Which do you want first? Ben always wants to hear the bad news first. I think he likes ending on a positive note. He’s so cute. I like fluffing myself up with lots of lovely thoughts first, and since I run this shindig we’ll start with the good.
Ben and my sister do not have to walk in a parade, and we now enjoy the option of swigging drinks with the rest of the spectators
I can partake in the wedding morning mimosas before a dear friend’s nuptials
(I promise these don’t all have to do with alcohol)
I have endless hours to write all the stories and thoughts trapped in my head
I am free two precious hours twice a week to sweat through my favorite yoga class
I have pretty strong external motivation to shrink our food budget
And time for homemade dinners, baking and canning to make that a little easier
We can join my brother in a West Coast train adventure
I am definitely free to float the river
I can most definitely attend the wedding shower for my old summer roommate and travel partner extraordinaire
The other bridesmaids and I do not have to rearrange a bridal shower around some mandatory weekend work
I am unemployed, encore
At least there is more good than bad.