In 19 days Guy and I will have been married for a whole entire year. Wow, it has gone by so fast. This time last year I was running around in circles tying up this loose end and that, trying to savor every last little bit of our time as “engaged”. This time as our first year winds down and I start considering all the possibilities that may come in our second year of marriage, I am running around trying to figure out how to celebrate this date. As much as I love traveling and seeing and doing different things, I really wanted our anniversary to be a time where we stop, turn of the phones and tv’s, relax and reflect on our first year. I wanted to get out of our house and away from our normal every day existence and seclude ourselves somewhere peaceful, scenic and quiet. That really didn’t seem so hard to accomplish.
I was so wrong.
Every house I have looked at renting for the weekend is either already taken or incredibly over priced since our anniversary falls on labor day, basically the last summer weekend of the season. If I had it my way, Guy and I would pack up the dogs on Friday afternoon and drive down here, where we would let them run and sniff and investigate while we sat on the porch at sunset. But alas, this house is rented out only by the week and is much too expensive.
So now what? I really can’t imagine spending our anniversary in a crowded section of the Olive Garden or waiting in a teenage filled line at the movie theater. We just cannot come up with a single thing to do. So here I am, asking for your assistance. Does anyone have any advice as to what to do for our anniversary or where to look for some inspiration?
Sher Bailey is a writer in the Midwest who believes the power of humor, Mod Podge, and grandkids can fix most problems in life. You can find her at SherBailey.com.