Well, here we are...just 23 days away from our wedding day. Holy smokes!
I have been busy for sure and am so bummed I have not been able to comment on many of my fellow blogs I follow. I have noticed that comments here on my own blog have been dwindling due to my lack of visiting other blogs :( Please bare with me...it has just been crazy busy.
The good news is, that my house is almost completely packed up. We are moving the furniture on Saturday. I've applied for our marriage license online so we will pick that up in a week or so. My programs are being shipped to me right now so I can assemble them (post coming tomorrow). I finally got the pictures from my bridal shower (post coming next Tuesday). I will be putting together escort cards in the next week or two. I got me and Mr Fix It's Australian visas. I am in the midst of final planning meetings and picking out our menu tonight. Things are definitely getting done.
Overall, I've been feeling good. Not anxious, not stressed, not feeling dizzy or sick. But now things are getting all drama again. My mom is seriously losing it. She lets every little thing get to her. Understandable since she is working like crazy and also in the middle of a move (she's moving back into the condo I am about to move out of). And of course her mother (my grandma) is dying and continues to go down hill each week. At this rate, we are fearful that she may pass the week of our wedding. Please pray that does not happen.
And this past week, my daughter had a melt down over having to move 25 minutes away. It is a long story but basically, her dad lives about 10-15 minutes from us and he has her a few days out of each week. So on the days she is with dad (2 during school week), he drives her to school which is near our current house. Well, I told her that she won't have to switch schools once we move into Mr Fix It's place...we'll just make the 25 minute drive to school each morning on the 2 or 3 days she is with me. Not a big deal really. But she thinks it's the end of the world and she is going to be 'isolated' from her friends. Granted, she will have her license in a year and I am sure will have a car to drive herself around. But it all came out yesterday and she and I got in a big fight about it. My fear is she is going to go running to her father wanting to move in with him and I will be devastated. Not what I want to be dealing with 3 weeks before our wedding (and move).
So yesterday, when I told Mr Fix It that our venue is going to require us to rent a generator to play the video on the tv's I rented for our ceremony, he flipped out. I asked him if someone out of the 15-20 people who will be staying at his house (and mostly in our wedding party) from his family could pick up the generator on their way to the venue on the day of the wedding. He went off on how none of them has a car to do this or whatever. I stayed calm for a while. And then I snapped at him:
"I have been doing EVERYTHING for this wedding and I ask you and your family to handle one simple task of picking something up when they are on their way to the venue and you can't just handle it for me?! I am paying for it, I reserved it, I can handle getting it returned the next day, and I got the DJ to agree to unload, load and set it all up for us."
He finally calmed down and said he'd see if his brother could help out. I kept reminding him how we have not asked our family or wedding party to do anything at all regarding this wedding other than pay for the clothes we picked out for them and show up in their dress or tux on the day of. Is that so difficult to ask ONE person to pick something up for us? ARGH!
Then, after he left, his sister in law happened to call me and I told her about his little blow up. She lives about 5 minutes from me with Mr Fix It's brother (her husband). She said that since her hubby and son (our Jr Groomsmen) were going to be getting ready for the wedding and the pictures, she had no problem driving 15 or 20 minutes to pick up the generator for us and bring it with her when she comes for the family pictures. I was so grateful and glad that was easily handled. Of course, *I* am the one who got it handled...not Mr Fix It. Whatever.
At least it's done. I have a feeling most of the posts leading up to the wedding are going to be more of my rants and full of emotion rather than full of all of the ideas, items, and plans I've been blogging about for the past several months :) Bare with me!
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