I had the most fun yesterday running around with...,hum... lets call them Rachel and Ross, and planning their wedding. We had a makeup trial that Rachel hired even though she wasn't as experienced as we would have liked. We could tell she knew her stuff but as Rachel put it, "Some things will have to change by wedding day..." so we'll see. And two weeks before her wedding the photographer cancels on her?! How unprofessional. She's hoping she'll see her deposit back. But my friends on Facebook came to her rescue and suggested over six different photographers and one I know for sure is available and they have already talked and are continuing to discuss. Fingers crossed for her. It was a very stressful day for her and I was glad I could be a calming effect for her and help her with her littlest one. We even had time to stop at Ulta and get my makeup collection a much needed update. I even have blue lipstick and mascara for Wizard Con with Nikki Sweat in August. I shall be a Tardis blue vision. lol I can't wait!
I even got to meet her parents and see her old neighborhood, "We are in the hood now, girl! You can tell everyone you spent the day in the hood!"We wedding shopped at this little shop and stopped for lunch at McDees. Nothing like drive through to quiet little ones. they invited me to a birthday bbq for one of their friends but I was feeling like I'd had enough people so I took my swag and stayed home. It was a very pleasant day, and I'm really looking forward to their wedding in two weeks.
It reminded me of the time that She of Little Combat Boots and Mr. Myah got married and I was maid of honor. All the things that went wrong at the last minute and how we got them all fixed. I knew everything would come together, it always does. But the memory made me miss them and their little family even more. Hopefully we shall be able to see each other soon. I hear there is rumor she might be coming to Chicago for a conference in October and saying with me. Fingers crossed again.
I also might be going home to see First Daughter and First Son and Only Daughter-In-Law over Labor Day which I'm also looking forward to.
What a difference a day makes. Last week I was feeling sorry for myself and had the blues over a date in personal history that always makes me sad, and this week I'm looking forward to future events with none of my past invading. I like it like this so much better than being chained to the past either with bad memories or toxic current reminders. Some people just can't leave me alone, and one day I may have to just stop responding. Oh for the strength! But I am weak in this one area. And always have been. I chalk that up to my childhood. It was lonely and quiet, as my adulthood has become. And I longed for a sibling or a best friend to relate to. But my father moved us around so much that I never had that until high school. And didn't really have a best friend then. Only thought I did. I was always the third wheel. It wasn't until my early thirties that I found She of Little Combat Boots, and she has been my best friend for over twenty years now. Good things do come to those who wait. But that doesn't mean to shut yourself up and remain alone. Unless being alone is what you desire.
Remember to live your life for you and not for anyone else. Even if that means you have to be a little cruel to be kind to yourself.