It's now 26 days til my wedding, and the to-do's are coming fast and furious. So far, though, everything's been going alright. We had a minor hiccup with finding my wedding band - it's perfect now - and I'm still struggling to find the right undergarments for my dress (what do you mean there's no such thing as a strapless push-up bra that isn't full of giant fake foam boobage?) but beyond that, we're doing alright. Tux fittings, dress fittings, bridesmaid couture, rehearsal dinner reservations, stationery, vendor communications, table arranging, mani-pedi appointment-making... oh and my stagette was just over a week ago! Busy busy busy. I do feel like I should be committing every shred of spare time to my wedding tasks, which is kind of irritating and a little stress-inducing.
Noga (who shares my wedding date) was saying she's feeling pretty stressed out, but somehow I'm not! It will be what it will be, and it will be beautiful, no matter what. I don't want to be going all anxious-bridezilla about whether a floral arrangement is placed precisely where I'd expected it to be, when nobody else at the wedding will know or care. It makes no difference! I just want to have a fun, joyful, meaningful day with all my family, friends and loved ones around me. The rest is details.
Work is busy - I've done a bunch of training recently, getting ready for the summer inspection season to kick off, and have a bit more coming up. I've two proposals due soon and I was supposed to spend tonight working on one... clearly I didn't. I feel like I'm getting a lot done, which is good, and that I'm doing work that's appreciated. I just have more on my plate than there are hours in the day. I might have to work late a few days this week, come in on the (long!) weekend, and count on some coworkers to help out.
Those late days will cramp my style though, as I'm also trying to get back into exercising this week! It's been a long lazy few weeks since I was feeling sick, and I'm only now getting myself in gear again. Perhaps I needed a break, with a few weeks of just exercising a couple days a week, when I felt like it. In any case, I went for a long run-walk with Max along forest trails yesterday, and did a P90X strength training video today. Tomorrow is yoga class and I'm meeting a friend for a short run after work. In general, I feel great.
I'm also back onto eating paleo, starting yesterday. I had a string of very irritable, cranky, moody, up-and-down days, and decided that I wanted my even keel back. And voila! Yes, some of that could be attributed to PMS (yes, some or all) but I do feel so much steadier without the high-carb rollercoaster ride. I had one small whole wheat tortilla at dinnertime, but beyond that, I'm off grains. I don't really feel the need to be 100% strict, just to focus on eating what makes me feel even and steady and happy. And yes, a little bit of dark chocolate is included!
Particularly if it's Green and Black's Espresso Dark Chocolate... *drool*