Monday, October 22, 2012

31 Days of Happily Ever After – Day 22 – The Aftermath

The big day is over. When we first started all the planning, my daughter said to me, “If, at the end of the day we’re married, that’s all that matters.”, and I should have taken heed and prepared myself. LOL. Nothing bad happened, and the service was on time and went beautifully. I’m just feeling the aftermath.
When I say “aftermath” I mean the feelings – both physical and emotional – that I’m dealing with today. I’m so extremely happy for my daughter and son-in-law. They had a wonderful time and both thanked me profusely for my efforts. It was my pleasure to put together this day for them. Of course, as is normal after a big event, there is some let-down, a feeling of “what now?”. I joked with someone last week about “what will I do with my time?” this week. I always have plenty of projects waiting in the wings, but they need to be prioritized so I can work on them efficiently.
My house, while not horrendous, is driving me nuts. There are wedding things to be sorted and put away, as well as normal housekeeping to catch up on. I don’t even want to think about menu planning or cooking. I need to get back to a routine with my housekeeping, but am feeling today like I don’t know what that is…
And I am tired and sore. I was sick all last week while finishing up details, and didn’t sleep well Thursday, Friday, or Saturday nights. Saturday started before 6 a.m. and didn’t end until close to 3 a.m. for me. It’ll take a few days to shake that off.
Now, this post is not to whine or drum up sympathy for poor me. It’s just more to process this post-wedding daze I find myself in at this moment.  I have an old friend who just went through this a few weeks ago. When I made my “what will I do with my time?” comment on FB, she answered, “Decompress and think about the ‘should-as’”. This morning I sent her a note that yes, all those “should-a” thoughts are running through my head. She replied, “I know. It’ll be better in a few days”. That made me feel better.
I’d love to hear from you guys if you have any tips, or can relate to what I’m talking about.
Oh, and I bet you’d like to see a photo of the happy couple, wouldn’t you? They were radiant.


  1. beautiful picture! I wish them all the best.

    don't worry, you will find plenty to keep your self busy. Give yourself some time to recoup first though.

  2. Thank you for sharing about the 'aftermath' and the 'post-wedding daze' -- I imagine you are right, getting back to some sort of a normal routine again will do wonders.
    I'll keep all that in mind come February!


Thanks for sharing!