- Late bloomers
- That someone actually let a 2002 Charles Shaw Merlot (aka Two Buck Chuck) age this long and it’s pretty tasty
- An at least semi-functional apostrophe/quote key
- I’ve got nothing else, have a visual of number one above instead.
- Our house filled (but not overfilled) with friends and family to help us celebrate our five years.
- That they brought so much booze we may have to have another party to consume it all.
- Having family photos taken for the first time in six years.
- Seeing my siblings happily paired with their significant others.
- My brother and his girlfriend are thinking of getting a dog and it is sure to be hilariously named.
Yes, today is our anniversary. Five whole years of legality. So, I always like to browse the lists of traditional and modern lists of the gifts that are slated for each year of wedded bliss. Not that I expect gifts; we have everything we really need and I really don’t want for much. Just because they’re funny. Five years in the modern list is silverware. Traditional is….wood. I’ll give you some wood, alright. And I bet you’ll give it right back.
I’m sorry, but it just had to be done. Heehee.
What didn’t really have to be done, but was anyway, was this:
Awww, how purty! And they smell good too. And then tonight, sushi! And then tomorrow, party! Yay! Go, us.
I know we’re all just flummoxed as to what to do with all the extra money we have laying around (sarcasm skills intact, woohoo!), but if you do happen to be feeling extra flush or just plain generous, please consider funneling some funds toward RESOLVE‘s Walk of Hope happening later this month in Atlanta. As Julie so kindly outlined, RESOLVE is an important force in the continuing advocacy efforts on many aspects of infertility, such as fighting measures at state level intended to:
- limit the number of embryos to be transferred during IVF;
- ban cryopreservation of embryos;
- ban embryonic stem cell research;
- ban compensation for gamete and embryo donors;
- require reporting of fertility patients’ miscarriages to state governments;
- authorize the release of fertility patients’ medical information to any “public or private entities for statistical, research or educational purposes” — i.e., for any reason at all; and
- define a fertilized egg as a person.
I think this is sweet. I am lucky to have lovely people with whom to surround myself, because I’m not good at being alone. I don’t think it’s good for me, frankly, but it is also a necessary skill. Regardless, I think this is good advice.