Well, we reached a milestone yesterday. 25 year anniversary of marriage.
What’s in a number? It depends on what you are looking at. If you are married a long time but there is no quality, how much is that worth?
On the one hand, I’m feeling a little guilty about the lack of fanfare we did to celebrate this occasion. On the other hand, one day does not a marriage make.
We did stay an extra night at Dad’s cottage, coming back early yesterday morning, but we forgot to toast and drink the champagne we bought on Monday night. We’ll save it … but not for too long. $13.95 spent but deferred.
No, it’s not an anniversary present. We’ve been talking about getting one for a few months, but just didn’t manage to get out to make the purchase. The Irishman was in the vicinity of a store that we had a store credit with and so he bought it. Cost $14.95 but $0.00 for us today and value, immeasurable. I’ve been wanting this to save on laundry costs, and yes, I can calculate the savings down the road. But for right now, it’s not even the most important thing. It’s the fact that he did go a bit out of his way and get me something I really wanted that will help us. It really is the small things that matter.
I’m off for the week, with big plans to get a number of things accomplished around the house. We are 50% through the week so far and I’ve accomplished a bit fat “0” on this list. On the other hand, I spent yesterday with Monkey Butt while he worked. Today, said Monkey, came over for a swim and Grandpa turned on the pool heater for the occasion. Money spent – $10, value received – priceless.
My sister texted me to see if I would go with her for a pedicure. Sure my toe nail polish is 67% effaced, but my nails are trimmed and heels polished thanks to a husband who likes to give me ‘foot’ jobs. $42 saved until next time.
There’s 140 days until Christmas, but who’s counting? As long as we’re still on this earth together to celebrate with family around, I’ll be happy. Life is precious. But I won’t worry about tomorrow. I’m doing the what feels right for today, and that’s all that matters.
I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow blogger for coffee yesterday. Almost 150 minutes spent in great discussion. It felt like 45. 1 blogger I’ve met in real life. Countless others I haven’t but still call friends.
6 shout outs to those who shared my posts recently: Shannon @ Financially Blonde (hope she’s having a good vacation!), Kipp @ Frankly Frugal Finance and Edwin @ Cash Syndrome and Stack the Chips (some new blogs I’ve recently discovered), Raquel at Practical Cents (great home owner advice) and J. Money @ Rockstar Finance (don’t know what made my day more, the 391 views I received that day or the fact that he labelled my post as funny!)
So you see, life is filled with silver linings. Here’s to 25 more years!
Part of Friday Jet Fuel #5 and