Monday, November 3, 2008

Invitation shopping...

Let me first start by saying, Natalie, if you are reading this - your Grandma is wonderful, but OH SO CONFUSING!

This weekend we went with my parents to pick out invitations for the wedding! Now Jeremy and I have very similar taste, and we did not presume that this would be a life altering decision, nor one which would cause heartache or struggle. And it wasn't. Well at least it wasn't between the two of us.

We sit down, she gives us a book (she being my grandma's best friend, and the owner of one of the Jewish invitation shops in town - and the previously mentioned 'Natalie's' Grandmother.). We look through three books, and find one we like very much.

Shirlee, the store owner:
"When is the wedding again?".
We respond, "April 4".
Shirlee: "OH MY GOODNESS WE HAVE TO GET GOING, You are very late on this"
Us: "Oh no, we thought we were okay - well fine then - we like this one, we want to change this and that, and the wording is just fine - obviously insert 'Kara Weinblatt and Jeremy Frank' instead of randoms listed here. But then it's great, lets order it.
Shirlee: "What's the rush? Take the book home, think about it, look at more books, take your time. They just take a few days to order. No big deal."
Us: "Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" This is Kara, confused.

And this went on for quite some time, we asked for a form to fill out with what she wanted, apparently no such item exists. But she did show us some lovely Lucite picture frames and dancing wedding bears. Quite lovely. She is a wonderful lady, but wow, an experience. It is possible our invitations will not have the correct names on them, nor will they be the right color or style, but oh well. Hopefully they'll have the correct time and place and you'll know when to show up - though you won't know what you are showing up for.

On the bright side, we love them, think they are awesome - and hey, it only took us 15 minutes to pick them out. That has got to be some kind of record. Have I mentioned that I am a decision maker and not a dawdler. Which, come to think of it, has been my success, and more times than demise!

Hope you all had a great Halloween!


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