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Day 7

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Temperature: High 74° / Low 58°


What Kind of Day Did I Have & Why?

Only 1 more week of screaming, "I'm engaged!"
Today was the day of deep breaths!
I’m in need of a recharge, but I can see one just over the horizon. I’m in my final 3 days before we leave for Mexico...this is crazy!


How Do I Feel? Health/Lupie Status?

I did have to pump my brakes a little bit today. I’ll put myself at about a 3 for pain and a 7 this afternoon for exhaustion.

Workout Time & Duration?

An early morning 2-mile run had me feeling all good this morning. I’m glad I got it in then because there was no way I could have fit it in later in the day.


Destination Wedding Task Tackled:

💖 Before my run, I tore open my box of destination wedding magic to look at all my pretty shit! There were menus, place cards, table numbers, table assignment signs,  our “The Allens” and “Just Married” and “Your Seat Awaits” signs...and they are friggin' gorgeous!

...but where was our “Sign our Guest Bottles” sign?!? Not in the box - that’s for damn sure!.

Deep breaths Omi..

I freaked out in the middle of my kitchen (a mild freak out session) and then sent her an email and she found it and will overnight it today so we get it on Monday - WHEW!

Oh wait - hold up...but what’s this in my fucking inbox?!?...an afternoon follow up email saying that she got caught up on another project and it would cost more than $100 to ship, so I’m assed out and she will send me a refund for my missing sign…


My wedding is next week and you found out that YOU fucked up and instead of fixing my problem, you started on another project and NOW you’re telling me that I just won’t have the sign. I know that I’m last minute with my order, but I paid the expedite fees so I should have everything I ordered - and at the very least the words “I’m SORRY” should be in this message…

Deep breaths Omi...

💖 Nails
I drove 30 minutes from my house for my 11 am nail appointment only to find out that my nail lady was JUST starting her 10 am appointment! To say she was behind would be an understatement!

Deep breaths Omi...

She asked me to return in 45 minutes and I had no time for this because I had my pedicure appointment at 12:30...so no...no I can't come back later...and she's closed on Sundays which means all I can do is come back early as hell on Monday morning OR find and try someone new and I REALLY don’t want to go down that road right now either. Eerily similar to my hair stylist, she started with the same, "I don't normally work early on Mondays but…”...blah blah blah…

I truly wanted to scream, but I know that will get me nowhere so instead I was stern and kept my shit together...fuck what you talking about, Monday morning it is.

I really don’t get it! These people are off their planned schedules and inconveniencing ME to try to fit in their services at another day and time, and somehow this inconvenience has become a fucking favor to ME...interesting. Where dey do dat at?!?

Apparently, I’m trippin’... It’s the price I’m obviously willing to pay for comfort in my service provider. Anyway...now my Monday has just got a little busier.

💖 Since I couldn’t get my nails done, I used the extra time find the 6 candles I still needed - I went to HomeGoods and found them immediately - AND they were cheaper - I should have gone there first, damn! At least SOMETHING was checked off my list!

💖Pedicure done!

💖 We had our last couples counseling session before the wedding and it was another great one - we're ready! 

💖 I packed some more and have a pretty good idea of what I’m taking with me.

💖 I bought some Ziploc vacuum bags in an attempt to shrink down our clothes to make room for everything in these suitcases...this is my last ditch effort, so we’ll see how it goes tomorrow.


Any Old Destination Wedding Tasks Making a Comeback?

We now have all of our items for our welcome boxes, but we’re thinking that we should add a bag of Sour Patch Kids candy in there...Skittles are my fave and Che’s favorite is Sour Patch kids...and we have the room in the boxes - so why the hell not?!?
Well, I don’t know when I’m going to get the chance to buy 20 more bags of candy, but other than that...it’s a good idea.

Loving Black Love Moment?

Che revealed his pre-wedding surprise for me!
My man scheduled a couple’s massage at our favorite place and brunch for the two of us tomorrow
so that we can relax and start shifting gears into wedding bliss mode! no matter how crazy my day is, this man makes it better with such ease!
He’s so sweet and takes such great care of me...I can’t wait!

What am I happy for?


I just KNEW that we were ahead of schedule with our long ass engagement, but these last weeks have proven that the small details reallllyy count. OOOH, SHIT - I’m happy that we are almost done with all this running around. I’ve realized that although our wedding is in 7 days, the planning and preparation time ends the day before I hop on that plane. And I’m happy that I’m almost there! Like for real - I'm happy as shit right now!

👉🏾 And I'm truly happy that I decided to keep this journal. Not only has it been awesome for me - I think it will really be helpful for other Destis in the future...I'm learning a lot and if it isn't informative, it'll at the very least be entertaining, because I can't make this shit up! 


What could I have done better?

Nothing! I even listened to my body and told Che when I was doing too much and he took over the rest of the night. I took a lightweight nap today and I’m proud of myself for it!

What am I doing tomorrow?

Spending the morning with my man getting all massaged and fed;

picking up my gorgeous wedding dress with my Bridefriends;

and packing for Mexico!

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