It's mine and OH's wedding anniversary today - 34 years. Where did all those years go? Marriages seem to break up at the first sign of trouble nowadays, it's as if people just give up without a fight. It takes work, compromise, cooperation and plenty of talking to make a good long marriage....that and lots of love, of course. Although my parents' marriage didn't last, both my brother and sister have been married for almost as long as we have, partly due I think to us not wanting to make the same mistakes our parents did.
We don't give each other presents anymore, there comes a point (well, it came a few years back) where we have everything we need or want. But when OH came home from work in the early hours of this morning, he brought me a bag of crisps, my favourite brand and flavour, a rare treat as I hardly ever eat crisps anymore due to being diabetic. A tiny thing, but a lovely thought on his part. We do still exchange cards, he has a knack for buying really nice cards. And we generally have a meal out. Not tonight though, he's working, but we will do something next week.....when he's RETIRED!! (did I mention he's retiring next Wednesday?! teehee).
Had a spectacular thunderstorm last night, it woke me up about 03.30. I came straight downstairs as I knew Betty would be fretting (she doesn't like the thunder). The thunder lasted about 10 mins, the lightning a lot longer. I cuddled Betty until she settled, then went back to bed, OH came in shortly after.
It will seem strange next week not having the bed to myself several nights a week!