Things quickly got back to normal after the wedding.
Well…except for the fact that I AM MARRIED NOW! I still can’t believe it. Every time I see my ring…I just can’t believe it! It was a little disappointing that we couldn’t go on a honeymoon. We talked about going to China but we just couldn’t swing the cost.
I read about our wedding in the paper. Apparently it was big news. It was a little embellished, however, because it said our reception was six figures. That is so not true. The venue cost $200 and we had a $50 wedding cake. We couldn’t even afford a caterer. Oh well. It’s the thought that counts.
We ended up getting some really expensive wedding gifts…about $10,000 worth of gifts! There was no way I was going to let that go by without recognition. Our friends are amazing. They really care for us, obviously. We are two lucky kids.
Victor has started writing poetry. He’s always enjoyed writing so I guess if he wants to write for fun I won’t stop him. He talks about maybe quitting his teaching job one day to write. We’ll see how far that goes. I probably need to make some more money with that stupid alchemy thing first. Ugh. Yeah…it’s going well.
“I just don’t know what is wrong with me, Vic. Why am I not doing well in the shops? My garden is doing well. I just grew a perfect mandrake. My potions are fantastic. I’m a level 9 alchemist. What is my problem?!”
“You need more confidence. I’ve got an idea. Get in the car.”
So off we went. I had no idea what Victor had in store for us. We drove into town to the salon where I went before our wedding.
“I got you a makeover appointment. I’m paying. No complaints. You get a new wardrobe, new makeup, new haircut. Enjoy, baby.”
While I got my makeover, Victor also got the tattoo he’s always wanted.
We went to the Summer Festival after our trip to the salon. Victor really wanted me to join in the hotdog eating contest. I so lost. He put away hotdogs like nobody’s business and won us a week supply of hotdogs. Yay?
Later that night we snuggled on the sofa.
“You look amazing! I mean…you were gorgeous before — but wow, Liddy. You are incredible. Why are you looking at me like that?”
“What if we started trying for that whole family thing, Vic? We’re married now, we still have that empty nursery upstairs, I don’t know…it just feels like the right time…”
“You mean it, Liddy?”
What have I started? Are we really ready for this?