Good news, the mystery lurgy symptoms that I displayed at Catherine's have been identified! The other night I noticed that the injection site for my tetanus shot was red and swollen. So I went to google "tetanus shot side effects." Here's what the CDC said: redness and swelling at the injection site (check), soreness a the injection site (check), mild fever (check), headaches (check), fatigue (check). At least I didn't infect anyone at stitching.
Now let's turn to our favorite Monday, topic:
At my sister's wedding, many of the married women shared memories of their own weddings. My mother and aunt had some stories about Maggie's wedding planning strategies.
My mother's reception was to be held at a place where Maggie was working as a waitress. It was a very popular reception spot, so my mother had no problem with it. Shortly before the invitations went out, however, Maggie quit. And she took the wedding party with her. She unilaterally changed the reception location and then made my mother cross out the reception on the invitation and handwrite the new location. My mother was mortified. (Imagine yourself at 22.)
My aunt, however, was given one choice in her late November wedding. "Besides the groom, unfortunately," she quipped. (They've been married for over 40 years.) Should the dinner be chicken or ham? She chose chicken. She had ham. Maggie's reasoning: "It's too close to Thanksgiving to serve chicken."
I'm sure loads of you will have mama drama to share. The comments are open!