So today marks a pretty significant date in my life.
As of today, September 22, 2013, I will have been married (to one person) for 50% of my life.
It is not entirely clear what I should consider the takeaway from that fact.
It does occur to me that my two daughters opinion that I am a true nerd is probably exemplified by the fact that I thought to even calculate when this would be true and then put it on my calendar to remember it. Ellen and I are ‘celebrating’ this milestone (for me, we passed that percentage for Ellen a while ago) by going to the Nationals game this afternoon (what was the last home game until the rain-out of last night making this the penultimate home game) and going to the Michael Buble concert at the Verizon Center this evening (Ellen likes Buble a great deal, I still wrestle with how to pronounce his last name).
On reflection, my conclusion is that I was truly lucky to find someone who cared enough about me, and was stubborn enough, to put up with my obsessions and insistence on I guess everything I wanted to do over the years and who, with me, raised the two best daughters that ever were. While I do not always remember this fact, I am blessed by those around me, especially Ellen.