yesterday we celebrated our 12th anniversary together. wow. what an amazing 12 years it has been. i love him more now than i have ever loved him...and in the beginning i really, really, really fell hard for that man. he was so beautiful...on the inside as well as on the outside...and he is even more beautiful now. and he is such a caring, kind gentleman to all of the ladies in our 2 communities - he makes my heart soar and makes me so proud of him. he is a hard worker, he takes care of the Manor - and me and the cats - and he is thriving here. it's amazing! and because he is thriving - i am thriving too!
anniversary or no anniversary makes no difference - there must always be a sky pic for my beautiful sister Helga...have a gander:
it was freakin freezing out yesterday - like minus 10C (roughly 24-25F) so there was no going out and building snowforts or snowmen or having snowball fights. which we would have done if it wasn't so cold. we only get a few days each winter when it is that cold thank goodness. but it was such a beautiful, sunny and blue-sky day. plus it was our anniversary. we needed to celebrate.
so how do two naked 40+-yr olds who have no children celebrate their 12th anniversary together while living in the middle of nowhere? i am glad you asked. we did what any naked 40+-yr olds who have no children and live in the middle of nowhere would do - we spent the entire morning getting seeds out of pods that had been drying since autumn.
i know - crazy eh?
we spent all morning sitting together at the kitchen table in the beautiful sun, sorting through our carefully collected dried pods and stems and busted pods onto plates and then carefully packaged our seeds. seeds that we will be planting this spring. seeds that will feed us next year. we had an incredibly wonderful time. we kept high-fiving each other, sighing happily, grinning, trying to catch kale seeds that were popping all over the place - so much fun!
this is what we managed to package...it is easily less than 10 percent of all of our saved seeds. i normally go crazy when the seed catalogues start coming in. not this year. look at all of those beautiful seeds....i will not need to purchase any of these seeds this year.
we have a ton more seeds that we need to bust out of their pods and sort and put in little bags before spring and we have all the rest of winter to do it. we will do a few hours here and there. we will love doing it together - those seeds are the reason that we came here. those seeds are what make us happy. hopefully we will be able to share some seeds once we learn how much we need of each. however, i made 6 packets of mixed lupin seeds...we have hundreds of saved lupin seeds. so if you are one of our dear friends - you'll be getting a packet! if yer not sure that yer a dear friend - just ask for a packet - bahahahahahah! we have hundreds of lupin seeds and they are such pretty flowers. bees love them! and bees are what you need in your garden and/or on your homestead.
at lunch, we downed "seed tools", had some chili, played some games, read and then spent the evening watching movies and SNL re-runs. it was a wonderful day.
we plan on celebrating our 12yr anniversary for the next several days. wow. 12 of the happiest years of my life. i look so forward to the next 12. and the 12 after that. and the 12 after that. jam will be 95, i'll be a spry 90 and hopefully we will have 12 more after that.
i love him with all of my heart and soul.