Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Wedding Checks, Triathlons and Decks

So, it seems we finally have an officiant and two flower girls. That's exciting! Rob's cousin Daniel is ordained and is going to officiate for us. And two of Rob's cousin's little girls will be our flower girls. There's too many boys to make it fair to pick a ring bearer, so we may forego that. Though, Rob really wants Griswold to do it. I don't think he'll be well enough behaved and I'd be hesitant to ask someone to truck him back to our house after the ceremony. So we'll see. 

I still don't have a dress. My mom and I are going back to New York Bride after she gets out of work on Friday. Should I chose the dress that's been causing my agony though, we'll go buy the sample from Spybaby, since that one is my size. The sample at NYB is way too big for me. I've exhausted my salon options in Syracuse at this point, so I need to bite the bullet or be prepared to drive to Rochester in hopes they'll have other options out there, which I don't want to do. 

I have a makeup trial scheduled for late October. I may call and bump the time to an earlier slot in the day, take the day off of work and also go get my hair done that day too. Get the full effect.

I also ordered 18 eggplant purple table runners off the wedding classifieds board on The Knot for only $36 including the shipping. It's an awesome deal and they'll be here Friday. Our venue includes only white, ivory or black linens free of charge. Custom colors have to be ordered and paid for, so we're going to use the white and try to find out own colored linens. If I can find enough eggplant colored napkins we'll be all set. 

On a not wedding related note, Rob and I are still grueling away at the deck. It's finally starting to look mostly finished. We'll be finishing up laying decking this weekend, finishing the second stair case and hopefully starting to put up railings. He says this will go quick. I beg to differ. Nothing about this project has been quick and we're going to have to some major cutting for the railing posts. 

And speaking of the deck, I fell through it Sunday. Literally, through it. We had some four foot deck boards laid out and the ends were hanging over an opening between joists. I took a step backwards without looking where I stepped first. I stepped on the ends hanging over the nothingness and they popped up like a cartoon character stepping on the end of a rake and down I went. I caught myself on the joists, thankfully, considering the deck is well over five feet off the ground. I thought I broke my wrist at first, but everything wiggles and moves mostly pain free, so I opted out of going to the hospital. My triathlon is Sunday and I've been training since November. Last thing I need is to be told I can't race seven days before the event. 

I have tomorrow and Friday off from work. Tomorrow we'll do deck stuff in the morning then go to camp in the afternoon. Friday I just couldn't justify driving back to Geneva just to turn around and come back to Cuse on Saturday to rack my bike and pick up my race packet. Then Sunday is my big day, the Syracuse Irongirl! Wish me luck!

Today also marks ten months until the wedding. Only 304 days left!

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