Sunday, October 18, 2015

TToT97: Wedding Bells!

I am exhausted, and the clock is ticking, but I'll make it this week!

All ten of my thankfuls are for the smile on my SIL's face at her wedding this weekend. And that my children slept over at the sitter's. It was quite a party.

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

TToT96: The Wonders of this World

It seems I failed to give someone enough credit last week. My new phone is courtesy of my loving husband, who gave me his upgrade and then somehow still managed to get one for himself with his wizardly wooing skills.

The weather. Beautiful fall weather.

Several of you who got an odd text from me last weekend and took the time to help me make a decision. A decision that has yet to be made for sure, but you helped.

Clark's gravity challenge. It is working. Slowly, but working.

Lisa for making me brave. By accident maybe, but just the same.

Our National Building Museum membership is worth it so far. We saw a 3D printer in action this week. Wonderful and horrifying in equal measure.

Kisses from my babies.

A trip next week to the mountains. And a wedding!

These two and this place so close to my house.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

TToT95: The Shower That's Over

Oh, I am shameful. I skipped last week entirely. Truly, the weekend slipped by before I even thought of it.

And it's all because of the wedding shower. That is now over, thank heavens.

I am most very certainly not the kind of person who wants to head up an entertaining event. Nosirree. But somehow I found myself in that position, at the helm, and trying to mediate a group of strongly opinionated cohosts who were not...cooperative...with each other.

Weddings are hard, no doubt. No beginning without an ending, no joy without grief. I have a lot of sympathy for those whose passions are running high amidst wedding festivities. But seriously, how did you get to your age and without learning better social skills?!?!?!

But it's over. It went off without a hitch, and I think I may have helped host an event that was a reasonable compromise between non-traditional bride and traditional mother of the bride. Maybe. But, anyway, it's over.

I had my mother and sister to laugh with me when things got tense.

I got some subtle and not-so-subtle positive feedback from people who may not have chosen their words as carefully as they might have had they not had a few mimosas.

And it's over.

AND...I have my speaking voice back after a solid two weeks of hoarseness (still have an fun bass singing voice, though).

AND...I have a new phone.

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