Thursday, 28 May 2009

To do do do

Now we do have a great big scary Wedding to-do list, partly on the advice of all the WIC sites out there but also because I am genetically inclined to organisation (and am making a career of it).

However there is another to-do list that I haven't yet written down but have been carrying in my head for a while. None of the things on it are essential to the wedding. I'm little sad if I hear of girls who suddenly feel this great pressure to loose weight or change whatever about themselves just for this one day event

.... however ....

maybe a special memorable day thirteen months away is a good motivator to do some of those things I have been meaning to do for a while.

So with that in mind - here's my "not wedding related but wedding motivated to-do list"

* Get fitted for contact lenses - I really don't relish the idea of sticking my finger in my eyes but in the summer it becomes a choice between being blinded or being blind (or, at Wimbledon, wearing my big trendy sunnies over my specs - suddenly not so trendy).

I would like to be able to see what's going on at my wedding without being speccy four-eyes!

* Take Dancing Classes – now I know this is a fairly traditional bride and groom stuff but we have been meaning to take classes for ages (years in fact). We did a few Salsa classes and loved it, danced ourselves silly all over Brazil and have a not-so-secret obsession with a certain BBC dance show (yes, both of us!) On top of that, Tanzschule (dance school) in 6th form is the norm for my German cousins so N’s gotta keep up if he wants to join the family!

* Relearn to Drive – I can drive and I used to do it a lot, from one end of the country to the other in my cherry red Polo. But now I don’t have a car and N drives his company car and suddenly, it’s been 4 years and I’m out of practise and scared to get behind the wheel.

Pathetic and must be sorted ASAP!

* Improve my Italian – languages are not like riding a bike; they are more like maintaining one – ignore them for long enough they get rusty and dusty and squeak a bit. There are Italians in my office but the furthest I get is exchanging pleasantries. I feel it’s only right I should be able to articulate more than that if I’m getting married over there right? (and N says he’s going to try his hand at a bit of Deutsch!)

* Get fit – I don’t mean starve myself skinny or destroy myself with unachievable goals … but just get off my ass once in a while. Apparently it gets harder to do once you’ve had kids so this might be my last chance!

* Grow out my fringe – harder to do than I thought. Might require some seriously dedicated exertion!

and one for the boy who, although practically perfect in every way, has one area in which he could improve …

* Give up smoking!

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I would love to hear more about your adventures!

    P.S I just bestowed upon you a Lovely Blog Award.