Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Wedding Countdown...

We went to the Groom's softball game tonight and were not amused that they've not been able to get the marriage license yet.  I had to give them the mother finger (not to be confused with the father finger) over that one!  They promised they are going to Parowan tomorrow for the license.  Fortunately, there's no waiting period on marriage licenses in Utah.

Today was the first day that the long-range weather forecast reaches anywhere close to our date...  We had a windstorm blow through last weekend - Saturday was freezing cold with 45 MPH winds.  Forecast for Friday, June 8th - sunny and clear, high of 80 with calm winds.  Hang in there weather!


We do have "plan B."  If it decides to snow on Saturday, June 9th, every stick of furniture we own will be in the garage.  Because of our 'open floor plan,' we can have the wedding in the house.  Of course, with 80-100 people in our house for the ceremony, we'll all be really close friends by the time it's over!!! 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Two Weeks and Counting
On June 9, 2012, our youngest son is getting married.  Of course that's a big deal.  But this one's a bit different.  He's getting married in our back yard.  My husband, who is now an ordained minister (the irreverent Reverend Paul!) will be performing the ceremony.  Paul was never in a wedding.  I never had a wedding.  So now we're going to throw a wedding!
The bride wanted a wedding arbor...  check!  They wanted sit-down food for the reception - tables and chairs are rented and will be delivered Friday the 8th - check.  I thought I would just get on the internet and download "Here Comes the Bride."  Yeah, right!  So I've visited our local music store and now own the CD which includes all kinds of wedding music...  check.   The invitations went out weeks ago, but the RSVPs are not coming back - what a surprise - it seems this bit of what used to be common courtesy is taboo these days.  The cake is ordered.  The 'something old, new, borrowed and blue' issue is handled.  The bride's dress is done.  The tuxedos will be ready.  We (well, mostly I) decided it would be so cool if Origami white cranes were hung (a symbol of luck and prosperity) all over the place with fishing line.  So far, I have just over 500 of them, and I have help coming Friday the 8th to help hang them (what was I thinking?!?)  ...  all "check."
So what are we forgetting?  

Friday, May 11, 2012


I have been so incredibly busy lately. Strangely, I took a week off work to get caught up, and now I'm closer to ten days behind.  How does this happen?  Yet I'm not complaining; it's better to be busy than to wander about aimlessly, trying to find something to do.

Yesterday, while I was working on a doll hat, my mind was wandering.  It doesn't take complete concentration to sew strands of yarn to a cotton muslin form.  Without thinking too much, I threaded my needle with the thread in my right hand.  A few minutes later, when it was time to stitch something on the machine, I threaded that needle with the thread in my left hand.  "Really," I thought.  So I tried doing both tasks with the other hand and simply couldn't do it.

Idiosyncrasy... [id-ee-o-sin-kruh-see] noun. A characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual. (Thanks to for this definition.)  It's a fun word to say...  idiosyncrasy...  can't thread a needle with my left hand, can't thread the sewing machine with my right!  I'm still chuckling.

So what's your idiosyncrasy?