Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It's Tuesday! (Again)

Tuesdays have special significance for us because of the street parking situation in our old neighborhood, but I've told you that story before. Hang around with me long enough, and you'll die from boredom as I repeat the same stories over and over again. (Pity the dude.)

Tuesdays are the day I pack the garbage from my craft room my not-very-gently-used charts into an envelope and well, I don't really ship them because I have a stack that need to go out...I do, however, draw the name. Today's winner is Kathryn, who alleges never to win anything. There, I've made a liar of her.

Tomorrow is the dude's and my 9th anniversary. We've now been married as long as we dated. I'll have a photo of his anniversary present--whether it's done or not--and a list of the nine reasons he can't shake me I love him.

Oh, and I do usually share my answer to the question, don't I? My favorite Christmas tradition...oh, is it opening all my presents before Christmas and rewrapping them? Lobster stew? New jammies on Christmas eve? Waking everyone up first thing so we can unwrap the stockings? (We have no children in our nuclear family so someone has to do it.) I think it's our Christmas Eve celebration with my mother's family--the food, the gifts, the traditions, the jokes, even complaining about my grandmother*. My family does accuse me of unwrapping slowest so I have "more" to unwrap than my sister, but honestly I am not conscious of this behavior. Remind me in December, I have to rip through them all faster than anyone. I'm not kidding. I'm tired of the ribbing for my unintentional behavior.

*She really does rip through her presents, throws back a couple of martinis, straps on the feedbag then asks to be taken home. No kidding. Like spending time with us is a punishment.


Anonymous said...

congrats on the anniversary!

C in DC said...

I like your new background. Very spiffy.

Real Live Woman said...

Like the new look and happy anniversary!

KarenV said...

Happy Anniversary!

Kathryn said...

But I didn't win before. Now I have, so I can't say it again. Thanks for the raffle and happy anniversary. It takes a lot of work to be married, but it is Worth It!

Donna said...

Happy Anniversary!






Lana said...

You're background is...uh...bright!! Good lord, I wasn't awake until your page popped up and POW! No need for coffee now!! lol...I love it! Congrats on your anniversary!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Happy Anniversary to you and the Dude. LOL at your Grandmother. We need more Grandmother stories....please!!

Laura Elizabeth said...

I actually said WOW out loud when I hit your page this morning. My co-worker turned around and said WOW too and then "cool"!. Two WOWs and a cool on the new design from Connecticut, in case you were in need of affirmation.

Happy anniversary to you and the Dude!

Adrienne Martini said...


FWIW - the new design scares me. I fear change. (And I miss your blogroll. How will I know who to read now?)


Anna van Schurman said...

Thanks for the comments on the new background. I love orange and a few years ago I was in a design seminar where they told us that these swirls were the new black. Also, I had that boring old skin for ages and ages. Still, I may go back to it after summer ends. Mostly because this new design doesn't let me use tiny type when I want to.

Adrienne, how about a compromise? I keep the bright but add back the blogroll. I thought it made the right hand column too long and thought everyone had google reader to rely on. But I can stand corrected.