After a day on Tuesday of coincidences
- my hairdresser came from Golden Bay, the only place I know anything about in NZ because family of a friend moved there
- her trainee's stepmother is the lady at the bowls club who is organising that end of the deal
- A girl I know who runs a lawnmowing business with her hubby can come and do the lawn (okay, that wasn't a coincidence but it pays to have all sorts of contacts)
- V got served in a clothes shop by a friend of the lady at the bowls club
The money for the chairs and tables hadn't gone through but the cake deal was finalised, my contacts came in and I was able to put a hold on a camcorder.
That's okay - that is what running round like a headless chicken today is designated for - but also lady at the bowls club in now in hospital, but the guy who is standing in for her is as laid back and got the "no worries" attitude.
Until 7 last night - while sitting down to dinner with my sister and mother. A phone call from the chairman of the board at the bowls club wanting exact number, exact timings and the news that the "lady at the bowls club" no longer held that position.
So I have handballed that looming mess to my mother (who was dealing with them anyway about alcohol requirements). She is going to take my sister along for moral support and a bit of backbone (my sister is great at both).
I also gave my sister a task last night of prettying a few things for printing - signs, table lists, orders of service. See, I can let go!!!
Today, I have to organise the printing for them, pay for the cake, pay for the chairs and tables, collect my contact lenses, collect a few Sydney girls from the airport, collect the camcorder, do the groceries, my brother's birthday present, another girl's wedding present, girl-down-the-road's birthday present and gather fripperies for bonbonierie (or however the doggarned things are spelt) - and try to coincide with the mower guy here to pay him. Then there is only softball practice to contend with...
It is all in control. And if it isn't? Well, it will happen. C'est la vie.
Had a bit of a funny thought, though, last night. I am going over to the "other side" with getting married.
I have had relationships and boyfriends on and off over the years - but I have always been an independent single girl - as are many of my friends.
And although V and I have been together and doing the family thing for quite some time now, my technical "solo mum" and "single gal" tags are being traded in for "blended family" and "married woman".
I am not scared about that or anything silly - its just weird...