I'm sitting here enjoying a piping hot bowl of chicken and dumplings in hopes that it will counteract the cold that wants to take over my chest. How it invaded my body I don't know, but I will do whatever it takes to defeat it.
A quick recap of my goings-on: Saturday's wedding was absolutely gorgeous (as weddings typically are). The theme of the wedding was taken from the Disney Pixar movie Up. The bridesmaids were dressed in '40's style dresses and hairdo's, and the groomsmen wore tan pants and suspenders. They used the music from the movie to walk down the aisle which was precious. The table centerpieces were hot air balloons with flowers in the baskets. I really should have taken pictures, but as usual I didn't think of it. My daughter took some, though. She was enthralled with the decor and the theme. The only drawback was the weather. It was supposed to be an outdoor wedding, but we had the worst rainstorm I've seen all winter. It wasn't raining, it was monsooning. The Lord protected us, because the rain didn't start till about 15 minutes after we arrived. You couldn't see outside it was coming down so hard. The poor bride was in tears; it was her dream to have an outdoor wedding, and it was just impossible to do. What's surprising is that we hadn't gotten much rain the entire month of February, yet it rained on and off all day long with such a vengeance. Still, the wedding went off beautifully despite the little setback, and now the bride and groom are in Tokyo for their honeymoon. I don't think I've ever seen the groom so happy, and I've known him for years. What a joy to be able to share such an important day with the family.
I was already starting to feel the effects of a cold coming on, but it wasn't until yesterday afternoon that I was uncomfortable enough to take some Mucinex. I've started the next big project here at the house: organizing the garage. I threw out a bunch of stuff already, and my son R took 2/3 of the rotted wall unit to the dump. I spent several hours cleaning, moving, trashing and taking the wall unit apart. I left only the section with the food. Although I have a little pantry in the kitchen, it's just that: a little pantry. Some of the food has been moved out to the garage, and the storage is not right for what we need. My plan, Lord willing, is to rent a pick-up truck from Lowe's and get the storage units from there as well. That will have to be done Friday, since we have school and work all week. The garage looks neater already, and it's still a mess! I'm really looking forward to having everything in its proper place. The other thing I'm planning on getting is a small freezer, so that I can buy meats on sale and have a place to put them. Back in 2000 when we moved to this house, it seemed so enormous. Now we're busting at the seams. Even with all the junk I threw out there's still a ton of stuff in the garage. Time to purge, purge, purge!
That's it for this edition of My Life. I'll try to get a more detailed post in later. For now, God bless and have a lovely day :-).
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