I am new to this blogging thing, but I have learned a thing or 2 from the SLC Newlyweds. So let's go ahead and clear one thing up - Brian will most likely never make any posts on here, or read them for that matter. So it's safe to assume that any first person references are to Amanda :) However, for the sake of feeling like we're in this together, there will be several times where I refer to us in third person. So go ahead and accept it, and move on.
You might be thinking to yourself, "I wonder what inspired The Joiners to start a blog... is it because they want to be like everyone else? Is it because they want to impart all of their life knowledge unto others? Or is it just because they are incredibly entertaining and want to give friends/family/strangers something to read in their spare time?" Well, while the answers to all of these questions are undoubtedly 'yes,' it is only fair to tell you the real inspiration for the starting of the blog: Amanda's unemployment.
Yes, friends, I have now been unemployed for 32 days, 18 hours, and 50ish minutes. The first few weeks, time understandably passed by quickly... one week was spent taking care of the last minute details for the wedding, one week for the honeymoon, and one week to get settled into our new house in Richmond (and let's be honest, Amanda made sure that happened in 24 hours). However, the last 1.5 weeks have allowed for a little more free time.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy life as a "stay-at-home wife"... it looks a little like this:
7 am- Alarm goes off, Brian starts to get ready for work while Amanda wallows in bed
7:50 am - Brian leaves for work; meanwhile, Amanda has drifted back to sleep
8 am- Amanda's cell phone alarm goes off to remind her to wake up and watch Dawson's Creek
8 am-9 am - Amanda watches D-Creek in bed, getting up once to get a bowl of Raisin Bran
9 am-noon - Amanda goes for a walk or run, gmail chats with Allison, looks for jobs online, watches whatever is on TV, and stalks facebook mindlessly*
(*I have developed a sad and pitiful habit... I have found myself (several times, now) pressing refresh on the "Friends" page over and over again until someone new pops up on the page. If you are a facebooker, please update your profile often so that I have something to look at)
noon - Brian comes home for lunch with Amanda
noon - 5 pm - Amanda watches Law and Order over, and over, and over, and over again, until her brain has turned to mush, and Brian finally returns from work
5 pm - bedtime - Brian and Amanda make dinner together and continue watching Law and Order... ridiculous, but at least she's not alone!
Anyway, upon realizing my pathetic-ness, I decided that I might as well give myself something "productive" to do, and rather than shopping around for car insurance or living room curtains for our house, a blog is what I landed on. With that said, you will likely see a lot of posts in the near future. So be ready and be watchful, you never know when this blogger will strike again...