Today is Valentine’s Day, and also my six-month wedding anniversary.

It started off pretty crappily.

I came home cranky and tired after squirming in traffic for an hour and a half. I stood in the doorway and pouted. “I’m unhappy,” I proclaimed.

Matt stood up from the kitchen table, where he was doing some work. He walked over and gave me a hug.

“Tell me,” he said.

“I drive 500 miles a week and gas is going up to $4 a gallon.”

“Uh huh …”

“And I missed the Grammys because I had to work.”

“Uh huh ….”

“And my friends all went sledding this weekend and it looked really fun on Facebook.”

Matt held me close and whispered in my ear: “White girl problems.”

He proceeded to remind me that my life isn’t bad, that we’re actually so lucky, then I said something ridiculous like, “Well, I guess compared to Egypt.” I’ve been listening to a lot of NPR lately so I brought up Obama’s new budget, too,  but that conversation fizzled quickly. Thank God.

We went to get pho, my very, very favorite, and drew hearts with Sriracha in our bowls. You know, for Valentine’s Day. We talked about how Valentine’s dinners are so stupid—you spend all this money to have this lavish five-course meal, and afterward, the last thing you’re in the mood for is lovin’. Instead, you just want to unbutton your pants and moan in discomfort.

Matt told me he had already secretly unbuttoned his pants because he was getting too full. I laughed and said, “Being married is so much fun.”

We went home and held hands while watching How I Met Your Mother in bed. We kissed a little and talked in each other’s mouths (try it!). Now Matt is snoring, loudly as usual. It was sort of a perfect Valentine’s Day when I think about it.

Photo by Raya Carlisle

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14 Responses to Valentiversary

  1. aww too cute! happy 6 mth anniversary!!

  2. Those little moments are what lasts. Dan & I celebrated our 11th VDay playing WWF with our kids on the couch while watching HIMYM (High five for great TV!)

  3. I thought you knew I unbuttoned my pants because it was…well Valentine’s Day. *wink wink* It was a head start.

  4. Cuuute! I love that you used the word “crappily” :)

  5. Best Valentine’s Day post ever.

  6. This is THE cutest Valentine’s post.
    I loathe Valentine’s Day but my boyfriend was intent on making this one special… and he succeeded. :)

  7. lurve this. happy six monthoversary! :)

  8. I swear there was something in the air yesterday – I can’t tell you how many people I know that had terrible, awful, no-good days! Glad that you could find the silver lining!

  9. Happy 6 months! My boyfriend and I had pho on Valentine’s Day too :) I enjoy reading posts about your life because it seems like you enjoy writing them.

  10. Haha, sounds perfect indeed.

    Yanno, Andy and I aren’t married, but we may as well be (nearly 6 yrs together, co-habitating for nearly 4 of those) and sometimes I miss the excitement of new love (i.e., crushing). I hear my girlfriends talk about the guys they’re meeting, or want to, and it’s like, How come that’s not me?? But then I think about how stable my love is, how comfortable Andy and I are, and how sweet sometimes too, and I realize that I should be jealous of myself. :P

  11. “White girl problems”?

  12. Anonymous – it’s a reference to this popular Twitter account.

  13. I love that when you walked in the door, he said “Tell me.” Simple as that.

    And that you guys talk in each other’s mouths! Now I know what I want to do when I get home! :) Sounds hilarious.

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