This time 39 years ago, I was dressing for our wedding. The Mass was to have begun at 11:00 but when we got to the church, a funeral was still going on so we had to ride around the block a couple of times and wait until they put the casket in the hearse. (Luckily, I was too naïve to believe in omens).
We had planned to go to a restaurant in Baltimore tonight, but decided instead to dine on hoagies while watching the Ravens and the Steelers. It's more our style, anyway. We have been married more than half our lives -- our first year of marriage making the Tet Offensive in Viet Nam look tame -- but luckily, and with some work, found our stride and are a good team. I think we know each other very, very well and we also know what is acceptable and what would be a 'deal breaker' as far as our relationship goes
Yesterday I was a busy, busy woman. An engine light in the car was flashing (it turned out to be a softwear glitch), so I dropped the car off at the dealership, picked up a loaner , went to the gym where I did cardio and weights, came home, vacuumed and scrubbed the sunroom tile floor, put on a large pot of split pea soup, and then participated in yoga (which is why I had to scrub that floor!) Suffice to say I slept like the dead last night.
Before going to the gym, I happened to read Bilbo's blog post. What a great way to have begun my day -- I laughed so hard I cried. He featured lines from the old TV show "Hollywood Squares". I had forgotten how amazingly funny this show was. (While it was unscripted, I do believe the celebrity participants had an opportunity to preview the questions). If you could use a good laugh, check it out.