Monday December 16, 2013
“We eventually ended up back on the deck of Serendipity, trying to pick out the stars through passing clouds. It definitely wasn’t a bad anniversary for ‘having to settle in a boat yard’, but please, please let me be in a tropical location next time around.” I have to laugh at that comment from the blog last year. I had been (slightly) upset that our wedding anniversary was spent in the city instead of the tropic. All I wanted was to be somewhere warm with beautiful beaches. I guess technically, I got my wish this time around. I just should have been more specific and asked for a tropical location and good weather.
Even though it was still raining on and off, has been all day, and has been for the past five days now, we pulled on some quick dry gear and puttered to town to have a nice lunch out. I can’t really say that it was romantic, I spent the whole hour and a half with my face glued to my computer. Can you blame me though? You’ve read what my past few days have been like on the boat. I needed social media interaction and real YouTube comments on the video I uploaded. Lovey-dovey time with Matt could wait, I see him all the time.
After finishing our authentic tropical lunch, we tried to stroll the town a little before getting rained out and heading back to the boat for the evening. It turns out that even though I ignored him all through our lunch, Matt did have a special little anniversary surprise up his sleeve. He’d saved up enough battery on his touch pad that we’d be able to watch a movie together that night. Piling up a bunch of blankets and pillows together in the v-berth, we feasted our eyes on a Pixar movie while I devoured the last of the hard candy I bought back at the airport, the closest thing I could get to Skittles.
It was sweet, and as silly as it sounds, something I really needed in my life. I miss cuddling up to a good movie. Unfortunately it ended quite some time before we were ready for bed, and we went back to…reading. I’d already gotten most of the way through Sailing, by Ellen MacArthur, but my brain didn’t want to take in any more boat related information for the night. So, I finished out my night by grabbing a deck of cards and playing Solitaire. On my wedding anniversary. Oh, the irony.
I just have one big favor to ask, Fate. Next year will be a milestone, our ten year wedding anniversary where we will exchange new wedding rings from bespoke engagement rings Melbourne. Please, please, please let us be in a beautiful location, with good weather, and a nice restaurant to visit for dinner. Something I wouldn’t feel out of place wearing a dress to. Come on, help a girl out, I’m trying to be really specific this time.