- 3 years ago
- Wedding: February 2016
January – we finalised wedding stuff and Darling Husband failed his final exam (again). I was so sure he was going to pass, so we were a little disappointed that he couldn’t use the honeymoon as a ‘yey married and no more exams’. Mum (who had never broken a bone before) breaks her ankle 5 weeks before the wedding.
February – Our parents finally all meet two days before the wedding. Mum goes to the hospital and is out of cast for the wedding but is wearing a leg brace, she’s told not to dance at the wedding but she does anyway (but nothing bad happens). We get married. My grandad not only surprises me by surviving until the wedding, he’s also lucid and stays awake until midnight when we’re all able to wish him and grandma a happy anniversary. My aunt is in remission from cancer and dances all night long.
March – we were on honeymoon for most of it.
April – Darling Husband starts studying again. My aunt’s cancer came back just as she was about to start work again. She has an operation and the prognosis looks good.
May – Darling Husband takes his exam. Aunts cancer has advanced and is incurable but treatable, she has years according to the oncologist.
June – my aunt dies suddenly. I manage to make it to my family on the other side of the country in time. Two people at work, sitting within 5m of my desk also suffer close bereavements and that feeds into my grief.
July – Darling Husband passes exam and we go away for a weekend of walking, cakes and alcohol.
August – we adopt a hamster, she’s meant to be the beta-testing for a puppy but she grows on us and we want another when she goes. We decide to delay buying a house until next year even though our neighbour calls the police on us (it was completely made up).
September – we take some days off and go to the seaside. I’ve been at my job for a year and I realise I don’t want to waste another year here.
October – we ignore what we said in August and start looking at houses. We have an offer accepted in late October.
November – mainly house stuff. We find out we’re going to be an aunt and uncle next year.
December – house stuff (hoping to move in just after the new year) and Christmas stuff.
I don’t think I can say this year has been a happy year despite all the happy things we’ve done. It’s been a bit of a mixed bag. The only thing that happened as we thought it would at the beginning of the year was the wedding and honeymoon (and even some things went wrong on the day too). So I think that this year has really emphasised that circumstances change all the time and nothing really goes to plan.