A Perfectly, Imperfect Wedding
Much of the past few months have been focused on my daughter’s wedding. I’d forgotten how much work planning a wedding can be. Even when you attempt to plan for every contingency, something always happens. Like, wardrobe malfunctions and insane weather.
Turns out I forgot one of the main items to have on hand for weddings: Safety pins.
Yes, one of the zippers broke on one of the bridesmaids’ dresses and she had to be sewn into it.
Safety pins would have saved the day.
Now, if you live in Michigan, September generally means some seriously beautiful weather. The days tend to be warm, but not too warm and the nights cool enough for sweatshirts. September and October days tend to be the gift just before winter hits and reminds us that we should all move south.
But, not this year.
No, this year we have had insane weather and not just in Michigan. At the time of this writing, a hurricane is barreling toward North Carolina. Marie is her name and she is the 4th or 5th one to hit the US and it’s territories.
Hurricanes tend to change the weather in other parts of the country and when there are so many in a row, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we, here in Michigan would be affected too.
I must confess I didn’t really look at the weather forecast much in the week before the wedding. I worried mostly about rain as our contingency plan would have to be implemented.
A couple of days before the wedding, temps began to climb. By Thursday before the big day, we were seeing highs in the 80’s. On Friday, the thermometer reached 90 degrees.
A fun fact: on Friday, September 22, the 2nd hottest place in the United States was Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, about an hour away from where the wedding would be held.
Needless to say, on the day of the wedding, temps hovered around 94 or 95 degrees, with humidity.
We didn’t plan for the heat and it affected so much.
The show must go on and so it did.
In spite of the heat, the wedding was beautiful. Everyone seemed to have a good time.
Of course, that doesn’t mean I’m not happy that it is over. I’m just so ready to get back to real life.
A Return to Writing
I’ve been absent from my writing for some time. I’m not even sure when I posted the last time. Apparently, it’s difficult to stay focused on goals when planning a wedding.
But I am back and slowly building my writing habits again, which includes publishing blog posts regularly.
Slow is a relative term.
As we have reached the fall season, I am not surprised that NaNoWriMo is coming. That means I have deadlines to meet and a novel to plan.
I need to spend October planning or something close to it. All I have is a character in mind. Not much else. This should be fun.
So, there you have it. My life in less than 600 words. I am grateful for all of my readers and the chance to share these words with you.
As I close, I leave you with this cuteness: