My Favorite Things This Week – 11 March 2018

Normally I’d talk about my favorite things this week, 11 March 2018. Today, however, Katie and I are celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary. This is the fourth anniversary we are celebrating in Finland, which means we have been together longer here than we were in the United States. Hopefully that’s some sort of good luck. I know that I’m incredibly grateful to have her in my life, and I adore her more than anything in the world.

Our tradition in the United States to go to the restaurant we went to after our wedding and have lunch. The would be a 16 760 km (10,400 mile) round trip. We’re going to pass. Katie went to a kebab place with friends recently, and wants to take me there. It doesn’t sound exciting, but we like kebab, and we enjoy spending time together. We’re both low-key people, and a mom-and-pop kebab shop is more fun for us then getting dressed up and going someplace fancy.

Other than that, this is going to be a pretty normal day. By the time this posts I’ll have made our typical Sunday breakfast of pancakes and bacon. We’ll probably have watched a documentary, and talked about it during and after, while we sipped coffee. We like our routines. It’s comfortable and comforting. Later she’ll probably go make art while I do some writing and plan the coming week.

It’s hard to describe how over-the-moon this sort of calm, predictable contentment can be. When we got married, we went to a justice of the peace and had a small ceremony, because we decided we’re rather have a relationship that will last a lifetime than a party that lasts a day. That’s how we’ve been able to live in Europe and pursue our dreams, because we’re not still paying off the caterers, a cheesy band, and all of the other accouterments of modern matrimony. We’ve had adventures, and we’ll be having more adventures this year.

For our anniversary, though, it’s nice to just have a regular life. 

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