I am a lucky woman!!! 25yrs with my Beautiful babe! Fuckin' awesome!!
Okay, Doris & I drove to Atlantic City on Saturday. I secretly took our bathing suits, makeup, clothes etc thinking I would be able to get a room with my flight ID & surprise my Woman! Well, it just so happened this was the "Madonna" weekend & rooms were $469 everywhere. So much for that. And Doris is NOT a Madonna fan, so I was relieved I didn't need to suprise her with tickets. phew! Okay, not to worry, we went to a nice restaurant & had great grub... relaxed & talked about our options... We were just fine strolling the boardwalk for hours & wandering in & out of the casinos, & watching people. uh... yikes! with the people....
After the sun went down we drove over to the Borgata, which was very exquisite, -finally some class- hung out around there & played some slot machines. Eventually we decided to leave & drive home. It was late & we got on the wrong highway & ended up in Philly, shish!! Well we laughed the whole day long & THAT was just the ridiculous end, thank God we found it halarious.
You know, if I never go back to AC it would be fine with me. Truth is I really hate that place. (Don't really like Vegas either.) First I seriously can't STAND all the cigarette smoke, it totally stinks, not to mention who can breathe in there???? It's depressing seeing all those folks just throwing their money away & LOOSing it! Especially if it's ME !!!!! I work too fucking hard to piss away my paycheck like that.
BUT Doris (& her Sisters & her work friends & her church ladies) love the casino thing, they think is so much fun. And I wanted D to have fun, I knew she would enjoy going there, so I did the scene & never complained & just watched Doris enjoy herself. After so many slots, it got boring to me but I just rolled with the flow. I patiently waited for HER to get bored & want to go. In the car on the way home, then I told her how I felt & she was like not so thrilled with Atlantic City either, said it had really changed for the worst.
But I just really enjoyed being away, alone with her, we never go there, I know she's wanted to, & I felt rewarded that she didn't care for it so much anymore either. It didn't really go the way I'd planned it, but it was still a fun time to share.
So Sunday I thought we'd stay home from church, but Doris had gotten 4 messages on the anwsering machines saying they needed her for the combined choirs when we got in Sat nite. I knew I should go with her if for no other reason than to be 'together' for our anniversary weekend. However, I really didn't want to go thru listening to the congregation clapping for Mrs & Mr Robinson celebrating their 23rd year anniversary when we can't announce & celebrate our 25th. Pisses me off. D just rolls her eyes at this & off she went (I KNOW they needed her great gospel voice for the service,) & I layed around & caught up on blogs! We were going into New York City later for dinner!
Well, it was a scorcher that day & I fell asleep in a coma sweat from the heat (surrounded by the Sunday papers, my laptop, & "The Velvet Rope" lesbian film playing on Logo our gay TV in this part of the woods!) ahhhhhh, heaven.
I was pleasantly awakened by garlic chicken cooking in the oven downstairs, Doris was home & started dinner! She said the Sunday traffic was bumper to bumper & it was too hot to venture to the City thru the tunnel. Well, okay with me!!! We went out & took a dip in our (above ground) pool - which was FREEZing & that cooled us right off! We floated around, bobbeling in the late afternoon (heavy on the sun screen) until time to eat! Yum! We took a short nap on the couch reading the papers, then I mowed the lawn when the sun set late. D wanted to go to the Dairy Queen so off we went. We came back & parked in the driveway under a big moon & talked about how lucky & blessed we are. We often back into our driveway, roll down the windows & just watch the world go by & chat. Reminds me of highschool & college, coming home from dates.
So today (Monday) was The Day! I had gotten pink roses & 2 beautiful cards for my Doris & left them on the downstairs kitchen table. We had said no presents. Imagine my shock when I staggarded down to find a shiney purple bag with 3 anniversary balloons (I love balloons,) 3 wonderful cards & a gorgeous black hills ring with an unusual stone! DAMN. And me without a present for her. Oh, man. Well, of course I was thrilled, but I felt bad. I said lets go immediately & I'll get you a bauble too! No she said, you've spent too much & you've already given me everything I ever wanted. Ahhhh. Love this girl!
It was another too hot day, so we layed around, watched some daytime TV, got into the pool (it is WONderful to have a pool, even if it is only an above ground because the summer sun is SO intense these days.) We floated around & talked about our amazing life together. Then we went to the Macaronni Grill & chowed down. Manny, our favorite waiter gave us cheesecake & lowered the prices for our special day! He couldn't believe we were gay! HUH???? And here I was thinking I was turning into another tired looking dyke. Perish the thought!
We drove home expressing how lucky & blessed we are! Lordie, it was hot. Doris climbed back into the pool & later enjoyed her dessert. I appologized for not having a bigger 'party weekend' for our 25th year together, she said no way - this was great! Yeah, it was. I'm so happy I had her all to myself! But make no mistake, as soon as I get back from tomorrow's trip I'm buying her a beautiful present!