The bride and groom are at their respective homes now just waiting for the big day. I think it’s safe to say that the bride has more on her mind right now than the groom. I can say that because I’m the MOG. He’s here. His buddies are around. They’re laughing, talking, kidding around, knowing that all they really have to do is show up in good form. The bride, on the other hand, is exhausted, not eating, not sleeping. The MOB is, too, but she’s more worried about her daughter than herself. She’s been through this many years ago, and she knows how it ends: Everyone has a great time, no one is aware of any glitches, and the party is talked about for months.
But the weather is not cooperating for the rehearsal dinner cookout. No one probably cares except me, and intellectually I know it’ll work out no matter how we do it. But I have a vision of how I’d like it to be, and I’m not sure Mother Nature is aware of my wishes. If she is, she’s stringing me along in hopeful disbelief as I watch our tv weathermen try and
I’ll again live by my motto: Make a plan, but don’t plan on it!
I know once this weekend is over, once all the company goes home and we can re-live the BIG EVENT, once I’ve fully recovered from what I’m sure will be a fractured post-party condition — well, then maybe I can pick up my therapy again, my knitting, my COMFORT, and re-enter the zone.
It’s just that I’m a bit distracted. And if I have enough distractions, there is total inaction on my part on what needs to be done. Sort of like if I just ignore it all, it’ll magically be done next time I look.
I feel a bit like Scarlett O’Hara: “Fiddle-dee-dee. I’ll worry about that tomorrow!”
Another shower for K & A gifted the kids with some beautiful items from their registries. Lucky ducks!
I once had an idea that we should give anniversary showers for couples married 10, 20, 30 years. Wouldn’t that be a great idea? You know what you like, you know what you use, you know what you need — or what needs replacing — and it kind of rejuvinates things for the old married couple. It doesn’t have to be extravagant; just fun, And with the divorce stats the way they are, hey, one more incentive to stick with it (at least until after the milestone,) might not be a bad idea! Everybody likes new stuff!
So next on the agenda is meetings regarding music and seating, then another hair appointment (not sure I liked how the last one went), and then PROM for Senior-Boy.
LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN!