Since our 15th wedding anniversary is coming up, I have been desperately trying to come up with ideas on something to do. Usually we don't do anything on the actual day(Valentine's Day), because it is entirely too crowded but this year because it's a big one I decided we must. do. something. They were advertising on the local radio station that Barry Manilow was going to be doing a concert in a town near us on Valentine's Day, and I thought that sounded kind of romantic, so I brought it up to my husband the other day. Here's how that conversation went:
Me: Joe, I really want to go out on our anniversary. Have you thought of anything we might do?
Him: Blank stare, followed by "Ummmmmmmmm................no?"
Me: Okay. I was thinking it might be kind of romantic to go see Barry Manilow in concert.
Him: Complete and total silence.
Him: Just exactly how old are you?
Me: Shut up! It would be fun! I hear he's actually pretty good in concert. And I'm two years younger than you are, thankyouverymuch!
Joe: But that just seems like something my Mom would do.
Me: Great. Fine. Just forget it. We'll sit home like we always do.
Him: You could always call my Mother.
Hardy har har. Hmph!
On another occasion I asked him what he would like me to get him for his anniversary. I about felt out of my chair when he replied "A puppy". A what? I know he misses our Tessie, but a puppy is so much work! Not to mention the fact that the one he wants we could never afford. Ever. He wants an English Bulldog. I was able to find one for half the price of all the others I looked at, but is still wayyy out of our budget. He said he'd settle for a Boxer, but even then we're looking at $400.00. So it looks like we'll be staying home this year, and not exchanging any gifts. Happy Anniversary to us!