A quick update from here. As you can tell I`m having a few restless, sleepless nights because it`s just 4 weeks and a few days to go and still counting. It`s almost 1am here and my mind is whizzing.
Mr Awestruck is as nervous as hell, not because he`s having second thoughts or anything such as that but because he`s such a shy, quiet man, he`s petrified of being centre of attention and all eyes being upon us during the ceremony. Seemingly he was the same at his first wedding almost 40 years ago. The more nervous he gets, then the more nervous I get.
Anyway things seem to be in hand, my first dress fitting went well and I`d forgotten how lovely my dress was because it`s almost a year since I ordered it. There was a scary moment when the seamstress took a pair of scissors to the bottom of it and all I could hear was snip snip snip and I didn`t dare breathe nor move because I was terrified it would make the dress move or her hand slip. The woman must have seen my face and she laughed saying she`d taken scissors to hundreds of dresses and hadn`t ruined one YET lol. The dress was too long, the train was too long and I was in grave danger of tripping or tying myself in a knot hence the heart stopping moment with the scissors and pins.
Mr Awestruck`s grand daughters have their fitting next week and they`re all really excited. They still haven`t seen their head dresses and crystal bouquets yet and I`m saving them as a surprise for their final fitting so they`ll get the full picture of how they`ll look on their big day.
Table displays are sorted, cake is sorted, wedding rings sorted, seating plan is sorted, music sorted and what isn`t sorted by September 2nd, the day before the wedding, will simply have to remain unsorted !
Mr Awestruck`s son still won`t budge on the speech issue and he grudgingly went with his Dad to sort out his suit and accessories but for once kept his opinions about marriage to himself.
The best news is my oldest son has not been sent to Afghanistan as he expected and so it`s looking almost 99% certain he`ll be able to give me away. The best wedding gift I could have but if he doesn`t get sent out there this month then he`ll probably be out there just before or just after Christmas so it`s kind of bittersweet.
The wedding is just the beginning of lots of hard work for us, we have 2 houses to sort out and 2 houses to sell but we have the rest of our lives to do that and we`ll both have each other. Ellis jokingly says he intends to send me to housewife boot camp to be trained up and I jokingly tell him when he says " I will" he`s agreeing he will do as he`s told lol. All said in jest I hasten to add. I think