Get yer minds out of the gutter. Although I did get gifted from the Evil Twin in that fashion. Yay!
We have never exchanged gifts between the two of us as a married couple. Not for birthdays, Christmas or the anniversary. We just don't. Number one: that crap gets expensive. And, number two: we figure that we both buy what we like throughout the year - so we don't need special "gifts" on certain occasions.
If we are both interested in some big ticket item, we discuss it at length and might buy that item around a holiday as a joint "gift".
I had to take my mom's engagement ring for repair and I also needed a watch battery several weeks ago. While I was in the jewelry shop, I saw that the 15th Anniversary gift was watches. I even joked to the employee that my husband would probably say, "I just got you a new battery for your watch. Happy Anniversary!" LOL.
But, the one thing that makes us both happy is having a decent sit down meal at a restaurant. It doesn't have to be any exclusive super expensive place. Generally, we're happy with someplace we just don't visit often because of a higher cost (than other sit down places) or location. Plus, the place needs to be family friendly because we don't leave our kids with anyone.
Initially, we had considered an upscale local restaurant, which we've been to before - Sissy was just a baby and Buddy has flawless manners. Then, we decided we couldn't spend that much, so we landed on Outback.
It was very good, as usual. We got there right when the restaurant opened for a Saturday (2 pm). And were seated right away. The Evil Twin requested a boof - no problem.
I even ordered a margarita, on the rocks with salt, thank you very much. I rarely have margaritas, but I do love them. When I do them at home, I always buy the pre-mixed margaritas and I have my own salt and special glasses I use.
But, buying the box o wine is much more economical and easier to deal with, so I pretty much stick with wine. This has been a weekend of copious wine intake. Hey, it's not everyday I'm celebrating 15 years of marriage.
The Evil Twin has Tuesday off as a regular holiday day. He took Monday off as a vacation day, so he has a nice long weekend. I'm glad he's going to be home. We have to take the van for new tires tomorrow. We had gone on Saturday and were told it would be a 2.5 hour wait. We didn't really want to window shop for that long and with Sissy, you just never know how long she'll tolerate any given activity.
I'm going to try to keep up with my daily posting schedule this week, but I can't make any promises. It's going to be another ball-buster of a week. As of this moment, I have activities planned every day except Wednesday. Tuesday is going to be especially brutal - I'll go over that day later.
This week, Monday means grocery shopping, but it also means new tires. I'm just glad to have the Evil Twin along for help. Time to go work on my shopping list!