Tomorrow, Richie Coldcuts and I are going on a little weekend getaway to celebrate nine years of wedded bliss. That in itself is a little misleading because we’ve been together far longer. Since we each have been divorced and had kids from our previous marriages we waited quite a while to tie the knot. Waited to ‘be sure’. Waited for the kids to get out of high school. We had a small ceremony with family and very close friends. And it’s hard to believe that was nine years ago.
I have tried to teach Richie that every anniversary is a diamond anniversary. He’s not having it. Which is sad news because the 9th anniversary traditional gift is pottery (think coffee mug) or willow (think basket). Ugh. Unless he puts a diamond in the mug or the basket! I can hope, but if I think back to our second anniversary I know better. Second anniversary is cotton. Richie got me a T-shirt that said “All I got for my second anniversary is this T-shirt”. I swear. How could I make that up? He thought that it was not only exceedingly clever, but funny. Hmmmph. So should I feign surprise when I get that coffee mug that says “All I got for my ninth anniversary . . . . “?
So that you don’t think I’m a total material snob, I AM kidding. A little. And going to Boca Raton for the weekend is a gift in itself. It’s nice not having to commute to an office every day, but I’ll confess to a touch of cabin fever lately. So it will be fun to be on the opposite coast of Florida for a few days, and to not feel like I should be working (blogging, copywriting), doing housework (Richie would tell you that I never do that!), and to relax. Last week, I had a bad car accident (YES, it was my fault), and both cars were totaled. The good news is, nobody was injured. I know we’re supposed to feel grateful for that, and I do, but it’s stressful going through the machinations of filing claims, moving belongings out of a totaled car, and looking for a new set of wheels. So this getaway is just the ticket. My diamond wedding anniversary in Boca Raton! I can’t wait to open my new coffee mug!!