Saturday, December 20, 2008

The One Where I Chuck It.

The weirdest thing happened to me yesterday morning.

I woke up an hour before my alarm went off rather disoriented. I had been having one of my familiar dreams where either I’m chasing someone, or someone is chasing me, and the whole thing culminates in one final apocalyptic battle scene in which I either win, or get bored and choose to wake-up. (I’m a semi-lucid dreamer.)

I opened my eyes at about 6 AM and our bedroom was pitch black due to the fact that sun doesn’t rise these days until about noon these days. I went into the bathroom and went about my regular morning grooming routine, but my feet were cold so I walked back into the bedroom to get a pair of socks. As soon as I entered the bedroom, I saw a small dark object sitting on my side of the unmade bed.

It was my wedding band.

At some time during the night, I had taken off my wedding band...and just chucked it.

This just completely freaked me out. I couldn’t have been more shocked if I had woken up downstairs on the sofa wearing nothing but my sleeping cap. (Yes I wear a sleeping cap.)
I ran downstairs and told FrenchBoy what had happened. His response. “Were you fighting people in your dream again?” At that very second a tiny tid-bit of the dream came back to me. I remember that in the dream I was fighting someone and that my finger hurt so I took off my ring. (“Hold up. Lemme take off my jurry right quick.”) But that’s all I could remember. Anyway, I freaked out a bit more and then we both had a really good laugh about it.
Then a few hours later I’m sitting at my computer, typing another blog entry and WHAM it hit me.

ONE WEEK AGO TODAY WAS OUR FIVE YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!


5 years


Now, how on earth does one go about forgetting something like that? Part of it could be that we’re so wrapped up in Holiday and Birthday preparations (Why was everyone we know born in December?!) that it just slipped our minds. But FIVE years is kind of a big deal, not just because its this many *holding up hand like a 5 year old* but because at FIVE years of marriage I am now officially, no matter what, eligible to become a French citizen!

That’s right. Last Monday morning I could have walked into the Prefecture and asked for a citizenship application. Sure, it’ll prolly take 2 years, and who am I kidding, there’s no WAY the prefecture is open on a Monday morning, but still, it’s pretty cool.

If I want to, I can now become a frog.








11 comments:

Ksam said...

Congratulations on five years!! (but if it makes you feel any better, you could've actually become a French citizen last year - it's four years if you're married, five years if you're not!).

Hagar's Daughter said...

Happy 5 year anniversary.

Nicole J. Butler said...

CONGRATS!

(And no you di-ent use the word "jurry"! HA!)

--Nicole

tonton_flaneur said...

Congrats on five years and "just do it"!! Go on!! France will never be the same once you become "La Grenouille"!! ;-)

Megan said...

congrats! I thought you could start the process after 4 years though...
Are your fingers swelling due to the weather? That could be why the ring hurt...

Dedene said...

Congrats! I've forgotten several anniversaries over the years, so don't worry. Go for the "nationalité". It's worth it and you can keep your US citizenship. I've never regretted it.

lolaakinmade.com said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Wishing you guys many more years

Shanster said...

Happy 5 years! Are you going to become an official frog??

Foxxy said...

I thought I was the only one that fought people in my dreams.!!! Of course in my dreams I fight like a demon. I also attempt to sleep in a bonnet. I move around so much that it is never still on when I wake up. Happy five years.

Suniverse said...

Congratulations!

Both my husband and I have forgotten our anniversary - I think it was #8 or something. It took us a week or two to remember.

Aaron Grunwald said...

Do you still have to pass the French test?