Sorry this is zoo late but I woke up feeling HORRIBLE. I went right back to sleep and slept for another 3 hours…I must have really needed it because now I feel great!
Towards the end of the school year, I caught Fifths disease. It’s a virus and it’s ridiculous. It makes your joints swell and your hands and feet puff up. It also makes your muscles ache and you are incredibly sleepy. It lasts for about 3-4 weeks, but once you have it you can never catch it again. But, I feel like every now and then I get “flair ups” or something… I think that might have been what happened to me today. If you hear that Fifths disease is going around your school…try and stay away. It’s a virus so there’s not too much you can do but you definitely don’t want to get it! Have you had Fifths disease?
In other news, I am overwhelmed and confused by this whole registry process. The other day I stopped at Crate and Barrel on a whim. I thought…I might as well see what this whole deal is. A lady took me around the store…showed me where everything was…and showed me how to download a registry app from Crate and Barrel. It was a lot of fun! So…I started scanning things that I thought I wanted…that was TONS OF FUN…but then I thought, who wants to buy us a ladle? Do people want to buy people ladles and wooden spoons? But this is what it’s about right? I’m supposed to register for things to use…and people who love us want to give us those things…right?
Now, what am I SUPPOSED to register for? Do people still register for china AND every day dishes?
Are we allowed to register at multiple places? Is that rude? How many would be considered too many?
Do you have an tips or advice? I’m so confused.
Here’s the bargain of the day:
Glad to hear you're feeling better! I have been married for 3 years, and yes, we registered for that typical everyday stuff! And got it! The only thing I wouldn't register for was bedsheets, a shower curtain, and towels…it seemed weird to me to have other people buy us the more "personal" home items. But I have bought shower curtains and towels for others without a second thought, if it's on their registry. And YES, register at multiple places! That way people who live in an area where they may only have one of your stores can still go there and buy if they wish, as opposed to getting something online–or say if you register at BB&B and Target, someone may choose to buy from BB&B because they have 3 other friends getting married who registered there and just do it all at once, while someone else may go to Target because they don't have a BB&B nearby or they already shop a lot at Target so it's convenient.
Back to the items…I typically set an amount that I am willing to spend on a couple, depending on how well we know them, and then I buy whatever catches my eye off their registry up to that amount. I might buy a bigger ticket item and then have $5 left, so it's nice to be able to grab a ladle or a pair of washclothes or whatever for that remaining amount. Or people who can't afford a lot will feel better about being able to give you multiple smaller kitchen items rather than a single hand towel, etc.
Oh, and we didn't register for china, only because we were 22/23 when we got married and were moving from Denver to Kansas City right after the wedding–so we didn't want to move something so breakable 600 miles. Also, my mom has lots of china in a beautiful china cabinet that will be mine someday, unless my younger brother fights me for it…but even then there's plenty to go around. I haven't seen anyone else register for china, but if that's something you want then ask for it! My bottom line advice is to treat your registry as your own personal shopping spree, rather than a "Santa wishlist"–don't ask for (too many) things that are so expensive even you wouldn't buy them. Only put on there what you would personally buy–because I know there are others like me who set an amount of money rather than an amount of items, so think of their $30 as your $30–how far do you want that to go? Would you rather have the fancier silverware and only get one set, or have the slightly simpler silverware and have enough left over for some extra teaspoons, etc?
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