So we did. We spent the day working together in our office overlooking the ocean. We worked together on caring for our “child”, this business that we have spent the last 20 years of our life raising (that’s right we delivered this CTI baby before we got married along with our co-parent Laura). This “child” has become a young adult with a mind of it’s own and off in directions that are important for it to head off in to grow and mature. And as every parent of a young adult knows, there are still things to pay attention to and that this fabulous young adult still has needs that it seems only a parent can take care of. So with pride, love and joy we worked together to do what we could.
Then we wrapped up our time working together and went down to prepare for our celebration feast. I put on a shirt I love and lo and behold it was almost a little too big and OMG the pants that didn’t fit before actually fit perfectly and the belt had a couple of extra holes in it, the blazer fit and hung perfectly. I was looking good. Karen came out with this sensual velvety number and wafting this musky perfume behind her as we walked out to the car. It was a glorious spring evening and we sat on the deck of Madrona Manor this great old restaurant and B&B up in Healdsburg. We ordered the Chefs Grand Dame menu, which basically meant we put ourselves completely in his hands to send us out a delightful, delectable and delicious series of courses that would each contain about two perfect bites of heaven. Each course was paired with the perfect wine and served with a wonderful ease and attention to what needed attending to. During the intervals between courses and during the drive to the restaurant we imagined what breakthroughs and transformations would occur between this anniversary and the next in our relationship and individually. What would we be acknowledging and appreciating each other about next year on this day? What was great about the conversation and the meal was that you could stop the conversation at any point and have a mini orgasm with what you just put in your mouth, say a few words about it, and then drop right back into the conversation again. We lovingly wandered in and out like that for somewhere between 3 and 4 hours and poured ourselves happily into bed that night for a blissful sleep.
What a great anniversary it was.