Only seven days and I can hardly believe we’re so close now.
I am not a planner, AT ALL. I much prefer to deal with situations and plans as they come up, as opposed to having schedules and lists (although I like making lists, just not following through with them), so this feels like a major accomplishment for me. To be honest, I threw myself into planning because of the sadness I felt after I miscarried late last March. I think Mike knew planning a wedding would be “good for me” and that is why he’s been so indulgent with my incessant plans, to-dos, workdays, etc. And, it has been good for me. Guess what? Plans aren’t so bad after all. They can actually help instead of hinder! Who knew?!?
I found out today one of my cousins who lives in Florida will be coming. When we were children, it seems like we spent a lot of time together. His mom and my dad were very close, so tons of my “dad” time was spent in their company. Eventually, he went to live with his father in Florida and we lost touch, other than the occasional update from my grandmother. After not seeing each other for over 10 years, we were briefly reunited this past winter when my aunt (his mother) died. I was so incredibly happy to see him again and so very sad that it had to be in that way. I remember hugging him as hard as I could and saying pretty much that exact sentiment. So, the opportunity to see him on a happy occasion makes my heart jump with joy! I have a LOT of cousins on my dad’s side and they are all special to me, but he is definitely my favorite. I can’t wait to see him!!
Today’s agenda includes nothing but fun. It’s been a hard couple of days in my house, so I’m still taking it easy. This afternoon, I am going to my lady to have a trial run with makeup. I had planned on having a trial with both hair and makeup, but I decided it was just too much expense…I mean, what I want my hair to look like is fairly simple (not that she isn’t capable!) but makeup is always a bit tricky. So, I’ll be doing the makeup and then later, my celebration/bachelorette party starts. I can’t wait!! I rarely go out without the children, other than work, so this is a double treat. I think we’re going to have great fun!