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Monday, March 16, 2009

The Dummy Waxes Romantical

So grateful my mom is flying across the ocean to see me today. If she weren't coming then my oven would not be clean right now, and neither would my windows or my garage or my fridge.

Thanks, Mom. You're my inspiration.

Oh, and happy 20th anniversary honey bunches of oats! If we hadn't tied the knot on March 16th 20 years ago we wouldn't be celebrating our 20th anniversary today.

(Isn't life ironic?)

Hey, do you guys mind covering your ears for a sec? I'd like a moment alone with my hub.

Hi Sweetie, remember how bored we were on our honeymoon because we were in Manti and there was no T.V. in our room? And remember how you whispered in my ear in your dreamiest voice, "I wonder what we'll be doing on this day 20 years from now . . . "

And how I whispered back in my cutie-pie voice, "well if we're not divorced, you'll probably be scrubbing toilets in our rented town home while I'm doing sudoku. And then we'll probably be frantically stashing our extra crap into suitcases so we can shove it under our beds before my mom comes to visit."

And remember how you whispered back in your lucky-charm voice, "and we'll probably be up all night listening to our son cough and wheeze until we have to give him a nebulizer treatment."

And how I whispered back in my cream-o-wheat voice, "you silly goose, you don't even know what a nebulizer is yet?"

Did we call it or what?

High five, babe. And thanks for being so romantic even when we're just frantically shoving our extra crap under our bed and giving our son nebulizer treatments.

Jack Johnson's got nothin' on you. Well, besides a successful music career. Oh, and the Curious George thing. But your dance moves can trump his any day. And I bet you'd look better in a van down by the river.

Lub you!



Mahalo for the privacy, peeps! Tomorrow I PINKY PROMISE, as Gad as my witness, I will reveal the name and face of my favorite student as well as more finalists in my I-double-dog-dare-you-to-steal-my-heart-from-Wolfgang contest.

32 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I feel so dirty, listening into your very private conversation.

SO said...

Happy 20 years to you and your hub. That's a big achievement. Especially if he really was scrubbing the toilets.

Jami said...

Happy day, you two love birds!

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Awww- happy Anniversary. I remember when you guys got married, I was a little child thinking you guys were SO COOL. Wow- how time flies.

I love how people coming makes you get your house clean. It's the only reason there is some cleanliness to my home.

Jillybean said...

Where's the chocolate. You didn't mention the chocolate.


Happy anniversary!!

CaJoh said...

Happy 20th Anniversary. I'll have to get some pointers on how to handle the next ten for my wife and I since we'll be celebrating our 10th this year.

Congratulations all around.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

OH...Happy Anniversary! I'm sorry, I couldn't shut my eyes or plug my ears, because I love being the fly on the wall in situations like that...

I just don't like to be the person sitting next to the couple making out on the subway!

Private quiet moments...but no PUBLIC DISPLAY moments...

get where I'm going here?

Hope you get all the crap stuffed under your bed...and you son feels okay enough so that you can read fortune cookies to celebrate such a great feat of 20 years...in our day and time! :)

Barbaloot said...

Hold the phone---was sudoku around 20 years ago?! Questionable...

Youngblood4ever said...

Happy 20 and hoping for 20 more. While you are stashing stuff under your bed I have a few things, if you have the space. I totally DID not read the private parts (sorta). Have a great time with the mummy!

Heidi Ashworth said...

It truly is amazing how different things turn out than we expect. But, hey, Happy Anniversary! The twenty year anniversary is a big one! I still barely remember it from way back when . . .

val of the south said...

Congrats on the big 2 0!!

And I so listened in,'cause that's how I roll!!

Siana Burgess said...

Happy 20th anniversary! I love your blog! You so inspire me to just write my thoughts as I feel them in my heart. I am still working on the courage to be so straight forward and open. That is what I have always loved about you! No reading between the lines :) What you see is what you get. A lot of love humor beauty and intelligence! And above all else... a lot of empathy and compassion for EVERYONE! Love you!!! And I hope you have a wonderful visit with your mother :)

I am LoW said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Melanie J said...

Wow, you were amazingly prescient.

May I please get some props for my $2 word?

lori said...

Congratulations on 20 years!!!!

DeNae said...

First, I want to give Melanie her props; that word 'prescient' is SUCH a keeper. We celebrated 24 years on the 14th. And who'da thunk we'd spend it arguing all the way down the freeway on our way to the LV strip to wait in every line ever created by the hand of Lucifer just so we could see a show and grab a bite to eat? Not us, 24 years ago, that's for sure!

Amanda said...

Happy Anniversary!! Hope you enjoy your mother's visit for the next month. My MIL is headed over in the morning...she'll be there for a month, too. Maybe you and Swirl can have a mom and daughter luncheon :)

SWIRL said...

too sweet...
funny how the meaning of the word "romantic" changes with the years...

verifier says.. scido.. is that related to sudoku?

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Happy 20th! I loved hearing your pillow talk and I loved that he brought up nebulizers even though he had never heard of one. Silly goose! He sure knows how to whisper those sweet nothings. I know nothing gets me going like talk of cleaning the toilet. Now I need to go take a cold shower!

Martha said...

Happy 20th! Hope you have a great anniversary.

robin said...

oh my goodness!!! am I actually blogging for a brief second today??? sorry... I must revel in this glorious moment....

I know exactly what you are going through with getting ready for company coming. You do things to your home that wouldn't normally be done... like dust under the furniture... clean the crud that builds up around the faucet with a toothbrush (someone else's... not my own of course) ... get rid of the piles of papers distributed in various spots all over your house etc. etc.

and congrats on your 20th!!! that is so wonderful!!!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Congrats! Glad your oven and garage got clean. Even a visit from my mom, can't get that to happen. Not right now. I am having a nice time visiting my mom, which is another option to get out of cleaning your own house.

wenderful said...

Happy Anniversary. Nebulizer treatments and Sudoku? Geez, you guys have all the fun!

TuTu's Bliss said...

I admit, I read it. I gave you no privacy. Congrats and hugs, Jen

The Crash Test Dummy said...

Hi everyone! Wow! Thanks for the party in my comment box. But I can't believe you guys read my private letter! Where are your scruples?

Jilly Bean you are so right. I should have added that my husband was scrubbing the toilet with chocolate. hee hee

Oooh look at Barb trying to catch me in a little white lie! You go, Barb. I should have added some dialogue for my husband . . . "Oh, you silly goose, you don't even know what sudoku is yet."

Melanie I am sending you $2 for that $2 word. I'll even double it since I had to look the word up to find out how smart you really are.

Siana, MAHALO, girlfriend. Wow! That was the sweetest thing you've ever said to me. That made my day.

Alyson, LOLOL at YOU girl!

I miss you.

I'm kinda pooped from all the partying today so I'm going to crash. (Get it? Crash?)

But thanks again for all the good vibes.

Good night everyone!


LY

P.S. I can't move to the next post until Mariko and Sandi and Iwa come and wish me happy anniversary.

Anjeny said...

Awww, how romantic. Nothing like a guy who can scrub toilet and whisper sweet nothings in your ears. Congratz on the 20th anniversary.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary! Too funny, mine is today the 17th :)
Who would have thought you'd have so much insight into the future huh?

I hope you enjoy your visit with your mom. I love how visitors actually make me clean my house. I should probably have them more often...

IWA said...

So im blushing.... grinning from ear to ear.... and giggling... nope I didnt cover my ears.. or eyes......It's funny seeing others get all lovey dovey!

So were your wedding colors green? Just thought Id asked since it was the day before saint patty's day! I would love to see what your dress looked liked.. and how you did your hair! Do you still get butterflies in the 20th year....?

Glad your mom is here! (Everything is always better when mom's are around) I bet she's awesome!

Enjoy you clean house! Happy 20th!

Shantel said...

I just found your blog - YES -I live under a rock - anyway, OH MY GOODNESS your funny. That's all I have to say about that.

Martha said...

We need some wedding pictures. Come on, lets see um.

robin said...

I'm going to join the cheering squad and scream..

WEDDING PICTURES! WEDDING PICTURES!!!

Ouch! That last kick was a doosy. I think I pulled my hamstring. Can someone pick me up please? Hopefully the guilt over my injury will have you digging through albums to post some juicy wedding pictures while I ice my injury.

We're waiting....

Mariko said...

I'm here! I'm here!

20 years? 20 YEARS?!
You mean you're 29? I was totally thinking there was no way you were over 25.
Wow. My whole world just turned upside down.
I'm so glad you waited for me.