I previously told you I was feeling the calm before the storm — well with Storm #1 out of the way, I’m feeling it again. Storm #2 will come in the first week of May, as we get ready to head out to India for three weeks.
Storm #1, by the way, was absolutely glorious, not really a storm at all. Oh wait! There was one hiccup — teeny tiny hiccup. Ok, so I was decorating a wedding of a good friend of ours. We were just about to open the doors for dinner and I look onto a bunch of wait staff freaking out near a table. I walk over to see sopping wet place-settings and a burnt tablecloth!! Apparently the wind coming in from the patio had picked up and blew a standing table number over onto the candles; it all went up in flame!! Luckily one of the girls was nearby and tossed a glass of water on it and not too much was damaged — not to mention, thank GOD we didn’t burn the place down!! We spruced everything up as best we could in 2 minutes and pretended nothing had happened; I’m so sorry, Table 14, for your damp encounters.
Months of prep went into this — as one would imagine a wedding would require, but as a DIY wedding, much touch of hand and forest scavenging were required. I just can’t wait to show you all the photos, which will happen when the honeymooning couple returns, so the bride can be the first to present their special day to the world — as it should be. Seriously, this was one of my favoritest weddings ever; everything was just perfect.
The wedding took place a couple hours away, so we got puppy-sitters for the weekend and stayed out there. That, too, required a lot of prep; having someone stay at your home is not always a worry-free event. In turn, a lot of projects-in-waiting got done (or 90% done) and all those things on your list that you would clean “if you ever find the time” got crammed in as well. I function so well under the wire though; my procrastination always seems to pay off.
So now we are getting ready to leave in about a week and a half and I’m just mentally planning all the things I have to get done and packed before then. I’m praying my Visa comes in on time — or else hubs will be forced to go without me. That. Would. Suck.
April 23, 2012