Last night

Nov. 22nd, 2009 06:02 am
technocracygirl: Cartoon Raven from "Teen Titans" glaring at you from over the top of her book (Default)
How tired were we? We got home, and [profile] wanderingfey was asleep by nine-ish. This is the equivalent of going to bed in the afternoon for him.

The wedding was lovely. Shortest ceremony on record, but that's not actually surprising, given the couple in question.

The glasses did not ting properly. This makes me sad.

The set up was remarkably simple, and everything got put together very well. And wow; until the sun went down, the scenery was gorgeous. I have not spent enough time on windy, rainy beaches. (I have now, however, spent more than enough time on windy, rainy beaches in high heeled sandals and sans warm coat.)

Everyone seemed happy to be there. No real drama was had (thank heavens!) The bride was shining and beautiful, the groom was shining and beautiful, and [personal profile] lithera did a decent job of seconding them, if I do say so myself.

And, as Cantor Serkin-Poole told [profile] wanderingfey and I, at the end of the day, you'll be married. Nothing else matters. And so it was.

MJ told me she had no doubts that eventually it would happen. Me, I was a lot more skeptical. Not for the past year or three, but before that. I was certain that if the relationship were going to last, it would not be under the heading of "married." But people grow and change, things that were once important are not as important as other things. I don't know how much the legalisms mean to [personal profile] trilliumgrl and [profile] seanb, but I think that the public announcement of it all meant something to them.

And I just now realized that I never actually congratulated [personal profile] trilliumgrl last night. Foolish me. I do congratulate her, and wish her all the best life has to offer that she has not gotten already. *hug*

Anyway, it was a very nice party. I've been feeling really twitchy about this "going on a business trip for three weeks" thing, and so it was really nice to see people before the Thanksgiving/trip craziness ensues.

And on a completely different note, I am well on my way to becoming a b*tch when I grow up.
technocracygirl: From A&E's Horatio Hornblower, Major Edrington is smirking and Horatio is looking abashed. (silliness)
I just had three dreams, two of which involved me getting angry. The first one had me getting into a huge fight with [profile] wanderingfey. Fortunately, when I woke up, he was just about ready to get into bed, so I got snuggles and reassurances that no, in fact, we were not fighting. It's a little weird that your emotions can get so hyped up ove nothing that getting actual, calming snuggles really can make you feel better.

The third dream involved going to a party, with real people like [personal profile] lithera and [profile] sharkcowsheep there, and as I was waking up, I was going through the party saying good-bye to everyone. It was a bit surreal to wake up, since the dream was so realistic.

[personal profile] trilliumgrl's shower seemed to be fairly successful. Some people didn't show, so the spread of people between the two tables wasn't as good as I would have liked, but other than that, people seemed to have a really good time, and [personal profile] trilliumgrl was thrilled, so, really, I can't ask for more. And I got to see people that I haven't seen in a long time, and that was good too.

Things that I have learned:

1) Demitasse tea cup are good. Mugs of tea are fine for normal use, but you cycle through pots, and hence continue to have good hot water longer, with demitasses.

2) Similarly, the fewer people at the table, the fewer tea pots. They can be cycled through faster and hence can have more hot water.

3) Honeybush vanilla is awesome. (But I knew that already.)

4) Have someone in the kitchen boiling water. And maybe have two teakettles going.

5) Remind people as they leave that we are more than happy to have them take cookies with them. I think my co-workers are going to wonder if Christmas or Thanksgiving is early this year.

6) Corsets and tights do not work well. Corsets and garters is a much better idea. This will become important very shortly, as I was planning on doing white tights under the pants for the aviatrix outfit. We shall see what happens.

7) I need to not freak out. Seriously, standing at the sink on...Tuesday? Wednesday? Holding a pot and saying, "I can't let go"? Actually scary. I have some nasty little mental quirks in my subsystems, and it feels like they come out more and more as I get older. Fortunately, after I actually allowed myself to break down, I got better.

8) I cook food for people to show my love. That is also a little scary.

9) The millionaire bars (shortbread, dulce de leche, and chocolate) should get scored along the shortbread after it comes out of the oven, and scored again along the chocolate once it cools a bit. So very tasty, but so very, very hard to cut up. I swear that to get the pretty picture, they took an electric carving knife to them. They might also be serve well by a foil carry-case, so they can be lifted out of the pan wholly when required.

10) I can, in fact, hold a dinner party for 20-25 in my house, and it will work. It will be buffet-style, however.

11) If we hold gatherings like this more often, we need to buy more serving platters, or at least dig out the boxes of china and go through them for the needed stuff.

12) I need to go through the boxes of china and relabel them with both type and what is in them. Because trying to dig through heavy boxes stacked four high which contain 2-3 different types of china and/or glassware to find desert plates? Not fun. I was thrilled when Mom brought me my china, because then I didn't have to dig. (I inherited Noni's china, but since I was living in a studio in Alameda at the time, I left it with my parents. I also now have my bat mitzvah candlesticks, my birth plate and kiddush cup, and my name inheritance, which is apparently two little gold-rimmed decorative plates which are, at this point, probably at least a century old. That discovery was a little odd.

My deep and abiding thanks go to [profile] puppygrrl and my mom. They both came over last Saturday and spent most of the day baking, and we got a *lot* done. And then Mom came over yesterday, and we made the sandwich fillings and set up, and she brought over all of the teapots, most of the teacups, the second table, and all sorts of needed things. And of course, [profile] wanderingfey was wonderful, both during the week and at the event itself.

And really, thank you to everyone who came. It would have sucked without you, and I'm just thrilled that <lj user="trilliumgrl" got to have something so very nice for her wedding.


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