Yesterday, I took the day off of work to get some stuff done.
So in the morning, I went to the Iriya (city hall) to pay for the marriage license. I got 40% off cuz I'm a student! yay! 1/6 of this year's tuition just paid for itself... :)
After that I got some passport pictures taken, and they're horrible, so y'all don't get to see 'em.
Next I went to my parents' house, and my mom and I drove up to Jerusalem for a romantic lunch for three... Yaakov had us over for lunch at his work, and I got to meet some people, including AbbaGav's wife. Then, during lunch, he got a call that he was missing some big important meeting. So after we finished eating, he took me into the meeting (to show me off)... and...it turned out that unbeknownst to him, it had actually been planned as a little engagement party for him. Of all things, it worked out SOOO cool, because I don't exactly go visit him at work every day... His co-workers seem really nice, and it seems like a really nice place to work. If I were willing to work full-time, I'd send in my cv, but I really want to move to part-time, because I feel like I just don't have enough energy to have a full-time job and still be a good wife.
I know that now my house isn't clean enough, I have piles of laundry to do, and it was only in a desperate act of self-defense (against the smell) that I finally washed my dog today. He's needed a bath for well over 2 months now.
I have so much to do - invitations to order and send out, thank-you notes to write for the engagement gifts, re-organizing to make room for Yaakov's stuff, a full wardrobe inventory, so I can 1. get rid of stuff I can't wear anymore, 2. Figure out what I need., so much stuff to do.
On the upside, yesterday I managed to find THE PERFECT DRESS. I absolutely love it, and it fits just right. It's gorgeous, and when I put it on, all of a sudden, I was a bride, and it hit me really hard... I almost started to cry, just from emotion. Then I started checking if I can dance in it, and I jumped around and twirled and pretended to juggle and jump rope to check that I have enough freedom of movement. My mom even took a little bit of video of me! :)
I'm waiting for her to send me pictures of the dress... I'm not posting them though. If you want pictures, you'll have to email me privately, because the groom isn't supposed to see the dress until the wedding day.
There's a lot more to do, but it looks like we're most of the way there...
So this is pretty cool.