Friday, February 25, 2011
Nate hits the big 3-0 today. It's a milestone that I think I might be more emotional than him about. Big surprise there, I know. For one thing, we have been together almost 10 years, which means I was right next to him for all of his 20's. I routinely do my wifely duty to give him a hard time, of which I'm sure there is evidence on this blog. But I think I rarely tell him how cool and special he is. If I can take a cheese-filled mushy moment, I'd just like to say for all the world to read that he is in fact very special and cool. In point of fact, it is he and not I who is supporting the 4 of us to live in a pretty house in a very posh New England town and drive 2 yuppie vehicles. It didn't escape my notice that in a year where many people cannot find a job at all, Nate managed to find a rather good promotion at a prestigious international consulting firm. If I can toot his horn a bit more, for the past 5 years he has spent his small amount of leisure time training high school boys to row, and more importantly (in my opinion), to become men. And he puts up with me and my sometimes crazy, always emotional state of mind. What a guy.
Tonight we are leaving the girls with a babysitter so we can finally jaunt into the city for some dinner and sightseeing. We'll get some drinks and then head to dinner at what else but a brasserie of course! Nothing like combining our great loves of beer and French food. I can't wait. Here's to another decade together. I hope it's just as fun as the last.