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Day 53

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Temperature: High 65° / Low 53°


What Kind of Day Did I Have & Why?

Therapy Day was very much needed...but also draining. The day did end on a high note because we had a great Skype call with our wedding planner! Lots of homework to do!


How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

I feel great physically - as in joint and nerve pain, so I give that a 2. But, my energy level was all over the place today. I had more emotional ups and downs than usual, so that probably had a lot to do with it.

Workout Time & Duration?

Thanks to Che, I made it into the gym and dragged myself through a workout for about an hour or so. It wasn’t pretty - but I did it!


Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

We had our Skype meeting with our wedding planner, Joyce and we covered a lot:

Wedding reception menu - we need to choose our menu category and pick 2 entrees for the guests to choose from...then we’ll need to reach out to get guest selections (they don’t need final numbers until a couple weeks before the wedding). The menu category needs to be picked ASAP and Che leaves for work this weekend, so tomorrow!

Welcome bags vs. Wedding favors - Joyce says that welcome bags are the wedding favors - so we’re not doing any fluff on the wedding day (that’s what I’m calling it -- fluff

Meeting the Officiant - We need to give her a few times/dates of our availability

My bonfire idea - shot down! Che and Joyce agree that it’ll be too hot at the end of May,

so fine…


Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?

We had some transportation tweaks and we want to add a special midnight meal treat for our guests but we have to get the OK from the wedding venue! Fingers crossed here!

Loving Black Love Moment?

I got a little stressed about the bachelorette party while at the gym...I shouldn’t say stressed...maybe more anxious, yeah that’s it...Anyway, I was feeling some type of way and while picking up our dinner, Che decided to get a drink while we waited and ask me how I’m feeling. My feelings have never mattered so much to a person in my life! I’m marrying the most thoughtful person in the World! Gotta love him!

What am I happy for?

I’m happy to have my Bridefriends who are stepping up where I need them and being super supportive. It gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling just thinking about it.

I'm also happy to be able to see my therapist while I'm going through all of this shit. Not the wedding planning - just the emotional part when dealing with the disappointers. We talked in depth about everything that happened on Friday (Day 57) and I gained a lot of insight. Turns out - I'm not crazy after all! 😁


What could I have done better?

I could have taken my nap at a decent time and not thrown the timing of the rest of my day off. I didn’t take my nap until 3...that’s too late!

What am I doing tomorrow?

Making tomorrow better than today and getting this wedding menu stuff rolling!