August 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
I heard that the second anniversary is paper.
Well, at least in the U.K. it is.
So in honor of the Olympics and our two years of wedded bliss, I am tackling our wedding album and no, I haven’t been avoiding it all this time because it’s overwhelming and significant and practically permanent. Not at all.
You see, I am not nannying this week, which means three things:
- More writing, fun and freelance (yes, those have become two separate things).
- Helping Kenny remember to eat, sleep, and shower as he works his tail off. Oh, and jumping in on a project this weekend that already involved me carrying bags of concrete and piles of lumber in preparation. I get to wear my special overalls and pretend I belong on a job site. Hahahaha.
- Making our wedding album.
Let’s just say that when I made our honeymoon album last year (why I made an album for the honeymoon at all, let alone before making the wedding album, is a looong story), there was crying. Hot, angry, tears of frustration.
And then, when I made our wedding video for our first anniversary, complete with all the pictures ever taken around our engagement and wedding, plus music and ceremony footage using software I had never used before, there was crying. Gulping, shoulder-shaking weeping.
SO you see why I may have evaded this task in favor of my sanity.
My plan this time is to avoid technology all together. We’re not the greatest friends when it doesn’t do what I want it to do and my experience making photo books has sent me running into more primitive arms. I am going to go old school and do it scrapbook-style so if I want that picture to go there, it will, see.
The truth is, I’m scared. And avoiding it right now (when my schedule says I should be choosing pictures).
Gah, here I go. If I come back crying, you’ll know why.