Decade: a period of ten years. The word is derived from the late Latin decas, from Greek decas, from deca.
It's official...as of today Jeffrey and I have been together a decade. Neither of us actually realized it until a few minutes ago but that's ok. :) I'm such a wierdo - when people ask how long we've been together I say 10 years. We've been married for 5, but I feel like we put in some good time before that so we say ten. dumb, right?
well, 10 years ago today Jeffrey's parents went out of town. Jeff had a party at their house and I was there. We'd worked together for about a year or so and flirted mercilessly. Not adult flirting, but like children - we'd push each other around and be pretty snotty to each other. Anyway, the night of the party we were drinking lots and Jeffrey was making screwdrivers. so grownup, right? He tried to give me another one and I said 'no, i've got to go home tonight'. being the gentleman, he replied "if you have another one, you can just stay here". Well, the rest is history.
Thanks vodka :)