Want to know what I have been up to these past few days? Aside from the usual work and normal-life stuff?
Drawing. And adding finishing touches to drawings. And collecting addresses from across the globe to compile what I consider to be one of my greatest accomplishments in life: a completed spreadsheet with all the addresses of everyone I love and care about.
In an effort to make the first impression of our wedding totally us, I am drawing my wedding invitations. Or rather, I drew one of them, and have had approximately 350435 conversations with my mom and the printer via phone, email, and phone pictures (thank goodness for phone pictures! Planning a wedding half-way across the country could not be done without it.) to finally, finally get to the point where they have been ordered and we are pleased with the results.
Although there has been one minor problem that turned out to be a really good thing: when I drew the bride and groom, I did not fill in the groom’s suit dark enough. After a few conversations with the printer and a few misunderstandings, the invitations were printed off with Eric wearing a white suit. Eeeeh………I tried not to panic. I tried to make myself believe that it’s not like it is really Eric (who would NEVER wear a white suit), and it’s okay if it’s not perfect…..but yeah.
They did, in fact, need to be perfect. After all the time I put into them? Yes, sometimes perfection is required and nothing less. So, my mom saved the day. She is (hi, Mom!!! This is a shout out to you!!!) going over every one of them by hand, and filling in the suit with a really great watercolor pen that make them look even more unique and special. She’s the best wedding coordinator ever. Thanks, Mom.
Anyway, so that’s been my life. That and earthquakes and hurricanes that weren’t as bad as we thought they would be.
P.S. The drawing in the far right picture is not going on the invitation…that is just one of the many doodles I have lying around my office and bedroom. Hey Mom, whenever you told me to stop drawing on my math paper and get back to work as a child, I just put it off until I was an adult.