Monday, July 10, 2017

#MicroblogMondays: Great minds, etc.

I will tell you more about our anniversary getaway in another post soon -- but first I wanted to tell you about the day started. :)  Dh & I don't usually buy each other anniversary gifts, but we have a tradition of exchanging cards first thing when we wake up (and I have kept every one of them). I knew that we had both bought our cards at the local megabookstore, where the selection isn't huge, and the thought crossed my mind that, "Wouldn't it be funny if...?"

The night before our anniversary, I came into our bedroom, purple envelope containing my card to dh in hand to prop up on his night table -- and saw a purple envelope propped up on MY night table. Hmmmm....

You can probably guess the rest. We opened our cards the next morning at the same time. Gales of laughter ensued.  I guess this is what happens when you've known each other almost 36 years and been married for 32 (along with finishing each other's sentences, knowing exactly what the other person is going to say before they open their mouth, etc. etc....!) (You know you've been married a long time when....)(Great minds think alike, etc. etc....)

Me & dh & our identical anniversary cards. ;)
The printing is backwards because we were using
the mirror to help us take the selfie.
(Give us a break; we're aging baby boomers navigating newfangled technology
and no kids around to take a photo for us, lol.) 
Does stuff like this ever happen to you & your dh/partner/best friend or other person you are very close to?? 

You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.


  1. That's gas that you got each other the same card! Yeah I can see that might happen with my husband and me, we do think alike in many ways now. I make his cards (easier than going to a shop: I'm lazy) so it's never happened, but it definitely could. There are certain things that have significance, so if there was one card with a puffin on it, or a bird of any sort (for example), we'd absolutely both buy that. Congratulations, you are lucky people: it's a lovely thing to be so in-tune and happy with each other. Ha yes I did try to decipher the backwards print by enlarging the screen lots, but no luck.

    1. Sugar alert! ;) It says "You know how they say you just know? I just knew. (And I still do.)"

  2. That's just the sweetest thing! My husband and I have known each other and been married for 11 years, but this has happened to us from the very beginning. I get butterflies every time it happens. It's nice to get these small nods that we're a team, two peas in a pod. Happy anniversary you two! All the best!

  3. Happy anniversary! That's too funny. We've never gotten the same card, but two years in a row our Halloween anniversary cards were similarly themed -- mummies one year, ghosts the next. Not quite as amazing but something! :) It does make you feel like you're on the same wavelength, and you're just really super close and cute like that. I love that picture, so sweet! And killer bookshelves...

  4. That is so sweet and funny (and happy anniversary)! I don't think DH and I have ever gotten each other the same card, but I did have a time I was looking for a card for him and almost bought the one he did give to me.

  5. I don't think I mentioned, I realized in retrospect (when I've gone to put cards away) that I've given dh the same card two years in a row... but we've never given each other the exact same card at the exact same time before!!

  6. Awww, that's so cute. Yes, my DH and I will often say exactly the same thing at exactly the same time. But other times, we are still complete opposites! I don't think we'd do the same card - we have very different aesthetics when it comes to that sort of thing. I love too that you've kept every anniversary card.