It’s our 25th plus one wedding anniversary today, we have been married for 26 years but our 25th wedding anniversary came and went without me knowing as I was delirious in hospital. I was annoyed about missing the big silver wedding anniversary hence the 25th plus one! We may celebrate with a glass of something bubbly from Aldis and count our blessings…. We need to think about everything that we are grateful for, it does help lift your spirits. I may even get the mini rubys involved and we can sit around the table as each come up with our own list and maybe put the world to rights. At the moment the thing I am most grateful for is the NHS, without it I wouldn’t have been here this year, running a close second is the internet, without it I would still feel like we are the only ones going through this and thirdly on my list strangely is the hoover, it’s still going strong but is getting old but I can’t imagine life without it, makes me shudder! When we first married we had an old fashioned carpet sweeper as we couldn’t afford a hoover, I was so proud when we bought our first one. Does that make me odd?
It was remembrance Sunday this week, every year we go to a local village church to pay our respects, we have done this for as long as I can remember there are a few ex-forces that go to the same church in their berets and wearing their medals, it always makes me so proud, my husband served during the gulf war and I thank my lucky stars that I still have him. We popped into the local village pub after the service, I had a coffee and Mr ruby treated himself to half a Guinness, the sun was shining and we had a lot to be thankful for.
Its Mr Rubys dad’s birthday this weekend, the whole family are descending and we are all making food, I’ll make a big chilli as it’s cheap to make as well as tasty, a few pots of sour cream, some grated cheese and a bag of jackets spuds should go down well. I’m glad that this was suggested as I was dreading the usual restaurant suggestion as that’s so expensive and we would have had to have come up with an excuse of some kind. We are always trying to avoid social functions, we’ve been invited to a few weddings this year and the invites have all said no gifts just money donations please – how do you deal with those!! We just make our apologies and don’t go, luckily these have all been work colleagues that have got married. I must be seen as the most unsociable person. I’ve already declined the work Christmas party invite, I’ve made the excuse that it clashes with another family event that we are going to. It does make me smile sometimes when I listen to work colleagues talking about living on their overdrafts and having no money until pay day, but then they are all going to the pub at lunchtime and talking about the latest gadgets and gizmos that they have bought. I do work with developers though and their lives revolve around the latest gadgets! It’ll catch up with them eventually!
We still haven’t heard back about our variation of terms, I don’t know how often I should chase them or how long these things take to hear back. I have read on this forum that nothing happens quickly, maybe I am being a little too impatient. I shall wait until the end of next week then maybe ask nicely every fortnight……
Have a happy week everyone