Wednesday, June 12, 2024

A special day

Today is our 18th wedding anniversary! Eighteen sounds like such a good, solid number, I think. In some ways it doesn't seem like that long ago that we got married, but when I think about everything that's happened since then, all the highs (and lows) of life that we've experienced, then it feels like almost a lifetime. I've never for one moment regretted our decision to marry. Gregg often says it was the best thing he's ever done, and I feel the same way. How many people get to be just as in love (actually, more so) after this many years? We both consider ourselves incredibly lucky!

Today being Wednesday, we both had to work. My hours were the same as always, 9-3, and Gregg services three law office aquariums on Wednesday evenings. He's on his way there right now, in fact, and should be done around 7 or 7:30. Despite that, it's still a very happy day, and we'll do some more celebrating with a nice meal and champagne when the weekend gets here. 

In lieu of going away somewhere, we decided to spend the money to buy some furniture we've been wanting for a long time instead: two comfortable armchairs for our living room. We've been looking for chair ideas online for months now, and then last weekend we visited every furniture store in Florence. On Monday we finally found two chairs that we love, at a nice local store, and they delivered them yesterday. Just in time for our anniversary!





They're really well made, and very comfortable. Those were our main two requirements. You can't really tell in this photo, but there are lots of subtle colors going on in the fabric. Creams, grays, tans, and even a little bit of pale grayish blue. The fabric feels really good to the touch. Oh, and they swivel! We plan to buy a new, larger tv and mount it on the wall across from them, and with the swivel we'll be able to watch tv, or spin around to talk to anyone sitting elsewhere in the room, or turn to face the fireplace in winter. That was an unexpected feature, but I love it. We're both so pleased with our new chairs!

So, happy anniversary to us! As I said on Facebook this morning, a good marriage makes all the difference in life.


37 comments:

  1. Congrats on 18 years. Nice chairs! Sofas are nice, but sometimes chairs are much better!

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    1. We already have a sofa on the other end of the room!

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  2. Happy Anniversary Jen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Every year a couple is married is something these days. When Greg gets home maybe you can enjoy a preview bubbly in the new handsome chairs!!!! Enjoy your dinner together dear this weekend.

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    1. Thank you Maddie! I'm having a big martini tonight, and the champagne will be for the weekend. :)

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  3. Happy Anniversary. I wholeheartedly agree with your final sentence.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment!

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  4. Happy Anniversary and Cheers to many more! πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚
    Love those chairs!

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    1. You have good taste, so I appreciate hearing that!

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  5. Some time ago I was given a classic English 'Wing back chair' which was wonderful. Sadly it died and had to go to the dump. I'd love another.

    Happy Anniversary; as you say, 18 does sound vey 'solid'. xx

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    1. I love the slight wing back on these chairs and the deep, nicely firm seat. Thanks, Cro!

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  6. Happy anniversary! I do like your chairs! We need some new furniture desperately. Maybe this summer!

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  7. Happy 18th Wedding Anniversary, dear Jennifer & Gregg!
    Those chairs look elegant without being too formal, and classic - never will be out of fashion :-)
    Like you, my parents were in love for all of their marriage. With the time they knew each other before getting married, they were together for 68 years and never stopped loving each other. To find someone like that, who is also your best friend, is a real blessing.

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    1. It's amazing that your parents got that many wonderful years together! :)

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  8. Happy anniversary! Those chairs DO look comfy. Wishing you multiples of 18 to come!

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  9. Happy Anniversary and many more to come!

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  10. Happy 18 years! It's a wonderful thing to have a great and long marriage. Look at Weaver, who had 2 great and long marriages! The chairs are lovely, and look like comfy places to sit and read or watch TV.

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  11. Happy Anniversary, Jennifer! I like your new chairs and your living room looks lovely!

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  12. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy those new comfy swivel chairs!

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  13. Those chairs look so comfortable and I love the swivel aspects!
    Happy anniversary. A good and long-lived loving relationship is a true blessing. Here's to many, many more years!

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    1. Thanks Ms. Moon! Enjoy your trip this weekend!

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  14. Happy Anniversary and many more together. Those chairs look super comfortable, these days I'm about the comfort more than the look

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    1. Comfort and quality were our two main considerations.

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  15. Happy anniversary to you! The chairs look quite cozy.

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    1. Debby! Hi! I can't read your blog these days....it says it's open to "invited readers only". Can I get an invitation? :)

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  16. very nice comments on your marriage and the chairs

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  17. Belated congratulations on your 18th wedding anniversary Jennifer (and Gregg)! I am a little surprised that you didn't have one chair upholstered in Barbie pink and the other in sky blue. His and her chairs.

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