The wedding is over. The fires mercifully stayed away from Southern California. The whole day was amazing, went off without any (major) glitches, and it seems like everyone had a ton of fun.
The honeymoon is over. We spent 8 days walking and walking and walking around New York City. We ate so much New York Pizza. You have to eat it once a day, because really there is nothing like New York Pizza outside of New York. You can't replicate it. So, we ate lots of pizza, and lots of other bad foods (they have food vendors on every corner! How can you resist??) We saw 3 fantastic shows, I got to meet my favorite theater composer/ lyricist (Jason Robert Brown). Oh, it was the best trip of my life. And it had better tide me over for a while, because next fall Husband will start 6 years of graduate school, so we probably won't have the funds for a repeat for a while.
We're back in OUR apartment, which 2 weeks ago was MY apartment but I'm more than happy to share. And I'm not complaining one bit, but the gifts are taking over the living room. So many appliances and household goods. I have NO idea where they are going to fit, but right now Living Room Floor is working for us. I should post pictures.
But I did grocery shop! For two people! I planned out a week's worth of menus, and went grocery shopping, and organized the fridge to be all logical and pretty. And last night... I made my first wifely dinner! I made chicken stir fry with walnuts and green peppers. And we agreed, it was not bad. Not great, but not bad. And I felt like a housewife. And this morning, I got to send Husband off to work, with a lunch packed. It's a small start, but at least I feel like I have a handle on the food portion of this gig. Now if only I could get paid to stay home and clean up, instead of coding at work.
But the best part of all... I am now married to the man of my dreams! (Sometimes it's hard for brides, including me, to remember that in the midst of all the planning... there is an objective!) He is the sweetest, wisest, most caring and loving and thoughtful man I possibly could have asked for. He's ridiculously intelligent, and he has red hair to boot! He takes such good care of me, and I'm so lucky.
Next up... our first weekend at home, married! Husband is going to build me a composter so I can start on vermicomposting, and I am going to make slow and steady cleaning progess.