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I have my life back

December 22nd, 2008 No comments

Well, kinda.

The wedding went very well and ended up with them actually getting married.  So overall it's a success.

The dress looked very nice, except for the odd bit in the back I couldn't fit.  Luckily it was covered by the jacket.  Even more luckily one of the costumers was hanging around the bride dungeon and was able to look at it and see what needed to be changed.  It's an alteration on the back seams between the armhole and the waist.  Actually a pretty simple fix and change to the pattern.

No one tripped.  No one got silly during the ceremony.  We ladies only had one hankie between us so we kept passing it around.  Now I have to wash four colors of eyeliner out of it.  It was worth it.

Surprisingly (or not) I was the only person to have the foresight to bring a nippy flask, filled with the bride's choice.  My seat at the head table turned into a very popular stop.  Old time participants from the Renaissance Faire recognized it immediately and mostly took a nice little nip, just to take the edge off.  The photographer saw it leaning up against my bouquet on the table and just had to get a picture.

She was quite amazed.  Most of the ladies in the wedding party had been involved with the royal court out at the Renaissance Faire at some point.  So it was second nature to take our position and move accordingly.  And when it was time for pictures we all immediately turned correctly, grouped correctly, looked at the right place, and kept the post and the smile until she said we could stop.  Some training you never forget.

I had more fun at the reception than I expected.  I saw some very old friends and met some new ones.  Besides slopping something on the front of my dress (big surprise there) I was just fine.  I sadly didn't overindulge in cake like I had hoped to do but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.

I still have a hairstyle from all this.  I won't go into what went into making this happen but suffice to say that I got very odd looks from children as we drove to the church.  Eventually it turned into a hairstyle.

We were out of the hall by 6:00pm, which was very good for a Sunday wedding.  I came home, got a foot rub from Mr. Rastl, did some computer work I had promised him I would do (he was pleased, not only with the work but that I remembered) and then made the cookies needed for tomorrow's cookie exchange at work.  I ended up 3 cookies over the amount I needed to make, which is as close as I care to cut it.  I had some leftover melted chocolate so I dipped some mini marshmallows, just for fun.

Then I wrapped the gift for our secret santa exchange tomorrow.  I'm pretty well set but it will take me a couple of trips from the car to the office to bring everything in.  Not a problem except that it's brass moneky cold out there.

I checked the weather.  Looks like more snow on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Good thing there's no paint night this week so I don't have to worry about making the trip.

So what's left to do?  Wrap Mr. Rastl's presents.  Make fleece coats for the dogs.  Plan some new dolls to make.  paint a new mini for my new character in our new game.  Clean up the disaster that is my kitchen.  Alter the dress pattern and see how it fits, making a new dress of course.

Except for a few time sensitive ones up there the rest are rather fluid.

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I’m free!

December 21st, 2008 No comments

The dress is hemmed.  My satin torture is over.  I just need to wear the thing in the wedding, um, today.

Yes, some of the ladies were over and we spent a few hours reminiscing and drinking.  Pretty much equal on those.  I'm currently finishing up a glass of absinthe that one of them didn't like so much.  A small glass.  Really.

I did end up making jewelry.  I made a lovely triple strand necklace and matching earrings.  At this time it's still uncertain if I get to wear it or the bride.  She hasn't made up her mind.  Go figure.

Rehearsal was .. interesting.  The mother of the bride had very definite ideas on how the ceremony should go.  Let's just say that not all of them were heeded.  She didn't like that very much.

Now I'm off to bed so I can sleep for a few hours before all the pre-wedding festivities happen.  And of course, they all happen at my house so it's going to be a very interesting day.  It's an afternoon wedding so I should have the evening to recover.

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The satin is lurking, waiting …

December 20th, 2008 No comments

No, I haven't finished hemming my dress yet.

Yes, we got walloped with snow yesterday.

Yes, we made our spa day.  Mostly.  Only one masseuse made it in so only Karen got a massage since I wasn't going to make her sit around for an hour while I got mine.  She's the bride, after all.

We're supposed to get not only more snow but some terrible blizzard-like conditions overnight.  This is not going to help poor Karen's nerves.

Onward.

I need to run my errands so I'm all set for tomorrow and then I'm home and working on my dress unless Karen calls to have me help decorate the hall.  There's a rehearsal and a rehearsal dinner tonight but those won't go late.

I'm still pondering making some jewelry.

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