In the spirit of transparency let me begin by saying this blog is late. Yes, for those of you who follow the calendar, this blog was supposed to be published yesterday. And while I had weeks to think about what to write, to sit and stare at my blank screen, waiting for the words to come, it has taken this long for me to actually do it. Saturday night I stood at the computer at work brainstorming, wondering what wonderful ideas I could share with my Created Woman network. Hours passed and still my brain was blank. So now, one day late, here I am. I am here without words of wisdom or crafty ideas, rather a few ideas for how to avoid being where I am.School started for me last week and with work and wedding planning I haven't been as inundated with work as I have been lazy. It's like the overwhelmed feeling has been overtaken by just apathy. So I suggest that before it gets to this point for you, take a breath. Step outside of your busy bee realm and remember what you're doing. Lately I have just been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. Jumping from idea to idea and e-mail to e-mail but I haven't successfully finished a single project. As contradictory as this may sound I have found making lists to be the most helpful tool to avoid scrambling--as I have this past week. Now I've made a list for the catering, a list for the music, a list of bakeries for the cake, and so on. By the way if anyone has any delicious recommendations for wedding cakes I would love to hear them. Anyway, I am at a point in the planning process where I don't have any fresh ideas, it is coming down to the numbers. I am counting responses as they come in, planning on how many mouths to feed, how many welcome bags to prepare, how many sparklers to buy, and so on. For those of you in this stage I totally recommend using the guest list on theknot.com. You can divide guests into two sections which is perfect if you're expecting a substantial amount of out-of-towners. I had a passing idea to write about things I love this week but perhaps I can catch up to myself in time to write about that next week. Until then, hang in there, keep keeping on, and please share any good wedding ideas you have with me! I'm running low!