Please, Mr. PostmanWell, as of Friday 9/27 (which happens to have been the first date we had in mind for our wedding...mostly me actually lol) our invitations have been mailed, and as I wrote in my Facebook post that evening, there's no turning back now! :)
Surprisingly, I felt a big wave of relief come over me as Matthew & I walked out of the post office that night. I realized these invitations have been a major cause of stress for me for the past month or more, between ordering samples, deciding on which ones to get, ordering them, assembling and addressing them, getting the stamps for them, bringing them to the post office...pretty much the entire process. So I'm pretty happy it's all over. Now it's all up to the postal service to deliver the mail in plenty of time!
I'd like to take a moment to say something about our guest list. Matthew and I wish we could invite everyone we know to enjoy our special day and witness our participation in this once-in-a-lifetime Sacrament. As I'm sure you all can understand, we simply cannot afford nor fit everyone we know and love (or even like a lot) in one place with our small budget. If you do not receive an invitation from us, we hope that you will understand and not take offense or think ill of us. We still like you and hope to celebrate with you some other way in the future.
So the invitations are sent, great. Time to relax now, right? Not so fast...Earlier today, despite working out and having my daily oh-so-yummy and nutritious chocolate Shakeology, I started stressing out again over all the little things that need to get done in the next month. After being unable to get anything done, I decided I needed a break and some fresh air. So, armed with some clippers, I walked out to the backyard and decided it was time to give the rose bushes a good whack. Truly, they did need to be trimmed, as did a lot of the "viney" plants on and around the fence. After a good 20 minutes or so of cutting, snipping, trimming and whacking away, all the dead rose blossoms are gone and there's a big pile of "stuff" in the middle of the backyard lawn. As Sophie watched me, wondering what the HECK I was doing to her backyard, I have to admit it was very therapeutic for me! I'll go back out there later this afternoon and pick up the mess ;)
After making some lunch, I realized I forgot to take some very important vitamins and medication this morning, which probably had something to do with my stress level today. (Hey, if any bride out there is planning her own wedding in less than six months and does NOT have the need for anti-anxiety medication, more power to her! You are a better (wo)man than I. Seriously. Judge me if you will, but I'm just being honest ;)
Bottom line: I have decided it's time to call in the troops...er, the bridesmaids...for some damage control and assistance. For delegate I must! I've already got my NYC friend working on programs, menus, etc for the big day - thank you Wendy! :) Now I may need to solicit some help from my RI friend...Marcia, I'll be calling you very soon! LOL
That is all for today. Thanks for letting me vent :)
Now I shall take a big, deep breath as I remember...I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me!