I’m going to start this off with a little bit about me. If I’m not at an event where I am the center of attention, I can talk to a brick wall until it talks back. Attention doesn’t bother me, but I’m also content to sit and watch from the back. HOWEVER… If an even occurs where I must be the center of attention, I feel like I’m a gold fish in a bowl being watched, and I clam up faster than you’d believe.
Now that you know that, you know why I was a little less than trilled at the though of having a bridal shower including my family, some ‘not so good friends of my mom’s anymore’, some of J’s family, and my dad’s friends some of my friends. Lets talk about stress.
Half the people in that room don’t speak to each other, let alone act cordial, and my grandmother is just crazy. No other way to put it, and that’s the nicest you’ll hear out of my mouth. I was TERRIFIED. It was the first time J’s mom and my mom were going to meet, and I was going to be the gold fish watching this entire fiasco unfold. It probably goes without saying that my anxiety was a resting level of 12 all week because of this.
I get to the shower, and… the most
anticlimactic amazing thing happened. Everyone played nice. EVERYONE. I love getting presents and eating petit fours, so that was what I expected to be the highlight of the night. (Every girl loves petit fours and presents, right? I mean don’t lie…)
Aaaanyway, I had a lovely time. Everyone was on their best behavior and I got some fantastic advice. The only thing that could have made it better would have been champagne. (How did I have a shower with no alcohol?!)
|My mom and I last night!|
I leave you with happy Friday thoughts. I, unfortunately, am not so thrilled on this normally joyous day as I have not packed a single item in my house and I move on Wednesday…. Oh bother. Anyone within a 6 hour radius of me, I NEED HELP! :) I have extra petit fours and wine to share with all who come!