May 8, 2004
Driving back to Virginia after the wedding, Aleck said to Stacey,
"Wife, I expect there to be a hot meal on the table when I get home tonight," to
which Stacey replied, "Ok, so are you going to call in pizza or Chinese?"
So far, married
life is pretty much the same as living-in-sin life. Aleck still stays up late to
play computer games and Stacey still runs the water in the sink while Aleck's in
the shower. There have been some subtle changes, though. For instance, now we
both use the ring holder by the kitchen sink.
There are a few
things we are struggling with now that the wedding is over. Stacey worked so
hard on her wedding planner and can't bear to simply toss it out, yet there
isn't a whole lot of extra room (let alone reason) to keep it. The same goes for
the multitude of extra yarmulkes, programs, and invitations. The extra Spiedie
sauce, however, is no problem.
We are excited to
have grown-up things now, like drinking glasses that all match and knives that
can easily break the skin of a tomato. We now have enough china to serve 12
people! Unfortunately, our table still only seats four.
are quickly incorporating items of importance from our wedding into the house.
We hung the quilt and also the mezuzah. The vial
on the mezuzah holds pieces of the glass that Aleck broke during the ceremony.
Our ketubah is being framed as you read this.
Luna is very
happy to no longer be an illegitimate child. She's adjusting well to the
marriage, which is more than we can say about her adjustment to the new
floors. But she takes it all in stride, and is significantly more bold now that
we brought home some area rugs. We've had Luna for 2 years now and she is our
test. If we can keep her alive, we can probably manage children one day. It was a big
risk given that all other living beings (mostly plants) die in our care. It's so
bad that we can't even maintain fake plants.
The Next Chapter
The next chapter
is yet to come. Within the next year, we hope to move into a new (larger) house
with the intention of staying a while and expanding our family. We're looking
for a place where we can entertain more than 2 people at a time (so far there's
always one person who doesn't get the joke-- ha ha). We'd like a home where you can't
stand in one spot and claim to be in the dining
room, living room, foyer, and Stacey's "office" all at once. And
lastly, a place where we can fit a king size bed to insure a good night's
sleep for all of us-- Aleck, Stacey... and Luna, who, for such a little dog,
takes up an awful lot of space on the bed!
But don't worry.
As soon as there's anything new in our lives, you'll be the first to know.