Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Post Wedding Poetic

How do I put this gently?

I am over my wedding.

I know Weddingbee is all about weddings, but something happened to me post-wedding. I mind dumped all our wedding details, all the to-do lists, all the hours of obsession over how to do my hair and tie my sash, and like I predicated: just.stopped.caring. I think it's why I've been kind of quiet, just lurking around the hive in the shadows. Kinda like the Phantom of the Opera dude- or something.

I am waiting on the CD of our wedding images to come my way to share our recaps. For now, I have the copyright-protected photos to skim through on my photographer’s site. I’ve looked at them twice, maybe three times- just because there are way too many to skim through in one sitting. But, that’s it. I just can’t muster the desire to do any post-wedding wrap-up, like create our album, edit our raw family-shot wedding footage, or pick out pictures to develop. Eventually I will, but for awhile I need a serious break.

It was a good day. A great wedding. I had so much more fun than I thought I would. I loved our details. I really enjoyed how everything came together. But, I don’t want to sit and think about it. I don’t want to gaze at pictures. I didn’t come down with that post-wedding depression people speak of. That sudden feeling that everything is over and it sucks and it's sad. Honestly, I'm happy to put that year and a half of non-stop planning, crafting, and organizing details behind me. I kind of just want to do life-stuff like go out to eat and travel without doing a wedding task on the way, which is what Mr. P and I have been doing.

Don't get me wrong. I don't regret having a wedding. I just feel like it's over, and it's okay not to focus on it much anymore. I will definitely be around soon with our recaps, and have a few more things to share that I left out along the way. I just needed a good breather from the land of wed.

Maybe I’m in the minority for being so over my wedding so fast. Do I lack some type of girly bridal gene? Am I the only one who just flat out stopped caring right when the wedding ended?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Porcupines Take on Hawaii- We Lounge

Relaxing days and nights in Hawaii were the best. The weather in Hawaii is something along the lines of absolute perfection.

I’m not a person who enjoys sweating or sweltering in the heat. On most trips to sunny beach locations I am usually halfway dead by the time noon rolls around, but between the breeze and the weather never topping 90 degrees, I could stay outside in Hawaii forever. I didn’t even find myself looking for the nearest air conditioned place.

We didn’t travel to the many beaches on the island, so I can’t give much input on that. Our hotel’s beach property was perfect as-is. They had a great chunk of land in a man-made inlet. Yes, it might not be a “true” Hawaiian beach, but it was private, quiet, and a 5-minute walk to get to, so no complaints from us. We spent our time split between the pool and the beach whenever we weren’t out exploring.

See, it got a little chilly...

And, throwing in a fruity drink or two always helps.


I'm sure that like anywhere else people who live in Hawaii have stress, have to pay bills, make dinner, and clean their houses, but to me Hawaii will never be that. I will always remember it as a place unlike any other, another world in itself, a far away paradise where we got to spend 7 days celebrating the beginning of our journey as husband and wife.