Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Tick tick...

Today I got a price adjustment on a pair of shorts I bought last week. (For those readers who are not necessarily retail-inclined, a "price adjustment" is what you get when you buy something, it goes on sale afterwards, and you then take it back to get the difference in store credit.) I was curious how long I had on my store credit, when I saw something utterly shocking.

It's valid for 6 months. It expires on August 14, 2007.

Hold the phone -- my birthday is exactly 6 months from now?!!? This in itself is no big deal, but I am planning to be back in Canada before then. Meaning, New Zealand and I have less than six months left. Very scary. Sad too. It's going by so fast.

Scarier still is the readout on my wedding countdown... it's less than 200 days before the big one. It still feels like so much needs to be organized. Part of that feeling is that a lot of things still DO need to be organized, but it's made a lot worse by the fact that I can't actually SEE the things I already have organized. Meaning, the church may be booked, but I have no idea what it looks like, so it's hard to feel like it's really booked. The priest has been arranged, but I've never met him. The dress is ordered, and has arrived, but I've never touched it. All these contribute to a quiet but persistent paranoia that they're not real. Because from where I'm standing right now, none of it is. (It's a very weird feeling.)

Then again, the things that ARE real are the RSVPs I've gotten so far. They reassure me inasmuch as knowing that even if the church, the priest, or the dress aren't real, SOMEONE is showing up to the thing. Having these people together in one place will constitute a positively wicked party -- and as more people RSVP, the party will get better still. And at the end of the day, that's the most important thing! :-D

Lastly, some RSVPs have come in with questions regarding travel, hotels, registries, etc... so I decided a website with all this info might be a good idea. Granted, I don't actually HAVE this info yet, but when I do, it will be on this site. In the meantime, feel free to have a look; and remember, it is far, far from complete at this point. :-)


wayne said...

hey Karla
Maybe things feel more real when its -45 C as it has been now in Manitoba. You mom and I still appreciate the wonderfull climate we experienced in NZ.
On the matter of accomodations in Van - I have e-checked out the Holliday Inn on 1110 Howe st. and beleive it to be worth considering. It takes airmiles - an important consideration for some, it is well located near English Bay and seems to have a good selection of rooms. Perhaps you could put a link on the new website.
Looking forward to having you home.

Margaret said...

Hi Karla,
I've been without a computer while your Dad has been travelling so I've been out of touch.
I know you are getting nervous about the wedding
but I'm getting excited!
We're going to have a really fun time at the wedding...there's a PARTY brewing for sure!
I'm really looking forward to seeing you in August.
Love to you from Mum