I’m sorry for the delay on this week’s Daily Life, but to make up for it… I wrote you a novel!
I spent the day trying to make a few more of the wedding puzzle pieces come together. Apparently we picked the busiest week in Portland to get married, so blocking hotel rooms off for our guests was unsuccessful. The availability is quite slim for 30 rooms, but I’ll be making more calls on this today. Wish me luck! I also reached out to see if we would need a permit for the beach during our ceremony, only to be told they don’t do events from July 1st – Labor Day.. our wedding is July 12th! After a mild panic attack and finding out this employee was new, I talked to the right official and we’ll be just fine so long as we don’t have over 50 guests or any chairs, tables, etc. It puts a slight damper on some of the decorations I would have liked to have up, but I suppose it’s less to remember and fuss about the day of.
We decided to grab a late lunch at Bridgeport Brewery, which is where our reception will be held. We were able to meet with the event coordinator and she walked us through the room it will be held in. The brewery is an old brick and timber building that’s on the National Register of Historic Places with tall beamed ceilings and exposed brick walls. I was finally able to picture how everything was going to look on our big day and talking with the coordinator relieved a lot of the stress and concerns that I had. Afterward we celebrated our small wedding planning success with mussels and fries, a brownie sundae, and of course a few delicious Bridgeport Porters!
We made a trip over to Powell’s Books to grab a few new reads. I’m about 75 pages away from finishing the first Game of Thrones book, so I picked up the second in the series. I decided on The Paris Wife since it’s been on my ‘To Read’ list for quite some time (although Punk didn’t find it too riveting) and lastly I picked up The Power of Now. I’ve always heard great things about it, but I’ve been far too cynical and skeptical to read it. In an effort to break out of my cynical little hermit shell I decided I would give it a try. And speaking of positive changes..
You may have already seen on Instagram, but I started the 100 Happy Days Challenge last week! I first heard about it from A Beautiful Mess and thought it sounded like an inspiring project to try. You simply document something that makes you happy each day and share it publicly or privately through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. Don’t forget to use the hashtag, #100happydays or you can come up with your own unique tag to limit public visibility. A few of mine are posted below.. A night of good wine and cooking and of course.. bacon and chocolate chip cookie dough!
It might sound a little cheesy, but it reminds you to look for the positives (big or small), even on your worst day. Read more about the project at 100HappyDays.
Is anyone else doing the #100happydays challenge or considering it? Feel free to join me on Instagram and see my remaining 94 days of the challenge! 🙂