Yesterday, it was really weird celebrating my anniversary without my husband. Howard and I celebrated on each other’s behalf. Howard, by celebrating with his family at his aunt’s lake house and hanging with his cousins and brothers singing and playing guitar until the wee hours of the morning.
I, took my roommates on a 5 mile hike in the Tongass National Forest and it was beautiful. We saw lots of bear poop but no bears, thank God! We passed a local who said there was a lake along the trail and a paddle boat for public use. We wasted no time in sprinting to the lake and finding said boat and the four of us climbed in and fished for Cutthroat Trout.
The weather was just right; not too windy but not scorchingly hot either. I got just enough sun to reveal the freckles on my face and to give me a healthy glow. Afterwards we stopped at a cafe and had a nice lunch, then we all came home and took naps.
I had my ER rotation last night so the hike and the lunch was my official anniversary outing.
It really was a great day. The only flaw was Howard’s absence.
Okay that and if I’d been able to drink….
But all in all? I think we each gave our 15 years the credit they were due.