It's that time of year again. Dale and I are celebrating another anniversary. Last year I did a whole giveaway, which I'm not going to do this year, although I am planning some fun things for the future. In particular, I'm looking forward to releasing Snoopy's memoir.
Dale and I are scampering off to Cambria for a fun weekend of wine tasting, touring Hearst castle, and enjoying the views. (If you're planning to rob us while we're away, let me just say that we have some pretty vigilant neighbors, an attack cat on the premises, and Sonny Boy will be stopping in unannounced. Oh, yeah, plus we don't have anything worth stealing.)
We've been married for 21 years, and I can honestly count them all as happy. Yes, sometimes we were both too buried in the mundane things of life to pay attention to things like romance. Sometimes we're still that way. But underneath it all, there was a feeling of peace and contentment, and the idea that marriage wasn't just a word, it was a solid thing that exists along with our individual selves. It needs what we all need: attention, respect, trust, love.
Twenty-one years ago, I walked down the aisle, feeling both joyful and comfortable. I still feel that way.
Now... let's celebrate!
I will do ONE fun thing for YOU this weekend. The first person who can identify where our wedding was held can have a free book. Any of them, any format you like. (Hint: we live in southern California.)