Friday, March 20, 2009

58 Days Left

“Time is making fools of us again.” To those who are Harry Potter fans like myself, you may know that I quote that incredibly wise old wizard, Albus Dumbledore. I tend to be quite impressed with the words that J.K. Rowling puts in this particular character’s mouth. In any event, I find this quote coming to mind quite often lately.

Time does, indeed, seem to be making a fool of me. It’s this crazy blend of the time-slowing phenomenon of waiting for something very exciting to happen and the time-accelerating one of having very much to do in a rather short amount of time. Each hour of each day seems to drag on endlessly, but by the time it is Thursday and I realize another whole week between now and the wedding has disappeared, I feel like time is flying.

We ordered the cake last weekend when we went for our cake tasting. Every flavor was delicious! We ended up choosing basic yellow cake with butter cream frosting and filling, though—anything fancy, like white chocolate mousse filling (which was amazing) or spice cake with cinnamon frosting really raised the price. The design is three tiers, white frosting with tiny yellow Swiss dots, and yellow ribbon tied around the top of each tier. We’re going to use yellow roses to decorate the cake, too, rather than use a cake topper.

We also ended up picking out invitations from the craft store, put them on hold, and went back to buy them (with coupons) on Monday night. They are beautiful, too. We were originally going to have Marie design and make them herself, but we liked these so much and figured we could save her a lot of time and trouble if we did it this way. They come in kits, and we’ll just have to have them printed and put together.

This week Daniel has been on spring break, so we have been able to spend time together every night after work—which means that we have been able to get some wedding stuff done that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to do together during the week. So far this has included address-compiling, liturgy-planning, and the already mentioned invitation-purchasing. Tonight we are going to Staples to see if we can have them print the invitations for us.

And finally… my bridal shower is this Saturday! I am really excited, but also somewhat nervous. I’m not sure how I feel about being the center of attention in a large group of people. I suppose this is something I’ll have to get used to, since May 16 will bring an even larger crowd! Speaking of May 16: less than two months! I can’t believe it. “Time is making fools of us again.”

5 comments:

Christina said...

Congrats on a productive week, Sarah!

I wasn't sure how I'd feel about being the center of attention at a shower either. The idea of gracefully, fluidly opening all those tied and wrapped gifts seemed daunting. (Silly as it may sound.)

But I found the setting much more relaxing than I expected. You get enough women together, and there's lots of gabbing; they're not watching the unwrapping too closely.

Just smile a lot, thank them for coming when you first greet them, and (try) to make eye contact and thank them as you open each gift. You'll have fun!

kannan said...

Best Wishes

Jessy said...

Yeah time does go by fast!!!
I was so nervous on my bridal shower, I am not so sure I like to be the center of attention either. But I eventually relaxed and had lots of fun, Im sure you will have fun too!
Enjoy every minute of it!
God Bless

Jessica C. said...

Sarah,
I just read your NFP article in Family Foundations and decided to check out your blog too. Way to go for living out your faith and our Catholic beliefs! My husband and I have been married a year and a half and using NFP has really enhanced our marriage - I wish more people understood that!

Anyways, I just wanted to congratulate you on the upcoming marriage and for all the good work you're doing spreading the faith!

Jarzembowski said...

I think it's wonderful that you are bringing your fiancee Daniel into the mix. When we were preparing for our wedding over six years ago, we did so much together (instead of only one person doing most of the stuff).

Doing these things together brought a balanced perspective to the whole experience (neither one of us felt like it was the other one's event), and now six years later, those preparation moments are some of our favorite memories.

Daniel, keep it up! Being an equal partner with Sarah will be a blessing to your marriage. God bless.