God, I am busy. Can you tell? I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t updated in 4 days againÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
Monday morning I woke up to see this in our garden:
I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe my eyes and I was wondering how Mother Duck and her ducklings had gotten into our garden. She was hectically searching for a way out, but when I checked the fence, I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t find a hole or anything where they could have gotten in. Ducks can usually fly, I know, but the ducklings were definitely too small for flying. I watched them the whole morning and when it started to rain in the afternoon, they were hiding beneath a bush. I havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seen them sinceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ obviously they must have found a way out of our garden again. Ah, but they were so adorable.
Tuesday I had my tutoring lessons in the afternoon and then I tried to sit down and make a seating chart for the wedding. ItÃ‚Â is kind of hard to put people at the right tables – especially if you want to have certain peopleÃ‚Â sit together and other under no circumstances *g* I am pretty sure, I will rethink a couple more times :)
Yesterday I had an appointment at the bridal store for the dress fitting :) I picked out the dress in February andÃ‚Â I could hardly remember whatÃ‚Â the dressÃ‚Â looked like. I was wondering if I would still like itÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ but when I tried it on again, there was no single doubt in my mind that it was the right choice.
There was another girl trying on her dressÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ cute girl and pretty dressÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. but the girl was HUGE. I thought it was very unthoughtful from the tailor to ask me to stand next to her in front of this big mirrorÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ I mean, she still looked pretty and I told her so, but I hope she didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t feel uncomfortable.
My wedding shoes seem to be very comfortable and I am so happy with my choice. The dress fitting took about an hour and it was fun walking around in it. I am looking forward to wearing it a whole day :)
One thing I still canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe is: I totally and absolutely forgot to take any picturesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ again! *aargggh* I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know how you can forget something important like this, but I did. I am so angry with myself. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll have another chance to finally take some pictures when I pick it up in two weeks.
I was able to pick up NinaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s veilÃ‚Â though and we met with her later, because she got her hair done by DirkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s auntÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and they were also trying out some more wedding hair styles. I think she has decided on how she wants to have her hair on her big dayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ I stillÃ‚Â havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Ã‚Â oh wellÃ¢â‚¬Â¦
I was busy with phone calls this morningÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ first talked to Keith, a friend of JonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dad and our protestant pastor at the wedding. He was very nice and his German is perfect [well, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lived in Germany for numerous years now]Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ and heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be helping me with planning the ceremony. This is awesome. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll also get in touch with the catholic pastor and talk about details with him. We wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t meet with any of them before the 20th of May, so he really takes some pressure of my chest.
I also called Geneva againÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ very nice people at the church there, just totally incapable of sending out a piece of paper to my address. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve called them twice in the last three weeks and I still havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t gotten JonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s baptismal record. I really hope itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll get here soon!
I ran some errands later and then had two tutoring lessons in the afternoon. I love my new studentÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s so cute and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s fun to work with him. What really angers me isÃ‚Â that he seems to be pretty good with English grammar and all [he can actually explain every rule to me – ok, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s only in 5th grade, but he can actually explain a rule and not just give an example], but he just canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t deal with the phrasing of exercises. In my opinion itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all about concentrating and really reading and understandingÃ‚Â the task.
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been my week so farÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ pretty busyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦