Sunday, March 24, 2013

Going to the Chapel

10 - Regularly Recommitting to Marriage

I am officially in a stage of life where I appreciate the wedding ceremony more than the reception.  Now those people who have been at my table might beg to differ; I'm quite sure there are more than a couple of wedding videos out there that would confirm my overly good time at most receptions.  Let me clarify that I make sure to do my job as an attendee and enjoy the heck out of the celebration part of the wedding.  I get a sitter for the kids, eat gluten, drink wine, pleasantly gossip, and consistently work hand in hand with my sister in law to set up our adorable, funny, smart brother in law.  I do my fair share of laughing through (or at) the toasts (taking part in kind-hearted wagers on tears or embarrassing stories) and enjoy every bit of the dining, music, wine, and socializing, but I love the wedding ceremony...

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sick of SPAM (and winter)

The Miracle in a Can

I've been on a brief blogging hiatus, partly because I try to be a happy blogger and this never ending winter has been kind of a downer.  The other part is that becoming a consistent blogger comes with a cost that I was unaware of.  I've gotten a bazillion blog comments, mostly overly kind flattery, which to some may indicate a near viral style success... but I'm naturally wary.  I'll give you a couple of examples: