I’m getting married b*tches!

Yeah… I’m alive. Yay! I know I’ve been gone for a really long time and I hope you missed me as much as I’ve missed you. 🙂

I really miss blogging but there’s been a lot of stuff going on such as the wedding preps and family stuff. Right now, we’re at that stage where we’re exploring our liquor options.(so my fiance and I are almost always drunk) lol

Anyway, a typhoon hit us on Christmas day and for more than a couple of weeks, the electrical lines were down. It felt like I was living in a set of the Walking Dead. Loved the last episode, btw. Rick and Michonne totally killed it! (and by it I mean a shit-ton of walkers)

Speaking of… I took some photos with my phone during my “morning walk” just after the storm. I only took a few ‘coz it was essential that I preserve the battery. Living without electricity was horrible. (So thank you, Tesla. And f*ck you Tesla’s sponsors for cutting his research fund and not making electricity free for everyone.)

Before that, my grandma (who just turned 90, btw, yay!) had pneumonia and was confined to the ICU and then after that, she needed to undergo a couple of cardiac procedures as well. So yeah, that was a pretty emotional time for me. I hadn’t prayed for like a really long time and suddenly I found myself looking for rosary beads in boxes of old stuff. (I used to have so many of them. Nice people would give them to me as presents. And it’s just so weird that I couldn’t find at least one and so I had to buy a new one.) It’s crazy, the stuff we do for the people we love… She’s doing fine now, btw.

And oh, speaking of love, I’M REALLY GETTING MARRIED. We’re so doing it, against all odds. Okay, so, we’ve been living together for some time now so that’s not big news, really. Before that, we planned a romantic elopement but that didn’t happen ‘coz my mom had a stroke. But now, it’s really, really happening and our family and friends are all gonna be there to celebrate our special day with us. That makes us sort of grateful that the whole elopement thing didn’t happen. Would’ve been so cool though. It was supposed to be in October. I was going to wear a black dress and a black veil and we were going to have an awesome gothic fondant cake with a Jack and Sally cake topper. Sigh. Now, of course, we can’t do that since we’re having a traditional church wedding and people are actually gonna be there. I’m pretty sure most would frown upon the idea of the bride wearing black. :p On the bright side, a traditional wedding would make my grandma really happy.

So yeah, there is a rainbow after the rain. And consequently, I think these photos also fit this week’s theme Against the Odds!

And while we’re still talking about love, I just want to wish you a belated Happy Valentines Day. I hope you had loads of fun. My fiancé and I just celebrated it at home with some champagne and potato chips (my favorite pairing) and some old Hollywood movies.

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Yes, I’m using this image as an excuse to show off my gorgeous engagement ring from Helzberg Diamonds. I’m sooo happy that I got a Marquise. I’m in love with it!

Well, goodbye for now. I’ll be posting again real soon because February isn’t just love month… It’s also Women in Horror Month! So stay tuned!

xox

K.Z. ❤

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“But our love it was stronger by far than the love

   Of those who were older than we—

   Of many far wiser than we—

And neither the angels in Heaven above

   Nor the demons down under the sea

Can ever dissever my soul from the soul

   Of the beautiful Annabel Lee…”

– from “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe

 

 

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“…rest content and satisfied that as you are caught in the noose of love it is one of worth and merit that has taken you, and one that has not only the the four S’s that they say true lovers ought to have, but a complete alphabet; only listen to me and you will see how I can repeat it by rote. He is to my eyes and thinking, Amiable, Brave, Courteous, Distinguished, Elegant, Fond, Gay, Honorable, Illustrious, Loyal, Manly, Noble, Open, Polite, Quickwitted, Rich, and the S’s according to the saying, and then Tender, Veracious: X does not suit him, for it is a rough letter; Y has been given already; and Z Zealous for your honour.”

-Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Taken at Moraville the Garden

happy valentines day! :-)

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happy valentines day my dear blog friends 🙂 allow me to be cheesy just for today lol i hope you had a wonderful time with your loved ones and i hope that all the love and sweetness and surprises don’t end here 🙂 i hope that we all learn to rediscover life’s tiny treasures… and i hope you remember to love yourself, every day. 🙂 xoxoxo K.Z.