RAMBLINGS..............July, 2014

Real Estate Agent with Richard Sawdon Realty Nevada County, Ca.

By:  Diane Sawdon

Today is our 46th Wedding Anniversary.  Congratulations to both of us.  In today’s world, I would call us “survivors.”   Try as I might, I cannot fathom where all those days, weeks, months and years have gone.  As with all marriages, there have been many ups and downs along the bumpy path of 46 years.   We have experienced some incredible highs~~times filled with joy and happiness as we watched our family grow and mature.  But, the flip side of that coin is that we have suffered periods of excruciating lows~~points in time where our souls were dying and our hearts were broken.  Together we weathered these storms of life.  One of us was always strong for the other and we always seemed to know our part of this equation.   We are a formidable force when we stand side by side.

Did you notice I did not mention money as success??  We have experienced some very lean years along the way, but it just made us work just a tad bit harder and a bit longer.   Money comes and money goes.   It does not buy happiness.  It can make one’s life easier and it can lead one down a very destructive path if financial gain rules one’s life.   I firmly believe that the only real problems in life are those that cannot be solved with money.    Happiness, joy, and good health are not bought with a VISA Card.  

So, enough of my soap box speech~~~~now I can ramble on about the weather, my pumpkins, the weather, my husband’s car, the weather.............................It is HOT!!   It has been HOT for too long and the long range forecast is for more heat.  UGH!  I am one cranky old lady in this heat.   My outside play time is limited to very early morning hours.  I wilt after ten o’clock in the morning.   I return to the outside environs of my yard after five in the afternoon.  With our California drought, I have not bucketed so much water since the drought of 1977.   My Pumpkin Patch is taking over the Vegetable Garden and I commune with my little, orange orbs each morning.  Truth be told, I still have a pumpkin from last year’s crop in my garage and it is doing just fine, thank you.   Lastly, my husband’s car has, once again, returned to the Dark Side.  Possession of GM Evil Spirts have taken over the car’s Computer System.  Leaving it in a parkig lot with the keys in it has become my number one solution to our problem.  The dealer, in their esteemed wisdom, told us they could find nothing wrong with it.  

Happy Anniversary to my Roommate!!  You still make me laugh and that is the very best!  I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer Days.







Comments (9)

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Richard and Diane, you two are really raising the national average when it comes to marriage!  Congratulations, and may you have many more happy years together.

Jul 07, 2014 11:05 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

A very happy and blessed 46th Anniversary to Diane and Richard Sawdon. Diane, you wrote a beautiful post of you, your roommate, and life. Great photo, too. Hope you had the chance to celebrate your  special day in style  ~ It was so nice of you to share.

Jul 07, 2014 02:01 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Pat's right.  This is such a sweet post.  Happy anniversary and congrats for enjoying the roller coaster ride of life.

Jul 12, 2014 08:46 PM
Barbara Calwhite
Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri - Joplin, MO
417-438-7387 Specializing in Relocation

Congratulations on the 46 years!  My husband counts them in 'dog years' so that would be 322 years!  Either way--congratulations!

Jul 12, 2014 10:52 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, Diane and Richard!  I inlcuded this post in today's Last Week's Favorites.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jul 12, 2014 11:33 PM
Kathy Smiley
Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village - Westlake Village, CA
Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"

Happy anniversary to you and congratulations on a long and joyous marriage! We just hit 32 years ourselves and you're right, lots of ups and lots of downs along the way! 

Jul 13, 2014 12:15 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Happy Anniversary to both of you, belatedly. 46 years is a great number. This past year nmy parents celebrated their 68th anniversary and appear to be well on their way to 69.

Jul 14, 2014 01:17 AM
Richard Sawdon

Thanks to everyone who responded to this recent blog regarding our 46th. wedding anniversary. My wife must have really hit a cord with many nice folks out there with this one. Thanks again. Your comments are very much appreciated.

Jul 14, 2014 09:53 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Aw, I love this! I wish I could celebrate a 46th Anniversary. Sadly, my honey of only 18 passed 2 years ago. I'll celebrate 20, but without him. 

Jul 15, 2014 06:16 AM