Ever since M and I got married and moved in together (it's officially been 12 days but we've only lived together in our house for 5 since we went on a honeymoon for a week) my "nesting" instincts have re-emerged.* Also, I'm not trying to set back my gender 150 years by saying this, but my interest in things related to being a "housewife" have basically exploded.
Let me essplane, okee?
Things that I usually could've cared less about before are interesting to me now. Things that I was borderline interested in before, I am now obsessed with.
1. Gardening, planting flowers, yard work - before marriage: mildly interested, after marriage: borderline obsessed with planting flowers and growing vegetables. I want to grow ALL the pretty flowers now. And cut them and have fresh flowers all the time. So weird.
2. Meal planning - before marriage: bleh, no thanks, after marriage: YES, YES, YES! I've only done this for a week, so I've obviously not had long-term experience with this but I do follow a few other bloggers that do this and it seems to really be helpful in staying organized, stress-free and being cost-effective.
3. Entertaining - before marriage: on occasion, after marriage: START THE PARTIES NOW!! Maybe it's because I want to use all the pretty dishes and servingware we got for our wedding. The only problem is that we DON'T HAVE A DINING ROOM TABLE YET. Small issue. Maybe we'll pick one up this weekend when we go to Ikea. :)
*Most of you that have been married for years are probably scoffing at my ridiculous musings after less than 2 weeks of marriage. But these are mostly my observations. Be nice, okay?