178 Days - Destination Wedding Journal - Black Destination Bride

Day 178

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Temperature: High 59° / Low 39°


What Kind  of Day Did I Have & Why?

Another Beautificational Day!

Today was Get My Hair Did Day and I really think I could do this every single day. Now wait...I am tender-headed and HATE getting my hair combed, but once I get past that part I’m good money! It was nice to be able to sit and have good conversations (mainly about wedding plans) with my stylist, Chanel and leave feeling and looking good. Make that DAMN GOOD! I’m mad I didn’t take a picture and now my hair is in this damn bonnet. Oh well, I’ll take some tomorrow.


How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

No unusual aches or pains for most of the day, so I’ll say it was about a 2.5 overall. I did wake up stiff and was sure that today would be a strong 5 - especially since it was rainy, but nope. I took my pain pills, used my juicer, took a shower, and relaxed with my heating pad for a little while to put myself in a good place for the rest of the day.


Workout Time & Duration?

This is getting out of hand at this point. I’m going to regret this, but no workout this morning either...I can’t be falling off the wagon like this so don’t care if my hair IS cute...I’m getting my ass in the gym in the morning! I’m starting to miss it!

Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

While in the chair, getting my hair did, I was able to go through my new wedding magazines and get some inspiration, but not too much to be honest. It may have something to do with the fact that I was too busy being distracted by the fact that there was NOT 1 BLACK BRIDE in a whole damn magazine… Seriously - not 1!

Anyway, back to the task… Hmmm...what else?

Oh, we did talk about different hairstyle options that I have in mind, but we didn’t get too far. This is what I know:

  1. I don’t want a tight updo; and
  2. It’d be nice to be able to wear it up for the ceremony and then take it down for the reception - I like to party with my hair down.

Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?

I got another email reminder to pay my $15 fabric fee, so I took care of that while in the chair. I am in love with Bridals by Lori’s online payment process. They sure know how to take my money! Their portal is very convenient and easy to use. I did it all from my phone and they were CLOSED today! I didn’t have to wait until they open tomorrow or talk to anyone -- Gotta love the efficiency!

Black Destination Wedding Bride Journal - Reminder178

So that means my fabric is done for the moment!

Now, all I have to do is sit and wait… for about a week, and then I’ll be back bothering them to check the status on my order. Let me set my reminder while I’m thinking about it...December 15 - yup, I’ll give them 2 weeks since I can’t remember how long it took last time. That’s why I’m glad I'm journaling now! Well, at least that’s one of the reasons.

Loving Black Love Moment?

Che tweaked his back at the gym today so I rubbed those kinks out as much as I could. I had a moment when I realized that it was nice getting some silent quality time in. No talking, just togetherness. We both are talkers, so I can’t say that we do that too often, but it was nice. I may shut the hell up more often...doubtful.

A  mini-moment was when Che noticed that the front of my hair was shorter... Chanel added some layers up front and he noticed! That’s love too!

What am I happy for?

I’d like to give a shout-out to Hair, Nails, and Makeup!  I know I don’t NEED them, but damn I love them! Annnddd….the question was: “What am I happy for?”. So THIS is what I’m happy for today.

But on a more serious note, I do have another one.
I mean, I am 100% serious about the Hair Nails and Makeup, but I’m also happy to be able to take care of my body WHENEVER I need to. I’m happy that I was able to get up slowly and take the time to ease myself out of pain before starting my day. I wouldn’t be able to do that while working in someone’s office...I just would have toughed it out for the whole day and crossed my fingers that I wouldn’t get worse. I’m happy that I don’t have to do that anymore.


What could I have done better?

I could have taken my ass to the gym... maybe not this morning, but I could have gone with Che tonight.


What am I doing tomorrow?

Hopping back onto my workout wagon. I can’t remember the last time I went 3 days in a row without working out! It’s shameful! And it doesn’t make any fucking sense!

I’m 178 days away from my wedding!