Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

Flylady and Wedding Hospitality

December 31, 2009

Whenever I complete a “spiritual gifts assessment,” I discover, once again, that hospitality is near the bottom of the list. This is kind of funny to me because whenever I complete a “personality test,” I discover, once again, that I am a “people person.” I guess I just want to meet with people somewhere other than my house.

However, we are in the throes of wedding hospitality and, thanks to Flylady, I can actually enjoy the “people” part of hospitality without stressing about the “my house” part of it.

Wedding Countdown

December 30, 2009

Clara has been so good about creating her own “Wedding Control Journal,” that things are going relatively smoothly. Yea!

Flylady, CHAOS and the Wedding

December 28, 2009

I can tell that I don’t live in CHAOS anymore when we can transition from “Five Day Family Christmas Slumber Party” to “Hurrah! Kathleen and Rachel Are Here for the Wedding Week!” without much drama. Most of the kids did dedicate a portion of Saturday to tidying the playroom, craft room and their bedrooms, but that was really all there was to do. When Stephen and Amelia and Levi went home yesterday evening, we just re-made the guest room futon for Kathleen and tossed the blankets that Levi had been using on the couch over to sweet Rachel.

I love not living in CHAOS anymore! Bring on the wedding!

Flylady and Holiday Super Cruising Mission #4

December 5, 2009

I am continually shocking myself in planning ahead with Flylady’s Holiday Super Cruising Missions. This week, when I read the Holiday Super Cruising Mission #4 about making appointments for this month, guess what I did. Yep, I immediately called my hair dresser to set up my appointment for getting my pre-wedding haircut.

Amazing.

Flylady and the Mother of the Bride

October 31, 2009

The other day, Leslie (aka MissusSmartyPants) posted about bargain shopping to fill in missing pieces of your wardrobe. She wrote:

Don’t get “creeped out” about second-hand shopping.

It doesn’t have a negative social stigma it once had.

Today, second-hand shopping is considered “cool”, saves you money,
saves the environment & the profits go to fabulous charities!

Well, who would have guessed! I’m “cool,” now. Okay, people who cringe when I tell you I got that groovy Gap sweater that you just complimented me on at Goodwill for $2.95, listen up. I’m “cool”!

So, since I’m “cool,” now, I can confess that I went into Goodwill the other day and came out with…my Mother of the Bride skirt. Yes. I’m that “cool.”

I had purchased a red suit for Clara’s upcoming Big Event a couple of weeks ago when she and I were snowed in at Mom and Dad’s and she, Mom-the-supreme-shopper and I went shopping. I liked the jacket a lot, but I wasn’t very thrilled with the skirt. It was too long and just didn’t feel very comfortable, but I knew that if I couldn’t find anything else, it would definitely work and I wouldn’t have to walk down the aisle in my jeans or something. I had in mind that I would like to pair the jacket with a black skirt, working with Clara’s color scheme.

I decided that I would peruse Goodwill on a regular basis from now until the wedding to be sure that I had ample opportunity to find a skirt. Boy, was I happy when, this week on my first attempt, I walked right up to the skirt section, grabbed a nice black skirt that was the right length, tried it on, decided that it fit perfectly and walked to the register with my $3.49. Victory!

Oh, yeah. I am going to be a very “cool” Mother of the Bride in a couple of months.

(Hmm. Now, I think I’ll start searching for some black boots for the rehearsal dinner. Hey, maybe I’ll check out those online second-hand shopping places that MissusSmartyPants suggested. Do “cool” people talk to themselves…?)