Sunday, August 07, 2011
I should've known better!
After the last two days of nonstop cleaning and being productive around the house, I had planned to take today as one of my days off for the week. I succeeded through the first half of the day. But by the time we rolled into mid-afternoon, I was going nuts trying to just relax and hang out with the kids.
I got the last coat of white paint on Daisha's dresser-turned-desk before getting the dishes done and kitchen cleaned back up. I then made the kids and I dinner, ate, and have already cleaned back up. I started some strength training (just calf raises while washing dishes) and plan to do a few more. Then I'm going to turn on Wii Fit and do the Free Step while I watch Bridezillas - I swear this show is my weird addiction. lol
Today is the 5-year anniversary since Tony and I started dating. It's the one we celebrate since we're not legally married - we fall under Common Law Marriage in Alabama, which is enough for the IRS and other federal organizations. :) We are planning to eventually have a private ceremony with just the two of us, a friend who is ordained, and a friend who's a photographer and make it official. At some point there will be a real celebration for our friends and family. My step-mom actually recommended the private ceremony first (which is what she and my dad did) because she knew that Tony's mother was driving me crazy when we'd started planning our real wedding a couple of years ago. At one point, while she was shopping for my dress with me, she actually told me it was her wedding, not ours. My consultant at the dress shop had to talk me out of walking out and leaving her there. Ever since then, the idea of a private ceremony has been something we've wanted to do - we figure it would allow us to take the stress out of the situation so that we can enjoy the moment for ourselves. After all, it's supposed to be about us as a couple and not all of the other stuff that sometimes comes into play with planning a real wedding.
Our real wedding is actually almost completely planned out on paper, it's just a matter of putting it into motion. We've always wanted a wine-themed wedding since we are wine lovers (if you hadn't already noticed from the pictures of our dining room redecoration). I still want to do that, but I've been considering a destination wedding. While planning the trip we were supposed to take to Atlanta next weekend (that isn't happening after all), I found a vineyard just outside of the area. They have beautiful areas for a perfect vineyard wedding. Plus, since the decor is all-natural, it would be cheaper in the end. They even have a restaurant that will cater. The only downside would be that we wouldn't have as many of our friends there, though it may mean more family would be able to come since we both have quiet a bit of family up north.
Okay, now that I'm done dreaming again... I've got the wedding bug again since I've been busy helping my friend, Alicia plan for her luau-themed wedding that's in October. I'm off to get some working out done before my hunny gets home - he had a 12-hour shift today so we're just going to curl up and watch a movie together tonight.