Today’s lunch: a random cous cous/ bean bowl with
- cous cous
- navy beans
- goat cheese
- honey mustard dressing
Gotta love those random bowl of food.
The Big Speech!
Want to hear something crazy?
My sister is getting married THIS Saturday! Is it really almost June 23rd already? They weren’t kidding when they said her year+ engagement would fly by.
Want to hear something crazier?
I’m the maid of honor and I haven’t finished my speech. Heck, I’ve barely started it. Gulp.
So…umm…. funny story. As I was writing this post on how I do not have a maid of honor speech, I sort of wrote one. Funny how that happens. I just started writing about the beginning of Kelly and Anthony’s relationship (with the point being that I’ve been *thinking* about writing this speech since day one) and it came to me.
Thank goodness, too. I’d tried writing this speech several times over the last year, but it always felt forced and un-natural. I was trying to make it funny, sappy, and beautiful all at the same time, but that was way too much pressure! Today I just started writing from the heart and let the words flow without any idea where they were going. After a while I re-read what I had written and thought, wait a minute this isn’t a bad outline for a speech. I cut it out of the blog post, pasted it on a word document, and added a few pieces to make it more speech like. Done. 🙂
Now there’s the whole giving the actual speech to be nervous about. I was starting to sweat just writing the words – who knows what my nerves are going to be like when I actually say them out loud. *gulp* I tend to feel more nervous giving speeches to friends and family, than I do strangers. The strangers I don’t ever get to see again – the family will (jokingly) taunt me for as long as they see fit if I make a mistake (or so I worry about).
I still have 5 days to practice, and practice I will. Maddie is an awesome listener… even if she doesn’t hit the crying or laughing cues when she supposed to. 😉 Plus, I’m sure a good glass of wine couldn’t hurt before giving the speech. Make that a big glass of wine. Or a shot. Shots work too. 😉
Have you ever given a maid of honor/ best man speech? Any advice?