Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

1.  Did you do anything "memorable' this past weekend?

We traveled to my mother's house for Memorial Day, which we do every year for our Anniversary. We really didn't do anything of significance. I was horribly sick the entire time and sat at home in pajamas. I spend most of the weekend napping, spending time on the back porch, enjoying nature despite its apparent hatred for my and my sinus'.

Tom and I did have a 'date' when I was feeling well enough to leave the house. We got Slush Puppies and took a walk downtown. We also made sure to continue our yearly tradition of taking a photograph on our anniversary, in a place where we had wedding photos taken.

2nd Anniversary- May 26, 2015
Two years later, newlyweddedness complete. Still standing in the way of oncoming train traffic.
And my post about Ephesians 5: Our 2nd Anniversary
1st Anniversary- May 26, 2014
1 year in, and still standing in roads blocking traffic.
See last year's 1st anniversary post here: 12 Things Learned Our First Year of Marriage

2. Ronald Reagan is quoted as saying-
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."  
Your thoughts? Do you somehow acknowledge and appreciate the freedoms you enjoy? Did your upbringing contribute to that sense of appreciation? If you're a parent, are there specific things you do to pass on this sense of responsibility and appreciation to your own children in regard to the freedoms they enjoy?
I know that the current generation will be incredibly different than the one to follow, especially in our values and the things we are passionate about. I don't think freedom will ever become something that we loose value in, but it's that will ebb and flow depending on the current events that happened in our lives. September 11 was a major one in my life, and while the retelling of this story to the next generation won't have as big an impact, I know that they will have their own moment of patriotism like we've had ours.

3. Loudest noise you've ever heard?
Hm. I guess right now I would say anytime I am on the subway, napping, and a mariachi band starts playing right next to my unsuspecting head. Beware the accordion. I can handle guitar players, but if an accordion player gets on, I move to the next subway car.

4. What was the last thing you ate that might be considered 'junk food'? Did you enjoy it?
I stopped into Dunkin Donuts on my way to work and got a donut. That's pretty junky. And also pretty tasty.

5. When was the last time you were somewhere the crowd felt 'packed in like sardines'?
I live in an incredibly populated city, and while it really doesn't bother me when I'm on a crowded train, it is an unfortunate reality that I accept.

6. Are you organized when it comes to packing for a trip? Do you make a list weeks in advance or toss items in last minute? Are you a carry-on only sort of packer or do you need an entire suitcase for your shoes?
I am a carry-on kind of gal, and try to pack as minimally as possible. That is, unless, we are flying JetBlue (1 free checked bag) or if it is for a trip over a week long. Depending on where we are staying (a cruise ship with a laundry room, or visiting family in Puerto Rico) we sometimes do laundry and double the uses of what we pack. And I rarely pack more that 3 pairs of shoes.

7. What was the last sporting event you attended in person? Did your team win? Did you care?
We watched my niece's soccer game in April, and (I believe) they won. Well... everyone seemed happy and we all went for Icees afterwards. That's my kind of scoreboard :)

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I've been incredibly sick this past week, but I've managed to post a little something about our 2nd Anniversary and how to appreciate the dual duties in a marriage.
Click here to check it out: Our 2nd Anniversary

So tell me...
Have allergies found you yet?
Do you have any suggestions on how to recover?
How do you remember your anniversary (or any anniversary)?

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  1. Allergies seem so bad this year. I've been so tired and I think that is part of it. I've heard that taking local honey before allergy season helps, but didn't remember to do it early enough. I love that you take your wedding photo in the same spot on your anniversary. We usually go out for dinner alone, which we don't do often, for our anniversary. I love Slush Puppies and haven't had one in years. When I was a teenager they sold them at the local fruit and veggie store where I worked. Now I'm craving one. Feel better.

    1. We got ours at the gas station, but I imagine a veggie stand would sell plenty as well :) I'm not sure if this tradition will be feasible every year, but we usually travel there on Memorial Day so we will see! Thanks for the suggestion I appreciate it.

  2. Blessing to you on your anniversary and prayers for quick healing and health!! Sounds like it was still nice though - SLUSH puppies with your guy!! :)

    1. Thank you Rene, Slush puppies are a rare treat, and it was an interesting anniversary spent on vacation :)


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