Monday, June 28, 2021

Celebrating in COVID times

Me and Steven on a super happy
day in Paris.
High on our list of where we'd like to go when
it's safe to travel is Paris. Yes!

Last Thursday, June 24, was our wedding anniversary. Steven took a long weekend
and we had a wonderful time for four days. We couldn’t celebrate with anyone else
because we haven’t had our second shots.  Usually for our anniversary we head to
Ottawa and go out for dinner with my brother and his wife who have their wedding
anniversary two days before ours.

Sorting through my sketchbooks and journals
in a bookcase today I found this drawing.
Roses in a silver vase seem so right
for an anniversary.  

But this year we were both working too hard before the date to face a long drive,
and we didn’t feel like it was safe for my brother and sister-in-law to see us until
we are fully vaccinated. So we went for pretty drives in the country, went for
walks when it wasn’t too hot, picked up takeout meals and ate them at the edge of
parks in our car, and on our front porch looking at the beautiful roses that provide
a privacy screen for us.

We relaxed, watched movies, cut each other‘s hair – talked about how lucky we
are to love one another. For the whole weekend my main feeling was one of incredible
joy that I met this amazing man, and that we share a loving life. We're not perfect – but
I'd say our life together in this tiny semi in Toronto is pretty close to perfect.  Yes!
It's a good day. 

Have an especially celebratory day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Happy Anniversary! Beautiful, loving couple!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn! It was a very happy anniversary.


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