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First Anniversary

Last weekend was my and Darwin's first anniversary.  We've now been married for one year!

We did sort of a multi-day celebration.  On Friday, we went out to eat at Casey's, which I call the Irish Sushi Pub.  It's an Irish-ish pub downtown that serves bar food (burgers, fish and chips, various deep fried objects) but also has a sushi kitchen in it.  Only in America!  I think the place is perfect because Maksim and I love sushi, but Darwin and Aran hate it.  Normally, we're at an impasse, but Casey's lets everyone have what they like!

As it happened, one of their specials the night Darwin and I went there was prime rib, which is Darwin's absolute favorite.  I ordered a caterpillar roll, an eel and cucumber roll, and a dragon roll.  The food, as it happens, was absolutely delicious.  The sushi was delicious--everything in the right proportions, both crunchy and soft, tangy and sweet.  Darwin's prime rib was fork tender and done to a turn and spiced just right.  On the way out, I paused at the sushi bar to tell the chefs they were =on= that night.  They appreciated the compliment.

Saturday for supper, Darwin wanted to go to Wendy's.  "Wendy's?" I said in a shocked voice.  "WEN- dy's?  You know that a year ago we were dining on roasted chicken, fresh vegetables, and dense wedding cake.  Tonight you want to go to Wendy's?"

"We went to a nice place last night," he said.  And so we went to Wendy's.  Sigh.

The meal was forgettable, but the company was nice.  :)  We talked about the wedding and how cool it was:

Afterward, it was so mild out, I insisted we go down to the woods for a walk.  We intended to go to a public nature trail we like, but ended up hiking through a meadow behind the place I lived when we first met.  A hunter's moon was rising above the trees, and we paused to watch it come up, full and heavy and bright.  The deer were out, all over the place, and they watched us warily.  We found the wild apple trees we remembered, and they had no apples on them at all.  They didn't have any last year when we checked, either, and I wonder if something's gone wrong.  We walked back to a little hill we used to sit on when we were dating and wanted privacy from the ever-present boys at my place.  It was such a pleasant evening.

I never thought I'd be able to marry a man.  But here we are, celebrating our first anniversary.  Wow.

I love you, Darwin. Forever and always.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 19th, 2016 02:46 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your anniversary! And many more to come. :)
Oct. 19th, 2016 08:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Oct. 19th, 2016 04:32 pm (UTC)
Awwwww... adorable picture.

We're 16 years in, not married (long story), but yes. It's insane to look around now and have THAT conversation. Like it's normal. "Oh, we could get married...."


Also? Our Big Days (mainly birthdays) involve "What do you want to do to celebrate" which has turned into horrible mall Chinese food that we love. In the western port city of Vancouver, BC, where every type of food is categorized by geographic location of origin... we go to the place generically labelled "Chinese". And have dinner. Because it's fun.

Oct. 19th, 2016 08:36 pm (UTC)
I think every Americanized Chinese restaurant in America gets its food from the same central location. No matter where you go, it's all the same! And we love it. :)

Oct. 19th, 2016 09:06 pm (UTC)

Have you seen this? THIS is W and I about... a month from now. lol

And I didn't say it but thought it: Congratulations. ;)
Oct. 19th, 2016 09:53 pm (UTC)
A month??

"Do you smoke?"

"Oh, yeah."
Oct. 19th, 2016 10:11 pm (UTC)
We're getting old, darlin. We're getting old. And some days it feels like we're speeding up. But more than that ... that's pretty much us NOW. In the mornings.

We often get people staring. We pester, physically, each other constantly. Without looking at each other, fingers poking at ears, nose, flicking hats or glasses. Muttered swearing. It's like punctuation to everything else we do. It's not the point, it's the thing that happens in the background. The Last Words of the film? Are actually said at least once a week in exactly the same tone.

And I ADORE the daughter. ;)
Oct. 20th, 2016 05:44 pm (UTC)
You're not as old as some of us. To mangle the words of John Cougar "hold onto (not-50) as long as you can".
Oct. 20th, 2016 05:43 pm (UTC)
Congratulations and best wishes for many happy years to come.
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