I relived a bit of this memory last month at my Tri Delta reunion in Moscow when some of my sorority sisters who were there share their memories of that night.
Paul and I were married less than two years later, on July 19, 1986, thirty-three years ago today.
Yesterday, I thought it was a it providential that we were listening to a podcast called "Broken Record" on our drive down to Meridian and one of the episodes was an interview with Rufus Wainwright. A couple of years ago, Wainwright made an album of Shakespearian sonnets. I, of course, had to see if "our sonnet" made the cut. It not only made the cut once, but twice on the album. The first cut was Carrie Fisher, (you know, Princess Leia), was recorded reciting the sonnet. You can listen to that below.
The next cut is a vocalist by the name of singing the sonnet that Wainwright put to melody. A very fitting discovery to share with Paul on our anniversary today.
The day was spent having lunch with Paul's mom Pat, his sister Laurie, and his brother Kevin and sister-in-law Linda. Then Paul and I went thrift store shopping and found some treasures to help decorate our gardens.
This evening we dined at Alivita, a lovely restaurant in downtown Boise.
Here are a few things we enjoyed.
|Paul had the signature cocktail "The Alavita" and I had a Negroni.|
|For starters we had the "Chef's Choice Battilardo".|
|So many delicious flavors.|
|Paul had rack of lamb and I had the Risoto.|
|Paul enjoyed a red wine from Italy and I enjoyed a white wine from France.|
|Some sparkling soda water as a palette cleanser then a couple of espressos.|
|A lovely cake with vanilla gelato and a salted caramel sauce for dessert.|
We topped off the meal with some limoncello.
We strolled around downtown Boise, and sat by the fountain at The Grove. Paul wanted to see Freak Alley, so we walked through and saw all the artistry.
A wonderful way to celebrate 33 years of marriage.