So I got married last week. It was pretty awesome.
I bet I could write a whole post about it. But for now…let’s talk about the GIANT EXPANSE OF TIME I now have that is not taken up by writing an implementation plan, chasing down the correct spelling of Bil’s friends’ wives’ names, checking in with vendors, etc.
I’ve got some ideas about what I want to do. Note that it’s also prime hibernation season in Minneapolis (winter is coming), so there’s more hibernating and less “let’s try bike camping!” on this list.
1) Cake Decorating
I got a little cake decorating starter kit a year or two ago. And although I don’t (well…shouldn’t) eat cake (or cupcakes), I love the idea of decorating them for other people to eat. Luckily I have coworkers, family members, and a church I marginally go to that has festivals and fundraisers and whatnots where I’m sure pretty cupcakes would be appreciated. At Bil’s request, I’ll do cookies too.
Good ol’ knitting. I have so much yarn and half finished projects – it’s disgusting. Well, for one I lost my hat and one of my best mittens last year, so I need to knit new ones. And then I think I’ll just make it a mission to plow through my yarn stash. The kitten is really good at finding the yarn. And then this happens.
I used to read a lot. Like, a borderline unhealthy amount. It took my years of hard work in my 20s to figure out how to get around the city I grew up in, because I always had my nose in a book whenever we drove ANYWHERE. I read War and Peace when I was 11. I obviously didn’t understand it or appreciate it. Shit, I didn’t really appreciate 1984 until I reread it a couple years ago. That shit is scary, yo. Anyway. I want to read more. There’s a lot of great stuff out there.
3.5) Book Club (?)
I kinda want to start a book club! Isn’t that what you do in your 30s if you aren’t dating and you need An Excuse for your friends to hire babysitters to come over and drink wine? Of course, this could go in a bajillion directions. (What kind of books? Who should we invite? How big should it be? Should we eat? What should we eat? Who should make it? Where will we meet?) I’m going to go out on a limb though and say there will probably be thematically decorated cupcakes.
4) Yelping aka Pontificating
I have opinions. Good ones. And I think I owe it to other people to share those opinions. Did you know that you can be an “elite” yelper, and get invited to parties and shit? I didn’t. I’m not saying I want to make that big of a commitment to yelping, but I think it would be pretty cool to go to a sexy party and get a swag bag. Also, it makes for a great excuse to go out to eat more/at different places. But not just food! I have a bunch of wedding vendor reviews to write. And like, auto shops, etc. I have a LOT of opinions.
5) Workout/Eat Clean
I still am doing/want to do this. I’ve made a ton of progress mentally and emotionally on body image and my ideas about food. I want to continue to get healthier and help others if possible.
6) Try new other stuff
I have never seen the MN RollerGirls. Can you believe that? I also want to try rock climbing. Not like, seriously you could actually die rock climbing, more like Vertical Endeavors. I think we should go cross country skiing at least once this winter, like good nordic people. There’s a lot of stuff to try.
So. Get ready for hearing about that stuff.
I have no idea how to rebrand this blog.