I’m getting hitched …

Swampboy asked this past June on a boat ride around Manhattan, and I said yes. Since then, I’ve been processing this news … in typical funny Swampgirl style.

This means that:

  • First, I went into emotional shock … I am getting married? Um … yeah … I guess.
  • Then I had mental freak-out … Yikes! I am getting married? No way … can’t be …
  • If I’m lucky, I escape the next part, but I didn’t this time. My body freaked out too, and I got hives for a week. I was miserable (I’ve never had hives).
  • During or after the mental and bodily freak-out, I got quiet … real quiet … for as long as it took to digest. Since I was about 8 years old, I’ve known that I did not want to get married or have kids. I’m in my 40s now. Do the math and you’ll see how long I’ve thought of myself as footloose and fancy-free.
  • Finally, I came to terms with it within myself. I am getting married, and it feels good.

Footsies on Misquamicut Beach, 2007.


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9 Responses to “I’m getting hitched …”


  1. 1 Lisa Clarke July 21, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Being a NJ girl who dwells near a swamp herself, it was probably inevitable that I’d find your blog. Just wanted to say “congrats” 🙂

  2. 2 kiki July 21, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    congratulations lady. i’m happy for you. xo

  3. 3 andrea July 21, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Congratulations, grrrl — and excellent personal emotional development. 🙂

  4. 4 jamie July 21, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Congratulations! You will always be footloose and fancy-free just now you’ll have a marriage certificate in your rucksack and someone who loves you on the adventure 🙂

    When I met my honey I had just come out of a committed relationship and was no way interested in getting into another. But he was who he was and there was no denying it – we were immediately and still inseparable.

    Wishing you freedom and love!
    Jamie

  5. 5 Melba July 21, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Congratulations!
    I love how you got quiet first.
    that is so important!

  6. 6 susan July 25, 2008 at 2:02 am

    how can i express how happy i am for you both?! well, i am so very happy for you two! yea!!!!
    hope the hives are gone…. eeeeech!

  7. 7 susanna July 26, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Whoohoo! I’m excited for you both. You both are great together and your wedding is going to be a hoot!

    PS: You’re a terrific swim buddy, m’friend! Thanks for sneaking me in! Hee hee!

  8. 8 Stephanie August 4, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    What can I say! Congrats! So Happy for you!

  9. 9 Tina September 19, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Funny how when we get older our views and priorities change. Congratulations!


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