The wedding reception is done, and my job of playing the new bride is finally over. Chris and I enjoyed our time back east with friends and family. I am happy to be home, cleaning up the mess that became our house in the weeks before the trip, and settling back into the swing of normal life. It continues to amaze me how much of my time was taken up by the reception in the months leading up to it, and it was NOT like it was some big fancy affair with ice sculptures and 300 guests, but it was still a big undertaking.
I am continually stunned by what my garden is doing, and really will take pictures of it soon. We have squash, beans, tomatoes and herbs a plenty, and it is so amazing to me that I grew food! There is a plant out there called Squashzilla, and it is so amazing, it will get it's own post on here someday soon.
We are cleaning, clearing out and organizing the house because somewhere in the last year or so of being here, it has become about as cluttered as our gross Albany apartment and I can't stand it. part of the problem is my inability to stop buying craft supplies and Chris' lack of impulse control when it comes to buying hunting and fishing supplies. Well, at least I make things with the stuff I buy, he has yet to get anything while hunting or fishing in the time we have been here (I am smart enough to not bring up that argument to him, trust me! Hunting in Idaho is hard, you can't just hunt off your parents' back porch like he could in New York).
I also need to start spending some time to get my massage practice out here organized and streamlined...to say my office is a bit of a hot mess is a major understatement. I have had to start making decisions in the past few weeks about what I want my practice to be like out here and how much effort I want to put into it and what I expect to get out of it. I would like some things to change, and as they say, you gotta be the change you want to see in the world.
All of the reception pictures are up on Facebook and the wedding website. If you don't have the link to the site, let me know and I can email it to you. Here is my favorite one of the day,
Because if you can't dance on the picnic tables at your own wedding reception, where can you?