Bill and I celebrated our 35th anniversary yesterday. Holy cow! My card to him said that if I hadn't found him, I'd probably be driving someone else nuts now. Outwardly romantic? No, but he knows what I mean. I often ask him if I'm driving him crazy yet. Sometimes he even listens and answers.
I can honestly say that our marriage hasn't taken much work, but I certainly acknowledge that sometimes a relationship does require attention and it is sad that some people will put so much into careers, hobbies and children yet not give much effort to their marriage. One person can't do the work alone, nor can they force change on their partner. Bill and I have been lucky to share pretty much the same outlook and goals so it has been easier for us than some. The hard times we've faced have been from the outside world, or things just plain out of our mortal hands. Weathering them together strengthened our bond.
We're such comfortable old folks right now, we didn't do anything special to commemorate this event. We went to the cottage, the kids visited and we had an enjoyable weekend. The table held yellow roses from Bill, predictable but sweet.
If you need help figuring out what to do today that isn't labor, I have a book and a knitting pattern to recommend.
The book is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It seems to be on display everywhere. I bought my copy at Target and am glad I didn't wait for the long reserve line at the public library. Click here to read about it Amazon.
If you knit and have an infant to 4 year old in your life, the September issue of Creative Knitting magazine has an easy hat on page 54. It calls for DK weight yarn, and the hat is worked using 2 strands throughout. The ties on the hat I made for Colton are knitted I-cord rather than twisted cord as given in the directions. I used a washable acrylic yarn, Patons' Astra in Copen Blue.