Thursday, August 09, 2007

Anniversary today

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It's my anniversary today. I can't believe we made it 16 years! Oh my god. No, he really is a good man and I'm glad we've weathered the bad along with the good. We actually have known each other for 18 years now. I met him in '89 and he was in the military and up in Wash. from California for a festival. He asked me to dance and I did. I thought he was cute but I was still a little hung up on a previous boyfriend. He was persistant and kind. We went on a few dates before he went back to Long Beach. He sent me roses, he sent me love letters. I fell for him pretty quick and within 6 months or so I moved to California. Peole thought I was off my rocker and worried that I was moving so far away and they really didn't know my boyfriend well. It wasn't the best move for me as he was set to go on a 6 mo. cruise with the navy. I didn't care as I was young and in love. Thank good it worked out. I often wonder if I hadn't made the move down there would we have gotten together?

He got out of the navy and went back to college. We moved up to wash. and since then have lived in different places such as Maui and caribbean (in our scuba diver days) and back in Washington the last 10 years. Sometimes, I miss those carefree days of less responsibility but family is the most important thing. Now, if I could just get him to be happy about the weather! We have been having 60-to 70's weather and he is not happy being a CA boy. I thought he would just get over it after all these years but no.....

Ahhhh, I remember the days in the beginning. It's hard to get any romance anymore! And when you have kids it's even harder. Always "momma, dadda, this, this, this.... " so what I will try to do on Sunday or later is see if Grandma will watch him as she wants to take him birthday or school shopping and then we will get a night out on our own for dinner or a movie or just some alone time. Things/relationships always change over time but we are comfortable with each other and the love is still there. Knock on wood.

In other news, I revisited a wt loss success story at http://www.msteechur.com/. I take inspiration from this lady as she lost a lot of weight, wow the before and afters! And that she has done the Danskin 3 times and doing marathons. I watched her 2006 Danskin video and that was cool to see what I'm in for next week. I'll keep an eye out for her in case she is at this year's event. I like to see that it (the wt loss) can be done and can be maintained. That people really can change for good. I know it's rare but it does happen. I know of a few people personally.
Also, I was reading this article on 'happiness myths' at http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=903.
I don't think I wait to be happy but it was good to be reminded to just get out there and live life and try for your goals even if you are heavy.

I hope everyone is having a good week and I'll see you on you blogs!

7 comments:

Spidey said...

Amazing to believe that you will be running in a marathon very soon! Post photos! I am very proud to know you!!

Christine said...

Happy Anniversary to you. I have much to learn - Sunday is my 1st wedding anniversary! Take care.

Chris H said...

Congrats on your anniversary..... isn't it neat to know you are still happy and in love after all those years? Hope you have a neat weekend.

"The Captain" said...

No it wasn't me. The fake captain is off to his mischief. I guess he didn't like the grilling I gave him on my audioblog. A rule of thumb is if it is to off the wall I didn't write it.
Jeff

"The Captain" said...

I noticed you lost some more weight! great job

Christie said...

Happy Anniversary Patty. 16 years is such an accomplishment in our world today! I know sometimes you feel less romance these days but if the love is still there you can work on getting the romance back. Don't wait for him to make first moves, do some really sweet and romantic things for him and see what happens!

I think you are doing so well and I'm so proud of you. You are going to kick ass at this marathon!

Marshmallow said...

Happy anniversary, Patty! Hubby is lucky to have had you reigned in for 16 years ;-)