I am writing this because I failed to make a public declaration of my love for Ashley on our 38th wedding anniversary on October 25. Thirty-eight years! Sounds like a lot to me, and I’ve probably made it seem a lot longer than that to him! Poor guy! My Mom used to have a piece of paper attached to our refrigerator which read:
“I know my husband is smarter than I, because I was dumb enough to marry him, and he was smart enough to marry me!”
Allow me to rephrase that saying to fit my own circumstances:
“I know I’m smarter than my husband, because he was dumb enough to marry me, and I was smart enough to marry him!”
One more line before the obligatory “poem.” As many of you know, my father died of colon cancer in 1991. I have since then managed to avoid having a colonoscopy, although I attest to the correctness and safety of both my brothers in that they have been fully “colonoscopized” My Dr. finally insisted that I have one done, so I called for an appointment. The clerk gave me the next available date, and without a thought, I took it! It wasn’t until a couple of days before the procedure that I realized I had scheduled my test for October 25 – our anniversary! What a gift! At least I have the pleasure of telling him that with three benign polypectomies, I am squeaky clean of the dreaded “C.”
So I really have a lot to apologize for. . .but if you know me at all, you will see the following little ditty as hardly apologetic. But I do love him:
“Plus qu’hier, moins que demain”
When Frost is on the Pumpkin
It is a beautiful day, though chilly
And my husband avows that it’s also windy.
I would know myself, were it windy or not,
but I have devised a clever plot.
Hubs wakes early – even in standard time
He always rises and dons a warm robe
Being a hot sleeper, I wear little at night
Nor do I don a robe, unless I’m in sight.
Before I rise from bed for the day
I sneak out and let Princess from her crate.
I tell her “Go find Daddy! He’ll let you out!
So she races to find him (aren’t I a lout?)
Patiently, with but a few sighs,
Hubs asks if she’d like to go outside.
Her excited leap of affirmation – no surprise.
And I smile in bed with firmly closed eyes.
For today, anyway, that’s about enough. . .