Ahhhh… Although our weather hereabouts is still goofy with its recent bout of crazy unseasonable temperature swings, at least our local colleges have all graduated their students and things are winding down for me work wise. At last… “Yay!!”
My workload has dropped back to reasonable levels, thanks to the new kitchen help we hired a while back… all trained now and able to shoulder their own fair share of the day-to-day tasks that used to bog us down at the restaurant. So…. with any luck, I should be able to get back to posting more regularly again soon. Also, “Yay!!” 🙂
Nice to get my “free time”back again. Boy, does a certain lil’ Catlady deserve it too… So with that in mind, I thought I’d spend my idle Friday afternoon bringing all my Gentle Visitors up to speed on my recent goings on. Hint… hint!! Somebody and her sweetie just had an anniversary to celebrate…. 😉
Well… actually last week was our 1st Wedding Anniversary, but unfortunately it fell right in the middle between all the frantic crazy stuff that accompanies our local colleges as they do their big graduation weeks. Busy, busy time for both me and Carolyn, so although we did celebrate things, this is really the first chance I’ve had to catch my breath and write about it.
It’s really been one whole year!! OMG and it seems like the time just whizzed right by. But you know something? Even though we’ve settled into a comfy married life, it hasn’t become boring, routine, or mundane. After a year, we still have “It”. That giddy, “butterflies-in-your-tummy” almost indescribable feeling when you realize how much you simply can’t imagine life without your soul-mate by your side… and that she feels the same way about you. I get to have that… every… single… day. ❤
So… how do you go about celebrating something as magical as all that? Hahaha!! By reveling in all the myriad of ordinary everyday little things that make it so special. 😉
So in perfectly ordinary boring fashion as our Anniversary rolled around both of us managed to do this simplest of things. We both took the day off. Even though May is usually my crazy time at work and I really shouldn’t have… But sometimes you have to slow down and enjoy life… other wise it passes you right by. That made it possible to share waking up together on a chilly morning all wrapped up in my favorite wooly army blankie, cuddled close together to share the warmth. Well… at least that was the plan… my sweetie of course was already awake by the time I opened my eyes, just lying close and watching me sleep like she does sometimes. Finding her there like that, keeping watch over me, always makes me feel so darn special and earned her an extra sweet good morning kiss.
And… **ahem**… seeing as we didn’t have to rouse ourselves for work, it wasn’t hard for us to decide to enjoy some impromptu sunrise sexy fun-time before deciding how best to spend our day off together. Gotta have your priorities straight after all. 😉
The rest of our day? Well… with nothing pressing for either of us to attend to and nice weather promised for our day, we decided to slip away for a quick day trip to the city. Some shopping… some lunch… an afternoon at the movies… and then a long leisurely ride back home so we could stop hither and yon as the mood struck. Nothing wild or crazy… just a whole day of “us” time. I don’t know how that sounds to you, o’ Gentle Visitors… but for me it was perfection itself.
We took the long way back, swinging east through the mountains to see the sights now that the trees are all greening up and stopped at a couple of touristy little places to stretch our legs along the way. There were a couple of places we wanted to see… especially since it’s looking like we’ll actually manage another week off together late in the summer for a camping trip and I wanted to find a nice locale to explore, someplace I haven’t been before where I could bring Carolyn and make memories that would be “firsts” for both of us. Oooohhh… and someplace not toooo darn primitive this time. My sweetie loved her last trip with me, but the near brush with Hurricane Irene when we went to Silver Lake in Vermont was a bit tooo darn “wild” for her. Well… that and as game as she is for sharing the “wilderness experience” with me, she never likes not having a proper toilet somewhere close… Hehehe!! I still giggle every time I think of the first time I sent her off into the bushes with a roll of toilet paper and my trusty lil’ gardening trowel… 😉
For this time out I’d love to rent a little cabin next to a lake somewheres since we’ll be able to do a whole week this year, as that would be about perfect for her, but for me a nice snug lean-to with a decent firepit would suffice. I just love cooking over an open fire and cuddling in a sleeping bag on a cold clear night in the woods. But… there’s time… so we’ll see how it goes.
All in all we had a very relaxing day alone together. It was late by the time we got home but both of us felt invigorated and happy and even the prospect of getting back to work couldn’t dampen our moods.
Pretty boring stuff… but trust me, sometimes it’s the quiet times that mean the most as long as you have the right person to share it with. Anyways, that was our anniversary… and now that Life has slowed down for us both at work, hopefully we’ll have more time to spend on the couch watching movies again so I can get back to some reviews soon. I have quite a pile of films to watch… both China and Malaysia have been particularly good to a little Catgirl of late, but I’m thinking I’m gonna have to jump my latest shipment from the UK right to the top of my list. Yep… crazy Aussie zombies and and Mad Max car chases… “Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead” a crazy lady reeeeaally wants to watch you soon!! So, if I can tease my loving wife into it, expect that in the next day or so. Till then, “Meow, meow for now!!”