I'm lying in bed, in my skivvies, killing time until I put on my new black dress and multiple layers of undergarments and makeup and shoes. Steve and Holly are getting married today! I think it will be fun. I wonder if I'm going to cry? John is going to be my date, since Chris is in Chicago. I feel like I've hardly talked to Chris since I left for SF eight days ago. I wonder if we'll still like each other?
I'm all packed for tomorrow morning, and Marissa is going to drive me to the airport. I've been waking up early for a while, usually around 7:30 or 8. I blame the sun!
The plants are doing well. I watered everything yesterday. I'm excited for pumpkins!
Today is exactly three weeks from the wedding, which is pretty amazing! (And I guess if you bet that Chris and I wouldn't last three weeks, you were wrong and owe someone a beer!) It's sunny today, the birds are chirping, and Shelley, Chris' mom, is in town, visiting her mother and organizing our kitchen. Mom's are pretty great, I think.
Yesterday was the first time I spent alone with Gwen, Chris' grandma. We had such a great time. I showed her how to use the water color set that Holly, her other daughter, had given her. We went for a walk and picked some leaves, and Gwen painted them. She's a really talented artist, and I basically just sat there and watched her paint and draw. I truly didn't want to leave (and go to work), and I stayed with her as long as I could.
Chris is camping on the river with Steve and twenty other dudes for Steve's Bachelor party. Steve is getting married to Holly in two weeks. This week I'm flying down to San Francisco to go camping with my ladies! I am so excited to spend my time with my friends.
People keep asking me what it's like to be married, and if it's any different. It is different. I like it. I feel like I'm on a team or something.
Since getting back to PDX, I've been doing whole lot of organizing and visiting Grandma. Chris' sweet grandma unfortunately fell and broke her hip after the wedding. So we've been going every evening to the rehab center to visit with her. She is a funny broad with some good stories.
I want to hang out with some kids, though. I miss the kids.