The weird thing about getting married is that it suddenly pushes you to want to change so many things about the way you have been living your daily life. Personally, I'm starting to perhaps feel a little bit (and only a little bit) overwhelmed. It all started two Monday's ago. I decided to pack in as much wedding-themed details as I possibly could into one day.
I hit the grounded running at 8 a.m. to pay a visit to the dermatologist. With only three months to go, I decided it was time to get my skin into tip top shape. I feel blessed to have, for the most part, great skin. I thought a quick little cream would help with my problem of general uneven complexion. It's amazing how you start to examine yourself under a microscope all year long in preparation for only one single day. An hour later, I left with an unexpected diagnosis of rosacea. Talk about sexy. After spending a ridiculous amount on potions, it was off to my next adventure. Lasik.
I've worn contacts since I was 14, and really have absolutely terrible vision. As any contact wearer out there knows, wearing them in the pool is really just no fun. Since we plan to spend a giant portion of our Thailand honeymoon either in the pool or ocean, and are facing a looong plane ride of 25 hours, the urge to take care of my major eye annoyance was too strong to resist. Dr. Chu is world-renowned doctor, and is especially known for his Lasik procedures. All in all, he is also probably the nicest doctor I have ever ever met. After a couple tests at his office, PRK was recommended for me instead of the quick, easy, and painless Lasik. Ughhh, talk about not my day. PRK is known for being a bit more painful, and they can only work on one eye at a time with a two week break in between. With my flex dollars not kicking in until January, I knew I was in a bit of a time crunch. Especially since we have decided pack in scuba diving classes in February and I have to have a least two weeks out-of-water post procedure. Ohh boy, just when I thought planning a wedding in a year was tons of time. I left his office with high-fives (my personal favorite) all around, excited but stressed at the idea of giving up two of my wedding planning days off in January.
I managed to pack in what seemed to be a million other errands that day, and finally called Nate from a back corner in Hallmark on the verge of my first real breakdown. He promised, of course, that even with rosacea and a thin cornea I was still the best and sexiest little fiance ever in his book. He listed to me babble on and on, helped talk me off the ledge, and encouraged me to take a break from my lean and mean diet and have a piece of chocolate. Ohhh, what a smart man!
Between boot camps, beauty makeovers, and a basement remodel this soon-to-be bride is ready to get the show on the road and start a new chapter!