Monday, August 23, 2010

excuses . . . excuses . . . excuses

No Monday's Buttons post this week. 

I have a good excuse reason.

Well, I have lots of good excuses reasons.

1) I'm way behind on my fifth craft till Christmas due to a VERY FRUSTRATING measuring and cutting mistake.  The most frustrating part is that there is no one to blame except me . . . ugh . . . I hate it when that happens.  Every spare minute for the next week will be spent on this project.

2) We had a short two-day trip out of town this last weekend which definitely cramped my bloggy-style.  But I got my first haircut in almost seven months . . . woo hoo!  Please don't ask why I have to take a two-day trip to get my hair cut.

3) My oldest starts kindergarten this week, and I've been hard at work gathering school supplies, labeling school supplies, gathering healthy and simple lunch options and thinking of a good first-day surprise for the teacher and class.

4) My husband and I are celebrating seven years of marriage today.  Here we are practicing vows the night before our wedding: 

We had planned to celebrate by driving 45 minutes away to have the husband fitted for a new suit and then driving 45 minutes back home and going to work the rest of the day.  Doesn't that sound exciting?!  Well, our day actually did get way more exciting . . . or frustrating . . . yep, I'm going to go with frustrating!  I dropped the husband off at the suit place so he could get started while I ran a quick errand at another store.  With quick errand done, I returned to the car . . . and this is where it gets good . . . or frustrating . . . yep, I'm going to go with frustrating again . . . insert key in ignition . . . nothing!  Wait . . . I'm no car expert, but when you insert a key into the ignition and turn it, isn't the engine supposed to start or something like that?  So, turns out that the very same car that had been running fine not even 15 minutes earlier was now not running fine.  I trekked myself back to the suit store and relayed the good news (thick sarcasm intended) to the husband who replied with, "Happy anniversary?!"  (And yes, it sounded much more like a question than a statement of fact.)

To make a long story short (a story that involved A LOT of walking) our brief morning together turned into a very long day separated with the wife (me . . . in case you needed clarification) parked at Starbucks and the husband parked at the mechanic across town.  

Happy Anniversary?!  Indeed! 

Even though we aren't living it up on our anniversary, I'm so thankful for the seven years we've had to figure out life together.

What did your Monday bring?  Time to do everything you hoped to do?  Or an expected trek? 

Craft on!


Rachel Sue said...

Why do the worst things always happen on the best days? I hope you get a chance to make up for it!

Andrea said...

Happy anniversary!! I hope tomorrow is better!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

Oh my goodness what a day!
Happy Anniversary anyway! That is such a cute picture!
Maybe you need to have an anniversary "do-over" tomorrow?!? :)
My Monday brought the kids back to school. Is it weird that I get mopey on the first day of school? The house is toooo quiet.

Melissa said...

Happy Anniversary!! Sorry about the bummer.

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

I am so sorry! car problems on your anniversary... that stinks! I mean couldn't the car have waited ONE MORE DAY???

I hope that you and your hubby are able to get out and have a little fun some time soon!

Happy Anniversary!

Unknown said...

Well, at least your 7th anniversary has been memorable! :) Hope your car is all better now and your week gets better as well.

Kenzie said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you at least got lunch out of the deal! Hope your car is better too!

Emily said...

Bummer! Although, I'd be up for spending a day in Starbucks, maybe with a good book in hand. :)Hopefully you two can have another chance to celebrate your anniversary!

Papgena Made It said...

well, let's face it: it was different!
I bet you'll remember your 7th anniversary years to come!

Happy anniversary to you both!!

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary! This year was my 7th anniverary as well. We got married one month earlier. I feel your pain though. The same thing happened to us on our vacation. Hope you got the car figured out!


Leslie said...

sorry your day did not go as you hoped!!! will you make it up and do something fun another time? Happy Anniversary

Katie Olthoff said...

Oh dear. But happy anniversary!

Bree said...

Happy anniversary! Isn't it funny how days like this become so memorable, but not always in good ways?

Practically Spent said...

The imperfect times often make memories. Hopefully you can laugh about this one.
The last 4 anniversaries running my husband has been out of the country, helped his closest friend move out of his house during a divorce, taken his dad to the hospital for emergency open heart surgery and 1/2 way across the country on business. No wonder I always forget when it is!

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

Congrats on 7 years!!
I always feel like the most special days turn into very stressful ones!
Starbucks is always a good thing tho!!

Anonymous said...

Some years big anniversary are not to be... We spent one year running me literally to a hospital for a cast change because the one I had on my foot was so painful it was making me cry! LOL.

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