Oh dear. My young friend from the running club got married. Her reception is on Saturday. I had planned to go. She has two masters degrees in sustainability and works in that field. Hence, she sent out an electronic invitation. It linked to a website which said the event would be casual.
I hadn’t realized that their actual wedding was going to be in Thailand. It was last week. Gorgeous photos on Facebook of them riding an elephant, etc. She’s a beautiful young woman, and I am so so happy for her.
Yesterday I got an e-mail from her that went out to all of the guests. They were getting a lot of questions, so they answered them. In the middle of this info is “dress: cocktail attire.” Cocktail attire? I do not own a cocktail dress and I do not intend to buy one. I have pondered this and I think it means I am not going to the wedding. And I am OK with that. She would be the only person there I know. She is young and trendy and a drinker (I think she MIGHT be a future fellow), and I wasn’t sure I was going to love her wedding. I just wanted to go to show her I care. I do care, but not enough to ruin my budget for a dress I will never wear again.
The next dilemma is, do I lie to her about my reasons for not being there? It would be so easy to tell her I am sick and heartbroken I can’t make it. Or the more honest, “something came up, and I am not able to make it.” I hate this. Any suggestions?
Work is insane this week. I am eating my way through it. My desk now has a drawer with pretzels and licorice in it. I am now drinking coffee in the middle of the day. And on Monday, I had a Diet Pepsi relapse. I hadn’t had one since the first of the year. I might have more before this is over…..