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Friday, October 23, 2009

Weddings, and shopping and Disney...oh, my!

I am gearing up for a wild few days, my friends! This weekend is going to leave me exhausted to say the least. Today I have to go on the hunt for the elusive boy's dress shoe - size 6 - which no one seems to have. Why? Because I need it. Michael's feet grow like weeds and I thought that we were good with the shoes that we had, but no, his feet have grown again. I've been to three different stores with no luck.

Then, this afternoon, I get to go and set up at church for the Disney talk/workshop that is FINALLY happening tomorrow. I have like four crates worth of stuff to bring with me! I am so excited about this. They gave us the old sanctuary to use as our room so it's pretty darn big and we want to make it look as festive as possible. I've got photo albums, picture frames, wall hangings, heck, I've got sequined Minnie Mouse ears to wear! Dang, I'm gonna look cute! Don't worry, I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and post them as soon as I can.

The workshop tomorrow starts around 8 a.m. We are doing the first two sessions and then will break for lunch. I have to leave at around 1:30 - which will be before the whole thing ends but at least our talk will be done - and head home to do a quick extreme-make-over-Stace-edition and get myself ready for a wedding. Nick's girlfriend's sister (follow that train) is getting married tomorrow and we are invited and Nick is in the bridal party. This will be his first trip down the aisle as a groomsman and thus the first time we will see him in a tuxedo! I'm so excited!! No one else seems to get why I'm so pumped for this, but I think it's a big deal. Weddings in the South are much smaller than what we're used to being from New York but it's still a big deal and I'm looking forward to going. And yes, there will be pictures from that, too.

I had an AWFUL time trying to find something to wear mainly because I don't really wear dresses. They annoy me. Remember? Not a girly-girl? So I shopped and I shopped and I shopped. Nothing thrilled me and no one seemed to have anything that I wanted. So the other day I'm out with Michael getting some supplies for a project that he had to do and there was this store right next to the dollar store called Cato's. I don't hardly EVER go in there because they never have anything that I like (I don't do prints and they DO!). At of pure desperation, I went in. I walked right to a clearance rack and there, right on the end was a dress, IN MY SIZE, marked down to $4.99. SOLD! And, it looked good. Yeah, me! Then I got the shoes on clearance for $7.99. Now that's shopping I can get on boared with!

And with all of this life continues. There's still laundry, dishes, food shopping, sock matching...it never ends. But tomorrow I will be up before the sun, singing "Zip-a-dee-do-dah!" and on my way to my happy place. Even if it's only a room that I decorated to LOOK like my happy place.

Disney? Come on...you've GOT to hear me now!!!!

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7 comments:

A.Marie said...

Oh Wow! You are going to have so much fun...I'm jealous!! :)

Patty said...

4.99 for a dress! holy buckets that's a steal! sounds like you are going to be one tired woman when the day is done. have a great one...hugz!

Roo said...

I wish I lived out there this weekend. I would LOVE to come to your seminar. Good luck and can't wait to hear how it goes. Hey... have any Disney goodies left you could send my way? LOL JK! Have a great day!!!!

jenn said...

I was shocked at how different weddings are down here. I met and married my husband down here, and he thought I was nuts for wanting a DJ at the reception...we were going to get married in my mom's back yard, because churches won't let you play music. We ended up at the courthouse, but that's another story.

And $4.99 for a dress...you are my kind of shopper!

Anne said...

Congrats on the bargain outfit! I love finding things like that. Good luck on your talk tomorrow. I am sure you will be fabulous!

Grampy said...

The Disney thing sounds good.They have to recognize your brilliance.A free trip to The Magic Land should be coming your way.As for the rest of the weekend you are going to be real busy.Have Fun.

carol at A Second Cup said...

So, how did it go?