I wouldn't say I'm stressed ... it's more that I feel a whole buzzing in my body, and my brain flits from one thought to another like a 4 year old on a chocolate high ...
Everything's coming together now - the grant is written, quadruple-checked and submitted; the rings are re-sized and my dress re-fitted; somewhere in South Brisbane some lovely Greek ladies are making us a tray of my favourite sweet treat ... baklava; and Mom's here (at least in body) from the US to hang out with us for 2 whole weeks! To help bake cupcakes and hang garlands and play Snakes and Ladders with Nelle and take care of us next week after my post-wedding surgery*.
*ever the non-traditionalists, we're having my ovaries out 4 days into our new marriage ... Don't worry - I'm fine ... this is an elective surgery to help prevent ovarian cancer and reduce my chances of breast cancer coming back. All good. Besides, what better time to lay around in bed than when Mommy's here? Of course, we're emotional about these little ovaries - and all the potential sweet Nelles they could contain, but we're 100% confident that this is the best choice for us. And maybe I'll talk more about my surgery-feelings later. I've got a wedding to look forward to!
So, someone grab me a cocktail please (maybe after I pick Nelle up from kindy?) ... and let's toast to achieving big things. (And all within a 2-week window ...) Talk to you all next week!
Love, Amanda xx