Wedding Jitters

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I just heard a relationship statistic on the radio.  A new study shows that when a man has seconds thoughts about the wedding, the marriage is not affected, BUT when a woman does, the marriage has twice the risk of ending in divorce.

HMMMMMM ….. makes me recall the eve of my first marriage and how at 2 in the morning I waltzed down the stairs to where my parents and aunts and uncles were still partying the night away and announced, “I’ll be making a giant mistake if I get married to George.”  In those days, my family was a big- fat-Greek-family and everyone was going to attend.  My parents paid the tab which included a sit-down dinner and 5 piece Greek band.  To not follow through would be a megalo-dropi  (Greek for big shame), and so my family all chimed in almost simultaneously with, “Oh you are just having normal wedding day jitters.  Go back to bed and get some sleep!  You will feel differently in the morning.”  I didn’t …. feel differently, that is.  Four months later I started to hear the apologies from my family.

I’ve always advised a friend or anybody when I hear they are getting married, “If you have second thoughts the night before the wedding, don’t do it!”  I remember how my Godchild laughed when I told her that and she assured me that wouldn’t happen …. and it didn’t.  Well now I have scientific data in addition to my own experience to support my case.

Can anybody relate?

Good Question

Can’t . . . or Won’t?

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Good question about ANYthing that we are allowing to occupy a space in our lives that we KNOW is not good for us.

MY ANYthing is most likely not YOUR ANYthing … and rest assured … we all have SOMEthing and that SOMEthing might vary day to day based on any external stimuli … right?

Today mine was devouring almost an entire bag of vanilla Oreo cookies just because I was hungry and I could.

What’s yours?

Changes in Latitudes

And changes in attitudes … thanks Jimmy!

Tonight I’m thinkin’ this describes my mentality lately … a restlessness in my soul that’s of an unknown nature … a fear that sets panic into full throttle … a hopelessness that this is all there is … and then I KNOW I’ve been away from you all for too long!  I also KNOW you’ve been there too!  Hey tho … I’m looking so much better these days maybe I SHOULD hit that beach in the Keys!  Ever been there?  I used to live in Florida and few beaches compare to its’ white sand and turquoise waters.  I know … I could plan a PROJECT 10 retreat there!  Would YOU come?  Will you JOIN ME?

Yes, life IS good!