I never mentioned that the dress I posted back in July was for my anniversary. My TENTH anniversary. The anniversary I’ve been looking forward to for months because of the Big Weekend and because it seemed such a big date. And then the day itself passed quickly and we left the very next morning for NJ. Most of the day was spent getting ready for our trip and picking some blueberries. We did, however, get to celebrate a bit. We went to see Harry Potter in the afternoon (and now have reached our average movie theater quota of 1 for 2009) and went to dinner that night.
I did wear the dress. And we had the most fabulous dinner that night at Lento, a local restaurant in every sense of the word. Everything there is made fresh, no steam tables or microwaves. It is slow and sumptuous and delightful.
We were both so incredibly full from the scrumptious food that we didn’t get dessert. I couldn’t even finish my dinner. It became breakfast on the way to NJ the next morning. It was so worth it. And now we’d like to try Lento in multiple seasons to see what they come up with in our area for seasonal, local recipes, both for delighting our taste buds and inspiration at home.
It’s hard to believe it was only a few weeks ago. In the summer flow of time, it feels so much farther away. There was so much anticipation leading up to this event and it was over in a flash. What did I learn from that? I’m not quite sure. More reminders to be in the present, I suppose, to enjoy all of the moments, big or small. “Momentous” –there’s a word for me to ponder today.