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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Still Wondering

Well, she hasn't called me yet, so I still have no clue... But, I could have called her and didn't.

I updated my sidebar with an Etsy Mini. So, if anyone is interested, it will be showcasing my four most recently listed items. I'm hoping to start adding things more often, but it all depends on my schedule, creativity levels (not always stable) and craft budget (not always adhered to...).

Anyway, I don't really have too much to say. I went to my stepbrother's wedding last Saturday, and had taken a half day at work on Friday to drive up to my Mom's to help with the rehearsal dinner. Traffic was not on my side. I got there about an hour before the wedding party was supposed to arrive. (Oh, if you're wondering, the rehearsal dinner was at my mother's house, with the meal prepared by a family friend.) I never got a chance to change into the outfit I was planning on wearing, which was okay, since the wedding party showed up in casual-wear anyway. The food was excellent (grilled salmon and marinated tri-trip, mashed potatoes, sauteed carrots and squash, spinach salad, 3 types of fresh bread). My mother had rented linens and chair covers and had set up tables and chairs along the length of the front of her wrap-around porch. She laid out faux fall foliage runners on each table with a potted mum in the center and 3 votive candles. It turned out very nice. Of course, we ran back outside later that night to rush the linens inside after it started raining. Luckily, the guests had all left and I'd already unpinned all the bows and chair covers earlier.

The weather had cleared up by Saturday, and it ended up being a beautiful afternoon for the ceremony, which was outside (no mud!). I felt totally out of my element on the wedding day though, since I wasn't in the wedding and wasn't working it. I haven't been simply a guest at a wedding in quite some time. (Okay, only about 2 months, but that was odd too!) Kristin, my events coordinator friend, will understand this. I guess maybe I'm just more comfortable when I have a purpose at a function like that.

Originally, my mother had made appointments for the bride and all of the bridesmaids to have their hair and makeup done at her usual salon. A week or so before the wedding, the bride decided they were all going to go somewhere else for it. (I thought this was crappy, since they weren't obligated to use my mother's stylist in the first place, and the bride could have declined the offer. Mom was even going to pay for it. And, the stylist had blocked out the whole day for the bridal party, and put off her annual anniversary trip to accept the appointment as a favor to my mom.) Anyway, since the bride and entourage were going elsewhere, my mom and I went and got our hair and makeup done. Mom offered to pay for mine. (I let her, since otherwise, I'd have been doing it all myself.) Let me tell you, at the end I was feeling quite glamorous. (Hopefully, it was not all delusional.) I was probably overdressed and over-made up/coiffed for the wedding, but I didn't care. I didn't get any good pictures of the hair, though I did attempt to take a few after getting back that night. Oh well.
Anyway...that's all for now. As for tomorrow, this week's tv dilemma is whether to continue with my guilty pleasure show (Top Model) or to watch Pushing Daisies, which looks funny and morbid all at once. Right up my alley...
And the next name that I am going to call...is...Pushing Daisies. (Sorry Tyra, but your signature line has gotten tired.)

9 comments:

Caitlin said...

Any pics you can post from the wedding???? I wanna see :)

Dagny said...

I'm going to record ANTM (That way I can fast forward if Tyra becomes annoying.) and watch "Pushing Daisies."

Joie said...

Ha ha! Good to know I'm not the only one who watches ANTM. But boy, do I miss Project Runway!

Tami said...

Ooh - the new season of Project Runway should be starting soon. I believe they mentioned it during the last few episodes of Top Chef (between segments). I need to check out the Bravo site to find out. Thanks for the reminder Joie!

As for ANTM, they'll eventually re-show it 85,000 times on VH1, so I'm sure I won't miss too much.

Cait - I didn't take any at the wedding - believe it or not! (Okay, that's a lie. I took about 4 photos total, and aside from my brother and his friend making odd facial expressions and gestures, none of them really came out.)

Moriah said...

My next guilty tv watching pleasure: America's Most Smart Model. It starts this Sunday on VH1-- it looks hilarious!!
And I totally blame you for inspiring me to start crocheting with wire too!
Moriah

Kerri said...

I DO know for a fact that Tami's dress rocks, because I was there when she bought it, and she wore it at another wedding with me. :)

I am SO recording Pushing Daisies,it's intriguing me. I'm never gotten into ANTM, except VH1 100,00 reruns on occasion. But I do miss Project Runway too Joie. I'm glad it'll be back, but without Tim Gunn, right? :(

Kristin said...

i want to see the pictures. Who did not call yet?? GGGZZZ, guess you can fill me in Friday

D.T. said...

Pushing Daisies is amazing! The technicolor of it reminds me of The Wizard of Oz movie...it's gonna be a classic favorite, no doubt!

And the necklace you sent me? Gorge. The pictures didnt do it justice! And I was amazed by the fast delivery! You are one savy business person! I may have to comission another piece from you real soon...

Gloria said...

I've heard Pushing Daisies is good.. good thing you can watch full episodes online - this way, I can "do work" while catching up on my tv watching.