Happy Anniversary to Me! (Oh, and You Too, Husband!)

I meant to blog last night, thinking since Monday is my day off that I would have time to be really creative and thought-provoking.

Then I got the runs.

Sorry, but there’s just no delicate or lady-like way of saying it. (Like the word “diarrhea” is any better!) It hit me like a sucker-punch to the stomach, and I was down for the count.

I did, however, manage to crawl to the computer and google “Salmonella symptoms.” Fortunately, I think I’m in the clear.

So, anyhoo, today I’m back at work and hopefully run-free! Especially because today is my anniversary—and who wants to spend their anniversary on a toilet seat?

Yes, it’s been 13 years since Husband and I walked down the aisle, sweating profusely because it was about 100 degrees out and the air conditioning in the church picked OUR WEDDING DAY to break down. But despite the heat and the pit stains, it was the absolute best day of my life, except for when my kiddos were born, of course! (I should say RIGHT AFTER my kiddos were born. I can’t go so far as to say labor & delivery was a barrel of laughs.)

The funny thing is that Husband and I have been “together” for 18 years. Yikes! That makes us seem extremely old! And we’ve actually known each other for something like 30 years! (Yes, we grew up together. Everyone say, “Awwww….”) No, we did not actually date until the day after we graduated from high school, but we were very good friends, which I think started us off on a firm foundation.

So, husband, thanks for sticking with me through weight fluctuations and bad haircuts (Remember that time I got my hair cut really short and looked like a boy? Yeesh.). You knew me in my “pre-happy-pill days” and still managed to love me, even though I’m sure it seemed like you were sleeping next to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (which makes for a crowded bed). You knew me in my “awkward phase” of 6th grade, and even though you broke my heart by telling me that you didn’t want to “go with me,” you broke the news gently. You’ve even recently attended a marriage class at church with me, which as you tactfully put it was “torture.” But you did it. For me. And for that, and for all that you do, I am eternally grateful.

Meet me on the couch at 9:00. Maybe, if we’re lucky, we’ll get an hour of “alone time” to do what we LOVE to do but haven’t been able to do in a long time because the kids are always around…

Watch our TiVo’d episodes of “Criminal Minds.”

(What were you guys thinking? I know where YOUR minds are! )

Happy anniversary, honey!

**Editor’s Note (That’s just me, by the way): After seeing this photo I tagged on the end of this blog a few times, I’m really lamenting the fact that I do not know how to work PhotoShop. If I did, I would only have ONE chin in this photo, my arm would be trimmed down, and my hair would look a bit less limp. But I don’t know how to do that fancy PhotoShop stuff, so there ya go. You get me, untouched-up.**

11 thoughts on “Happy Anniversary to Me! (Oh, and You Too, Husband!)”

  1. I, too, remember that hot June day…so congratulations to you guys. Enjoy Criminal Minds..which is one of my favorites, right behind History Detectives!! And hopefully someday on your 40th, you can celebrate with Casey’s Pizza (our choice) with your loved ones…with the little ones asking, “Can we swim now, the lightning has stopped?”
    God bless!!

  2. What a great milestone! Congrats! Had to laugh about you fessing up to “the runs.” I love your candor. (We’ve all been there why not say it, right?) Anyway, that got me thinking…do you think that was Mother Nature’s way of trying to help you reach that goal of losing 10 pounds in a month? HA!

  3. nochickens–Yes, I think you’re right! Although considering I’m pretty sure I’ve gained weight since professing my goal to the world (because I haven’t done a damn thing about actually losing the weight yet), I think I’d have to have the runs for at least 2 weeks straight to shed those pounds…

    Hey, how are you faring? Are you dry there? How’s the basement??? I’ve been worried about you!

  4. Happy Anninversary! I hope you’ve been able to stay off the toilet seat today.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. ;o)

  5. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!! Hope you get a chance to watch your shows and that you’ve stayed away from the porcelain god!!

  6. Happy Anniversary! Sorry it took me reading your blog to remember it. I just celebrated your anniversary by calling your hubby and breaking the news to him that #2 and #3 had taken the screen off your (2nd story) MBR window and #2 had the entire upper half of his body hanging out. I hate to be nosy neighbor/sister, but I didn’t feel like I could let that one go. Luckily, it appears none of your offspring took a 12-foot tumble to the soggy ground, as having the spend your anniversary in the ER would definitely cut into your “Criminal Minds”-watching time. So I guess my only anniversary present to you is that I helped to ensure your children made it through the day in one piece. Sorry that’s not a very exciting gift. You can give me something similar for my 13th ann. 5 weeks from today!

  7. Happy Anniversary!
    I too, remeber that day! The day I got to give you Brian for good! 🙂
    Thanks momof2dancers for saving the day.

  8. Aw, untouched up but fabulous none the less. 🙂

    Nice story (sweet might be streching it ) and what doesn’t every couple of littles have to meet on the couch to do that stuff they LOVe to do but rarely get the chance? lol.

    Hope your anniversary is a great one!

  9. Happy Anniversary! I remember that summer, when both of you got married. Your poor parents! 😉 Don’t worry, all 3 of us girls got married within a 3 month span, and then had our first children within weeks of one another, so I’m all for givin’ it to ’em good 😉

    Hope you’re feeling better.

  10. Congrats! I would like to say that I remember a lot about that day, but I think my memories were clouded by having to spray paint a bunch of stuff gold and cranberry the night before. What I do remember was a really fun night, the dj acting a little “off” (a nice way of saying “high”) tasting my first wine cooler, which I thought tasted like rubber bands, and a ton of people dancing, laughing, and having a great time!I think there were even backflips involved! Thanks for setting such a good example with your marriage for me, and your kids!!! I wish you a zillion more years of happiness!!!
    I am also sorry that it took this blog for me to acknowledge today, but did you really expect any different from me?!?

  11. Thanks for all of the fabulous well-wishes! We did not get to watch “Criminal Minds” at 9:00 because I had forgotten that THE CELTICS WERE PLAYING, but that gave me time to catch up on reading blogs, so we both had a good time anyway! 🙂

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