Blurry old camera phone photo (demonstrating it to him... back when it was a new camera phone); one of my favorite photos.
I fell off the joy wagon, was stymied and then frozen by some of the "assignments" and also got a little busy with other stuff, but I'm going to feel the joy for however long it takes to finish, interpreting and posting however I'd like.
I just had to. There's a series of about four or five for this blown kiss, of which these are the last two. It morphed into another series where his finger is up his nose... you know, natural progression... it was so close!
This is my ring, both engagement and wedding. He had it enlarged a couple of years ago, but I still haven't been able to wear it for a while now. I sure would like to again!
He had it made for me -- a surprise -- by an artist friend. The pearl and some of the gold is from a beautiful ring that was his mother's. The sentimental, family heirloom gathering, I'll never meet my mother-in-law part of me had a brief moment of profound sadness when I learned that it was sacrificed, but there wasn't much to be done about it after the fact. And this one, well, it's sort of breathtakingly spectacular!
I experienced no sadness whatsoever about the sacrifice of the ring from his first marriage to the cause.
When he gave it to me, I immediately noticed and commented on the fact that in their work the man is bending forward while the woman is bending backwards and just what's that supposed to mean, but I laughed... and continue to laugh.
The pearl is rather hideously glued at the moment, but it fell out once and, well, it's stuck pretty good again. It's sort of a funny story (now) from quite a few years ago -- when the girls were little and my house was seemingly carpeted with Barbie shoes, Legos, Polly Pocket paraphenalia, and beads -- lots and lots of beads of all colors, shapes, and sizes. I was in a hurry one day and kicked a bead to the side with my foot on my way through the kitchen. It was one of those things that I did without even thinking and, to be completely honest, I'm amazed that it even registered, but when I discovered a few hours later that the pearl was missing from my ring, I knew! That wasn't a stray bead, it was my -- his mother's -- pearl!
Sunday morning coffee. This is the mug I gave him when we got married, that used to say "I *heart* My Husband," but after 26 years of near-daily use and washing, the lettering has faded to bare visibility and only the heart remains vivid.
His chair -- it's a Barcalounger, fashioned in the Craftsman-style, that I gave him for Father's Day many moons ago. Next to it is a small sewing chest that he gave me many, many moons ago, and that, even though it still holds my stuff, somehow became his chair-side table.
He wakes every morning, starts a pot of coffee, then sits in his chair to read for a while. Duncan is usually already there, but gets up and waits on the arm of the chair and then snuggles in on the lap.
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