As I’m writing this, the countdown for the last shuttle launch is on tv….. and there it went. Lift off.
Even though I don’t really care about space… I’m not one of those people who wants to leave Earth… ever. This is giving me chills. The Farewell flight of Atlantis feels like history. NASA is grounded and this may be the last flight we see indefinitely. And I just watched it leave Earth.
Today we are in massive do-mode. Sunday we leave San Francisco for Seattle and the next time I return I will be married. Kamel keeps telling me this. Again and again, a few times a day for the last few days. “Can you believe it, Lauren? This is it! Can you believe it?” And I can’t! In my head it’s this thing that I’m still planning for (cuz … yeah, i’m still planning) and still imagining and my imaginings are all a little fuzzy around the edges. Is that me I’m seeing in my head when I see the veil and the dress? Or is that some other woman I once saw in a magazine or 50?
Two days ago I made a clothing calendar because I am that neurotic. I realized that we needed to forecast 19 days worth of clothes with only 1 or 2 possible washes among them. And those washes would be small… probably just to make sure we have underpants. Which leads me to my next realization: I need more underpants. So, today that will be my mission.
In other news – did you know that Sports Authority has a bathing suit section the size of my thumb? And the only flip flops they sell are either crocs or orthopedic? And even Target let me down hard core with their selection of men’s board shorts. Of course, because it’s actually summer and you actually need swim wear and aren’t just stocking up during a season where fleece jackets are still necessary, the options are limited to 3 styles and only in extra small or extra large. Not helpful.
Tomorrow will be craft central with a touch of mad-dash cleaning and packing (made easier by the clothing calendar thankyouverymuch). Next week there will be posts like normal. I’m planning an excursion to the peninsula with Kamel on Tuesday, I have my hair/makeup trial on Wednesday (here’s hoping it doesn’t end in tears!! heh…), family dinner with Kamel’s parents and my parents on Thursday, then Friday is all about the rehearsal. It’s here. The festivities are about to begin. Sound the horns!