Confession: Something about free time stresses me out. This is especially true lately when “free time” automatically becomes “wedding planning time.” That’s because, even for as exciting as planning the wedding is, there is also a certain amount of (personally placed) pressure to get things right.
I’ve never even been to a wedding! How am I supposed to know if it’s wrong to have a clown walk down the aisle before me? (Note: That is an exaggeration. A clown has no place in my wedding, regardless of whether that’s “traditional” or not.)
That’s why, instead of “free time,” I’m working more on creating “structured time without wedding planning.” With that structure, I don’t default to thinking about wedding planning. Instead, I get an excuse to think of other, important things in my life. Such as enjoying dinner with Dan…
Consumed: Pesto Quiche with Oatmeal Crust.
Dan’s love of eggs + My love of pesto = A dish we both swooned over (and devoured).
Aside from eating together, Dan and I have been enjoying other non-wedding activities, such as: working out, spending time with friends, going wall climbing and simply relaxing.
The obvious reasons notwithstanding, there’s no way I could get through this wedding without Dan. He keeps me sane, happy and focused on what’s really important.
But, when Dan leaves, sometimes I revert back to my wedding-frenzied ways…
Plus, there’s something so right about watching the Jayhawks rout the Texas Longhorns.
I promise, I won’t even pick up a wedding magazine.
Question: What do normal people do during free time?
Side note: Thomas Robinson, one of the top forwards for KU basketball, is playing this game even though his 38-year-old mother died suddenly last night. What’s more, he had both a grandmother and grandfather die within the last month. If that’s not strength, I don’t know what is!