Sunday, October 22, 2006

Twenty Years and One Big Surprise

Mr. Pop was away Thursday and Friday of this past week working on a new project his lab is involved with. He got home late Friday afternoon. After he grabbed a quick shower we went out for a very casual dinner. At the restaurant we were sitting at the bar waiting for our table. Mr. Pop turned to me and asked me where I would like to go to dinner next week to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. I told him it didn’t matter to me and he could choose. Then he said, “We won’t be home.” After I realized what he said, I just looked at him and in my most stupid way and I said, “Huh?”. He said it again, “We won’t be home.” Okay, this time I heard him correctly and said, ”Where will we be?” He said, we’ll be here.

In shock, I asked, “ Are you serious?” He smiled and said, “Yes”. Ever the thinker ahead-er, I asked, “What about the pets?” He said, “I’ve already arranged for them to be taken care of at the vets office.” He said, “Everything is taken care of and we will leave Monday morning and return Thursday afternoon.”

Yep, there is a permanent silly grin on my face and I am overwhelmed by all this. So you won’t be seeing a post from me until probably Friday, because I’m off celebrating the 20th year of something they said would never last and I’ll be celebrating with the most wonderful person in my life.

(The picture is a moth we saw on the outside light at his lab when we stopped by Saturday morning. The idea hit me that I am drawn to Mr. Pop just like that moth is drawn to the light. The moth and I know it’s the right thing for both of us.)



Blogger isabelita said...

Excellent! Have a wonderful time. And congrats on your anniversary.

October 22, 2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Marvelous! Spontaneous, too. Well done, you two.

October 22, 2006 3:48 PM  
Blogger Katharine said...

Awww. How sweet. Happy anniversary, and may you celebrate many, many more!

October 22, 2006 3:54 PM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Have a nice time! It looks like a great resort.

October 22, 2006 4:03 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Only love is forever. The marriage lasts one day at a time. Twenty years is a lot of "one days", and both of you should be very proud of yourself! Enjoy each other....and the surroundings. You'll both make them better because you are there.

October 22, 2006 4:04 PM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Good thing God isn't all into taking out his wrath on sinful secular America (as demonstrated by your 20 year marraige)and sending huricanes down that way this year. Have fun POP!

October 22, 2006 4:13 PM  
Blogger paris said...

What a romantic Devil enven after 20 years are one very lucking woman. He's a keeper! No telling what other surprises he may have for you in the up-coming week. You never get too old to hold hands or say I Love You....Congrats to you both....better get and extra sexy nighty for that Devil.

October 22, 2006 4:54 PM  
Blogger Human said...

Congrats! Have a great time!


October 22, 2006 6:16 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

Happy Anniversary. 20 years is quite an accomplishment in this disposable age. I suggest room service for dinner.

October 22, 2006 7:06 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Just forget about all the politics and have a really good time. Oh...and see if you can find Fred's jewels will ya?

October 23, 2006 2:06 AM  
Blogger Sothis said...

Congratulations!!! Have a blast while you are away. And who says men can't be romantic!

October 23, 2006 3:13 AM  
Anonymous rebellious renee said...

PoP....what a wonderful surprise from Mr. two obviously love each other.....congratulations

Have a great time!

October 23, 2006 4:16 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Congrats and enjoy!!

October 23, 2006 5:30 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

This is just so sweet! Mr. PoP is one helluva guy!

October 23, 2006 6:32 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

Congrats on Twenty, that is a beautiful thing. As for the fancy trip, I hope that you are okay with my not being impressed by it. After all, there are many dying of starvation everyday. Well, that's just me isn't it? Have a wonderful time though.

October 23, 2006 7:07 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Now, that's a surprise. Happy anniversary!

October 23, 2006 7:10 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Congratulations. Hope you have a great one. Mrs. P & I just got back from a week at the Summit at Massanutten in the peak of leaf season for our 10th, and it was a wonderful getaway.

October 23, 2006 7:23 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Happy Anniversary. What a wonderful way to celebrate, and how lovely that your sweetie arranged it all.

October 23, 2006 8:21 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

It is a great resort. Have a great time and report in when you have recovered.

October 23, 2006 8:27 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Happy anniversary, here's hoping it's your best ever, you lucky lucky girl!

October 23, 2006 8:41 AM  
Blogger Sammi2u said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! Have a great time on vacation!

October 23, 2006 8:53 AM  
Anonymous karena said...

Wow! What a story! Have a great time. I love the moth drawn to the light analogy. Mr. PoP must be one special fellow.

October 23, 2006 9:34 AM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

Wowie! That's a FAB anniversary milestone and sounds like a wonderful celebration get away.


October 23, 2006 10:36 AM  
Blogger Trial.Lawyer.Richard said...

Congratulations POP and Mr. POP! I hope you have many more great years!


October 23, 2006 11:48 AM  
Blogger BrotherCurmudgeon said...


Just tickled pink that you and Mr. PoP are sticking like a moth to light. Beautiful!!

October 23, 2006 12:24 PM  
Blogger azgoddess said...

Happy Happy Day!!! Have fun...enjoy!!

you're a lucky girl!!

October 23, 2006 2:15 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Congratulations. Aren't you lucky to have such a thoughtful guy. Have fun.

October 23, 2006 3:23 PM  
Blogger Fixer said...

A great big mazeltov to you and the old man!

October 23, 2006 3:27 PM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

What a great guy to surprise you like that. You're a lucky lady - he's a very lucky guy. Good thing he realizes it. *smile*

I am, however, somewhat concerned that you, me and Peacechick Mary are all in the same state this week...

October 23, 2006 6:49 PM  
Blogger L>T said...

ohhhh, you are making me feel all warm & fuzzy inside. :) Congrats! & have a great time

October 23, 2006 8:39 PM  
Blogger mariamaria said...

That is so sweet!

October 24, 2006 6:16 AM  
Blogger glenda said...

What a great way to spend your anniversary.

October 24, 2006 6:17 AM  
Blogger PaxRomano said...

Wonderful !

Happy Anniversary, you crazy kids, enjoy the vacation (oh and that moth is freakin' huge!).

October 24, 2006 8:43 AM  
Blogger Donviti said...

let Mr. Pop he is ruining for the other less creative men out there. As one of them I am offended

October 24, 2006 2:04 PM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

Darn Mr. Pop,

I feel like a terrrible husband right now :{

October 24, 2006 2:25 PM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

Congratulations to the both of you. I'd say Mr. PoP is a keeper. Have a great time together!

October 24, 2006 3:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Happy anniversary to you and Mr. Pop. You're good role models for the institution of marriage, which sadly has become a bit old-fashioned with the younger crowd.

October 25, 2006 12:33 PM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Disregard my e-mail. Apparently the filter was transient. Speaking of marriage,the NJ Supreme Court just ruled that same sex couples are entitled to the same rights & privileges as heterosexual couples,based on equal protection grounds. Congratulations to all you NJans the ruling may apply to.

October 25, 2006 1:34 PM  
Blogger Zelda Parker said...


October 25, 2006 5:14 PM  
Blogger Walt said...

Happy anniversary! And many more happy years together!

Okay, it's a bit late but it's the thought that counts. :-)

October 26, 2006 5:01 AM  
Blogger The Heretik said...


October 26, 2006 8:16 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

P.O.P.: Happy Anniversary and may you have 20 more beautiful yrs together! Monday, October 23rd was my 7th wedding anniversary. Everyone from his side of the family has repeatedly cursed our union... yet we are still going strong. Love has a way of doing that, no?

October 26, 2006 4:38 PM  
Blogger PTCruiser said...

Wow! Fancy shmancy! Congrats to you and Mr. PoP. Have a great time. (Like you need me to tell you that)

October 26, 2006 5:57 PM  
Blogger LVDem said...

take sunscreen... spf 30 or greater!

October 26, 2006 6:07 PM  
Blogger Gracie said...

Sounds wonderful, can I come?


October 26, 2006 10:41 PM  
Blogger Merci said...

How beautiful! Congratulations!

October 26, 2006 10:47 PM  
Blogger JBlue said...

Congratulations, PoP and Mr. PoP!

October 27, 2006 11:37 AM  
Blogger MichaelBains said...

That moth IS awesome!

Mega congradulations Lady P! Sounds like yer guy knows what he's got and how to keep it goin'. {-;

October 27, 2006 5:19 PM  

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