Living Well with a Bad Diagnosis - Lung Disease

Friday, September 2, 2016

Our 43rd Anniversary

What an anniversary! I so enjoyed spending the beginning of the day with our dentist for a new filling! What could be better? With partially numb lips and tongue, we drove over the pass to drop Michael's car off for a check up, bought a new 9' umbrella for the garden, had pastry and coffee at our favorite old spot, drove back over the pass for lunch at a Japanese restaurant followed by a first-time-ever stop at the new Dunkin' Donuts. Michael was a horrible influence but I so enjoyed the morning.

We both took a nap. We needed it. We did haul out the wedding photo album and found this photo of 20-year old Michael taken just a day after our wedding. What a cutie!

We cleaned up, dressed up and had a surprisingly easy drive into the city for dinner at Bix. What a place! Our first time there. They are renown for their Manhattan's and Michael said it was delicious! What really made him happy was that they had an impossible-to-find 12-year bourbon that was made by Heaven Hill and shipped off to Scotland. It was aged and bottled unfiltered and a very limited number of bottles were produced. Alchemist. He was VERY happy.

We had our three tiny appetizers - Potato Pillows with Creme Fraiche and Caviar, Dungeness Crab Rolls, Truffle Cheese Gougeres filled with French Onion Dip. Delicious. We then split the New York Strip Steak and a Fig-filled Chocolate Mousse Cake and coffee. So very good.

The two other couples near us were also celebrating their anniversaries. The sweet young couple next to us were celebrating nine years and the older couple next to them had celebrated their 43rd just a month ago. We all toasted to each other.

The surprise of the evening was that British Don had been to the restaurant earlier in the day and had paid for our entire meal. Including tip! Stunned. We need to have another evening at Bix and include Don as our guest.

What a lovely way to spend the day together, talking about our wedding day and the forty-three years that followed. We both agreed it just flew by.

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