Oh hey, guess what this isn't. A wedding recap! The wedding was two weeks ago and we have yet to put away our "wedding gear" - a basket of scissors, elastics, safety pins, markers, index cards, extra programs, placecards, etc that has been sitting on our kitchen counter since the day after the wedding. My wedding dress hangs, uncleaned, in the closet while I decide if I have it in me to donate it. A pile of presents sits untouched on my bedroom floor. The wedding was so much work. Work that I, foolishly, thought would be over when the wedding was over. No-one told me about the kitchen that would need to be re-organised to make room for the new kitchen toys we received. There was no warning about non-registry gifts. Gifts without gift receipts or any indication of where they were purchased. Gifts you don't want. Gifts that you feel obligated to keep because they're wedding presents. But what do you do with three glass balls (random, right? They're just solid-glass, different-sized balls. Do I put them in a bowl? In a planter? WHAT DO I DO?) or the hand-painted platter? Thoughtful gifts that someone picked out for us that we don't want. It's not even that we don't want them. We don't have room. We don't have room for the three platter & dip bowl combos that we received. Our home is not large enough that we would ever have a big enough party to justify three platters of food & dip.
I sound like a spoiled brat. I don't mean to be ungrateful, I am just overwhelmed (though being overwhelmed by presents is not something to complain about.) So instead of a wedding recap, I will leave you with pictures of my Stella: