Saturday, July 6, 2013


"So, do you have a blog post ready to go for our anniversary?"  dh asked me a few days ago. Ummm, actually, I didn't.

And then I saw that some kind soul had posted about our anniversary on LFCA  -- so I kind of felt obligated to come up with something, lol.

Year 28 (!) has been challenging for us -- particularly the last few months, dealing with job loss/extra-early unexpected retirement. We're slowly adjusting to the new reality -- dh to his new status as househusband, me to mine as solo commuter. We know we've survived far worse crises (& if you are a regular reader of this blog, you know what they are). We got through those, and we will get through this too.

I've been off work this past week. We've been checking out caterers & party rentals, pulling weeds & cleaning up the yard. There was a heavy rain last week that left a puddle of water in our basement & mildew on the baseboards :p  -- as a result, we got the eavestroughs cleaned, some landscaping done (sloping the ground away from the wall & planting grass) and may have to look into some new drywall. :p  Dh sometimes finds handyman stuff frustrating -- but as we worked in the yard, pruning and pulling weeds, he commented that "When you're out here working with me, I feel like I get so much more accomplished." We were both amazed by how much we got done in just a few hours.

I like the picture above of Pooh & Piglet, leaning into a blustery wind, but walking on together, hand in hand. There is a stained glass ornament that hangs on our bedroom mirror of Pooh & Piglet (not the picture above, but the same idea), inscribed "It didn't matter where they went as long as they went together." I can't think of a better way to sum up what these 28 years of marriage have meant to me.

Steak dinner tonight! : )

27 (2012)
26 (2011)
My wedding
25 years (2010)
24 years (2009)
23 years (2008)


  1. Congratulations on your 28th anniversary! Trust me, this is no mean feat! I admire you in so many ways. I love that Pooh and Piglet picture. And if hubby gets bored, please let him work at Chapters so you can get a discount.

  2. Congratulations on 28th anniversary!!!

    I love love this:
    "It didn't matter where they went as long as they went together."

  3. Happy anniversary!!! I agree with the previous commenter that it's no mean feat. Salute to the both of you...and LOVE LOVE LOVE the image of Piglet+Pooh as well as the quote.

  4. Congratulations on 28 years!! The image of Pooh and Piglet walking hand along with that quote is a beautiful one and a fitting one for you and dh. Wishing you both many, many more years together, filled with adventure and joy!

  5. Congratulations. I love the idea of walking hand in hand through the years. That's certainly what you and DH are doing.

    But I have to say, if my DH said "When you're out here working with me, I feel like I get so much more accomplished" we would have split or hired a gardener a long time ago! (Fortunately DH likes being out in the garden, and I like cooking. Usually.)

  6. Congratulations! How awesome to have 28 years of a happy marriage -- and you and your DH do seem particularly well matched and content with each other's company. Well done. : D

  7. This sounds weird from a virtual stranger, but I admire your marriage. I remember in the very early days after losing Eliza when I was reading grief books talking about the high percentages of couples who divorce after the loss of a child and I was so afraid of everything and I found your blog and was so relieved that the joy in your marriage could survive everything. Happy anniversary.

  8. Thanks, everyone. :) I do want to make it clear that our marriage is not perfect... the first weekend of my week off, there was a moment when I was so pissed off at dh that I told him that if this was the way the week was going to go, I might as well go back to work on Monday. ;)

    But the moment passed. When you're been together 28 years, you gain enough perspective to know that it usually, eventually does. ; ) And the good moments generally outnumber/outweigh the bad.

  9. Congratulations on your anniversary and I hope you had a great week off.

  10. Congratulations and Happy anniversary :)

  11. I love this image of Pooh and Piglet facing the wind together. Happy anniversary!