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Mountain Wedding

Posted in Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2012 by urbannight

Two very special people got married in Colorado this weekend.  Here are a few photos of the day.

The wedding was a destination wedding. It took place up at Breckenridge, Colorado. An elevation of 9600 ft. It was a lovely weekend. Some clouds, but sunny with no snow or rain. Jenn would have liked snow. This photo was taken at the scenic overview at the turn-off for Frisco and Breckenridge. Maybe 15 minutes away from the lodge where we were staying.

The night before the marriage ceremony. One Bride and Three Bridesmaids goofing off. Jenn, Stephanie, Michelle, and Vera. Jenn is wearing a dress that belonged to her twin sister, the fourth bridesmaid, Laura. Jenn traded one of her necklaces for the dress the next day. The necklace went perfectly with the shirt Laura was wearing.

Me the morning of the wedding. I was totally worn out from Altitude Sickness. I do like this picture a lot. Even if I look a little sleepy. Oddly, that was the morning after the ONLY night that I slept. Insomnia is a symptom of Altitude Sickness.

This is my favorite photo of the happy couple. Abby is in the white dress with Greco-Roman lines. Her shawl is hiding the distinct shoulder details and the fall of fabric down the one arm. Jenn is in the antique peach/rose/mauve sort of color. She had a matching shawl but she also brough along a pink leather jacket that matched better in normal light than by christmas lights and camera flashes. She was the only one with a coat on in the cold, November, high mountain air. She also wore boots under that dress. They were probably the prettiest couple I’ve ever seen at a wedding.

And here is another look at the mountains right around the area. I zoomed in on one of them. It was a pretty place, but having the entire wedding party and guests staying in one cabin, a very BIG cabin, was still enough energy to create tension and temper flares. Still, it was a good time in the end.

To Do List; or, Why does travel trigger a cleaning frenzy in women?

Posted in Life, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2012 by urbannight

I have an ambitious night ahead of me.  I have to sort the clean laundry and pack what I need for 4 days. I’m going to Breckenridge Colorado for wedding for some friends.

I have to wash the dirty laundry because I’m sure there area couple items I want for the weekend.  I’ll throw in the sheets and remake the bed. 

I want to get all the dishes cleaned and put away.

I need to shower again to try to get the last of the grease paint out of my hair.  I didn’t put it in my hair but some got into my hair as I was trying to get it off my face.

In addition to cleaning the litter box area and making it all fresh and ready for the cats, I want to clean the entire bathroom so it is clean when I get home.

Washing up tonight means I can pack ‘most’ of my toiletries and bathroom stuff tonight and not worry about it in the morning.

I need to set up four-day feeding and watering stations for the cats.  although I will be home half way through the fourth day. 

I think I would like to clean up the bedroom so that I’ll come home to a nice tidy bed.

This is where we will be staying for 3 nights, Tomahawk Lodge in Breckenridge CO.

I’m working the day after we get back, so it would be nice to have a tidy and neat apartment when we get back.  That probably means I should put away the Halloween stuff early this year.  Leave the more autumnal stuff out and set out the more Thanksgiving specific stuff.

Basically, I’m going to try to fit in an entire Fall Cleaning ritual in about 4 hours, while hoping my roommates class runs the full-time. 

I have not even started on my plans for tonight and I already feel the need for this.

Not to mention I want to watch a show or two, do a little stitching, and take some screen shots and do a couple of blogs for which I’ll try to set up publication dates during the time I’m gone.

What is it about going on a trip that causes women to go into a frenzy of cleaning?  Is it learned behavior?  Because I know my mom did it.  Do men suffer this compulsion?  My roommate is a naturally neat and tidy male.  Most I know have not been.  I knew that he, and most other men I’ve met over the years, often just grab their stuff and go.  So I don’t really see men as the ‘gotta clean’ now type.

I also need to take a book or two, a stitching project, a crochet and/or knitting project for riding in the car, and some food prep and take my tea.  Oh, I don’t want to forget the lap top for extra photo storage.

Maybe I need to take two suitcases?  One for clothes and bathroom things and one for stuff to do?

I’m getting tired just thinking about it.  And I have to work a half hour late today.  ARG!