Well, I missed the sparkles, but it's in red and that's what counts, right?
It turns out married life is pretty sweet. It's great to be together all the time. To be figuring out life together. To be learning about each other and ourselves. And living together is sweet. Philip and I don't have to hang out for awhile and then go home. It's pretty much the best thing ever. :D
I'm having fun decorating and organizing our place. Wedding gifts are sweet too—it seems like all our friends and family got us everything we needed except for a laundry hamper and a dish drying rack. (My parents gave us an extra drying rack, so that doesn't even count anymore, and I got a really great laundry hamper from Zellers in dark brown, which matches the bedroom.) Right now I'm just waiting for tomorrow night to move some furniture for storage in the living room, and after that everything will be organized enough to start having people over I guess :D
Cooking is fun too, even though I'm still very much a beginner in some ways. I'm great at the frying pan, and I have two of those—a giant wok and a little omelette pan, and I've made every meal with pretty much just the wok so far. I've been telling everyone that I'm a one trick pony—but it's a good trick. We've had stir fry, chicken fried rice, fried potatoes... xD Hellen (my new "mama") just told me how to make chicken stock with the leftovers of the deli cooked chicken we had one night. It smells amazing in the house right now. I'm excited to learn more skills :)
So yeah, there's your update on the life and times of Ricki... er... Siemens... :D I've yet to go through all the name change paperwork, but I've started to practice my new signature!