Sunday, July 24, 2011


HI!  Did you miss me?  I missed you.  Though the absence has definitely been helpful I think.  I've been less stressed and sleeping a little better.

But I had to tell you about some stuff.

I never really talked about how I planned to pretty myself up.  Normally, I don't do much.  My everyday routine is basically to brush my hair.  I don't wear make-up unless it's a special occasion, I can count the number of times I've had my nails done on one hand, and I rarely do anything interesting with my hair.

But of course for the wedding, I wanted to do something a little more special.

Really, for me, I'm going all out.  My hair, make-up, and nails will all be done by professionals.

And today, for the first time ever, I got my legs waxed.

Now, there is a reason this was the first time ever.  I do not do well with pain, especially unnecessary pain, and I was really scared that if I started, I wouldn't be able to finish.

Turns out, not so bad.  I mean, it wasn't pleasant, but I definitely wasn't dying either.  The only part that really hurt was the bikini wax, and I knew that was going to be bad.  But even then, it could have been a lot worse.

Of course, I was on industrial strength pain killers (industrial strength = basically Vicodin), so that may have lessened the effect a bit.

But still, I was very pleased with the experience.  If you live in San Jose, European Wax Center on Saratoga is worth checking out.

My other beautifying plans are much less terrifying.  I still need to figure out where I'll get a mani/pedi, but I doubt that will be noteworthy.

My make-up I have always wanted to do at Sephora.  It's a little far from the wedding, but we're going anyway.  I was surprised by how cheap it is.  All you have to do is buy a $50 gift card, and they'll do your make-up for free!  I am so willing to spend $50 on stuff so that I can get my make-up done.  I totally would have paid $50 anyway, so I'm pretty excited about that.  Plus, I'm probably going to need a touch up before the ceremony, so it'll be good to have an excuse to buy their make-up.

I'm kind of excited about going all out for the prettifying stuff.  I never do, and it's nice to have an excuse--and funds that are not entirely mine--to do it with.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Last Depressing Post for a While

There is just over a month left until the wedding, and I'm really starting to feel the toll's it's taken on me.  I'm stressed out, I'm not sleeping well, I'm tired all the time, and there are giant bags under my eyes that have been there for months.  It's not all because of the wedding, but most of it is.  I really need a real break, but I don't have time to take one, and there's still so much to do.  I guess this kind of talk is why one of my friends told me she is afraid to have a wedding after reading my blog.

So I'm trying to do something about it so that this wedding isn't the death of me (yes, I'm not completely stupid).  Though I haven't been able to take many days to not think about the wedding, I'm trying to break my day up into work hours, wedding hours, and me hours so that I'll actually get a break.  I'm trying to get outside and get exercise though I got a knee injury a couple months ago that is making it difficult.  I try to do what I can to relax.  And I try to delegate what I can and then not end up checking up on people constantly (not doing so great on this, but I'm trying).

Another thing I've been doing is trying only to do what's necessary for the wedding which means not writing here much.  Any extra thinking about it is unhelpful, so I guess I'm going to be one of those people who disappears before the wedding.  Worry not, I'll catch up on whatever I missed after.

Do you feel like the wedding took a physical and/or mental toll on you?  Did you feel like you were never going to get everything done?  Did you have people hounding you about all the details of what they were supposed to do?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

And so the man hunt begins...

Our RSVP cards were due yesterday.  Here's the verdict:

Yes:  62
No:  24
Non-responsive:  29
Non-responsive members of immediate family and wedding party:  5 (grrrrr)
Persons who invited themselves:  1 (officially)

Could be worse, but it still makes me angry that so many people haven't responded.  And I'm really angry about the person who invited herself, but that's another story.

Share the love.  How many people did you have to hunt down?  How many people invited themselves?  How difficult was it for you to actually get a real count?

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