October 19, 2009 by Marj Hatzell
So let’s see…
My sister got married this weekend. It was an outdoor, Victorian-themed wedding. And if you were in the Philadelphia Area this weekend you’d be all, “WTF DID YOU SAY?” because we were all busy building arks, it was that rainy.
The good news? The rain on Sunday subsided just in time for the “I DO!” part, under a pavilion on the grounds of a state park in Delaware. The bad news? The vintage baseball game planned for after the ceremony and before the dinner was cancelled, due to inclement weather. It was windy and cold and miserable. But none of us noticed, because the day was bright, cheerful, sunny and warm for my sister and her now-husband. We couldn’t be happier, really. My sister deserves it, after her previous marriage went bust due to her MFE being an abusive arse-hat. Let me tell you how nice it is to see her SMILE and LAUGH and LOVE. This is the way it is meant to be, my friends. True love. Finding happiness. It shouldn’t happen to everyone.
The other bad news is that since I was at her house the night before, and at my other sister’s over night and they both have CATS (as in felines, multiple ones) and I’m horribly allergic to CATS and I forgot to take my allergy meds, I was one sick puppy yesterday. It also doesn’t help that my oldest sister’s cat thinks it is part dog and sees me walk in the door and is all, “OMG! I MISSED YOU! PETMEPETMEPETMEPETME!” So I spent most of the day with a whopping migraine that progressed until I was safely home and in bed last night, where I collapsed in a pathetic heap in Victorian dress and petticoat.
The good news is that I have pictures.
Yup. That’s me.
And the best part was the part where I apparently had to give a toast that I was totally unprepared for. I thought about it, stood up to speak and started tearing up, damn it. And then I gathered my composure, thanked everyone for being there, told them all how happy I was that THEY were so happy and thanked her husband for treating her (FINALLY) the way a wife should be treated. And they are happy. Congrats to them!
And congrats to my husband for surviving a full twenty-four hours without me for the first time ever. I’ll be doing that again…anyone else wanna get married?