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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.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

N is for NERVOUS

I hope you're not getting tired of my writing about our upcoming nuptials.  After all, it's not every day that a, shall we say, "mature" couple ties the knot. 

The other night when I went to bed, I lay there with a nervous stomach!  I was thinking about our big day and all the preparations we've done in the last few months and I thought, "Wow! It's finally happening!  Please Lord don't let anything happen to jinx this!"  I had the weirdest butterflies and actually started to shake a bit. 

It has been a long journey for us with ups and downs and twists and turns.  We could have been married back in the early 70's and now be celebrating over 40 years of marriage.  But apparently there was another plan for us.  No point in looking back.  We need to keep our eyes on the path ahead of us and make every day count. 

I heard something amusing, but sweet, the other day about my mother's best friend who is now 95 years young!  She has a 90-year-old beau.  Well, if that news didn't make me feel young, I don't know what possibly could have.  I guess the saying is true - "Just because there's snow on the roof doesn't mean there's no fire in the furnace."

So yes I'm nervous about the big day being a great day!  But I am not nervous about having made the right decision about getting married to Lorne.  This is going to be the wedding that should have been and we will make it wonderful.


Can you guess my colour scheme?  Also, don't forget to give thanks to the noteworthy Mrs. Nesbitt, the creator of ABC Wednesday, and to our noble administrator Roger.

22 comments:

GaynorB said...

The best bit for me is your penultimate paragraph.

Love and conviction. Very best wishes.

Roger Owen Green said...

STILL the blushing bride! Would not have thought!

nancygrayce said...

I'm so happy for you two!!!!!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

So happy for you and Lorne ,, Yes don't look back.. but you could of got married back then and not been right ,, so NOW is the right time, as you have found each other again and gone through so much .. YOu will have a fabulous day . Purple and Cream maybe .. xox

Shirley Davis said...

No, don't look back. Yes, keep calm. Nerves are for a performance; getting married is a private matter enacted before loving guests. Nothing to be nervous about - truly. It's just you & Lorne.

ellen b. said...

Glad you are only nervous about the details of the day and not your big choice! Love the color scheme and it's a great color for this time of year. Blessings on your day and new life together!!

Carver said...

I think being nervous can be a good sign. Best of luck on your new start.

Reader Wil said...


We are happy for the two of you! And we all like to see your photos and how your weddingdress turned out!
Have a great time preparing for the wedding, Leslie.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Nabanita said...

As the last pic says Keep calm :)

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Photo Cache said...

what a happy time. just enjoy it.

frankly my dear

Ann said...

Enjoy the moment, take it ALL in. Will be a wonderful day.
Ann

Susan Moore said...

Enjoy your big day! Life is full of twists and turns, but we end up exactly where we are supposed to be :)

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

I'm looking forward to your big day and the glorious images you'll be sharing with all of us!

Hildred said...

Oh Leslie, cherish your happiness - stay calm and get married!!!

AmitAag said...

Here's wishing you a gala time ahead!
http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2014/04/nirvana.html

Sushma Harish said...

Naahh--not nervous. N for Nice - Post!
Cheers
Sush

Norma Ruttan said...

congratulations! I remember that butterfly feeling, but mine happened just before my dad and I were to walk down the aisle.

SamuraiFrog said...

Nervous about the day but not the decision. That made me smile. :)

Trubes said...

Keep calm and carry on Leslie, your day will be wonderful and I LOVE the colour scheme,

LOVE
Di.x

Lisa said...

We're all very excited for your Nuptials! No need to be nervous. You've done a fantastic job getting everything ready. The day will be great....regardless of any unexpected incidences!

Black Jack's Carol said...

You and Lorne will have a wonderful day, Leslie. No Need to be Nervous :) Such a beautiful love story!

Liz Hinds said...

Of course you're nervous but how wonderful it will be!