Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sheldon Takes the Plunge


Our baby girl, Sheldon, did the deed and wedded the Brit last weekend. Once I raced to the finish line running purely on adrenaline, my body retaliated by giving me a crappy cold to punish me.  Thus the delay in my recounting of this tale. At first I thought I was losing my voice from endless conversation and perhaps a teeny tiny hangover. But no, I have spent the whole week chugging orange juice like a frat boy and grain alcohol gone bad.



The royal event was the culmination to a topsy turvy season. Nerdy Sheldon had been having a sucky time with a particular class that she was taking for the FOURTH time that she needed to graduate.  She would return red eyed and blotchy from advising appointments without resolution.  I called for a parent teacher conference with the ASU counselor for my 23 year old weeper.  I forced the advisor, who was a theater rather math major, to bring in the head of the department.  They shared that they understood they were having an “issue” with this class since 50 percent of the little geeks failed.  The heavily German accented math head said it was because they didn’t do enough proof classes in high school. Well Toto, she had all A’s before this and she ain’t going back in time.  After 15 weeks of tearful tragedy, she passed and we walked together from ASU.  Thankyoubabyjesus, mommycouln’ttakeanymoredrama.

The reason I share this side story is to demonstrate what a crybaby Sheldon is. She cried at the wedding rehearsal, walk down the aisle, during her vows, during communion, hugging me on the way out of the church, daddy-daughter dance. I am a sympathy crier, if you turn on the waterworks; I am snatching tissues out of your hands to blot my own tears. At this point I was immune; I did not shed a single drip.  The Big Tuna was a bit more misty, the next day when the newlyweds packed up for their move to California he had a bit of a breakdown.  He started crying and laughing uncontrollably, I thought he was having some kind of weird stroke, it scared the dogs.  Here is a new recipe I tried this week, not bad or hard.

Easy Chicken Pie
2 cups cooked chicken breast
10 ounce package mixed vegetables-I found one with green beans and corn
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ cup water
½ parmesan cheese
1 package refrigerated biscuits

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In skillet, combine all ingredients except for biscuits and heat until bubbling. Transfer to 2 quart casserole dish. Cut biscuits into quarter and place on top of meat mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

A few young ladies claimed to have gotten a stomach bug, I’m thinking it was the bridesmaid flu.  The cheerful little one shared that they didn’t get to bed until 4 AM and didn’t really drink too too  much. Only one puked in the bushes.   This freaked out my friend Nurse Nancy who works at the CDC.  She spent the entire weekend verifying health stats and picked up preventative anti nausea medicine for the flight home.  She practically curled into the fetal position when she spotted my dad Buzz kissing ladies hands.  Planting one on old ladies wrists at the senior center must be proving advantageous, he could hardly wait to play that move at every vaguely eligible lady at the reception.

I, of course, can hold my liquor. Just me and my drunk girlfriends on the dance floor spinning flower girls like tops. But I know the love call of my man.  Once Love Shack starts thumping, it pricks the Big Tuna’s primal senses and he bounds onto the scene like a love sick moose.  It is his personal mating call, works every time.  Good luck baby girl, we wish you and the Brit the same love and adoration we’ve shared for 30 years. XOXOXO, Mom and Dad

40 comments:

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

What a gorgeous bride! My girl graduated in Dec but I think we're not in bridal mode until her Bf finishes his PhD.

Congrats to Sheldon and the Brit!

Bee said...

Aw - what a beautiful bride! They look very happy! To be young and in love is so nice! Congrats!

Mamma has spoken said...

Congrats on your new son in law! He looks like a keeper ;o)
I get ya on the crying bit. I do the SAME thing! Hell, I think I can cry on command if need be.

dbs said...

I love the way you describe things...laughing-crying-stroke-scared the dogs. Awesome! Congrats to all of you.

Marianne said...

Congrats & best wishes Sheldon & husband! What a lovely bride. How proud you must be, you non-cryer, you.

xoxo Weepy

Janie Junebug said...

Best wishes to Sheldon. Weddings are exhausting. Interesting about excuses made for the professor. That wouldn't fly at The Hurricane's college, where students in each department sat on hiring/firing/tenure committees. The Hurricane got one B+ in college in a philosophy class. She had assistance from her cousin, who has a Ph.D. in philosophy, and said the class was too advanced for 101 students. At the end of the year that professor was not re-hired because of the influence of the students. I'm glad Sheldon finally triumphed over the class.

Love,
Janie

Sandra said...

It scared the dog...bahahahaha!
It all sounds fantastic. Man I enjoyed reading this! I miss my blogging life. Why did I decide to work for a living? Blogging without pay was far more satisfying.
Congrats to your baby girl and congrats to both of you on your dual grad! That is very cool. Love you!

Andrea said...

Still stunned that you could pull off BOTH of you graduating AND planning just a little shindig riiiiiiiiight around the holidays no less. Whatever will you do to fill very last second of the day now? Oooh, blog for us?! Yay! Congrats to all!

Anonymous said...

It was a beautiful wedding! Thank you for letting me be apart of it, and we only made one of the little flower girls puke from spinning them on the dance floor.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I never even knew that you HAD a a daughter that age! I always thought that YOU were a "baby" yourself!! CONGRATULATIONS! She is gorgeous!
I love that she cries and is sentimental, she has a heart!

loupmojo said...

New to your blog, and have to admit this was a bit frantic and hard to follow, simply because I don't know you or your folks/friends. Hopefully that will change as you certainly seem a livewire :)

Kathy said...

She was a beautiful bride!! Congratulations to all of you.

Kathy
http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

Aww! Mrs. Mother In Law Tuna! Congrats to the family; Sheldon was gorgeous. What a year with all the graduations and weddings. Kudos for making it through it all! XO

The Defiant Marshmallow said...

Like dbs, your description of laughing-crying-stroke had me in stitches.

Congratulations to the Tunas from the Marshmallows, and best wishes to all!

Karen said...

COngratulations, what a beautiful bride!

Frugal in WV said...

Congrats, your daughter is beautiful! I'm glad that she was able to pass the class also, I had a class like that as an undergrad also :)

Karren Haller said...

I love the way your wrote your story, Sheldon looks like he is so in love with your daughter, its a blessing when we get great son-in-laws. Tears, well they are the water works of life. Thanks for sharing. My Linky Is Here if you would like to stop by

Laoch of Chicago said...

I hope your daughter will have a lifetime of happiness.

Melissa Rheinlander said...

Congrats!!

Frogs in my formula said...

I love that you went from "it scared the dogs" to a chicken pot pie recipe. Way too funny. Congrats on the beautiful wedding! Wishing them many years of wedding bliss.

WhisperingWriter said...

Congrats!! Beautiful photo.

And I love pot pies.

Hilary said...

Sheldon looks soooooooooooooo beautiful! except for the puking part, sounds like an amazing wedding and I would so be crying too!

The Defiant Marshmallow said...

I generally never comment on another comment, but this one needs attention:

Psst! Karen Haller! (whispers) You might want to re-read this post, because Sheldon IS Mrs. Tuna's daughter. But don't worry, I'm sure no one noticed!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I'm inclined to think it was the bridesmaid's flu also. She's absolutely gorgeous!

Poppy said...

A wedding is no fun unless someone pukes in the bushes! What a great recap and gorgeous girl you have - the brit is a lucky man! I hope you have recovered.

Charlotte Crawley said...

Totally enjoyed your wedding tale. I laughed and even got almost teary thinking of my daughters and son.

Stephanie said...

Oh how wonderful~ Your baby is married! And she is so gorgeous and glowy :) Congrats to her and to you for another incredible milestone together :)

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Oh! Congratulations to them! She looked gorgeous: )Congrats on passing the class too. Sounded like a playbook from my house.

Jojo said...

Congratulations to the beauiful couple! Such exciting news and couple a wedding with a graduation, you've had some major events going on.

Mommy Bags said...

Awesomely beautiful pic and it looks like she is uber happy. Hangovers suck but I bet you had a blast

denisemalloy.com said...

Oh Mrs. T, she is a beautiful bride!!! *sniffling along with everyone else* But the big question - you posted the Santa Fail video - why not posts of dancin' to Love Shack? I'm just sayin'

Ami said...

I'm still having a problem, I thought that Sheldon was going to marry my Matt.

But she has her Brit and he has his Amy... so I guess they'll have to agree to go separate ways.

::Sigh:::

Beautiful photo, they look very happy. I hope they always will be.

Nicki said...

She is truly lovely -- and looks wildly happy. Congrats to the newlyweds!!

MOV said...

Awesome! Sorry it took me a while to read this, I am very behind.

Your daughter looks so happy, but why no pic of Mrs T with her weepy mascara sympathy tears?

Congrats and best wishes to the happy couple. :)

xxo
MOV
ps-- favorite line: spinning the flower girls like tops

Vapid Vixen said...

I love this whole description. From the stroke to the spinning tops, aka flower girls.

Also, I just woke up and the chicken pie recipe sounds like exactly what I want for breakfast. Come make it for me while I continue to catch up on my favorite blogs? I promise not to make you cry!

EC Stilson said...

She's absolutely gorgeous! I love how happy they look ;)

Breeze said...

ha ha.. excellent!

Kerry said...

Successfully graduated and married! I would have loved to be a fly on the wall during that counseling session at ASU...and at the moment your husband had his little "stroke.") You're hilarious.

Doreen said...

What a beautiful post! Congratulations!!

Tipper Mary said...

Beautiful bridal!!!