lots of good advice.
I told my doctor I was getting married, and he had a thoughtful look on his face for a split second and said "I like being married. It's good." He then told me his advice: there's 10% of a person that will annoy or irritate you. When that 10% comes up, you have to remember the 90% that's awesome, to keep the whole person in mind. Then all is good.
Anna took Mark and I out to Drumheller for an engagement photo shoot. It was so much fun! Anna's so good at what she does. She really gets you relaxed and laughing, and I just love how a photographer can find things that look really really cool in a photo which most of us would just walk right on by...a brick wall, an old shed, a dead tree, a random bit of concrete. Yay for artists: the world desperately needs them to see the beauty in daily life, to tell a story through an image, to make us pause and reflect, if only for a moment.
Other stuff in life...sports have started, my legs are dead. Jenna and Chetan have welcomed little Kris, who I can't wait to meet. Hope Akash is being a good big brother!! Ashel, Anne, and Mike are gallivanting somewhere in Africa, having outstanding adventures. I can't wait to see them again and hear their stories!! Mom's doing good, all excited about the wedding. She's having her dress made.
Downtown Calgary is weird right now. Some companies are uber busy, some are uber quiet. It's a weird weird place. Please, natural gas price, go up. Pretty please?