Call Me Mrs. Sparky?

Here I am, back at home with three days of “back to work” under my belt since The Electrician and I eloped August 17th. Marriage to my sweet man is wonderful, and, while school is heaps of work as usual, I’m certain coming home every afternoon to my husband will make this school year a great deal better than the ones that came before it.

If you’ve been wondering where I was, and why my poor little blog seemed dead in the water this summer, I was busy planning a secret wedding. I truly thought having a wedding with fewer than two dozen guests would be a minor investment of my time, but unfortunately preparations for the big day took right over. When I wasn’t working on things for our wedding day, I was thinking about the things I needed to accomplish, so I didn’t have as much to write about as usual because I didn’t want to give away the surprise. If you were waiting for a post that took forever to appear (I realize that sounds rather self-congratulatory) I’m sorry to have disappointed you. If you write a blog I typically visit, I have not been deliberately ignoring you and I will be around again soon. I plan to return to a more regular writing schedule now that the excitement is simmering down.

All summer long, when my mom called and asked what I was up to, I’d have to say things like, “Oh, you know, summer stuff. Being lazy,” when really I was baking stuff or calling vendors or trying to practice my hairstyle for the big day. Sometimes I told Momma I was “cleaning house,” but not too often or she might have suspected I was up to something or had been replaced by a late on the scene changeling. I am admittedly a terrible housekeeper; thankfully I can cook so I’m not entirely undomestic.

At any rate, our wedding day unfolded exactly as we planned it, except that neither of us blubbered our way through the ceremony as we feared. Somehow, we managed to control the waterworks and just have swimming eyes in some of our photos. We had a perfect day to start the rest of our lovely lives together.

I’m grateful in so many ways.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. liz4short says:

    Mrs. Sparky – have you a good list of all the places to change your name? Have you practiced writing your new signature? 🙂 I loved the first time I was some place and had my new name called: took me a few seconds to figure out it was ME they were asking for.

    1. Oooh, a list of the places to change my name is a smart way to approach this. I need to get going before things get all snarled with some stuff changed and some not. I like my new last name, but it will definitely take some getting used to. It’s been strange when the kids at school refer to the “new” me and my brain tries to catch up.

  2. Are you going to post some more pics of the wedding?

    1. I would like to, but I was too busy getting married to take many photos. I am waiting for the shots from my fabulous photographer, which will be far better than the few I have right now, except for some pretty decent cake shots.

  3. Jo Dee says:

    Quite the clandestine operation – Operation wedding elope!

    Many happy days for you as a new bride with your nice man!
    Would love to see pictures if you feel comfortable sharing them here! (or you can e-mail me:)

    1. It was a bit of a military operation, complete with lots of secrecy and “if I tell you, I’ll have to kill you.” We’re enjoying married life and will share more photos as they become available.

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