Yesterday was a day I was really looking forward to. First thing in the morning, I planned on waking up and heading to the pool. Well, I didn't do that. (Ooops.) Instead, I stayed in bed and read a riveting book, Into thin Air, which is about the Mt. Everest disaster of 1996. It was written by the same guy who wrote Into the Wild (I guess he likes titles starting with "into"), Jon Krakauer. Anyway, I'm hooked and really want to finish it.
After about an hour, I hopped up, and started making breakfast for my two friends (and bridesmaids), Katie and Kaitlin, who were due to come over around 10:00 to do some weddingy stuff. I realized that I was out of a lot of things like milk, almond milk, fruit etc. which would put a damper on my breakfast. So I walked the block to safeway and picked up what I needed (including cream for our coffee, which I NEVER get since I normally use milk, but it made the morning extra decadent) and finished up cooking breaky, made coffee, cleaned off the coffee table, compiled all that we needed to finish off our tasks, and waited for them to arrive! (I got dressed somewhere in the too!)
We spent the morning eating, chatting, laughing, and ended up being VERY productive! My method for the wedding is to get things done early so I don't have to freak out about them later. I know it seems crazy to have the invitations all done and ready almost 6 months before the wedding, but I'm happier knowing it's one less thing on my to do list! I would like to enjoy the month leading up to the wedding since we'll have family in town and I'd rather have time to have coffee dates instead of running around trying to find a guestbook.
Anyway, we had a great morning, but I really missed my other two bridesmaids... Kristen, of course, is in Ottawa, and my other friend Vanessa is in Africa working at an orphanage, so they have missed a few of our crafty days. I hope there will be other things for us all to do together! (Though, I'm sure neither is complaining that they didn't get to lick envelopes and will be perfectly satisfied with coffee dates instead!)
Then, I headed downtown to meet Matt, and then the two of us met with the minister who will be officiating our wedding to go over some details. It was an awesome meeting, and he and Matt hit it off right away. The minister is a long time family friend of ours, and I was really happy he could do our wedding. I really liked his ideas and wording and flow and all that, so I left feeling really happy with the way our ceremony would "go".
Then, we headed home, I had a quick bite to eat, and I went off to see my other friend Katie who was going to cut and highlight my hair for the last time since she's moving back to Nova Scotia! It was a bittersweet visit, since we knew we wouldn't see too much of each other in the near future, but we had fun chatting and eating some chips and guacamole (and doing hair).
I ended my fabulous day with some vietnamese food and more book! And visiting with Matt of course. I felt so satisfied and happy with my day and fell asleep feeling amazing.
I just love great days! And visiting with friends! Amazing.