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Not long now, B’wana.

Okay. Here I am, the Mother of the Groom — in three more days! It’s hard to believe it’s really upon us. I’d have to say all the preps are done. Favors; music, seating arrangements, programs, fittings, manicures, pedicures, and hair appointments. The first of the out-of-town guests have arrived (from California). More are heading in tomorrow.

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 predict guess the weather two evenings from now. I’m convinced these meterologists are not aware this is Michigan, where weather cannot be forecast. The Great Lakes belly-laugh at “doppler radar” and “zone forecasts,” knowing full well they can influence just about anything that comes our way. I think I should just stop looking at tv and accept the fact that there are simply some things I have no control over.

I’ll again live by my motto: Make a plan, but don’t plan on it!

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WHY CAN’T I FINISH THIS?!?

I’m just so frustrated! The big day is fast approaching, the wedding of our son. I’m so close to finishing this shell, and I really want to do it, but I just can’t seem to sit down and complete it. All I need to do is finish the shoulders, bind it off, and put the quick edging on. I’d love to wear it at some point over the next three or four days. But it’s like I have a mental block, like I can’t think enough to do the counting and binding off of just those few stitches. I’m a little brain frozen, like if I try to do anything with my mind, I’ll simply lose it, and then everyone will know there’s this blithering idiot that’s banging around in my head.

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.
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Distraction inaction

Yup. I’m a little distracted. It’s countdown to the wedding, of course. But it’s also countdown to our west coast company arriving (6 days!), and it’s countdown to our youngest’s high school graduation. But that’s a whole week after the wedding, so, you know, I’ve got that goin’ for me.

Have you ever been just a bit paralyzed by the sheer number of things you want to get done? Has someone ever compared your look to “a deer in the headlights”? The groom-to-be is moving home tomorrow (along with his cat Gregor), and with him usually come “the guys.” Don’t get me wrong. I love “the guys.” Known ’em forever.

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!”

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On second thought

Yeah. On second thought, I should mention we tried that shower thing (see post below) for already-marrieds quite awhile back. It was great for the first married couple at their 15-year anniversary. By the time the second couple had made it to 10 years, nobody seemed all that interested in spending the $$ on a shower. When the third and fourth couples reached their milestone, number 1 couple was divorced. Kind of put a damper on future shower events.

I’m just saying, it sounded like a good idea at the time.

We’re going on 28 years of bledded wiss. So, you know, I’ve got that going for me.


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SIMPLE SHELL — SO FAR

My next project is on the needles, a simple shell tank for summer from Classic Elite. I’m not using their “Posh” yarn, though, because I found a bunch of Caron Simply Soft on clearance at WalMart a couple weeks ago and was compelled to buy it (stashbusters, ignore this). This stuff is SO soft and SO nice to work with! My biggest problem is finding time to do it (see page 2 for reasons why). Luckily it’s mostly brainless work with the help of my handy row-counter, so I can actually multi-task and do this while I’m watching “24,” the fastest hour on TV.
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Let the countdown begin!

Okay. I’ve added a cute little ticker countdown to — well, I suppose to add to my stress levels! (I wonder if they have one for stress levels!)

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!