We got our new tv, which has not only led to no renovation work getting done, it has somehow led to me looking at wedding dresses.
[Here's how: Our new tv has netflix, so we have been watching tv shows. (The Riches is awesome!) I also discovered that I can stream netflix on my phone while I'm closet pumping. (I'm beyond irritated that I only realized this with 26 pumping days left, but I digress...) So, while in the closet, I'm indulging myself in "Say Yes to The Dress" because it is short and fun to watch. My old office in NYC was very close to Kleinfeld's and I regret not dress shopping there...]
And so here I sit, only my lunch hour, looking at wedding dresses.
I bought my wedding dress in pretty much the same fashion that we bought this house. I wasn't looking for a dress, but rather going dress-shopping with a friend when we happened upon a trunk sale at Saks. We weren't looking for a house, but just walking to the grocery when we happened to see a for sale sign on this heap of a house. Both were sold as-is. I love both, but have regrets and always wonder "what if" in both cases.
What if I would have made my dress like I had planned. Would it have been prettier and less sack-like?
What if we would have backed out of the house, would we have found another and be done with renovations already?
I guess I'll never know, and wondering really does me no good. The only thing that gives me hope is the possibility that maybe the future of this house can make me as happy as my marriage has....