Holy. Crap.

I have had one amazing string of adventures!
This is a tremendous time of year for me. I have mini-vacations, weddings, Ren-Festing…. I’m happy, but exhausted.

I’ve spent the last 2 weeks jumping between being home and not for various celebrations and get-togethers. I am so very, very happy to be able to settle for a bit.
And I can get back to dancing.
I have missed it so much.

But… on to the meat of this post, which is 1 of 3 I will be doing tonight.
“Why three?”, you ask.
Because I have been slacking and I have things to say. Hubby is working tonight, so I have the peace and serentity of the holy terrors (known more commonly as Calli, Banshee, and Wookie) running around the house.

This post is to remind everyone that I am still “reviewing” a book. Posts 2 and 3 will be reviews on the next 2 chapters.
This post is also to share a touching and beautiful wedding speech from my dear freinds’ wedding last week. It wasn’t a tradition ceremony, or wedding, as same-sex marriages are not yet legal in Minnesota. However, it was still a wonderful commitment ceremony – long overdue – for two women who mean the world to me.

These gals have been freinds, with each other and me – since highschool. They’ve been together as a couple since college.
They didn’t know that they would grow to have feelings for each other for years. They didn’t know they could have feelings for another girl, since they had previously been attracted to dudes. Their long-running joke was that they were “queer for each other” and not acutally lesbians.

I know the few of you who follow my meager blog will very much appreciate this, and may even be moved to tears as I was.

We’d like to start by saying we both feel so lucky to have each of you who has played a

role in our lives joining us today as we make this special and emotional commitment to

each other.  Thank you all.
The Wedding Speech:

“Some people asked us why we’re getting married here today instead of opting instead to go out of State or out of the country to have a “real” legal wedding ceremony, or simply wait until our marriage can be legal. Our response is that we did not choose to fall in love with one another, but it is the greatest bit of serendipity either of us could have ever hoped for. We have spent a wonderful 11 years together and plan to spend the rest of our lives together. No State, No country, and No government can stop us from committing our lives to each other. Just as our love is real, and our commitment is real, this wedding is real.

We would absolutely love to have a state recognized legal marriage and if it becomes an option we will make our union official at our first opportunity. However, while getting that document will mean the world to us,  it will not change anything about our wedding here today. While we feel we deserve it as much as any other couple, we do not need a document to validate our love and commitment. Marriage is much more than the piece of paper and the official government recognition and legal protections that come with it. It is union of two people and two lives into one whole. We stand before you today as two people very much in love and ready to commit our lives to one another as life partners and wives.”

This is where they had their ceremony. It was beautiful and sunny, warm, and serene.

After the trip, which was a good hours from home, we headed down to our local Rennaissance Festival for the weekend. One of my best friends (and her hubby and another pal) came up for the weekend, so we all got hotel rooms near the fairgrounds. Fest was great. We ate too much, drank too much, and partied like the rock stars that we are!





It was a grand time!

And I came home tired and sore, but content. 🙂