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The 79th Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread (yes, it was my anniversary edition)

Show and Tell is wasted on elementary schoolers. Join several dozen bloggers weekly to show off an item, tell a story, and get the attention of the class. In other words, this is Show and Tell 2.0. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. So yank out a photo of the worst bridesmaid’s dress you ever wore and tell us the story; show off the homemade soup you cooked last night; or tell us all about the scarf you made for your first knitting project. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let’s begin.

I got really confused with the term “seven year itch” in regards to marriage.  Does it refer to that period of time leading up to the 7th year, or is it the entire 7th year until the 8th anniversary?  Being the anal person I am, I really wanted to know when I was supposed to grow bored with Josh.

Because I haven’t.

And I’m excited to say that we have made it through the seventh year of marriage unscathed, celebrated our 8th anniversary, and are still massively in love–the sort of love that makes one vomit a bit in their mouth when they hear about it because it’s the sort of love that beckons unicorns forward and makes rainbows shoot across the room.

You know, that sort of love.

For our anniversary, Josh bought me a pair of ballet shoes.  Not pointe shoes, because that would be unethical, but a lovely pair of black slippers.  And by “bought” I mean that he gave me the head nod when I told him that I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeded them.


Happy anniversary, Josh, and thank you for eight wonderful years of marriage.  And the ballet shoes.

What are you showing today?

Click here or scroll down to the bottom of this post if this is your first time joining along (Important: link to the permalink for the post, not the main url for your blog and use your blog’s name, not your name. Links not going to a Show and Tell post will be deleted). The list is open from now until late Friday night and a new one is posted every week.

Other People Standing at the Head of the Class:

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?
  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Wednesday night (or any time between Wednesday morning and Friday night), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything–a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn’t need to contain a picture if you can’t get a picture–you can simply tell a story about a single item. The list opens every Wednesday night and closes on Friday night.
  • You must mention Show and Tell and include a link back to this post in your post so people can find the rest of the class. This spreads new readership around through the list. This is now required.
  • Label your post “Show and Tell” each week and then come back here and add the permalink for the post via the Mr. Linky feature (not your blog’s main url–use the permalink for your specific Show and Tell post).
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week. And everyone loves a good “ooooh” and “aaaah” and to be queen (or king) of the playground for five minutes so leave them a comment if you can.
  • Did you post a link and now it’s missing?: I reserve the right to delete any links that are not leading to a Show and Tell post or are the blogging equivalent of a spitball.


1 Quiet Dreams { 11.18.09 at 9:28 pm }

Congratulations to you and Josh.
And I hope that the ballet slippers are everything you wanted and more.

2 Delenn { 11.18.09 at 9:34 pm }

Happy Anniversary! Not sure where those ballet shoes work into the whole couple thing–but, to each his (or her) own!

3 Another Dreamer { 11.18.09 at 9:37 pm }

Ahh, happy anniversary!

4 Kristin { 11.18.09 at 9:41 pm }

Happy Anniversary and Happy ballet shoes!

5 Mrs. Gamgee { 11.18.09 at 10:12 pm }

Happy Anniversary! The shoes are too cute!

6 a { 11.18.09 at 10:28 pm }

Happy Anniversary! I hope you get to wonder about the 7 year itch many, many more times.

My husband and I are so romantic that we both forgot our anniversary this year. And this was only our 6th anniversary.

7 Geochick { 11.18.09 at 11:09 pm }

Happy anniversary! We’re halfway through our 7th year and haven’t felt the 7-year itch at all. (well, speaking for myself anyway…and I think DH). I have to comment on the dance store not letting you try on pointe shoes. 1) It’s hilarious that you tweeted they think it’s “unethical” to let you try on the shoes. 2) They are a very good store. 3) You don’t want them! (coming from a former ballet dancer). Enjoy the soft shoes, your feet will still love you.

8 Lavender Luz { 11.19.09 at 12:02 am }

I am so happy for you two, you Crazy Eights. No vomit here.

And how awesome that he got you the ballet shoes!


9 luna { 11.19.09 at 12:12 am }

happy happy day to you both! your shoes are adorable. and so is josh for giving the nod.

10 Circus Princess { 11.19.09 at 4:53 am }

Happy anniversary and congrats on being so in the kind of love “that makes one vomit a bit in their mouth” LOL

Cute shoes 🙂

11 Vee { 11.19.09 at 5:05 am }

Happy Anniversary !! may you have many, many wonderful years to come.

12 Bea { 11.19.09 at 5:23 am }

Happy anniversary! And who wouldn’t need ballet shoes? Perhaps I need to pop out for a pair myself…


13 tash { 11.19.09 at 7:17 am }

Awww, Happy Anniversary!

14 Half of a Duo, Raising a Duo { 11.19.09 at 7:53 am }

Please post a pic of you dressed in those shoes, dancing joyfully in a joyful moment. I know right now it is hard with the loss you have recently had of your beloved grandma, but in a special moment, those shoes will take you away!

I have Kym of I’m a Smart One, sister in surrogacy and infertility, guest blogging today. About Thanks and gratitude and infertility all in one.

Happy Anniversary and that’s my show and tell…

15 once a mother { 11.19.09 at 9:15 am }

Happy Anniversary Mel and Josh. Love that beckons forth unicorns… now that’s the real deal! Sending you many congratulations!

16 Anna { 11.19.09 at 11:29 am }

Congratulations! It sounds like a wonderful and rare love indeed. I hope that you are enjoying your shoes.

17 TheMrs { 11.19.09 at 11:49 am }

Happy Anniversary!!!

18 Jane G { 11.19.09 at 12:46 pm }

Happy anniversary!

19 KLTTX { 11.19.09 at 2:06 pm }

Happy Anniversary Mel and Josh!

20 Jen { 11.19.09 at 2:07 pm }

happy Anniversary!

21 loribeth { 11.19.09 at 2:27 pm }

Happy anniversary! May you dance through many more years together. : )

22 Jill { 11.19.09 at 2:44 pm }

Your first year of marriage leads up to your first anniversary so you just finished your eighth year of marriage and are into your ninth! You’re already way past the seven year itch! Congrats and I hope your love continues to inspire vomiting in others for years to come!

23 Katie { 11.19.09 at 4:30 pm }

Happy happy happy anniversary! May you enjoy many more in the future. 🙂 And I love those shoes!!!

24 Pie { 11.19.09 at 5:20 pm }

Happy Anniversary Mel & Josh!

25 karlinda { 11.19.09 at 5:27 pm }

Happy anniversary!

Oh, yes, we need to see a pic of you dancing in your new shoes! 🙂

26 Emmy { 11.19.09 at 7:13 pm }

LOVE those shoes!! Happy anniversary!

27 Rebecca { 11.19.09 at 8:53 pm }

Happy Anniversary!!! May you have many more unicorn and rainbow filled years together!

28 Amy { 11.19.09 at 9:18 pm }

I’m glad you got your ballet shoes!

29 Birds and Squirrels { 11.19.09 at 9:39 pm }

Happy anniversary!

30 LJ { 11.19.09 at 10:33 pm }

That Josh, he’s pretty fantastic. You may need to help Mr. Badger with a b-day gift for me that is even half as thoughtful. Cooking? Mixology? Awesome. Creativity in gift giving? Errr. I love you, Mr. B?

31 Jendeis { 11.19.09 at 10:35 pm }

Happy anniversary!

32 Hillary { 11.19.09 at 11:07 pm }

Happy anniversary Mel!! Love the shoes 🙂 Now you and your daughter can dance together.

33 Dora { 11.20.09 at 12:27 pm }

Happy anniversary!! Many, many more! Love the ballet slippers!

34 Bionic Baby Mama { 11.20.09 at 11:04 pm }

Nothing is better than dance clothes, especially if you don’t quite technically speaking need them. Happy anniversary.

35 Battynurse { 11.23.09 at 11:44 am }

Very nice present. Happy Anniversary!!!

36 Katie { 11.23.09 at 1:55 pm }

Happy Anniversary~

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