|When You Say Extravaganza, Are We Talking About Organdy And Champagne, Or Phlegm And Pain?
||[Sep. 25th, 2013|01:08 pm]
25 September, 2013|
Our 28th wedding anniversary is Sunday. We have tentative plans; dinner and a nice afternoon together. (They're not dramatic plans. We’re old.) There may be a real-world barrier: I'm still barking up phlegm and I still can't open my mouth (or, for that matter, really close it) or chew. Also, I'm getting just a tiny bit whiny. All of these, separately or in conjunction, bend the world away from romance. We shall see.
This year, both of our birthdays are on Saturdays. It has long been my custom to take my birthday off, go out, and do things – at least go for a walk and have lunch out. The last couple of years, Mrs. Professor has taken the day off as well and we've gone to do things together. Mrs. Professor's birthday, not coincidentally, is a week after our anniversary. (She wanted the ceremony before a landmark birthday. I'd wanted it four or five years later. We had a free and open discussion.) We are in discussions as to what we want to do for it. She's deciding if she'd like a party, but I've run into the problem that I have pretty much no-one to invite. Susan and The Ladies, I suppose, but that's about it.
Neither of us is actually swimming in friends. A lot of people have fallen away or moved away over the years from her circle, and of course I haven't made any friends since high school, over forty years back by now. Not only did I never learn the knack – or, for that matter, many human habits at all – but most people talk to me once or twice and keep their distance after that. (I still have no explanation for why Mrs. Professor hung around. I guess I smell that different from her family.)
Hmmm. Not the path I was originally going down. Let me recap. Anniversary. Plans. Unless I'm still coughing, unable to eat, and in pain.
Did a laundry last week – Mrs. P was running low on tops. It's been my intent to take all of the quilts and comforters in the house and wash them as well, as we're nibbling up on comforter season. The laundromat I use has what they advertise as a Monster Washer – a 125 pound commercial machine that's taller than I am. I figure I'd just dump everything in there at once. Quick, efficient, and I get the fun of the building shaking when it goes into spin. I was thinking about Sunday, but, oops, maybe not.
It'll be a full weekend, whatever comes. Dinner and togetherness, pain and illness, either way we'll have plenty to occupy us. And either can easily lead to drinking. We have a plan!
Yay anniversary!! Yay birthdays!! Yay!!
Now, feel better!!
to get back to the no-friend thing, I seem to have that problem as well. I have one that I see on a regular basis and a bunch of acquaintances and couple friends that we get together with so often. I'm not good with people in general no matter how outgoing and bubbly I am. I think I have issues with seeing the same person over and over and having to "deal" with their personalities and differences...
it's a wonder I'm married!
I think I have issues with seeing the same person over and over and having to "deal" with their personalities and differences...
That's what happens to me! I can manage one or two meetings, then the bubbliness settles and things get complicated.
Oh! Happy Anniversary! XXXXXX
If I was within cooeee I'd totally pop in!
Happy Anniversary! Hope you are well enough to enjoy it!
First, Happy Anniversary!
Second, hope you feel better soon.
I can relate to your issue with friends. I'm an introvert. My friends are also introverts. (And yes, I count you as a friend, Professor.) So we get together almost as often as the members of the Procrastination Society.
I made a reply to this 10/25 and it *vanished* .
I hope the weekend went well ! .
Somehow I don't think anything could ever bend you two away from romance ~ true romance isn't like in the movies , it endures over the decades just like you two .
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY ! .