Thu, 08 Jan 2015 21:38:25 -0800
So much to be done -- invitations (find a stationer); website; send
save-the-dates; caterer (tasting!); florist; schedule a fitting at
Vera Wang for the dress; bachelorette party; who will do my hair? --
but we have a list, to which he's added the item "Have fun."
And we are: Ran off to Paris for our two-year anniversary the week
before Christmas, where we spent a few days walking through the cold,
gravelly Jardin des Tuileries (I in my new wool coat; he on his way to
buy one), consuming art and macarons at the Musée Picasso,
almost pretending to be locals in the Marais with falafel and a
crowded wine bar with a sister restaurant that could have come
straight off Valencia St. but for the language, and finishing off with
a celebratory bottle of Veuve with dinner in
Saint-Germain-des-Prés on the eve of the anniversary itself.
Fiancé knows how to make a girl happy. (And to think I'd
originally planned to be oncall that weekend.)
Then Seattle (engagement party!), Tahoe (Christmas with all the
families!), San Francisco (New Year's party! Back again, after last
year's forced cancellation due to my tour of civic duty with
Obamacare), Tahoe again (snowboarding; snowshoe up Castle Peak;
æbelskivers). Then drop into the first work week in four, the
first of 2015.
So much on the list, but a reasonable amount of time to get it done
between now and April. And -- sparkly ring; trips to Paris; the word
fiancé(e) -- did I mention I love being engaged?