The wedding is one week from tomorrow! I am completely restless! Remember when I set a goal to have nearly all wedding-related tasks done by mid-September? Well, we did a damn good job of it. Ken is a still wrapping up all his wedding technology-related projects but he’s having a BLAST! I, on the other hand, am actually a little BORED. This past weekend, I sat on the sofa watching Law and Order reruns, making Christmas shopping lists, and creating other post-wedding to-do lists (including mapping out a plan for a new, non-wedding related blog Ken and I will be launching!)
Lack of wedding tasks right now creates one problem. I am still very distracted and restless simply thinking about the wedding, and therefore completely useless. Hell, I’m even CREATING more wedding projects for myself to do. For instance, the campground we’re renting has an outdoor pavilion and an indoor “mess hall” area, and I wasn’t planning any decorating in the mess hall. Well, in my boredom last weekend, I started thinking that maybe I should decorate it. What’s that quote about idle hands? Ah yes, “Idle hands are the devil’s tools.” Or something like that. Oh well, at least another trip to the fabric store will keep me occupied. And, some of it has been productive. Last night I organized all the wedding gifts we’ve received thus far.
What else am I doing? Oh, that’s right, CHECKING THE WEATHER. I know, I shouldn’t. But it’s unavoidably tempting since we’re hoping to have our ceremony outdoors. Bah!
I jump around for internet tab to internet tab. I scroll through pinterest obsessively but barely paying attention to what’s on the screen. I make excuses to leave my office and go to Starbucks (and I don’t even like coffee!) just because I can’t stand sitting around.
What else have I been doing? I have been drafting blog posts left and right! But I haven’t been actually finishing any of them. Why? Because I get too distracted in my thoughts and start doing unproductive stuff online, or thinking about my pre-wedding annoyances.
I feel kind of weird. I’m not rushing around at a harried pace. I’m not running tons of last minute errands. Sure, there are a few last minute things I think of here and there, but nothing dramatic. In fact, I even told my parents they can delay their arrival by a day. Originally I had asked them to arrive the Wednesday before the wedding so they could help set things up at the venue (We’re renting it Wednesday-Saturday), but, I told them we’d have things under control.
Next week, I’m not going into the office. I told my coworkers that I may be available for some telework on Monday or Tuesday if things aren’t too crazy. But, I need to plan out my days in painstaking detail so that I’m not left restless and unproductive. Also, I think working out will be a very good idea. It will help burn some of my restless energy!
Eeek! One week from tomorrow! I’ll post an update with my detailed daily schedules for next week!