On the 11th day of Christmas (yes I realize my days got all messed up at some point) my true love gave to me 11 Pipers Piping. The number of 11 is a special number to me since I was married on the 11th day, in October, but every month I can celebrate the 11th. For me the number 11 will always be special.
Since I missed yesterday’s post I am combing day 9 and 10. So on the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 9 Ladies Dancing. On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me 10 Lords-a-leaping.
To be honest folks I have not much to tie these 2 ideas to. I can think of ladies dancing and lords a leaping in the literal sense, but of course we don’t life in “olden” times so what exactly would lords-a-leaping look like today? It could be the same as guys dancing. So I can relate it back to the wedding, yes again! It was the first time, probably ever, that I remember dancing so much. And of course there was dancing had by lots of people that night. I don’t remember seeing so many people on the dance floor at other weddings. The DJ was great and had us on our feet, a lot. It probably helped that the true “dancing time” was probably only 2 hours or so. We had quite the tight timeline that night and of course because we got a late start (thanks to the rain) things went even a little faster than originally planned. So we were introduced at 7PM with our first dance, then dinner, then back to dancing. So I guessing full dancing resumed around 8PM. I didn’t have a watch so who knows. The night ended around 10:30PM.
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me 8 Maids a milking. What are maids a milking anyway? Quite literally it would be 8 women milking a cow. Of course I am not going to talk about cows or maids milking them . . . I will then think of maids, as in maids of honor and bridesmaids.
As you know if you been following the blog, I got married this year. So I had the pleasure of having an awesome bridal party! They were the best, I could not have asked for better. I felt so special, and actually had fun. I don’t typically find wedding related things fun, especially weddings, but even my wedding was fun. My maids hosted 2 bridal showers, one in NY and one in MD, and an awesome bachelorette party! We had the typical night out on the town with great dinner. . . after the enjoyable evening we headed up to Hershey Spa (just 3 of us) for a spa day. It was the perfect way to relax after months and months of planning. It was great to have a few days of relaxation before the wedding. My maids did a great job with thoughtful party ideas and gifts. At the MD shower we played a game where Jim answered all these questions and I had to guess the correct answer, think the newlywed game. They also had guest create cards for the important events in our marriage over the next few years, we had wedding day cards, honeymoon, thanksgiving, first cold day and so many more. Then at the NY shower they gave me bottles of wine with poems for our first year of marriage (thanksgiving, christmas, New Year’s, Easter, anniversary). I also received a kitchen aid mixer. As if all of that wasn’t enough they were all there for me on the most important day of my life so far!
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me: 7 Swans a Swimming. Which makes me think of swimming and summer! Oh how I miss the summer . . . I am a warm weather girl all the way. I love the sunshine, the warm weather, the open-toe shoes and everything that makes summer awesome! I love the 4th of July, fireworks, fireflies, and the late time the sun sets. This whole winter thing is not my cup of tea. I think I could be one of those people that permanently lived in warm weather, I don’t need the chill of fall or the cold of winter, or the beauty of snowflakes.
So just 7 swans a swimming takes me back to many amazing summers! Including this last one when many night were spent on long walks with my now husband.
On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave me 6 geese a laying. What does that mean? The literal interpretation would say it was 6 geese laying eggs! Well I don’t really want sine geese but I will take the eggs. The number 6 makes me think of half dozen and all the things I like to buy in that form. Who doesn’t love a half dozen bagels or donuts? Yummy!
What else does 6 geese a laying think of . . . Perhaps a park and all the geese laying around.
To be honest not a lot to say about 6 geese a laying. Any ideas?