Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Wedding

Sorry to have been so sporadic with the posting lately.
The Wedding is coming up.
My sister is getting married May 10 (coincidentally, the same day Jenna Bush is).
My sister and her fiance are both very low-key, down-to-earth people. This wedding is being held in a church 40 minutes away from my house, with a reception in the parish hall across the street. I am doing practically nothing for this wedding, though my mother is doing an incredible amount of work and my sister, obviously, is, too. I am the maid of honor, but have been relieved of some of the traditional obligations (my sister wants neither shower nor bachelorette party, for example).
I cannot quite figure out how it has managed to consume nearly every waking moment for me, but it has. I am, it should be said, very, very excited. But still.
I now think in terms of things that must happen Before The Wedding and things that will have to wait until After The Wedding. Most of these things are entirely unrelated to The Wedding, except to me.
Some examples:

Before The Wedding
  • get a haircut
  • hang pictures
  • get dryer
  • get dishwasher
  • go to Nashua
  • move furniture
  • figure out placecard thing
  • finish viewbook at work
After The Wedding
  • tame blackberry bushes in backyard
  • examine the feng shui of my house
  • make skirts
  • register for summer classes
Yeah, I don't know.

5 comments:

Cousin Mouse said...

You are also taking in house guests.

Kay Bailey said...

I love this list very much!

bzzzzgrrrl said...

The house guests could hardly be less pressure. Except that for some reason I am determined to have a dishwasher before they get there, and, ideally, patio furniture.
They will more than make up for any stress they may cause me by letting me de-stress with a beer with them After the Wedding.

Polka Dot Creations said...

I totally get this. And I do it all the time for things less monumental than a wedding. For instance, right now I am separating tasks into "before Polydelphia" and "after Polydelphia." (Polydelphia is a Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild's annual retreat, and I'll be there hawking clay books & such for 2 days).

Sadly, it seems that just because something is on my "before Polydelphia" list, doesn't mean it's going to get done. I seem more interested in reading blogs and picking my toenails than doing actual work this week...

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