February 6, 2009

Is It Love?

Approaching Valentine's Day brings thoughts of love and like and what it takes to make a marriage or relationship last. I've been a close observer of two marriages for the last 40 years that make me wonder how they ever did it...or more to the point why. Everyone's tolerance level is different though for a variety of sins; some will put up with infidelity but not drugs or alcohol, others might stay for a beating a month but leave if the finances got tight. Aren't people interesting in all their coats of many colors?

My Rob is the light of my life. This is one of the marriages I've been observing for 39 years. And the one I wonder most about, what has kept him here? Yes, I have a few good points but I have a hair trigger temper that frightens even me sometimes...

When I was a kid my mom would sometimes make our pancakes in the shape of something...balloons mostly :-) but the pleasure stuck and since Rob is our resident pancake maker and he knows the way to my heart I often get a pancake surprise with my Sunday morning coffee. I guessed at this one being a Volkswagen with CB antenna...just is our brown and white double dapple dachshund Xing-Xing. Well Duh, of course it is. Yes, it's love and I am so blessed.

Yes, I know I could use some new dishes. I've been using 50's lusterware from soap and oatmeal boxes since we got married, a thrift store find in 1970. I love blue willow, but I've never been able to make up my mind about which line or manufacturer. I wonder if the lining of my stomach is lustered?

Friday Thankies
Lots of work this week
The weekend to play


Pieceful Afternoon said...

Awwww what a sweetie - and a cute puppy for breakfast - yummm.

I have collected Blue Willow for years and years - and I just take any and all patterns and manufacturers - they all go nicely together and so far no one has even noticed that they are all somewhat different.

I also have Pink Willow - oooo lovely.

The Numismatist said...

What a nice post and a cute pancake! Congratulations on 39 years. We have 17 years behind us and are looking forward to many more.

The more I read your blog the more I am sure we are sisters separated at birth! Thrift store lusterware bought in the 70's? What a treasure!