Friday, June 15, 2007

Okay so.....

I got the dress. But only after I freaked out because it wasn’t waiting for me when I got home. It was a day late. And when DHL came to the house, they gave us the wrong box. After several panicked phone calls, we got the right box. The right very small box. Containing a linen suit. Can you say “wrinkled mess”? I asked BT to take it to the dry cleaners for pressing. Which he did. Before I tried it on. I hope it still looks fabulous in the bigger size.

I got the shoes. But only after I found the perfect pair in the window of a shoe store I passed walking between office buildings, only to be told by the cranky store clerk that they didn’t have my size. I bought them a half a size too small in case I couldn’t find anything else. I called around and found the shoes at another store elsewhere in this city. I left work early during the height of rush hour made my way to the store. I waited for 30 minutes on line to exchange sizes so I missed my train and was late getting home. But I have them and they are cute.

I finished the favors. But only after I had my husband go and buy more vellum. And after I reprinted them all. With the wrong date. Again. So he had to go back and buy more. And we reprinted them, and cut them all out and wrapped all the votives. And then I realized that while I fixed the date on the template, I only fixed the date on the first 5 of the 6 that were on each page. So we had to reprint, cut and wrap every sixth votive. But they are finally done dammit.

I finished the placecards. But only after we put the glue on the vellum and they curled up so badly I had to reprint and recut half of them out again and try a different approach. We were up until midnight, but they're finished.

We pick up the flowers later today and I hope to channel Martha Stewart and make some decent looking arrangements. I am a little worried, as I am not good with flowers. We realized this morning that we have no gifts for the godparents. I sent BT to Tiffany’s to buy some silver shiny things in little blue boxes. I am leaving work in about a half an hour. I hope to finish crocheting his white blanket on the train ride home. I need to get a mani pedi and clean my house. Nothing like cutting it down to the wire.

I know that tomorrow is not really about parties and flowers and placecards. But a mother wants everything perfect for her son’s big day. It’s the day we get all dressed up and present him to God. The God who gave us this beautiful child and made this day possible in the first place. We really are very thankful.

But I still want a very large, cold Vodka Martini waiting for me when I get to the hall.

If I get a decent picture of us, I'll post it for a limited time. Stay tuned.

19 comments:

Jenny said...

CRAP, I didn't give the godparents gifts. I did give everyone a framed picture of the girls is that good enough...oh well it is over.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy your mani/pedi and that everything falls into place.

Enjoy this time, it is soo much work and soo much fun.

Tami said...

Everything sounds absolutely beautiful! Just relax and enjoy your little guy's big day and the big cold Vodka Martini!

Beagle said...

You're an organizational star!

And thank God for Vodka too!

Can't wait to see the photo.

del said...

Oh I hope you get a great photo! And I know what you mean, it's not about the parties, the dress, etc. etc. but you just want everything to be nice!

I'll drink a vodka martini tonight in your honor. ;-)

Rachael said...

Sounds like you have it all under control. Now sit back and relax and enjoy it.

Jenny and Matt said...

Sounds like you're ready! Enjoy the big day!!

Jenni said...

OMG, I would have thrown those dang votives, and all the misprinted vellum, out the window! Glad you finished them and have the other tasks taken care of as well.

Enjoy that Vodka Martini. You've more than earned it! I hope you all have a wonderful time on Seamonkey's big day (and that we get to see a picture).

Michelle Smiles said...

You won't remember the details - enjoy the day!

Bezzie said...

Wait, are you doing this on Father's Day? If so, I'm gonna cry--too sweet!

It will go so smooth you'll wonder why you were ever stressed!

Amy said...

Good luck tomorrow - I'm sure it will be an extremely fabulous and memorable day for your entire family. :)
Btw.. I just looked at an old post of yours that I hadn't seen - with the 8 things about your hubbie? I SWEAR to god.. he sounds exactly like mine. I was reading it to my hubbie and he thinks yours must be Indian (like himself). ;) It was the Honda thing I think. My DH is same, but with Toyota Camrys. And.. he makes spreadsheets for freakin everything. There was more, but I had to share that it was too funny. Thx for lightening up our day! :))

Miss Scarlett said...

That Vodka Martini sounds good to me - I feel a need for it after just reading this post!
Have a really good day tomorrow.
:-D

Lauri said...

Hoping all your hard work pays off and that you take some time to enjoy the day with your beautiful son.... the suit sounds really perfect


have a good one

Lauri

ruth said...

Hoping you had a wonderful day. Would love to see pictures!

Lauren said...

Sounds like it was all working out ok. The vellum would have put me over the edge, though.

I sure hope it was all beautiful.

Maggie said...

Your son will have a perfect day. But only after his mom runs herself ragged thinking of every little detail and after his dad turns in a stellar performance as mom's right hand man. Your son will have a perfect day. But only after his mom and dad do everything they can to show just how much they love him.

Anonymous Boxer said...

Grey Goose Or Kettel One?

Jenny said...

post post where is your christening post!!!! awaiting the details of the little guys party.

LJ said...

Those flowers are amazing! Just beautiful.

S. said...

A cold vodka martini and little blue boxes--two of my favorite things! The flowers looked beautiful, you did a fabulous job!