Today is our anniversary. Technically….. 41 years we have been married. A pretty good stretch by any ones imagination….. and seldom heard of in todays world. Yes – we have had our disagreements, fights and all the other ugly stuff that comes in between….. but in the end….. 41+ years we have been a husband and wife team……. good and bad… fun and not so fun…. we stuck it out and made it work. She believed in me when she probably shouldn’t have and likewise, I in her, her in me….. the good thing is, we both saw the ‘better’ in each of us when times were bad or shaky. We took off this early afternoon ( we were rained out from painting at Blues) for an afternoon to celebrate our accomplishment, only to be shut down in three different places because they were closed (AHHhh island life). We wound up at a place less than a mile from our condo that neither of us really ‘cared’ for – but we were both starving at that point – so what the hell. We were greeted reasonably promptly………… in an amorous mood… I ordered a bottle of Champagne and two glasses…. the evening just got better from there. We were there WELL before the evening menu went into affect, but a genuine smile and small wink – got my Queen a steak from the dinner menu. I ordered a pizza [since it was on the menu] and we enjoyed each others company while we whittled away at a decent bottle of iced down Champagne.
A presentable steak dinner showed up with Sautéed onions and my Queen (via my request) launched right into. Shortly afterward, a passable presentation of a pizza showed up. We both enjoyed steak, Sautéed onions, pizza, Champagne, and each others company. During the course of the afternoon, we enjoyed our meal, several smoke breaks out on a gorgeous beach and each others company, something today’s generation will probably never ‘get’. Kind of a surprise, I requested the bartender to offer up her best shot at Chocolate Martini’s….. while they were not “Ruth-at the Red Geranium” quality — they weren’t bad… and my Queen indulged in them with gusto. We chatted at length, about visits “home”, how long we think we’ll stay here and many topics more on that subject. We finished the evening up with one more round of Crown and Cokes and Grey Goose and Cranberry…… putting a ‘finishing touch’ on a pretty great evening to wrap up celebrating 41 years.
We talked of the past, present and future….. a conversation that will test us even more the next couple of years….. but ya know…. after 41+ years together…. living on a tropical island in paradise……. that conversation, should be a piece of cake (hopefully chocolate) 😉
Good Night Ya’ll………………………………….Thankx for stopping in~!
What was left of my Queen’s steak~~~ 😉
A NOT “Ruth at the Red Geranium” Chocolate Martini