Good grief. The first quarter of the year is done. Winter is supposed to be gone but it’s hanging on with it’s grimy cold claws. We have some lovely white daffodils shivering in the front garden but everything else has been delayed. Oh well. What with the rain and the dull weather, at least I don’t have to venture outside and do gardening. The bulbs are coming up all by themselves, so the branches that litter the lawn can wait for a while until the temperature is better.

IpHONE pIX 032It’s our wedding anniversary today and we’re going out to dinner to celebrate. Probably Italian food. With a bottle of good red wine. Diet be damned. I’ll just walk more and lift some weights. Hub is the love of my life. We don’t always agree and we’ve had some energetic discussions when we have a difference of opinion, which is more often than not, because I’m a Libra and I love an argument. Surprisingly though, we tend to be in agreement more often than we are not. Sounds boring, but it makes for a nice life without the drama that accompanies total opposites.

Life is complicated enough as it is. We’ve both experienced decades with spouses who did not appreciate us or who were not there for us. At this time in pour lives, we have learned some hard lessons. That’s not to say that every day is roses and red wine. Sometimes, I want to get in my car and drive and drive and buy some stuff that I don’t need. But I don’t because is no point. Hub doesn’t hold grudges. He’s just not that deep. Or that devious. What you see is what you get. My early attempts at making him over ended in failure (mine) because he is content with himself as he is. That makes my choice easy, doesn’t it?

Life is good, but as complicated as the gears of a timepiece. Some move faster than others; if there is not wb023199enough lubrication, the gears tend to stick. We are blessed with relative good health, family, friends, prosperity and the strength to do the things that please us. It doesn’t matter how crappy the weather is outside. Or that he doesn’t like to read anything but non-fiction or that he doesn’t like dressing up. In the greater scheme of things, those are inconsequentials.

On a day like today, I pray for happiness, contentment and good health. I am profoundly grateful for all of our blessings.