We always try to go out on March 17.  It's the anniversary (55 yrs, this time) of our engagement.  We were sitting here working on the latest book when it began to snow.  The sun had just come up, so it must have been around 7:30.  It snowed like gangbusters for an hour or so, then sleeted for a few minutes, then began to snow again.


Hubby dragged out the snow blower and went to town.  That was around 10:00am.  We postponed our lunch plans.  Then about 2:00pm, everything stopped!  We were dressed and ready to go by 2:45, and off we went to Applebee's.  We go there a lot because it's only about a mile away.


The streets were far from clear, but they were just slushy - no ice, it had gotten too warm, all the way to 41 degrees.  The restaurant wasn't crowded.  We managed to have a lovely - lupper - without being interrupted by chatty acquaintances or incompetent wait staff.  Everything was delicious and we fully enjoyed our little make-believe anniversary.


I really did a number on my new stainless steel specially-made knee, though.  It hurts so bad!  I have two pain pills left and I'm going to take them before I go to bed. 


There's still a lovely layer of snow on the ground - probably 4 inches.  We were told there wouldn't be any accumulation at all, just occasional flurries.  Goes to show you how accurate those computer models are!


Oh, I broke my computer mouse last night.  I worried all night that Hubby would be irritated, but he just laughed, bless 'im, and gave me the mouse from his computer.  All those years of husband-training are really starting to pay off.

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  2. EyeVey

    Happy anniversary, my dear! I’m glad the skies cleared for you!

    March 17, 2017
  3. noahbody

    Happy anniversary! It’s our 31st second anniversary too! We are going out tomorrow night to celebrate. We are supposed to have snow showers all weekend.

    March 17, 2017
  4. notthinking

    Congrats Bettymom! Hope you celebrate many more.

    March 18, 2017
  5. depressedgirl

    Congrats! I to hope you have many more. I am so glad you got to go out.

    March 18, 2017
  6. tannerinsantamonica

    YAy for your anniversary Grumpy should do more than buy ups freakin lunch jeezo duck! Please keep the snow there that is not Tanner Approved

    March 19, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Hahaha! Yes, we’ll keep our snow. I can’t imagine your beach with three inches of snow on it. Everyone would freeze off their bare feet.

      March 19, 2017
      1. tannerinsantamonica

        I don’t wanna think about that at all….duck that

        March 24, 2017
  7. belladora

    Your marriage makes me feel I may have missed out on something. Happy Anniversary. Bless you both.

    March 22, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Our wedding anniversary isn’t until August. This past weekend was the anniversary of our engagement!!

      March 22, 2017