Tomorrow Larissa and I will have been married for one month. It’s flown by, and been full of so much, so I wanted to just briefly reflect on things.
There are a couple of things that stand out from the wedding and the settling-in period afterwards. It’s been amazing how incredibly generous everyone has been to us. Our living room has been piled full of presents twice–once with gifts received prior to the wedding, and once with gifts we picked up after the honeymoon. It’s been really exciting opening everything up and seeing all of the new things that we can call “ours” now. It really makes home feel more like our home. Our recycling pile outside the front door is massive, though!
During the wedding itself, too, we had so many helping hands making everything go smoothly, and that was really appreciated. We had a really great day and were able to relax and just enjoy it all. Thank you to everyone who helped in some capacity.
One complaint I have so far is that my ring still hasn’t manifested any magical powers. I mean, I wasn’t counting on invisibility or anything, but a bit of added speed or agility would have been nice. Maybe some mind control. Breathing underwater?
Perhaps it’s still lying dormant. Has anyone had to wait until their first anniversary to unlock their powers? I can be patient if I have to, I guess.
I’ve been slowly moving things to Larissa’s place over the past couple of weeks while I prep to move out of my place and into hers. She’ll be going over to Langley a week before the wedding to oversee final details, so during that week I’ll be finishing off my move and handing over the keys to my old place.
This morning Larissa’s at work, and I’ve been doing a bit of moving stuff. I packed up three boxes of books (and I think I’m going to need at least five or six more boxes), and I did some tidying up, taking out the garbage and recycling, etc.
Then I grabbed my guitar and a bag of miscellanea and walked over to her place.
Just beside the front porch, by her door, I found this:
It’s a dead crow. I don’t know what to do with it. I don’t want to deal with it. Gross.
But I totally had time to stop and take a picture of it with my phone, tweet about it, then write a blog post about it. I love having an iPhone.
Yesterday Larissa and I went to Fan Tan Alley in downtown Victoria’s Chinatown, which claims to be the oldest Chinatown in Canada. (It may also be the smallest, but there’s some cool stuff there.)
We bought some paper lanterns for wedding decorations and also found a cute little white basket for the flower girl.
While we were downtown we stopped by a board game store to look at Ticket To Ride. A couple of nights ago we played Ticket To Ride Europe for the first time with some friends, and it was awesome, so we were curious how many different versions there were and how much it cost. Turns out it’s like $60. Seems like a lot for a board game, but when I compare it to a new video game, it sounds much more reasonable. I think I know what I’ll be asking for when my birthday rolls around…
Over the weekend I also watched the NHL All-Star skills competition and game. Seeing Michael Grabner win fastest skater and Daniel Sedin win the accuracy competition was pretty cool. I didn’t pay full attention to the game, though. Patrick Sharp won MVP by fan vote, mostly on account of a strong first period. He didn’t seem to do as much in the second and third, but first impressions are powerful. But it doesn’t really matter. It’s not like any NHL All-Stars really need to win a $25,000 car. They earn that much in a game or two. It’s basically a feather in their cap, and I think feathers look silly in men’s caps, as a general rule.
The rest of this week looks pretty routine, other than my book release. Oh, and my cousin’s getting married on Saturday. Yay!