From the mind of Mary Purdy: A collection of true personal essays, creative outbursts, humorous monologues and other sundry offerings that necessitated translating ideas and whims from the brain onto the keyboard.
Happy anniversary, Honey! I can’t believe it was 6 years ago today that we first met at that
housewarming party I gave. Oh, what a
lucky day that was and so funny that you just happened to show up on my
doorstep with guacamole at the exact moment that we had run out! I’m so glad
Teddy forwarded that invite, even if it was by mistake.
I guess I should also say happy 6 month
and 24 day anniversary of our wedding!
That’s right! I remembered. And
yes, it’s the two week and one day
anniversary of being back from our Honeymoon!
It’s also the 4 year, 11 month and 15 day anniversary of
the first day we kissed! And, if I’m
remembering correctly, my feisty spouse, it’s the
4 year, 11 month and 14 day
anniversary of the day we slept together.
It’s also the 2 year, 8 month and 4 day
anniversary of our trip to Ghana to visit my brother. Awww……Happy anniversary! Still
cannot believe how long it took to get rid of those parasites. That’s
an anniversary I’m trying to forget.
There’s so much to celebrate. Why tomorrow, we have the two week and two
day anniversary of being back from our honeymoon! How shall we celebrate the occasion? Candlelight dinner for two? A roaring fire in the living room?
Oh, and don’t forget, that means that
this Saturday is the 2 year, 10 month and 17 day anniversary of our
engagement. Let’s go back to that
special spot in the Arboretum, shall we?
Don’t worry, I’m not expecting flowers or anything. A card would be nice, but it can be one of
those free cards you get from The Nature
Conservancy or the Sierra Club even if you haven’t donated any money. You know the ones I’m talking about? They have wolves or birds or snowy mountains
on them and they usually don’t say anything on the inside so you can use them
for just about any occasion. You can
write your own note in there detailing what anniversary it is for us and then
write a simple “Happy 3 year 7 month and 28 day Anniversary of fixing our
doorbell.” or “I Love you.” That’s all I
need to hear. Then I know that you
Oh, and while we’re at it, I should
probably remind you that yesterday was the 6 month and 19 day anniversary of my
42nd birthday. It’s ok that
you forgot. I celebrated on my own. You and I can celebrate another time. We can keep it simple, like when we celebrated
the 3 year, 4 month and 21 day anniversary of the time we went to that little
coffee shop and laughed really hard about the superhero Halloween costumes we
used to wear as kids. Who knew you’d
have a Wonder Woman fetish? I should
have kept the outfit. Gosh, that was fun.
I think that one is coming up again soon so you might want to get those
Sierra Club notecards together. I hope you have enough! I should tell you that when I started
sponsoring a child with Save the Children, I got free notecards every month, so
that might be something you want to consider.
Also, our 1 year, 9 month and 27 day
anniversary of cooking that Moroccan Chick pea Tagine is going to totally sneak
up on us so better to be at the ready.
With our long life together there will
be many anniversaries to commemorate.
But for now, happy 2 minutes and 14
second anniversary of the time you started reading this.