Today, J-Dub and I celebrate 7 years of wedded bliss.
He claims it’s only feels like 30 minutes.
He also informed me a few moments ago that my corn-on-the-cob is always kinda tough. Evidently I cook it wrong. According to Google, you should boil the water first, then add the corn, return to a boil, cover, turn off the heat and let sit for 15 minutes.
I just throw it all in there and let it boil together.
Today we honored our love by napping the afternoon away. I did, anyway.
Soon we will enjoy a tender steak on the grill with tough corn-on-the-cob. Then watch Cheers reruns until snores fill the living room. Mine, of course.
Naturally, seven years is not a great accomplishment, we haven’t reached our silver, golden, or even aluminum milestone, but in this day and age, I’d like to think we’re doing okay. I asked my sweet beloved what advice he would give others for achieving marital bliss. He answered, “I don’t know what that is.”
But he came up with a few:
1) Laugh alot—-at each other’s expense.
2) Say “Yes Dear” often.
3) Come to the blinding realization that your twinkies are her twinkies too, so coming home to the last twinkie wrapper crumbled on the counter is just tough nookies.
4) Realize you can’t win.
5) Never criticize her cooking. (Oops)
All jokes aside, marriage can be a wonderful union full of rich rewards. It takes sacrifice and unselfishness. Giving of yourself to another and enjoying the ride.
And eating the tough corn-on-the-cob.