Whirlwind Wedding Weekend

The best part about this weekend: It's over. After severe pampering, shellacking, working out, standing for hours in uncomfortable shoes and smiling for a million pictures, normalcy has returned to my life as I sit, make up-less, and work. (And, no I wasn't at the Emmy's...just a slightly smaller production called a friend's wedding. :)

Of all the things I've learned this weekend, one lesson seemed to drown out many others. That lesson is, no matter how stressful, tiring, draining an event, the better you look, the better you feel, the more you can tolerate anything that comes your way. I never thought I would pen such a shallow observation, but it's quite true. At least for women. The world could be caving in around you, but so long as you look like a million dollars, you can handle it. It's a funny thing, but it's true. And it certainly was this weekend. My feet felt deformed after standing for hours, my pocket book took a nuclear hit, and I watched as two people I've known for years (one since she was born) opened a new chapter in their life. All the accompanying emotions and physical stresses were worth it--1. because they're married now, and 2. because I looked good. :)

Onto more important things. Now that my life is resuming it's usual pace, I will be able to dedicate quality time to reading the news, caring about the news and blogging about it. I can actually check other bloggers sites! I'm so excited! I've been in withdrawal from my favorites like Blogizdat, The Night Writer, R Cubed and MacStansbury. What a sweet thing to be able to read their thoughts once again.

I'm tired of how the news is handling the Katrina disaster. I'm not reading the news any more regarding the topic. They've lost my interest. The tragedy, however, has not. I've given bags of clothing, lots of prayer and significant financial gifts to the victims through trustworthy agencies. I even went through my closet again closely analyzing what I actually wear and what a former La. resident could really use. That yielded one more hefty trash bag full of clothes. Basically, I'm tired of the whining going in in the MSM and among ridiculous, double minded, hypocritical politicians. Stop talking. Do something.

I will have a review up later today of a comedy cd. It's by a man that my family used to be very close friends with and someone I have a tremendous amount of respect for. He was my first worship leader and quite key in my musical development. And, he's hilarious. So look for that tonight.

I've gotta run. It's nice to be back.

Posted by Portia at September 19, 2005 01:22 PM | TrackBack

so...that's where you been hiding. I wondered.

hey, at least you looked good.

oh, man...you didn't hear about Ilyka...you are soooo behind....

Posted by: MacStansbury at September 19, 2005 03:14 PM

No...what happened? And where did RTG go? Did she discontinue her blog because of everything she's going through? Ugh...horrible situation.

Posted by: Portia at September 19, 2005 03:20 PM

probably. I don't know.

we can always hope it works out for the best.

Posted by: MacStansbury at September 19, 2005 06:41 PM

Looking good is soooo important and I bet you did it well. Glad to hear you had a good time.

Posted by: ljmcinnis at September 19, 2005 10:40 PM