Thursday, October 24, 2013

Anniversary Eve

Tired. That's what it feels like to be fifty-nine years old on the eve of your twenty-ninth anniversary when you've spent all day playing with your grandsons, even if their Mean Aunt Jessie did more playing than you did, even if you got a tiny nap, all together on the bed, curled up like puppies.
Boys and laundry and dishes and cooking and fixing and we made play dough and it came out beautiful and Owen enjoyed that so very, very much and he made many Hulks.

"Why don't you make Superman?" I asked him.
"I can't make humans," he answered sadly. 

Gibson helped his auntie play mandolin. 

He is a very good and rhythmic strummer. As one would imagine. 

And now there's a huge venison meatloaf in the oven and potatoes baking and Jessie and Vergil are making a lemon meringue pie and after supper they are going to town to do karaoke, starting at TEN P.M.!
Jesus. I'll be asleep by 10:15.

And tomorrow we'll say goodbye to Jessie and Vergil and Greta and pack up and drive to Apalachicola where I may sleep the entire weekend. Which may not sound very romantic to any of you young hot things who have only been in relationships for ten or twenty years but which sounds sort of incredibly perfect to me. No dogs, no chickens, no grandsons, no cooking, no laundry, no dishes....
We may do more than sleep. There might be some kissing. 
We'll see.

Stay warm, y'all. 

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. Sometimes just reaching across to hold a warm hand while falling into contented sleep is just perfect!
    Happy Anniversary.

  2. What a beautiful family you have made. That Owen gets more handsome every day; that Gibson couldn't be any cuter, and that Jessie, your shimmering girl (i know what that looks like and she does, she shimmers!) is such a beauty--great pictures! I also loved seeing the photo of you in that post from the other day. Yep. You are a beauty, too. Have a wonderful weekend doing whatever it is you do, you two. You deserve it.

  3. Happy anniversary! Have a fabulous time doing nothing but sleeping and kissing and stuff. Sweet Jo

  4. I am young(ish) but far from hot. Sleeping sounds heavenly.

    When you make things like this with venison, are you starting with ground venison? I know that's weird but I only have venison cut as steaks and I guess it's never occurred to me to have it in any other 'form.'

  5. I'm five years behind you, so I hope I'm still kissing in five! :)

    Sleep sounds glorious!

  6. I'm two years behind you, and we're still kissing too. Lot's of hot and heavy hand holding too :)

    I'm sure you'll have a wonderful Anniversary, and it seems like this week has just been great. I know I've enjoyed following along, sharing in all the fun. I adore those boys, and all your family actually. Thanks for sharing it all with us.

  7. Oh, yes. Do some kissing. Honestly, I'd rather kiss than eat.

  8. i just love hearing about you and Mr. Moon and your pack -- it's all so soothing and warm.

  9. Sounds like a terrific day! I'm glad Gibson is developing his musical skills. And the pie came out great! Enjoy your trip to Apalachicola -- I think a weekend of sleeping sounds pretty awesome.

  10. I'm with you on the going to bed by 10:15. Some nights I stay up late but it's usually because I'm reading. I feel happy knowing that we have been married many years too. And still kiss and love each other.


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