Monday, October 24, 2011

cackling smugly

My Main Man and I have been together for twenty years today.

I'll give that a moment to sink in ....

And yup, I'm putting it out there y'all. Two blogs, twitter, facebook, I'd sky-write it if I could afford it 'cos you know why?
It's fucking awesome.

But, of course, within a few minutes of putting it up on facebook I got a somewhat-snide, humourous but not-so-funny comment implying that I was a bit of a show-off. To which I say: uh, YEAH, I'm showing off here.
'Cos you know why?
It's fucking awesome.

I'm not saying I'm better than you. I'm not saying my life is perfect. What I'm saying is I am incredibly, remarkably, wonderfully lucky and proud.

So here I sit, it's Monday. I caved and collected antibiotics this morning to try and clear up the chest infection I've been fighting for nearly 3 weeks. My eyelash extensions are falling out taking the last remaining 10 real lashes with them. I'd love to arrange a Halloween party for the girls and their neighbourhood friends but I really can't muster the energy. I'd love to be writing something inspired and publish-worthy but instead I'm (apparently) gloating all over the internets that my life is so awesome.

Cough. Hack. Cackle.

No romantic getaway for us right now. No simultaneous massage, scuba-diving in tepid waters, no slap-up dinner out, not even a glass of wine for me as it turns out ... just the knowledge that we've known each other for ever, that we know all past and present versions of each other, that we love each other more now than ever before.
I think that's pretty good for a Monday.

6 comments:

Anna Bartlett said...

I, for one, say CONGRATS! Well done! And too right, you're lucky! And just to wrap it all up - get well soon.

Kit Lang said...

It's "bragging" to say you've loved and worked and lived together for 20 years? With friends like that...

It is my BSP (Beloved Spouse) and my's 3rd (wedding) anniversary today. We're late-in-life lovers, (50 and 62) and we hope that one day we'll be as lucky as you and be able to say we've been married for 20 years. And if we do make it (physically!) we'll be bragging all over the internet about it too. :p

Congratulations!

dbs said...

You weren't bragging. You were celebrating! That's what life should be about.
My wife and I went on our first date 20 years ago this past March. She doesn't even know I remembered the date. I didn't remind her; she's not really into remembering anniversaries. It's my thing. I was away on a work-related trip but there I was, in a strange hotel room lying there thinking about her, celebrating in my heart.

Anonymous said...

fuck 'em! that is definitely something worth being proud of!

Molly said...

Ah thanks y'all :)
And dbs - you're such a romantic!

julochka said...

how did i get a week behind? first, happy anniversary and yes, it IS fucking awesome. brag away. second, you have lash extensions? really?