Photo Friday: Lucky 13

In the words of my Dad, I’ve been “steady busy.” I’ve been planning a new ice cream blog. Because when you can’t find the time or energy to update your first blog, why not start another one?  I’ve also been: making ice cream, taking a small business workshop (see also: ice cream), worrying about my dog (he’s fine, don’t worry, but there’s been stuff), basking in the glow of my Craft Whores win, and celebrating anniversaries.

Last Wednesday was my 13th wedding anniversary. Dave had his usual Wednesday night jam class thing, and that means on Wednesdays, Dave is gone before I get home. This means that Wednesday is not the night we make sweet weekly love, but rather Wednesday nights I have to not only walk the dog, but also provide my own dinner (my life is hard).

But I found these on the counter when I got home.

I assumed there were 12, because a dozen roses is a thing, right? Later Dave told me there were 13 because we’ve been married 13 years and I was touched in my cold black heart by his  uncharacteristic romantic symbolism. But the best part of my anniversary present was the note on the counter saying “Chuck walk: check.” When I realized I could report directly to the couch, plant my ass there and watch TV, my eyes welled up with tears of joy. ‘Twas a happy anniversary indeed!

Last week was also our 20-year dating anniversary which, holy crap, is a long time, no? We celebrated by seeing Peter Gabriel on his last “Back to Front” tour stop. He performed the album “So” in its entirety in honor of the 25th anniversary of its release. Which occurred when I was FOURTEEN years old and Peter Gabriel didn’t look like an elderly Druid. But he sounded awesome. He also played two other non-“So” sets, including songs from the album “Us” that came out the month I met Dave (11 days before we officially started dating, not that I looked it up and counted). I assume he played “Come Talk to Me” in honor of our 20th anniversary, right?

As I rested my head on Dave’s shoulder and listened to the song, memories of that CD playing over and over as we fell in love came flooding back to me like 20 years hadn’t passed. How the hell did 20 years pass so quickly? Add Peter Gabriel to the growing list of bastards who made me cry at a concert.

Please to enjoy this video (this wasn’t our show, but the only video from our show on YouTube gave me vertigo). Song starts around 2:15:

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10 Responses to “Photo Friday: Lucky 13”

  1. Angie Z.
    Friday, October 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Wow! Happy anniversary! We just celebrated our 10-year in August, but our 11-year dating anniversary was in fact yesterday. Geesh, I guess we didn’t take as much time getting to the altar. Perhaps we were a little too excited by the idea of drinking mass amounts of booze on my parents’ dime to notice the fact that we barely knew each other.

    Sounds like you had a lovely anniversary…I love Peter Gabriel.

    • Tracy @LogyExpress
      Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

      Thanks, Angie! Dave took his sweet-ass time finishing school, so we were dating long distance for most of our dating history. It’s amazing we stayed together long distance that long.

  2. Jill
    Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    Happy Anniversary!!!

  3. Rebecca Latson
    Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:48 pm #

    “Elderly Druid”…..Hahahahahaha! Love it! And congratulations on everything.

    • Tracy @LogyExpress
      Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      Thanks! I seriously question the outfit Peter Gabriel was wearing…but he sounded so good I guess it doesn’t matter.

  4. Ms. HalfEmpty
    Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    Did Dave buy the flowers AND arrange them in the vase? Impressive! My husband just buys them and leaves them in the packaging for me to arrange.

    • Tracy @LogyExpress
      Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

      Oh good lord no! I came home to the flowers lying on the counter with the note that he’d already walked the dog. I’m pretty bad at flower arranging…I just noticed that the photo doesn’t even show that there were 13 flowers. I can only count 12, but trust me there were 13.

  5. Margaret Almon
    Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    Happy anniversary! We celebrated our 20 th wedding anniversary in June, and yes, it does sound like a long time! The 13 roses and walking of Chuck were awesome gifts from your dude!

    • Tracy @LogyExpress
      Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

      Congrats to you too! It’s getting harder and harder to remember a time when I didn’t know Dave.

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