Showing posts from June, 2016

For sooth, A Ren Faire!


Vermont had its first Renaissance Faire in (I think) over ten years this past weekend. The dance troupe I am part of was honored to be part of the entertainment over the weekend. We performed six shows over two days, and gave two "How to Belly Dance Like Us in 30 minutes or Less" workshops.

We had so much fun. The heat was almost intolerable and there was no shade for any of the performers, and certainly none for each of the three "stages" (although we were told early on the second day that this will be rectified for next year). However, we all got through it thanks to ice cream, ice down the shirt and a Water Pixie who would sprinkle us with water from a huge fake flower she was carrying around.

It was awesome.

Here are some pics from the weekend. There is video kicking around somewhere, but unfortunately I don't have access to it as it's from a friend of a friend of an acquaintance who heard that Ferris was in the hospital and it didn't look g…

Project 251: Wedding Edition

No, not our wedding. A dear friend (and the maker of my beautiful wedding dress) got married this past Saturday in Tinmouth Vermont. Since it was a 2 hour drive south and we were going to have to spend the night, we decided to knock off a whopping 15 towns. It's a personal record for us. Ironically, we did not get a picture in Tinmouth. There were too many shenanigans to be had.

The Power of Suggestion

I have been feeling pretty good about my state of being lately. No, of course it isn't perfect. But I have been feeling really good about the space I have been in. I feel like I've been able to do all that needs to be done, and still have time left over for family, friends, and fun.

Slowly but surely, other things start to creep in...

How is your business going? Slow, huh? Are you okay with that? Aren't you worried about getting more clients?

Those are your business goals? That's great... (with a look of "oh, child, why are you undercutting yourself so badly? Do you have so little faith in yourself?")

Wow, you are really lucky your husband has such a good paying job. He's so understanding.

Aren't you worried?

Well, I wasn't.


I like where I am and how I'm feeling right now. For the first time in a very long time, my worries and stresses are at a minimum. I am meeting my goals. I am enjoying myself, and I feel a balance in my life I ha…

Does it Feel Any Different?


Maybe it would feel different if we hadn't been living together for over a year. Maybe it would feel different if we were both in our 20's, young and starting out.

But I have to keep reminding myself. Even though it feels exactly the same... it's different. Yeah, I suppose I could keep introducing Best Guy as my partner, as he is. But he is in fact my husband now. Not just in the eyes of the State, but also in the eyes of his health insurance plan which allows spouses to sign up for free.

He's got killer health care.

When we file taxes next year, it will be as a married couple.

When we go out of an evening, we do it as a married couple.

When we go to the hardware store to pick out paint for the second bedroom, it's as a married couple.

We go garage sale-ing on Saturday mornings as a married couple.

I have a brother in law, a sister in law, and a nephew. I have a second set of parental units.

I have introduced him as my husband on multiple separate occasions.