Saturday, October 13, 2007

Two Anniversaries

On October 15th, 1995, Nicolas and I were wed, by my amazing step-father Wilson, at a beautiful plantation a few miles from here. Two years ago, on that same day, I started this blog. I have paid much more attention to this blog (and other's blogs)in the past seven months than I did the first seventeen. It would stand to reason that I then gave less attention to my husband, which is sometimes true. I think he has appreciated the nights when he gets to watch more sports, uninterrupted by my "sharing" or by my need to change the channel. I'll have to ask him tonight, when all my attention is on him, on an actual date!

I have grown really fond of the blogging world. It gives me a way to connect to so many fabulous people, to ramble freely about whatever I please and gives me somewhere to put these pictures I so like taking. The only problem is that there are too many amazing blogs and too little time. I need some sort of blog IV to get my fix, while still being able to grind the spelt, soak the beans, create a full and varied life with the kids and watch the Red Sox with Nicolas - they're back, in the playoffs, Manny sporting wilder hair and more attitude than ever, Poppi even more focused, and I am loving the possibilities...

This next blogging year, I intend to get better at juggling everything in my life, not just my favorite blogs. As for my marriage, I aim to convince Nicolas that he doesn't really look quite as great as he thinks in these sunglasses:
oh, and find a way to get him to have more fun and less work.

7 comments:

Tamar Orvell said...

Congrats on a strong loving marriage and on raising strong loving children. Your blog is great and on my short list of what I check out when I'm making the rounds of the usual suspects. No doubt: a fully lived life takes huge juggling. I fight to not wake up feeling panicky that I won't spend my allotted time well. So much draws me in, to, up, around. Wonderful stuff that is simply here (oxygen, sunshine, blood circulation, as examples) and creatures who can be, are, and do great things. A solution to avoid drowning in the richness of possibilities is saying no, especially to anything that suggests toxicity. Yet reeling from a nasty person at the dinner table last evening, I am also grateful for the lesson I am learning from that encounter w toxicity. So I reframe my solution, and celebrate the good w some nasty stuff tossed into the mix, for color, for contrast, and as surrender to the universe that ultimately trumps my plans.

helenw said...

Congratulations on your Anniversary!
I recently started using a feed reader - since you have firefox now you can install the Sage feed reader too - it checks all the blogs I read (including this one!)and lets me know which were updated. 20+ blogs in a few seconds. . .

Alecto said...

Congratulations! Also, thank you to Tamar Orvell for the timely (for me) remarks on avoiding toxicity.

It is wonderful and heartening to hear and read about marriage and relationship success. And I think he has a beatiful smile which may outweigh the sun glasses!

And I so get it about balance. I feel like I'm constantly on the edge of bursting.

persephone said...

Hi Maddie, Nico, Gillen and Jesse!!! Happy anniversary, I'm so happy to have this glimpse into your lives. Chopper and I will definitely be in touch...Love love love, persephone

Madeline said...

Thankyou all for the advice and the congratulations. I joined Sage feeder and am thrilled. I am so happy to hear from you Persephone!

persephone said...

Chopper thinks Nicholas looks like Bono...not to fuel his fire or anything

littlepurplecow said...

Happy anniversary! I remember that gorgeous wedding day so well. What a beautiful life you have created together. Thanks for sharing it with us.