Thursday, May 7, 2009

May 7

It's my parents 49th wedding anniversary. Congrats to them today!

I'm terrible at remembering anniversaries. Barely functional on birthdays. Thank goodness for commercials on things like Mother's day, Father's day, Christmas, and Easter, etc. It's not that my friends aren't on my mind. I think I have some kind of mental block. I will buy the cards well in advance-only to forget to mail them. sigh. Or I'll mail them and they will arrive too early or ridiculously too late.

One year I had Christmas cards all signed, sealed and stamped...nope- they didn't go out. I vowed to save them and send them out for the 25th of July as a joke- only...yeah, I forgot. By Christmas, I could no longer find them (I think I put them in a box somewhere to save....)

I'd like to say it's because I have my head in a story, but that is too easy of an excuse. Truth is even if I organize myself I'm not on time... I have come to terms with my own imperfections and I know the people who love me accept that I'm not the friend or family member who "always remembers." Because of this, I simply smile when I'm 'forgotten" and am happy to know that I'm not the only one who misses the Hallmark moments. Cheers!


  1. Congratulations to your parents! :)

    LOL Marty - hope you get to the shops in time for Mother's Day!!

  2. I used to be so good at that stuff - but my chaotic life has completely messed up my ability to remember special events.
    Really glad I picked May 1st for my wedding day, or I'd forget my own anniversary!

    L. Diane Wolfe