Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Here and Now

I realized this afternoon that I was always thinking about either the wedding weekend or things I need to do to the house before the wedding weekend and how I never seem to be in the here and now. I did finish the veil and I think it came out well.:

I know you loved my old painted styrofoam wig head jammed onto an old lamp base. That's how I roll.
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I still can't figure out how to photograph Austrian crystals. I tried two different things:



I guess the beauty in Austrian crystals is the motion of colors as you move. Maybe the only way to show them off would be to make a video. I should have thought of that before.
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Tuesday we took the wedding dress to the tailor's shop. She is a very sweet lady. And smarter than both of us put together. I've used her many times and her prices have always been very low, but I had never before encountered her wiseness. So here is the dress:

We're not going to tie the bow how it is tied in the picture. I was just in a hurry to get out of the way of the tailor lady.
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I've been trying to think of how not to think about wedding stuff all the time. Of course just thinking about how not to think about it is thinking about it. I think maybe I should use a little notebook and write everything down. But then again, when my North Carolina family is here, I don't want to flip open a notebook and say, "We are having this quiche and fruit for lunch and tonight we will eat at Dos Posados. Between meals, we should chat and be jovial and have fun." I don't even know what time I should get up on the wedding day. And what about lunch for Mom and my brother on that Friday when I'm delivering Meals on Wheels? I'm stuck in the little details. My brain hurts.
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Well at least this evening, I did get to be in the here and now for just a little while. I came out of the grocery store and saw this:
I did take my time. I love rainbows and I enjoyed the moment. I was in the here and now for just that little while. And it was good.

6 comments:

Jazz said...

Sweetie your mom and brother can fend for themselves for lunch on Friday. I'm sure they're quite capable of either making their lunch or finding a place to eat at.

Now breathe.

Big Brother said...

Breathe deeply and it’ll all work out. You are more nervous than the bride and groom together. I am sure things will work out just fine. We wouldn’t want the bride’s mother to collapse from exhaustion before the wedding. After however is OK. :o)

geewits said...

Jazz,
~~Well they wouldn't have had a car, but I talked my husband into taking the whole day off. So it's all good. We can all meet after MOW.

BB,
~~Oh no! I can't collapse afterwards. A pile of us are going out to dinner and then the next day to the Texas State Fair.

XUP said...

I hope you've banned the groom-to-be from your blog so he doesn't see all this beautiful finery before the big day? The veil is perfect. Simple, but with such lovely detail. I don't know how you're doing all this without writing it all down.

geewits said...

Xup,
~~I can't imagine he'd find my blog. He probably doesn't know what a blog is.
I thought I did just write it down?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I don't think it is possible to NOT think about the Wedding and ALL the details that need to be addressed....Being in the Here & Now with that Rainbow was a real bonus though, wasn't it...lol!

It will all come together beautifully--I know it!