Yes, I have been absent from my blogging. If you are wondering where I've been, well, we've been planning a wedding. We made a promise to ourselves when we got engaged that we were not going to make wedding planning the focus of our lives until the wedding (we do have LIVES, after all), so we vowed (nice pun, huh?) to get as much planning done as soon as possible. Then we could get on with our lives. And our blogs. And our house projects. Which, namely, is THE BASEMENT, currently.
So, we have planned, and the planning is nearly complete. At least the big stuff, anyway.
I'm going to spare all you housebloggers the agony of reading through endless posts about the wedding planning process, but some of it has proven to be good writing material. So, if you wanted to check out the new "Wedding Blog"- you can find it all there.
Here's the only thing I'll cross-post. I promise. And then back to all the juicy details about the new lighting in the downstairs kitchen... :)
Those of you who know me know that I have been decidedly anti-bride pretty much my whole life. Now, by "anti-bride" I don't mean I am against getting married, or against weddings as a whole. I am just not into all the hoopla that a "having a wedding" has become.
It makes makes me a little ill that there is an entire "wedding industry." It makes me even more ill to know that we, as a nation, spend the equivalent of the gross national product of small countries on these events. AND it makes me even MORE ill that there are those people out there (you know who you are) that knit-pick every teeny-tiny detail of each wedding "extravaganza," comparing one to another and deciding which events were "fabulous, dahling" and which were just "blasse."
Weddings have become a status symbol.
But not ours.
After being an anti-bride for nearly 30 years, I am now getting married.
And I'll be damned if I am going to be that bride.
Here's my day-by-day story as I try to stay calm, sane, and most importantly real about the whole thing. Cheer me on. I might need it.