Sunday, May 14, 2017

Anniversary, chair, mother's day, motorcycle

From our wedding day May 14, 1983. Yeesh!

Today is our 34th wedding anniversary. I suppose that's pretty crazy when you think about it, so I don't dwell on it so much. Yes, it is an achievement, but one must always be mindful of the "there but for the grace of God, go I." So I appreciate that Jane has put up with me all these years - God knows there are many times she probably shouldn't have - but I appreciate that for some reason God has seen fit to keep us together all this time as well. It is likely nothing more than a humbling testament to his great grace. For that I am thankful.

We decided to go extravagant for this anniversary... We splurged and bought a new Lazyboy recliner!! We've looked a few times in the past year and thought about getting one before. We gave the dumpster chair that I used to sit in to a friend who had no furniture, and it isn't really something we NEEDED... but the old recliner we've had (that was given to us about 20 years ago) is starting to show its age and Jane doesn't find it overly comfortable anymore. So, I will take the old one, and Jane gets this new one. It was around $500, so it wasn't the cheapest, but it was also far from their more expensive chairs. I like it!

The lovely lady - in the new recliner.

The chair also coupled as Jane's Mother's Day gift. And I think it was a nice Mother's Day. The weather was gorgeous. The sun was shining and the temps reached into the 80's. We went to church this morning... Actually, we both went to a small group before church. Jane and Carrie are in a women's group, and I went to the 'open' group. We hadn't been to our church the past two Sundays due to traveling, so this was my first time in the small group. It was nice to be back in church, and afterward we went to one of our favorite pizza places downtown (Toscani's) and sat outside while eating lunch. Jane and Carrie went off this afternoon to get ice cream or some such "woman's thing"... ;) while Drew took the kids to his moms.

After lunch, since were were halfway there, Jane took me up to my storage facility and I got my motorcycle out and rode it home. Even though it's a little windy, it felt nice to ride in the sun. I came straight through town and nodded or waived at all the other motorcyclists I saw. I do have to admit that that's kind of a cool thing. I have no idea why they/we do it, but it's nice to be acknowledged.

This afternoon I've been tinkering in the garage, doing laundry, and writing this post. The cat is sitting on the desk beside me enjoying the sun herself. I may ride the bike over the Menards just for something to do, and I imagine Jane will be home shortly. Then we will likely call my mom to wish her a happy Mother's Day, and veg for the rest of the day. We've just started watching season 2 of 'Better Call Saul' so I imagine Jane may want to do that this evening.

That's pretty much how we roll now. Nothing too special, and just trying to keep the boat afloatin'. I'll take it.