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 husbandâs insane life that it all would be any easier?
I blame pop culture. With the exception of “Father of the Bride II,” you donât get sequels to wedding movies. Iâd like to see âWhile You Were Sleeping 2: All the Stuff I Did While You Were Still in Bedâ; âMy Big Fat Greek Wedding 2â: The Family Comes for Dinner â Againâ; or âWhen Harry Met Sally 2: Life on the Side.â
This weekend we have family in town; the weekend after we are free â 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 â but as I noted above, Iâve been wrong before. Iâd love to know if other newlyweds feel the same.
Forget about a wedded bliss weekend â weâre looking for five minutes where we donât have to be somewhere or do something. If you can send us five minutes of your time, we’re starting up a collection.