Our Anniversary – Almost

Tomorrow is our anniversary and since I have a commitment for tomorrow, Vince took off work this afternoon and we went to Joplin.


We ate sushi and then we ate some more sushi and then shopped . . but not so much that I reached my frustration level.  It was a gorgeous, almost fall-like day and we enjoyed ourselves but our purchases certainly weren’t exciting.  We went to Office Depot and bought a box of paper.  We went to Target and bought laundry detergent, shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, etc.  We went to Lowe’s and bought a rake and little hoe looking thing to clean out the chicken coop.  We went to Sam’s and bought a 50 pound bag of rice, a 10 pound bag of pinto beans, Claritin and peanut butter.  We went to Wal-Mart and bought Baker’s Joy, parchment paper and a battery for the flashlight we use for taking Speck out at night.  We went to Books-A-Million and Vince bought 2 magazines.  We went to Academy and bought nothing.

I guess that’s about as exciting as it gets for us old folks! 🙂



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    peggy says

    happy anniversary! we’ve been married for 41 (yikes) years, and that sounds like something we’d do. hubby recently had a bit of a health scare that made us realize all this day to day stuff is really important. i complain, but i don’t want to think about the alternative. kiss vince and tell him how important he is.

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    Happy Anniversary!!!!! Spending the day together is what you are supposed to do…….even if it was shopping for routine stuff…….no disagreements on your anniversary…..sounds like the perfect day.

    Karen L

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    That seems the perfect way to spend an anniversary…….

    I am still not clear about the 50 pounds of rice and 10 pounds of pinto beans………. Just how long does this last?

    Hmmmm.. Wouldn’t I just love a bowl of redbeans and rice with a dish of piccalli on the side?

    What time is dinner?

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      Bobbie says

      Come on over-but it will just be pinto beans and cornbread and you will have your pick of piccally or chow chow-homemade. Hugs, Bobbie

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    Happy Anniversary to you both…..sounds like a day we would have. Have been enjoying your chicken stories too. 🙂

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    Happy Anniversary!!!! The most important thing is that you spent the time together just doing everyday things. I’ve found that it doesn’t have to be fireworks, just a steady flame.

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    Deb says

    Happy Anniversary! We consider going to the dump a “date” then we go out for breakfast or lunch, and spend the day together (a rare occasion-thank god for vacations!) Nice to know we arent alone!

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    Happy Anniversary to Judy and Vince. Isn’t it great when a trip to Lowes and Sams is a big shopping trip out! Celebrating a good marriage without all the fluff! It is the best!


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    Happy Anniversary. Judy, and tell Vince I wish him one also. That’s what makes us old people last longer, we don’t buy as much at one time, lol.

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    carol says

    Have the greatest day anytime you can be together alone

    I hope you all are aware o f how much you two are appreciated by so many people. You dont even know! LOL

    Have th ehapiest anniversary celebration even if it sharing a cuppa coffee and a big old muffin with melted butter, with your arms linked around.


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    Happy Anniversary, Judy and Vince! I had a glass of wiine to celebrate for you! Of course, didn’t know it was anyone’s anniversary at the time, but I’m glad it was that it was yours!