For my mid-life crisis, I'm going to get married, move to the suburbs, and have kids.
Yes, big changes are planned in the Timniverse for the next year.
I just got engaged.
|Katherine of Evanston|
|On a cold windy October day in Evanston, with the Chicago skyline in the distance, we negotiated the terms of our betrothal.|
|The happy couple, moments after we got engaged.|
We are getting married next summer, which means in the next year I will be planning a wedding, looking for a job, quitting my job, moving to Chicagoland, selling my house, possibly buying a house, and a bunch of other things that go along with turning your life upside down.
It's scary but exciting.
When I told my oldest brother I was getting married again, he said, "Wow, that soon after your divorce?"
"Um," I said, "I've been divorced for four years." He thought it had been like a year and a half.
Nope, after four years of divorce, I'm ready to graduate. I realized last month that I had been divorced an entire election cycle. I've officially been separated from my ex for longer than we were together. It's time to move on.
The Wedding Machine is now in full gear. We're both planners, and one of the things we bonded over when we first met was our love of Excel spreadsheets. So of course we have a wedding spreadsheet to keep track of all of our to-do items. In one particularly productive weekend recently, we decided on a date (7/13/13), a venue, a caterer, a photographer, and a rehearsal picnic. Now only 4,253 decisions left to make.
This is happening...