Monday, June 17, 2019


For ages, the Spousal Equivalent and I declared that we didn't want or need to be married.

Then 2 things happened

  1. I realized that I'm getting older.
  2. We have WAY too much stuff for the house that we have.
Because marriage gets you benefits when it comes to end of life and medical decisions... and the need of a mortgage.. we decided to get married.

Shocking, right?

So we got ourselves a license.  A friend performed the ceremony.  This is shorter than it was, but not by much.

And honestly, that's how we wanted it.  We've been together for 10 years.  We live our marriage every day.  We don't need a white dress or a church.
We're still having a wedding reception.  But that'll be at a later date.  Have you been to Virginia in the summer?  it's hot!

Monday, June 10, 2019

It's nice to have some hobbies.

When I was in High School I was a musical theater kid.  I performed both on stage and worked back stage.

College came, and I moved my work to the backstage region.  I was good at it too.

But in the last few years, I came to realize that I have absolutely no hobbies.  I work, I come home, I cook dinner and clean, I go to bed.

So I decided to get a hobby!  I started vocal lessons!  I get to sing show tunes for an hour a week.  For the first time in ages, I look forward to something!  I have something that gets me out of the house after work.

But with everything in my life, there is also guilt.  At times  feel guilty that I'm out of the house and not home cleaning.  I feel guilty that I'm not spending my time taking care of my family.

But then I realize that you can't pour from an empty cup.  My life doesn't need to revolve around what I should be doing.  I'm allowed to do things for me once in a while.
In fact, I'm going to be in a show in September.  Wish me luck!