We are making progress on many fronts as we get closer and closer to wedding festivities. Some gardening, some garage cleaning, some additional furniture (new mattress for guest bed, chairs for the new window room) and we believe that if we had a couple more weekends we’d be in good shape. Of course, we only have one. Hmmm…
One of the best things we did was to put a birdfeeder up on the deck, now that we can actually see the deck from inside the house. Within 20 minutes chickadees found it and led a stream of goldfinches, sparrows, house finches, cardinals, and today red winged blackbirds to the feast. And oh, yes, one cheeky squirrel. The long feeder is guaranteed squirrel proof (we’ll see!), but clearly the little platform feeder is the squirrel equivalent of a TV tray. I’ll probably switch that one over to jelly for orioles, as the woman at the feeder store said squirrels won’t bother jelly much.
My wedding jacket is starting to accumulate enough fabric to make me believe it is feasible to finish. I’m up to the scyes, and if I can make it to the sleeves by next weekend I think there is a chance. But I might go shopping for a backup, anyway, just to take the pressure off. It isn’t like I don’t have a few other things that I could do instead.
But with everything to be done yet, Wilson and I are not losing sight of what this is about – bringing two families together. Actually, bringing lots of families together, as today while talking with Paula she mentioned how she is looking forward to meeting you and yours. It will be fun!
(edited about 3 hours later) P.S. I’m about halfway up the back towards the neck shaping now. Am I building false hopes, only to be crushed later? Stay tuned…