...well, actually a LOT! But to narrow it down just a wee bit, there's beau coup that enters one ear and exits the other without stopping to say hello, about wedding planning. Since that was what last week was all about for moi, it's become abundantly apparent that I've seriously underestimated, miscalculated, and have been completely gobsmacked about mega amounts of all things marital in the making.
"The Wedding Planner"
A Photo Du Jour (or bust)
1. How is it possible that wedding invitations cost 70 cents to mail, plus 49 cents for the RSVP. That means I am paying $1.19 so that someone can tell me they will let me pay for a steak dinner for them at the reception.
2. I find it completely idiotic that "snail mail" is rapidly approaching extinction as most use social media, texts and emails for correspondence. Yet we MAIL "save the dates" and "wedding invitations". I fully expect to be texting and emailing people a few weeks before the wedding to tell guests they should look in their mailboxes because I need an RSVP. (**altho I don't understand it, I would have it no other way)
3. Flowers. I don't understand, but am so happy that they apparently have magical powers over me. I think the wedding florist is happy about that too.
4. Wedding dresses. I apologize to Thing #2 for the number of times I've told her "MY dress cost $300.00 and I bought it off the rack at the ONLY store I went to". In the grand scheme of things, Thing #2 apparently went "cheap" in this category. There were many waaaaay more expensive dresses she could have said "yes" to...before I said "no".
5. I will never understand the trend of "trashing the dress". I mean, if someone spills red wine on you at the reception..that's one thing. But to purposely destroy your "say yes to the dress"? Warning to Thing #2...you will have to trash your dress AFTER you dispose of my dead body draped over it. Thankfully, this isn't an issue...I don't think.
6. I do not know how the HomeGoods Store knows EXACTLY what I need for the wedding, before I even realize I need it!
7. I'm pretty sure the Better Half is kinda gobsmacked about that too, and is contemplating putting a tracking device on my car.
8. I'm baffled by how tiring and exhausting spending money can be. I thought I was in pretty good "spending" shape.
9. It always surprises me how one day at home, in my jeans, sans make-up and contacts, can rejuvenate me.
10. I am constantly amazed and awed, by how much I love this girl and how much I want to make her happy. I'm sure she doesn't understand it. But someday when she is a mom...she will.
Here's where I "link up" today.
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