Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Thoughts - Anniversaries

My wedding bouquet, a few days after the wedding
1. Today is our wedding anniversary! I cannot believe it has been 4 years - it has gone by so fast! I am so grateful that we are still so very happy and have so much fun together. Lots of laughs and silliness (of course there are tears and seriousness, too, and sometimes spats, but very few, so...)!

We will be celebrating at Arlecchino tonight. One of our favorite places, but only for special occasions, like last year's anniversary and my birthday a couple of years ago. Yum!

2. I missed my Blog Anniversary! It was this past Monday. Whoops. No special post to mark 5 years of blogging. No special dessert or dinner to mark the anniversary. Maybe I'll remember next year...

3. My parents are here! I haven't seen them since August 2013, so it's been  7-8 months.

4. The one day a year that my family does the 'no meat on Friday' thing is Good Friday. Needless to say, SP is deliriously happy that we will be having fish tomorrow. He can't wait to go pick out the fish, even offering to go to Whole Foods for fish. I am less excited. Not only is dinner fish, but it looks like lunch will be tuna salad.

5. This past week I managed to read The Goldfinch in 3 days. Yes, it took me a long time (2.5 weeks) to get started. I think the 784 pages and small print deterred me for a while, plus some mixed reviews, plus it's not my usual kind of book. I finally started reading and I got pulled in and then it was due so I *gasp* kept it one day past the due date and accrued a 15 cent fine. It's a wonderful book. A little slow to start, and then it picks up. When I think about it, none of the characters is particularly lovable or admirable, they all seem to do bad things and hurt each other and themselves, and yet you feel for them and just want to reassure them that everything will be OK. It is long, I am 'lucky' I am a fast reader, but even so, I found myself skimming some portions. I would recommend it. After all, it won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
6. Signs of spring in our yard - the daylilies are starting to grow and a small purple flower bloomed.
7. SP spent some time last Sunday putting fresh dirt and compost and such into the herb pots, preparing them for when we transplant the herbs that are currently growing in the dining room. Last year's chives are regenerating:
8. I've been busy trying to figure out vacation. Again. All that we've determined is that we are not going to take a 2 week vacation because that's pretty long (that's what we planned last year). We have a credit on an airline from the tickets we didn't use last year, but this year, those same exact flights are 3 times as much on the airline, and that's a lot of extra airfare cost. Even just a round trip to one city (not multi city like last year) is at least twice as much if not more. We need to use the credit by the end of the month. So we're still trying to figure out where to go - the airline we have the credit with seems to have ridiculously inflated airfares compared to other airlines so we are very unhappy with them.

9. I'm excited for some warmer, if not super sunny, weather this Easter weekend. I wonder if the bunny is going to bring me chocolate eggs? Of course the bunny knows I still have cappuccino meltaway egg from last year, so...!

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