Anniversary Fun

Dearest Readers,
I cannot tell you how your comments helped lift me up, yesterday.
Your kindness and understanding reached across the world and wrapped me up with hugs of joy.
It changed my thinking.
I am never alone, because of your support and love.

Yesterday was our 39th Wedding Anniversary!
My husband and I met in 11th grade of high school and dated for seven years before getting married.
I told him I wanted to go dancing!

First we went out to dinner at a cool, new place, and had a great meal.
Did I miss drinking?
No, I didn't.
We really had fun talking about his work and world issues.
I notice I taste food more now that I can pay attention to it.
I appreciate all the little things, like bread and butter.
These are the things that sustain me, nourish me.

The club we went to for dancing is a new one in downtown Minneapolis.
We got there so early, they didn't even charge us a cover charge!
It is supposed to cater to people in their 30's.
Ha. Not.
We were the oldest people there, the others were in their 20's.

Of course we were the first and ONLY people who danced!
My Loved One is a good dancer, but I still have to drag him up at first.
We left at 11 o'clock, and that's when more people were coming, but I needed my sleep.
Did I miss drinking here?
No. Not at all. In fact, a diet coke tasted really good!

What a joyful celebration of our years together!
Being married this long is not easy.
We have had our ups and downs.
But I never want to be that drunk wife again.
I never want to have him worry about where I am, how I am driving home, and fighting about my drinking.

I went to yoga this morning, even after getting only 5 hours of sleep.
I hugged all my yoga friends.
I am feeling so much better, and I thank you for your loving support.

With Love on Day 352,


  1. Hi Wendy,
    What a beautiful post on a beautiful day! I am happy that you had such good fun. And I must say you make a very good looking couple! :-) A (tea) toast to many happy years in the future!
    xx, Feeling

  2. Hi Wendy,
    Looks like you had a great time and congratulations on the achievement! It's a real sign of commitment and courage to sustain relationship - you guys are an example to us all! And bet you're feeling 100% the morning after!
    Awesome work!

    1. Dear Bren,
      Thank you! We continue to celebrate today!!

  3. This is such a great post, I'm so glad you're feeling better! Huge congratulations on your wedding anniversary - you both look so happy together in the photo! And you proved, yet again, that alcohol is not required for celebrating, or having fun :-)

    Waking up xx

    1. Dear Waking Up,
      Thank you.
      It's taken awhile to stop romanticizing drinking when at dinner!

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  5. Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple! Always remember you have online friends who love & support you! xx

    1. Thank you, Lori!
      Support is vital for me.


  6. Hi Wendy
    gorgeous photo, your husband looks like a nice man!
    congratulations, that is a major achievement. Proud of you both!
    take care, its great to have you blogging again

  7. Aw I'm so glad you're feeling better now! that picture is really cute, you both look really happy. 39 years is quite the accomplishment, congratulations. Dancing, what a way to celebrate! :D


  8. Hi Wendy -

    Many congratulations on your anniversary!! And I hope you are feeling better too.

    Susie xxx

  9. A lovely photo of you both. Happy Anniversary, I'm glad you had a wonderful evening x

  10. You two don't look old enough to be married 39 years!!! Happy Anniversary and I'm so, so, SO happy you're in a better place.


  11. Wendy, you are an absolute inspiration! Flossie x

    1. Hi Flossie!
      I thank you!
      We did have fun, even if we were the only ones dancing!

  12. Congratulations on 39 years, what a testament to love and endurance.
    The relationship with sobriety is much the same, a testament to love of yourself and an endurance you never knew you possessed.
    It's all worth it, isn't it?

    1. Yes, it was a great celebration of our love!

  13. Hi Wendy,
    sounds like a beautiful evening. Sounds like Celebrating sober was a breeze.
    love the love in this post.

  14. Belated huge congrats on the anniversary... but I feel you lie, unless they permitted child brides where you lived 39 years ago

    1. Ha ha!
      Hubs and I waited until my parents paid for college!!
      In Wisconsin at that time!


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