1)people LOVE lists.
2)you can teach an old dog new tricks. A very good thing for Gabby.
3)in a room full of people all thinking the same thing, I will be the one to voice it. People don’t seem to appreciate that.
4)the bug got his gun back. He still had to be reminded to get his safety glasses.
5)monday never gets any easier.
6)weekends are the land of man clean.
7)telling your kids their IQ is as hotly debated as circumcision.
8)sometimes, before the coffee kicks in, while I sit at the island I pretend that the whirl of the dishwasher is me sitting in a jacuzzi.
9)when your kid gets a butter facial on a dare, it’s better to not ask why.
10) the goose has to stoop down to kiss me on the lips. Thanks stubs for making that observation.
One to grow on:
In the very near future, stubs and I will be sharing our 15th wedding anniversary. I am reminded how difficult marriage can be. Not often, but when I think of it, I think how unnatural marriage is. To do anything for a life time seems strange. We all want to be paired off, of course. We all want to feel loved, and appreciated, and safe. The kicker is that in order for that to be, you must remain lovable, worth appreciating, and deserving of being kept safe. That’s the tough part. Anyone can be all of those things, and more, on a good day, out there in the world with others watching. The challenge is to not be a dick when you feel like being a dick. To tell your spouse that they are your heart when you can. To keep your mouth shut when you should (this may be the hardest lesson of all….for me). To REALLY look at your spouse at least once a day. It’s not easy doing something for 15 years. People get divorced, if they were actually ever in love, because they stopped paying attention. It’s not the movies. Well, the beginning may be. But after that, you must be vigilant. Like anything else, love worth keeping is worth working for. In the most simple terms I do my best to live in my marriage by the golden rule. Stubs would be the first to tell you that I fail. I am human. In my failures we have found trust. I’m not going anywhere. Once that has been established the rest is just being kind to one another. It doesn’t hurt that I think he’s cute. That he makes me laugh. That he tells me I am beautiful. That I can see in his eyes that he means it. No, that doesn’t hurt a bit….
By e on January 30, 2012
1)people LOVE lists.