two years today… May 22nd, 2012
Two years ago today we were getting married! Times flies when you’re having fun, as they say. It’s been an amazing two years. For some reason it feels much more recent than that, especially looking through all the photos just now. Last night we were discussing the fact that we’ve known each other for 8 years, almost a whole decade, and THAT is crazy.
So, I still haven’t edited our wedding video… Or even watched the footage for that matter. I should get on that. I’m sure there are some pretty funny memories on those tapes. Part of me is scared of putting the DV tapes in the video camera (old school style) and accidentally hitting the erase button, the other half of me is just lazy and hasn’t gotten around to it. I have a lot of half-edited projects sitting around as it is…
Anyways, we are having a pretty low-key celebration this year. The whole cotton (or modern, china) anniversary gift guide* for the 2nd year of marriage left me feeling uninspired and Matt asking if there were any t-shirts I wanted. Ro. Mance. Instead, Matt made me breakfast in bed this morning!! Now that is love. Love is also looking at our shared calendar on the iPad and noticing that Matt wrote “got married” on today’s date, with an alarm alert set for 15 minutes prior, no less. Awwww. He sure does make me laugh.
Tonight we are going to grill up some lamb kabobs, and I’m going to attempt to make baklava for dessert. I should have consulted Aunt Eileen for a recipe for this one, but it’s a last minute decision, so I hope this one is good. I find it helps to type “easy” in front of recipes, and there is always some version to be found on the internet for people like me who like to use minimal ingredients and the simplest directions possible.
*Can we discuss this webpage for a minute? This is hilarious, I don’t even know where to start. Who decides these things? Appliances at 4 years of marriage?? Are we talking like a new dishwasher or a coffee pot or what? Because if the dishwasher blows before we get to year 4, I’m not going to wait for a new one. I’m sure I just jinxed myself there. Next, silverware at 5 years? Are we eating with our hands up until then? Assuming we have perfectly good forks and knives already, isn’t that a little wasteful to just buy new ones? Ok, year 6 (we’re now “truly devoted” phew) your choice is candy… or iron. Either one, whatever works, Snickers Bar or a new crowbar. The next few years are acceptable I guess (except desk sets, that is weird), but then we get to year 16, where we’ve already run out of taditional gifts and your backup plan consists of “silver hollowware.” I’m sure I could type “hollowware” into Google and find out it actually is something specific, but I keep thinking of it as hollow vs solid. Like the choice you have to make at the CVS around Easter-time, do you spend the extra $1 on 4x as much chocolate or do you cheap out on the hollow bunny that will likely have it’s ear caved in by the time you get it home. Always go with the solid chocolate. So then, we’re still all out of ideas until year 20, where we are back to china again. Year 24, Musical Instruments. Not sure what we’re gonna do that year due to our lack of musical ability. Fastforward to year 32, “Conveyances,” I really like this concept. It’s been a damn long time, now give me some of your crap. Matt will be conveying all his bicycles to me that year, where will I put them all?? I better start thinking about that now… I like the ideas for the next several years, although I have no idea what Beryl is, I’m guessing some sort of random gemstone. At 42 years, we’re talking “Improved Real Estate.” I think this means you have to go clean out the gutters and repaint the house. For the 44th year, you get groceries. Groceries. What a genius idea, I’m going to get you something we already normally get in order to survive. I might step it up that year and get Peapod delivered. If you make it one more year though, you get sapphires. NOW! We are talking. Then, 46 and 47, “original poetry” and “books,” I really like these, I’ll look forward to those years. If you make it to 50, you have no choice, modern and traditional, it’s gotta be GOLD. Ahh I love things you can find on the Internet.
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