(Early) Tuesday Mewsday: Wedding Edition

It’s still Monday here in Santa Cruz and early for Tuesday Mewsday, but on Tuesday I will not be blogging. I will be getting married. We’ll have a simple civil ceremony with lunch with family beforehand and dinner with friends afterwards. After years of believing this opportunity might not come in our lifetimes, we don’t need frippery or fanfare. We have each other and we have the opportunity to commit ourselves to marriage, with all the work and rewards that will involve.

But let me take a moment now for frivolity and paint a picture for you. If this were a fairy-tale world, with magic charms and talking animals and all sorts of other possibilities, I would don a gown with an immensely long train, ending with small satin bows along the hem. Each bow would be attached to a taffeta mouse, stuffed with the finest catnip, with whiskers embroidered in silver and pearls for eyes. And as I walked down the aisle, I would be followed by dozens of prancing kittens, their little heads wreathed in flowers. They would leap over one another joyously as they scampered after those catnip mice, then would settle down in a circle around me, washing their paws and curling up for naps as the ceremony began. At the reception, we would carry them about in baskets, giving them to our guests: “Here, have a kitten! Have two!” And everyone’s lap would be filled with lively bits of purring fluff, so we wouldn’t be able to rise for the toasts, but would make them from our seats. After all, it’s wrong to disturb a kitten—even for a wedding.

June 16 2008 07:44 pm | Uncategorized

16 Responses to “(Early) Tuesday Mewsday: Wedding Edition”

  1. clarabelle on 16 Jun 2008 at 10:12 pm #

    Huge congratulations are winging their way from me, right across a whole ocean and across a whole continent! Yippee!

    Your ‘fairy-tale’ wedding scenario with kittens is just too wonderful! Have a lovely happiness-filled day…

  2. Lin on 16 Jun 2008 at 10:39 pm #

    I am thinking of you two today … its your wedding day!! Have a super day and happpiness galore, with best wishes to you and Melissa, love Lin xx

  3. Katie J on 17 Jun 2008 at 2:02 am #

    I’m currently finishing a 2 month stint in Belgium, the second country to legally recognize same-sex marriage. It’s great to know when I go back to the U.S. this week, many people in my country will have that right as well.

    Congratulations you lucky California ladies! Happy wedding day! My cat is no longer a kitten, but she would love the catnip and the nap. (And your little fairytale is making me miss her even more.)

  4. Jo on 17 Jun 2008 at 3:50 am #

    You know I’ll be there with you in spirit and like some great eye in the sky, watching you on “TV”. Congrats! I couldn’t be happier for you! See you soon. 🙂
    I had to close my office door cause I’m sitting here getting all weepy… Dang – and I just applied my make-up, too. So much for that.

  5. errs on 17 Jun 2008 at 6:06 am #

    Congratulations! Have a wonderful wedding! (So close to my 5 year anniversary — it has to be good luck right?)

  6. Windansea / Lydia on 17 Jun 2008 at 7:45 am #

    Felicitations to you both and many happy anniversaries to come!

  7. Cathy-Cate on 17 Jun 2008 at 8:20 am #

    Frivol away, and happiest of thoughts coming your way!
    (and hope your head is feeling better for the occasion)

  8. Laurie on 17 Jun 2008 at 11:56 am #

    All best wishes to you both. Your fairy-tale wedding scenario is enchanting and would indeed be a memorable occasion.

  9. Kourtney on 17 Jun 2008 at 12:48 pm #

    Congratulations! How lovely. And you know, I shall envision your wedding with the mice & kittens, no matter what it really looks like.

    Wishing you much joy.

  10. Tammy on 17 Jun 2008 at 7:03 pm #

    Huzzah! So wonderful and exciting. Wishes for joy and happiness to you both. 🙂

  11. Sarah on 17 Jun 2008 at 10:01 pm #

    Congratulations to you and Melissa–I’m so happy for you both! I was sorry to miss you in Sacramento, but Melissa did a great job of talking knitting with me on WWKIPD :o)

  12. lella on 18 Jun 2008 at 11:00 pm #

    Happy Wedding to you both, and may your lives be peaceful and filled with the beauty of love.

  13. lella on 18 Jun 2008 at 11:02 pm #

    I forgot to say that the wedding gown and the kittens following was terrific! Catnip mice on the hem.. lol.. very sweet indeed.

  14. Gail on 19 Jun 2008 at 8:24 am #

    Congratulations. I wish you happiness and love. Are you going on a honeymoon? Give us an update when you get back from the festivities:)

  15. mel on 23 Jun 2008 at 5:01 pm #

    Perfect. Just perfect. I’ll take two please – and many congratulations and happy wishes to you both 🙂

    And Shingles?! Damn. Feel better soon Sarah-Hope.

  16. CatBookMom on 29 Jun 2008 at 2:27 pm #

    Congratulations and wishes for much happiness. Your dream of a kitteny wedding brings wonderful mental images.

    One of my dear knitting friends and her partner were wed on Friday and they are now vacationing in SF, of course including a visit to Art Fibers!

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