Phillip and I are doing our best to get back on the mend. We’ve had strains in our relationship lately and we’re doing everything in our power to get this fixed. And it has been delightful. Yes, for 22 hours we are in bliss, but for a good two hours we’re still dealing with the stumble in our relationship. But, if you ask me that’s progress.
So, this morning he says to me, “So, what do you want for your anniversary gift?”
You know, I wouldn’t blame you for hating for me and forgetting that throughout this tumult we had an anniversary on the horizon. Screwed up, isn’t it? I mean, I’m looking for some salvation to save our relationship, and I didn’t even see the one celebration that is only three days away. A shift towards a celebration would be amazing, rather than us clobbering each other with jabs that only us drama queens would know to be really shady reads.
I’m a focused person, I really am….But, I had completely forgot that our anniversary was approaching like a meteor headed to kill off the dinosaurs, and sat here googling the autumn equinox for 2019. (That is our anniversary. We married on the equinox, the one day everything is equal….Funny).
I said, “Yes! Yes! Of course! Our anniversary is (quick scan back at the laptop) Monday.”
“Well, what do you want for a gift?”
Dang. Come on. That isn’t the real question, is it? I mean, he’s been thinking about this for a little longer than I have and just wants to make sure that what he got for me matches what I want. I respond, “The big bag of Jelly Bellies. Like, the REALLY big bag. The $10 bag.) He smiles and clasps his hands with jubilation. (I love those jelly beans, I really do).
But, the BIGGER question is, what am I supposed to get him? If you read this blog on a regular basis, then you know that I screwed up his birthday a couple of months ago. We had big plans. HUGE!….and I went to take a nap and slept through his entire birthday. And what sucks even more? I didn’t even get him a gift. I felt awful.
I can’t screw this up, too. I mean, our marriage is not in turmoil, but it has taken a hit.
So, if you have any advice on what I should do, or what I should get him, I’m all ears. (And someone may say, “Won’t Phillip see your blog and know you forgot?” No, he won’t. He doesn’t read my blogs. The only thing he reads is anime, not manga! Anime….subtitled anime).
I’m open to anything….
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