#WeekendCoffeeShare: In Which I Am Going to a Wedding


If we were having coffee, we’d be settled on the big purple couch in our living room. You’ll have to excuse me if I keep sneaking looks toward my wee pile of reading. I’ve been doing a lot of reading recently, and I’m taking a big pause this weekend as we have a lot to do. But the books are calling. It’s been a difficult week, and the books are a good way to make an escape.

There’s been a lot of death this week. In my own way, I’ve said goodbye to David Bowie, Alan Rickman, C.D. Wright, Dan Haggerty, and Sampson, the beloved jaguar at the Hattiesburg Zoo, after hearing of their deaths this week. And gosh, what a list. What a sad week.

But not today. No sads today. Only celebration.

Though I can’t make it, I’ll be dancing along in spirit with those who attend the second line that Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Arcade Fire are heading up in honor of David Bowie. But today my mother-in-law is marrying her partner, and we’ll be spending the afternoon and evening with family and friends for the wedding and reception. Little Jedi is going to be the ring bearer for the ceremony, and it’ll be his first appearance in a wedding, so we’ll see how it all goes. Quite well, I’m sure. 🙂

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve once again written, cleaned, and worked on costumes less than I’d intended to during the week, possibly owing to the sadness that has rather pervasive. I did manage to finish up the grant I was working on for the nonprofit, and I used Monday afternoon to do some volunteer work, but overall I have been dragging my feet about everything I’ve been supposed to do.

This week, though, I’m going to work on that. Slowly, but surely. I’m going to get the cleaning done, and then I’m going to get to the cleaning and the costuming. And all the other stuff.

For now, I’m going to visit your coffee posts, while I still have a few moments, and then I’m off to a wedding.



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  1. Aren’t weddings fun? We are so due for one in my family… Till then, I’ve the Fahaalia one in August – it will be the coolest thing ever. They are getting married in a ZOO!!! That shall be an interesting post, don’t you think?
    Yes, do celebrate the fun and happy things,

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    1. I tend to be a total grump about weddings, but that’s generally just my social anxiety talking.Weddings can be a lot of fun. And a wedding in a zoo?! That sounds like a lot of fun, for sure. 🙂

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  2. I was a huge Grizzly Adams fan as a girl. My wild side never felt it had enough space, and that helped.

    I also never do as much in any week as I think I can fit in. It’s occurred to me fairly recently that it may have more to do with the size of the bites than with my dedication. Something I’m paying more attention to, with the eventual goal of reaching a balance that challenges without driving me mad….

    I hope the wedding was all the couple wanted, and more. And I hope the marriage is joyful and sustaining! ❤

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    1. Thanks—the wedding was lovely, and everyone had a nice time celebrating.

      I wasn’t a huge Grizzly Adams fan, mostly because it wasn’t on TV when I was a kid. I was aware of it, though, and he was an icon for my older sibling.


  3. I hope you had a great time at the wedding.
    Wish I could have been in NOLA for the second line in honor of Bowie. It was, indeed, a sad week with several losses, but what a way to be celebrated!

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    1. Thank you–the wedding was lovely!

      I saw some photos and videos of the second line for Bowie, and it looks as though it was a crazy, wonderful time. Huge crowd with lots of glitzy costumes and makeup and hair and such, all singing and dancing.


  4. Enjoy your well deserved celebration this weekend. Can’t wait to hear how Little Jedi does. My son was ring bearer in my brother-in-laws wedding when he was just 5. He still talked about how much he enjoyed it and I get all choked up whenever I see photos of him in that cute little tux!

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    1. Thank you! Little Jedi had a really good time and did really well at the wedding. It was a nice wedding—a big full mass, but not an over-large or lavish reception with tons of guests. Really lovely.

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