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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, March 31, 2014

L is for LISTS

My life is limited by lists, lately.  Some are written down and some are in my head.  When I got married in my 20's, my parents took over and did everything.  It didn't even occur to me to have a say in anything.  It's different now, so I can do everything just the way I want.  But that's not to say it's easy! 

There really is so much to do - arrange the venue, the caterer, the baker, the flowers, the clothes for both the bride and groom and all the attendants.  There are invitations to send out after narrowing down the list to what we're allowed at the venue.  There's a wedding website to write up (you can see it if you're at all interested here) and rsvp's to keep track of and buying gifts for the attendants on both the bride and groom's sides.  There are hair appointments to make and makeup appointments to make and music to write down and get onto a laptop or ipod....the lists just keep going on and on and on.  A friend is making my guest book as she has her own little "Lost Arts Café" where she does hand crafted books and journals.  We decided on the paper and colour scheme together so it's going to be lovely!

I think we're doing pretty well so far.  Monday I saw the florist and the caterer and I must stop in at the bakery.  I have my dress (to be fitted today), my shoes dyed to match, earrings and headpiece (no veil).  The dress is tea length and we decided to have a noon wedding with a type of high tea luncheon afterwards.  Then there will be an "after party" at our friends' place where we'll "get down" to the real partying.

One month from today (May 1st) is the big day and I'm getting very excited to finally marry the love of my life.
Lorne and Leslie
everlasting love
 

Don't forget to think of our legendary Denise who created this wonderful ABC Wednesday and of the laudable Roger, our administrator.  Without them, we'd all be lost!

28 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooh I LOVE a wedding!

GaynorB said...

Good luck with getting through the items on your list. Exciting times ahead and I look forward to reading more about the big day.

Powell River Books said...

If I don't write it down (or put it on my iPhone reminder) it's likely to get forgotten. At least when I last got married there weren't things like blogs, websites, tweets, Facebook pages, etc. We just had to tell a few friends and family and that was it. Time sure flies. I know your big day will be even more memorable. - Margy

Roger Owen Green said...

I e-mail myself, call myself to my answering machine, whatever's necessary.

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

I am so excited for you. And...can't wait to see the dress, the photos, and the blushing bride and groom!!!!!

Carver said...

Great shot of you and Lorne. Wishing you both a happy wedding and life together.

Reader Wil said...

I am so glad that you are going to marry. You sound very happy, you look happy with Lorne by your side. May you be blessed in your life together for ever.
Wil, Netherlands

Lisa said...

Oh, how exciting for you! I'm so happy you've found love again and, despite the lists, are looking forward to you big day! Congrats and can't wait to see the pictures!

Chris said...

Not long now before The Day.. I too organised my second wedding all by myself, in fact I don't think I did anything for my first wedding, like you! Hoping the day will be a sunshiny day for you as I am sure all your arrangements will be fine. We have Mike's daughter's wedding 17th May so exciting time here too!
Love and Blessings
Chris xxx

Leovi said...

Ha ha ha, I am unable to go grocery shopping without a list of things I buy, I am very forgetful!

Nabanita said...

Ohh I L for Love the excitement in your faces...I wish you all the happiness :)

Hildred said...

An exciting time for you Leslie and I wish you and Lorne much happiness. I gave up lists for mind mapping for a number of years, but find I am back to lists now - I keep an open journal on my kitchen table just for jotting things as they pass through my mind!!!! I think it's an age thing.

Photo Cache said...

Renewing your vows? How very exciting.

frankly my dear

ellen b. said...

One month from today...lovely. I know you will be a lovely picture in your dress and may love abound in your new life together!!

photowannabe said...

Fantastic picture of the two of you. I'm so happy for you and the chance to finally marry the Love of your Life!
(((hugs)))
Sue

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I love wedding and even cry while watching TV weddings.

Trubes said...

Love is wonderful the second time around Leslie and I wish you and Lorne
every that is good for your future together.
much love
Di..xx

jeannettestgermain said...

So many things to think about! The post-it note blocks are everywhere around our house AND a wipe off small bulletin board on the fridge - my memory goes with "seeing" lol!

Joy said...

Wot 1st of May and no maypole on the list:-) It will be nice when the time arrives and you can tick everything on the list as done. I do love a wedding.

uberrhund said...

I am so very happy for you both, the Look of Love really shows in that photo!

Trubes said...

Hey Lesley,
you best pop back to my site again there are a few LOVELY good wishes for you and Lorne, LOVE is in the air!

Di. xxxx

Liz Hinds said...

Oh how wonderfully exciting! Lots of love to you both. And Tegan of course! xx woof woof

Beloo Mehra said...

That's exciting! Lots of good wishes for the wedding planning and for the Big Day!

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