I've been giving the kids a break from my blog for the holidays. I'll get back to them. A lot of people are talking about resolutions. We don't really do anything special for New Years. The last time I rang in the New Year awake was about 5 years ago when my husband had kidney stones and I had to take him to the emergency room.
I don't think forward at this time. This week of the year I think back on my relationship with my husband. I believe that was the last New Year I had a resolution. We met the day after Christmas in 1984 and that night he asked if I wanted to go camping for New Years Eve. You see, we kind of defy common sense for how to begin a meaningful and long term relationship, and the advice I would give my daughters. We not only met in a night club, we fell in love at maybe not 1st sight but definitely first dance. To the Foreigner song "I Want To Know What Love Is " no less. Strangely enough we had lived in a relatively small town and went to the same high school but never met. It had to be a magic night because at the time all of my laundry was dirty and I was wearing a pink sweater with white cats all across the front except one black one (anyone remember those?) that my parents bought me for Christmas and white ankle boots. Both of which he hated but talked to me any way. My friend wanted to leave early. He offered me a ride home. I said "that was fine but I really mean a ride straight home, don't try anything" and I Meant It! The next night he called to see if I would go out and I said, "no", "I was too tired because I stayed out late and had needed to go to work at 7 that morning," I still hadn't done my laundry either." But maybe the next night."
That's how I really caught him. Intrigue. He claims he considered never calling back but I know better.
The next night we did go out and have been together ever since. That New Years Eve of 84/85 we spent camping with his friends. It was a cold clear night and we had a bon fire. We slept in the back of his truck and he didn't try anything, I Mean It!
That was when I had the resolution that I was gonna keep this one!
Especially when I got home and saw how I looked that morning and he still stayed around.
That's how he caught me.
When we woke up this morning I realized it was the 25th Anniversary of the 1st time we spent a whole night and woke up next to each other. I was still glad to be there, it is more Awe inspiring to me than the over the top excitement we felt at being in love that 1st New Year.
I won't tell you if he tried anything, I Mean It! :)
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