Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Shameful Admission...

Okay...it's honesty day over here at Che Serenity Now.
I have a confession to make. Something I'm extremely embarrassed to admit - and I can't believe I've let my procrastination skills reach such a degree.
You remember a few posts ago when I mentioned that I still have my wedding dress crumbled in a bag in my closet, and have yet to get it cleaned? Well, that's pretty ridiculous considering I've now been married all of SIX YEARS. But it's nothing compared to the fact that I have an appointment this afternoon to meet with our wedding photographers to finally turn in my selection of pictures for our wedding album.
Yes folks, I was married six years ago - and have spent the last six years with an album of proofs floating around my house, and have yet to get our wedding photo album pictures chosen or turned in.
First of all - I'm damn lucky the photographers are still even in the area....because everything is paid for, it's just been a matter of me sitting down and selecting the pictures for our album and turning them in to the photographers so they can create our lovely memory book.
I have no wedding pictures of us in our house - nobody on either side of our family have any wedding pictures of us - and I am probably the most ridiculous person ever to even have HAD a wedding....considering my procrastination skills.
I seriously think that we got married - and I said "WHEW! well I'm glad THAT'S over...let's get on with life" and didn't think about anything wedding related after that.
I've honestly never even sat down and watched our entire wedding video...

Sooooo - yesterday, I decided enough was enough...my nesting skills are in full force, and I've been feeling the distinct need to tie up all my "loose ends". Meaning, all the crap that sits in the back of my head in that "oh yeah, I need to do that..." section.
I called the photographers and made an appointment for this afternoon. I asked her if I won the prize for biggest slacker and she laughed and said surprisingly I'm not actually the worst she's ever had. "It's pretty unusual" she said...but definately not the worst.
I spent over an hour last night going through our entire album and selecting pictures for our album and both parent albums. Funny how going through that album really sent me back to that day and how I was feeling and how much I hated my hair...hahaha - until I fixed it right before the ceremony. That day is such a blur for me - I remember I wasn't nervous at all until RIGHT before I was walking down the aisle and I realized every single person in that room was staring at me and I started to panic. I got up there and I was willing to say whatever I needed to say to get OFF THAT STAGE. I must really love hubs alot because I'm terrified of doing anything in public, much less on a stage in front of tons of people.
I looked at pictures of my neices who were so little - Keeley was one of my flower girls and only 2 years old...now she's EIGHT. That trips me out.

Anyway - all this to say that I am FINALLY submitting my pictures and clearing out my procrastination box. I feel like when I actually get that album in my hands - a weight will have been lived off my shoulders. I have to wonder why I do this to myself? Why do I let so much time go by before I take care of the things that hang around in my head?
I'm not sure...but it does feel good to finally do something about it.

All you scrapbookers out there must truly be appalled. ha!


Jeannett Gibson said...

Wow. That IS bad.


By the way, blogs are pretty boring without pictures...

Joanna said...

I must admit, that 7 years later- my wedding dress is hanging in a closet at my father-in-law's house, still never been cleaned (and it has dirt around the hem to prove it).

My sister-in-law still hasn't ordered her wedding photos (it's been 2 years); I have 2 EMPTY frames at my house just waiting for pictures from her wedding...every chance I get, I try and harass her about it :)
Glad you got it taken care of...

Joanna said...

oh...oh...jeanett and I must have been commenting at the same time...please MORE photos!

Kelly said...

Don't worry, it took me two moves and 7 years to finally get my dressed cleaned. But honestly, now it sits in a pretty box in the garage. What will I ever do with it? Glad you got your pictures taken care of.

April said...

My husband's cousin got married in October of 1994. It was a fan-freakin-tastic wedding. I mean GORGEOUS! Her wedding pictures are all paid for too and she has never ordered them. I'm not 100% sure why not...I do know that she didn't like her hair that day so maybe that has something to do with it.

I have my wedding dress cleaned and sealed up in a box. I think it would be neat if one of my girls wanted to wear it one day...no pressure though :-)