Sooooooooo, what did you do this weekend Debbie?
Welllllllll, I think we had a wedding in the family. Yes, I think we did.
So, I am thinking, lets build the suspense shall we. Lets see what led up to the big day. A wedding doesn’t happen all in one day, first there is an engagement, then there is the shopping for the wedding dress. It takes months of planning and then all of a sudden the big day is upon you.
But before the big day there were other days filled with other things. There were manicures and pedicures. There was LOTS of eating of many different things. There were rehearsals and hair and make up and family and moving stuff and…….I am tired just thinking about it.
Every bride and her bridesmaids need to have manicures and pedicures. We suggested that this might be fun and Mimi (my mom) took that and made the whole experience a great one for all of us. She did all the prep work.
9am might have been a tad early for some of the girls but everyone managed to be on time. Of course, half of them were staying at Mimi and Papa’s house….there were 14 of us there, sharing 2.5 bathrooms.
But that story is for another time.
Egads all the colors! How to make a decision. The possibilities are endless. Of course, it is really an easy decision when all the bridesmaids save one decided to have French manicures. That makes the color picking really easy…white.
Oh this was an interesting addition to the experience. You sat in the chair and put your feet in the swirling water and relaxed. Then, if you wanted, the chair would give you a massage. See up at the top, there is a little button that says “Auto”. Oh that was the magic button. Press that and the chair massaged you ALL OVER. In places that you didn’t know could or perhaps should be massaged.
And the fingernails had to be red too. There are no pictures of the manicure process because, well, it is difficult to take those pictures when you are soaking your hands. At least I couldn’t figure out how to do it. And the staff at the nail place were already thinking I was a tad “off”. I didn’t want to scare them any further.
And then, after we were all done beautifying it was time for LUNCH! We had all put in such work and we were starving. So it was off to the local Thai place for something yummy.
Oh I am so going to have to figure out how to make this soup. It was sort of a Thai Ginger soup with all sorts of veggies in it. It had a bit of zing to it and a lot of ginger and it was totally yummy.
I don’t remember the name of what I ordered but it was delicious. Can you see all the slices of jalapeno pepper in there. I ordered it with “medium” spice and it certainly was that. Not too spicy but certainly not mild. And I ate the entire thing using only my chopsticks…I didn’t say I didn’t it with great skill but I did it. My chopstick skills are getting better but I still occasionally grip something and flinging it into space rather than placing it in my mouth. Sigh.
And then we went home to recover and get ready for the next event…..
Next up tomorrow: “Weddings Need A Lot of Practice and Then You Eat”