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365 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BEING MARRIED!

#360: I’m yours Walter! Forever! May 25, 2012

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Dear Walter,

I love you and I am yours forever and ever!  Smooches! 🙂

I’m Yours by Jason Mraz

Well you’ve done done me and you bet I felt it
I tried to be chill but you’re so hot that I melted
I fell right through the cracks
and now I’m trying to get back
Before the cool done run out
I’ll be giving it my bestest
Nothing’s going to stop me but divine intervention
I reckon it’s again my turn to win some or learn some

I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I’m yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you’re free
Look into your heart and you’ll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing, we’re just one big family
It’s our God-forsaken right to be loved loved loved loved loved

So I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait I’m sure

There’s no need to complicate
Our time is short
This is our fate, I’m yours

Do you want to, come on, scootch over closer dear
And I will nibble your ear

I’ve been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed
I guess what I’ll be saying is there ain’t no better reason
To rid yourself of vanities and just go with the seasons
It’s what we aim to do
Our name is our virtue

But I won’t hesitate no more, no more
It cannot wait, I’m yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you’re free
Look into your heart and you’ll find that the sky is yours
so please don’t, please don’t, please don’t.
There’s no need to complicate
’cause our time is short
This oh, this oh, this is our fate, I’m yours

 

#357: Tribute to a married couple – Ron and Jan May 22, 2012

This is a tribute to other married couples in general and to my cousins Ron and Jan in particular.  Here’s a picture from their 30th wedding anniversary party.  We were fortunate to be able to celebrate with them.  They have been a role model to me.  They are beautiful people separately and of course together.  I love you guys, wish you continued happiness and thank you for your example!  🙂

 

#355: I will always love you May 20, 2012

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My husband makes me feel like I am home.

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Lovesong by Adele

Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am young again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am fun again

However far away I will always love you
However long I stay I will always love you
Whatever words I say I will always love you
I will always love you

Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am free again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am clean again

However far away I will always love you
However long I stay I will always love you
Whatever words I say I will always love you
I will always love you

 

#354: I will never leave you May 19, 2012

When we were courting, I told my husband that I was looking for someone to stay.  He told me that he wanted to stay and that he would.  He still tells me, “I will never leave you.”   I believe him.

 

#348: How he proposed May 13, 2012

The day was August 8, 2006.  We had met 5 months earlier on St. Patrick’s Day.  He picked me up from the Van Ness subway stop.  He did that every day.  That afternoon he had asked my mother for permission to propose to me. I saw him in the car and walked over. He got out of the car and came around to the passenger side as if to open the door for me.  He got down on one knee and had the ring in its box.  He said, “Will you marry me?” I said, “Yes.”  Then I said, “Are you going to be able to get up?”  🙂

Van Ness – UDC (WMATA station)

Van Ness – UDC (WMATA station) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

#345: Kiss and Ride May 10, 2012

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I love the morning kiss goodbye at the subway.  And the evening kiss hello.  🙂

Kiss And Ride

Kiss And Ride (Photo credit: Arc-light)

 

 

#321: Movie Mondays – Bridesmaids April 16, 2012

Bridesmaids (2011 film)

Bridesmaids (2011 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Year: 2011

Genre: Comedy/Romance

Description from http://www.IMDb.com: Competition between the maid of honor and a bridesmaid, over who is the bride’s best friend, threatens to upend the life of an out-of-work pastry chef.

Wife:  This movie is really about the maid of honor and it is more about friendship than marriage. But I’m a sucker for wedding movies so there you have it.  It was very funny. I love Maya Rudolph, she is so naturally funny, earthy and quirky.  The themes of the movie are friendship, believing in yourself, loving yourself, and competition between friends.  Kristen Wiig‘s character is so very likeable.  Melissa McCarthy‘s character is crude but hilarious.  (Warning: there are definitely some unladylike scenesand foul language in this movie).  However, very funny movie.

Husband: I thought it was hilarious at times and contrived at others.  Melissa McCarthy stole the show.  She was the funniest but was not the focus of the movie.  This movie was better than The Hangover.

Husband-Wife Compatibility Rating: 8 (Wife gave it a 10, husband gave it a 6).

 

#314: Movie Mondays – Midnight in Paris April 9, 2012

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Year: 2011

Genre: Comedy/Fantasy/Romance

Description from http://www.IMDb.com: A family travel to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple who are forced to confront their differing views of a perfect life.

Wife: I loved it.  I had forgotten it was a Woody Allen movie but was reminded by the opening shots.  Allen clearly loves Paris the way he loves New York.  It’s an enchanting story – funny, beautiful, romantic.  Owen Wilson was great.  A magical story about Paris in the 20s.  Kathy Bates is a perfect Gertrude Stein.

Husband: It was creative.  I liked the cameos by historical figures.

Husband-Wife Compatibility Rating: 7 (Wife gave it a 9, Husband a 5.  It was romantic enough for Wife but not funny enough for husband).

 

#291: St. Patty, Patron Saint of My Marriage March 17, 2012

Oxalis acetosella

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St. Patrick has always brought good luck, love and blessings to my marriage.  Here are just a few things:

1) I first returned to the Catholic faith of my upbringing about 7 or 8 years ago.  I started attending St. Patrick’s church in downtown DC.  It’s right near my office.  I started praying for a husband in that very church.

2) A few years later, I had my first date with my husband.  On St. Patrick’s Day.

3) A year ago, we bought our first house.  The house closed.  On St. Patrick’s Day.

So it’s not a ton of things, but they are a few very significant things.  I believe that St. Patrick watches over my marriage.  Who knows what else he has in store for my marriage? 🙂

Statue of St. Patrick in Aughagower, County Mayo

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St. Patrick’s Prayer for the Faithful

May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
– Against the snares of the evil one.

May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!

May Thy Grace, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and forevermore. Amen.

 

#285: Happy Valentine’s Day from my husband March 11, 2012

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My husband sent me this lovely flower box for Valentine’s Day.  Aren’t they pretty? He likes to send living arrangements as opposed to cut flowers.  They may not last a whole year but at least half a year.  He sent me a potted rose last year that made it about 9-10 months.  I should have brought it home and planted it in the yard but by that time it was tall and gangly with thorns.  Not a great match for the subway.

Now each day at work, I get to garden, look at and enjoy my flowers, and think about the sweet man who sent them to me.  Thank you Walter!  Love you!  🙂