I have not been keeping up with the blog posts.
Part of this is because I've fallen down the rabbit hole of reading wedding blogs and aslkdf there's a lot of ish out there. I open one message board and then five hours go by before I come up for air again, glassy-eyed and slightly crazed. How do people plan weddings while also working full-time jobs? And how does anyone afford any of this?
One day I will figure this out, but so far there's been very little concrete planning or decision making; instead, there's been lots of reading about other people complaining about their future in-laws or discussing the etiquette of place cards. My eyes now glaze over when I look at more pictures of impeccably decorated tablescapes and beautifully lit garden ceremonies. I have been enjoying reading Another Damn Wedding, less for ideas or inspiration and more just because she writes with such a sane, funny, honest voice about all of this madness.
This weekend we finally got to spend some time outside. Friday night was a fun birthday party at a deep-dish pizza place in the West Village that served their beer in baby pint glasses but charged grown-up prices, which is not cool. But the pizza was good.
Saturday was a barbecue at a friend's house in Red Hook, starring a delicious home-smoked brisket that disappeared in seconds and a good ol' Cajun crawfish boil. I would have taken pictures, but the first batch of crawfish didn't come out until maybe 11:00 at night, at which point it was too dark out to take pictures and I might have been a little bit drunk. But the crawfish were insanely good.
Also, I took a boxing lesson last week. It was SO FUN. It turns out that hitting things as hard as you can over and over is really good stress relief.
How was your weekend? Are you enjoying the newly blooming world, or is the pollen driving you mad?
Since the cherry blossom festival in D.C. wrapped up this weekend, I'm posting some pictures from when J and I went to the cherry blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden a few years ago. It's one of my favorite places in New York, but especially when it's a riot of flowers and colors in late spring.