I was absolutely desperate to get married but I have to confess that I didn't have much of an idea what to expect after the wedding. I mean, I spoke to Ione and to Mum about what it was like for them but that didn't give me much of a clue. Gordon and I didn't live together before marriage, so we sort of went into this blind!
Note: for clarity's sake, Susannah calls Kimberly "Mama" and Betsy "Mum".
My parents want to take a family holiday sometime, which I really don't want to do. Who am I supposed to hang out with? There's no way Sarah will want to go and they're not going to let me stay home either.
Since Collette's death, I think everyone in our household is coping as well as can be expected. Dinner was very quiet the first couple of nights but I just wanted to make sure everyone ate something. Kirstin and Julian didn't have much of an appetite.
Our new house is smaller than our old place in Exeter but it's absolutely beautiful. The fact that it's smaller makes it feel a little less empty. But it's definitely drove home the fact that we won't be having another baby, which I'm still feeling a little wistful about.
When Patience came back from CEU, she didn't want to give up living at the beach. I was kind of jealous of her for our whole junior year, so we decided to rent this beach house together. Patience insists swimming in the ocean does wonders for her figure - as if she's ever been fat in her life!
The honeymoon we were planning on taking last winter ended up being delayed over and over - Zaria's work, my show, flight bungles. But finally, we were able to head off this summer and we couldn't wait.
I've been overhauling my university lately and while I haven't shown you much here, I did want to show you the women's room because a) I'm kind of proud of it and b) I actually made some custom content for it!
I've since learned that women's rooms at universities aren't as universal as I assumed they were so in explanation, the women's room at my university offered counselling services for women, referrals to family planning clinics and had an extensive collection of feminist literature and art. They also offered free contraceptive and sanitary items for students. Naturally, male students were not allowed to enter.
Just like at my own uni, guys at Suffolk cannot enter the women's room.
My uni didn't have purple painted brick walls in the women's room but when I imagined the room for Suffolk, it did and so it does.