May. 7th, 2007 08:58 pm
jillithian: (Wedding Day)
Yesterday was our first wedding anniversary.

It's funny some days. Every once in a while I get to consciously realize how really wonderful he is. I think most days I don't think about it because it is the daily constant. "Oh, I get to breathe oxygen today? How nice."

He's just really wonderful. The way he makes such an effort to invite and include his friends. He genuinely cares a great deal about each and every one of them, and he has so many! I just feel so lucky and blessed knowing that he includes me in it all, even makes me first most of the time. It's hard to explain how lucky I feel to have such a kind hearted soul in my life.

I was looking at some job listing in Alexandria and when I mentioned it to him, the very first words out of his mouth were about all of the good points about it and all the ways we could make it work. Just that kind of automatic support from him is just so reassuring. I'm surprised some days by his observations of me and how he knows me so well - better than me most days.

He's just amazing, and I love him.
jillithian: (Default)
I'm all a'frazzled. I took two hours off of work this afternoon so I could go to a fellow student's starred paper defense presentation thing. For your masters degree in this department in this school, you have to take a set number of credits and then also either write a thesis or a starred paper. This boggle my mind a bit, so I was hoping to see this presentation thing today to get an idea of what I'll have to do for my own in a year or so.

Guess who somehow accidentally thought it was at 5:30 instead of 4:30.


The good news, however, is that in the "free time" I had "before" the presentation, I got [ profile] jo_mommday's birthday present and the last bit of the anniversary present for [ profile] theeothertim.

And I have this sneaking suspicion that ever since I called yesterday and made a doctor's appointment for tomorrow morning, my body will soon decide to stop being difficult just to annoy me. Probably just in time for the doctor's appointment. *sternly glares at body*

Bah. For some reason I feel like the world suddenly decided to spell the word "suspicion" differently. Because it just does not look right...
jillithian: (Wedding Day)
So, I get home from the gym. Go 'round the house to get the mail as usual. Open the door and it hits me.

Something delicious is emanating from the kitchen.

My husband, who had to come in to work three hours early today to work a full twelve, somehow managed to find time to make a crockpot full of delicious soup - all different kinds of veggies and what looks like italian spicy sausage. Oh, it was so delicious.

Next to the crock pot was a big bouquet of lovely flowers, a sweet card that brought tears to my eyes, and a small, beautifully wrapped box.

My husband never wraps things. "gift bag" is his mode of choice.

In the box was a beautifully delicate necklace with a single pearl that will match the earring he got me for Christmas two years ago.

He really is quite wonderful.
jillithian: (vomitus girl)
I've been putting off a lot of things lately that I shouldn't have and they're starting to bite me in the butt.

I should really call my aunt back to let her know we'd love to go to her house for Thanksgiving. The 4-ish hour drive (one-way) to her house in Deer River is a little ick-ish, but it'd be nice to see my grandma.

i should really pick up the box of contacts I have at the optomitrist's office that's been there for over a week.

I put off ordering tickets to Body World for today so they sold out and I missed getting to hang out with Ms. [ profile] jo_mommday. (Luckily we also got an invite to [ profile] thetim's place so we hung out with him all day instead. It was fun!)

I kept putting off repaying [ profile] superna for the Spamalot tickets for next summer. Luckily she remembered and we evened up last night during poker.

[ profile] viksin finally remembered the shirt she borrowed, oh, last year, and then we both forgot after she left Janna's last night. DOH!

I should really do some laundry as the pile of not clean is getting taller and the pile of clean and match-able is getting smaller.

Our kennel project is only part-way done and we haven't touched it in about a month and it is getting colder out.

Our nephew Craig will be ten on Thursday and his birthday gathering for the family is on Sunday and we don't have a gift for him yet...

And christmas cards and gifts for everyone are yet to be decided... ack!

I should go to bed, yet, too. :) Snuggle up to my wonderful husband and a purr-cat...


Nov. 10th, 2006 06:47 pm
jillithian: (That kind of day)
So, did I tell you guys I put my application in for grad school last week?

Did I tell you that I got a letter in the mail last Friday saying I was missing a letter of recommendation and my GRE scores?

The letter was in the mail, but the GRE scores? Did I tell you that the application and letters of recommendation forms I sent out were from SCSU because they had received my GRE scores?

uh huh. Makes sense to me, too.

Apparently I am on a very aggressive mail list now for Duke's MEM degree. I just got a letter in the mail talking about how a certain company offers a full tuition fellowship, paid summer internship and $1500 stipend for summer relocation and living allowances to women and minorities interested in the MEM degree. Only two of them, but damn!

Tim thinks I should apply. But Duke is all the way in North Carolina. I'd miss him and the kitty cat. But, I suppose applying will only cost me a stamp and an application fee and if I get the fellowship (not likely) it'd be an opportunity I couldn't turn down.

Final event of the day: Terryll had her water broken at 9am this morning. A little after lunch Tim texted Gary to find out the status. Gary was still pacing the halls at that point and we haven't heard anything since. I guess we'll just have to wait to meet Olivia...

(I gave blood last night, too. I figure it can't hurt having a couple extra pints on hand.)

And tomorrow I have to work.
jillithian: (Big Earl)
It's amazing how you can get distracted on the internet and wind up finding out where "bringing home the bacon" originated from: The Dunmow Flitch Trials.

The Dunmow Flitch Trials exist to award a flitch (side) of bacon to married couples (who may come from anywhere in the world) if they can satisfy the Judge and Jury of 6 maidens and 6 bachelors that in ' twelvemonth and a day' they have 'not wisht themselves unmarried again'.

The Flitch Oath:


Two particularly amusing parts are on the Successful Claimants page

Successful Claimants:

4 August 1890 - Mr & Mrs John Hoy (this flitch was not awarded by The Jury but was given by a visitor to stop these unsuccessful claimants complaining.) - Tottenham, London

And a small note at the bottom of the page:
You will note that sometimes only the names of husbands are recorded as being worthy of the Flitch. It has been suggested that this was because the bacon was a reward for the patience of enduring husbands. I shall refrain from comment. (Author - a wife ).

I'm not quite sure if we'd be able to "bring home the bacon" as we are both feisty and strong opinioned. Perhaps when we're much much older and calmed a bit? *shrug* Half the fun of being married to each other is trying to get a rise out of the other. :)
jillithian: (*lick* Cute Overload)
A day that starts off with a flat tire and continues with feeling like you're fighting a war all by yourself gets a whole lot better when you walk out the door at work and see a dreamy guy out on a motorcycle waiting for you.

Man, he's a stud.
jillithian: (Wedding Day)
You should listen to this because I told you to.

Cary Brothers' Blue Eyes. (Hint: you have to click on the song to make it play)


I may or may not have chosen this song as the first to dance to with my husband. :)
jillithian: (cabin at sunset)
He woke me up early this morning when he got home from work.
He woke me with a kiss and a greeting to the dozing cat on the blanket.
"Come on. Get ready," he said.

I pulled on some jeans, a tank top, two socks and my heavy black shoes.
I pulled on a jacket and grabbed my sunglasses.
"All right. Let's go," I said.

The slight breeze felt cool, with dew on the grass and the sun slowly climbing.
We walked to the driveway as he fastened his jacket and gloves.

The bike was still warm from his ride home.

He swung his leg over the bike and looked at me expectantly.
I swung my leg over the bike and wrapped my arms tight around him.
"Ready?" he asked.

We were off: down the alley, around the corner and past the hospital.
We were off: through the park, following the river, down the hill and downtown.
"Hang on," he said.

The river glistened with early sun rays through the mist.
The river glistened as ducks swam and called to us passing by.
"What a beautiful day!" I gasped.

We sped through the neighborhoods, over the river, and up through town.
We sped past schools and graveyards, businesses and homes.

At a stop sign on the edge of town, he looked back and grinned.

He gunned it. A newly laid road, straightaway, not a car in sight.
He gunned it. A hill up ahead, my chin bumping his shoulder as he changed gears.
The wind ripped any words away.

The bike didn't hesitate; it simply roared with pleasure as it sped past fields.
The bike didn't care as we turned onto the highway back towards town.
"Awesome stretch of road!" he screamed.

We turned back into town, past the businesses, buildings, park and river.
We turned back into town, past the hospital, down the alley and up the driveway.
"Wow," I whispered.
jillithian: (Wedding Day)
Reasons why I believe I won the jackpot in the husband lottery:
  1. This weekend, he got his motorcycle back and looked ever so dreamy and studly with the motorcycle jacket I bought him and slightly tousled helmet hair
  2. Then he took me for a half-block bike ride and didn't make fun of me too much for panic-giggling in his ear and saying "I wasn't attached to anything!"
  3. He had Monday and Tuesday off this week and painted the whole kitchen. He even tore down his beloved "wall of weed" wall paper and painted there, too. He even did a double coat!
  4. Tuesday, he then bribed Gary and Bryan into helping he fetch our new stove from Menards and removed the old stove and installed the new one. And our new range hood.
  5. Wednesday, he went with me to a co-worker's birthday party/boss's new promotion party and hung out with us.
  6. Today, I get home to steak on the grill, corn on the cob on the grill, and roasted buttery garlic potatoes, carrots and onions on the grill.
Note: This list is not entire. It is only the most recent awesomeness that has occurred in the past five days.
jillithian: (Wedding Day)

More of the professional wedding photos here.
jillithian: (Smile)
Last night I dropped off the 23 FunSaver cameras from the reception at Coborns. It'll be interesting to see if I can tell the difference between the photos of the most avid photographers that night: the 2 year old ring bearer Jack or the 9 year old nephew Craig. Neither of whom really got the concept of setting the flash. :)

Ruminations of being an Aunt )

The wedding day was really golden. Read more... )

I just got finished planting some flowers around the mailbox and digging up our tulip bulbs in the back garden. Just as I was digging up my last tulip, it started to sprinkle, so I think I timed it pretty well. I'm off to the gym now, as it's been over two weeks and I feel the flab coming on!

footnote )
jillithian: (Polly)
He must really be whipped.

He just called me from the strip club saying he misses me.


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