Today Mr Surfer and I celebrate five years of marriage.
While half a decade isn’t that big a number for many other couples, bear in mind you’re talking to a gal whose nylon stockings lasted longer than all her previous relationships put together.
And being the corporate, suited up stiletto wearing bitch I was, let me tell you…there were a LOT of pantyhose.
I had grand plans to share on FYBF a snippet of our bridal waltz.
Wildly funky and unconventional, it was to the disco hit, “Got To Be Real”.
For those who hadn’t yet existed during the disco era of the 70’s, it’s the song that Carrie Bradshaw made famous again when she walked down the fashion runway and spectacularly fell flat on her face.
Alas, plans are made to be ruined.
Unbeknownst there was already a DVD inside, I inserted the wedding DVD into the slot drive of the iMac, when an unhealthy whirring sound started.
In a state of panic, it briefly crossed my mind to list one of the twins on Gumtree to afford the repairs. What is even the point in getting Apple Care? Seriously.
We’ll just have to make do with this:
Married or not, long-term relationships can be a bloody hard slog, making every milestone year worth it.
Every day there’s some poignant lesson either about patience (Getting there…slowly), forgiveness (Work in progress) and making (as well as appreciating) sacrifices.
Apparently, for five years, the anniversary gift is wood. Gee, that’s got me stumped. (Geddit? Geddit? Boom boom tish!)
As I have successfully managed to wedge the official recording of our special day firmly up the Apple butt, how about I just reconfirm my wedding vows.
That the promise I made back then is still solid as oak today.
There. There’s my wood.
What gems have you discovered from long- term relationships? What would make a memorable “wood” wedding anniversary gift? Do you know how to eject a stubborn DVD out of an iMac?
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