Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Slice of Life -- week of April 28
My husband and I just celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. The night before our anniversary was a Saturday, and my thoughtful husband got reservations for us at one of our favorite restaurants. We had a lovely dinner -- wonderful setting and ambience, delightful company, and delicious food (we did all the courses -- appetizers, salad, entree, and a shared dessert). And as nice as all that was, the best part came the next day.
On our actual anniversary, I had a lot of errands to do. I decided to also add to my "to do" list, a trip to my favorite meat market -- Weiland's. I was going to get some really good steaks to grill out for dinner. Since it was our anniversary, I asked my husband, M, if he wanted to go on a field trip with me to Weiland's. He hesitated, but gave in reluctantly (after all, it was our anniversary), and off we went. We got to the market, and spent about twenty to thirty minutes looking at and ordering the meat, checking out the deli, and discovering Weiland's premade food -- M found his new favorite thing -- already-made twice-baked potato. We checked out, loaded our groceries in the car, and headed home. We were in a much more eclectic neighborhood than where we actually live, so as we drove, we enjoyed noticing all the different businesses and the different neighborhoods. On the way, we stopped at a gas station where I had earned $1.80 off each gallon of gas, so we filled up the tank. We marveled at the price we paid -- it's been a long, long time since we paid that little!! We joked about being "old" and paying so much attention to the gas pump prices -- we were so proud of our deal!
So, if you're wondering where I'm going with this, here it is: that Sunday, our anniversary, was full of the small moments (or "slices") of life. We did them together and had a blast. It wasn't a romantic getaway to some tropical island, but instead, it was the everyday moments that I spent with M that day that made me realize why we've stayed married for 23 years, and why I look forward to many, many more years together! Sure, I'd take the island getaway, but life is really more about those small, everyday moments. Those are the moments that a marriage consists of, and I plan to treasure all of them.
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Posted by Karen at 8:00 AM