This past week, a girl at work got engaged. I am very happy for her. He seems like a nice guy. I told her that I hope each year gets better from them.
The day she was showing off her new ring, one of the men at work decided he wanted to buy his wife a present because it was the anniversary of how long they had been together. Not how long they had been married – how long they had been together. How sweet is that? I was impressed. He showed me a picture of the pearl and diamond earrings he is buying her.
Also this week, I was talking with another man at work and he was saying that he is going to take dance lessons with his wife because she likes to dance and he wants to be able for them to do more moves together when they dance. Again, how sweet is that? Apparently, they go dancing every couple of weeks or so. He’s got to be in his 50’s-60’s. Again, I was impressed.
I received a proposal this week. Some of the cubicles in our office have been removed and have been made into individual office. There is a city electrical inspector that has visited several times to inspect the work. The first time he came, when he left, he came up to me and said, pointedly, “Today I saw an angel.” Each of the times he has come to do an inspection, he has something like that, whether he saw an angel or asking me if anyone had told me yet that day that I was beautiful. Maybe it was the tiniest bit creepy, but it was also kind of sweet. This past week, when he was getting ready to leave, he came over to my desk and told me that he had been dreading this day that he wouldn’t have to come inspect anymore. He told me that he would come back and bring flowers and chocolate. He told me that he didn’t have a lot of money, but that he had 18 and half acres, horses, and a motorcycle and that he was looking for a good woman to mow his grass. I laughed and told him that I was still married. He said for me to tell my husband that he had competition. While I was not attracted to this man, it still was sweet and I don’t doubt that he would have gladly taken me home with him. He really did seem to like me.
Meanwhile, for an assignment in one of her classes, my younger daughter had to write about five things that meant a lot to her – she chose love, friendship, family, security, and spirituality – and five things that didn’t mean so much to her – she chose style, travel, adventure, power. and marriage.
Here is what she wrote about marriage:
Marriage – An arrangement in which two people who may or may not love each other are attached to one another by binding means, such as law or an oath. A woman believes she deserves a certain man, and then makes a nearly unbreakable oath to spend the rest of her life with this man, only to find out later than he may or may not actually be a good person. To me, this is marriage. Marriage is not important to me mostly because I’m simply not married right now. It is not something that I actively plan for/thing about.