sorry i pushed you in the head

I always turn to Harv when I need advice. Mostly because the advice is free, and it’s easy to track him down. Sometimes, when I call him during the day, he says he can’t talk to me because he’s “in a meeting.” I’m fairly certain he’s just trying to play hard-to-get, so I then text him every five minutes until he calls back in a huff. I’m assuming this is how a healthy marriage is supposed to work.

Last night was no different. I needed to pick his brain. It was important.Me: I can’t think of what I should write in your anniversary card. I need your help.

Harv: Wait. Are you asking ME what you should write in MY anniversary card?

Me: Yeah. I already have “Happy Anniversary!!!” and “I still probably love you” and “Thank you for still speaking to me after four years” written down, but it seems unfinished to me. Would you be happy with that?

Harv: I don’t…I don’t know.

It was pretty clear that Harv and his impossibly high standards weren’t going to be any help, so I went back to my desk to think.

I thought about apologizing for that one time I got extremely angry during a game of Scrabble because he wouldn’t agree that “pimpin” was a real word, and I “accidentally” pushed him in the head when I was “sleeping” that night. The sentiment seemed out of place. Plus, I still believe “pimpin” is a word, so it would have been an empty apology.

Dear Harv,

Happy Anniversary!!! I still probably love you. Thank you for still speaking to me after four years.

Thank you for loving me when I didn’t love myself.

Love always in all ways, Elizabeth

photo by Bonnie Tsang

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  • Mamamash

    That’s terribly romantic. 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I just hope Harv thinks so. ;)

  • Brittany Rae Olson

    Smooth!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, yo.

  • http://www.imprettysurethat.com/ Becca (aka SMC)

    Happy Anniversary! Hope you and Harv hit up some super upscale hardware stores and a really classy Jack In the Box. Nothing says love like 2 tacos for a dollar.  No seriously, I hope you kids have a great day.  Pimpin is totally a word. Harv needs to get his Jay-Z swerve on… then he’ll be going, “big pimpin spendin G’s….” That would be super awesome.  You’re obviously such a loving and caring wife.  I occasionally punch, I mean push the phubster in the head at night too. I have this crazy arm spasm reflex, it always acts up after a fight too. I mean I can’t help myself. It’s a medical condition….

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      If I’m super lucky, I might get Arby’s tonight. But only if I play my cards right. I might push for In-and-Out, but he doesn’t like to get shit twisted and go all fancy just ’cause it’s our anniversary. 

      Clearly, we’re big pimpin….which I am so very glad you agree is a word. 

      • http://www.imprettysurethat.com/ Becca (aka SMC)

        Arby’s???!! SHIT. You must be doing something right… We went to an A&W once… during our honeymoon. It’s ok to be jealous.

  • http://memyselfandiandothers.blogspot.com Jessica

    Pimpin is a word. I just think that some people haven’t been told yet, it keeps some of us hella smarter than them. Just like Hella is a word.

    But seriously, so sweet! I am so not good at those extra little somethings to add at the end to make the cards more gushy. You definitely nailed it. I hope you really crossed out the one part, like you did here. :)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I did not cross it out in the real card…but it’s not too late. I can totally do that right now. =)

      It’s hella tight that you also think pimpin is a word.

  • http://misslayesen.tumblr.com/ Mel

    “Love you always in all ways.”

    LOVE IT. I’m stealing that, mmkay?

    Happy anniversary! How did Harv get so lucky with a pimpin’ lady like you?

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Go for it!

      Aw, thanks, babe. I’m sure sometimes, he’d be willing to trade me in for a bag of Cheetos. 

  • http://www.andruswilliams.com Julia Andrus Williams

    Happy anniversary, you guys!

    Y’all are way better than Russell and me. For our 1 year anniversary a little over a month ago, he gave me a Crock Pot and a card, in which he informed me that he generally thinks that cards are “gay.”

    I told him “Thanks. I didn’t get you anything.”

    Maybe we’ll be as awesome as y’all by year four….

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, Julia!

      A man who thinks it’s gay but gives a card anyway. That’s true love. 

      OMG, this totally reminds me that i didn’t get him anything but a card. Certainly not anything cool like a crock pot. Crap. 

  • http://www.simianidiot.tumblr.com Rev. Back It On Up 13

    I like to approach romance from the other end.  Not like that, dirty bird.  I mean from the perspective of how little I hate my husband, compared to everyone else.  “I hate you less than everybody else on this or any other planet.  You are insane and evil, but in a complimentary way to the way in which I am insane and evil.”

    He always takes this in the spirit in which it was intended.  He gets me.

    • http://www.imprettysurethat.com/ Becca (aka SMC)

      I think I’m going to have to put this on my next Anniversary card in November. Awesome.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Rev- Doll, I’m so glad you added that second sentence. And, clearly, you know me too well because that’s exactly what came to mind. Jeeezus. I need help. 

      I would receive this as a fab compliment if Harv wrote this to me. Which he would never because he maintains that I am the insane one and he is the sane one. ;)

      • http://www.simianidiot.tumblr.com Rev. Back It On Up 13

        Just remember, you can BOTH be insane if you’re insane in a compatible way.  It’s those clashy crazies that fight all the time.  The sympatico ones make trouble TOGETHER.

        • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

          HAHAHAHAHAHA. Clashy crazies. I think I love you. 

  • http://lessthankate.blogspot.com/ LessThanKate

    Happy Anniversary! I loved this post! : ) I hope you have a the anniversary you truly deserve! Harv is one lucky guy, and, now a days, any lady who can find a decent guy is also a lucky lady. 

    P.S. Pimpin is a word.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you! I totally agree with you. If any two people manage to beat all the odds and the bullshit and get together these days, it is truly a lucky and awesome thing. 

  • Megan Gordon

    Have I told you that the fact your husband’s name is Harv makes me incredibly happy? I don’t know why, maybe flashbacks to “Cagney and Lacey.” Lacey’s husband was named Harv.

    Do you have any idea what I’m talking about or am I too old?

    Happy Anniversary!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      =D Actually, I do know. I like to watch shows from back in the day. Truly relaxing. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1445565056 Melis Lopez

    Aww. Happy Anniversary!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you!

  • http://yougotsars.com you gotsars!

    This is beautiful, I have tears… seriously. and just so you can feel justified for the head pushing,

    via Urban Dictionary
    1.Pimpin
    1) To work it with a member of the opposite sex
    2) A compliment used when someone is wearing platinum chains, Fubu™ clothes, etc.
    3) An object of high appeal

    also see pimpette
    1) Ricky is pimpin wit dem hoes
    2) Damn dawg, your pimpin it with that chain
    3) That Jaguar is pimpin

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I FEEL SO VINDICATED RIGHT NOW.

      Do you think it would be wrong for me to print this out and paste it inside his anniversary card?

      • http://yougotsars.com you gotsars!

        of course not! Scrabble should have a copy of Urban Dictionary available for use along with the Oxford. How else would we know that asshat, lesbro, underboob and all manner of doucheisms had real meaning????   DUH!

        • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

          you just taught me something new- lesbro. 

          • http://yougotsars.com you gotsars!

            Glad I could be of service. I now feel I’ve had a productive day.

          • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

            Certainly more productive than mine. I…watched episode after episode of Little House on the Prairie. I’m a loser. =)

  • Abby Adams

    Love this. Happy anniversary!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, Abby!

  • KG

    You crack me up. Seriously.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I’m glad to hear I crack at least one person up. That one person is most certainly not Harv.

  • http://pinwheelsandpoppies.wordpress.com Karin

    Happy anniversary! 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, Karin!

  • http://fabparis.blogspot.com MissusClark

    Very sweet. I’m glad you appreciate how very lucky you two were to find each other. Some never do. Plus, you’re both so pretty!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I’m just so damn glad I opened that MySpace message. =)

      I’ll be sure to tell Harv you think he’s pretty. Bet it’ll make his day. 

      • http://fabparis.blogspot.com MissusClark

        Well, I have a thing for tall, dark-haired men. Glad I got one of my very own! ;>)

        • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

          true dat. =)

  • http://angie-uncovered.com Angie Uncovered

    Is that picture of you and Harv? You two are so damn cute I just want to squeeze ya until I hear a popping sound!
    If you recommend it to Webster’s they will probably add pimpin to the dictionary for you next year. :) They are good that way. 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Yep, it’s the two of us. =) Squeeze me girl, I’m game. Don’t tell Harv I said it was okay, though.

      Nu-uh. Forrealz. Imma hit up Webster’s. That would be so satisfyin. 

  • Kelly

    Where were you when I was writing my vows…?

    • Kelly

      I could have thrown in the gems about still lving him even after he peed into the dirty clothes basket, and how I admired the fact that he refused to let me sleep on the bathroom floor, ever, no matter how much I begged. Also how much I appreciated all the times he held my hair back for me…..

      • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

        Oh, those are keepers-the ones who hold back your hair. That totally cancels out the pee in a basket thing. I think. =)

        • Kelly

          the look on his face when he woke up peeing in the basket was priceless and the story 10 years later makes it totally worth it!

          • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

            So….is it okay if I ask how this happened? No pressure if you don’t want to tell me. But, man, I feel a good story coming on. 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I done failed you as a friend. How was your wedding? Details, details, details!!!

      • Kelly

        So much more than I ever imagined. Now that I have your e-mail I’ll send you the info on the pictures so you can see for yourself.

        • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

          Can’t wait to check out the pictures!!! Got the email. So excited!

          • Kelly

            Let me know if there is one that jumps out as your favorite. Also just so you are aware, I have told me family that you are my friend… like I actually hang out with you, F*%# I need a life…although I think if we were to meet we would get along fantastically especially since we are both in the same gang. So for now you remain my homie.

          • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

            Being in the same gang makes us more than just friends…it makes us gangsistas. And gangsistas don’t actually need to hang out in person to have a bond. At least…that’s what my gang handbook tells me. 

            And, I’ll most certainly email you this weekend with my fave!=)

  • Miranda Kaye

    Awwwww!!! You guys must be so funny together. I’ve never seen the “always in all ways” I’m stealing that…for when I have someone to use it on lol. And…you’ve been pimpin since been pimpin since been pimpin! – How High. :D

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Strangely, I have never seen that movie. I should watch it in the spirit of gangsta solidarity or something, right? 

      • http://www.my-new-world-kayep.blogspot.com Miranda Kaye

        Right!

        • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

          *fist bump*

  • http://ohnoa.com/ Noa

    Sometimes I look at Adrian and think, “How did I trick you into thinking I’m a good enough person to marry?” Those days tend to fall around the times I yell at him because the bed isn’t made the right way. I don’t really know where I was going with this comment, because now it sounds like I’m accusing you of being a bad person. 

    Happy Anniversary!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Wow, that is the exact same thought I have when I look at Harv. That and “when he is going to take out the fucking trash.” 

    • http://fabparis.blogspot.com MissusClark

      Right there with you, ladies. I can’t imagine why my man continued to pursue me after I moved out of state 3 weeks after we got together. Then I wonder when he’s gonna kill the fucking spider that set up shop in my box of tampons…..

      • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

        because you’re a gem and miles is a smart man. =)

        a smarter man if he deals with that spider. 

        • http://fabparis.blogspot.com MissusClark

          I keep thinking about the saying, “truth is stranger than fiction”. So much of my writing is verbatim from my life.  I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried; who would think of a spider in a box of feminine hygiene products?!?

          Miles is very smart and knows what he wants. My mom, as I was preparing for a December trip to visit my sweetie, asked, “Do you think he’ll propose?” “Pppphht! No!” says I. And, of course,  he proposed, as we lay on the floor under the Christmas tree. With a green pipe-cleaner from a kids’ art-project ornament twisted into a ring. (pause for the “awwwwww!”) I love my man….

          • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

            A fine man, that Miles.

            Do you still have the pipe cleaner ring?

          • http://fabparis.blogspot.com MissusClark

            Of course!

  • http://www.thesnarkydater.blogspot.com Diane – The Snarky Dater

    Awww.. Happy Anniversary!

    And in my book there is no need for an apology when a slight head push was all that happened.  To ex-husband #2 at the 4 year mark, after a really shitty shitty (yes, that is shitty X 2) day of fighting over the fact that dating isn’t an extracurricular activity of marriage and agreeing to disagree, I might have accidentally taken both feet to his ass in bed and shoved him right off to the floor then blamed it on his own bad dream.  Hmmm…. Not a scrabble disagreement, but very close.. So in my book, you are all good and Harv is very lucky to have You!

    And btw… Pimpin is a word sista *fist bump*

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I admire you for holding yourself back from doing nothing more than an ass shove. Clearly, you are a saint. 

      *fist bump*

  • http://lazysubculturalgirl.wordpress.com Andi

    Happy Anniversary!  You guys are adorable.  
     
    I am not good at sentiment, so I usually find a card that says it all and just sign my name.  Early in our marriage, I tried to be all flowery and shit but it didn’t stick.  I’m kind of a guy about that stuff.  Although, I’m a very POLITE guy and it took me over ten years to tell the Hubs to stop buying me flowers.  They’re pretty, then they die which reminds me of my mortality and is all weird and depressing.  Then I feel guilty for throwing them out because they cost money and I let their dead little flower corpses hang around for far too long.  

    Last time, he gave me a Starbucks gift card.  Much better.  

    Pimpin’ is totally a word.  Needs an apostrophe, though.  

    • http://mistyslaws.wordpress.com Misty

      Sbx card for the win!!  You need to talk to my hubs.  He doesn’t understand the delicious power of gift cards.  Flowers are boring and die.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I feel the same way about flowers. I love to get them, but then again, I feel guilty because I know it’s going to die and there’s nothing I can do to stop it and I just let them wilt and turn brown and sometimes even mold before I will throw them out. I asked Harv to get me potted plants, but I killed those too. 

      Thumbs up to the Starbucks gift card. Brilliant man. 

      • http://fabparis.blogspot.com MissusClark

        Girls, girls! Compost those flowers and remember the law of Conservation of Mass! Flowers are a beautiful gift of Nature that reminds you how ephemeral life truly is.

        I’m a big fan of flowers; can you tell? But I don’t get them from my sweetie. I have to grow ‘em m’self.

        • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

          every time i have egg shells or peelings from veggies, i think of you and your compost pile. it is a thing of wonder. do i sound jealous? it’s because i am. 

          • http://fabparis.blogspot.com MissusClark

            I dunno…. compost is just so…um….unglamorous! I can’t imagine you coveting one. You can play with mine when you visit.

          • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

            A thing of wonder to see all sorts of recognizable things turn into a rich mush. 

          • http://fabparis.blogspot.com MissusClark

            Truly, it’s an amazing thing to see carrot & potatoes peels, coffee grounds and watermelon rinds turn into this sweet-smelling black crumbly stuff. It’s stuff like this that makes me a nature-worshiper.

          • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

            It’s because you have a talent for it. I kill everything that comes into the house or around the house. I mean, not the people, but all vegetation. ;)

          • http://fabparis.blogspot.com MissusClark

            How long did it take for you to kill your herb garden?

          • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

            I am most delighted to report that they didn’t die….they were eaten.

          • http://fabparis.blogspot.com MissusClark

            Oh, that’s so much better! Far better to be eaten than die of neglect.

  • http://eclectic-elephant.blogspot.com/ Morgane

    “Love always in all ways” = win. You are such a word master and pimpin is totally a word, though maybe if you explained that “pimpin” is the modern spelling of “pimping” he would understand. Pimping is a word according to dictionary. com and no one can argue with that. 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I KNEW IT. 

      God, it feels so good to be right. Which, you know, is all the time. ;)

  • http://mistyslaws.wordpress.com Misty

    Happy Happy to you and Harv!!  So glad you found someone who still puts up with you after 4 whole years, and vice versa.  That is true love, yo.  Oh, and I like the original, but the end result sings baby.  Hope you guys have a great day.

    Oh, and the hubs once punched me in the head while he was sleeping.  He SAYS he was dreaming that he was fighting off a group of ne’er-do-wells who were attacking us in his dream.  Yeah, sure.  Way to protect me from the hooligans, buddy!  Glad you weren’t armed in the dream.  I might not have had the chance to wake up the next morning, and then subsequently never let you ever forget that you PUNCHED ME IN THE HEAD.   

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you! I do consider it an immense success that we are still talking to each other and we can still stand each other. Bam! Success. =)

      Holy smokes, I hope you milked that for all it worth for weeks. And weeks. 

  • http://www.highendhobo.blogspot.com Random

    Awww…. so sweet! :)  Y’all are stinkin’ cute.  Stinkin’ in a word too.  But if you run across someone stinkin’ and pimpin’ at the same time, turn and walk away, quickly.

    I tell my boyfriend thanks for loving me even though, and possibly because, I’m crazy.  But in a good cupcake for breakfast way kind of crazy.  Not a chain-you-to-a-bed-and-break-your-ankles-crazy.  Because even I don’t expect someone to love me if I did that.  Then he usually sings an 80′s metal band love song at me and we’re happy. 

    Really Harv should be so so so flattered that you value his input.  You asked him before you even asked Twitter.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Majorly good advice for all women. Married or single. Stinkin+pimpin=no bueno. 

      Sad to say, there have been some mofo’s in my life would totally have liked this “chain to the bed break ankles business” a la Misery. At least, I’m assuming so because they spent a lot of time in prison and I’m just assuming that’s the kind of thing you grow to love while on “the inside.”

      • http://www.highendhobo.blogspot.com Random

        Ah, prison love.  There’s a reason there are almost no country songs about it :)

  • http://theaccidentalfreelancer.wordpress.com/ Rachel B

    Aw, happy anniversary!  And, that is possibly the nicest card I have ever read.  Hallmark needs to hire you asap.  

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Is this a new career path for me possibly? Methinksyes. ;)

  • Laura

    Happy Anniversary to you both!  Have a fucking awesome day!

    Sometimes when no one is looking, I still hope.  

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, Laura. I hope the burrito I heat up for him tonight really warms his heart. =)

      And, Laura…they are out there. 

  • Lolais40

    So unfair! You had me laughing and snorting and then BAM you execute a surprise attack with these “authentic words of love”.   I wasn’t prepared and now liquid is coming out of my eyes. Damn it!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      My bad, girl. I hope it makes Harv cry to. And they better be tears of joy. 

  • Alice

    happy anniversary to you guys!!  

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, my friend! Didn’t realize you and D had an anniversary that was so close to ours. Happy Anniversary!

      • Alice

        thanks you!

  • http://www.insignificantatbest.com lisa from insignificant @ best

    Happy Anniversary you poet!  Love your message.

    Oh and pimpin is so a word.  Harv needs to get with it.

    Lisa

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, Lisa! And, amen, sista, he needs to get with it…for a lot of things. =)

  • http://littlebundleofcontradictions.com Crystal

    Happy anniversary! 

    I was totally laughing at the whole “pimpin’ is a word” discussion (it TOTALLY is, IMHO) and then – BAM – you got me straight through the heart with that last line.

    Hope you guys have a great day celebrating. 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, Crystal!

      Aw, I’m glad it spoke to you. I was feeling pretty inadequate that I couldn’t think of more to write, but that pretty much sums it up. Which is probably pretty stupid on my part.

      • http://littlebundleofcontradictions.com Crystal

        It totally did – and you know what? It is NOT stupid – sometimes, less is totally more, and this is one of those times. 

        • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

          Thanks for this. I really like you. Reeealllly.

          • http://littlebundleofcontradictions.com Crystal

            ((HUG))

            I like you, too, hun!! Lots n’ lots n’ lots! 

  • http://chicktuition.com jacqui

    I always knew you were a gangsta with a heart of gold! Happy anniversary to you both!

    P.S. Love that photo.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, J!

      I’m so flattered by this-gansgsta with a heart of gold. This is most certainly a mug..or a tombstone. Which is morbid. I’m sorry I’m so horrible.

  • Ann

    First of all, I’ve actually seen “sorry I pushed you in the head” used on a children’s valentine.  (not by me, if I did it, they deserved it)

    Then you go and make me all teary-eyed.

    Happy Anniversary.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Damn, I really need these Valentines. I have so many people to send it to.

  • http://writingwishing.com/ Alison

    Aw, what a sweet card!! Happy 4th Anniversary!

    We here, in my household, don’t even know when our anniversary is! 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, A!

      I bet my husband would prefer for it to be that way.;)

  • Sarah

    So I totally read this early but I’m just getting a chance to comment now. This is precisely why the hubs and I don’t exchange cards. Mind would read something like “thanks for making dinner every night”. We can be hopeless together.
    :)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Next year, let’s just spend the money on booze instead of cards. What say you?

      • http://www.nebynw.blogspot.com Sarah

        Let’s involve karaoke too okay?

        • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

          Oh girl, if karaoke is going to be involved, then we’re definitely going to need the booze.

  • Johi

    Eh, cards are overrated. I think that men like “other” things on their anniversary anyway. He probably won’t even remember the card…..
    That being said, I actually think what you wrote is precious and very true of marriage.
    Happy Anniversary!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks,doll. 

      What other things? Like a warmed up burrito and some bugle corn chips. I can do that. 

  • http://kelli-marksthespot.blogspot.com/ Kelli Marks

    I try to be mushy, but guys don’t like mushy. At least my guy doesn’t. I think after six years of marriage and ten years together ours are somewhere around ‘Hey, we haven’t killed each other yet! Awesome!’

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      OMG, that is so what I’m writing in the card at the ten year mark. 

  • Ely

    I love anniversary cards…you get to be mushy and sweet despite the fact that you’ve been a raging lunatic for the entire year. LOL I find it hard to express something meaningful and sweet that I haven’t already said in previous cards.
    Enjoy your anniversary and don’t give Harv too much trouble. ;)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Yes! You bring up a good point here. I feel like I’m repeating myself sometimes, even after only 4 years. After the bday, valentines day, holiday, and anniversary cards for 4 years, what more can you say? 

  • http://twitter.com/lra0403 Lisa Amerson

    That was simplistically brilliant. Might be hard to top next year, though. Cheers to you both on another year! 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Next year, it’s going to be “Damn. 5 years and we’re STILL talking to each other. It’s probably because I rock.”

  • http://www.kplovingit.blogspot.com Kayla @ kpLoving It

    My husband said he didn’t sleep well last night becuase early in the night I accidently hit him in the face while I was dreaming and he kept one eye open in horror until morning. Oops. Thank goodness for men that tolerate us! Happy Anniversary!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      BAM! practice to be a gangsta. Sorry your husband had to be take the brunt of it. =)

  • http://xj2608.blogspot.com Are You Kidding Me?

    Hey – that’s pretty awesome!  Of course, we really know how to bring on the romance around here.  Either I spend the first few days of May trying to remember when our anniversary is, or we both wait for my husband’s mom’s friend to send us an anniversary card.  So, unless you actually choose your anniversary to push Harv in the head again, you’re guaranteed to do better than at least 1 other couple on earth.  It’s good to be not last.  :)

    Happy Anniversary

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Is it weird that I can’t stop being jealous that you have someone outside of the relationship who sends you an anniversary card? Damn, I think this still puts you ahead of us. 

  • http://www.theartistwhoneverstarved.blogspot.com The Artist Who Never Starved

    You’re amazing and hilariously funny! I just fall to pieces with laughter whenever reading your posts! I could totally hang with you :) Oh, and I just about DIED when I read your story of the Scrabble game with Harv! It was great! Even more funny because my mother, aunt, and grandmother absolutely LOVE to challenge each other at scrabble, and they get suuuuuper competitive and constantly fight over which words are usable or even real. My grandma loves to use so called “Haiwain words” to use all her vowels which drive my mother and aunt insane. However I forgot to mention the twist to their scrabble games. They like to call them “Drunk Naked Scrabble” challenges. Lots of Drinking (except we limit my aunt who plays better when drunk) and often some sort of nudity and LOTS of profane language when challenging word look ups! Oh and they have a “Drunk Naked Scrabble Bitch” Trophy they compete for. Its really just a hidious sculpture my dad made in highschool, but its now their Scrabble Bitch Trophy! My Aunt Jen is the current Scrabble Bitch in case your wondering :)

    And I think that your Anniversary card message is super sweet :) I absolutely love it. Happy Anniversary and Best Wishes :)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      WAIT A MINUTE…How do I get invited to this scrabble get together? I’m totally suck at scrabble (as evidenced by pimpin) but I’m extremely good at getting drunk, swearing AND stripping. 

      Thanks for the kind words of encouragement, btw. Most appreciated.

  • http://www.reflectionsofnow.com/ Kimberly

    That is classic. Happy anniversary!

    PS – pimpin is so a word!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you, mama!

      p.s. Right??

  • http://www.fershers.com/ fershers

    someone’s gettin it tonight. happy annibeersary, suga.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      who? who?  :)

      thanks, babe.

  • http://www.living-authentically.com Bill-The Authentic Life

    Sometimes  you need someone to show you how loveable you are in order to love yourself.  You and Harv sound lucky to have each other.  Happy Anniversary!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      thanks so much, Bill. Sounds like you speak from experience. ;)

  • lolita

    awe you cleaned it up good =)

    Hey at least he knows with you, there’s neva a dull moment!

    Congrats!!!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Lol….so funny you bring that up. Harv said the exact same thing…except he wasn’t smiling when he said it…but I’m still taking it as a compliment.

      • lolita

        Hey it is a compliment :)  you’ll Neva have a boring relationship because you’ll always keep him on his toes! which is gooood…. =)

  • http://www.thewilyweez.blogspot.com Paula @ thewilyweez

    #1, pimpin is a word in my book! #2, I also become a sleep hitter when I don’t win at scrabble!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      1. Hell yeah!! 

      2. I like your style. ;)

  • Shannon Colleary

    I had a colonoscopy on my wedding anniversary.  Nothing say “I love you” like allowing someone to drive you home after someone’s scoped your ass.  

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      first things first…everything okay? 

      and yes, that kinda things brings love to a whole new level. ;)

  • http://www.thisblackbutterfly.blogspot.com/ Staci

    Happy birthday to you both! Enjoy your day!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, babe. 

  • http://mommyonthespot.blogspot.com Erin@Mommyonthespot

    Why is that husbands call back in a huff?  You’d think they’d be happy to hear the voice of their lovely wives.  I agree with the playing hard to get thing.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Maybe if I call Harv MORE instead of less, he’ll stop doing the huffy voice thing. Do you think this is a good idea?

  • http://twitter.com/leannekoh leanne koh

     Happy Anniversary to the both of you! What a healthy relationship you have. a great mix of fun and seriousness. You compliment each other well, from what you’ve told us. I hope you had a great time celebrating. How are you going to top yourself for year #5?

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      For year #5, I plan to be a better wife by first remembering the correct month of my husband’s birthdate. I will also withhold any nagging on the actual anniversary. There’s a chance I will only keep one of these promises next year. ;)

  • http://fashionzen-se.blogspot.com/ Alex-FashionZense

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      thanks, Alex!

  • http://raeann28.blogspot.com RaeAnn

    lol. You made me laugh. *Snort snort*. (That’s why your husband loves you. )
    I love your anniversary card. It’s…honest. Somehow…it touch a part of my heart, my soul. I’m impressed. More touched, I think. And I don’t get touched easily. At least not by a sentence. I think your husband’s gonna love it.
    Happy Anniversary! =)))

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks so much, RaeAnn. I am grateful to have found someone who puts up with my shit. ;) Your kindness is extremely flattering. 

  • RollerScrapper

    Happy anniversary! You should have called the urban as a reference. I’m positive pimpin is in there!

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, doll. I think both Urban Dictionary and the regular dictionary are most definitely acceptable forms of reference.

  • http://rosa-i-think-i-will-stay.blogspot.com/ Rosa5900

    Love the accidental kicks

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      I am honing my “accidental” kicking skills.

  • http://thebreakthroughepisodes.blogspot.com The Lamb

    That’s just beautiful. Congrats! ;) 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, yo!

  • http://www.rubberchickenmadness.com Kimberly

    That sentiment covers what a good marriage should be! Congrats you two :) 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, Kimberly!

  • Lynellekw

    Happy anniversary!

    My first Valentines card to my now-husband was painstakingly hand drawn with the assistance of an anatomy textbook.  It showed a human heart in cross-section, demonstrating that the traditional teaching of “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” was completely incorrect.  Romantic cards aren’t really my thing, if I’m honest.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      That is big pimpin. Kinda makes me feel bad about the two stick figures I drew in an anniversary card with a heart in the middle. I’m an advanced artist…what can I say. 

  • http://twitter.com/LadyWendolyn Lady Wen

    Aw, that sentiment says it all.  Happy Anniversary!! :)

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thank you, lovely Lady. =)

  • Lady Jennie

    You are very lovely I must say.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      If you keep saying that, I might start to believe you. =)

  • http://www.DeadCowGirl.com Dead Cow Girl

    ahh! Happy Anniversary! That is a terribly romantic card. But as we both know, you are good with cards. 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, yo! And….*Blush*

      It was easy to write that card because you’re so fucking lovely. 

  • A Mommy in the City

    I know I am late, but Happy Anniversary! Love that we share the same day.  Now please remember to remind me next year when it’s coming up so I don’t almost forget like I did this year. ;) 

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Thanks, Lauren. Clearly, awesome people get married 9.8.7. =)

      We’ll have to remind each other. I almost forgot mine this year until FB reminded me. 

  • http://confessionsofavi3tbabe.com Vivian

    Haha, oh Liz, you’re hilarious! I can imagine Harv thinks it’s so amusing being with you bc you keep it fun & interesting =)

    Yes, I can tell you about the countless times I “accidently” hit my husband here or there and the one time I punched him in the arm so hard it bruised…actually,  I think I shouldn’t or someone might call social services on me.

    • http://flourishinprogress.com/ Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress

      Whoa, I bet he tries not to anger you after that, uh, incident we can’t mention lest social services gets wind of it.