…and help me find something to do with myself?
When we were in the midst of wedding planning, I would occasionally turn to Turtle and say, “I think I’m going to have post-wedding depression. What will I do with all of this energy post-wedding?”
Don’t worry, the down time will be short lived: derby tryouts start at the beginning of next month, if I decide to do them. And there are about a million volunteer opportunities I should be taking advantage of… but none of it involves so much love, so many crafts, so many things to show to internet strangers! And, at the same time – and I thought this might happen – I am just way less interested in weddings than I was a month ago. I even unsubscribed from some wedding blogs that I used to love. Yay less blogs to feel bad about not reading! Boo less blogs for when I’m bored and don’t know what to do with myself.
Anyway, here’s what I have been doing: “wifely duties.” I’ve been doing a whole lot of cleaning, and I’m trying to channel the creative energy into creating delicious food. That said, I am not interested in food blogs. If I want to look at it, I want to eat it; and if I can’t eat it NOW, I don’t really want to look at it. That said, I’m typing this while standing next to the carmelized butternut squash that’s baking in the toaster oven. NOM NOM NOM.
So, okay, whine whine whine. Speaking of favors, where’re the pictures? Where’s the good stuff? Fine. Here are our favors, part 3. Or maybe 4. Sorry, I have no idea.
This is a good time for me to mention that when I say “we” here, I really mean, “Here’s what I did, while my fiancee took pictures and said nice things like, Those are pretty.”
So there you have it. More details coming eventually… but I said that already, right?
I should also say about these favors that they were incredibly labor intensive, but they were also one of my favorite projects. Each one really was just infused with the love and appreciation we had for all the people who were coming to our wedding. We wanted to actively appreciate the people who were there, and we wanted to say thank you in a way that clearly had some thought and effort put into it; we also wanted people to be able to pick something they liked. Not everyone likes tea (I know, I could hardly believe it either), but everyone likes at least one of the things we offered.
Um, the best part was that we made too many favors, so we got to take some home, and now we have extra lavender early grey! Oh, you guys, married life is so hard.
Did you have labor intensive projects that were totally worth it?