Saturday, March 1, 2008
Oh my gosh.
It's my blogiversary!!! And I don't have a give-away planned!
And I have no money for said un-planned giveaway.
Well, internets? You'll just have to wait until I start working a little more regularly.
So I will put it off.
Because, really. Isn't that what I do anyway? I don't think it would be very "me" if I just did a bloggy giveaway on my ACTUAL blogiversary, would it, now? I already know what I'm going to give out. Here's a hint: It has to do with cooking.
It's not a piece of All Clad.
Guess what else??? It was mine and Zuddy's Anniversary yesterday! Yep! Leap Day. We had a nice night together (thanks to Zuddy...) We just hung out, held hands and watched TV. Here's the thing that made it special, though: I needed to get my mile walk in, so I popped in my walking dvd and Zuddy did it with me. Now THAT is love, my friends.
Gosh. I wish I had a scanner - I'd scan a wedding day photo of us. Here's an idea, though. Go here and click on the last photo. You can see some photos we had taken soon after we were married.
Zuddy and I were engaged for three years. I wanted to finish college before we got married, but I ended up doing a student internship, which delayed my graduation.
I hated planning the wedding. I bought a dress right away - that was the easy part. But then I couldn't get caterers to call me back, and to think about a band or a DJ when neither of us likes to dance? Well....it just didn't seem like fun or like "us". It just didn't feel right. Plus? My parents gave me money to go towards our wedding and it just seemed to be a waste to use it for one day when what we really wanted was a house. So we got antsy, bought a house and got hitched. The only reason we got married is because we didn't want to live together before we got married - not because either of us has a problem with that, but his parents would've freaked out.
So we ended up getting married on a Thursday by a Justice of the Peace. I went to class in the morning and we got married at lunch. We had closed on our house the previous day and we had a party in our empty little house. It was totally low-key, totally un-fussy. Whoever could come on a Thursday came and that was that! We had cakes from Cafe Latte and we both took Friday off and moved me into our little house!
Zuddy's parents were FURIOUS. Well, his Mom was. Probably his Dad was, too, but he's pretty easy-going. I got a nasty letter from his Mom telling me how sinful it was to be not be married in God's house or something like that. It's not the first nasty letter I've received from her - oh, no! We affectionately call any letter from her a "nasty-gram". Whenever we get a letter in the mail from her, it typically sits around until one of us (usually Zuddy) gets up the nerve to open it. It's been a while since we've gotten a nasty one. Probably since we had the Noodle. I never even acknowledged them. In my opinion, if something is bugging you, you talk to the person who is part of the problem. If not? You're either a coward or you've decided it's not important enough to make a stink about. And - in retrospect? Most things really aren't important enough to make a stink about, in my opinion.
So there! That was 12 years ago. The first couple of years were rough. Zuddy is sooo laid back and I just wasn't. It was tough getting used to living with each other.
But after all this time, we've found our groove. We really don't fight much (thank you Zoloft). We're still totally low-key...I'm waaayyyy more low key. We don't need much to make us happy. And the most important thing to me is that we have a cozy, happy, healthy home for our little girl.