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Like ‘sands through the hourglass’ . . .

by Mrs. Shoshana F

February 16, 2008 | 10:04 pm


Welcome to the Jewlyweds blog. Having navigated through Tales of a Jewish Bride-to-Be, there is a whole new world that needs a map, a compass and a bottle of Arrowhead. Luckily, this time I get to chart a new path with my husband.

As we start this journey, I have to confess something:

I was wrong. So very wrong. I thought after the wedding was over, my husband and I would have plenty of time to just relax and enjoy without having to meet with vendors or pick out things for our registries or deal with an ever-growing guest list.

What an idiot I was. Before I was engaged, my life was jam-packed with events and meetings and family and errands and travel. Why in the world would I think that after my insane life became a part of my husband’s insane life that it all would be any easier?

I blame pop culture. With the exception of “Father of the Bride II,” you don’t get sequels to wedding movies. I’d like to see “While You Were Sleeping 2: All the Stuff I Did While You Were Still in Bed”; “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2”: The Family Comes for Dinner – Again”; or “When Harry Met Sally 2: Life on the Side.”

This weekend we have family in town; the weekend after we are free – as far as I know, for the moment, I think. The week after, my husband is off to bring technology to the Heartland. Then the following weekend we have a conference. Not to mention Purim and Pesach-related activities. I think things will start to slow down after that – but as I noted above, I’ve been wrong before. I’d love to know if other newlyweds feel the same.

Forget about a wedded bliss weekend – we’re looking for five minutes where we don’t have to be somewhere or do something. If you can send us five minutes of your time, we’re starting up a collection.

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After being married in October, I am now enjoying life with my husband, my family, his family, my friends, his friends, our friends, my co-workers, his co-workers and other...

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