@EvanDeSimone How long has it been? Also: Woot!
From the start of living away from home I always had some sort of fabric strung across a window so strangers won't see me naked. See: Towel + big paper clips attached to whatever remnant hardware or nail on either side of window. Or also: Flat bed sheet with the folded top sides sliced opened with scissors and then curtain rod woven inserted through. But the move to having it be an actual curtain was the big adult leap for me.
Dump that guy. You already know something is wrong, don't let it take three more years for you to do it. Then date around a lot but make sure you're single at 27 because then there will be this thing called Match.com that you must join. Also get a new dentist. One that isn't so eager to drill every available surface. Other than that you're doing fine Kiddo. Really.
@Marge Hell yes you should go. And I'm sure there are plenty of people wanting to invite you to travel with them, they're just too shy to ask.
@halloliebchen I had to look up gluhwein, but once I did. Ooooooooh.
Friday: $18 on cake for new members joining church on Sunday. Then dinner out $35 with the husband which is the first in a while due to my husband working at a big box store warehouse and having to work extra hours. Saturday: Working from home and housework $0. Sunday: Church, groceries ($38) and online Christmas shopping. I started all of these transactions from http://www.igive.com/ which gives a % of your purchases from participating vendors to a charity of your choice. So my sister, Mom and I all requested donations for our Christmas presents. $60 from Petsmart.com donating food and stainless steel bowls for Mom. $55 from Staples.com to another charity donating requested office supplies for Sis. Then I bought my stepdad some books from Betterworldbooks.com for $52. $258 total
@TheDilettantista Well I applauded a little. Yay to marrying your person! I'm glad that you found something you like.
@Derbel McDillet Bet you were comfy though.
@DairyCat Awww. Talk about an extra special gown.
Spent $225 full price and had a good selection of cheaper gowns because I started at a cheaper place. Hey don't go to the Coach store if you have a Nine West budget. It was the Jessica McClintock store, but I am not sure those are around anymore but it had good service. My Mom got a little teary but that was sweet. At a different store I had tried on a full on poofy ballgown. When I turned to leave the dressing room the dress was still facing forward. So I had to pick up the hem and throw the dress in the direction where I was heading.