Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Results are in...

Buy me flowers 6%
Take me out to dinner 53%
Remember, but do nothing 12%
Forget it all together 5%
Ask me to plan it 24%

Eric went above and beyond everyones expectations and accomplished two of the five! Dinner and flowers. Karen, so graciously offered to babysit last night so we could go out to dinner. We went to a new restaurant called BD's, it wasn't my favorite, but Eric really liked it. He's good at mixing and matching sauces which I couldn't get quite right. And for the flowers...look familiar? It was my wedding flower. About every couple years I buy a blue hydrangea plant but I always end up killing them. We'll see if I can keep this one alive. They are hard, especially in Wisconsin. Eric and Diane are the horticulturalists of the family so I might need to enlist their help.

So all in all it was a great anniversary. I could have done without the sex advice from my mom though. I'm not going to get into details, but it was way too much information. I thought once you hit a certain age you stop having sex. Guess not. It was just as awkward as the first sex talk I got 8 years ago. There I was just driving along in the car, and my mom starts using words like "making love" and "intimacy". It still makes me shudder. Sorry mom, I know you were just trying to help and be a mom, but it is kind of embarrassing.

This anniversary marked eight. Eight years of undergrad and grad school. Next years anniversary will mark the beginning of what I would call "real life" for us. Eric actually working. Not living off student loans. Not having Easter, Spring, July, August, Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. NOT HAVING MEDICAID. What am I going to do without Medicaid?? Die, period. I guess it's time though. We've lived the student life long enough. The year ahead is going to be nuts...

7 comments:

Tia said...

Jos..congrats on the big 8. Wow, Eric did good. I can't believe how fast time goes by. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. They look so pretty!r

anne said...

Way to go Eric! Birthday, Mother's Day, and Anniversary all in a row... I'm glad you celebrated one of them with Josie... MOTED (w/ a T)... But seriously, the hydrangeas were very thoughtful. I'm impressed.

Molly said...

Josie, I know what you mean when you shudder to hear mom talk about being "touchy feely" or "intimate" that was a funny comment. I wouldn't think you would need advice, since you were the only one that gave me advice openly.

josiejean said...

Molly - I didn't ask for advice it was given.

Diane said...

Advice! ! ! I have lots, , , but no one asks for it. I thought hard about Eric coming through for the anniversary, and he did! Kleenex Please! Much to look forward to this year, for EVERYONE! Mostly it is the surprises! I might have some on the plant, Josie!

Anonymous said...

Eric came through. Nice touch to give you blue flowers (same as the wedding). It was also very nice to see the pics from the wedding just eight short years ago. Ed

Natalie said...

I'd die if my mom started using words like "making love" and such! Congrats on the anniversary...I'll be doing it in a few weeks. I forgot that we got married so close to each other! Matt always gets me something to do with the year, so we'll see what he comes up with for bronze or pottery!