The View From My Window

The world as seen from my window and through my eyes

Wedding week countdown: Tuesday July 31, 2007

Filed under: My View on Events — auntlelo @ 2:02 pm

Mark this day on your calendars, folks. I had my first pedicure EVER. Believe me, the only reason I had one is because my daughter talked me into it and thought it would be a fun thing for us to do together.

I’m not sure how I feel about letting a little Asian man play with my feet for 20 minutes. He reminded me of the General on the movie “The Ladykillers.” He was a bit lacking in his “chairside manner” and I’m not sure how much I enjoyed it. The jury’s still out on that.

Oh, and speaking of jury, I got my lovely little letter in the mail telling me not to make big plans next quarter because my county may require my participation in putting away criminals. I’m a pretty patriotic sort of person and would obviously serve if I’m called, but, I was too tired and overwhelmed with other things to think kindly about my constitutional obligations this week.

I purchased all the supplies for the punch, dropped the wedding programs off at Kinko’s to be printed and I’m now back home cleaning house. I love home. I just wish I could spend more time here! 🙂

So far, so good. All is okay on the wedding preparation front.


Wedding week countdown: Monday July 30, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — auntlelo @ 6:04 pm

Oh my gosh, it’s a good thing I looked over the rental contract again. Our crimson tablecloths were listed as ivory. If I hadn’t noticed it today, it would have been too bad and the bride would have been really mad at her mother on Friday.

Thank goodness for my son’s best friend, Art. One phone call and a quick trip down the street and Art had taken care of the problem for me. He’s a real keeper, Artie is.

Today I spent a lot of time at the hair salon. Annie had her “trial run” and determined how her hair will be done on Saturday and me, I just needed a trim. I also managed to get a final decision on which punch recipe to use and designed the ceremony program. We’re getting things checked off the list!


Wedding week countdown: Sunday July 29, 2007

Filed under: My View on Events — auntlelo @ 1:11 pm

It’s seemed so far away for so long, but, it’s now upon us: wedding week. The countdown to the big day for our daughter, the final preparations and the hemorrhaging of our wallet have begun.

I spent some time yesterday making some massive to-do lists for the week. It’s amazing how many details are left. I’m sure I’ll forget something along the way, but, I hope I’ll have most of the list under control.

The details right now are focusing on timing and food. You’re know you’re getting close when you start ordering and preparing the food items for the wedding. I’ll keep you posted as the week progresses. You’ll have to let me know if my tone begins to indicate panic…


Black satin, bling and some rhinestone danglies! July 27, 2007

Filed under: My View on Events — auntlelo @ 3:53 pm

We’re now one week and one day away from the big wedding and the details are being dealt with as we speak.

After returning home from the conference, I realized that I hadn’t purchased suitable shoes to wear with my dress. I went out today and bought some lovely black satin ones with a little rhinestone “bling” and some dangly earrings. That’s about all the thought I plan to give myself. I’m finished.

I also went with Annie to have her final fitting for her dress so that I could learn how to truss and untruss the bride, as necessary. I suppose that isn’t the right language, but, that’s how it looks and probably feels. Glad it’s not me!

By this time next week, I doubt I’ll be writing anything at all. I’ll be wildly busy and will have probably completely lost what little sanity I have left! It’s been fun, but, I’m sure both my daughter, her intended and all of the parents will be grateful when it’s finally here.


Crawfish, fried tomatoes, red velvet cake and the Country Music Hall of Fame July 24, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — auntlelo @ 6:02 pm

I knew it. There was food in the title and, of course, it grabbed your attention! Greetings again from Nashville where it is currently pouring down rain. I, however, safely made it back to my lovely rectangular room in fair Vanderbilt Hall before it began. So, here I sit at my desk, feeling a little like a college student.

The conference has been great so far. It’s very relaxed, lots of fun and the people I’ve met are just terrific. It makes me so grateful for my job and our team and all we’ve achieved, especially when others start to talk about some of their horrible work situations. It really puts things in perspective. I’m especially proud of all the compliments our team at Mizzou have gotten for their work. I wish they could all hear what wonderful things are being said. But, they might get big heads…

Last night we had our big event at the Country Music Hall of Fame. The food was fabulous. Yes, I did eat some fabulous crawdads, fried green tomatoes and red velvet cake—all very southern. I also ate a lot of other things and thoroughly enjoyed it all.

Tonight I’m having dinner with family. It’ll be good to see Holly again and I’m sure we’ll have lots to catch up on as we’re both big talkers!


Back in a dorm room… July 23, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — auntlelo @ 3:01 pm

Wow, for those of us who work in student recruitment in higher ed, it’s certainly an eye opener to spend a few days living as a student in a dorm. This room is SOOOOOO small!

No TV. Communal showers. Dining hall. Thin walls and lots of night noise. It’s a good thing I get so tired or I’d never be able to sleep.

Anyhow, it’s a great reminder about how much I appreciate my nice, soft, big bed at home. Ahhh, waiting for Thursday night!


Off to Nashville July 20, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — auntlelo @ 7:24 am


This will be my last post from home for a few days. I’m leaving “Fat Chick” in charge of my life here while I traipse off to Nashville to participate as a faculty member for the CASE Summer Institute in Marketing and Communications.

Yes, I know, we’re now on a two week countdown to the big wedding on August 4th. But, I think I’ve done pretty much all that I can do for now. It’s time to take a breather and focus on some work-related personal development. Besides, leaving town at a time like this ensures that everyone will miss me, right? 🙂

So, at midnight tonight my son has agreed to head out and pick up my copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I will slay anyone at the airport or on the plane that tries to chat me up while I’m trying to read! On a personal note, shame, shame on those individuals who have done their best to try and spoil the satisfaction of waiting and anticipation by trying to divulge the book ending prematurely.

So, adios for a day or two and I’ll try to post a bit from down south while I’m away. Take care and stay cool!