Sunday, May 23, 2010

Save the "25"

We had the blessing of celebrating our 25th anniversary last week. Actually, it was on the 18th, and we didn't so much celebrate as we did just take note of it. I didn't want the occasion to slip by without doing something special, so I ordered a special cake from Cake City in Safety Harbor. This lady really does works of art. I described in very general terms what I wanted and here is the lovely cake she came up with.

We took it to the pool to share at a weekly Friday evening social. One lady joked that we should freeze the "25" - she said we could take it out to use it for our 52nd anniversary. I said, "Yeah, I'll be 82 and he'll be 84." I hope we make it that long. Here's a photo of the bride and groom...wish I had an old one to post for comparison, but all that stuff's in storage.

We got a picture of us recreating the cake-cutting moment. It reminds me of an anecdote I read years ago in Reader's Digest. A lady attended an anniversary party for an elderly couple. She noted that, as they sat next to each other, they constantly held hands. She commented to the older lady, "I think it's so sweet that, after all these years, you two still hold hands." The older lady replied, "Honey, if we ever let go, we'd kill each other!"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Cat's IN the Bag

This cat's IN the bag - and she has a definite preference for Vera Bradley. (She IS a little miffed that they retired her favorite pattern!)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Get Your Ducks in a Row

Saw the cutest thing this weekend. A mama duck was trying to lead her 13 babies over to a nearby canal, but the installation of a new fence had apparently blocked her old path. She waddled frantically up and down the length of the fence until a good Samaritan dug a little hole under the fence for everyone to get through.

Have had lab tests and MRI done to discover (hopefully) the cause of the vision loss in my left eye and allow it to be treated so that my vision is (hopefully) restored. Will let you know how it goes.