Still Windy After All These Years

As I prepare this post, it’s Saturday afternoon and we are awaiting Hurricane Irene, which is on track to hit here tomorrow.

We may lose power and, if so, it could be several days before it’s restored.

Funny how things go in cycles, or circles, or to be more trite – how history repeats itself. Hurricane Irene will arrive tomorrow – our 40th Wedding Anniversary.

Amazingly, there was a heavy storm on the day we married, too (our wedding story here). We had no clue at the rehearsal dinner the night before that we’d awake to gale force winds. Of course, the technology was not as advanced then – no doppler radar, no computer models for storm tracking, no frantic weathermen updating us hourly.

Tomorrow…. when the storm arrives, it will surely seem familiar. We’ll be reminded of that day we promised to stay together through thick and thin, sunshine and storms! We’ll spend our 40th experiencing yet another adventure together.

We’ve stocked up on batteries, extra water, and non-perishable food. Oh, and one additional item. Champagne. It is an anniversary. 😉



P.S. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and also for your comments for Sir Beads! It was a real treat for me to have a “guest” writer. (Hope he’ll do it again some day!)

And Happy Anniversary to Carol (belated), and to Kelly and to Clenna, who also celebrate this week!

Wedded Bliss

And they said it wouldn’t last. (Just kidding.)


Thirty-eight years ago tomorrow . . .

[ I was in kindergarten. Why are you laughing? I WAS! 😉 ]

I was lucky enough to marry a man who has made my life happier than I ever could have imagined. I’m sure in a dictionary somewhere – there’s a picture of him right beside the words “great husband”.

He’s been my best friend, a loving father for our kids, and the perfect partner through whatever life has sent our way.

If you were to ask him, I’m sure he’d say the same thing about me . . .

Isn’t that right, Dear?

Dear??? Isn’t that right?

Seriously, we’re so lucky. Please celebrate with us . . .


and a slice of cake all around! 😀