Thursday, September 20, 2012

Too Busy!

The wedding's only a couple days away now and I feel like I've been going nonstop.  Today I spent my lunch hour (and a half) getting a mani/pedi.  Normally I get a pedicure as a relaxing treat every few months, but today, with so much to do on my list, it was hard to relax.  I don't usually get manicures at all because with all I do with my hands, the manicures don't last.  Do you find that to be true for you too?  Today they talked me into a gel manicure--it's supposed to last a lot longer.  Good thing, too, because there are still a lot of wedding decorations to work on, and I'd hate to get to Saturday and find my lovely nails didn't arrive with me.

I'm off work now for the rest of the week.  Tomorrow, Thursday, I'll be running some errands and getting a few things put together here.   Tonight I was out running errands too, including looking for shoes and something to wear to the wedding.  Of course, you may wonder why I didn't do that a long time ago, and it's kind of a long story, but the short version is that I understood this backyard/garden wedding was going to be relatively casual until I found out last weekend that several other close family members are dressing pretty formally, so I felt I needed to rethink my earlier plan.  On the day of the wedding, outdoor temperatures are expected to be around 85 degrees, and I'm not much for formal attire anyway, so my aim was to find a happy medium between formality and comfort, and I think I found it.  I'm still having trouble with shoes, though.  I have wide feet and shoes are hard to find.  People have been steering me toward Nordstroms for years, but guess what I learned tonight?  They don't really carry wide shoes anymore.  Darn!  The young man who waited on me recommended I try ordering online, but there's no time for that now, so tomorrow I'll try a couple other possible sources.  If nothing else, I can go barefoot and wear a wreath of flowers in my hair, right?  (I told a couple of my friends earlier today, at a time when I was doubtful about my chances of finding something to wear, that if I struck out, I was going to get a Bedazzler tool and Bedazzle my rear end to read "GROOM'S MOM."  Lucky for my son (and probably everyone else too), I don't think I'll need to do that.)

Yesterday I placed the order for the food for the rehersal dinner.  Have I told you about that before now?  After throwing around various rehersal dinner venues for the past several months, the "kids" finally decided they'd much prefer pizza and beer in the backyard where the wedding's taking place.  So, on the one hand, the cost will be less than it would have been had we gone out to a nice restaurant, but on the other hand, the work and preparation will be greater--and I still need to pick up sodas, other bottled beverages, ice, coolers, etc.  Lucky for me, my good friend Lisa and her husband offered to pick up the pizzas and salads and bring them to the rehersal for us; otherwise, there'd have been at least one mom whose rehersing was cut short by the need to gather food to feed the masses.

So, all in all, everything is pretty much on track, but there's still a lot of track left to cover before this train gets into the station.  And I think probably the best thing I could do at this point is take a Tylenol PM and get a good night's sleep.  I'll "see" you tomorrow . . . probably.

10 comments:

Mamacessories said...

Oh I know this feeling. My daughter is getting married TOMORROW - and I still have NOTHING to wear....long story..there was an outfit but (sigh) not anymore! Congratulations and Good Luck!
Maria
another happy frazzled mom!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Kim, don't you know about Zappo's. They deliver practically overnight for free and for a fee, they could easily get shoes to you in time for the wedding, and the best part, returns are free and accepted for a year.
Sue

Sharrieboberry said...
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Sharrieboberry said...

Yes- try Zappos. Just order several pair and then return what you didn't use after the wedding! Good luck!

Kim said...

I agree--zappos or online shoes.com. Same thing. Good luck, and enjoy this special time.

Me and My Stitches said...

Funny...I was going to recommend Zappos too - it's awesome! Have a great time at the wedding - I can't wait to see pictures. I love the pizza and beer idea for rehearsal dinner. Casual is the way to go!

Cathi said...

Since it's outside & semi formal, how about a sweet pair of sandles? Show off that new pedi.

Miss Jean said...

Just go simple on the shoes. For my son's wedding at Yosemite I purchased beautiful shoes at Nordstrom's. They sunk into the lawn and the heels were all but ruined.

Relax and have a wonderful weekend and realize that something will go wrong. At son's wedding the venue had to be changed at the last moment because Glacier Point was closed due to snow. They had to change it to the back lawn of the Awahanee Hotel (not too shabby.) Also, the photographer never showed as he thought the wedding was the next day. Yea, right. But they had good attitudes and we had a great time.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

I've had maybe 5 manicures in my life (all before weddings!) and they last a day or two at best. I find that scraping my fingertips along my cutting mat when I pick up fabric I'm cutting wears the color right off. And I refuse to be one of those people who pays to have permanent nail tips spiffed up every couple of weeks. Rather spend the $$ on fabric!

Josie McRazie said...

I tell you I am the same way with mani/pedis! My daughter is taking cosmetology classes and just came home a weeknor two ago just going on and on about gel polishes! Let us know if they really do hold up, because my manicures rarely hold up past a day or two! Relax and have a great time with the wedding!