Monday, July 12, 2010

sailing along

Unknown territory-that's what we're sailing into. In less than a week, James will be in his new apartment. He and Dani need everything that is necessary for daily life. I told him to think of his day from the time he wakes up to lights out. That's what you need to have on hand to start. Small things like a way to make tea & coffee, an alarm clock, toiletries, simple things like cups to have that coffee in. Even with all this going on, I envy them this wonderful time. The excitement of a place of their own and even the decisions that need to be made on everyday choices and needs. It's such an exciting time and so sweet. Happy memories are bound to bubble up just thinking about it.

Yesterday, I was bubbling up with the above mentioned happiness and couldn't focus on anything except the fact that I still didn't have anything to wear to the wedding. I grabbed the keys and set out for an adventure. Since the weather today is going to be back up around 90, I figured I'd better get going before I pass out in some dressing room from heat exhaustion. I found two things that are very nice and looked comfortable as well. Light and breezy is the theme for early September. Now I need some light sandals to finish the look. Maybe tomorrow.

We booked a room for the wedding rehearsal dinner. I had been there before and the food was good but I didn't like the way the room was laid out. When we saw the room again on Saturday, they had set it up completely differently and we loved it. We didn't want a bunch of separate tables but would rather have had one long table so we could all chat with each other and it would feel more like a large family gathering. We have to get back to them with our food choices and such but otherwise that's a wrap.

I would love to spend some time in the sewing room but I'm just so overwhelmed by the amount of stuff to get done I'm virtually twirling. I did manage to spend some time doing the 15 minute play with fabric that Victoria from Bumble Beans has going on her blog. For 15 minutes you make fabric out of scraps. I made four blocks and sashed them. I'll get a picture later. It comes out looking like crazy quilt blocks so as soon as I can find my box of embroidery thread I will try a bit of that.
Gotta go and do some laundry. Talk to you soon.


Rian said...

Yes, the salad days are a sweet delicious time, playing house, getting ready for a wedding. But in your picture, that ship is perilously close to a waterfall.

Stay cool. Good luck finding a dress. Enjoy the process.

Suzan said...

I have been the mother of the groom twice and was amazed BOTH times of how much there was to do to prepare for the wedding and rehearsal dinner. I was most thankful at that point that I had never had daughters!

Terry said...

Savor this lovely time in your family's life! It really is sweet, isn't it? I always say the best gifts your children give you are those special, wonderful days that you share in their joy or their accomplishment. You never forget them. I feel the same waiting for this baby.

Gerrie said...

What a good Mom - I would not have thought to help my children figure out what they need in their home to get through the day. I left them on their own!

I am a bit jealous because I know how wonderful these events are. Have fun. I want a photo of you in your dress!