Friday, March 28, 2008

20 years

Yesterday was my anniversary. John and I have been married 17 years but have lived together 20. No celebration really. Too hectic around here. Working, running Johnny around, Lisa... Somehow the night before I slept wrong and once again I have a pinched nerve or something and it's causing some major discomfort. I wish Lisa had better drugs because I'd take them. By the end of the day I just needed to sit quietly.

20 is quite a long time. It's hard to believe Taylor is 23, Michael is 22, Lisa is 18! and Johnny 14. Those were SOME kinda 20 years!

Anyway, here's to another 20. Really. And to everyone who didn't think we'd make it...


Blogger dawn said...

Congrats Mary, Time flys when your having fun huh. Anyhoo @0 is a big accomplishment and I love you and John in the picture it says it all

3/28/2008 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger fairlane said...

Happy Happiness, and Fuck those people who say, "It will never work."

99% of the time they are miserable, and are desirous of company.

Great photo.

3/28/2008 09:49:00 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Congrats; that's quite the milestone! Get better soon so you can celebrate!

3/28/2008 12:08:00 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Congrats on your 20, Mary, and I hope you are feeling better soon.

3/28/2008 12:43:00 PM  
Blogger betmo said...

hey- you two have been married for 20 years- you know you love each other and you know you will celebrate when life lets you :) feel better- and lisa too.

3/28/2008 05:11:00 PM  
Blogger Willowtree said...

Congratulations on 17/20 years! xoxo.

Math has never been my strong suit, but those figures just don't add up...

3/28/2008 07:01:00 PM  
Blogger Krimo said...

Congratulations, Mary and John!
Has John got something wrong with his middle finger or is it a greeting to all those doubters? ;o)

3/28/2008 08:59:00 PM  
Blogger Antonio said...

Oooooh! The two of you lived in sin for three years? tsk tsk. . .



3/28/2008 10:59:00 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

"Anyway, here's to another 20. Really. And to everyone who didn't think we'd make it..."
LOL!! Believe it, and bleep them!!! Happy Anniversary, Mary!! Somehow, the years grew wings while we weren't watching...(:

3/29/2008 01:41:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Dawn- Well it flies when you're raising 4 kids that's for sure!! LOL!

Fairlane- I have so had it w/people's opinions!!! I have to remember that it's none of my business what they think of me.

(I gotta say it's one of my favorite pictures)

JM- I'm trying!!! Still a bit frozen. Gonna try some yoga today. Or not.

Tomcat- Thanks!

Betmo-Yep we got it going on. It's a nice feeling. And Lisa seems to be doing better everyday. Despite her extremely low pain threshold. I'm proud of her.

WT- I knew you'd catch on! Can you beleive John took me on 20 years ago despite the fact that I had a 2 and 3 year old? Not exactly charming ages. What a man. They were call him Dad.

3/29/2008 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Cream- You've got him all figured out.

Antonio- I tried to go longer but I serioulsy felt like I had that scarlett letter pinned to me. Can you believe that?

TUA- Too true!

3/29/2008 09:46:00 AM  
Blogger The Beltway B@stard said...

Congrats Mary! Go 20 more so that finger counts for something ;)

3/29/2008 12:16:00 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Congratulations you two lovebirds! Now is John counting the years off there or making a comment on my failed marriage :)

3/29/2008 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger susan said...

all the best for 20 more and may they be peaceful

3/29/2008 07:18:00 PM  
Blogger beachblogger said...

happy twenty! peace, peter

3/29/2008 07:38:00 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

congrats mary. I've been away for much too long and I keep saying 'I'll be back'..tss.
20yrs boy, we just made it to 10 but this is our second marriage so we have that much more to go. Just think, by the time you'll be a grandma, you'll be still young, we on the other hand would be getting crotchety and cranky!!lol



3/29/2008 08:25:00 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

Congrats, Mary, and best wishes for the next 20 - may they be everything you want them to be!

Hope you're feeling better...

3/29/2008 08:37:00 PM  
Blogger No said...

Congrats, Mary!

3/29/2008 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Congratulations, Mary and John!

Wishes for many more happy years for the two of you.

I hope you're feeling better, Mary.

Glad to know that Lisa did well with her surgery. I hope she mends quickly.

3/30/2008 07:52:00 PM  
Blogger BlueBella said...

Congratulations to you both on your 17/20 years! I'm so happy for you :) Enjoy!

3/30/2008 10:16:00 PM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

LOL! Good one, John! Happy anniversary guys!! Here's to 20 more...

3/31/2008 08:40:00 PM  
Blogger Spadoman said...

Congrats! I guess I never ever thought I'd do anything for 20 years, let alone the almost 37 Barb and I have shared. Hold him close every day and peace be in your hearts.

3/31/2008 11:11:00 PM  
Blogger Oceanshaman said...

Very cool, Mary. Dawn and I got together in the fall of 1986 at then SSC, which became SSU, and is now SU . . . got married in May 1990 . . . it'll be 18 years on May 19th . . . separated now just over four weeks . . . bittersweet . . . part of the journey, I guess . . . who knows? But you guys look happy . . . that's cool . . .

By the way, I have a mission for you. Please check out my latest post . . .

4/01/2008 07:13:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

BB- Will do!

Aww Gary. It's okay to fail. I have some failing in my past too.

Susan, yes! Please, peaceful.

Peter- Thank you!!

Ingrid- I did want to have my kids young so I would still be young when they left. But what the hell did I know?

Hayden- I'm certain we've figured each other out enough that they will be. (Famous last words eh?)

Thanks Beth!

Carol- Hope your mending is going smoothly too!

Bluebella- Thank you!

La Bellina- Clink!

Spado- So there IS hope for another 20!

Ocean- I am sorry to hear it but I do think it's part of the journey. Who knows where it's going? It's not over yet.
I am thinking on my mission.

4/01/2008 09:21:00 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

20 wonderful...I always love reading about what you and your nest are lovely.....and nice to know that there is Love out there....lasting love....I hope you have many many years with your sweetie...

4/02/2008 06:12:00 PM  
Blogger CHEWY said...

Congratulations! It's so wonderfully crowded in this anniversary celebration comment section.

4/04/2008 12:55:00 PM  

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