Monday, October 10, 2011

30th Anniversary

First off, I posted my pics from Chicago BOOBS 2.0. Click on the Chicago Photos tab above or this link to go to page.

Today is my 30th wedding anniversary. After a weekend of family gatherings for Thanksgiving, I am amazed at the congratulations for that many years. OK 30 years is a long time to be with the same person but is it truly an accomplishment?

I see it as just a part of life. Some of us make it in marriage or a relationship for a long time and some don't. There is no magic. I figure I still get something from this man I married 30 years ago and honestly it doesn't feel like that long ago. We've had our ups and downs and I think I mentioned that in a past post, but overall it is all good. Even when our kids hear us griping and snapping and arguing.

Marriage or common law or relationships are really what you make it. There is no course, book or advice which can define it.

It is what it is. Here's mine:
The smile says it all!
(He doesn't really glow. The light reflects off his baldness which I love)

DH even vacuums. I just have to get him to do it inside.

I'm not the only one who enjoys a sip of wine.

But I feel a thousand times better than in years past.

Thanksgiving in Canada
Just a final comment for those in the US who asked if our Thanksgiving is based on the Pilgrims. Not really. It originated with Frobisher. When he failed to find a north passage through North America to the the Pacific Ocean and held thanks in 1578 for surviving the perilous journey. Bet he froze is balls off up there in the north!

French settlers who came to Canada with Samuel de Champain (early 1600s) celebrated the harvest. Then during the American Revolution, many Americans moved north to Canada and brought their traditions, including their take on Thanksgiving. But we don't dress up like Pilgrims.

So I guess we are a combo of a lot of traditions. Originally it was celebrated in November but after the World Wars, it was moved to the second Monday of October to separate it from Remembrance Day (November 11th). Basically it is a celebration of the harvest with Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, family and a lot of drinking. I think many even watch football and stuff themselves silly. It's another day off work for which I give great thanks.

Now you know.


Barbara said...

Ok, I love you even more after this post and T is a great DH.. you know that..
Happy Anniversary and Happy Thanksgiving all wrapped up in one.
You are truly a wonderful friend.. and I am truly blessed to have you in my circle of close friends.. enjoy your day, the wine and the hubs!! smoochesXXXXXXX

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Darlin1 said...

I luuuuuv your wedding picture...walking through the Fall leaves. Your husband resembles mine ;-)

Happy Anniversary...can't wait to hear about your river trip ;-)

Darlin1 said...

Oh yea....had to make a comment about the last facial picture of you....Is that the Saphora(sp) look? Beautiful....golden mineral powdered skin....perfect eyebrow dust.....and wide made up eyes.....;-)


Lap Band Gal said...

What a GREAT post. My question to you: are there still "butterflies" after 30 years of marraige? I ask this of the couples that are married for what I consider a lot of time. This single girl wants to know.

PS: Happy Thanksgiving to one of my favorite Canadians!

Sarah G said...

Happy Anniversary!

Lonicera said...

Happy anniversary Sandy - here's to the next 30 years!!

Jacquie said...

Happy anniversary sandy! I'm still taking your advice and writing this from bed!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Awww Happy Anniversary iMom...I love you!

Debi said...

Congratulations Sandy!! 30 yrs is great thing. If I had stayed married (heaven forbid) to my first husband, then I would have been married 38 yrs this Oct 5th!! Wow, our anniversaries would have been so close!

But Walt and I have been together for 20 yrs 2 mos, and married for 18 yrs 6 mos so far...LOL And here's to another 30 yrs!!

I love that your way of celebrating Thanksgiving is pretty much the same as here!! Eating, drinking (some of us) and watching TV!

~Lisa~ said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!

Happy Thanksgiving, too!!

Dinnerland said...

Congratulations on such a great milestone-- looking good, and I hope feeling good too!!!

Fluffy said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Stephanie said...

Happy belated Anniversary and best wishes for 30 more years with your hubby!

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