Alexander Wang tank, AA mesh cross-back bra, F21 silk pants, Steve Madden pumps, F21 necklace
I finally caught up on my shows last night and watched the season finale of The Office and Grey's Anatomy. Let's start with Grey's - O.M.G. YOU GUYS. That was CRAZY! That's the 2nd week in a row that show made me cry. Also, I'm so glad that Meredith is no longer "dark and twisty." Frankly, I was growing tired of her mopiness. And for god's sake, can you fix your hair?
The Office? So cute! So I'm sure everyone is assuming that Jim and Pam are expecting - well at least that's what I'm assuming. The first thing that popped into my head was, "wait, are they married?" And then (slightly horrified with myself and my Catholic Guilt) I reasoned, "well, it's not like they HAVE to be married in order to have a baby. I am PERFECTLY OK WITH THAT."
Which led to me thinking about these marriage counseling classes that Fiance and I have to take. Per my family's insistence, I'm getting married in a Catholic church, which requires a series of marriage counseling classes. I asked some friends that have been through the class whether or not I should disclose that Fiance and I already have a house together and are living together (in sin). From the gathered responses, it came down "it depends on the church and whether they're cool with it."
Cut to this past Sunday where I registered as a parishioner at a particular church where we'd like to have our marriage ceremony. There was a space to circle your status:
Single / Married / Widowed / Living Together.
Seriously? "Living Together?" That is a relationship status? UMMM.
I nudged one of my bridesmaids who offered to come with me to the registration. I pointed at the options.
"What are you going to put?" she whispered.
"I don't know!" I hissed.
I left that question unanswered while the registration meeting continued, including a portion where the priest pointed out a Catholic Update article about cohabitation before marriage. I weighed my options. There's always a chance that the church denies your marriage application, though I doubt cohabitation would warrant a reason not to marry a couple. On the other hand, there seems to be something intrinsically wrong with lying to the church (damn this Catholic Guilt) - though I'm not even practicing and largely disagree with the Catholic church. Also, would we have more to gain from being honest in our counseling classes? At the same time, I don't want to have to sit through a series of classes where someone is trying to convince us that our lifestyle is morally wrong and that one of use needs to move out before we get married. I briefly considered being honest to prove a point, but who really wants to argue THAT argument?
The meeting was beginning to wrap up and the priest told everyone to turn in their forms at the front of the room. I quickly circled "Single" and brought my form up to the front.
I guess I'll see how this turns out.
On a positive note - ANOTHER WEDDING PLAN MADE!