Saturday, April 12, 2008

Our Saturday


I promise i'll be back more often, i've missed you all tons!!

Let me quickly recap and fill you in on our Saturday thus far and what is to come.

Today was Pre-Cana at the Paulist Center in Boston, Wikipedia definition below:
Pre-Cana is a course or consultation Catholic couples must undergo before they can be married in a Catholic church. The name is derived from John 2:1-12, the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee, where Jesus performed the miracle of turning water into wine.
Approaches to Pre-Cana vary among Catholic parishes. Often six weekly sessions will be led by a priest or deacon with support from a married Catholic couple. Common topic include: compatibility of the couple, basic principles of Catholic marriage and family life, conflict resolution within marriage, and natural family planning.

Let me tell you I am damn lucky Music Guys is also Catholic or I would never hear the last of how i dragged him to this. We did the fast version an all day "class". Let me tell you how serious MG took it...One of the questions in our "fighting fair" piece was "How do you and your future spouse resolve arguments" he answered arm wrestle. Lovely!

We got some bad looks from others as we're sitting there laughing at what each other put. They had about 15 different topics with questions and every one of them was taken with that seriousness. The people behind us were really into it and I think we annoyed them. There was a booklet in our packet called "Together for life" and we looked at each other and said Together for "now". And that was within the first 10 minutes so I think everyone around us knew what they getting into sitting next to us. It was a joke, my goodness people, you have to be able to laugh at yourself. But I think that might have pushed it.

It was not as bad as I had thought it would be, I actually enjoyed it! They had a couple come up and do mock vows and when the girl was saying them she started to get choked up. It was so cute, and then of course I start to tear up. I'm going to LOSE IT when we're up there, I always do. I look over at MG and he's looking at me like i'm crazy, he'll be worse then me, I know it!

You would think that's enough for one day right? Oh no, there's more!

I'm about to get ready as my boss is hosting a party this evening at his house for all of his direct reports and their spouses. Yep people you got it, party at my bosses! I'm looking forward to it, but i'm not sure about my other half. He'll enjoy himself, i know he will! Only thing that is a real bummer is some friends of ours are having a very sweet party and we're going to miss it. We did say we might stop by after, but I don't think that will happen. Oh well!

Off to put on my party pants! GREAT to be back!!!!

Anybody still there??? :)


Melissa said...

I'm not catholic, so I am hoping I don't have to do one of those marriage classes! Sounds like you guys had fun tho!

Glad you found a little time to post! I've missed you!

Britt said...

Oh Kimba, I remember our Pre-Cana and we were laughing from the first minute! You have to laugh in marriage right?? I remember thinking I'm glad P is Catholic too, otherwise...!

Glad to see you're back!

jilly said...

We're here! Wouldn't miss it for the world!

Hope the party was fun, and it is nice to go through something like pre-cana with someone who can appreciate it with you!

hqm said...

Oh, Pre-Cana! MBM and I still laugh about it 10 years later! We stayed for a weekend at a seminary (my mother's idea) we had nicknames for every couple, one couple had a HUGE fight in the middle of a session about in-laws and left! Good times!

Donna said...

So glad you are back! Your party sounds like this week's "TheOffice." I hope it wasn't!

I have missed your blog!

Suz said...

Hey, look who finally decided to get a post up. You neglected to write about how MG got locked out of class when he took a smoke break :)

Anonymous said...

I am still here and if you have a tracker, you will see that I checked every single day waiting for your return.
I will for sure fill you in on the details of my trip. My Grandparents are paying for everyone to fly they are making all the flight reservations. I do know that I will be flying into Providence and staying in Sutton. Not sure how close all that is to you.
Thanks for the nail polish info. I could have sworn that somewhere I heard that Giada wears Essie...but after looking at the Bubble Bath online, that looks much closer then what I bought.

Cindy said...

It's great to have you back!

You're right that the key to marriage is laughter. You've just got to because if you don't you could kill each other. Whenever Husband and I are wrapping up a big fight, one of us usually asks the other "So do you want a DIVORCE?" And the other one will answer "No, not right now. Maybe later." We think this is really funny. We're celebrating 10 years next month!

Hope you and MG survived the party!

Debbie said...

Yeah you are back, I missed you!!!

We don't have Pre-Cana but I have heard some stories. I think I would have been laughing through the whole thing. That's how your marriage will be too, and it will be great.

You should never take yourself too seriously, right?

Kimba Rimba said...

Thanks Suz, that really should have been noted (in bold!).

MMM said...

Our Pre-Cana class was an OVERNIGHT trip to a monastary. It had its good moments, but it was pretty awful and my husband is not Catholic. We too were the troublemakers at "Catholic Camp" as he nicknamed it. But, I agree there are parts that are really good. You'll be fine when you do your vows. I'm a crier and you are just so happy in the moment you don't even think about and Music Boy will be laughing with nervous happiness--as you should! =)