A is for Anniversary and Awww, crap


I’m fixin’ to make this A to Z challenge my bitch, y’all.  Day one and I’m feeling a bit too cocky.  We’ll see how I’m doing after day 3.

Friday was our 10th wedding anniversary and my husband took me to the inn in Eureka Springs where we were married. (Aww.  He’s so sweet.)   Then he surprised me again with two eternity bands that go around my wedding ring.  (Stop it!  He’s on a roll.)  Dinner.  Champagne.  (Not Boone’s Farm.  The fancy stuff.)  He even made me a card.  He pulled out all the stops.

Here’s the problem…

We had a deal.  Last month, Volker (my husband) came home and announced that he had purchased The Big Green Egg (a ridiculously expensive and incredibly ugly grill) that would be our anniversary gift.  Then over the course of the next several weeks, random accessories would show up DAILY for said grill.  (Ok.  Whatever.  We’re celebrating.  I’m sure he’ll need all three grill lights at some point.)  So, when our actual anniversary comes around, what gift do I have for him?  Nothing.  Well, I did pick up a block of salt for grilling fish.  Yep.  A giant block of salt for my spouse with high blood pressure, oh, and my undying love.

Happy Anniversary!  Have some salt and here are a few extra beta-blockers.  You’re welcome.

Still a fail even with the glowing.

Still a fail even with the glowing.

Did I mention that HE MADE ME A CARD?!

He did this on purpose.  All part of his plan to guilt me into doing things I should already be doing.

Volker:  Are you going to put away that suitcase?  It’s been sitting there for two weeks.

Me:  No.  It has winter stuff in it and it’s now spring so when I unpack it I have to be prepared to gather all the winter stuff from the closet and put it in the attic, then get the spring stuff out of the attic and put it in the closet.  It’s a huge ordeal and I’m not ready.

Note:  Normally, this is where he would remind me that I still have flip flops and swimsuits in our closet because I never put summer away and that our closet looks like a thrift store exploded and I would continue making random weird excuses until he just gave up but instead…

Volker:  Your finger looks so sparkly.

Me:  Dammit.

I’m not falling for the ‘this will be our present’ thing again.  Although, I should have known better, who would get their wife a grill for their anniversary?  You know, other than every.  man.  ever.

I do love my new sparkly finger…and my husband.  I’m a lucky girl.


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  1. Happy anniversary! It’s amazing how much guilt can be bought with a homemade card and a sparkly finger 😀
    Maple Syrup Land recently posted…A is for ArtMy Profile

    • julieyoujest says:

      Yep. I can handle a lot of guilt for some sparkle! It’ll be interesting to see how long he’s going to play that card.

  2. Happy Anniversary! May all your fish grill up good. Visiting from A-Z. I’m your sign up neighbor at 1691 A to Z Drive.
    Joyce recently posted…#AtoZ Challenge: A = Agent Harold WolfeMy Profile

    • julieyoujest says:

      Hi Joyce. Thank you and thanks for stopping by! The fish grilled up perfectly. That salt thing is awesome.

  3. Loved your post! Quite a man you’ve got there. 🙂

    Stopping by from AtoZ. I’m a relatively hardcore AC blogger, so I won’t be offended if you don’t stop by.
    Lola recently posted…A is for …My Profile

    • julieyoujest says:

      Thanks for coming by Lola! I’m glad you liked it! No kidding, I am a very lucky girl. Offended? Heck no! I’m on my way over to your blog now!

  4. Happy Belated Anniversary! I have been eyeing a green egg for some time (I need a new BBQ), but I wouldn’t accept one as an anniversary present… LOL Volker sounds like a sweetheart – when will you post pics of the rings?? R is coming up eventually!

    Julianne Snow (@CdnZmbiRytr) recently posted…B is for Boy Eats GirlMy Profile

    • julieyoujest says:

      Thanks! Volker is a sweetheart. Steaks and fish from the green egg are awesome! I haven’t actually cooked on it. I’m not sure if I’m even allowed to touch it. Another benefit of my husband getting the green egg – He’s been making dinner for weeks.

  5. “Your finger looks so sparkly.” That is AWESOME! You’ve got one heck of a quick-witted man, there…turning an amazing gift into an instrument of guilt! I’ve no doubt you’ll pay him back in kind when he’s least expecting it. 🙂
    Kelly @ Dysfunctionally Functional recently posted…F is for . . .My Profile

    • julieyoujest says:

      Oh, I’ll figure something out. He’s crazy quick given that English isn’t even his first language!

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