It's my anniversary tomorrow. So in preparation, I'll be picking up some flowers for the clubhouse as I get Linda some. As a huge Notre Dame fan, Marigolds are a must.
The'll be in a nice long line in the front. Then, the Dutchman in me well be putting a nice colorful variety of Tulips in behind those. On the ends, I'll be planting a rose bush. I don't like to overdo landscaping, but if someone has one other thing to add to these, that would be okay.
Our anniversary is 3/21...and I picked the date for a reason. First, my wife worked on the space shuttle program at Kennedy Space Center when we met. She analyzed the Solid Rocket Boosters after they were recovered from the ocean after takeoffs. One year, she won a "Launch Honoree Award" which allowed us to see a launch from the VIP area...so close that it's so different from watching the launches across the river where I'd seen every one before. It also entitled us to tour both Kennedy S.C. and Johnson S.C. in Houston on private guided tours, including stuff the public would never get to see. Then to top it off, at the awards dinner, astronaut Loren Shriver sat right beside us and we talked all night. Cool story...I had a picture from a friend which is a shot of Florida, with a blue filter, taken from a space shuttle flight. All the info of the flight was on the back. Turns out, Loren himself was on the flight and remembered them taking the picture. He visited the dept. where Linda worked a few times a year. One week when Linda knew he was coming in, she took the poster to work, and he autographed it to me personally. It's now framed and hanging in the house. ...okay rambling over..
So, 3/21 is a big number for us there...of course, the countdown thing..3.2.1..even prompted Brevard County to get the area code 321 secured. In fact, we still have it on our phones here in DC/VA. With all that and the beginning of Spring, I really would NEVER have a believable reason to forget our anniversary.
Now, to get the gloves on and go play in the dirt.
Happy first day of Spring everyone!!