Our marriage certificate finally came in the mail! I can now officially say that I’m a married woman. It’s a good thing my DH and I don’t believe in luck or bad mojo because we had some things go wrong after the big day.
Exhibit #1: Two days after we were married, my DH got a terrible rash on his finger. Turns out, he’s allergic to the ring! His was 10k white gold, so he could have been less allergic or not allergic at all if we had gotten the 14k white gold, but oh well. The nickel got to him. His skin turned red and raised like crazy. Lucky for us, we bought our wedding bands literally two weeks before our wedding date so we returned it without a problem. We just picked up his new ring today and replaced it with a tungsten one.
Exhibit #2: After a couple of weeks, I was wondering when our marriage certificate would arrive. The county never cashed my check so I was getting worried that it got lost in the mail. While on our honeymoon, we get a message from our officiant that the marriage license was sent back to him because there was a spot on the form that he didn’t fill out. Ahhhhh, that explains why we didn’t get anything! Our officiant had to resend the marriage license back in and we had to wait for it all over again. That was basically our chance to cancel the marriage if we wanted. Was it a sign? Nahhhhh. I told you, it’s a good thing we’re not superstitious. Just over a month later, I’ve got the marriage license in my hand! Hallelujah!
All in all, they’re pretty minor details, but it’s just a pain in the butt having to deal with it. I had to wait a couple of extra weeks to change my last name and the process is going to take a lot longer than I thought. Patience is a virtue, I guess.
These pork chops are adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff and takes less than 30 minutes to make. This makes A LOT of sauce, plenty to marinate with! The flavor was great– almost like a sweet and sour sauce.