Let me just say that, despite feeling a little weird about eating a frozen TV dinner, Healthy Choice has really stepped up their game on frozen meals. They’re actually pretty good. Unfortunately my town doesn’t recycle 5 plastics which many of their newer steamy whatchamajiggy meals use as their main dishes. Therefore they won’t be being bought again until I can at least recycle them in my city. But I think they’ve inspired me to try to make my own portioned out frozen dinners for myself at some point. Just, you know… So you know.
But that’s not what I was planning on writing about. I was just writing about it while I finished the one I was eating… And I’m also not going to blog about how I’m going to blog, and then I’ll turn around and not do that. Kudos, me!
I actually had a question to ask…
|Allow me to show off my (dirty) ring…|
You see, I got engaged last year! This is panning out to be an interesting situation as I have grand, albeit offbeat, ideas about what I want at my wedding while my Ozark Sweetie has admitted to having no idea what takes place at a wedding that is located outside of a Southern Baptist church basement.
While I am overcome with the giddiness of the pre-“how are we going to pay for this?” wedding planning, there is one part of it all that is making me a little nervous: The ceremony. You know, the most important part and purpose of a wedding?
Here we have me – Pagan. My guy is… Something else. He’s got a very “It’s great for everyone else, but I don’t worry about it” stance on things, though when he does talk about things he believes it’s really beautiful. My family is a weird mix of various Christian denominations with a spattering of Buddhism and whatnot. His family is Southern Baptist, though some are much stauncher in their belief than others. On top of this, our officiant is a friend, and I don’t feel right asking him to run a religious ceremony.
But still… This is a very, very spiritual undertaking for me. Social contract aside, this is me coming out to the world around me and saying I am officially planning on spending my life with this person. And I do see it as a joining of two souls. I want some religious aspects worked into it.
I know I don’t want to call quarters. I never call quarters, so I would feel really weird about it.
Anyway, my question is…
For the married ladies and gents out there, did you have Pagan aspects in your wedding ceremony? I want to know about your handfastings and purely religious, too!
For those of the non-married variety, I’m not leaving you out either here… Can you think of any way to toss in some Pagan aspects into a relatively secular celebration of love?
Funny but true… I can’t figure out what I’d want to represent my own religious affiliation, but I knew straight off the bat I want Corinthians read. I may very well be a contender for the Worst Pagan Ever Award. *insert giggling here*