Thursday, November 24, 2011

on the other side

Jason bought me these beautiful half & half sunflowers for Thanksgiving.

It was our first T-Giving as a married couple and we spent it as just us two. We made stuffing and pumpkin pie from scratch. We cooked enough stuffing for more than 30 people, baking it in a roaster that usually holds a 30-lb turkey and we ate a very small turkey breast marinated in cherries and brown sugar. We bought a ton of sliced roasted turkey for sammiches, though.

The weather was so nice that we ate on our back porch by candlelight. It was quiet and romantic and just the way I wanted it.

We'll finish off the evening with a trip to the movies to see the new muppet film. I was hoping to be on the other side of the Black Friday chaos for once, but no one has any deals that I can't refuse. So, we'll see.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

compared to June

Never a dull moment, or so it would appear, but believe me, it feels quite ordinary.

With J out of town, Sarah and I drove up to the Grand Canyon and came back Sunday night (yes, this is old news). Monday we (S and I) drove out to Buckeye to spend time with Lizz and Patrick. We all made dinner together and played a board game that everyone says I hated, but this is unsubstantiated.

Tuesday afternoon, I woke up and positive that I was dying, I drove myself to the hospital in true Heather-fashion. Jason landed in PHX and came right to the hospital. I stayed for four days and am now home sweet home.

I have acquired new blood clots in my lungs, but they are very tiny compared to June. My left ovary is again a hotspot for homeless cysts. My blood was far too thick, somehow, and I'm happy to be alive.

This may set back the baby-making and if so, I'm understandably selfish and bummed out.

Oh. And we still need to go on our honeymoon!

Monday, November 7, 2011

an impromptu vacation

snowy tree at canyon by ceck0face
snowy tree at canyon, a photo by Digital Heather on Flickr.

Sarah and I took an impromptu vacation to the Grand Canyon this weekend. It was her first time ever seeing it, and my first time seeing it with snow!

It was super fantastic and it's got me psyched for the holidays (we don't get to see snow much in the valley).

Jay gets back Tuesday and hopefully we can finagle a belated honeymoon the following week.

More shots from the roadtrip or Rodetrip on my flickr.

Friday, November 4, 2011

ghostbusting is a stressful job

Just got this pic from the photographer and I love it so much! Had to share! The guy on the right looks like a pretty decent Dan Aykroyd but he acted a little annoyed when I told him that. Oh well. I guess ghostbusting is a stressful job-- especially with three mortgages.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Have you met my husband?

gazebo nuzzle by ceck0face
gazebo nuzzle, a photo by Digital Heather on Flickr.

Have you met my husband?

The last three mornings I have anxiously awoken, trying to remember what I have to accomplish for the wedding that day. When I realize the wedding has already happened, I experience this ping of excitement followed by a bittersweet drop.

I need something to do. I need something to plan. I planned the entire wedding and we made everything ourselves. Everyone says I should do this professionally and after much shrugging around, maybe I might.

I'm in a weird limbo of sorts. The wedding is over. We haven't honeymooned yet. Jason went back to work and then leaves for NY for a few days to attend the wedding of one of his groomsmen. We can't make a baby until we get the ok from the doctors. It's a weird funk that I wish I could shake.

Everyone keeps asking how it feels to be married. It feels the same. After 8 years, people always assumed we already were married. I'm happy we didn't hit ten because that's when people whisper and raise eyebrows.

I have to say, I do love seeing Jason wearing a ring. I also love the, "Have you met my wife" jokes.

Oh I know what I can do...I'm going to do all the holiday baking and decorating that I never could when I was in retail. It's going to be awesome.