My son is getting married - at my house - one week from today - and it's "crunch" time.
My husband gave his notice at his job last week and will be starting a new job, just a few weeks after the wedding. His new job will be extremely challenging, yet with a great company that has a great reputation, which we count as very valuable.
Right around the time he starts that new job (did I mention he will be working from home until he finds new office space?) school starts and I have to be ready with curriculum, schedules, etc.
In the meantime, Collin, David and I, all need a few specific clothing items for the wedding, which have to be bought this week, which means a shopping trip.....with men... (ugggg).
I want to take a treat to a friend who just had surgery, so I need to squeeze that in somewhere this week.
Ted needs a quick dentist appointment for a wisdom tooth that is killing him. (Did I mention his wedding is in a week from NOW?)!!
I have to make a Doggie Daycare appointment for our little Banjo, so he can go there on the day of the wedding. Otherwise, he would be barking through the entire ceremony.
I need new glasses.
I got a new phone AND updated my computer and now my picture taking system is not flowing like I like it to, which means my blogging system is not flowing like I like it to. Which means I'm not blogging like I need to. Which means I feel weird.
In other news........
We took a much needed break Saturday night and went out to the Cowboy Church to hear our friends play some old gospel music. Little did we know that they would call David on stage to play the last song of the night!
L to R: Larry Shelton, Huey Buxton, Britt Godwin, and David
Of course, Britt and David play together all the time for The Altus Brother's band (day job), but David's never played with B.B. & Co. and it was quite intimidating, to say the least!
He did a great job playing the bass on I Saw The Light, and he didn't faint or mess up, which is always good in a room full of people!
It was a nice change of pace, after a hectic week.
Yesterday I had David go to Super Walmart with me (as my protector). I don't like to shop with a passenger, but Super Walmart is kind of a sketchy place and in years past, every time I would have a big load of groceries, some freaky man would walk up to me in the parking lot, either asking for money or trying to sell me perfume or something. I knew if I took my bodyguard, no one would be dumb enough to approach me. As it was, David got to see a guy with a mullet and a perm, all on the same head, so that made his day. The only thing better would have been a picture of said hair, but I guess David didn't get his phone out in time. Maybe next time.
I discovered that grocery shopping on the week before your son gets married, can be an emotional thing.
Every few aisles, every few items I would pick up, made me think of Ted and the fact that he wouldn't be there to eat my groceries. I would see items that I normally buy for him and would get sad. Then I picked up a carton of eggs, looked at the expiration date and immediately thought "Oh, that's after Ted leaves!" Waaaaaaaa!! I've turned into a lunatic.
When we got home, we
forced invited Collin to watch an episode of the Duggars, in which they went to Colorado Springs to speak on the Focus on the Family show. The family got to visit Whit's End, which is from the radio series Adventures in Odyssey.
My boys have grown up listening to Adventures in Odyssey. We literally own every single episode, which is about 57 cd's, each containing about 4-6 stories. Call us freaks.
Anyway.....so we were sitting on the couch, watching the Duggar children meet the characters from the show and I started getting all weepy, thinking of the fact that Ted is 21 and that's how long we have been listening to those cd's (except some were cassettes back then). I wonder if he and Alex would like their own copies (haha) as a wedding gift.
So, the moral of this very long story, is that this is the week before I say goodbye to my son, who has been with me for 21 years and not only will my grocery shopping have to change, but every date will remind me of the time he got married and I will be crying while I'm buying eggs from now on.
Did I mention I'm a lunatic?
P.S. Please don't miss the humor in this post. I promise....I'm not over here in a chocolate induced stupor, with kleenex all around me, looking at baby pictures! This is just a humorous little look at my life right now, but I couldn't be happier for Ted and this new season of life :)