December has been a pain in the ass. Work has been incredibly busy, which is a good news story except that I'm accustomed to a certain pace to my days. Family stuff has also taken a bit of time and energy, and so my annual December 15th post to say happy anniversary to my sweetie, well it didn't happen.

But it was our anniversary this past week, lucky number thirteen. As I tweeted that evening, 13 years ago I had a date with a guy. And Wednesday night that guy and I were sitting on our couch, in our house, drinking wine with our dog in our lap. I'm amazed and surprised, but mostly I'm grateful for loving, and being loved, more than I ever imagined I would.

Brett and I have traveled a bit, and you know by now of my love for France. My gift from Brett was two french things I'd mentioned. A Le Creuset braising pan in the Ocean color, and Dorie Greenspan's new cookbook, Around My French Table.

You might be thinking "They don't even have a working stove, why would he want either of those things right now?" And to that I can only say, with a long shared history comes a certain amount of faith in the future. It may not be right here, right now, but at some point I'll cook from that book, in that pan. And when I sit down to eat it'll be with the guy who gave them to me.

Happy anniversary sweetheart.


lady jicky said...

Happy Anniversary to you both.
I love le creuset and have a few and you two will have them for ever! Maybe you will get a oven by then :)

Raina Cox said...

Awww. Wishing you two many many more years together. And a fabulous stove.

Martha said...

Happy anniversary --

and I think they're SMASHING gifts!

Being with the one you love is wonderful!!!!

home before dark said...

Tender and well braised after years of gentle and genteel affection. Great happinesss always.

You're gonna love this book! And the pan (I'm a flame girl myself), will become your go to pan. I'm in transition in my kitchen myself and rather buying the range I don't really love, I am using hobs. The Fagor induction hob is my favorite and has me give up plans for gas and go to induction. It's less than @$200 I think, and it will amaze you!

Again a splendid anniversary!

ChrisToronto said...

So touching. Happy Anniversary!

shannon said...

happy anniversary, David and Brett!

much love to you both.

Russ Manley said...

Sweet. All good wishes for many more years together.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet post. Happy anniversary and a lovely holiday season to both of you.