26 Days - Destination Wedding Journal - Black Destination Bride

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Day 26

Monday, May 1, 2017

Temperature: High 83° / Low 43°


What Kind of Day Did I Have & Why?

I started this week and MONTH wonderfully! Our honeymoon flights are booked and the welcome bags are shaping out wonderfully...at least they are in my mind...so Omi is a happy girl!


How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

My right hand officially has some pain, so I’ll raise my rating to a 2 today. I’ve been a little extra with the weights in the gym, so I’m gonna take it easy for a little while.

Workout Time & Duration?

I made it all the way to the gym only to realize that I didn’t have my keys on me and I couldn’t work out without knowing for sure whether I dropped them on the way, or just left them at home….so back to the house I went. The damn keys were on my dressing table (yay) but I lost my motivation so I laid across the bed fully dressed in my workout clothes - shoes and all until Che got home. We ended up getting our asses kicked by my favorite P90x session - Core Synergistics and I felt awesome after my workout. It was one good hour of workout fun! I sound like an awful infomercial, but I enjoyed it.


Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

I started my morning with Delta trying to screw me on the fees to change our flights for our honeymoon. There is a $200/ticket change fee on top of whatever they deem to be the quality of the ticket...the price online means nothing apparently, it had something to do with the combined flights and value - which I can’t understand, so I’m done trying. I was on hold for 45 minutes, went back & forth with the representative for another 30 and ended up “saving” $100 on each ticket as my consolation prize.

But, hey! We’re going to Jamaica baby!

After much deliberation, we officially know what we’re putting in our welcome bags!

Now, I just have to go buy samples and put together a mock up version to send to our planner, Joyce. Che is hoping that she can get most of the items there so that we don’t have to travel with all of this shit...I guess I’m hoping the same because I don’t want any problems...or a fiancé with a long face because our checked bag is growing. WHY is this so upsetting to him? I don’t know...but it is, so happy hubby, happy wifey.

What else? Oh yeah...instead of larger welcome tote bags I searched for smaller options and came across wine bags. They’re a cute shape and I think it could work...and they will take up less space in our bag (look at me, avoiding that long faced fiancé) I’ll grab one from Target tomorrow when I get all of the other samples.

We’re gonna take advantage of these Mother’s Day sales too for our shopping...everything goes on sale!

Oh, and at the VERY end of the night I realized that I didn’t get a nice hanger of my dress like Stanley of Stanlo Photography recommended during his interview for the Bridefriends podcast. I told myself that I wanted a personalized hanger, and then forgot...anyway - I THOUGHT I found the right one, but it says it won’t ship for 6-8 weeks. Now I gotta find something else.

Anyway, I don’t even know what I want it to say...Mrs. Allen, Desti, 05.27.2017, Black Desti...and I need a getting ready robe too! What will that say?

Details, Details, Details...

Damn, I need to get to it! I’m trippin!


Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?


Loving Black Love Moment?

Working out together at home was nice, but Che helping me make dinner afterward was even better!
We listened to music, danced, joked, talked and just enjoyed each other while chopping the ingredients for our healthy meal.

What am I happy for?

💖 I’m happy that I’m in such a great relationship.

💖 I’m happy that I’m healthier than I’ve been in a while - I may not look the way I want, but I definitely feel the way I want and I’ll take feeling good over looking good any day - I mean I do look good, I just mean...well, I know what I mean!

What could I have done better?

I could have gone out for a run while the weather was halfway decent. It’s supposed to be chilly for the rest of the week and I don’t know when I’m gonna get back out there...These calories aren't gonna burn themselves! 


What am I doing tomorrow?

💖 Making tomorrow better!
💖 And putting together our sample welcome bags...
💖 And getting a hanger and robe at the very least...


26 Days - Destination Wedding Journal - Black Destination Bride