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dimanche 1 avril 2012

A is for...

Anniversary.
The fact that D and I weren't married was never a problem - we still had our "anniversary". In fact, it was the anniversary of our first "date" (even though we almost never went on actual dates...). And it just so happened that it was April Fool's Day. That was always something I liked; it was a fun date to have as our anniversary, and it made gift-buying more amusing: we never bought each other "big" gifts, just small tokens, often with a joke theme, or (given that here in France April Fool's Day is "poisson d'avril" or April Fish) a fish theme.

Today would have been our 16th anniversary, although in fact we only made it past our 14th by a month (and trouble was well and truly looming for a while beforehand).
Now, April Fool's Day is a day tinged with sadness for me. The girls enjoy the French tradition of preparing paper fish and sticking them on the backs of friends and family without them knowing, but I can't quite get into the joyous mood. Especially this year, with the world crumbling around me.

6 commentaires:

Joyce Shor Johnson a dit…

Thank you for sharing! Things will look up in time! Tell me more about the French paper fish tradition, is it only for April Fool's Day?

Britney Gulbrandsen a dit…

That French tradition sounds fun! I might have to look into implementing that when my son gets older!

Sorry to hear things aren't going so great. Best wishes to you for things to start looking up soon :)

Catherine Stine a dit…

Awww, well I hope the A to Z blogfest cheers you up with some laughs! At least you're in a pretty location and have two lovely daughters. I wish you well. I'm over from A to Z blogfest (I'm #672, Catherine's Idea City).

Dawn Embers a dit…

That is a good topic for the first day of the blog challenge. Thanks for sharing. I had never heard of the paper fish on the back thing before, so I've learned something new. :-)

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The Social Frog a dit…

Very interesting, about the paper fish. Sorry to hear about your "would be" anniversary. Hugs!