That's right, I am officially a married woman! H and I have had the world's longest engagement (was starting to become a joke around the office). Between our crazy work schedules, renovating our apartment, and trying to have a baby we just could not get around to getting married.
But now that my insurance is going to end soon I wanted to get married sooner rather than later so I could get onto H's policy. We're doing our official wedding in November anyway so we're just jumping the gun by a month.
We did the City Hall thing, which in NY is a real trip. You get to see all walks of life coming through - people in jeans, people in full wedding regalia, young couples, older couples, same sex couples. And I did a good deed. This poor couple approached me and asked if I could be a witness to their ceremony (you can't get married without one). Apparently their witness never showed up and wasn't answering calls. I was kinda bummed at first because we had already been waiting for a couple of hours and they were much further back in line than us. But I felt bad for them so I agreed to do it. Their happiness and gratitude was very rewarding for me - maybe I'll get some good karma from this?
Jen and TurtleMama, thanks again for your comments. I know you are right - CCRM is the best of the best so at least I know that I'm giving myself the best chance by going there. There's nothing else I can do but that - the rest is up to fate. But oh, I am still scared.