It’s been awhile, I know. I didn’t flake. I’ve just been recovering from bilateral carpal tunnel surgery and Bill took the computer away for a bit. No gratuitous typing while I’ve been healing. I didn’t have both hands done at once — I did them a couple of weeks apart. But now they’re both much better and still a little sore. I got the best voice recognition software on the market and tried that for some of my work, but I talk too fast and get easily frustrated. So that’s why I haven’t been blogging lately. Let’s get caught up! Today’s topic is celebrating important anniversaries!
Labor Day weekend was our 6th wedding anniversary. We’re up in DC for the rest of September (it’s becoming a tradition to blow Vieques for at least a part of hurricane season) and we were supposed to drive down to Wrightsville Beach, NC, to visit my godmother for the holiday weekend. She’s an Episcopal priest who married us in Vieques six years ago. Unfortunately, the impending threat of Hurricane Earl screwed up those plans completely. And then he stayed off shore but it was too late to save our vacation! So we stayed in DC and hung out with friends and bought ourselves a really cool anniversary present — a Wii! Yes, I know I’m the last person in the world to get it. Everybody has it. But I haven’t played video games since Atari, and neither has Bill. It’s intimidating. But after a couple of days, we’re both shooting balloons and flapping our wings like pros!
Our anniversary this year was pretty lame after the change in travel plans, but it wasn’t earth-shatteringly bad. We spent the afternoon at the pool (it was such a gorgeous day) and then went out to dinner at a fabulous prime rib restaurant with a piano bar. Suffice to say the piano bar wasn’t really our cup of tea, but it made for entertaining background music during dinner. And then we went home and set up the Wii. 🙂 Clearly, we’re getting old!
Anniversaries are important. Not just your actual wedding anniversary, but other dates as well. I know the date of our first date. I know when the first time Bill kissed me was. He proposed to me on December 20th. And so on and so forth. I know it’s not reasonable or rational to expect a man to actually remember all these anniversaries, but if the bride keeps track of them, it can lend some fun and romance to your lives on a regular basis.
Here’s a trick to helping your soon-to-be-husband remember your wedding date — have it engraved in his wedding band!!! That way he never has an excuse to forget an important occasion.
For the first couple of years of our marriage, I tried to celebrate our wedding anniversary on a monthly basis. That didn’t always work — sometimes all I did was tell him happy anniversary — but at least I remembered to acknowledge it. I’m not a great about it now and only do something about it every couple of months. But it’s the thought that counts, right?
Okay, so God help my readers, but I spent quite a bit of my hand convalescence watching bad wedding reality television, and I’m going to be blogging about that stuff next time. Who takes the groom dress shopping with her, for God’s sake? And what groom in his right mind would express a negative opinion about any dress the bride is trying on? That’s a foolish, foolish man. And did anybody else see Trish Suhr from Clean House and her disaster destination wedding in Mexico? Who was her wedding planner and has she had him skinned alive post-wedding? But I’ll keep my rants to myself until I blog again. LOL
Until next time, happy wedding planning from Weddings in Vieques and Weddings in Culebra. Are you planning your 2011 destination wedding now? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consultation for your wedding.