I normally have school two nights a week, but this week I was scheduled for three nights and I was NOT ONE BIT happy about it. In an unexpected turn of events, I received an email this afternoon from my professor explaining that she had come down with bronchitis and had to cancel class for tonight. I was relieved because the canceled class meant I could spend all of Royal Wedding Eve adequately preparing to be TV-side at 4:00 am.
I have been waiting for the wedding day since the moment I found out about the engagement, because there is nothing I love more than a celebration with some pomp and a decent helping of circumstance. As I always say, “it’s not a party without some some circumstance.”
I’ve never really said that.
But now I’m thinking I should probably start.
My mom and sister are into the wedding too. In fact, my mom came home from Wal Mart this afternoon with tiaras. That light up. And Emily spent the evening making scones. And I don’t know that I’ve ever had a prouder sisterly moment than when I heard Emily say the other night, “I think I’m going to sleep on the couch on Thursday night. In my school uniform. Just so I'm a few steps ahead on Friday morning."
So, I've just been waiting all week for Friday to arrive, and these past few days seemed to drag on and on, heavy with work and school and what some people may call RESPONSIBILITIES. Although Tuesday shone like a bright beacon of hope and cheerfulness in a week when I otherwise seemed to be floating off shore in choppy waters and a tiny bit of fog. Tuesday brightened my world.
Tuesday was my lighthouse.
Oh I am getting carried away with the dramatics.
Emily’s had a school holiday on Tuesday so I went home to eat lunch during my lunch hour. Emily was in the BEST mood and she made me laugh the entire hour I was home, telling me about her morning and her breakfast and her shoes. She was ENTHUSIASTIC about the shoes. She got them last week and when we sat down to eat and she says “I LOVE THESE SHOES. THEY ARE MY FAVORITE SHOES. I’VE WORN THEM EVERY SINGLE DAY SINCE EASTER.”
It was Tuesday.
So basically, she wore them on Monday.
After work on Tuesday I went into the city with Stacy and her family to have dinner and watch the Flyers game. The Flyers won 5-1 and due to a lot of talking I missed every goal except the one scored by the other team. I just cheered when everyone else did, which is pretty much the route I take whenever I watch any sort of sports event, except for Penn State football, in which case I HAVE SOME OPINIONS.
There were a lot of young businessmen at the restaurant and at one point we were sitting at the bar and there were two men behind us who had the following conversation.
Guy 1- “Hey man! I haven’t seen you in a little while!”
Guy 2- “I know! How have you been?”
Guy 1- “Good good. Everything’s been great. Congratulations to you guys!”
Guys 2- “Congratulations on what?”
Guy 1- “…Uhh…didn’t your wife just have a baby?”
Not even kidding.
I should go to sleep now. I have a date at 4:00 a.m. with my mom, Em, the tv, some scones, and a tiara.
And plenty of pomp and circumstance.
Cause it's not a party without some circumstance.