Lies, just all lies. I can’t do anything on a regular basis apparently, as here it is 4 months later!! Everything that I enjoy online is hit or miss, wordpress, Instagram, even streaks on Snapchat with my own children, just one failure at follow through after another. It’s actually kinda …sad? …comical? I suppose I’m lucky to make my bed, catch up on laundry, shower and eat on somewhat of a regular schedule. I should be happy my life doesn’t revolve around social media, but man, I spend an awful lot of time on the computer and my phone for me not to be able to keep up with SOME TYPE of social networking?!? Maybe I just don’t feel like there’s enough to share, or it’s too personal to share. Who knows. I’d like to keep up, but it’s not looking like it’s in the cards. Just sayin’.
There has been a lot going on and we are in the process of planning our wedding. We’re down to weeks now.
We’re going the cheap route. I’m doing our flowers and our cake, we have an officiant and a photographer and a free venue. I am completely convinced (unless you look at this from a religious aspect, which I don’t) that weddings are simply commercialism at it’s best. But this time, I’m not playing along.
I called Garfield Park in Indy to ask how much they would charge us to have our wedding (of 6 people) in the sunken garden. They told me it would be the same for a wedding of 100+. I was floored. I don’t understand how a PUBLIC PARK gets away with charging people that kind of money. Needless to say, I won’t ever go back there. I think it’s shameful and the girl that I spoke to really pissed me off when she basically called me a liar over the phone, because “well you could show up with any number of people after saying there will only be six people!”. Yes, because you know me and I’m a known liar. Well I don’t know you but I certainly can bet I know more about you than you do about me! I think anyone that would show up and pay that kind of money to have their wedding there in a PUBLIC PARK in a dangerous neighborhood is an … well, let’s just say I think it’s a rip off if they’re charging you the same amount of money as a car payment. A donation to the park itself would be sufficient. But ya’ll go ‘head. You won’t get any more of my money either way.
I walked into a florist in town the other day, I’d like to buy a bucket of flowers…loose flowers. That’ll be $3.95 per stem, “A-haha! Bye!”. So I’d like 4 dozen roses…that’s almost $200! That’s insanity. Here I come Kroger…$20 per dozen roses that’s $80, I wrap the stems in ribbon, push in pearl topped pins and viola. Flowers that a florist would sell. Yeah, ya’ll are nuttier than fruitcakes.
I’m really trying to go against the grain here and figure out ways to spend my money on what I want and not what someone else convinces me that I want. I’m sure I won’t ever be a minimalist but allowing a company to just go balls to the wall to break me isn’t something I’m taking too lightly these days. Enough complaining. Save your money. Refuse to surrender.