Five years ago, I was a nervous bride-to-be getting ready for her wedding: Getting my hair done, trying not to lose my temper with my future in-laws or my mother, furiously arranging centerpieces for the reception, fighting with the photographer... as my future husband was getting sauced in the lounge at the Holiday Inn.
Flash forward to today... I'm in a nursing tank and yoga pants, I have a tremedous zit on my chin and bite marks and hickeys from Badger all over my face, and my hair looks like Chim Chim cut it. Mr. Sweetie is sporting a Diego and Dora Band-Aid from where he cut himself trying to get our rabbit ears hooked up to our TV because we are old fogeys now and cancelled cable because we are fed up with Comcast's stupid assholery.
For our wedding present, my parents gave us a few place settings of china and a generous cash gift. For our 5 year anniversary, they got us a gift card to Wal*Mart, which we hope to use (at the same Wal*Mart located next to the salon where I got my hair done on my wedding day, and where we stopped to pick up black socks for my ring-bearer nephews to wear!) to get kitchen glasses to replace the fancy ones we got for our wedding gifts, that all broke within a year, and new bedding to replace the bedding that, come to think of it, I got on the day Mr. Sweetie was shopping elsewhere for my engagement ring!
Funny how life moves by so quickly, and how things come full circle if you wait long enough!