Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Fun Wednesday

Jilda and I had a good day off today. When I went back to work part-time, it changed my writing routine which caused Wednesdays to be more stressful. But today was different.

The Remnants posts from a few days ago seemed to resonate so I used it as the seed for my column Sunday. I did a rewrite and was finished in less than an hour. That's one of the benefits of blogging. It gives me a place to try out new ideas, and brainstorm. I know when one resonates here, it's worth sharing with my larger readership.

So today, instead of fretting about developing an idea for my column and spending a huge chunk of the day writing and editing, I knocked it out before I finished my first cup of coffee.

We jumped on the morning chores and decided to go into Birmingham, which is about 35 miles away to pick up our contact lenses.

On the way out of the house, Jilda stopped to deadhead the Jasmine vines on the arbor. I decided to snap a quick photo.

It's hard to believe that in a few weeks, we will have been married 41 years. It's hard for me to wrap my mind around that.

I hope your Wednesday was as fun as ours.




15 comments:

  1. My wife and I will also be celebrating our 41st anniversary this year, so we have something in common.

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  2. Very lovely, and the flowers are nice too.

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  3. 41 years, to a beautiful and kind smile like that? No problem. My compliments and congratulations.

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  4. Ahhh, I can tell she made it easy for you to stay in love for those years. YOuare just one lucky dude. She is a fresh breath of fresh air.

    Love is good!

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  5. It is so obvious that she makes you happy and you make her happy. Contentment with another person is such a blessing.

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  6. What was she when you two got married--3 years old?

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  7. Congratulations to you both!

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  8. What a beautiful picture! Congrats on 41 years. You are blessed !

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  9. 41 years... Jilda certainly doesn't look old enough to be married for 41 years... neither do you... you two look great for your age... I better start that Yoga soon :-)

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  10. It sounds like you had a wonderful day with your better half:) 41 years is great especially that you are not sure where the time went. You are blessed

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  11. 41 years is bloody marvelous just saying and it does sound like a nice day out for the two of you

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  12. So glad you have had much love and contentment, that my friend is really living!
    I love the scent of Jasmine...
    Blessings to you both!

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  13. I enjoyed your Remnants post and I know it will be a good column. It's nice to have a fun day once in while, although I'm betting you two have many of them...or at least have had many in those 41yrs. I cast my vote with many of the comments in saying you both look fabulous and that pic of Jilda proves how young she looks! Our 41st is this August...where oh where has the time gone?

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  14. Wow, Rick ... congrats on yours and Jilda's years of successful togetherness. 'Taint easy (like I would know - ha!). Both Tom and I've really enjoyed reading "Life Changes." I'm searching for exactly the right word but can't think of anything except, "grounding." I feel grounded and reassured there's a better life out there than the tilty-whirl existence in which we find ourselves.

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  15. Happy Anniversary, Jilda and Rick! 41 years? How does that happen? I'd say you work and fit each other perfectly!

    Last year was our 42...

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