My Memorial Day was nothing terribly special. Womp, womp. It was kind of like catch-all day after being utterly useless for the rest of the weekend.
It started with a morning bike ride. My first of the season, in fact. I was hoping for magical, and instead I got humbling. I guess I should hop on a bike more often than once every 7 months or so.
After an 18.9 mile bike ride that took entirely too long, I thought I had plenty of time to relax before having to meet up with a maintenance vendor at 11, so I drank my protein shake, showered, and then relaxed with some almonds and raisins. Except, Mr. Vendor man was 25 minutes early. So on went the maxi-dress, and out the door I went. Sorry almonds and raisins, I really wish I could have savored you instead of tossing you down the hatch in 3 big gulps.
You know what's really fun??? Spending 30 minutes on your day off working. I highly recommend it. Said this girl never.
After that, Ammon and I ran over to our wedding venue to drop off a check for the remaining balance of our venue fee. We came home, and I made our "breakfast" smoothies for the day. Seriously guys, this is one of the yummiest smoothies I've had in a long time, and if you ask nicely enough, I'll share the recipe next week.
Finally, I could put it off no longer, and I consigned myself to Wedding Prison. AKA my parents' dining room, the official headquarters of "Kristen's a crazy person who's sewing her own wedding dress". I had been putting it off and putting it off (because I keep shrinking), but I finally started in the last week, and as of Monday afternoon, I had the whole thing cut out and prepped. I was so excited that I texted my mom, who is on vacation right now, and I called Ammon.
Ammon's response to my news: Oh, that's nice. So, I'm working on this cool new inlay technique using the router...
My mom's eventual return text: Well now you'd better get going on sewing the thing.
See how much love I get? My point simply was that the cutting and prep is the hardest, longest part of the process. And it's DONE! I, for one, and pretty proud of this. At least I won't be showing up nekked to my own wedding, right?
There is no picture of wedding dress HQ. Sorry guys, but Ammon reads this blog, and we gotta keep a few things a surprise from him, you know?
Anyhow. It's Mon-Tuesday, so I know you are all up to your eyeballs in work. Hope it's a great one!