Wedding dress found. I had been trying things on and feeling pretty “meh” about all of them, when suddenly I remembered: the dress doesn’t have to be white. There isn’t a rule about that. After I realized that I’d prefer a dress in color, it was an easy choice. Done and done. Bonus: since the dress isn’t white, I’ll probably get to wear it more than once!
My semester is almost finished. I just have to write a seminar paper on Beckett’s All That Fall and Embers, two of the radio plays from the late 50s. I don’t think I have to go to campus at all next week! After this weekend, I’m doing some shopping and a lot of socializing in between writing pages of this paper. Alex and I have a meeting with the woman who is doing our wedding ceremony, there’s some kind of group outing to Salt Lick BBQ, there’s a white elephant Festivus party, and my friend Sarah is having a small happy hour engagement party for us at Hopfields. Whew. It’s going to be a lot of fun, but I’m looking forward to getting to my parents’ house next Saturday and doing exactly nothing for at least two or three days.
This weekend Alex’s mentor from Colorado is in town. He’s doing some kind of jazz workshop on Saturday, and I’m spending most of the day helping with that. Apparently I am to “take tickets and pour wine.” Sounds pretty pleasant, as long as I get to drink some of it.
I’m really looking forward to cooking at my parents’ house, too. Some of the things I plan on making and devouring:
- Sausage balls. If you’re from the South, you know what I’m talking about.
- Salmon toast points.
- Pad thai.
- Kimchi fried rice.
- An enchilada casserole that my mom has requested.
- Fish and chips, thanks to my parents’ deep fryer.
- Oysters, which require only eating and no cooking.
- Some kind of Thai curry.
Oh man, can’t wait.