Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Last

Well, this is the last post before I have a new last name. I'm leaving tonight to go down to the island. Thursday and Friday will be days to finish last minute things, with a Bachelorette party on Friday night. Saturday is the Bridesmaid's Luncheon and the Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner. Then Sunday is the big day. We'll be back in Statesboro on Tuesday night.

I'm in the middle of packing right now. It's insane. It really isn't like packing for anything else. The beauty products alone get their own suitcase, and if you know me well, you know that this is pretty crazy.

I'll probably tweet a few times over the next week, but other than that it will be radio silence until I get back. I'll be taking my camera, but don't expect lots of pictures ASAP. They will come, but it will probably be slow. They will probably be posted here and on Flickr, not on Facebook if I can help it.

Now, a quick trip to Hobby Lobby to pick up some last minute ribbon, then packing, packing, packing.

Wish us luck and a cool breeze.

Monday, September 28, 2009


I'm doing a test to see how post scheduling works... please ignore this. :)

Dear Blog,

It's been too long. I know we've both been busy, but we really should try to get together more often. I miss you.


So, we're less than a week away from the big day. Are you getting nervous? I am. We're sooooo close but I feel like we still have miles to go.

I spent three days last week with Chris' Mom on St. Simons working on wedding stuff. We learned on Tuesday that our ceremony site was kinda double booked. We're doing it outside, so we ended up scooting over a bit. The new site is under a huge old cedar tree by the river with Spanish moss hanging down above us and shading the whole area. I was disappointed at first that we had to move, but now I can see that it was meant to be this way all along.

Everything else seems to be coming together too. I'm leaving Statesboro to go down to the island on Wednesday and will spend Thursday and Friday getting the rest of the little things done, then Friday night my girls are throwing me a bachelorette party. Saturday we have the Bridesmaid's luncheon and then the rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner. Then Sunday is the big day!

I'm so excited about all of it. Aside from the obvious reasons, I'm exciting to get spend some time with family I only see once or twice a year and some friends I haven't seen nearly enough in the last few years.

Okay, going for now. I need to admire my brand-spankin'-new haircut in the mirror for a while. Also, I need to go take the tooth whitening thingys out of my mouth....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Janice I'm Fallin'! Janice It Hurts!

Funniest video I think I've ever seen.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

RIP Patrick Swayze

RIP Patrick Swayze, who uttered the greatest line in movie history (as far as I'm concerned), "Nobody puts Baby in the corner."

He will be sorely missed.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Bathroom: Repainted!

I think we got the meaning of "Labor Day" backwards. Because we did lots and lots of labor today. We worked most of the day repainting the bathroom. It was a lovely color of "very manly red" when we started and now it's a nice sunshiney, buttery yellow.

I didn't think to take pictures until after we'd spackled, but you can see the deep crimson here:

After a nice heavy coat of primer:
Chris had fun with the paint rollers.
And while the new paint was drying. This is probably the closest to the actual color, since we still had sunlight then.
Aaaaaaand the finished product! All cleaned, painted and organized! I can't believe I'm so lucky as be marrying a guy who lets me put alllll those hair products and allll that jewelry in our tiny bathroom!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Bored to Death

I'll watch anything with Jason Schwartzman in it.... this will be no exception:

Premiers September 20, at 9:30pm on HBO.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The One Month Panic

Hello there, one month mark! You surprised me, you sneaky thing!

So, yeah. I'm not sure, but I think this is the point where I start panicking. Up until this point, we've been sailing on pretty calm seas. Even when our piano player backed out, I didn't panic. Even when our bakery backed out two weeks ago... I didn't panic. Even though it's a week until the RSVP deadline and less than half have RSVP'd, I haven't freaked out yet. Even when I tried my wedding dress on for the first time and the color is slightly different from the color I thought I ordered, I've stayed completely calm. In fact, that's the first time I've mentioned that one to anybody but Chris. But for some reason, seeing the 40-something days turn to 30-something days just hit me like a ton of bricks. In the past week, I haven't really been sleeping, I'm having nightmares about my dress accidentally being dyed black (oh yeah... woke up crying over that one), I've chewed my nails 'till my fingers bled, I'm second guessing every decision I've made, I'm not sure the florist and I are on the same page, I'm worried nothing will work out right, I'm scared nobody's coming, I'll cry over nothing, and I am just overall a nervous wreck.

People keep asking what they can do to help, and I can never think of anything at the moment. I always smile and say "I think we're okay just now, but I'll let you know." But it's times like now, at 4am when I sit staring at my mile-long list of to-do's and think, "I need hellllllppppp!!!!!!!"

Was I crazy to take on so many do-it-yourself projects? I'm starting to believe I was. Paper cranes, corsages, boutonnieres, programs, favors, vases for flowers, maps for invitations! And there's still so much more than that to be done. Buying. Ordering. Calling. Booking. Reserving. Emailing. Driving. Trying on. Having things altered.... the list goes on forever.

I know it will all get done. I do, really. At least I know the important things will get done. And I know that in the end, it isn't really about the wedding at all. It's about the marriage. It's about the vows we take on that day. It's about us. If I forget one silly little detail, the whole day isn't going to fall apart. I know that.

But for somebody who puts alot of stock in the little things, it's incredibly difficult to let those little things go. And for a serious DIY-er, it's hard to buy pre-made when I know I could make it and make it better.

This weekend is a long weekend and I think I'm going to spend the next several days getting things DONE. I also need to make a list of things other people can do to help... so that the next time somebody says "What can I do?" I'm ready with a task.

For now, I need to go to bed. Even if I just lay there for a few hours, I should at least try, right? Maybe I should try some meditation music or chanting.... "It will all work out. It will all work out. It will all work out....."