Friday, April 10, 2015

Celebrating Relationship Milestones

Yesterday marked six years since G asked me to marry him. As silly as it may seem to some people, I thoroughly enjoy celebrating (or at least acknowledging) whenever these milestones in our relationship come around each year. We didn't really celebrate this time, per se. I was curled up on the couch, fighting an intense migraine for the majority of the afternoon.

Later in the evening, I finally decided that it was time to wave my little white flag and surrender. Which, in this case, meant popping a couple of ibuprofen pills. For the record, I loathe taking medicine of any kind (unless it's a natural home remedy or some kind of essential oil). But I couldn't take the pain any longer. About 30 minutes passed by and I began to feel a little better. I was able to cook dinner (chicken and mushroom rotini + salad), and then I freshened up as G said he wanted to visit the bookstore. So we took a drive to our local Barnes and Noble and spent some time together. We do this quite often, actually. If we're feeling cooped up or need a little time away, we visit the bookstore. He'll grab a handful of magazines as I scout out a book to read, then we make our way to the café to grab coffees (and an occasional sweet treat).

It was too late to drink coffee when we went last night, so I opted for a passion tea lemonade and he chose a strawberry banana smoothie plus a vanilla bean cupcake. I was going to pass on the sweets, but I grabbed a massive chocolate chip cookie right before the barista totaled all of our items. We sat and read, chatted a bit, sipped on our beverages and ate our goodies. Whenever we first walked into the door, I found myself drawn to a book/journal that was titled 500 Writing Prompts. As I scanned through it, I knew I had to buy it (the inner blogger in me was pretty stoked). And I did just that, along with a book from the 30 Second series called 30 Second Photography which had been on my wish-list for a few months now. After roughly an hour, we began our drive back home. I still love spending time with G, even if it's a simple trip to the bookstore.

Do you and your significant other still celebrate important milestones like this?

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