Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Update

My brother in law was released from the hospital yesterday. He starts chemo on Friday. I talked to him on the phone for the first time last night. He sounded tired (of course) and was coughing a lot, but he was optimistic and was just hoping to get through a day with a needle being pierced into his chest. Poor guy. I just hope the biopsy comes back indicating that it is a very treatable form of cancer. Actually, I more than hope, I implore the result to be such.

The rest of my life can be summed up thusly: BUSY. Annoyingly so, because a lot of the busy comes from things I’d rather not be doing. My dad and step-mom were here over the weekend and Brett and I finally figured out why it’s no fun to hang out with them . . . it’s pretty much like being on a constant job interview. Sucks.

Happily, our wedding invitations were received with great acclaim. We went about our RSVP cards in a little different way. We set them up like MadLibs (note, we completed these before this past week’s Office episode). I’d give you the verbatim, but I don’t have one with me at the office. Basically, it’s written like a post card you’d get from someone on a trip, only we let the recipients fill in the adjectives and we incorporated our wedding in the wording. It’s pretty fun and they’ve been a big hit with our weirdo families. Fun stuff really.

So far everyone has said yes to attend at least one event, and that means that I better get my act together when it comes to the rest of the planning. I mean, I have to get flowers, cake, wedding rings, a veil, some shoes, blah, blah, blah. If I had $$ I would definitely hire someone to do all of this. Actually, I’ve gone the cheap-o route and just enlisted my family to do it for me. Seriously. My aunt picked out my wedding dress (with my approval), my sister’s mother-in-law (Adam’s mom) is picking out our cake, my other aunt is handling the entire reception and basically all we’ve done is picked out the ceremony location and the invitations. I shouldn’t complain, and yet I do. All I do is hand over a credit card. Still, I can’t wait for the actual day because that will mean two things: 1. we will be married; and 2. this planning crap will be over.

12 comments:

3carnations said...

The mad libs thing sounds great! I'm glad you're getting positive responses...and I hope you don't get any "no responses" or worse yet, "no shows". Ugh.

Tessie said...

Mad libs! You are so CREATIVE! My wedding was totally out of a can. But also, totally outsourced, which was definitely for me.

Jess said...

Mad Libs is so smart! I am still struggling with the RSVP card wording. UGH. It is all these crappy little details that really get to me.

I'm so sorry about your brother in law. I hope the results of the biopsy are good.

Noelle said...

It's annoying how life doesn't slow down or stop so you can get the details ironed out. All the best to your brother-in-law, and for your wedding!

artemisia said...

I just love that Brett reminded you that you can pray if you want to. He sounds like such a gentle, thoughtful, wonderful guy.

I am glad that Adam has finally been diagnosed. I truly believe that 99% of battling cancer is attitude, and it sounds like Adam has the right attitude to fight it. I will be praying for him, regardless.

I love how you are handling the wedding. If I were ever to cave for the institution, I'd be handling it the EXACT. SAME. WAY. I'd give my two best friends a budget, my credit card and that would be that. I'd even let them find the dress. Blah.

You will be married soon! Woot!

Pickles & Dimes said...

Mad Libs for RSVPs? SO AWESOME. (Also, the day before The Office episode, I pulled out our old book of Mad Libs and did some with Jason - weird!)

I hope everything goes well for your brother-in-law.

Rachel said...

It sounds like you are getting a lot of help with planning...That's definitely nice. Good Luck with everything! Thinking about your brother-in-law!

JMC said...

Mad Libs for wedding RSVPs is AWESOME! Glad everything is coming together. Also, hope you get good news for your brother-in-law.

Alice said...

hugs for you and BIL. fingers crossed for a favorable diagnosis.

hee, mad libs! man, i really hope i can get someone else to plan my (uh, hypothetical, fictional) wedding for me..

Katrin said...

I hear you on not enjoying long periods of time with parents. The first thing I got to hear this weekend from Martin's parents was "why don't you guys get married" followed by "how's your thesis progressing?", and then "how can you afford that?"...
Oh, I can see why you can't wait for the wedding to be over. :)

CAQuincy said...

Can I get an invite? OK, just maybe try to write up a "mock invitation" blog post, so that all of us voyeurs can see it. Mad Libs! Just killer!

Hope your BIL get through with flying colors..... (fingers crossed.)

desperate housewife said...

I second your imploring. Sending good thoughts.
Also, that comment about experiencing family visits as extended job interviews was hilarious! I don't usually get that with our families, but occasionally with some old friends I bump into, which is very uncomfortable. I can't imagine doing it for days on end!