Jiji and Grady’s wedding was a gorgeous, emotional, brilliant affair. The backup location was amazing. With Mesa Verde peeking out of one side of the horizon, and the La Plata Mountains lining the other side, I kept thinking about those fat Texans sitting pretty at Vallecito lake and the word that came to mind was… SUCKERS.
LB’s first flower girl experience was..er..interesting. My dad, who I recruited to help ward off any toddler outbreaks to The Darkside, was as useful to a single mom as hole is to a donut. He sat there in a beatnik trance, while my serene 2-year-old screamed “I WANT TO GO HOME!” in the middle of the ceremony. Yay. Even though I was a bridesmaid myself, I ended up holding the flower girl on my hip, while shedding a few tears with the bride, and clutching my bouquet. Yeah, I wonder if anyone could tell I was a single mom?
Other than that, the wedding was pure bliss. The food was incredible, I met tons of wonderful people, and LB even used the porta potty several times (a first!). Aunt Curmudge and JL were fabulous as always, looking drop-dead gorgeous in their dresses. The Bride wasn’t too shabby herself (professional pictures to come).
Other interesting developments over the weekend: Child Support Enforcement informed me that if they do not receive a substantial payment by the end of August, Ex-Rooferman will be held in contempt. That means 6 months+ of jail time. The Ex also ditched out on his Sunday visit with LB too (surprise, surprise).
Thanks to Shiona, who awarded me the Brilliant Weblog Award 🙂 I would give it back to her, cause I love her positive outlook, but apparently I have to find another 7 people to give it to! So I’ll be racking my brain and have another post up shortly.
Today is Elementary Registration for the entire district. I’m currently staring at my phone with ugly anticipation, which will probably morph into complete abomination by 4:00 pm. At least I’m not AT an elementary school right now. My boss was kind enough to heed my pitiful request not to be at the school where Rooferman and Blondie will be registering her kids. Oh, P.S. her youngest daughter officially calls my Ex “Daddy” now. Yarf.