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Walking down the aisle

When Real Life Gets in the Way

After an absolutely stellar weekend, which included (OMG!) getting married, ridiculously gorgeous weather and amazing food, I was rudely and abruptly thrown back into real life on Monday. Sam and I are waiting to enjoy our honeymoon so he can study for the bar exam, so I was back to work at 8:30 a.m.

And let me tell you, it was a doozy. Not only was I playing catch-up after taking nearly a week off, but we’re smack-dab in the middle of launching a new website… which is now behind schedule. And the worst part? I found out about a huge lay-off of employees, including all of IT and 2/3 of Finance. While I am extremely grateful to still have my job, I feel horrible for those who weren’t as lucky. Needless to say, work is not a happy place right now.

stitch crying in the rain

Unfortunately my not-so-great news doesn’t end there. Sam and I currently rent an apartment, and our lease is up at the end of August. Last night we got our renewal offer… which includes a $130 PER MONTH increase. #FML So I guess now we’re shopping for a new place to call home. Here’s hoping we find something we like quickly, and it’s not too expensive.

Luckily, the barn has been my saving grace this week. I’ve had two great hacks on Meatloaf (aka Miles) so far, and I’m hoping to get out this evening as well. When I went out to see him on Monday, he was snuggly and lovely… I think Grumpy missed me a little bit! He didn’t even object too much to being brushed… a sure sign that he felt a little neglected while I was enjoying my wedding.

Miles and I walking in the warm-up ring

I’m keeping my chin up and looking forward to my lesson on Thursday and my very first trail ride on Sunday!