Thursday, March 24, 2011

O, honey!

The honeymoon period:
1. a vacation or trip taken by a newly married couple.
Anthony and I went to Cozumel, Mexico for our honeymoon. I wish this wasn't the case, but it was kinda a disappointment to us. First, we were ill-prepared. We didn't bring anything snacky, and it isn't like you can just walk across the street to Walmart. We didn't bring any activities to do. Those would have come in really helpful when Anthony got sick for like 24 hours. The resort was ill-prepared. I mean, we got a room with two twin beds the first night we were there. I dropped the line, "We are on our honeymoon" so many times I can't remember, but the only thing we got for the whole week was a half bottle of champagne. I don't even like champagne. Sure, snorkeling was fun, but if we would love the opportunity to redo that honeymoon trip. Honeymoon definition number one: not successful.
2. the month or so following a marriage.
We are coming up on our third month of marriage. Time has just flown by!
Honeymoon definition number two: over.
any new relationship characterized by an initial period of harmony and goodwill
My relationship with Anthony is in no way new, but it has definitely changed. Our first months of marriage have been characterized with car trouble, overwhelming work, death of a loved one, and relationship "adjustments." We can honestly say that we don't feel like we had any part of this definition of a honeymoon. "Real" married life began the day we married.
Honeymoon definition number three: non-existent.
4. any period of blissful harmony
Thank goodness there is a fourth definition!! Regardless of whether our trip wasn't as expected or that circumstances outside of our control have somewhat marred our initial period of harmony and goodwill, Anthony and I still are in blissful harmony. There will always be circumstances outside of our control, people who disagree with us, stressful situations at work. However, I am thankful for my smart brother's advice, "As long as you and Anthony are on the same page, nothing else matters." As long as we put our primary focus on our relationship, then people, circumstances, and stress cannot break our period of blissful harmony.
Honeymoon definition number four: SUCCESS!!

the Old Ones

Old men are so cute! I love their big glasses. I love when they wear their pants just a little too high. Suspenders are the best. Skinny or pudgy will do. Top it off with a cute hat, cane, or darling old lady wife, and I am all smiles. Anytime I see them in the grocery store or out about town, I always point them out to Anthony. (He does not share this fascination.) I get all weepy when I see them; I cannot help it! Recently this adorable old man rear-ended another car--I could barely contain myself. It was so sad\cute. Fortunately, no damage was done to either car.

This last week I think I discovered a major hotspot for cute old men--our church. These men are not only naturally cute, but they have their best suit on, and their well-worn Bibles and they are at church! How could it get any better? I submit that it cannot.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Grapefruit knife

Anthony and I have just started buying grapefruit at the store. With buying grapefruit comes the tedious process of cutting the grapefruit before eating it. While doing this, it reminded me of the knife my family had growing up. It was this old serrated knife. All the color had come off the handle. And it was crooked in a weird way. This was the best knife to cut grapefruit probably because it had been used to cut a gazzillion grapefruits. And I am sure if I went home I would find that very knife in the same spot it always is. It would for sure be helpful at our home now because steak knives just aren't cutting it.

Sometimes the new, fancy-looking thing isn't always what is best. Sometimes the old, familiar, used item gets the job done just fine.