Back at work, after a whirlwind five days.
My two youngest kids flew in on Thursday night, as did my parents. Friday was spent in last-minute prep and general spending of time with the family. Friday was, of course, beautiful — sunny and in the 60s.
Cold rain and low 40s. Nice.
The weather dampened (get it? HA! I kill me.) the attendance somewhat–About 2/3rds of the RSVPs showed up to brave the cold and damp out at the KCRF site. It was wonderful to look around the chapel and see the faces of so many dear friends and family.
I will admit that I was also afraid that the cynic in me would feel nothing from the ceremony itself —
Saturday night, after a dinner with my family, was a lovely gathering for friends at our home, where we made a dent in the massive amounts of leftover food and wine from the neccessarily-truncated reception. Even with the amount of alcohol consumed that evening, we STILL have 3 big bottles of Chardonnay, 3 of Merlot, and 8 bottles of Champagne left over. We’re definately covered for the coming Holidays.
Sunday (Sunny and the 50s, gods damn it!) was spent with family visits, as
Monday morning we put my kids on a plane back to Colorado — and obliged them in their request to listen to the Maidens Whymsie CD on the way to the airport. They wanted to hear Lady Wind, which MW had sung at our wedding, and, by the time we got to the airport, both kids were singing it.
Yesterday, the two of us took the day off (No time or money for a honeymoon right away) — and spent the day spending some of our Wedding swag (gift certificates and such) in downtown Lawrence, and then caught a matinee of The Prestige (verdict: Brilliant. I had figured out one of the big “twists” during the earliest scenes, but the film still held my interest despite that). We finished up the day with a viewing of the first two episodes of Torchwood, which we both enjoyed quite a bit (it comes off very much like “BPRD: The TV Series”, which is cool with me).
So yeah — now things return to the normal routine. Thanks to everyone who shared the past few days with us, or who sent us good wishes.
Now — back to work.