June 27, 2010
Seriously…so now what?
For the past 2 weeks, I can’t help but ask this question. You see, I’m a newlywed. Me and my adorable husband (dang I love saying that word!!), whom I shall call “Dan-the-man” from this point on, just got hitched exactly 15 days ago. It was magical. I wouldn’t change a thing. I still get goosebumps and giggle out loud when I think about how amazing our mountain wedding adventure was. In my opinion, it was perfection. Even the cold, rainy day, and flu-riddled days before couldn’t spoil this most awesome experience for us. Looky – here’s a pic:
But I digress. Now I simply don’t know what to do with myself. Yes, I have plenty of things to do. Tons of things, in fact. If you saw our house you’d know exactly what I’m talking about. A good friend said last night… “It looks like Crate and Barrel threw-up in your house.” It’s true. Crate and Barrel did throw up in our house. And Pottery Barn. And Macy’s for that matter. There must have been some sort of home decor store virus going around last month.
While we’re grateful for the copious wedding gifts to make our home even more homey, the piles of boxes and bubble-wrap are literally taking over our entire living room. But like any daunting life task, I avoid it…like the plague. Assuming it will just go away if I leave it alone. I am very excited, though, to purge (er, recycle) the old, and put away all the gloriously white and shiny kitchenware. I should probably unpack my wedding/honeymoon suitcase first. We’ve been home for a week and 3 days.
Now that I don’t have a wedding to plan, my creative juices are desperately searching for an outlet. I should probably be a little concerned about my sudden and dramatic urges to want to change, oh, just about EVERY SINGLE THING in my life right now. Our house (redecorate it – the whole thing), our yard (grow a garden), my look (need a new look), my career (needs a kick in the pants), our finances (need to Suze Orman the crap out of it). I could go on. The one thing I don’t really want to change is my hair. Nope! Not one post-wedding chop here! For now…
I hope you’ll ride along with me as I chronicle this roller coaster of a life…exploring newlywedville, Architectural Digest-worthy home design, career changing, identity figure-outing, baby-making (gasp!), and mastering the art of being a domestic goddess all while fighting the urge to make fun of the glorious Wisconsin accent.
So now what?