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What I did this weekend

February 22, 2010

1. Finished almost all the wedding invitations (teamwork of course).  I think T is sending them out today (!!!!)

2. Thus I licked 50 envelopes (then read suggestions to use a sponge instead — ooops)

3. Ran about 4 miles rather than my intended goal of 6 — I didn’t eat enough the night before or the morning so I ran out of steam

4. Did some seated yoga hip stretches instead of 30 day shred — my muscles were too tired after the run.  No excuse for Sunday.  🙂

6. Got some amazing groceries at TJ’s (macarons!  frozen mango!  couscous!)

5.  Attended my bridal shower via webcam and Skype. No joke.  Not my idea, and I don’t recommend it to anyone, but T‘s mom insisted that just because we live 2500 miles away, that doesn’t mean I don’t have to have a shower.  (And I thought that is exactly what it meant!!  Silly me.)

P.S. – please don’t tell me you think it is tacky.  Because we think it is tacky!  I also thought it was too rude too refuse her after hints that we weren’t fans of the idea failed.  So if T’s relatives think I’m tacky… well then, too bad.  I’m only ever going to have any sort of relationship with a few handful of them, one of them being his mom, who came up with the idea.  And honestly, it was better than I expected (but I was expecting something really really awful).

14 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2010 1:24 pm

    Hm. That just seems very awkward!

  2. February 22, 2010 1:38 pm

    Hahaha that is so funny! How did that happen? You received all of the gifts and opened them via internet? Did you wear a fancy shower dress?

    • February 22, 2010 1:40 pm

      No — I didn’t wear a nice dress, just a nice top. I could have attended without pants at all! Haha. They had the gifts there, held them up and showed them, and his mom is mailing them to me now. Yeah — it was a bit odd!

      I also played two games with them! They had the lunch and snacks without me 🙂

      I whined about this for weeks before it happened, but it wasn’t SO awful. Just a little awkward/weird, but short enough to be acceptable.

  3. February 22, 2010 2:10 pm

    Seeing your tweets and post about it, kind of funny stuff. Assuming you and T are going to have kids – now just imagine a baby shower that way! In all honesty, it could be worse, she could not care at all.

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      February 22, 2010 2:22 pm

      Very true — it was a nice gesture and seriously, she was just trying to be nice! Even if it was awkward!

      I had at least one person suggest I tell her that I refused to do it — but that just seemed ungrateful and rude.

  4. February 22, 2010 3:38 pm

    That is hilarious! So how long did it last?

    • February 23, 2010 8:35 am

      Maybe a half hour or so — they limited it to the part where I could “participate”, but it is not fun playing games without someone actually sitting next to you

  5. February 22, 2010 3:55 pm

    It’s not tacky! It’s sweet! And it’s actually being done a lot more often now for far away brides and moms to be. Enjoy your gifts 🙂

  6. February 22, 2010 4:16 pm

    lol….so you didn’t eat with them?! Bummer. I must say, you were a good sport for playing along!

    I also read your tweet about her insisting T have a best man….how’s that going along? (Mostly, I’m just curious what her reasons were for him “needing” to have one. )

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      February 22, 2010 5:07 pm

      Well, I could write a whole post on the topic!

      But in short, she told him he needed on so they would be clear about responsibilities (toasts, signing the certificate, and planning a bachelor party). That is an okay point, but I think he can just be clear about responsibilities just by telling each of them what they need to do. She said “it wasn’t fair to the groomsmen” to not know who was the best man and who wasn’t.

      He said he wasn’t picking, so she emailed ME and told me that he needed one and I should “help him” pick one (including a few hints on how one should be selected of the two, in case I was confused on that — FYI, it is the one he’s closest to.)

      But he got the idea of not choosing one from me in the first place! I’m not planning on choosing a MOH. So… clearly she picked the wrong person to email if she was looking for an ally in this. He can pick one if he wants, but I have no strong opinion either way.

      Anyway, T told her very nicely to back off and that we could figure it out on our own, and that if we didn’t pick on, it really would be okay. Which, I think it will be!

      So — that wasn’t in short I guess!

  7. February 22, 2010 10:59 pm

    Frozen Mango?!

    I love mango, but I never heard of such a thing =o

    Is it a fruit popsicle of some sort, or is it like frozen strawberries for making smoothies?

  8. February 23, 2010 6:28 am

    The shower thing I find horrifying. Mine was bad enogh doing it in person. (My sisters comment after the party? “I didn’t know it was possible for someone to be that awkward!”) I am about 10,000x worse on the phone.

    Also, I think I’d be tempted to check my email in the middle of the call.

  9. February 23, 2010 8:31 am

    Oh, dear. You are giving me all sorts of dread about what to expect while wedding planning!

    I’m glad the shower wasn’t totally awkward and terrible. I agree that you have to pick your battles, and spending an hour or so watching people eat snacks and show you presents is a good concession to make.

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