So, it’s been a minute, eh, guys? Please don’t feel too neglected. I have been incredibly busy lately. If you’ll remember, I work full-time, and work on my Master’s part-time, so that definitely eats up quite a bit of my time. On top of that, Mr. Cannon started a new job pretty soon after our wedding that has different hours which kind of messes with my schedule. And Cherry Bomb has decided that the only reason I should ever be on a computer is to show her Sesame Street clips on YouTube. She does not care for me blogging AT ALL. So, I can only do it when she is sleeping or hanging out with Grandma, which is also the only time I can really work on schoolwork, and unfortunately, my schoolwork has priority right now. Oh, yeah, and remember how we wanted to get married in 2011 so I could get knocked up and have another kid in 2012? That plan totally worked and we’re expecting another little girl in June.
So, yeah, it’s been busy, but I haven’t forgotten about you all. I check out the site as much as possible, and although I don’t have as much time to participate as I’d like, I try to do what I can. And I’m going to recap as soon as I get the chance (although that might have to wait until I’m on maternity leave.) But, the point of my post today isn’t to give you my excuses for being a bad bee, it’s to confess that I was a bad bride. You are not the only people I neglected over the last few months—I also neglected my sweet, generous wedding guests. I just sent out my thank you cards last weekend. That’s right, only two weeks shy of six months post-wedding, I finally mailed them out. And man, do I feel like an ass about it.
Here’s the thing—I’m the master of good intentions. My goal was to send out the thank yous by Christmas at the very latest. I had all the envelopes addressed with return labels and everything. I made the cards:
But then it was time to actually write something in them and I was paralyzed. Usually I’m really good with thank you cards, but I just couldn’t think of what to write. So, I kept putting them off and then I felt guilty about putting them off. So I’d try to write again and clam up and then feel guilty about it again. But I finally did it! Motivated by the idea that I HAD to send them out before our six monthiversary because, I mean, come on, that’s ridiculous, I wrote them up. But, what made me REALLY get past my card-writing paralysis was the realization that Mr. Cannon could write some, too. Duh.
For some reason I felt like I had to do it myself, but then I remembered it’s not 1915 and I’m not expected to be responsible for every social interaction for our family. Dudes can do things too! Of course! The thing that had been tripping me up the most about writing thank you cards was that I had no idea what to write to some of his friends and family that I barely know. The obvious solution was to just have him write the thank yous for his guests.
So, I asked Mr. Cannon to write his own thank yous (on the cards I already made and to be stuffed in the envelopes I had already lovingly addressed) and he did. Yay, teamwork! We did it! We dumped those bad boys in the mail and my guilt is gone and my relief at being DONE DONE DONE with the wedding is overwhelming. Okay, I’m not really done. I have my recaps and still have to get my wedding album, but this is the last wedding related boring chore.
So, I may be a bad bride, but better late than never, right? That’s what I like to tell myself anyway. Was anyone else really late at sending out thank yous? Please tell me yes so I don’t feel so terrible.
- Toledo, OH
- Financial Analyst
- Wedding Date:
- September 2011
- Epworth UMC & Ward Pavilion