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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

If the dress fits....

...wear it in your wedding!

Yep that's right - my dress is here!!! I was SO exited to try it on yesterday for the first time, but a little bit nervous too. As ridiculous as it sounds, I was scared that I wouldn't fit into after all the baklava I ate in Turkey...but luckily, no such worries were necessary and the dress fit perfectly. Phew.

I've been feeling a little off the last day or so and I'm not really sure why - maybe it's the stress of the impending wedding, or something else entirely but I just feel... not quite right. Like Michael Scott in the office, I'm going to attempt to divide my life into a Happy Box and a Sad Box and see what happens. We'll do the sad box first to get it out of the way:

Sad Box

- I am super excited for the wedding - BUT - when all the little details keep rolling in and everyone keeps making these teeny requests that all add up, it just starts to feel overwhelming and I know I can't possibly accomodate everyone. As grateful as I am that my parents are helping us out so much financially with this wedding, I really want it to be about me and Ben and our lives together - and I realize that it's also a huge family event but... we can have other family events. This is my ONLY wedding, and I don't want to spend it worrying about whether everyone else's needs are being met. End rant.
- Night classes are not my cup of tea. AT ALL. 3 hours of healthcare history? No thank you.
- Why was I even worried about fitting into my dress? This is not something I should be stressing about right now.
- General feelings of inadequacy.
- Minneapolis declared another snow emergency.
- I am out of quarters for laundry.

Happy Box
- I LOVE my dress. And Ben. Pretty sure I love Ben the most.
- I have delicious pear-ginger butter and Great Harvest bread in my pantry.
- puppies.
- Reggae and other happy music - I just made a whole playlist of Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, and Save Ferris which I will now proceed to listen to on repeat for the rest of the day.
- Last night my friend and I resorted to making bets on whether or not the prof would say certain words. It kept us entertained, it helped keep me awake for 3 hours AND now Pete owes me lunch.
- I have amazing, supportive parents who are there for me even when I am a spazz.

Keep calm and make some tea. And maybe go to yoga. And maybe also take a bubble bath. But first, finish the paper that is due tonight...yes...


  1. I say puppies go in the sad box.
    They're so cute and distracting, but you never have the time to play with them, so they just sit there pouting and peeing on your stuff. Sad.

  2. For the record, I adore you, and that you made a happy box and a sad box. And I give a solid "here here!!" to the fact that your wedding is actually about you and Ben, not meeting all the needs and requests of the people around you.

    That being said, I have a request for your wedding: I want you to know that I love you and Ben, and am ecstatically happy that I get to see you guys get married. That is all.

    PS I think you should add to this to the happy box: the "are you a spambot?" word verification I got was "carkshin." That's just pretty lovely.

  3. I do this a lot but between your kindness and Lindsey's I've got to say "[blush]"

    That was a stage direction...not a statement....but you get the point...


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