Friday, April 22, 2011

11 Years!

The annual anniversary picture. It was raining out this evening which made me happy because I love free water for the garden.

So, a few weeks ago I was thinking about how my husband and I were about to celebrate 11 years of marriage. Then I thought, "How cool! We are going to celebrate 11 years of marriage in 2011!" But then realized that I think that same thought every year. We were married in the year 2000, so the number of years we've been married is always the same as the last two digits of the year. Duh. But, it's still cool.

So today was kind of uneventful. I spent a lot of the day organizing my cupboards and finding room for my new stash of tuna fish. This past week the nearby grocery store had a sale on Starkist Tuna. It was a deal for buy 2, get 3 free. It made each can of tuna $0.38. The best deal I ever got on tuna was $0.25, but that was three years ago and it was the store brand. 

I learned of the deal last Friday and the sale ended the Tuesday (2 days ago), so I took full advantage of the deal. The store says you can only use your discount advantage savings card 3-4 times per day, but I learned that it's actually seven. There was a limit of 10 cans per transaction, so Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday I stocked up on tuna. I bought about 260 cans. It sounds like an absurd amount of tuna. Ok, so it is an absurd amount of tuna, but it's something that most of my kids will eat and it's an easy Saturday afternoon lunch. So, if you do the math: 

If our family eats 5 cans of tuna per week, it will last our family 52 weeks. It's the perfect year supply! Of course we might not eat tuna every single Saturday, but the cans say, "Best By Jan 2014" so we have some time to spare.

My collection of tuna after the sale ended on Tuesday.

My accomplishment of getting the tuna in the cupboard today. It was a perfect fit. Well, almost a perfect fit. there are 4 rows of 63 cans, so I actually had 8 cans left over that I stashed somewhere else.

So what did we do for our anniversary?
Since I felt too cheap and lazy to get a babysitter, we put the kids to bed early and I went out to get some take-out dinner for the husband and me. We tried a new Japanese restaurant. (I LOVE Japanese food.) Ginger and Wasabi are the ultimate combination. I love the sensation of wasabi burning in my nose.

Teriyaki chicken and rice. I got white rice. David got fried rice. I also ordered teriyaki steak. It kind of looks like not a lot of food, but they are large plates. I brought out the special occasion (Thanksgiving) plates for the event.

California Roll. Look at all that ginger! Mmmmm.

I made the salad at home. It only cost me $1.99 instead of $5.00 to order 2 salads from the restaurant.

I made miso soup at home too. We have a constant supply of miso paste in our fridge. I heard on the John Tesh program on the radio once that miso helps reduce crows feet so it's become a staple in our house. We buy it at the Asian market.

Cran-Pomegranate juice. I was going to get sparkling grape juice, but it was a much better deal to get about 10 times as much plain juice because it was buy one get one free. And as you can see from above, I can't pass up a good deal at the grocery store.

It was a great anniversary. The kids made us cards. We got a nice card from my dad. My husband got me flowers and chocolate. I washed my hair, shaved my legs, wore deodorant, put on some makeup, and wore a skirt. We watched the American Idol results after dinner. The only bad part was that there was nobody to clear the dirty dishes from our table when we were finished eating. I cleared them, but they are still sitting dirty on my kitchen counter. We didn't finish all of our food, so we can have Date Night Part Deux tomorrow night. Yay! And...I have cheesecake to eat and more juice to drink tomorrow. I can't wait......


  1. Happy Anniversary to both of you,I am glad to listen about this beautiful relation.Both of you are looking so sweet and happy in the photo.Thank you for sharing with us.

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