Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The last day of being a single digit

Tomorrow is our 10 year wedding anniversary. With all that's been going on, it kinda just slipped in there, almost unnoticed by both of us. Typically Dec - April is one non-stop party for us because it's Christmas with my birthday shortly therafter, V-Day, anniversary, S's birthday. And poor S, by the time he gets to his birthday in the line-up of events, I think we're both tired of celebrating. This year has been more chaotic than usual with the whole house buying/house selling/remodeling thing.

Usually we mutually dismiss Valentine's Day. Our anniversary used to be an excuse to go see a play and go to our favorite restaurant. It still is, but we need a babysitter now, which complicates things.

People have always said to me that marriage is so hard, it takes work, blah blah blah. I feel so odd in saying this, but it's been one of the easiest things I've done. So on one hand it really doesn't feel like something that needs to be celebrated like one would celebrate an achievement like climbing Mt. Everest or getting a perfect SAT score. It's not like it's been a struggle or anything. But on the other hand, it's TEN YEARS!

We're coming home tomorrow to a dude delivering us cabinets, so I suppose a new kitchen is a kind of 10 year anniversary gift to each other. That will be followed by a homemade meal, our normal Julia routine, and me huddled next to the space heater. Gosh, we're so exciting!

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