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how time flies

...when you're having fun.

Can't exactly say the past 29 years have been fun, but they've been alternately fun, scary, exhilarating, boring, crazy-making, wild, and a few other adjectives I can't think of. (Which is to say, time hasn't always flown over the past three decades, but then again, sometimes it has.)

Today is my 29th wedding anniversary. Spouse is in Sitka, Alaska this week, then flies to wild and wooly New Jersey for next week. Yes, this is one of those periods where the grass will grow like hay until he gets home.

For some reason, I'm remembering his Junior and Senior years at the academy, while we were dating, and the dragon of a Social Director they had, and the requisite dancing and social lessons the cadets had to endure. Heh. Then again, I'm also remembering his first assignment as an Ensign, on Governor's Island in the middle of NYC, and me a newly minted officer's wife. Attending officer's wives teas and having to wear white gloves and do the whole she-bang. All I can say is:


Along with no more officer's wives functions, I also am much wider, I have less body hair (one nice thing about getting older) and Spouse also is carrying extra weight, instead of the &%@# 4% body fat he used to have when younger!!!! There's a scar on his cute little tight butt cheek from when a nurse once gave him a shot, and his muscles clenched, and they couldn't get the needle out. Yes, tight gluts. At one time, VERY tight gluts. :-)

Ah, time, the big equalizer.

We have three grandkids, two kids and one kid-in-law, a resident elderly father and a pain-in-the-ass cat. The father and cat and one kid live here, the grandkids and their parents live on the other side of the country. Which, if nothing else, gives me an excuse to hop a plane every so often.

However, I think sooner or later, when Spouse takes his annual Hawaii/Guam trip, I may just hop the plane with him and escape for a while. So I don't, you know, go postal and kill everything in sight from stress. Yeah, that's a good idea.


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Jun. 5th, 2006 04:36 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. :)

A lot of couples don't make it anywhere close to that long together.
Jun. 5th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I attribute our longevity to two things: life being so chaotic there wasn't any time to get a divorce, and also--a huge thing--we don't own any guns.

Never underestimate not owning guns.

Although, I snickered at a bumpersticker yesterday:

GUN CONTROL: Both hands on the gun at once.
Jun. 5th, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. Hell, I only made it a third that long and at this point, if we'd stayed married it would have been 29, which is one scary thought, both in the age department and the thought of having stayed married to him that long....
Jun. 5th, 2006 06:46 pm (UTC)

LOL! Some people inspire that kind of horror. Spouse inspires only occasional homicidal rage, frustration and/or abject depression; at other times, he's good for chores around the house, for snickering over things that tickle our skewed sense of humor, and to talk baseball and sports with the resident father.

It also helps he's gone a great deal of the time, traveling for his job. Absence doth gloss over a wealth of sins.

Jun. 5th, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm convinced that's the only reason we stayed married the nearly 13 years; he was TDY so much that we'd actually only spent eight years together. :g:
Jun. 5th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your anniversary. 29, huh? So, does that mean your marriage is having a saturn return? *GGG*
Jun. 5th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
Oh GOD...oh no. I hadn't even thought of that. Oh Lordy. I should haul out the ephemeris and look up the exact placement of Saturn on our wedding day in '77, and see when the return is/was.

Jun. 5th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
Happy Anniversary, love!
And definitely take the Hawaii/Guam trip...!
Jun. 6th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :smooch:
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