Friday: Woke at 10:00 a.m. Went to watch marathon. Except for wheeling into the kitchen once in a while for food, and going to take a quick sponge bath, I stayed watching it up through midnight. So much fun to cheer on Christian and Olli with other people. The wedding rocked. I loved the vows they'd made up and said to each other. I can't believe I stayed mostly in the wheelchair for that many hours. Not that I haven't been sitting up in the recliner, but it's a long time to be in a wheelchair. I'll probably log in on the laptop on Monday, so I can prop my foot up on the hassock. I get the plaster cast off next Friday.
Saturday: I watched the wedding on Ichglotzutube. I'm sure I'll watch it many more times. The first scenes of the episode were of the evening before the wedding. Gregor called to say Luise was in labor, so they'd miss the wedding. I wished that they somehow could have gotten Gregor for that. It would have been wonderful. Everyone in the flatshare -- and it's a full house -- had pizza. Olli was feeding Christian ice cream when the younger of the von Lahnstein women showed up to take "the bride" off to Konigsbrunn. Apparently they had no problem deciding Olli was the bride. I found their concepts rather insulting. Neither Christian nor Olli are "the woman" in the relationship. Olli is the more emotionally expressive of the two, or at least he started out being more emotionally expressive, but he's very much a man. I think it was the way Olli was forced into a heteronormative "female" role that bothered me.
Olli took his kidnapping gracefully, drinking champagne(?) with the women and only wishing Christian was there. Christian, meanwhile, was drinking beer with Andi and Constantin, who were saying he was losing his freedom. Christian didn't see it that way. He said he was marrying the man of his life.
The next morning, Christian thought he'd overslept. Christian, Andi, and Constantin were running around in their boxers, trying to get Christian's stuff and get him ready. I appreciated the view. Some of the wedding preparations and the start of the wedding itself was played for comedy, but the wedding settled down into more seriousness, and sweetness. I didn't mind parts of Christian and Olli trying to get ready for the wedding as humor when Andi and Rebecca also were comic relief. Christian as the nervous groom waiting for the other groom was cute.
Henriette came, and Olli was saying that he loved Christian, and there was no way she'd stop the wedding. Henriette said she just wanted Olli to be happy, and it was easy to see that Christian made him happy. She even said she didn't care what the neighbors thought.
Christian and Olli's vows to each other were beautiful. Both were very eager to say yes. They are the sweetest couple. Their sincerity and love just shone through. I was very happy to see them get married.
N.F. picked me up to take me to garden club. She picked M.P. up as well. She parked very close to the curb at the hall where we meet, so it was tough to get up there, but I made it. The ladies came over to say hi, and I explained several times about stepping in a hole in a lawn and falling sideways. D.M. sat next to me. She's very friendly, and interested in hearing about my roses. She became a member last year. The meeting went pretty quickly. I sat with D.M., P.A., and B. for lunch. E.M. got me orange and spice tea. I recognized the packaging on the tea bag, so I could pick it out from a distance. I'd brought a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, an egg, and a few grapes, so I was actually trying for nutrition.
There are always nuts and Ghiradelli chocolate squares in glass serving boats on the table. I had some nuts and a chocolate square. D.M. had thought she was to be the hostess, and had brought strawberries and blueberries. They were really good. I made a trip to the rest room -- G.C. stood outside and waited to see if I needed help, but it was handicapped-accessible, and I managed. I went back to the seat I'd sat in for the meeting, then saw that J.C., who was actually the hostess for that month, was bringing cake around. It was mint chocolate chip ice cream cake, with a layer of Oreo crumbs and nuts. I figured it would only be polite to eat it, since J.C. had put a piece at my place. Also, my willpower is not that great. I figured I'd eat better on Friday and Saturday.
There was a master gardener for the program, which was on flower arrangement. She used chrysanthemums for a couple of arrangements, with German statice for a filler flower. I had thought that flower was called statice, but you never see it labeled in the store. She's also a master rosarian, and had brought a few roses around. She passed around 'Double Delight', which I'm very familar with and have tried to grow a couple of times, and 'Sheila's Perfume'. I'd heard of 'Sheila's Perfume', of course, but never had the chance to smell it. It has a very nice, strong fragrance, as advertised.
There was a raffle for the arrangements, and the presenter didn't want to have to take any of the flowers and greens home, so there was really a lot raffled. D.S. chose the roses to take home when her ticket was drawn. I took home some statice and a couple of aucuba branches. Apparently, I'm one of the few people in garden club who isn't already growing aucuba. It looks like I still won't be, because I put it in the sink, to save for getting cuttings from, and Mom put it out on the front porch. Dad put the bottle of rooting hormone on the tray table by my recliner, but I said it wasn't like I was going to do cuttings sitting in the recliner. I'm not even sure where the container of statice ended up.
I finished up an editing job that night, and eventually went to bed. As I noted in a post below, I watched the Chrolli marathon all day Friday. The cleaning lady was there and wanting to talk to me while the wedding was on, and I didn't think she'd be thrilled to see the content of the show, but she never actually looked at the computer screen. It wasn't like she needed any directions, just that she wanted to talk about her fibromyalgia. I told her that it was an exciting episode, and we talked after the wedding.