Thursday, June 08, 2006

Love is in the air...

Well, this weekend I'm heading to Oklahoma City for a wedding - a popular activity this time of year. As it turns out, this wedding is between two friends of mine from seminary. The groom and I spent almost 2 weeks travelling around Brazil together 2 summers ago and the bride and I knew each other back in college. What a small world. I'm excited about the fact that there are going to be a lot of people there that I haven't seen since college graduation, but it's going to be a crazy weekend. Angela has drill and her unit picnic so there will be a lot of running around on Saturday and then Sunday will inevitably be me trying to see all of the friends that weren't at the wedding. This is the problem with living 6 hours away from people you want to keep in touch with. It's really hard.

My family all lives spread out across the country - well mostly up and down the east coast, but still farther apart than 6 hours. I talk to my mom and brother maybe once a week, but hardly ever talk to the rest of the relatives (and there are a lot of them, being a good Catholic family). Why is that?? Is "out of sight, out of mind" really true? I don't want it to be, and in this age of email it seems like it should be so much easier to keep up with people. Why doesn't it seem like it works?? I guess part of it is generational differences - my grandmother (who turns 90 in August) doesn't have a computer, let alone have a clue about email or blogs. I call her on special days, but haven't seen her since about 6 months after my dad died. What kind of grandchild am I??

Well, I hope to rectify that situation later this summer (it looks like there will be a90th birthday party) and then it will be time for more wedding madness as I'll be in a wedding for another couple of seminary friends. I love weddings, and engagements (Congratulations again, Mom and Rob), but this time of year it does all seem to be a bit much. Every weekend walking through the rose garden at Loose Park is another ceremony going on, churches are booked every weekend, and even at Gay Pride last weekend people were continually asking about the possibility of having a wedding. I'm not going to get on my rant about same sex weddings at this point, but love is definitely in the air!! If only we could find a way to hold onto it and stretch it out through the winter months...

6 comments:

Kim in KCK said...

Give the happy couple a hug for me, too when you go to Oklahoma.

Kim

Big Unit said...

We will be gone most of the weekend, we have seen Angela but miss seeing you too. And you haven't see Rafter B in person yet. He's so cute!!!, just like his Dad!!!!!

The Units

Big Unit said...

BTW, they aren't getting married at the Harn are they?

BTW2: I am ordained and licensed to marry people. I need to perform my first ceremony, so pass my name along to anyone who gets struck by the love bug.

Thanks

Trouble said...

Rev Unit-

i would definitely recommend your nuptial services.

Trouble said...

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/45113

Check out the EPA's Warning

mandyc said...

thanks for the link, trouble. interesting that this isn't just my warped perception this time of year...