Sandra Neverall recently accept an engagement ring from her boyfriend, real estate developer Gregory Whitlock. Unfortunately, that has created some fallout for her daughter, Lady Plumber Georgiana Neverall. Georgie needs your help surviving the wedding preparations, because, well ... Let her explain....
Would somebody please tell me what is wrong with a thirty-something woman being single? I mean, really! Just because I decided to get a MS when I went to college, instead of the Mrs. my mother thought I should be looking for, does that make me a bad person?
Besides, I am not getting a real good feeling about brides and weddings these days. With my mother engaged to Mr. Too-Smooth Gregory, she has turned into a complete Bridezilla. Those girls on the wedding shows on TV? She makes them look like perfect angels.
Did you know she called me at least six times EVERY DAY while I was on vacation? Once she called just to be sure I wasn't planning to cut my hair before the wedding! Mt hair has been short and easy on the upkeep for the last four year - ever since I left high tech and started learning plumbing. Of course I am going to cut it again before the wedding. The wedding is eight flippin' months away.
I really thought this whole getting-remarried-thing would be good for mom. You know, give her a chance to settle down, start a new life with Gregory, all that. True, I don't like Gregory much, but she adores him, and he is good to her, so what I think doesn't matter all that much.
Instead Mom has gone completely bonkers. This wedding will end up being a cross between Christmas Mass at the Vatican and the opening ceremonies of the Olympics if someone doesn't stop her. And I certainly can't. Believe me, I tried.
Years from now I suppose I'll be able to look back with amusement at the stories that will come out of all the preparations and pomp and ceremony. But for now, it's just one giant headache. Please, tell me your worst wedding-preparation story. Let me know I'm not alone, and that there is hope for a life after the invasion of the Bridezilla.
Please, I'm begging you, save me from my mother!
Georgiana Neverall stars in the Lady Plumber Mystery series by Christy Evans. Her adventures - SINK TRAP nad LEAD PIPE CINCH - are currently available, with a third - DRIP DEAD - coming in February.