Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Again!

Thanks so much for your lovely comments - I'm back to my usual happy self now!

I will admit, though, that despite it looking terrible and chipped, I still have not been able to bring myself to remove my holiday nail varnish - because that would mean I was back to real life, where there is no point in wearing nail varnish because after a couple hours of normal wear and tear it looks awful.

A while ago, Bells posted a lovely, laughing wedding photo. So I thought (always being original) that I would do the same. The Accountant and I have been together for more than twenty years, and in a few weeks will have been living together for 20 years, but we only married in 2001.

We sort of eloped, in that we told noone, except the Accountant's sister, that we were getting married, just invited out parents (and step parents) for lunch, and after the main course, sprang on them the fact that the celebrant was due in 10 minutes, and we needed to get changed. We married in May, in the garden, under the oak tree. Our dog was there. A horse looked over the fence. It was informal and fun and cheap. Then we drank sparkling shiraz and ate cheesecake.

It also got us out of all the to-ing and fro-ing about who should be involved in the wedding and flower girls and bridesmaids and so on. I did buy a new outfit, since worn to other weddings. It was a lovely day, and one of the last photos of my Dad (He's the one laughing next to me.) The Accountant's sister was best person - she held the rings and bouquets and so on, and took some photos.

Knitting has been happening. The new jumper is up to the armholes, and I am loving the yarn and pattern and looking forward to wearing it. Children are back at school, life is happening in spite of me, and on Tuesday I finally got to see the third episode of Cranford and knitted while they were at school.

Life is full of small joys!

15 comments:

Bells said...

oh lovely! I wish you had uploaded it larger though so I could see it more clearly.

I love the idea of your cheap and cheerful wedding. Ours was as cheap and cheerful as we could make it. Lovely photo!

Yarnandkisses said...

Aww sweet! 20 years! I hope me and my hubby will be the same... :D

By the way, I can totally see your reflection in the photo. It's a photo of a photo. Heh heh heh.

Jolene - (inoriz.com)

MadMad said...

I love that story about your wedding. It sounds just perfect. I clicked on the picture for a closer-up. Too sweet - looks like a happy, happy day!

Taphophile said...

So pleased the blahs are on the way out. I keep trying to persuade Richard of the desirability of a small surprise wedding. Yours may have been mentioned once or twice. ;)

Donna Lee said...

What a great shot. I love candid photos. One of my favorite wedding photos is a candid one. I'm glad you've found your happy self again.

Donni said...

I too clicked to zoom in - looks happy and nice. Think I should plan like this too.

Not long to go now! (Till Bendi)

Yarnandkisses said...

You going to bendi? We could meet up!

Jolene - (inoriz.com)

Leonie said...

I so love the fact that your reflection is in the photo and you can see the state of your nail polish!!! Mine has looked like that so many times and it does sort of signify the true end of the holiday to actually give in and remove it! The photo is itself gorgeous, it's so nice to see a relaxed wedding!

Rose Red said...

It's a lovely photo and a great story to go with it (and I'm glad I read the comments so I clicked on the photo to see your reflection!!)

(oh, and I'm the same with holiday nail polish!!)

Lynne said...

Thanks for sharing your story. Having just been through the family agonies of DD's traditional wedding [which went well despite all the angst stirred up by one member of my extended family] it was interesting to read a different approach.

dr k said...

cranford and a great wedding photo are joys indeed. but post holiday blues suck for sure.

Alwen said...

We just had an anniversary a while back. Your knitting from a couple of posts back is lovely!

(And now I have electricity and internet access & can comment again, yay!)

2paw said...

I am glad to hear you are happy again and that you are clinging desperately to your holiday by your fingertips!! You all look very happy in your picture!!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

This summer DH and I will celebrate our 20 years. We laugh now more than we ever did when we first started.

Amy Lane said...

Happy 20th darling--I just had mine--made me weepy happy, and your picture made me think you might get the same thing.

Good picture--and lovely to have a picture of your Dad, laughing, at your wedding.