After the whirlwind that has been the past few weeks, I feel like everything is finally in place for the wedding.
Today was particularly overwhelming, and I'm still feeling funny in my belly. I think the funny belly feeling is amplified by the brooding, cloudy, stormy, unusually cool weather, but a lot did happen today.
First I had an e-mail exchange with Jo, where I learned the poem she picked out to be read at the wedding (yay!), but also learned that she won't be able to make it (boo). I am so sad that she won't be there - she's my oldest friend, and since I was in her wedding last October, it's hard to know that she won't be there for mine. I know that with her new job she has neither the time off or the money to fly over here from Wales, so I understand, but I will really miss her. I'll get to see her around Christmas tho, but still, feeling sad.
After that I talked to my soon-to-be new boss once I move to PA, and I set my official first day of full-time working in PA as October 1, so add to my already weird-feeling belly the feeling of excitement at moving...and I realized that it's only 3 WEEKS between when we get back from our honeymoon and when we'd like to be living in PA, so add even more nervousness!! I'll be spending the first week of September on our honeymoon, the second week in VA making apartment-viewing appointments, the third week in PA finding an apartment, and the fourth week back in VA packing so that we can move on the last weekend of September and be in our as-yet-non-existant apartment by the first of October! That sounds more stressful than wedding planning to me.
Then I got a call from Tim (the organist at Trinity and for the wedding) and went over the final service details with him, and soon after that my Mom called to say that she had finalized all the bulletin details with the church, so next Wednesday I'll get to proofread a copy of the bulletin! Holy cow, it really is almost the day of the wedding.
So right now I'm basically just feeling overwhelmed with excitement, nervousness, anticipation, sadness that Jo won't be there, thankfulness for everyone else and all the great things they're doing for the wedding, and happiness about all the wonderful things about to happen...
All I have left to do is (1) pay the reception musicians, (2) plan out what will happen when at the reception and give jobs and times to do those jobs at the reception to the bridesmaids, and (3) make the collage of photos of Paul and me to have at the reception. # 1 I'll do this week, and #s 2 & 3 I will probably do next week. If you have any pictures of Paul & me, e-mail them to me right away!!
Thanks for listening...I can't wait to see you all at the wedding!
...and now I must go start getting dinner ready.