20 years (itty bitty thoughts)
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People sometimes ask what it’s like to be married to a law enforcement officer.
“Isn’t it hard?”
I generally don’t entertain those conversations long
because in all honesty
we all put a ring on our finger and don’t really know what we’re getting into.
(He sure didn’t have a clue what he was up against when he married
an artsy fartsy writer type chick
because it is all sorts of weird and eclectic and WTF up in here…)
But you guys,
let’s talk about the things that really matter.
Let’s talk about what has been really hard to get used to over these last 20 years.
Are you ready?
The man prefers cold pizza
(when clearly melty cheese is the entire point of pizza).
He believes that warm pumpkin pie with whipped cream
is superior to cold pumpkin pie and ice cream.
And he likes wearing shoes.
Like, the man cannot walk barefoot anywhere
and if we are ever on a survival reality show
and have to walk together across a bed of hot coals
(or a gravel driveway)
to win the big prize
because of his baby feet.
I have ignored these things
because he is also the man who
makes a bed for the stray dog that shows up
(yes he did)
and he is also the man who reminds me to eat when I’m
deep in the grips of writing,
and he is also the man who explains
very mechanical, technical things that I don’t understand
He is the man who reminds me again
how to drive the tractor
and he is the man who taught me
how to correctly say the word “abominable”.
he is also the man that warms up my pizza
and puts ice cream on my cold pumpkin pie
and just shakes his head at
my bare feet.
it’s those little things
(and a million other)
that work together
— Amy Dingmann, 10/15/20
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19 thoughts on “20 years (itty bitty thoughts)”
(PS barefoot is the best!)
Thanks! 🙂 I am pretty sure I could walk across anything with these feet. Which also means I will never be a foot model. 😉
Happy anniversary! The itty bitty thoughts are great – I look forward to reading them.
Thanks! I’m glad you’re enjoying them. 🙂
1. (And most important) Happy Happy Anniversary!!!
2. I don’t mind cold pizza, but I will peel off that cold, congealed cheese before eating it.
3. I hear ya on being barefoot…my Man would wear sandals in the shower if I allowed it!
But, we love our men, regardless of how different they are. Enjoy the day with your hunny bunny!!!
Being different keeps things interesting, I think. 🙂
Happy Happy Anniversary 💕💕 And Please Thank Your Hubby for keeping us all safe! We Appreciate AND Respect Law Enforcement. Wish I was able to post a pic to your comments. We fly a Blue Line Flag on our combine during harvest!! Stay safe and thanks for your Itty Bitty thoughts!! Love them!!
I bet that’s one nice lookin’ combine. 😉 Thanks for the kind words!
Very well said, I could feel the love you have for your husband in your words and it’s so true that it’s all about the little things😊
Happy Anniversary and Cheers to 20 years! 🎉❤
“The little things are the big things”, and the older I get, the more I realize how many different situations that quote applies to. 🙂
Happy Anniversary! I love this post! Thanks!
Could be worse, he could eat his pizza with a knife and fork, and hate the texture of pumpkin pie but love pumpkin spice coffee, like someone I know and love. Happy anniversary!
HA! Everybody’s “food things” are so funny, aren’t they?
Congratulations to you both, Amy. We celebrated our 40th this past August. Couldn’t do much because of this damn pandemic, but that’s OK. Wish you both many more!
Thank you for all you do. Your eclectic ideas and writings are a breath of fresh air to this technical-brained dentist! Happy anniversary!!
Thank you for the kind words. 🙂
Happy Anniversary! The twentieth is a real milestone. Next month is our 31st. Couldn’t do anything for our 30th-Covid. Found out that is OK strangely enough. We have all we need right here. As do y’all.