Bride and Husband to Be have postponed their wedding… It’s a good thing. No, it’s a GREAT thing! They have decided to go to the Virgin Islands for a week (a friend of his is letting them use their place); they will attend couples’ counseling when they return home, and will resume the wedding planning after that. She is a bit upset (at me, at herself, and at her mom who already started complaining about the possibility of not having a huge wedding), but she said that she “won’t lose [her] man to a party.”
I can’t describe how proud I am of my friend. That’s nonsense, I’m a writer, of course I can describe it: I want to pick her up, spin her around, and tell her that everything will be as it should. And that if in 10 years she realizes that in order to be happy she must have the $30,000 wedding, I will pay for it myself… if I have the money *cough, cough*.
A decade or so ago, while we were in the Marine Corps, I had to drag (no hyperbole) Bride out of a North Carolina dealership to keep her from leasing a Mustang convertible that would have cost more than two thirds of her monthly income. She didn’t talk to me for a week. Actually, she cursed me out a few times and told me to stop treating her like a child, but I don’t think that counts as talking. Then, a month later, we sat together and worked on her budget. She bought a red Honda Civic, which I had the privilege of naming MOW (for Morrigan on Wheels), after beating Bride in a game of pool—I suck a pool, by the way.
On AlmaMia… AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ short story is free today (until 11:59pm PST) on Kindle. I told a few friends about it… and wow, the information was everywhere in a matter of minutes. You are amazing, and I feel like the luckiest of all wicked witchy writers. I can’t wait to read your reviews, suggestions, and comments about the reading. I will consume your reactions like mind and heart fuel as I continue to write AlmaMia’s first novel.
The Best Wicked Darlings in the Universe… When I posted “She Who Keeps Silence While a Friend Commits an Act of Idiocy Is No Friend at All,” asking everyone to offer guidance to a friend who I thought was making a mistake, I expected a few well-thought out responses from the same 5 people who always take the time to that at Pagan Culture. I’m an Aries, so I tend to get pissed off when I’m wrong. Yet, more than 40 people answered the call, proving me wrong beyond my expectations. Being wrong has never felt so good. I am happy to have you in my life, my Wicked Luvs, and I think that after Bride stops being mildly angry with me, she will be extra happy, too ;-)
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“Having friends and meaningful relationships is arguably one of the most important keys to happiness in life.” — Chris Nolan, in The Change Blog, and I believe every word ;-)