When I met Mr. Mickey at a neighborhood Christmas party, I had resigned myself to a life of solitude. It is entirely out of character for me to go to a party, and that was the only one I have ever attended alone. Since I was new to the neighborhood, I thought it might be a good way to get to know some of the women who lived there. I did meet several ladies who are still my friends, but one gentleman was also there alone. We introduced ourselves and chatted about our businesses for a short time. He gave me his card and mentioned that his company might be able to save me money on my shipping products. That gentleman was Mr. Mickey, but it was a few months before I remembered his card when purchasing more shipping boxes. He came to call on me a few days later with catalogs in hand to thank me for my order and to suggest other products. That day was eleven years ago. We have been adventure partners since.
Last evening we enjoyed a beautiful dinner at our favorite restaurant in town, Gourmet & Company. When we arrived, another card and these flowers were already on our usual table. He has been sending me cards all month, but we have agreed on no more gifts. I have more jewelry than I can ever wear. Instead, we give each other special weekends away to celebrate the milestones and holidays.
We eat first with our eyes. Chef John’s dishes are always a feast for the eyes!
My main dish was the Jilton Vegetarian (named after none other than Mr. Mickey!)
His main dish was the Jilton Vegetarian, with a piece of grilled salmon.
I wore my silver and cream color jacket by I.C. Collection from ShopMyFairLady.com. There is a cream color tank top from Chico’s underneath.
The elegant cuff bracelet by Thistle & Bee was a gift from Mr. Mickey. The shoes are the Saks brand from Saks Off 5th. The bag is a couple of years old from T.J. Maxx.