Today was a good day.
First things first. I slammed 36 ounces of water and went to my ultrasound. And my lady parts are all normal! Hooray. I was very worried about this for the last few weeks and it’s such a relief to know nothing is wrong.
Then I went to officially change my name!
First stop—Social Security. I was in and out in 15 minutes. The employees were pleasant. All in all, a good experience! My new card should arrive in the mail in 2 weeks or so.
Then, I went to the DMV. Again, fairly pleasant, quick experience. And not a bad picture, either!
Please note that my birthday is in twelve days. I LOVE birthdays.
On my way back home, I stopped at the bank and changed the name on my accounts. Then I drove home and called my credit card companies and changed my name THERE. Then I tried working out my passport, but I’m going to have to get a new passport photo taken before that’s done. And then I did my frequent flyer miles (v. important!).
I never realized how much is in a name change, but I’m very happy with my decision. My new name sounds much nicer, and is less confusing than my old name. Is it weird getting used to? Well, yeah. I feel like I’m in kind of an in-betweeny state of limbo now, because I’m not really sure what name to sign on stuff, since I’m still waiting on new debit cards and stuff. But, that will fade.
I also decided to make a blackberry/strawberry cobbler. Instead of running.
(I’m still going to get my weekly mileage in for marathon (OMG) training, but I just don’t like running in my neighborhood. It’s boring, and hilly, and I have to tons of loops. I’ll hit the treadmill tomorrow.)
In other news, I very much liked reading everyone’s thoughts on melons. It appears honeydew is not very well-liked. I do very much like cantaloupe and watermelon, but honeydew just doesn’t do it for me. Meh.
While we’re on the subject of fruit…what’s your favorite berry?