Welcome back to another week of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This is the time where I spend 5 minutes free writing. I want this to go up on Saturdays, so I’m generally writing this on Friday. Sometimes super early Saturday. Or Sunday, if that’s easier for you.
1. Set a timer for five minutes. (Or keep tabs with your computer’s clock.)
2. Write freely. Any topic. Whatever is on your mind. It doesn’t even have to be completely cohesive.
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I spent most of Friday in Knoxville with the sweetest couple. They’re on a board that I work with, and I wanted to meet them in person (mainly so I could get to know them a bit better, and so they could learn more about me. There’s only so much you can learn about a person over the phone or through a board meeting, you know?)
This couple has known each other since the late 1940s when they were students at the school I work at. They’ve been married since 1955. And they are the cutest. I loved being around them and talking to them about their sons and grandchildren.
They asked me how I met my husband and didn’t seem to mind that I said I met him online. I met him 10 years ago this past Thursday. We were just kids, it seems.
And 10 years is definitely my longest relationship ever. (We’ve been married almost 7 years.) When I mentioned to my husband on Thursday that it was the anniversary of our first date, he questioned whether it was a real anniversary. I think he was worried that he had forgotten an important date. (Really, I just want him to keep up with our wedding anniversary.) I can’t get mad at him for remember that date – as long as he doesn’t remember actual date we went on. That’s a whole post in itself – it lasted over 7 hours!
I don’t think many couples meet by chance these days. More and more of my friends are meeting significant others online. 10 years ago it was still a little strange, but now it’s so common. It makes me wonder how my son will meet his significant other one day. Online? During a class in college? At a coffeeshop? Who knows….
(How did you meet your significant other? And if you aren’t in a relationship right now, what has been your longest relationship?)