The first post is always the hardest.
I’ve been saying for months to my lovely fiancée, Chris, how much I miss blogging. I’m at home today because we are getting some of the very old windows in our house replaced, and I’m pretty much stuck upstairs with three computers and nothing to do. So…blog.
I was engaged about five years ago, and though it didn’t work out, I discovered a lovely community at So You’re EnGAYged, a (sadly) now defunct gay-wedding website. I ended up blogging for them for several months about our wedding planning until, suddenly, there was no more wedding to plan. Signing on as a volunteer with the site helped keep me busy and helped keep hope that maybe I would someday actually get married. I knew that the break-up would be for the best, and I hoped better things were on the horizon.
Fast-forward a few years, and here we are. So. Much. Better.
Chris and I got engaged in November of 2013 here in Pittsburgh — it was supposed to be in December in Germany, but more about that later — and we’re trying to plan a wedding that combines traditional and nontraditional; update our very old house so it fits our modern, nerdy style; keep our giant cat, Graham, from turning on us; and find time to do all of this within a ridiculous schedule that somehow seems to fill up without either of us trying.
Obviously, recording each step of this is clearly the way to go.