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"Green is the color of jealousy, but it is also the color of hope." - Julia Cameron

Another morning of up at 6 a.m. and I head out the door by 6:15 a.m. Michael is up with me and he will be doing last minute things that we did not get to last night.

I head over to the community center to get my place in line. No rain but on my return home, it begins to sprinkle. Thank heavens I don't have far to go.

At home, I help Michael with dry mopping the dining room floor and sweeping the kitchen floor. It is amazing how the floors can collect refuse within a day's time. Okay, I think we are ready!

By the time I go back to the community center to get my number in line for the food bank the sun has come out and puddles are drying up. I am number 10 in line. From what I understand is there are a lot of people coming prior to 6 a.m. to put down their bags or carts. If I waited until 7:45 a.m. my number would be anywhere from the 30s to 50s. This is why I get there as close to 6 a.m. as possible.

Okay, the second leg of my walk in. I will have accomplished three loops by the time I am done with the food bank. I think I will call that good for the day.

The housing people with handymen came. Overall our apartment is ship shape. All they put down was for us to clean under the hood to the stove and to clean the oven. This we can do. Also in the works is a new thermostat for the oven, padding for the carpet in the bedroom closet and the carpet to be tacked down, and some caulking glue for the split in the linoleum in the bathroom. Then we are good until next year. Yea!!!! Now I can go take a nap.

Bex at Thoughts from Crow's Cottage had asked me about Michael's interview of last Thursday. Well, he felt the interview went very well. However, he still has not heard back from the company. We hate this waiting. Is there going to be a Dear Michael letter at the post office? Are they just going to not say anything? Inquiring minds want to know!

Since today is our anniversary, I learned of this meme some time ago from L-empress at A Place Of My Own. I thought I would share some of my memories:

Where/how did you meet?
We met on February 15, 2003. It was at the corner of 7th Street and El Morro, Baywood Park, California. I had fallen over on my motorcycle (that is a whole other story) and Michael came to my rescue. Got my bike running and then followed me home to Pismo Beach to be sure I got there okay. From there the rest is history.

How long have you known each other?
19 years

How long after you met did you start dating?
Next day but I have to say I was one of many women Michael was dating.

How long did you date before you were engaged?
Physically it was 15 years. We both feel we were engaged from the day we met.

How long have you been married?
Four years.

When is your anniversary?
February 15.

How many people came to your wedding reception?
18, it was a small gathering.

Where was your wedding?
At a friend's home in Arroyo Grande.

What did you serve for your meal?
All kinds of finger foods, sushi, potato salad, and a pasta salad.

How many people were in your bridal party?
The matron of honor, Lady C; Michael's brother, Gary; and my best male friend, Bob

Are you still friends with them all?
Only Lady C. The rest have fallen off the face of the earth.

Did you or your spouse cry during the ceremony?
I know I was teary eyed and I did remember a tissue in the sleeve of my dress.

Any funny moments?
I didn't designate anyone to turn down the intro music so that was playing all during the service.

Any big disasters?

Where did you go on your honeymoon?
We took that in 2000 when we rode to Sturgis, South Dakota on our motorcycles.

How long were you gone?
It was about a four-week trip.

What is your song?
Dwight Yoakum's Ain't That Lonely Yet. This was our song when we met because we had just broken off from long term relations with others.

What did you dance to on your first dance?
We did not have dancing at our wedding. But our first dance was many years prior at a local pub. We didn't know each other then but since I had recently moved to California I was still in Mid-Western mode and would ask guys to dance. I just so happened to ask Michael and that was what kept me in his mind.

Then when we actually met, our first dance was in the garage while wrenching on our motorcycles to the radio and Ain't That Lonely Yet came on. It was much fun to be moving around the bikes and Spike (the cat) watching us as though we were crazy.

Describe your wedding dress?
It was a white velour dress with long sleeves and a square neckline. I took Michael's breath away since he rarely saw me in dresses.

What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding?
Calla lilies.

mz. em

Currently reading:

--"Run For Your Life" James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
-- "Living, Loving & Learning" - Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.
-- "The Daily Book of Art/356 readings that teach, inspire & entertain" - day 115

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