Got a little bit of a late start out of the house. Swung by the art store and got a new three pack of sketchbooks. Got to the boat at 2. Got my soap. Got to scrubbing. Four days to do that scrub! It's finally finished! Now to just do a bunch of other stuff to the boat, but first: my weekend.
I got a bit of epoxy in my eye, but I rinsed it pretty quick.
Back at home, I relaxed. I took a nice shower. My knees are pretty bruised from kneeing on the hard ground. My legs are in such bad shape. Bruises, scuffs, scrapes, scars.
The big day! Edding-way! All-smay edding-way. aybe-may ot-nay ention-may.
Karen and Rob are MARRIED!!!!!
It was a small wedding. There will be a bigger one soon. This was more the ceremony, the signing of papers, immediate family, and food. I changed my ensemble. Reddish dress, pearls, earrings, silver nail polish, Tom's, tan jacket, bracelet, hair in a bun (should have worn it down...then again up is better for pearls). I looked pretty good. And my makeup turned out a'ight.
I helped Karen get zipped into her dress. I gave her a gift of one of those five year diaries, where there's space for five sentences on one page, each page representing a day but over the span of five years. You get what I'm saying? Seemed like a good wedding gift. A lot is going to happen in these next five years. A lot always happens. But yeah. I'm the blogger with the blog with all the writing of all the things. I spent last night going through my blog to get quotes to put into a speech for Karen.
She looked so beautiful! Her dress was floaty with blue flowers, and she wore this blue and white semi shawl that I gave her for her birthday (awww!!). Her hair was in an updo. She looked so good. Top Karen look, fo' sho. It's just, you never know what is going to happen when someone sits behind you in a class, and how your life will change because they are in your life now.
I was so happy to be a part of this day. I was a witness even! Signed the paper and all that.
The wedding was at her parent's house in Keyport Poulsbo area. They got married outside. No big to do, just them and the officiant and vows. Really wonderful vows. And it started to rain, but not SO much. But still rain. Food was amazing! Like a full days worth of cooking. There were taco fixings and guac and chips and more meat and just...so much food! I could have eaten more, but I saved room for cheesecake. And I didn't want to eat all the tortillas. Tacos are the best.
There were some other PNCA buddies there. Nice to do a little bit of catching up. Phil and BT namely. Phil was going to try camping up by the Elhwa, but it was full up so he's at my place right now, but sleeping in his truck to try to sleeping in his truck as a camping method. BT's parents picked him up from Karen's. His mom is darling.
I know good people. It's good to know good people. Feels good.
I left the shindig at around 7:30. It was wrapping up at about then anyway. Like I said, low key but excellent. Met SO MUCH of Karen's family and Rob's family. Rob's sister Lisa is nice. Rob and Lisa's dad is named Joe. And there were babies everywhere. Fertile people abound!
OOOH have to get sheets out of dryer. Anyway, got back home. Did dishes. Tidied up. I have some housekeeping stuff to do tomorrow. After so much loafing, it's odd to have the feeling of "well this is my two day weekend" but I'm still doing some work from home stuff!
This will be the fastest August on record, I'm sure.
I'm so happy for Karen and Rob. Such adventure awaits!