Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Here we are a few days out from our wedding and I am getting so frustrated with our wedding coordinator. I have sent her 5 emails that have gone unanswered since last week. I just called and she hit the ignore button. I am trying so hard to not be negative about this whole situation. All I am trying to do is finalize a few last minute things and let it go! I really don't want to be concerned about this stuff this close to the wedding. That is why we hired her in the first place. We paid too much money for her services for her to be blowing us off like this.

Ok, I gotta take a deep breath and try to stay positive. I know that when it's all said and done it will all come together. I have been pretty laid back about it this whole time. I just need the last few days of this process to go smoother.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

6 days away

I have a few more things to get done before I can shift into full-on wedding mode. Right now I am procrastinating doing my notes for work but once that is behind me I don't have too much work to do this week. Here is a little preview of some of the elements of our wedding:


Our centerpieces




Our "logo". It was on the invites and will be on various signs used at the wedding and on the cake. Speaking of cake....


This is our cake design inspiration. Our cake is loosly based off of this cake.

I am so excited to see how everything comes together. I'll be back after the wedding. (or maybe before if I need feel the need to blog away jitters :-)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Where does the time go?

16 days until I make the change from Ms. to Mrs. I feel like I am not yet getting the chance to soak it in. I am still trying to adjust to the new job and keep up with my normal household tasks. I guess I will fully realize it when I put on the dress.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

UPS mess

I hate UPS! The first thing that they did to get on my s#*t list was to loose D's wedding band. It took a month to get another one shipped to us. I was so glad I ordered it way in advance of May. Now they are giving me the run around on a lovely wedding gift that my moms co-worker purchased for us. Here is the saga:

I wasn't home for the first delivery attempt, so they left a slip. Since it required a signature to authorize me to leave it with a neighbor, that is what I did.


Yesterday I was home for 75% of the day. I left for a while and taped the slip to the door in case I missed the UPS man. He had checked the boxes that he would be at my house anywhere between 10-5 (what a ridiculous time range!). I got home after 5 and the slip was still on the door! I took the slip off and figured he would just come the next day. I did a few things around the house and then I ran out to Target to get an ink cartridge (had to print my Oprah KFC coupon, LOL). I got back home around 7:30 and lo and behold, there is another slip on my door!

Next, I go online to let UPS know that I will just pick the darn package up myself. The automated computer thingy says I can get it today.

Do you think it was there when I drove all the way to BFE to get it? Of course not, that would be too much like the right thing to do.

UPS tried to blame that on me. They said I changed the directions too late and it had to be done before 7:00 pm. My package was back on the truck. How in the HELL could I have changed it earlier than 7:00 when the man didn't attempt to deliver it until after 7:00. I will never send nothing by UPS. EVER.

Ok, my rant is over :-) Back to your regularly scheduled programing.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Having an unmotivated week

I need to find some energy from somewhere because all of this rain is making me so laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy. I have two reports to turn in and several more visits with my clients but I don't feel like doing any of it. That is the downside to making your own schedule. It can be incredibly easy to mismanage your time and not get everything accomplished. It doesn't help that there is twitter, facebook, and pogo. All of these distrations, along with my google reader and e-mail get me caught up. Ok, time to step away from the computer.

Monday, May 4, 2009

The countdown is on

Only 26 days until my single life is over! I am quite overwhelmed with all the last minute things on my to do list. We keep reworking the budget, shifting money from one category to the other in order to make everything as nice as possible while keeping in mind that there is life after May 30! Now that we are so close and everything is in motion, I wish I would have just stuck to a smaller wedding. But it is hard to do that because that means really limiting the guest list. It means possibly hurting some folks feelings because there isn't room on the guest list for them. So many times D and I talked about revamping the plans for the wedding. We talked about just getting married in my church and having a cake and punch reception. But that did not feel like us. We wanted dancing. We talked about having a dry reception but that too did not feel like us. We drink and so do our friends. Let's be real, if you have ever went to a reception that was dry, people eat then bounce. Not much dancing happens and people don't hang around.

So after all of the debating about what style of reception to have, we came up with a compromise. We are having a cocktail reception. I know that this is not that popular around where we live but we thought it would be fun and semi-affordable. I just hope that our guests are not too confused when the enter the reception site and don't see tables for each guest. Our wedding coordinator said that we should provide seating for only 3/4 of the guests to encourage mingling. It should be interesting...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hello my name is....

Andydawg's mom and I am a procrastinator.

(Hi Andydawg's mom)

This procrastination of mine has been my companion for most of my life now. It all began in first grade. I started going to school on the regular schedule after a whole year of p.m. Kindergarten (11:00-3:00 ish). I did not want to wake up on the earlier schedule, so I would sleep up until the last possible moment. I was starting of my day with procrastination. This still is pretty much what I do to this day. As I type, I am perfecting the art of procrastination. I have a ton of notes to type for work that are due on Tuesday in addition to 3 reports due this week. I told myself that I would work on it this weekend. Instead I helped my BFF pack up her apartment, cleaned my house, ate dinner at BFF's new apartment, and generally goofed around. Even now with it being Sunday night I still can't quite motivate to really get into working. I am always setting myself up for that last minute crunch. Burning the midnight oil while my bleary eyes stare at my laptop. Will I ever change? I hope so. But for now it's back to my last minute hustle.