Thursday, June 24, 2010

June 24th is our wedding anniversary

Steven and me today -- How
incredibly lucky we are.

Hi everyone,

I did not do a tap of art today. Not any. I
apologize. I am a very tiny part Italian, and
at Italian weddings it's considered very
good luck to have bad weather -- rain, storms,
all good. My point? I woke up this morning
a good two hours before seven hours of sleep
to the sound of loud insistent mechanical
thumping, a high pitched and very loud
machine whining and the house shaking like
it did yesterday in the earthquake. I went
back to bed. I'm not good on five hours
sleep. I actually partially slept until it was
seven hours then went downstairs to see
what new horrible construction event was
on for today -- our wedding anniversary.

The entire street has been under siege for
a few weeks, and the earlier horrors were
just a tester. Today huge holes were dug in
neighbours' meticulously planted and
cultivated front lawns and gardens. We
had three four foot deep holes dug in our
interlock driveway. If you believe in luck --
according to Italian rules this must mean
that the next year is going to be even more
fantastic than the last.

Yup. So what to do? We decided to have
dinner out of town, drove to Oakville and
ate in a restaurant on the lake called
Compass. We ate inside, but could see
sailboats, the people outside, seagulls and
even swans swimming close by the patio.
So lovely. The food was delicious and a
shout out to Julie and Wanda who treated
us like royalty.

So sorry about the art -- there will be some
tomorrow. Let this day be about love.
We loved getting away from our street, talk
of the G20 summit and loved sitting in a beautiful

My father walking me down the aisle
on the big day. How incredibly
happy I was. Yes I wasn't always

It was and is a Happy Anniversary.


Elizabeth Seaver said...

Congratulations, Barbara. I can feel you joy from this far away. You are so blessed.

Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,

Happy anniversary to you and Steve. Your present portrait glows with happiness as did you past.

Wishing the both of you many, more glorious years.


laura said...

That beautiful, illuminating smile hasn't changed.
Happy Anniversary. said...

This is so great. Beaming and heart-dancing along with you. Happy Anniversary to you both!

Tammy Hext said...

Congratulations. I agree with with Laura, your smile is still sparkles!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Thanks so much. Love the new bird.

I am blessed,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Josephine,

Thanks for the beautiful flowers.
And thanks for the happy wishes.
Me too!



Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

The only thing that's changed, is that I have more of a sense of humour than the girl who married my husband.
I'm pretty sure he's always liked the fact that I like funny people, but I am much funnier now than when we met. I was sooooo serious.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Belinda,

Thanks so much. We are a pretty lucky pair. It is great good fortune to have people around you who teach you how to be loving.

It was a super day.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Tammy,

Thanks so much. I am delighted that you see that. I'm smiling right now reading your message.

Have a happy weekend.


eldon said...

Congratulations you two. You make a great team.
No art today huh? Not to worry! It's nice to come in here and see your smiling face too.
I hope your day was fantastic.

Linny D. Vine said...

Happy, joyous anniversary to you and Steve! Your photos radiate with happiness and beauty!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

Thanks so much. It's wonderful to know there are friends like you in the world.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Linny,

Thanks so much. I feel more than lucky to have a happy life. Thanks for being part of that happiness.

Take care,


Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

My sincere (and late) congratulations to you and Steven. What a beautiful couple you make. Thank you for sharing that nostalgic photo of you as a bride on your father's arm.

XO Nicki

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