Wednesday, December 29, 2010

" December 29th "

Today is our anniversary.
I wanted to take the time to do something special like tell the story of how we met, which is quite interesting by the way, but and this is a BIG BUTT, I quit smoking three days ago and I feel as though I am going insane as you may or may not have noticed from this extremely long run on sentence!!!!!!
My husband is on his seventh day, I think.
He is doing better at it than me!

Any hoo we have been married for twenty-one years. 
You may congratulate us for that if you like!
But please don't congratulate me on the smoking thing yet.
This is my fifth try in forty years. One of which lasted two years and then I just couldn't take it anymore and started again .
And please, NO health lectures. I am 52 years old and know all the risks. And right now I don't care!
Sorry folks it's called withdrawal!!! 
It may interest you to know that I met my husband on August 29th 1989 and married him on December 29th 1989.
So we knew each other for less than four months before I proposed.
He said yes.

I promise to tell you the story of how we met very soon.
It really was very special. I just need some more time to let my brain adjust. I know that you'll understand.

Until then I just wanted to say Happy Anniversary to the one and only person in my life who has had my back no matter what.

I love ya babe!!


Rebecca said...

Happy Anniversary, Di! And congratulations on your butt-free streak.

I "caught" that fact that you proposed (although I can't tell if you are just being facetious or not)!

Jake is one fine man and your genuine love and appreciation shines through your humorous account how you met. ♥

pr0udmom0f3 said...

Happy Anniversary!!

I quit cigs two years ago, after 3 other attempts (within 10 years of lighting my first). It's not easy.

Andrea said...

Happy Anniversary to BOTH of you and I pray you will be able to leave those cigs behind and never go back to them.

Anonymous said...

Dear Di,
Good Evening!
May God Bless Both Of You To Lead A Happy Life!
I am happy that I have come across you in blogopsphere.
Wishing you A HAPPY and New YEAR-2011!

Lynilu said...

Happy anniversary to you and Jake! I can't wait to hear the story. "How we met" stories are lots of fun, I think.

I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a successful journey, and now that I know J is quitting, as well, I'm including him.

Peace and love! (Doesn't that sound like a hippie? LOL!)

Gail said...

you two met on our birthdays/anniversary. Yup, Skipp and I have the same birthday 8/29 and married on 8/29 as well. Cool, huh? So, "Happy Anniversary"..

Now, about the smoking thing veses not - I, lie you, quit and went back - it is SO hard - seems this time I am finally there - a quitter so to speak - it takes what it takes - breathe.....Skipp and I are finally smoke-free and one day at a time we will stay that way. Amen.

Love to you and Jake too

Cinner said...

Diana, congratulation to you and Jake, may you have the very Best of Days. Your blog looks awesome. Wanted to stop by and wish you all the Best in the New Year, may all your Dreams come true. hugs.

Anvilcloud said...

Two congratulations are in order: anniversary and smoking. Enjoy the one and get past the other ... if possible.

Barb said...

Di - I'm smiling ear to ear here in CO! Happy Anniversary to you and Jake. I love the pics of you both. And - I think you can do anything you set your mind to - so, set your mind! Wishing you the stamina to get through the withdrawal.

Teresa said...

Happy ! Happy ! Anniversary Di! And be blessed with a 100 more years if Happiness together!
Love TT

Jules said...


Linda Higgins said...

LOL Di! BTDT been there done that and I look 10 years younger for it... so I am told...and with your heart! know the drill, I know the drill...Jake HAS do YOU, Katie will thank you...your hair will thank you, your nails will thank you, your clothes will thank you...your house will thank you, and Jake will thank you....with another 21 years with your best friend! ARGH you can do it! CONGRATS ON THE ANNIVERSARY....! HUGS AND SMILES DI! AND BTW VERY CUTE PIC OF YOU AND JAKE!

Dee said...

Congratulations to you and your guys have not changed a lot in 21 years. I am wishing you both good luck and lots of patients with (kicking butt) I bet you are going to have some colorful post for awhile :) I am looking forward to the story of how you met. Don't keep us dangling. :) Dee

bjk said...

Di Happy Anniversary!!!

Hugs on the smoking thing - I spent one of our anniversaries in a coma because of it.

BTW Thanks for an idea about 'How We Met' for this week's blog!

Alleluiabelle said...

Such sweet pictures...HAPPY "21st" ANNIVERSARY Di. May the Lord bless you with many many more beautiful years to come together.

Love, marriage...such a beautiful thing!

Love you,

Eileen said...

I wish you both all the best!
And I love the photos!

And go join Farmville, it will drive you more insane than the not smoking, it will drive you so insane that you will not even think about smoking! I went back to it yesterday and today for a little bit and I am getting both addicted and aggravated AGAIN!
Something to occupy your mind and your fingers anyway!


Bonny said...

Congrats!! You guys look great!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I stopped writing my journal blog because I found out that writing poetry was all that mattered to me, but I kept your URL on my list. And I'm so glad I did! I found your story very believable. And for me to say that about something involving 'voices' is strange as I'm a sceptic. But your story really rang true.Your husband has lovely eyes. (I'm no expert on lips, but they must have been pretty good too.)

Please hang in there with the smoking thing! I married a heavy smoker and he quit smoking after being hypnotised. He hasn't smoked now for well over thirty years and he loves being free of it.

Enjoy 2011 as much as you obviously enjoyed 2010.

Donna's Book Nook said...

Congrats on your anniversary! 21 years is a big deal! Hope you had a super day, in spite of your withdrawal!

We'll pray you'll have the strength to quit this time for good!

Tranquility Speaks said...

A very Happy belated Anniversary to you and your husband. Loads of love to you :)

Danielle said...

Oh, My Di....Happy Anniversary to you and Jake... Congratulations!
I am a single momma, and learning a little bit about your story, and how you found your wonderful man who loves you so very much, gives me a hope in my heart!
What a wonderful post to start out the new year!
Have a wonderful New Year...both of you!
~Sweet Kisses~

naida said...

Happy Anniversary!

Teacher's Pet said...

I'm late getting here!!
My apologies, my friend.
Happy anniversary to a very good friend. You and Jake are the best!

Arlee Bird said...

Congrats big time!

I quit smoking twice. The first time I quit for about 8 years. Then I smoked again for about seven years and quit again. That was about 14 years ago. I doubt whether I'd ever start back. Wishing you luck with that and I know you all can do it if you really want to.


Graceful Moments said...

Happy Anniversary, belatedly! I haven't been around blogland too much lately and so I missed this wonderful post with the great photos of you and your honey until today! What a lovely, happy couple! Blessings for many, many more wonderful years together!