I’m sitting in a hotel room in Hartford, CT at the moment – waiting for Chris to finish a meeting with his new potential client this morning. Let me rewind backwards for a minute…
Yesterday was our 1 year anniversary – – can you BELIEVE it’s been a year already? Sometimes yes..sometimes no – – either way, it’s been a very good.. if not very interesting.. first year of marriage together.
We were planning a weekend trip to Miami to get in a full weekend of SCUBA diving, however, a few weeks ago, those plans had to change due to a business committment he had with his business. Those plans took us to Hartford, CT instead of Miami. He has a meeting with a potential client this morning – which meant he needed to fly in yesterday, on our anniversary. At first he felt really bad about it, because he really wanted our anniversary to be special – – not spent in some strange town.. and definitley not spent apart!
So, sometimes plans change and instead of grumbling about how things just didn’t go our way – – we decided I would fly into CT with him so we could spend the weekend together – – after all, it doesn’t really matter where we spent our anniversary.. just as long as we were together, wherever it was.
Chris was actually in Atlanta all week last week. He flew home on Friday and got in at 11:30PM only to turn around and fly to CT at 9AM the following morning.
With absolutely NO idea of what we’d do in Hartford, CT – we flew in on Saturday afternoon. We didn’t do much on Saturday, at all. We went out and had a nice dinner together and then headed back to the hotel and caught a movie…
On Sunday, we ended up driving South and spent the entire day in Mystic, CT, which turned out to be a lot of fun! We spent most of the day at the Aquarium with their whales, sea lions, seals, large aviary and fun indoor aquariums…(kind of like scuba diving..without all the equipment!) then the afternoon and evening at the Mystic Seaport, walking along the docks, seeing all the big (and small!) boats and ended up finding an obscure little restraunt that ended up serving the most amazing seafood I’ve ever had!
So, it wasn’t a weekend scuba diving in Miami – but it was a really nice weekend.. flying into a city neither of us had ever been to before and spent several hours discovering things to do and ways to entertain ourselves. The weather was beautiful, the food was superb and the company was…. excellent!
Back in June 2005, Chris and I went on a cruise .. it’s where he proposed. Back then, we picked up a loose gemstone called a Blue Tourmaline. I picked it up because I thought the color was beautiful – it reminded me of the tropical waters. We came home from the cruise and I put the gemstone in my jewlery box.. thinking I would do something with it someday…and then promptly forgot about it.
I was reminded yesterday. Chris stole that gemstone from my jewlery box at some point within the last year.. and he had it mounted on a beautiful pendant and gave it to me for our first anniversary.
Right this minute, I’m sitting in our hotel room while he and Dan (his business partner, who flew in late last night) are at their meeting. (Keep your fingers crossed for them – this deal will mean a LOT for them and their business!) When they’re done – the three of us will meet for lunch, and then hop on a plane and fly back home….and Chris flies back to Atlanta for the week.
When there is a will.. there is a way. 🙂
(for anyone trying to get a hold of me over the weekend – I’ll be back in the office bright and early tomorrow morning!)