Monday, July 30, 2012

Killer Pincushion

Several someones have asked me how much time is left before the wedding.

My usual response has been, "Not until the end of August."

"So, that would be 4 weeks? Less than?"

"End of summer. A long time from now. Gotta run."

Feeling not ready, overwhelmed and a little hyperventy. Hyperventilatish. Hyper. Hell, who has time to invent words?

As readers may recall, I had a horrible reaction to an antibiotic weeks ago that left me swollen like a balloon, so I have put off having my dress fitted because I was sure a.) I wouldn't be able to wrangle my body armor because my hands don't work** and b.) the dress would be two sizes too small.

The darling shoes I bought barely squeezed on (looking to bejewel some flip flops as backup), and I did manage the latex armor on my own (breathing optional). 

A darling woman named Lubo, wearing her own brand of body armor, arrived from alterations to size me up.

That is one killer pin cushion.

Lubo chose one pin, pierced a seam and said the dress would be ready Aug. 8.

This is all going to work out, right?

Replied husband, "Don't worry, there will be people around to help you."

Just what every middle-aged woman wants: someone to help her put her underwear on.


Anonymous said...

Enjoy these last few weeks, as they will pass by quickly! I know it seems hectic now, but looking back you will wonder where the time went!

Anonymous said...

Did I see that at the fine jewlery counter at Barney's prices at $3,500?

Mumsy said...

Oh I do hope you're better by now, and are excited for the wedding day.

This too shall pass, so stay happy!

Judie said...

Hahaha! What a great post! How well I remember when my middle son got married, and the wedding, which at one time was weeks away, suddenly became NEXT WEEK! I was seriously freaking out! Don't worry! Everything will be fine!

Anonymous said...

Goodness, this certainly is a stressful time. Hope the swelling goes down and you can get your underwear on without help!

Anonymous said...

Magnificent! (As usual. :-P )

lissa said...

I wouldn't worry too much. some things just work itself out don't they?

have a great day.

VBR said...

the excitement leading up to the day is just a little bit overwhelming sometimes. but, just think of how wonderful the big day will be!

kim joul aita said...

how many pins in her hand? ( ´(00)`)
Have a great weekend!


debra said...

Funny post and that's one heck of a pincushion
GOOD LUCK hope all goes wonderfully :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

That does look like a kill cushion! I am sure you will look wonderful!

Kathy and Freddy said...

You can also bejewel your Keds...just an idea.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

What a pin cushion ~ great post ~ ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Andy David said...

Dear friend,
All the best on your big day. May your honeymoon also last a lifetime (smile). Your special day will be don't worry.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Killer pincushion is right! I'm amazed that she only used one pin for her alterations -- wonder what she uses the other 1000 for! LOL!
Fun K post!!

Sue said...

Hope all the swelling goes down in time for your wedding. If not, oh well. You will be a happy bride anyway!


Rocky Mountain Woman said...

One day at a time, one problem at a time is all you can take on.

I'll bet you will look amazing and the wedding will go off without a hitch!



Susan Mystery said...

Congrats on your upcoming wedding. I know people have said this, relax, and honestly I know that is hard to do, but it is all the advice I can offer. Regardless how the wedding itself turns out, it is the actual marriage that means something. Again congrats!!!

Sandy said...

What's she planning on doing
with all those pins?? Funny!
Congrats on your wedding and
hopefully she will take all
those pins home with her!
(not left in your dress)...
good post

anitamombanita said...

I hope all is well and back to normal soon for you. No matter what, congrats and I hope you have a lovely wedding celebration!

Wanda said...

1. Decorate those flipflops--it will probably be a long day.
2. Decorate those flipflops--you will likely get lots and lots of compliments.
3. Decorate those flipflops--they will be a cute, quirky reminder of what I hope will be an absolutely wonderful day.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Great post. and yes you'll be on 'pins and needles' until it's underway♫♪

Esther Joy said...

I feel for you! But I'm sure everything will work out okay. It always does, and what wedding would be complete without a few hitches to write down as memories to smile over years later? Notice, I said "years later"!

mrs. c said...

you will look back on this and chuckle, just not right now! Hope you have a stress-free weekend and everything will will work out!

Anonymous said...

Nice post, miss seeing you at Ditto!

Pondside said...

It will all be perfect and you'll look lovely.....but accept all offers of help, no matter what for!

Jackie/Jake said...

Ha Ha!! i wore that latex to a wedding last summer and it was brutal!!
Get the flip flops ready they'll be a hit. Everyone wears them these days at weddings.

You asked me about did I blog the China trip. I looked back and it was my early days of blogging so I didn't write as much as I do now!!! If you look under May 2009 you'll find some posts.

So looking forward to the wedding countdown, but it sounds like you have it under control!!

Jenny said...

You are going to be beautiful.

Be comfortable.


I'll help you pull up your underwear if you need it! I promise I'll keep my eyes closed!

And holy cats! This is, indeed, a killer pincushion!

Hugs and A+