Alright Ladies and Gent. I must admit. I was getting a tad nervous here. It is currently June 25th. Our anniversary is June 26th. You do the math.
He is a smart guy and knows how it just makes me squirm to see that he hasn’t turned it yet.
But it happened!
Yes folks. The jar has been turned with hours to spare Now I should tell you that this June has been one of the busiest of his life. Yes, even including the year we were married. As a bridge engineer on a huge project, the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (which is insanely cool and you should check it out), here in New Haven, he has had just a few other things on his mind the past few weeks. So I am grateful that he has taken time to figure out a plan for our anniversary and turned that darned jar. Even if it was only to make me happy.
“We’ve got a lot to learn, but God knows we’re worth it”
Are you ready ladies and gentlemen for update #2?? It has been two weeks since the jar did a 180. And now, as I looked at it this morning, I think it moved slightly. It hasn’t been turned, but it has made a slight move to the right signaling that he saw it, thought about it and touched it, only to leave me hanging.
Now as you are reading this, I don’t want you to think that by him turning the jar, it means I am expecting to have the most awesome surprise ever. It simply means to me, that he has taken the time out of his incredibly busy day to think of me. He could write me a love letter and go turn the jar and I would be the happiest woman alive.
Which brings me to my next point. Has anyone else seen this article?
It is actually a sad/hilarious/puzzling story about these two turtles who after 115 years together decided to “call it quits”. I highly recommend you read the article and read the comments as well. They are hysterical. So how did the zookeepers know they had finally had enough of each other? Mrs. Turtle bit Mr. Turtle’s shell. Yep. Straight up bit him. Apparently, the zookeepers tried everything to rekindle their love including “couple’s counseling.” Ha. Hm…I would love to sit in a session of turtle’s couple’s counseling.
Honestly, I think the problem probably stems from something very simple that the zookeepers over looked.
I wonder if he forgot to turn their wedding jar….
In my heart you’ll always know, there is a place only you can go – needtobreathe
So it has only been 5 days since the official turning of the wedding jar. But I thought I would provide you with an update.
I have no update. It is still sitting in the same position it was 5 days ago, which can mean a few things:
- He hasn’t noticed.
- He noticed, then forgot.
- He has noticed and is still planning something awesome.
- He noticed and is just making me wait because he knows it is killing me.
For those of you that know him and know how busy he is, I would think you assume it is option #2. For those of you who only know him through this blog, I think it is safe for you to assume option #4. Why? Because he is the only man who knows how bratty and impatient I can be and I think he actually gets a kick out of watching me squirm. He is also the only man who I think would ever put up with my impatient ways. Bless his big beautiful heart.
“My favorite place is me and you”
More updates to come,
PS. If you sitting here wonder what the H I am talking about, get up to speed on my first post about the wedding jar!
It is June 1. I always love when I can flip my calendar. It is such a clean and welcoming feeling to only have a few events marked down, which currently include:
- June 9th – My CSA with Stone Garden Farms starts
- June 26th – Our 2-year anniversary
- June 28th – My older sister and one of my very bestest friends comes to visit for a week
So since it is our anniversary month something else has happened. Something huge. Something I have never ever done before and it is monumental. It is the first time I have ever turned the wedding jar.
Now before you go to Google “wedding jar” let me give you a little background. When I first received this gift from my parents it also came with a explanation:
“This jar was commissioned by family and friends. It was presented filled with buttons, small gifts, sewing implements, ribbon and lace and on rare occasions, a little money. The couple’s name and date of the wedding were on the front. The decorations on the jar symbolized the union of the couple; the double tulip on the front and the heart of tulips on the back. Eleven months of the year, the jar was displayed with the back facing out. The month of the anniversary, the wife would turn the jar around reminding her husband of the coming anniversary. After he made arrangements for the day, he turned the jar around to let her know he had not forgotten.”
So fun right? We received this as a gift from my parents last year for our 1st anniversary, so this is the first time I have turned it and am (im)patiently waiting to see when it will be turned back around which will mean Mr. B has something awesome planned for us! This jar may seem a little different to you all, but to me it symbolizes so many things:
- Obviously, our anniversary.
- Charleston, SC – since this is where my mom first found it and ordered it for us and it was our first home.
- The knowledge that our parents wish for our marriage to be successful.
- The knowledge that my dad has probably once or twice forgotten about their anniversary and does not wish the same wrath upon Andy.
So there you have it folks! Jar Watch 2012 has officially begun! I’ll keep you posted with updates.
Jar Watch 2012 Commissioner,
UPDATE: I had a few people interested in where the wedding jar came from: Jim Phillips at PBJ Originals. He sells most of his pieces at the Charleston City Market but can be reach via his Facebook page or at firstname.lastname@example.org