Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!

Anathema’s wedding is coming up in a couple of weeks!!!  It’s actually May the 4th – Star Wars day!!!  Yes, they did that on purpose. When Anathema figured out it was on a Saturday, well, how could she resist? 

She’s not having us buy any special dresses or anything like that.  She wants us to wear nice outfits and everything, but she’s kind of well past that whole “special day” thing.  In fact, I think a part of her kind of feels like she doesn’t deserve a special day.  I mean, to hear her say it, she’s been like the town bicycle – you know, everyone gets a ride? – and she doesn’t really think she even deserves what she’s getting now.  She’s happy she is, don’t get me wrong, but she’s just kind of seems grateful for what she’s getting rather than feeling like she deserves any of it.

It’s kind of sad, really.  Makes me kind of glad that I insisted on that red line with Jack, and that he was strong enough to keep to it even when I wasn’t.  We’ve done a lot of stuff together, some of it pretty adult, but Jack, well… doesn’t know how to ride a bike.  If you get my meaning.

He knows how to grease the wheels, adjust the brakes, make sure the tires are all inflated…  maybe sit on the seat and make vroom vroom sounds… but no riding.  If you get my drift.

And seeing how torn up Anathema is…  I’m kinda glad about that.  Even though I’m really curious. Plus Liz told me she regrets it a little, too…  I dunno.  It’s such a complicated thing for such a simple thing.

We’re closing the shop and having the ceremony there.  I asked Yuki if she and her friends could do a performance for the reception, and they’re happy to do it.  It’ll be a closed reception, though we’ll probably post it on LINE just so the otaku don’t kill us.

I’m not entirely joking about that.

I’ll be the pianist, and Liz is going to do some violiney stuff too.  We’ve been working on some pieces for her recital, we’ll probably do some of that.  And Crystal wants to do a set with her band, too.  I wasn’t sure, but Anathema just said “this is supposed to be a celebration, right?  The more, the merrier.  Let them play.”

It’s really going to be a kind of mishmash of stuff, but both Anathema and Joe are perfectly happy with that.  Anathema says she probably won’t dance much, she’s really showing now, but she wants all of us to have fun, too.

So I guess this is happening.

So, speaking of the shop, we’re going to look at a new facility this weekend.  If we like it, we’re going to do it.  We want to keep the homey feeling of the current shop, just we want a little more room.  And we kinda want to decorate a little differently.  Guess we’ll see.

Anyway… time for bed.  Suzuka and Haruka are already out like a light.  Those girls sleep deep.

Love you all!!! ❤️