Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Mr Sollywood and I recently celebrated out Third Year of Marriage. Crazy town. This year has been full of new things. This year we moved to the downtown core of a new city so that Mr. Sollywood could go to school. He started a program which will soon lead to a Masters so he can work in a field he loves (and I may be bias here, but will be awesome at!) We struggled to make ends meet, but they always did with a lovely ‘how do you do’. I worked to support my loven’ hunk of a husband, while he got smarter and slightly opinionated. (That part was weird- Mr Sollywood is neither vocal nor decisive publically about…anything.) We started to make Christmas more meaningful - a tradition we plan to expand on every year. We made great food, found a local sushi place we love, learned that our cooking skills sometimes beat out restaurant food. Had romantic dinners by candle light, dinners in bed watching Big Band Theory, ate at our dining room table, on our couch, on the floor. Had dinners on the run; together and apart. Hahah we like great food. I started, but due to time constraints, had to stop violin lessons. We tried to keep in contact with my side of the family more (his side has a matriarch who is the bomb at keeping us together.) We celebrated a new nephew, witnessed and were part of the marriage of an amazing couple and friends, lost a beloved Grandmother, and marvelled at how much joy and sorrow a heart can hold at once. We saw less of each other than ever before but, somehow, fell more in love. I personally came to admire a man who would go to school full time, work part time and run a youth program all while looking so handsome/still be fairly stress-free. And helped to keep our little home clean. Although I also learned about the stressed side of him I’d never seen before. I am trying to learn the art of ‘decompression’ for him at the end of hard days. Any tips? It has been a great year, I am excited to see what year four will bring to the Sollywoods.