39 and counting.

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The husband and I recently celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary and to be honest, at this point it’s hard to remember a time when we weren’t married. Although looking back at the first ever picture of us together… you know, during those 6 long days of dating before we wed …

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It’s even harder to remember being that young.

Our 39th started out with the delivery of a giant basket of flowers and the exchange of cards.

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We planned to spend the day doing something fun and end with a nice meal. Unfortunately it was the beginning of the week and thanks to post Covid understaffing and the slow winter season in Maine, everywhere I wanted to go was closed. After wasting a few hours driving along the coast….

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We opted for lunch at the Dockside Grill.

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Planning on a larger meal for dinner, we chose light fare. Chicken Caesar salad for me, French onion soup for the spouse.

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One cocktail for me, one beer for the spouse… with tip? $86. For soup and salad! This is getting ridiculous.

By then it was early afternoon and we were still searching for something fun to do… so we sat with our phones Googling like mad. I opted for a museum, but the ones we haven’t already visited were hours away. I did find a quirky cabinet of curiosities worth seeing, but after reading there was no heat in the building? My desire to go quickly waned.

Fun be damned, we ended up antiquing instead. At least the husband was happy.

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I saw these clever mussel shell Christmas trees on sale and thought about getting one, but they were so delicate I didn’t see it traveling or storing well.

As usual, there were some unexplainable items for sale. Most notably, this…

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Made entirely of glass, I can’t imagine anyone wanting that gracing their coffee table.

After a few antique stores, we were back on Google checking our favorite special occasion dinner spots. Par for the course? Every single one of them was closed. By then I was thoroughly disgusted and ready to go home and make a sandwich but the husband wanted another piece of fabulous cheesecake so we ended the day at the same restaurant where I was served crab balls instead of cakes a while back.

I won’t bore you with food photos but the mussels were good and made more interesting by being served with polenta frittes.

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Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside. Dipped in the white wine garlic sauce? A meal in itself.

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Another giant basket of flowers photo.

And if you’re wondering how large it really was?

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It was larger than Lord Dudley Mountcatten large.

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45 thoughts on “39 and counting.”

  1. Happy Anniversary! We are going up on 40 years. I understand your frustration about places being closed for the season. I have the same problem with a winter birthday and a late winter/spring anniversary.

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  2. Congratulations on 39! That’s awesome in its own right.

    Meanwhile, shells are making a repeated entry into my life – last week I was invited into a mansion and one of the lamps on a side table in the parlor (yes they had a parlor!) was decorated with shells just like those Xmas trees… lol

    Maybe as you continue to shop for whimsical items, you could build another barns, a gal-cave this time. 😛

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  3. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubs!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
    I’m sure you were frustrated with finding everything closed , but what’s important is you and the hubs are still sparing with each other and enjoying every minute! 😁

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  4. Awwww….Happy anniversary! That basket of flowers is HUGE and lovely to boot. 86$ for lunch. WOWZA
    I’m glad you guys found something fun to do, or nothing at all and it’s still fun. Right?
    In our area in GA, most everything is closed on Monday and Tuesday….even before staffing shortages.

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  5. Bon Anniversaire! (I noticed lots of others said it in English so I thought I’d vary things up a touch.) Methinks you probably had many naysayers and doubters back in the day when you got married after 6 days together. I’ll bet you have some good stories (and how great to prove them wrong!).

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