Friday, February 13, 2009

But It Ain't No Lie, Baby Bye Bye Bye

It's 8:30 in the morning on Friday and I have been up an hour already. Luckily, this dovetails nicely with my inability to fall asleep before 2 a.m. last night.



Thoughout this past week everyone asked me: "Are you nervous?" And well, no, I wasn't.



But now I am.



I can't pinpoint what it is. I'm not nervous about marrying Mr F (thank God, one less thing to worry about). And I'm really pretty much done with most (though definitely not all) of the planning required. So I'm not nervous about getting things done. And thankfully, Big Hugs has been in line this week and seemed to be mostly on the ball at our final meeting. So I'm (shockingly) not nervous about her toppling my wedding plans like dominos.



So what is it?



I don't know.



Maybe it's because I haven't had a drink in about two weeks. (No, I don't have "other" news to announce, I just decided that mixing antibiotics, bronchitis, and Chardonnay was likely not doing anyone any favors).



Could the butterflies in my stomach be the flapping of withdrawal?



Doubtful.



No matter the reason, I can't sleep and I just feel nervous and apprehensive.



Maybe it's the general symptom of a Type A personality's awareness that she is placing massive amounts of small tasks in the hands of other people for a very important day and will likely have little to no control over how the events of that day run?



Whatever the cause, I will take slight comfort in the fact that I think Mr F might feel the same way (though he would never admit it) even though he's not the one single-handedly planning a large scale event for 130 people (make that four events, if you count the rehearsal dinner, the gathering after the rehearsal dinner, the wedding itself and the brunch).



My evidence? The other night I got into bed at about midnight and I heard him mumble to me from his slumber, "We gotta practice our dance. We gotta dance."





Nice. I wish I taped that.



But apparently the wedding has invaded his subconsciousness as well.



Anyway, all this leads to the fact that the wedding is on Sunday and it's Friday, so I'm self-suspending myself from blogging until post-wedding. (Holy crap - that means that the wedding is close enough that I can talk about LAW - Life After Wedding). I think I want to focus on my friends, family, and monitoring my tan, instead of blogging.



That being said, I have complete and total faith that I will have a plethora, indeed a boatload, of stories that will spin off from the next 72 hours.

But worry not, I will try my very best to heed all of the advice I have gotten thus far, which for the most part really just echoes good common sense: I plan to simply enjoy everything - come what may - because hell, after the year of craziness that I have experienced, I sure deserve to actually have fun over the next two days.


See you on the other side, kids.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats, have fun and don't forget to eat!

Aubergine said...

Good luck E&E!

You have kept me sane during my own planning process so thank you for your writing and I wish you the very best for your wedding day and LAW.

xx xx

Krista said...

Woohoo - so exciting!

dc april said...

go out and kick some wedding tush! thanks for sharing these past few months-it's been great to know there's someone else out there having a similar experience.

Kristy said...

Hooray! I hope everything goes smoothly. See you on the other side. =)

Smomo said...

Best wishes with it all! I hope you have a wonderful day x

Mrs English nee Trini said...

It'll be fab. Enjoy it all.

I've wondered about the mystery of the butterflies myself. I had already done the legal bit before our big hoedown last month, so it definitely wasn't the oh-crap-do-I-really-want-to-do-this nervousness, but I also had the butterflies pretty badly for a while.

It must just the type A terrified of delegation thing. (It's so damn hard to just let go!)

Looking forward to many amusing stories when you enter LAW!

Marina said...

Can I get a HELL YES? I feel like I'm rooting for your wedding more than any other wedding blog I've read (and there have been a lot). I know it's going to be amazing and fabulous and completely superb, and I can't wait to hear all about it on the other side!

Also Mr. F muttering in his sleep is hilarious and now I'm really hoping my guy will end up doing that. Awesome.

Laura said...

Happy day!

Good luck and thanks for making me laugh in my cubicle on a regular basis.

Can't wait for the recap!

hwong14 said...

Congratulations!!! I can't wait to hear all about!

Amber said...

Ditto Marina and the rooting for your wedding business! I was standing in my laundry doing my washing thinking 'it's valentines in the states, wonder what people are...OMG E & E REHEARSAL DINNER, WEDDING AAH!'.

can't wait to hear all the goss, hope it is a wonderful day!

keyla said...

Best wishes! thanks for sharing with us this delicious process. Have a great time. Can't wait to hear the stories from the other side...

Anne said...

I am here in Balmo and cannot wait. I have loved reading about your wedding...and the bags turned out great! I am sure everything will be a blast and go smoothly. See you soon, tan, beautiful girl!

Anne said...

I meant the gift bags...not any other kind.

Alexa said...

Congratulations! I hope you had a great time!

Googmeister said...

I just wanted to wish you good luck on your wedding day! A lot of blog readers are there with you in spirit, hoping that you are enjoying your wonderful day and wishing you all the best of luck and happiness as you start your new life together.

Helen said...

Welcome to LAW!!!!!!

Hope your day went off without too much drama - Congratulations! xxx

budgetbeautiful said...

Hope everything went off without a hitch!

Kay said...

Congratulations! I enjoy reading your blog, and I hope you had a great day after wedding.

emily said...

i'm not sure how i stumbled across your site but your posts are hilarious. congrats!!

Sweet T said...

Congrats! You better be sharing pictures now that you're DONE with the damn planning ;)

Chrissy said...

Congrats :-))

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

exciting!!

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