14 years = underwear

Today my beloved betrothed and I have been bound in wedded bliss for fourteen years.

Aww, that’s sweet, but not sassy. I like my anniversary card to him better:

We’re a good team.

You’re the one who approaches challenges head on…

And I’m the one hanging back, admiring your butt.

Yes, thank you, Hallmark for saying what I could not say myself.

What do you get someone for 14 years of happiness? The traditional gift is ivory. I wouldn’t be opposed to buying or getting vintage ivory, and it seems that the prices are reasonable on ebay.

The modern gift is gold. Gold? Getting a little greedy aren’t we? Gold is the traditional gift for a fifty year anniversary. And funny enough, it’s also the modern gift for fifty years! My guess is that not many people make it to fifty years anymore, either by divorce or death. So, we gotta get our gold in before we bite the dust! And if we make it to our fiftieth wedding anniversary we’ll do gold again!

In this household we don’t do things the way normal people do them. If there’s a trend we’re usually bucking it (except for boots and scarves, I am rocking those this season) SO for our fourteenth anniversary this is what we got each other.

I got…

Oh yes. These are so going to feed my retro desire. I’ve already picked out an outfit to wear with them. I don’t care if it’s two degrees outside. An awesome anniversary present if I do say so myself. Thanks Du! I’ll wear these more than I would ivory, or gold.

What Du is getting…

That’s right, underwear. And?

They’re “compression” underwear, you know, to compress…stuff…while running. Du is getting seriously into running. Like, running in two degree weather running. Things need support, you know. I’m happy to provide it.

I’m a supportive wife.

He hasn’t gotten them yet though. I’m afraid to buy the wrong ones. It’s not like you can wear underwear running and then return them if they’re not the right fit or they compress a little too much. I’m going to force Du to order them and I’ll pay him back or something. How’s that for fourteen years of bliss? At least he’s getting what he wants!

So here’s to fourteen years of marriage. They have been like gold to me and I look forward to the day, in the 36 years, when we can give gold to each other for realz.

I love you, Du!

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8 thoughts on “14 years = underwear

  1. Grandma Dee says:

    Happy Anniversary!!! Like your gifts to each other,,,as long as his underware doesn’t compress too much for you while you’re hanging back, admiring his butt. Oh, wait,,,nevermind,,,you won’t be out running in 2 degree weather ; )

  2. You are a supportive wife, giving him support for his running! 🙂 Love those shoes; I could think of a beautiful 40s dress that would go terrific with them (of course in my mind because I don’t have a cute dress like that) lol Happy anniversary. You have gotten more beautiful in those 14 years!

  3. Du says:

    I am blushing. What to say after reading that–well, we try to buy each other “useful” things that are on our list. Although not traditional, I would say leather (shoes) and polyester (shorts) are in the “contemporary” style.

  4. Happy Anniversary! Y’all sound a lot like us. Last year for Mother’s Day/Birthday/Anniversary I got my own domain name. And accompanying self-hosted WP blog. Sweet, no?
    Here’s my question–Mike has just started running. Should I invest in some tight undies? I hadn’t really thought of it, but I’d hate for him to get uh…damaged.

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