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Bridal Shower, etc.

April 5th, 2016 at 07:40 pm

On Sunday I had my bridal shower. There was a nice sized group of ladies there. It felt really weird to be in the center of things ... Some of them thought it was funny that I looked for the card first before opening the gift - I told them that I'd been taught to always try to find the card first and thank the giver before you even know what the gift is. (We also usually give big hugs after opening ... but I didn't do that on Sunday.) Smile

I got quite a few nice items - which made me glad I had spent the time on making the registries. I'd kind of wondered if that had been a whole lot of wasted time ..

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Still helping Mr FT with his big project. Although tonight I had to tell him I needed a break. Hopefully it'll be mostly done by this Friday - otherwise I'm going to have to tell him he's on his own. I have to get some stuff done for the wedding!!

I checked in with the cake baker, the videographer, and the caterer on Monday and Tuesday to make sure everything was still good to go.

I need to write out thank you notes for all the gifts on Sunday (maybe take them to work with me tomorrow ...)

I am SO tired of having people argue with me about route information. SO TIRED!

My sinuses are really acting up = probably somewhat related to the big project I've been helping with.

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The radon testing is getting set up at our house Smile tomorrow so we'll have the results by Friday. C really made me roll my eyes today when he texted me to make sure we'd asked for radon testing. Uh yeah. It was in the offer thing, and I specifically specified it when talking to you ...

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I'm really liking the plant based cooking class - I haven't had time to do TOO much with it yet, but mostly it's just reading background info / watching videos right now.

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Mr FTs inheritance check looks like it may actually be coming in the next few weeks. We've been discussing what to do with it. My suggestion was 30% each to medical debt, present needs (landscaping), and future (retirement) and 10% to fun (his boat fund / 4 wheel vehicle fund probably). He's agreeable to the idea, but we haven't made any final decisions.

10 Responses to “Bridal Shower, etc.”

  1. snafu Says:

    Was the shower centred around gifts? No food? fun? gossip?
    I hope it's ok to plead you not allocate any inheritance sums until after you move...it could just wait until you've settled together.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yes, there was a game, talking, food too. Smile The gifts part took the large majority of the time though.

    We're just discussing what we might do with it. No final decisions yet.

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Glad you enjoyed the bridal shower Smile

  4. Kaycee Fisher Says:




    Who doesn't open the card first?


  5. scottish girl Says:

    I look for a card too. Glad you had a nice bridal shower.

  6. pjmama Says:

    Glad you enjoyed your shower Big Grin I'm with you - ALWAYS look for the card first. That's just good manners.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    I always open the card first, and I thought everyone did!

  8. debt-free by thir-ty Says:

    I'm glad you had fun! Being the center of attention has been weighing on me too. I had my dress fitting last week, and I love my dress, but I started noticing all these imperfections and thinking 'what if someone notices such and such...'

    I did a virtual shower, but for my surprise lingerie shower, they held the cards, and I had to guess who brought what. That was some interesting conversation Smile
    I really admire you because I couldn't imagine dealing with house-buying stress on top of wedding planning!

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks everyone. Smile Yeah, the whole card thing was weird to me too. But one never knows - what one person grows up with as their "norm" is another person's "weird." Big Grin
    Debt=free = A virtual shower? Interesting. Smile I'd be SO embarrassed if anyone who'd been at my shower had gotten me lingerie. I don't think I'd even like it from someone I'd known a LONG time.

    Thanks Smile It helps that I'm keeping the wedding as low key as possible. Although the last minute details right now + the house stuff + Mr FTs big project .. is a bit much.

  10. alice4now Says:

    A couple of months from now the dust will be settling from these whirlwind activities! Enjoy the excitement!

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