Saturday, April 29, 2006

Much Ado About Nothing


What a gorgeous day it is today! Early this AM my seamstress came over to do alterations on my wedding dress. Before she left, she said, "What are you doing today?" We didn't have anything concrete planned other than usual chores. We've got 2 motel rooms booked this weekend. She said, "Okay. I'm picking you up at 1PM and we're going out."

Off we went to the Daffodil Tea. Here on the island, it's customary for the women to go out and bond. Teas and bazaars are common meeting places for women to just spend time with friends, check out and purchase local crafts and baked goods, and just get away from the homefront for a few hours. It's LOTS of fun!! I know, this doesn't sound like the me I was when I lived in the city--but I really, really LOVE this lifestyle!! Looking forward to the Mother's Day Tea and the Hospital Auxilliary Tea coming up two weeks from now.

While with the ladies, everyone kept reminding me of our upcoming nuptials. "You've got 48 days to go!", "Six weeks until the big day!", "Congratulations to you and John!". Let me tell you, when you live in such a small community, news travels fast and everyone knows everything about your life even before you do! :)
Anyway, many people asked if I am nervous yet. Nervous? Should I be? lol I think my mother is more stressed out about the wedding than J and I are!

Every tiny detail has to be meticulously planned wayyyyyyyyyy ahead of time. The table cloths have to drop at a certain length above the floor. Details, details. So, my mom asked why we're not nervous. Goodness...imagine if I were as stressed as she is? Better that at least one of us isn't stressed. It would be a mess if I were as wound up as she. I'm sure everything will be beautiful :) Noooo worries! Weddings...so much ado about nothing. Let me rephrase that. I'm not taking away the importance of this very special day, but all I'm saying is that one shouldn't make one's self sick over one day out of one's entire life.

2 comments:

Stephen said...

"one shouldn't make one's self sick over one day out of one's entire life."

...Until one's mother kidnaps one's bride 2 hours before the wedding is due to start and holds her hostage at the hairdressers and refuses to let you speak to her even though one's bride was intending to co-ordinate all the last minute details of one's wedding, leaving one's self to sort himself out along with the decorations, food, flower arrangements, liquor, guests, ministers, and suddenly bogged-under yard, all the while trying to shave, get one's tux on and generally make oneself look pretty all the while wondering if one'll ever see one's bride again...

Bitter? Moi?

Chrissy121875 said...

I remember your wedding :) Dina and I were there. It was a beautiful wedding, Stephen :) Anyway, if it all went as planned, it wouldn't be as exciting! lol I think all weddings need a little element of surprise! Gives you more stories to tell people years after the wedding!!

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