The Mr. and I celebrated our 12th anniversary this past weekend.
I know 12 years may not seem all that big a number.
Not like 25 or 50 but I figure that the mere fact that the Mr. was able to put up with me for another 365 days while holding on to most of his sanity is reason enough to celebrate!
And celebrate we did!!!
We started with a late breakfast from McDonald’s.
Watched a little TV.
Played a little Guitar Hero (him, not me!).
Read a little bit.
Had a late lunch from the gourmet kitchen of Hardee’s.
And after a dip in the pool, we ate some popcorn for supper while watching TV.
We rounded out the night watching Dr. Who but couldn’t stay awake for the whole thing.
Do we know how to party or what?????
But the Mr. more than made up for the exciting day by giving me an awesome (and fun) gift.
He got me a Fitbit.
Now normally I would poo-poo the idea of anything fitness related for an anniversary present (or any other day present for that matter!) but let me just tell you that this thing is totes jelly!!! 🙂
I had been trying to win a free one from the Pioneer Woman with no luck. So that sweet Mr. spent way too much money and surprised me with not only the Fitbit but he even got the color I wanted!!!
He actually listens!!!
So what is a Fitbit???
Why, it’s a little thingamabob that tracks my steps, how many miles I’ve walked (not many), how many calories I’ve burned, how many “very active minutes” (HA!), as well as tracking weight, water intake and even sleep patterns.
I know there are those among you who are asking, “Why on earth would the very fit Mish need one of these?”
Well, let me just tell you.
Last night about 9:30 I was taking Taj out for his last hurrah before bed.
Yes, we go to bed that early so we can watch a Dr. Who.
I think I’ve already covered just how exciting our life really is.
So anywho, while Taj is doing his business and chasing lightning bugs, I pull out my phone to check how many steps I had walked. The recommended number is 10,000 but even with the dreaded trip to the grocery I haven’t gotten anywhere near that.
At 9:30 I was at 4,853 steps.
Well, that would never do!
I had to at LEAST get to 5,000.
So what did my neighbor see when she looked out the window???
She saw a crazy lady marching around her yard in the dark trying to get 147 more steps to register on her Fitbit!!!!
And no, you don’t have to march but I just wanted to make good and sure that each step was counted so I picked up those knees and embarrassed the heck out of the dog!! 🙂
Loving the Fitbit!!!
Sadly, the Mr. didn’t fare as well in the gift department this year.
Lately we have been trying to cut back on expenses a little so I thought we were giving each other the same thing we did for Mother’s and Father’s Day…….a big lot of nuthin’!!!
So while I got the incredible Fitbit for a gift, that poor, poor Mr. came away empty handed.
But never fear, nostalgia wins the day!
When the Mr. was just a little guy (way before he was a Mr.) his mom had an album that he LOVED! She would play this album and he would sing every word of every song. The album was The Cat And The Lady.
Never heard of it?
Can’t find it?
Of course not.
It doesn’t exist!
Well, Sunday afternoon, we were watching the Sunday Morning show that we tape every week and there was a piece on songwriter Gerry Goffin. He was once married to Carole King and they wrote many songs together.
During that segment, we learned that the couple split up and Carole King branched out on her own in 1968 with an album called “Tapestry”.
THE CAT AND THE LADY!!!!
It DOES exist!!!
Well, after I realized that was the album, I just had to buy it!!
So several days AFTER our anniversary, I gave the Mr. his very own CD of The Cat And The Lady!!
I have a feeling I’m gonna be listening to that CD quite a bit.
Sorry I was so late (and cheap) but happy 12th anniversary, Mr.!!
Thanks for putting up with my silliness for yet another year!