So, it was 10 days before the wedding and I was supposed to drive over to Pensacola to see some friends and I was not feeling well. I got part way there before realizing I really didn't feel well, I hadn't slept well and thus was exhausted and while I wanted to see my friends, this wasn't worth wearing myself down when there was still a long checklist of things to do. Turns out, I turned around just in time. I made it home, laid down for a short nap, and woke up rejecting my food. ick. I spent the next 24 hours with 100 degree fever, kicking back anything I ate or drank. I was not a happy bride-to-be. By Saturday, I was keeping down food, but I couldn't stay awake for more than a few hours. Needless to say, I wasn't getting much done.
It wasn't until Monday before I left the house again. I was still recovering and still had a lot to do. I had a haircut and a make-up trial and was supposed to get a pedicure with a friend I hadn't seen in years. The haircut and the make-up trial were at the same place and both went smoothly.... not that I was surprised. This is the same place I went to for all my proms and haircuts growing up; and most recently my hair trial. I HIGHLY recommend Fotula of Hairbenders to anyone in the Panama City area. (Photo below is of Fotula at her daughter's wedding just a few years ago. Photo taken by my mom or dad.) Then it was off to Bliss Spa for their Ice Cream Pedicure. I was still pretty worn out, but at least I just had to sit and relax while Fotual cut my hair, Dana did my make up, and the great people at Bliss tickled my tootsies!
While I wouldn't recommend getting ill to anyone, it did help to keep perspective. I had a long list of things to do, and I was working at whiddling it down- but I also knew that what didn't get done, just wouldn't get done. The world would not cease to spin, and the wedding would go on. At the end of the day, regardless of what on that list went undone, Adam and I were going to be married, and thats all I cared about.