you're reading...

Starting the day with a sigh…

There’s a lot to be said for learning to live together. So far, so good, I will whole-heartedly admit. But there’s this cloud hanging over our heads called, “getting settled.” For some reason, I can’t make it go away. I’ve told you about this table. Well, after coats of Kilz and paint, I have both fallen asleep and woken up (and gone to work) with paint streaks on my legs and in my hair.

So, is this it? Have I already let myself go? Co-habitating with my best friend leads me with nary a worry of day-debris in the bedsheets?

Not to mention that the aforementioned effort to get settled kept us measuring, nailing, (re-nailing) and leveling until 10pm, when we made the (co) executive decision to order pizza rather than wait on the chicken to thaw for an intended stir fry.

And for some reason, despite the fact that we finished up dinner an hour after our usual bedtime, we delayed the hour of slumber yet further because the usual bedtime routine of iPhone games, TV shows and pillow talk ensued. (Part of me enjoys this slight, although impractical routine we’ve set). Approximate time of shut-eye? 1pm.

I have already poured two cups of coffee (and when I say pour, I mean dispense, because our jamming’ brewer doesn’t need a pot – simple joy, people. Simple joy.) and chugged a Slim Fast, but the rain, day-after late night pizza bloat and a full to-do list of busy work leave me feeling like something about this routine has got to give.

Attention marriage veterans! When’s the hump start it’s downhill? When do you stop having a slumber party and living real life? Should I be anxious for this, even? And despite that our apartment is only 800 square feet, when will it be completed to point of guiltless lethargy?



8 thoughts on “Starting the day with a sigh…

  1. Never, duh. It’s the journey not the destination that counts.

    That’s right, put that shit on a poster or your next Hallmark card.

    Posted by JoMo | May 9, 2012, 12:04 pm
  2. it should never be a dull moment! only take it easy when needed! you are way too young to worry (at all!) about stuff! only for your health and happiness (the kind from being with the one you love) should you not worry, but give it all you have! all the time! jomo is “right-on” it’s the journey! and it can be so fun!!!!! even after 30 years!!!!!!!

    Posted by eswilliams | May 9, 2012, 12:25 pm
  3. Love the new blog! Enjoy the “slumber party” days. Routines are overrated…Charlie can attest to that! Plenty of time for settled life, and it will all come together eventually. Although I know the feeling of wanting everything put together and perfect immediately. Have fun!

    Posted by Dana | May 9, 2012, 12:34 pm
  4. This is married life girlfriend!! There’s always a project or something going on but it will get less hectic soon!! P.s. – We are still unpacking/using wedding gifts for the first time and we’re going on two years : )

    Posted by Corey | May 9, 2012, 5:18 pm
  5. Settling in takes a little time…..enjoy the “non-routine” right now…..just know that everything doesn’t have to be perfect immediately. Savor each moment and build memories as you start that journey…the journey of a lifetime….oh to be newlyweds again!!!!! Even after 32 years……

    Posted by Suzanne | May 9, 2012, 9:07 pm
  6. Love your way with words, Jenn!!! Always have. Now GO TACKLE THAT TABLE!

    Posted by Susan (Mama K) | May 10, 2012, 9:47 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: