Since we are still in a Bush economy (read: depression) we have to go cheap on the anniversary gifts this year. Now I'd love to get her a 10 stone ring or something nice, but instead we've chosen a cheaper alternative. We're going to get something engraved on the inside of the other one's wedding band. Now neither one of us wears our wedding bands anymore, I've gained too much weight for it to fit, she's lost too much weight. So it's completely symbolic. But I need your help coming up with something to put in there. Any suggestions? Here's what I've come up with so far:
- 10 years? Feels like 20
- I hope we have 10 more years together
- Stop farting in bed
I think she's going to use the last one for my ring. Seriously, I've got nothing here. And only a few days to make it happen. She said I don't have to come up with something sappy, and I've still got nothing. Any ideas?
Next week is going to be nuts. My trip to Atlanta got pushed back from this week to Monday and Tuesday, so now my swim with Coach Stu is monday night, and the run with Girl On Top is tuesday morning. Then I'm headed back to Greenville tuesday after lunch. Wednesday I've got to be onsite at a client all day, then we already have a babysitter lined up for our anniversary dinner & the aforementioned ring display. Thursday she's dropping off the kids at her dad's in Raleigh, NC and Friday (our anniversary) she's heading up to Williamsburg, VA to do some Christmas shopping with friends for the weekend. Which means I get thursday - monday with no wife or kids (best anniversary present ever!), and I'm going to be out of pocket and unable to post for about a week.
That's a ton of miles on the car, fortunately gas here is down to $1.96 a gallon. So we can almost afford these road trips. I do love how the oil industry is reeling back on its heels now that demand for gas has dropped so badly they are lowering the price to encourage more road trips. I didn't expect it to get below $2 a gallon, but it sure is nice. The bad part is that when it was $5 a gallon the price of bread rose sharply. Gas went back down, but the price of bread (and everything else that has a transportation cost) did not go back down. at least not yet. Good thing I'm still getting food out of my garden.
I had a great ride on the bike wednesday, just going around the 'hood here. There are some really challenging hills, and I haven't pushed myself on the bike since the triathlon, so that ride was a good reminder of why I love the multi-sport lifestyle so much. BTW, while Wifey is in VA for 4 days, I will be only on the bike. We're a 1 car family (again, Bush economy), and our only car will be 2 states away. So feel free to come give me a ride somewhere. Anywhere.
Yesterday was really bad. I chose to obey a tv commercial and abandoned my 6 mile planned run in favor of taking the family for lunch at the Olive Garden. They do have some healthy things on the menu, but the theory behind that is still out of place with marathon training. I might make up the 6 miler today, tomorrow's long run is 9 miles. Then rest sunday, swim monday, run w/Kaolee tuesday, rest wednesday, and I will finally be able to post again next thursday.
So I will leave you for the week with a scanned wedding picture.
She totally credits her cooking for getting me fat. I guess that's what a good wife will do for ya. Then again with her cooking (and WeWa) for getting herself thin. Still, that's a cute pic. It's amazing how much people can change in 10 years.