Lately I have been in a great mood. I was thinking about it today at work. We have to put up little calendars outside of our classroom for the month that show whats going to be going on. February 28 I put up my March calendar and I was dreading it. It was freezing, snowing, I hadn't seen my family in months, the Art Fair was 4 weeks away, and there wasn't a single thing to look forward to. March looked like it would never end. There was no light at the end of that tunnel. I cross off each day that has passed. The past week I have been in the best mood and it dawned on me why. Tuesday is the dreadful Art fair. It's almost here so I can get it over with. All of my art is done. Next Friday I'm going to Lexington to FINALLY see Karie is is practically family. And she's my best friend so I'm so excited that it's only a week away. We get home on Sunday and that Wednesday my mom will be here(!!!!) Finally family!!! I haven't seen her since December so I'm super stoked!!! Also, she's bringing my wedding dress. People are starting to get my shower invitations.I'll be getting my dress fitted. The wedding used to seem so far off and now it's only 3 months away. After mom gets here, a week later we're going to Louisiana. I get to see the rest of my family(!!!) John will be in Lafayette with me so I'm sooo excited about that! It just seems like everything great is happening starting in the next week. I see a big burning bright light at the end of this March tunnel now. It's getting to be spring time. It was a little chilly today but with a light coat on it was fine outside in the sunlight. I'm working out so I'm not sitting at home every night. Things are really good now. I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for next week to come because I know time will fly by after that.
John is still job hunting. However, everyday he runs, works out, spends a ton of time with the dog, cleans if he feels like it, cooks if he feels like it, and just does his own thing. I know he keeps looking for a job but I got to say that I love spending all this time with him. We have seen each other more since he was laid off in January than we have the past 3 years together. We love it. It is so much fun! We're actually a normal couple now who has shows we like to watch, Monday taco night, grocery shopping on the weekends. It's crazy. It's fun now because we've never had this before. I have always known that I liked him as a person and loved him as my John but I truly enjoy him. When he first got laid off we both wondered how long until we were both ready for him to leave again. It hasn't come yet. He cracks me up (even after 3 years), he's a creature of habit (which I love), and he's by far the most laid back person I know who's always on the go. I know that kind of contradicts itself but it's true. Of course every relationship has it's hard times, but it's a very laid back relationship otherwise. We're very at ease with each other and we can just be ourselves. I know I'm marrying him because I love him but I can name 50 reasons right now on why I love him. I was thinking about them the other night and I was thinking I could say them out loud but no one except John and I would get them. I can write on here that I come home to a clean house. But then I would have to explain that I leave home in the morning thinking I have to come home and clean because I'm a clean freak. I call John at lunch and tell him about my horrendous day. Exhausted and overwhelmed I come home to a spotless house and all the laundry done. In that moment I love that man a million times over. Not because he cleaned, but because he knew how frustrated and tired I was on the phone and he thought "What can I do for Michelle to make her life easier?" John is a very thoughtful person and after 3 years he still puts alot of thought into things he does for me. And I do the exact same for him. So to sum all of this up, we're getting married in 3 months. We're not overwhelmed with the wedding. We seldom even talk about it unless there are decisions that have to be made. We just love each other and we can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together. The wedding will be a ton of fun, but I think the marriage will be amazing. Well, it's our Friday date night. We had Popeye's and John is walking the dog. I'm about to log off here, make us some ice cream and turn on ER that we DVR'ed. It's the perfect date night : ) Talk to ya'll later!