It's Saturday morning- I woke up with anxious pangs in my stomach at 7:30 and I haven't been able to fall back asleep which means I need to cross something off my to-do list, and that thing may as well be therapeutic and happy-making. So I write.
Tomorrow afternoon, I marry the love of my life.
The past week has felt like the calm before the storm- I went to work on Monday and Tuesday, and I diligently plugged away at an overwhelming number of DIY projects with a sense of calm and accomplishment after work. I hastily packed up my DIY mess and dumped most of my clothes in a suitcase (I'll sort out my honeymoon packing on Monday) and loaded up my mom's car. On our trafficky ride from Queens to Bucks County, PA, LA MOH and I assembled programs in the back seat of my mom's SUV. When we got home I went back out to do a walk-through at my venue and ran back home as fast as I could for welcome dinner with our Irish cousins, who have come to America for my wedding, unbelievably (and they read my blog!! Say hello :) ). I feel like I haven't stopped- probably because I haven't stopped working- for at least two weeks. And now the anxiety and butterflies are hitting me. Thank goodness it's a day before my wedding so I can sort them out.
Oh yeah! And I went on a haunted hayride last night with friends (!!), like the good 'ole days growing up in the country- which feels waaay more country-like now than it did back then. I suppose 4 years in the city will do that to a gal.
I have sooo so much more to share with you after we get back from Mexico! I hope you will forgive my radio silence of late as I promise to make it up upon my return as I recap project after project as I patiently await pro-pics.
For now, I have to get myself ready for a special service for Marc at his family's synagogue. And then I get to manage my team of bridesmaids and friends as we tackle our final projects before rehearsal and zen time tonight. Even the rehearsal is DIY. You'll see... ;)
|see how my ring fits snug as a bug inside his big, protective band? symbolic...?|
Thank you for sharing my journey (thus far) with me! Your incredible support, your help and advice, and our general shared excitement over weddingy things has added depth and a sense of accomplishment to my bride-to-be experience. I am forever grateful. Thank you for reading my ramblings.
To the rest of the 10-10-10 (and all the bazillion weddings this weekend) brides, good luck!! Breathe, try to zen out a little and take it all in.
I'll see you on the other side! (oooh I've been waiting to say that!)
With Love and Best Wishes,