Friday was Tim's and My 27th Wedding Anniversary! Woohoo!
We generally don't make a big fuss over our annivesary. It's almost always a small subdued sort of celebration. For lots of reasons. Not the least of which is, that's what we like to do. But also our anniversary is exactly one week before Christmas so it's kind of a busy time of year already. And whose stupid idea was the selection of that date? (probably mine, I don't honestly remember. Hey, it was 27 years ago! I have trouble remembering what I had for breakfast!)
And this year is especially challenging for celebrations of any sort. Covid y'know? Still we celebrated because there are some things worth making note of. Our annivesary is one of them.
We started the day with Flowers for me! Beautiful! Awwwwwww.
Then, since it was a weekday, Tim had to get to work and I had things to do as well. Exciting things like cleaning bathrooms and doing laundry! HAHAHAH! I know how to celebrate!
But eventually Tim's day was done (a little early too!) and I called mine done (it's never really done) and we did what we always do and exchanged cards (and the one Tim gives me always makes me cry just a little bit) and exchanged small gifts. This year, we each bought the other some of their favourite candies! Nice! I guess we needed some extra sweetness ;)
Then we headed out the door. No destination, no plan, just out. Very spontaneous. I am generally only spontaneous if I plan it properly ahead of time so this was a huge deal for me. I felt like a little kid ditching school.
We headed over to the jetty first just because that is one of our happy places. As if in celebration with us, the view from the jetty was exceptionally beautiful. There was a wee bit of a chill in the air despite the sunshine and a little breeze just to keep the air moving.
It just so happened that earlier in the day I took myself on a walk to the beach, with my camera and got some different shots. There were only a couple of hours difference between my first photos and the second set but it looks so very different to me. One of the best parts about living by the water is that it's never boring because it is never ever the same.
Eventually we got hungry and set out in search of food. Since we had no plans, no thoughts, no goal in mind other than filling hungry bellies, we knew it would be simple food. Simple is good. I like simple. We ended up driving to Sarasota because that's where the nearest Jimmie John's is and for some reason, that just sounded like a good idea.
By then it was starting to get dark so we just brought the food home and ate in front of the TV while we snuggled together and watched Christmas movies and indulged in some of our Anniversary Candies for dessert.
It was a perfect anniversary celebration for us. Simple, uncomplicated, peaceful and perfectly perfect for us.
Here's to the next 27 years! If they are even half as good as the first 27, then we are very lucky people indeed. But then, we kind of already knew that. 27 years together and we not only still love each other, we like each other too.
Maybe we don't feel the need to make a big deal out of an anniversary celebration because just being together and happy is already kind of a big deal.
Hope your weekend was a great one!
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