Tuesday, November 13, 2012


"A good marriage is where both people feel like they’re getting the better end of the deal." — Anne Lamott, American fiction and non-fiction writer

TODAY IS OUR 19th wedding anniversary. In a role reversal from the norm, Paul has to keep me straight on how long we've been married. In fact we had to make a long drive today because I got mixed up and scheduled an out of town appointment with a prospective client. 

Paul said, "You do realize that that's our anniversary!" Oops.

I'm just not good at the whole-day-of-the-week, number-of-the-day thing. I know our anniversary is November 13, but I somehow got it in my head that the 13th was Wednesday. After playing with the Des Moines Big Band last night, a three-hour drive was not something Paul was looking forward to. Me neither. I drove around putting up Turner Center Jazz Orchestra posters last night, and then baked Paul some gluten-free, chocolate chip cookies, so I wasn't thrilled about having to hit the road either. 

We got married in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Happily for us, we enjoy just spending time together. As we were making our way to FayetteI told Paul that I'm glad we don't have the kind of marriage that makes me feel like he'd darn well better show up with an expensive present as reparation for staying married to him. 

Paul is the best thing in my life. I take that back, he is my life. As an anniversary present, he made a website called I Love My Kelly. It's an actual website — with pictures and 100 reasons why he loves me! He managed to totally surprise me which isn't very easy. I Love My Paul!

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