Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Wedding: Prep Work
As you know we are helping Nate and Kayleigh with their wedding. In fact it is going to be held here on our property. This means a lot of work, but it is also a good thing because it has given us the motivation to get some things done around here that have been needed due to neglect.
Now we are lazy and purposefully neglectful, but with Tim working two jobs, basically from March until August, all the things he does around here got put on hold. After all, a man has got to sleep!
This past Saturday was the best day to work on the flower beds around the house. The kids and I had kept up with most of the weeding but there were a few areas that needed to be done again! And there were smallish trees that had started to grow up close to the house, and well, it was a mess.
Thankfully, we are used to working hard, even the kids, and we got it done!
We have to finish mulching around the house, as we only got part of it done that day.
Did I mention how the temperature was in the 90's and the humidity was high? We were really clearing out toxins from our bodies with the amount of sweat we produced! We rewarded ourselves with a swimming out at Camp Geezer! The pool water temperature was 88 degrees! It was delightful. Not hot like a bath but not cold when you get in!
We have 2 1/2 weeks left before the wedding. I am going out today to look for some more flowers for the table arrangements.
Oh, I have a mini rant. Do people understand the importance of the RSVP? I know that several years ago, I realized that many people think you only have to respond if you are attending. The problem with this is that the one hosting the event has to assume you are attending, if you don't respond, or else the host is embarrassed when you show up and they are not prepared for you!!!! When Lindsay got married, a relative on the grooms side, didn't RSVP until a few days before the wedding. And they had 6 kids as well! We couldn't have squeezed 8 people in, especially small children who need to sit with their parents! Fortunately, we heard from someone else that they were planning to attend, so we were prepared for them!
Invitations to Nate and Kay's wedding went out 5 weeks ago. Hardly anyone has RSVP'd. Crazy! Please, people ALWAYS respond with either yes, or no!
Okay, my rant is done. Just a little reminder of the importance of etiquette.
Have you ever encountered this kind of issue?