I’ve been in a funk for the last week or so. Alana and I had a bad fight last week, hurtful words were said and trust was breeched. We’ve talked things out and have found solutions together, but I’m still processing and reeling from it all.
I kinda kept to myself last week, I didn’t tweet much or reply to texts. We’ve had outstanding dinner plans with our married gay friends Nick and Kris that I badly wanted to cancel because I just wasn’t feeling up to going out. But then I figured that laughter, drinks, and good company would be a good change of scenery, so I threw on clothes and trudged on out.
I’m so glad that we went out, everyone had a blast. We went to our favorite dim sum restaurant in D.C., and then back to their apartment afterwards. We played with the litter of puppies that their boxer recently gave birth to, we drank wine and beer, and played cards against humanity. I was tipsy, and laughing, and the awful foggy week started fading away.
I’ve been fighting with Verizon all month because I was having issues “edging up” to a free iPhone six plus on my plan, but after three hours in their store Saturday I finally left with one! It’s perfect, and shiny, and it’s making me happy. That, plus the fun time Saturday night has me in better spirits.
Another cool things that happened this weekend was that we completed two major wedding planning steps! We booked a photographer, which is a huge step, and also very uplifting after the let down with the first photographer we asked. We also found an officiant to marry us, and it’s none other than our amazing gay friend Kris!
He offered from the backseat of Alana’s car on the way home from dinner, and we were thrilled right away. We love him, and his husband. He has good energy, a clear voice, and he’s an intelligent and thoughtful soul. This wedding is really coming together, and much more smoothly than we anticipated.
I talked with and texted a possible DJ today as well. We will be meeting with him the next time he flys into the area!
I’m definitely feeling better after dinner, the new phone, and the wedding planning. However, our entire area was collectively hoping for a “snow day” today that did not come! It’s the third or fourth time this year I got hopeful for a snow day, and then had to end up cleaning off my car and driving into work on wet, gloomy, slippery roads.
The snow is really coming down right now, but I don’t want to get hopeful again. This month has been a crazy knot of emotions. I’ve felt simultaneously stressed, disappointed, and anxious about the wedding planning, but also delighted, excited, and pleased with it as well. I’ve spent so much time with friends and family, but maybe not enough on my own.
I knew this year was going to be intense, but man am I on a ride! All I can do though is hold on tight, and try and enjoy the scenery.
I hope this last week of January passes a little less mood-swingy, I’m starting to get whiplash from all the highs and lows.