Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday Thirteen

Yesterday was my anniversary - 32 years of marital bliss to the same guy. In an age where many people have been married multiple times, I'm not sure how we've managed to hang on to one another, but we have.

My husband is a hard-working fellow. He has three jobs - he's a Battalion Chief with the local city fire department, a septic tank installer, and a farmer. He is a good guy and I'm lucky to have him.

Anyway, here are 13 pictures of my husband.

As a baby. Isn't he cute?

In September 2015.

A few years ago.

He rides a motorcycle, too.

On the tractor.

In his dress blues.

Asleep and unaware.

He loves to hunt.

A rare day off.

In his uniform again.

As a young firefighter.

Standing by his bride.

On his 50th birthday. I threw him a surprise party at the fire station, and he was not overly happy about that.


Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here if you want to read other Thursday Thirteens and/or play along. I've been playing for a while and this is my 421st time to do a list of 13 on a Thursday.


  1. Happy Anniversary! Your husband looks like a great guy. May you share many, many years of happiness.

  2. Awesome! I really enjoyed the peek in and feel encouraged by long lasting marriages.

  3. hard worker it appears and pleasant

  4. You're a great couple. I wish you all the luck and happiness of the world. Enjoy every moment and don't spare it. You deserve everything only the best. Sincerely, Ann - writer from

  5. 32 years is major dude!!! Seriously.. Congratulations!!
    Lovely pictures.. your husband seem to be a fine man..


  6. Between the hunting and the tractor and the dress blues he reminds me a bit of my grandfather. I love the hat you're wearing in the wedding picture.

    As to NaNo, I had a hard time with it the first few times I did it, too. Merely making the minimum each day seemed a huge thing, and I didn't have that much else to do as I wasn't working back then.

    Just this morning I was thinking about a woman who comes to our write-ins who didn't want to word war because she couldn't use the words afterwords. But the thing is, NaNo isn't about coming up with the golden tablet. It's about forcing yourself to tap into the well of creativity from which the words come.

    I don't try to come up with material that will be specifically keep-able. I try to catch the flow. Most of the time when you're writing you can't really tell what's keep-able anyway. Everything will look different when you set it aside and come back later. But I find that if I can get as close as possible to that well of creativity not only do the words come faster and easier, I will also run across ideas I hadn't had before. Wonderful things will appear on the page as if by magic. Although I will probably have to ditch a lot of words in revision, it's worth it to get at the good stuff.

  7. I guess a lot of folks keep things compartmentalized which might explain your husbands reaction to a party on the job...


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