Saturday, August 23, 2008


That seems to best describe how I feel right now - totally overwhelmed. I'm sure, like everything else, this, too, shall pass. I spent another day yesterday with Sandra dress shopping. I found a dress and jacket I really liked, placed the order, paid my deposit and an additional $50 for rush delivery and felt like the weight of the world had been taken off my shoulders.

I wasn't home more than 10 minutes when the dress store called to tell me they couldn't get that outfit in time for the wedding - they could get it in a different colour, but not the colour I wanted. So, I did what any self-respecting mother of the bride would do. I burst into tears and went to bed. Poor Leo didn't quite know what to do. We usually go out for dinner on Friday nights and he poked his head around the bedroom door long enough to say - I guess we're not going out? No, we're not going out!

I went out again today and I found a dress. I don't like it quite as much as the one I ordered yesterday, but I do like it and this one was in stock, fit me perfectly without having to cut 2 feet off the bottom and it's now hanging in my closet. Besides, this isn't my day, it's theirs and all I want is a beautiful day filled with memories for both of them.

Now I can stop stressing about my outfit and start stressing about something else - like the fact I have to work 5 days next week :-)

This may sound crazy, but I also feel a certain obligation to "produce" something to feature in my blog. I guess that's where the "blogging without obligation" ring came from. From now until November, all I may be producing are pictures of my baby - you can't say you haven't been warned.


Mary said...

I remember how miserable shopping for the Mother of the Bride dress and while you won't be the star, it will mean a lot for you to feel good about how you look (just think of all the photos that will be looked at for years to come!!)

Glad you found a dress and can check that off your list.

Nadine said...

Oh you poor thing! You need to quilt, not worry about all the rest of that. And definitely don't worry about "producing" for the blog. Blogging is supposed to be fun, not an obligation! We'll read what you write, whenever you feel like or have time to write it!

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. When Michelle got married I got my hair cut for the regular person was out on maternity leave and I guess you know how the story turned out...the haircut from hell. I cried for days and still wince when I see the pictures.

Lovely couple. Many blessings.

Bunny said...

I am sure you will be stunning in your dress, just remember to buy some comfortable shoes even if they cost an arm and leg LOL. All eyes will be on the beautiful couple. Hope they have a beautiful day.