Sometimes there comes a point when your to-do list is never-ending (wedding to-do list or otherwise) and you simply have to say, "It's time to remove things from this list."
For example, in the months leading up to our wedding, I had every intention of hemming the sheets we bought from thrift stores in order to help them resemble actual tablecloths for our reception. When it finally came down to it, I had to simply cross-off that action item. It never got done. And you know what? The wedding went on.
I remember Kristina over at Lovely Morning (who is p-r-e-g-n-a-n-t, by the way!) talking about how she crossed things off her list at the very end. It's actually very liberating.
I'm at that point now with Halloween. I love Halloween and I have been planning my Melting Polar Ice Caps costume all year. But I've come to realize that I simply don't want to prioritize it right now. I don't want to spend the time or money on it.
I don't feel sad about it. There's always next year. And the other projects I want to devote my free-time to seem more important. And I really did like my Scrabble costume. Who cares if I wear the same costume two years in a row...
I do need to spell out new words this year. "Go Obama" was perfect right before the election, but it would feel a little overly patriotic at this point (no offense, Obama).
Any ideas? It has to be short going across and can be longer going down.