Archive for May, 2010

Wedding update

May 5, 2010 4 comments
I’ve been asked for new blogs and for wedding updates so here is both:

DAY 1: Hour 1 – RY wants big wedding.

DAY 1: Hour 5 – RY and I spend 5 hrs looking at venues online. RY decides to go for destination wedding

DAY 1: Hour 5.5 – RY’s BFF says no to destination wedding. We look at more venues and email for appts.

DAY 3: We visit venue #1. We love it. RY’s mom hates it as it was a church and the host is a snob. We look at more venues

DAY 4: Hour 12. I design invitations. RY does not like.

DAY 4: Hour 14. RY likes invitations.

DAY 4: Hour 16. RY’s mother does not like invitations.

DAY 5: Hour 4. Visit venue #2 near my workplace. RY’s mom loves. RY hates. I shows RY’s parents my workplace and office. RY’s mother loves and suggests having wedding there.

DAY 5: Hour 5. RY and I decide to elope and buy house.

DAY 6: RY decides to try two more venues.

DAY 6: Venue booked. Everyone happy. Now looking for hotel.

DAY 6 –later: Bridal party increases to 10.

DAY 7: Hotel tries to screw us over. RY finds new hotel. Also DJ is contacted.

DAY 7 – later: Bridal party increases to 15.

DAY 8: DJ tries to screw us over. RY finds new DJ.

DAY 8 – later: Bridal party increases to 35.

DAY 9: New hotel difficult but not screwy. Since it’s a free room for bride and groom, we sign contract and celebrate by increasing the bridal party to 74.

DAY 10: New DJ tries to screw us over. RY threatens to bring the bridal party over to harrass him. DJ gives us 33% discount.

DAY 10 – later: Bridal party reaches critical mass and implodes. Bridal party back to 13.

DAY 11: We buy invitation supplies from Michael’s and professional advice for design.

DAY 12: We visit craft place to get a stamp made for invitations and end up getting them to print our invitations on their paper.

DAY 13: We return original supplies to Michael’s but I buy scrapbooking supplies 🙂

DAY 14: RY starts trying on dresses.

DAY 15: We book photographer.

DAY 16-136: RY keeps trying on dresses. Herein starts infinite combination of RY liking, RY’s mother not liking, Various bridesmaids liking, RY not liking etc. I start drinking heavily about DAY 43.

DAY 137: RY buys dress. I go to rehab.

DAY 138: Engagement photos. We love our photographer 🙂

DAY 139: Search for bridesmaids dresses begins. I start drinking again.


And that’s the update to where we are now. Our current dilemma is trying to figure out how to get the cat smell out of our guest room before we have guests. RY is also looking for jewellery, we need a first dance song and we need to find somewhere for the rehearsal dinner, which will be hard because the rehearsal will be the same time as most company Christmas parties.


Other than that, we’re done… right?



I need a 12 step plan.

In September, my doctor told me to stop drinking caffeine. There are a lot of beverages that I enjoy that have caffeine: coffee, Starbuck’s chai latte, Canada Dry green tea ginger ale, Diet Coke. I was not even allowed to drink decaf as there is residual caffeine.
About a month ago, the doctor asked me to try changing my diet again: avoid caffeine, citrus, aspartame, carbonation, alcohol, spicy foods (it’s an interstitial cystitis diet – I don’t have that, but we thought we’d try the diet). Avoiding citrus has actually helped significantly so I started reintroducing caffeine. I still can’t handle a lot of caffeine, but I can have a daily decaf and occasionally sip RY’s fully caffeinated beverage.
I thought I was coping with my limited caffeine diet until I was at the immigration office at Pearson Airport last week. I just got a new passport and had to update my TN Visa and Nexus card information. I stood before the immigration officer answering questions and signing things and I looked down to see that he had a coffee stain on his blotter… a nice creamy coffee coloured coffee stain. From that point on, all I could think of was "I REALLY NEED A COFFEE". Honestly – I am not joking. I would have licked that blotter if I could reach it.
I’m an addict.