ETA: I’m an IDIOT and definitely wrote this yesterday (Tuesday), when I legitimately thought it was Wednesday…this week is CREEPING by…..
This wedding is like, really happening. For reals. And while much of the wedding planning has been “Long Board and I this” or “LB and I that,” there’s a lot of wedding “stuff” that he is completely exempt from.
Like I just got word that my first bridal shower invitations are in the mail!!!
Yes, I’m one of those annoying people that’s having two showers, but not by my choice! My sister, and Maid of Honor, are going to throw me one as etiquette suggests. Baby Sis has a few roles in this thing, and that is one of them. And one that she has been very much looking forward to. However, my Mom’s best friend and her daughter also really want to throw me a shower. My Mom threw one for the best friends daughter over a decade ago, and perhaps it’s again etiquette that says you return the favor. I don’t know, but here I am, with two showers.
So that’s happening.
Plans for the Bachelorette Party are well under way. To be honest? I was kind of “eh” about the whole Bachelorette Party to begin with. Since when did these become weekend-long events, I wondered. Is it really necessary to go out of town for an entire weekend of girly activities? And do I have to do girly activities? I drink, but I’m not a huge drinker. I get angry when I go out to a club and it becomes the pressure to drink more game. I yawn if it’s past midnight. I’m not the best party girl anymore. I think I left those days when I moved back to my home town….
Folks said we could do something more relaxing. A spa day. Wine tasting. Yes, and those things sound lovely…but….I don’t know. It’s not like I don’t desperately need a massage. And I won’t turn down a nice glass of wine. It just didn’t feel….I don’t know….me.
Then I got the idea of a lifetime. A theme so “me” that I don’t know how I didn’t think of it sooner. But is it Bachelorette Party material? I was almost nervous to ask my sister what she thought. It was pretty out of the box. My heart was set on this idea though. She laughed, approved, and that’s how we ended up with my:
TAILGATE BACHELORETTE PARTY!!
Yes, we’ll be going to a tailgate for my fave college football team. Food and drinks all day, football in the afternoon, a PERFECT fall event. And I could NOT be more excited. We’ll still do some of the cheesy stuff: matching shirts, I’ll wear a stupid “Bachelorette” sash, we’ll giggle and be silly. But I won’t feel like it’s forced or that I’m out of place.
I’m very excited. 🙂
Let’s see, what else is “me?”
Oh, the dress fitting. Any day now my dress should arrive. Then I’ll have to go do the fitting, and if God is on my side, my new P90X regimen will have kicked in a little. I’m trying to watch what I’m eating (see: failure) and I’m trying to work out consistently (as in LB and I did one workout last night with one scheduled for tonight). We started P90X which is infomercial style workouts 6 days a week for like an hour a day. I’m not looking forward to this, but if it can make me look bangin’ – well, I’ll deal with it. I’ve NEVER been much into exercise so this will be quite the challenge for me. It turns out that eating horribly actually DOES catch up to you one day when you realize you can no longer eat junk food exclusively. For me, that day was a few months ago. It was depressing. Now I’m working on it.
I also need to work out that whole make-up and hair thing, but that starts WWIII with my Mother, so let’s just put that off as long as possible, mkay??