Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday's Orts--Oct 25, 2011

Orts on Tuesdays are the thoughts and bits of my week that hit this spot...
  • After spending so much time at my sewing machine this past week but not having any piecing or quilting to show for it, I'm feeling a bit "off".
  • Bride to Be Elaine is very organized and has lists for everything.  She and her fiance Chris have been very thoughtful in making their day special and unique for family and friends. 
  • My one work friend invited to the wedding has been more stressed out over her outfit than I have, and has done way more shopping.  I think she's finally set!
  • Don't you hate shopping for intimates?  It's demoralizing enough just trying on regular clothes, let alone bodyshapers and bras.  It seems someone should have improved lighting in dressing rooms after all these decades.
  • Traffic rant:  Extreme slowpokes.  Now, I'm known as the slowpoke in our family because I don't like to exceed the speed limit on the freeway.  But I also don't impede traffic by going 15 miles an hour below the limit as every car has to change lanes to pass.  These dimwits come in all age brackets so don't think I'm picking on the elderly. 
  • I got a flu shot at my #2 employer's free clinic at the hospital on Friday.  My method of coming late in the day worked out perfectly, since I time it after 4 PM to let all the folks getting off at 3 PM finish up.  I had a close parking spot and walked in and out in less than 10 minutes, no waiting.  
  • Future SIL Chris came by on Saturday with a load of wedding items and we discussed some more details.  Grant said he wasn't going to ask him if he was nervous, which is the common query, and Chris said he only felt that way when he pictured everyone looking at him at once.  He said he was going to get a veil to pull over his face.  Then he asked if he was going to be wearing a corsage (instead of saying boutonniere) and I teased that it sounded like he wanted to be the bride!
  • You know there's a party coming up soon when your living room looks like this:

And there's more to come!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

So exciting at your place these days! It's palpable. Demoralizing shopping for intimate apparel? I don't think better lighting is what I'd lobby for, I'd rather have very, very, very dim lights. ;)

Denise :) said...

I do love how you've included us in on this wonderful wedding planning by sharing bits and pieces with us!! Joc was a list maker and very organized, too. It helped keep me in line! :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Isn't it funny that all sewing activities at the machine are not equal?!? I found that when sewing halloween costumes, I'd be beside myself instead of relaxed like I usually am after sewing.
Thanks for the reminder about the flu shot...must get that done!

Julie in the Barn said...

I'm counting down along with you. SIL sounds like a great addition to the family with a funny bone.

Kate said...

Sounds like you are in a position to enjoy all the wedding madness, which is wonderful (and something Elaine will appreciate as well when it gets crazy).

Pokey said...

Every thing going on is going to build up to one great day! did you make the choice on your outfit? My questions would be, which one is more comfortable, and which do you feel most flattering? You'll be beautiful either way with your smile!
Thinking of you all, pokey

Stephanie D. said...

I know you'll be glad to get your house back to its normal state again! When it starts invading the living room, you know things are getting out of hand! lol