Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Anniversary



Today is my 23 wedding anniversary AND my husband's 60th birthday. I could not get any time off these last couple of weeks for us to go anywhere to celebrate outside of Ohio. I even had to work last night so when I got up this afternoon & gave him his funky birthday present which was a monster mushroom from MealyMonsterLand.com. Then we went to Cheesecake Factory for lunch. To walk off those extra calories from the piece of caramel cheesecake we shared, we strolled through the Polaris Mall looking at all the new shops. I stopped & got some face cream & a new shirt. Then we saw that Yankee Candle was having a 4 day sale on votives. We burn their candles all the time & laugh about "covering the dog stink". They really don't stink, but there are times...we all know what that means! They had their Halloween display out & I bought a cute votive holder called head stacker. They had a huge graphic poster of the Halloween wedding votive holder & alas all the stores in Columbus are sold out. I asked if I could buy the poster. Clerk asked the manager & she said sure I could. She laughed & said she JUST hung it up an hour ago. I told her it was our anniversary & then she said definitely. So we bought it & brought it home. Walking through the mall everyone smiled at us. Hey who wouldn't! and the sentiment rings so true to us. Even though we've been married legally for 23 years, we've been together since 1977! I was 22 & Chris was 27...and yes! love at first sight. Chris didn't want his picture taken as he thinks he looks too old. I told him hey! look at me. I'm 55 & not a spring chicken plus I'm a chubby post menopause woman...so who cares if he has white hair & wrinkles. I still love him & think he's handsome.

Oh...and these are the three fearsome hoard I like to talk about. They are enjoying the left overs from the Cheesecake Factory. Fiona has the blue collar on, Arwen has the red collar, and Frodo is the black brindle Scottie begging for a french fry. They are FUZzY and all need some fur buzzed off. But they are so cute.

6 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Happy anniversary! It sounds as though you had a fun day, and that's what counts. We're coming up on our 30th next week...hard to believe.

Sandy said...

Congratulations on 23 years plus the other. The committment is between the people. The paper only is for the government. Love the dogs. You look young to me.Thanks for visiting my blog.

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I love to hear it when two people have been together that long and still enjoy each other's company and share desert.

Love your wedding gouls and your pups.

Carol

pam T said...

Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you had a lovely day, and gosh your dogs are adorable.......
and BTW, your PURSE is INCREDIBLE. May I have it please? KIDDING! wow. I'm most attracted to the COLORS you used. i could stare at it and just fondle it for hours...

Robin said...

What a lovely post, Dot!!! Congratulations and my hat is doffed to you and Chris for celebrating with just a HALF a piece of caramel cheesecake... such maturity!!! From what you say about your relationship here, it's no wonder you do such happy beading!

I'm not much of a dog person, but have a 3-year love affair with my walking partner's dogs, both of them Westies. Are Fiona and Arwen also Westies? If you want to see a picture of my little sweetie (I get to have her on our walks), scroll down this page. She's in the top picture too. (I designed this website for my friend and also took most of the pictures, including the one of Heidi.)

coolmoon said...

Happy Anniversary! I love hearing about other couples who've 'survived life' and have been married that long. My husband and I have been married 27 years. I will be 50 this year. We are each others best friend, confidante and source of frustration. I think that's how it's supposed to be!
Love the babies. Ours is a 90 pound Black lab....