Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Groom's Side Part VI...Is everything in place?

She could be a "dental" poster child!
As the first day of Spring is just over a week away, we are starting to get into the home stretch of getting ready for the big day in June. Many things are in the works. Wedding site? Check. (Although Mother Nature keeps altering the landscape!) Reception menu (a very tasty "check" here!) Bachelor party planned? Check. Bachelorette party planned?  Check. Bridal shower? (almost a check). Bridal party dresses? Check. Mother of the bride’s dress? Check.

Mother of the groom’s dress? (We won’t get into that right now). Groom and groomsmen attire? (this still remains a mystery – if you’re detecting a pattern of a fashion challenge on the groom’s side of things, it’s not a bad assumption).  So, as you can see, we are well on the way to making this thing happen!

But  as we get closer, I've started to notice other things that I might have to fit on my pre-wedding agenda. For instance, my future daughter in-law has a brilliant smile. Seriously. She has the whitest teeth I've ever seen. She makes you want to go to the dentist. So I did.

Completing my cycle of obtaining all female doctors, I changed to a well-known area dentist who had just won the county's "Women of the Year" award. She had been lauded for her charity work and gentle but "tell it like it is" demeanor. And she did... after a thorough work up of x-rays and examination, she looked at me and said "Really? With all that is going on in your mouth, you're here to have your teeth whitened?"  I soon learned it will take several visits and much money until I can even get to the stage that my teeth can be whitened. Can you say "open wide"?

Okay, now I would like to take issue with all of the "Groom's Side" readers who have both emailed and messaged me with stories of encouragement on my on-going weight loss program and workouts. I am down several pounds and still on vigorous walking regiment...but, with all the words of encouragement, no one has mentioned the one word that would help the most. Spanx!   

Several weeks ago, and with no regard as to whatever website I was on, ads for Spanx started appearing on screen. It scares me a little as to how this happens, but I swear to you, I felt like waving under garments were following me through cyber space. I finally caved into temptation and ordered one. I was even more frightened when after it arrived, I took it out of the package and it was the size of Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser.  

Because I've been honest with you all along, I'm going to admit that I actually flipped myself off of the bed at my first attempt to get it on. But then, perseverance paid off and there I was proudly standing in front of the mirror looking an additional 20 pounds thinner! I couldn't breath, but I looked good! Spanx transported me from a state of frustration to a blissful state of denial!

So...come April, armed wearing my new BFF, I will head to the dress shops with a mission! I will be standing straight with stomach tucked magically away! And as long as no one tries to adjust me, this may all work out! So as for the question in the title? Yes. By June 22 everything will be in place. And trust won't be moving!

1 comment: