Chillaxed

Yeah, I’m feeling pretty chillaxed today. A number of factors: beer in the evening, company of friends, dinner cooked for me, favour boxes off my hands, sleep deprivation, belly.

The tension knot is being banished from my body in a not pleasant, but better than the knot kind of way. I blame the staying up til 1.30am talking. It’s all good though, I’m feeling chill.

Today’s my last day at work, then it’s off to Giffy’s for chicken and then we’re leg waxing and eyebrow shaping. When I get home Lee will be there. Sweet.

It’s a bit cold today. My knees are chilly.

Big decisions.

I’ve decided to change my name. I’m going to add Lee’s name to my own, so my current one will be my middle name and his will be my last name.

I’m not going to do it straight away though, as it costs $150 to change your name and get a new birth certificate and then I’ll have to get new bank cards, driver’s license and everything. What a headache.
My belly has been a tension knot all day and I’m sleepy! I relaxed a lot at lunchtime and now I’m hanging out for afternoon tea because I just want to sit down and zone out.

Got the MC sorted out (sister’s fiance) he offered us several different MC variations: gangsta MC, stand up comic, incomprehensible….we’ll see what happens with that on the day!
I’m very tempted to drink beer these evenings, because the alchohol is relaxing and I can have one without getting very buzzed. I just am leery of medicating stress with alchohol! It seems like a terrible reason to drink! Also I read in some bridal mag that you should avoid alcohol in the time leading up to the wedding because…some beauty reason…body functions less well? Skin might break out? Something?

I am eating a little more sugar this week than I’ve been having. Today I had half a kitkat and yesterday I had half a kitkat and three mallowpuffs. Then at dinner two glasses of lemonade and an icecream for dessert. There’s another icecream waiting for me at home. Yessssss choc bar, you will be mine. (I actually like choc bars, but I choose strawberry rocky road first knowing the choc bar will be left behind for me :p)

POF: pirate ninja
CO: vv3DD1n9

More organisey

Right. Lee is doing final fiddles with the seating plan and then it’s done. More people who had to seated separately when we came to think about it. We’ve kept all the partners together side by side so that’s nice and we’ve put all the single people at their own table up on a pedastal so everyone else can point and laugh at them.
No, I’m totally kidding.

Wedding rehearsal is on Thursday at 2.30 so beach if it happens will be morning and not too far away. Favour boxes will need to be filled before then so we can give them to the caterers to lay the tables. Lee’s going to check if we can fill them later, maybe and drop them off on Saturday.

Ok, he’s yelling at me to come take a look, so I’ll see ya later.
Breathe deeply.

Holding out

  • seating plan: check for forgotten people and seperate aunts
  • make poster of seating plan
  • Guest book, decorate
  • Fill favour boxes with candies – Thursday or Friday
  • Collect polaroid from Lee’s sister – waiting until she’s found it.
  • Rehearsal?

Whew. List is slowly being conquered. My Mum called yesterday and fired off a bunch of questions. This in addition to the bourbon and coke slushy I had on Saturday gave me a very unhappy belly.
Saturday: editing with Norm and Steve = awesome.

Housewarming of Sok and Jase = really nice. I wore my wedding shoes and I think they’ll be fine on the day. I will wear them every evening this week also. Lots of compliments! Delicious coke and bourbon slushy disagreed with my belly quite a lot. Not good. Sass played with my hair, very promising indeed.

Home earlyish.
Sunday: Sass came over and played with my hair for proper. It looks awesome with the tiara, really cute and very different to anything I’ve done with my hair before. That makes it awesome special.
Hung out with Rachel all afternoon and talked. I remembered to work on baby quilts.

Nightwatch with Dagger, Rachel and Lee = awesome. I love this movie. It wasn’t as horror-ific as I’d thought it might be and that was good.
More later.

I’m bound to ramble

Got some stuff ticked off the list today.

  • Boxes, stamp and name
  • Music, decide on, make playlist
  • Makeup trial, book is on during the Kirks sale, yikes!
  • Hair trial, find time thanks to Giffy, yes. Sunday, right Sass?
  • Seating list, mostly done, refine further, make poster
  • Guest book, decorate
  • Wedding shoes, practise walking in
  • Talk to Lee’s sister about polaroid camera fobbed this onto Lee
  • Don’t panic

actually I’m doing alright with the not panicking. I think I’ll do some dance matting tonight to work out some tension. Or cleaning. Maybe both.

Organised Sam to be the guest book minder and although it looks like we’re short a driver for the evening, I think Mother-In-Law is going to sort something out.

I’m trying to get in as much Hogwarts Hocus as I can before I go on holiday/become too busy.
Tomorrow Steve and I are going to Normans for film editing. I’m hoping it won’t take all day, but I’m very excited to see what he’s got. Then it’s Sok and Jase’s in the evening. I’m glad I took an extra two days off during next week. I’m going to keep Thursday clear and have a stress-free Jenni relaxes day. I may even go to the art gallery. If I don’t go to the beach that is.
Watched new scrubs and new Lost last night. *bliss*

Point of Fashion: kapcon badge
Current Obsession: what do YOU think?

Tension belly

To spotlight for blue ribbon, and things to stick into the cake.

My belly is a knot of tension which will not turn into the sickness Lee has. It will not. Poor boy is very miserable, spent much of last night in bed. He got up quite a few times in the night which means I was awake too. I mostly got back to sleep quite quickly each time but I’m feeling pretty shattered this morning.

I was considering staying home from work with a kind of sympathy/must take care of Lee thing but if I do actually get sick I’ll want my wellness leave for that. Lee didn’t manage to take the marriage licence application in yesterday and left it at work so I can’t take it in today. It’ll be fine I tell myself, it’s only a couple of days they need to process it. It will be fine.

I watched War of the Worlds last night, with the sound turned waaaaay down so as not to disturb the invalid. It’s not the best movie to watch with the sound waaaaay down. I turned it off at the ferry sequence.

I got all the favour boxes stamped and named last night. My handwriting isn’t the prettiest in the world but it is legible and it makes it quite personal I think. I started making up some boxes last night and they look quite sweet.
So, spotlight at lunchtime then I’ve got to do a bit of phoning around.

Point of Fashion: normal stuff
Current Obsession: my state of wellbeing

Wishes for a Wet Wednesday

Lee has come down with some sort of horrendous vomiting sickness. I dread going home…I want him to be well again and I don’t want to get sick too. I was doing so well not being ill before the wedding. Ack.

Not much that still needs to be sorted out for above. It’s getting too late to get the favour boxes properly calligraphed as planned, since we still haven’t heard from the woman who said she’d do it for us.

So:

  • Boxes, stamp and name
  • Music, decide on, make playlist
  • Makeup trial, book
  • Hair trial, find time
  • Seating list, mostly done, refine further, make poster
  • Guest book, decorate
  • Wedding shoes, practise walking in
  • Talk to Lee’s sister about polaroid camera
  • Don’t panic

I’m beginning to get butterflies. I hope it’s wedding excitement and not illness.

Point of Fashion: Pirate from the waist down
Current Obsession: teh w3dd1ng

updatement

I say the stage show of Beauty and The Beast last night. It was….alright. I wasn’t fond of all the extra songs and the Disney happy-sappy came off quite poorly on stage. I didn’t think the girl playing Belle was wonderful; she could sing very well but she had this put on American accent (or maybe it was a very thick real one, hard to say) and I just never quite *believed* her as Belle. Gaston on the other had was amazing. Apparently he’s the weatherman off TV3 and I loved him to bits. He had amazing presence, a great way of moving and a very powerful voice. Love love love.

I didn’t sleep well last night. Maybe because of the hype from the show or maybe because I got my tiara yesterday and it made me wedding excited. My sister suggested that it’s wedding stress that’s been fueling my inner rage and not sugar at all and I suspect she’s right. I’m currently squashing all my emotions about the wedding right down so I don’t freak out and that’s never healthy.

My tiara is lovely. When I have time I will take a picture of it and post it up here so you can appreciate the girly.

I am currently reading the Various by Steve Augarde which is another modern fairies type book. It’s longer than it needs to be and I’m finding I can skip great paragraphs of descriptive detail. It’s good though, quite amusing and full of very evocative imagery.

I am veyr much looking forward to Kapcon although I hope I don’t wear myself out. It’s looking like I’ll have very little downtime over the weekend, without Monday to recover really so I’ll have to be careful. I don’t really want to get sick until after the honeymoon.

Point of Fashion: Raro t
Current Obsession: not thinking about the wedding

Bubbles bad for singing

I discovered last night that although I like the buzz, bubbly wine makes me singstar bad. Basically it makes me burp during the songs. Not good.

My bachelor party was indeed very fun. A bunch of us went to see Just Like Heaven which is predictable but very nice with it, funny and lovely and full of gorgeous shots. I was rather excited about all three previews too (Casanova, Memoirs of a Geisha and Miss Someone or other’s school of dancing and charm school) I wish to see all of them. Reese is rather lovely although I didn’t think much of Mark Ruffalo.

Then we headed back to Chelle’s place and had nummy gourmet pizza (so much meat! I love Joe’s Pizza!) and played the present stealing game. Lots of cool things were unwrapped I think everyone got something neat. Then it was lots and lots of singstar and no one could tell me off for being a mike hog because it was *my* party. ish.

I didn’t singstar as well as I normally do. My voice was somehow strained before I started, so it was cracking and wailing all over but I didn’t care and after a couple of hours I’d warmed up and sounded better. Even got my sister up and enjoying it which was pretty neat.

I drank Lindauer Fraise (4-5 glasses?) and one glass of regular Lindauer by accident. I got pleasantly tipsy and it wore off by midnight. Today I just feel really thirsty. Lee’s worse off than I am, he had something like 10 beers and can’t face eating anything today.

I didn’t get all the sleep I needed, weird light sleeping full of odd comicky images. Probably because I just read Lost at Sea by Bryan Lee O’Malley which is really really good. A comic about a girl on a road trip trying to sort out her feelings and finding her soul. It sounds lame, I know but it’s brilliant.
I see a nap on the horizon.

Point of Fashion: white based summer gear
Current Obsession: water

Actual entry

so, apart from the fact that my back is actively trying to seize up I’m feeling pretty good today.
Everything’s sorted for the bachelor fling and that makes me happy.

My wonderful Mother-in-law came over last night to give me the wedding dress patterns, extra bits of fabric and…..a little bag she made out of the fabric which I can carry on the day! It’s so cute, a little squashy round bag with drawstrings and it’s so well made, and she even beaded it! Too too cute!

Lee and I watched the new Lost last night and. Well, I don’t want to post any spoilers so just….OH MY FUCKING GOD!
I’m enjoying the new series of Scrubs too. I *heart* Elliot so much. I also love My Name is Earl and Family Guy.

Point of Fashion: Ninja Pirate
Current Obsession: stoopid back and neck