I have been verging on sick since the weekend, but it hasn't yet become totally unbearable. I'm still not sure if it's allergies (early, but things are starting to grow, especially in North Carolina, where I was last weekend) or if I'm actually sick. But I don't feel great. Still, I haven't been sick all winter, so if this is the sickest I'm going to get (and I am knocking on wood about this), I'll take it.
It has been kind of a cloudy week. On Monday afternoon toward the end of the day, Torsten IMed me to ask me if I liked my flowers. Except, ha ha, what flowers? It was like deja vu. It turned out that he had used the refund from the dud Valentine's Day flowers to order a bouquet of purple flowers to be sent to my office on Monday. And not from the company that messed everything up the last time. But they didn't arrive.
The gesture was totally sweet, and I am touched, but it is beyond unbelievable to me that they did not show up. Torsten called at about 4:45 and was told by customer service that there was no problem because the flowers could show up anytime until 5:00 and maybe 5:30. Unsurprisingly, by 5:30 there were still no flowers. So he called back and was told they'd be delivered either in the next five minutes or first thing the next morning.
Shockingly, neither happened, so at noon on Tuesday Torsten called back and had an extensive argument before finally managing to procure a refund. But GEEZ. What kind of bad luck do we have when it comes to flowers? I mean, are we cursed or what? Torsten seems to think so--he has vowed never to send me flowers again, except maybe on our 50th wedding anniversary.
Luckily, I did not have a meltdown on the scale of last time, possibly because just after this all happened I received a request from 1-800-Flowers to tell them about my charming V-Day experience with them. So I got to take out my frustration on their little survey. They're just lucky they didn't try to conduct the survey over the phone.
However, I'm feeling more positive today because I mailed the save-the-dates this morning. There are a few that we haven't sent yet because we are resolving outstanding questions about addresses or significant others' last names, but we should have all that information in the next couple of days and then we can get those last stragglers in the mail. I'm glad we did actual mailers instead of an online thing, though, because now we have our guest list in perfect order with no missing information, so when it comes time to send out the invitations, there will not be a million address-related questions to deal with.
And lastly in wedding news, my sister and I are going back to the bridal salon to look at my front-runner dress tonight. She will have to try it on because the sample they have doesn't fit me. But now that I've tried on so many other dresses, I know what looks good on me--and seeing it on her gives me a pretty good idea of how the dress will look on me anyway. So hopefully tomorrow I'll have a verdict to share between that dress and its backup. Stay tuned.
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