As I mentioned in my GTKY post, Fi is converting to Catholicism. He was going to go through traditional RCIA classes, but then they didn't work because of his work schedule (he works 3 to 11 p.m. Sun-Thurs, and the classes met on Wednesday).
So we talked to the priest at the church we had recenly started going to (I moved to the town where he lives, which was about an hour from the town where I had been living, so we had to find a new church, together, which was actually super-fun!), if he could help us. He oh-so-amazingly-graciously agreed to give FI one-on-one RCIA classes: two hours, once a week. I go, too, because FI wanted me to and the priest wanted me to and it has been SUCH a boon for my faith.
(OT: If you ever have the chance to go to/participate in/help out with RCIA classes, I cannot recommend it enough).
ALSO -- this priest will be traveling to my hometown to marry us, which is JUST SO AWESOME I can't even put it into words.
At the very beginning of RCIA, he said he needed two copies of FI's baptismal certificates -- one for the diocese for the Confirmation record, one for the diocese for our marriage records (we are doing pre-Cana and RCIA and living in one diocese, but getting married in my home diocese. And of course, as a cradle Catholic, I only needed one copy for the diocese).
That was in January. JANUARY.
We are now three sessions (one tomorrow, one next week, one the week after) away from being done.
FI has still not gotten his baptismal record. I had my second-ever bridezilla moment tonight. Our conversation went more or less like this:
Me: "You need to get your baptismal certificate and you need to get it THIS WEEK. We can't do your Confirmation without it, and we can't do our pre-Cana without it, and there are only two weekends left of pre-Cana -- one of which is five weeks away -- before our wedding (in our diocese), so we need to get on top of this."
(SN: Yes, we could do pre-Cana in the next diocese over (we're in City A and we could do it in City B, which is 20 minutes away, because we live on the very edge of our diocese), but I would rather do it in our home diocese with other couples from our church).
Him: I know, I know. I have to do that.
Me: You say you know you have to do this, but I have seen no effort from you in doing it. I do not believe you that you know you need to do this.
Him: You're angry, aren't you?
What. Was. Your. First. Clue?
I know everything will be OK, I really do, and I trust God that things will work out -- if the June session is booked up and we have to do August, there was a reason for it -- but this is the ONLY area of wedding planning about which I am stressing out.
I'm gonna go with 'not my circus, not my monkeys.'