Saturday night we took a break from wedding planning and headed into the city for Fuerza Bruta.
One word: AMAZING
This show is unlike anything I've experienced before. It's visually stunning and incredibly creative. At times it felt like you had stepped into someone's dream.
The show closes November 11th so there are only a few weeks left to see this showJanuary of 2013, extended due to the demand of tickets!. Tickets are normally $79 but we found ours for $40 here but the discount is only valid until this Saturday. If you buy tickets to the 10pm showing on Saturday there is a free dance party that happens afterward. We went to the 7pm showing and had dinner at Jeepney, a new filipino gastropub that is currently in their soft opening. The grand opening happens in November. Everything we had was delicious and the staff was attentive and kind. If you go remember to bring cash and the half orders of the entrees are more than enough to satisfy your appetite. Also, the avocado shake is delicious so make sure you order it. It was a great evening!
The crafting, it never ends. At least that's what it feels like but the end is in sight. The felt board for the escort cards is finished. The tags are finished and Jon is writing out the names. The garlands are almost all dyed and once those are done we just need to figure out how we're going to display them.
Two weeks from today to get it all done. TWO WEEKS.
My blood pressure is back to normal and the days are starting to fly by. Evenings are filled with crafting like a motherf*cker but it's all going to be worth it in the end. The to-do list for the big party in November is shrinking and a week from now Jon and I will be on the road for Ohio to get the final details in order.
Anyhow, aside from the usual boring wedding stuff we'll be taking a break on Saturday evening to finally see Fuerza Bruta. The show is closing November 11th and we managed to score some amazingly low prices for our tickets. A night in the city is going to be an awesome break from the tasks at hand.
That is the face of a happy thirty three year old who has just spent the evening with some of her closest friends in NYC made even happier by the delivery of one very greasy but delicious pepperoni pizza at the end of the night.
Birthdays are awesome, if only because of the awesome people who are there to celebrate.
Do I even need to say it? My friends are especially awesome.
Having a birthday is nice. Having your birthday fall on a Saturday in the midst of the best kind of fall weather is even nicer. My coworkers definitely started off the birthday love in a very sweet and thoughtful way today. Vegan chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes at Fred Flare this morning and flowers from my coworkers at the hospital waiting for me in my office.
I have some girlfriends going to a swing dance night with me tomorrow evening followed up with more friends at my favorite bar in the neighborhood for some bachelorette/birthday celebrations. Sunday afternoon I'm meeting a friend in the city for some tea and scones. In between these plans I'll be crafting like a mad woman. Three weeks until the wedding. One day until I am thirty-three. Feels like this year is going to be a good one.
When I got out of work the sky was already getting dark, reminding me that the days are getting shorter. The daylight hours are slipping away from us quickly and it's adding to the anxiety I've been feeling in the last few days. Lots of changes and big life events will be happening for the month of October. Jon's moving here in four days, I'm turning THIRTY THREE and of course lots of prep for the wedding has to be completed.
Last week I didn't think that I was stressed but my blood pressure is saying otherwise. At my yearly doctor's visit it was elevated, both before and after seeing my doctor. Admittedly the way I usually deal with stress is to ignore it, to trick myself into thinking that I'm not stressed so of course my blood pressure would be higher than normal. The last couple of days I've been feeling those old pangs of anxiety, very minor feelings of panic but I am all too familiar with how quickly that can change.
I'm trying to keep myself focused on the present moment, on the immediate tasks at hand and not to let myself get overwhelmed. I've been running more because that normally helps to alleviate stress and to clear my mind. I'm going to try and get more sleep because I know lack of sleep makes me feel edgy. I'm also going to get back to meditating.