Day 146: Happy Anniversary!

30 Aug

Today is our 25th wedding anniversary but since my husband has been so busy at work I did not plan anything special. When he asked if he could take me to breakfast this morning I was a bit surprised but pleased.

He told me that he wanted to take me to a restaurant in Grants Pass and that I would be home in a few hours. And then he kept on driving… and when I asked him where we were going, he said “we’re going to the coast!”

This may not sound like a big deal to most of you, but he’s been working non stop for almost a year. This is a BIG DEAL!!!

So, without my knowing, he packed our bags, and bought some groceries and stole me away for an impromptu vacation. And he even packed some of my pie dough and a pie tin for the trip!

And so tonight I made a peach pie with cream and sugar – and we shared it with our friends Mark and Connie who live in Gold Beach after we “just happened to run into Mark” as we were walking on the main thoroughfare. How perfect!

And while I would love to share the photos of the day… I am having trouble making this computer (in the hotel) work… and I am tired… and my husband of 25 years is asleep in our room… so I will say goodnight.

But I wanted to close with a line from a poem that I found interesting. A man had sent it in to a newspaper advice columnist. In the poem he described how he and his wife were so very differnt – she was always cold, while he was hot. He was up, she was down. He ended the poem with these words:
Living with her is hard; living without her would be impossible.

Goodnight – and sweet dreams – to you all.

4 Responses to “Day 146: Happy Anniversary!”

  1. Debbie Pool August 30, 2011 at 10:55 PM #

    Wow, Karen, what a wonderful surprise!! Happy aniversary to you and Emile. Big hugs!!

  2. Mark Sayler August 31, 2011 at 6:38 AM #

    Emile and Karen,

    It was so great meeting you on the street. Perhaps divine providence or sheer luck, but we managed to get a bite of pie. It was great catch up on how well everything is going for you and your family. I am glad to hear that Coco and Alex are doing so well. But that does not surprise me.

    Thanks for sharing your anniversary with us. We wish you another 50 years together.

    Karen, I love the poem, so true. Have a safe trip home and we hope to see both of you soon. The Pie was delicious and next time you can help me bake the pie! I am terrible at making the crust…

    Love, Mark & Connie

  3. Janet Larmore (and Tom Strong) September 2, 2011 at 11:17 PM #

    Hello Karen!
    I read about your project and your blog in the Tidings. I’ve just spent the last hour reading through old posts. I love it! Each post is so special. I look forward to reading about each day for the next 200 days or so. What an enormous and sweet undertaking. Good luck! Janet Larmore

    • pieadaygiveaway September 3, 2011 at 6:58 AM #

      Thanks! I can hardly believe that today is 150 already! Time flies when you’re having fun I guess… Hugs to you both!

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