I realize that no posting is better than sporadic posting when it comes to blogs, but I can't bring myself to give it up just yet. I love my blog, even if I neglect it. I'm not quite ready to let it go.
Wedding planning update:
As D and I have schemed and thought and planned, we've discovered that we have a lot of trouble being serious or sentimental about anything. Weddings are (generally) serious and sentimental events. Trying to develop a ceremony that didn't make me want to roll my eyes and snicker has proved to be a challenge.
My dear Aunt Pauline is officiating. At some point me dad sent me a list of distant (distant) relatives to send wedding announcements to. The list was accompanied by thoughtful comments like, "My aunt Judy's second son", or "Don't worry, he won't come because he doesn't approve of women in ministry". At this point in the planning we were a bit overwhelmed by the number of people on our guest list (we got over it), and figured that this was a perfect way to knock down those numbers a bit. Commit offense. How could we offend the most number of people in one go? Black face, obviously, and D wearing a dress, probably. Instead of favors, tell everyone we made a donation to LAMBDA legal (we still probably will do this) in their names, OR give out condoms with "Ellie and Drew, Holy Matrimony, 3/10/12" on the wrappers. We came up with lots of ideas. We are very clever.
At another point in wedding planning we bought a wedding magazine featuring "real weddings. We noticed an interesting trend in modern "real weddings": there is the overwhelming leaning towards gathering up what the rest of the world would call trash (old suitcases, birdcages, vintage window frames, broken, rusted, or discolored anything) and calling it decor. There seems to be an obligation to decorate your guest book table with a big pile of trash. So, we went to a yard sale and collected the following, which will be proudly displayed on our guest book table: A foot-high, plastic batman bank, a framed illustration of a cow, a large, wooden number three, a ceramic rabbit salt shaker, and a plastic hippopotamus. If you see these things on a table, go leave us a note!
I also spent an embarrassing amount of time agonizing over what to have people throw at us as we leave the wedding. Herbs like lavender and fennel seem to be in and are eco-freindly, birdseed works, bubbles are nice, etc. etc. etc.
And then I thought of the number one thing I would like to see thrown at a wedding: googly eyes. In a perfect world, googly eyes would be biodegradable and, since we're getting married at night, would glow in the dark.
Instead, we are going with sparklers.
We moved over the Christmas holidays and so I am feeling a little behind on planning. I have a to-do list that is so long, but must wait until I actually unpack all those things that I need to do. Guh, wedding planning is not that fun, guys. It's just not.
I recently returned my ear holes to 00 gauge. I have a number of pretty (and fairly expensive) wooden earrings that I have bought over the years in 00 gauge, and I'd like to wear them. So, now that my ears are back where they should be, I have started the search for wedding earrings. I found this.
Firstly, she is adorable and I want to look like her. Secondly, she does custom work, which means I get one of a kind earrings for my wedding. Pretty sweet. You should go look at her page and buy her earrings. Because they are very fun.
My cousin got engaged recently. We're both on pinterest and she is using it to catalogue her wedding thoughts. It's fun to see someone else's wedding take shape and I have realized that we are very different people and that these two family weddings in one year are going to show off the full spectrum of what weddings can be. That's pretty cool, I think.