Monday, January 16, 2012

Bits and bobs

Last week, Inspector Climate and I got to eat some home grown tomatoes from our planter box!


I just sliced them up with some fresh basil, goat cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette. Yum!

I was also guest blogging all over the place last week.

Check out this post over at the Many Colours of Happiness.

I also wrote a post about my hopes for 2012 over at my friend Ruby's blog, There is more than one kind of me.  In that guest post, I mentioned some hardships about our upcoming wedding that when read a second time I realised probably made me sound like a selfish bitch.  What? You're not in my mind and can't see what I really meant? Writing is so hard. 

For me the kind of "point" of the wedding itself is two fold. 1. To celebrate the love between two families who are now joined together. 2. An experience for the bride and groom that is very much one of a kind.  I'm totally willing to compromise on all "stuff" aspects of the wedding (point taken, a flash mob dance doesn't really fit into a wedding of less than 30 people.  And perhaps my dream of having Ellen officiate is just that...a dream) but the experience part of the wedding is harder for me to give up. 

I wanted the experience of making my wedding dress with my mom. A simple dress. No ruffles, no beads.  And she, understandably I suppose, did not want to have anything to do with it.  It's been a hard thing for me to let go of.  I wanted the experience of eating 100% gluten free vegetarian food at my wedding, a place where I could eat ANYTHING that was put in front of me - that's a real rarity. And I've had to compromise on that too. There will now be meat (!) at my wedding. 

So anyway, go over and check out what else I have in mind for 2012.

16 comments:

  1. aw..well, it is your wedding. So many compromises. I hope you find the dress you want. That is important.

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  2. my sister recently got married, and i helped out with the planning....i realised that even though i've spent years dreaming about my one day wedding its going to end up being lots of compromises at the end of the day!

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  3. Sometimes I wish I had a wedding with all the family around, especially when my blog friends post about planning their weddings and all the get togethers. But I'm thankful we didn't do it that way, because we both had the type of wedding we absolutely wanted (in Hong Kong, just us).

    Stay focused and "letgive" but not too much, it is all about you and IC after all <3

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  4. Wedding planning can so become a nightmare. I can empathise! PS: I wish my S.O and I can elope. Weddings are not my thing.

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  5. Those tomatoes look delicious! The oranges from the tree you liked on my blog tasted as good as they looked! You would love them!

    I do hope your wedding ends up being just the way you want it!

    -Val

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  6. I had similar experiences with my sister in planning our (what turned out to be) not-a-wedding. In the end, even though it wasn't %100 MY dream, I got very attached to the whole idea. And then we ended up having to elope. Just let yourself be as much a part of the process as possible, LetGive and by the time your day comes you aren't going to be able to imagine it could be any different. :)

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  7. I had similar experiences with my sister in planning our (what turned out to be) not-a-wedding. In the end, even though it wasn't %100 MY dream, I got very attached to the whole idea. And then we ended up having to elope. Just let yourself be as much a part of the process as possible, LetGive and by the time your day comes you aren't going to be able to imagine it could be any different. :)

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  8. Yay for homegrown tomatoes!
    Sorry to hear about the wedding stuffs. I have heard that wedding planning thing is muy stressful =( I hope everything works out!

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  9. I know what you mean about the compromises, as I too gave in on several things I wish I hadn't looking back. That said, I still loved every minute of my wedding day and have truly wonderful memories to carry with me.

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  10. Fresh tomatoes sound amazing, especially to someone in the heart of winter!

    So sorry to hear about the frustrations with the wedding planning. I just hope that the day is wonderful!!

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  11. Why hello there! I wanted to come by & say Hi! & thanks for stopping by my little ole' blog last week (sorry it took me a few days). Anyway, I'm just completely in love with your blog! You are too funny!

    Ugh..wedding compromises. There are some things I compromised on that I'm still pissed about today (we married 3.5 years ago) & others I forgot about before the ceremony even started. No matter what happens, you have the right idea in mind - that it's really all about joining two families & celebrating the love of two people. Plus, all the stuff that goes wrong will just become anecdotes & advice for friends who get married after you. Good luck with everything!

    And again, thanks for coming by - I'm so glad you found me! :o)

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  12. I think that weddings are hard for a lot of reasons, but one of those being that when you first start out you think the wedding is about two people -- the people getting married, obviously. Then as time goes on you realize that there are SO many people involved and sometimes you have to compromise on your own stuff to make them happy or sometimes you have to know when something's important enough to you that you're willing to piss other people off. It's all a balancing act. I hope you're not stressing out too much! I, for one, am really excited :)

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  13. Ellie - I think the dress will end up being fine! Fingers crossed anyway.

    The Childlike Empress - DEFINITELY. Particularly for someone like me who wanted a very DIY wedding. Not Going To Happen.

    Vanisha - Yes! I am sure that once the day comes I'll be thankful to have the real wedding, but at the moment I'm all "meh, we're already married!"

    Prixie - Well, we did both (kind of).

    Val Fox - Yum! Orange trees. Someday I'll have sthem.

    Ev Rev - I'm very sure you're right.

    Teacher girl blogs - They were amazing.

    Heather - I'm sure I'll be fine with most things, I like to believe I'm pretty easy going (IC is just shaking his head reading that!).

    E - Yes, I feel like it's quite a novelty myself. I mean tomatoes in January! Crazy!

    Mrs C - Thank you! that is just so sweet!

    Mamacita Chilena - Oh Kyle, you are so wise. Yes, it definitely is a balancing act!

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  14. How exciting that you've got stuff growing you can actually eat!

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  15. Those tomatoes looks delicious! My mom loves to make tomato salad, just slice them up, salt and pepper, green onions and white vinegar with olive oil. And on your wedding, stay on track with your goals, it really is a celebration for you and your family, make it your own.

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