I've been meaning to write this post for a while, just short of a month to be specific.
Honey arrived as planned on March 5th. I nervously waited for him to appear on the tv monitor in the arrivals lobby. Once he showed up on that, it was mere seconds for him to walk through the door. It seemed like I waited forever, and almost broke down in tears thinking he hadn't made it through immigration but there he was...
Once he arrived we pretty much hit the ground running. There is a LOT to do to prepare for the next step in getting him here permanently.
He arrived on Wednesday. By the time Sunday was over, we had added him to the lease, opened a joint banking account, got a marriage license and bought a car. That was an exhausting few days.
Monday it was back to work for me and time for Martin to try and settle into the Chaos.
During the next two weeks, we dropped some money at IKEA for new furniture, Honey assembled it all, and we made some more steps forward into getting him even more settled into the Chaos.
Now it was time to finalize the wedding plans and for Honey's parents to arrive. They've been here 3 days and are still dealing with a little jet lag, tons of rain (they thought they had left that behind!), and the American way of life.
I have the next few weeks off. My side of the family arrives Thursday and Friday. We get married on Saturday.
HOLY CRAP WE'RE GETTING MARRIED IN 7 DAYS!!!!
There, got it out of my system for now. Everything is set, we just all need to show up now. The wheels are in motion, we just have to go along for the ride.
Now for the boring stuff.
No makeup except for something on my lips. I've come to the conclusion that my perspiration and tears are comprised of acid. I've given up trying to find makeup that won't run down my face - even though it says it is waterproof or "bulletproof". As far as I'm concerned, it does NOT exist!
I FINALLY found the size of sponge rollers I've been looking for so now my hair is done. I tried hot rollers, curling iron, all sorts of hair products to keep it in place, etc etc etc. Not one bit of that stuff worked. I decided to go all old school and try the sponge curlers like my Mom used to curl my hair with when I was little.
BINGO! Roll up all hair into sponge rollers except the front. Sleep in them. Take them out, run my fingers through my hair, pull it all up and back in a pony tail elastic. TADA! Hair is up and with the super curliness I got from the sponge curlers, I look like i have a high bun made out of curled ends. NOT ONE BOBBY PIN NEEDED. Just one lonesome hair elastic and lots of hairspray.
Dress and shoes still fit - barely. Note to self: stop bloating for crying out loud. Just. Stop.
Think that is all I've got for now. Honey arrived safely, we've been busy, his family just arrived the other day, my family is coming in a few days.
Now if the weather could just make up its mind that would be good. Thank you.