...and just like that, I've been married for a year and a half.
I'd like the record to show, that Chuck and I don't actually celebrate our "monthly" anniversaries. The bi-monthly timeline just so happens to be convenient for regular posts on our marriage! Please believe that I am not that girl.
Since my last post at 16 Months, things have been kind of rough. Not because Chuck and I are having problems or anything like that. But you guys, I get so damn miserable in the winter. I've had bouts of seasonal depression in years past, and truthfully, I haven't been immune this year. I feel awful because I hate subjecting Chuck to my grumpy personality 24/7. It's not fair to him so I really have to be intentional about not being a total you-know-what toward him. So with that in mind, here is where we are at 18 Months in...
Chuck's employer (a bank, mind you) made a mistake and overpaid him during his holidays. Having realized their mistake, they reimbursed themselves by taking money from his paycheck this month. Awesome. An employer he worked for last year part-time didn't withhold any federal taxes, so now we're about to owe a butt-ton, when we were counting on a refund. Doubly awesome. Not to mention we've nearly drained our emergency fund repairing a crack in our windshield that was caused by the shoddy workmanship of the guy who repaired a minor chip a few months before. Triply awesome. I don't think I need to say more on this. Ugh.
As I mentioned, this winter has definitely been rough so it's helped us to have something to look forward to in the summer. Chuck and I are both in dire need of vacation, which is set for mid-July at my favorite place in the world- Cape May, NJ. My family vacationed there every summer as I was growing up and is where Chuck wound up proposing to me back in 2011. Just thinking about it gives me such peace. Now we just need to figure out how we'll pay for it, and we'll be golden!
Whenever our finances are particularly rough, my uterus pretty much shuts down. The baby fever is over, folks (at least for now). Chuck and I have been talking lately, and the fact is, neither one of us feels at all prepared to bring another human into this world. We aren't anywhere near financially stable enough, and frankly, we're just enjoying our freedom together for now.
and speaking of freedom
Man, do we love having it. Chuck is much more of a social butterfly than I ever will be, so it really works that we allow each other grace in doing whatever the heck we want to do. Chuck often times will go out with his friends and family on a Friday night, and I'm content to stay home numbing my brain with a Netflix binge. There's no guilt, no resentment. I'm just so thankful that I married a man who gives me such grace.
Before we know it, it'll be a whopping two years. And if the last six months have been any indication, bring it on!
I love you, Boo.
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Catch up on my previous months as Mrs: