I don't know about you, but we usually don't make a big deal about our wedding anniversaries unless it's a big one. It was our 37th yesterday so we decided it merited a nice dinner out together to mark the occasion and it was all the more enjoyable because it was low-key, in our favourite local eating venue. It was lovely not having to think about cooking a meal for a change and we reckoned we deserved the treat for putting up with each other for so long! Seriously, it made us appreciate still being married and that's perhaps the whole point of an anniversary.
I've also been getting to grips with all the scraps of paper and clutter I've been collecting for far too long. I'm two thirds of the way through transposing ideas, lines and paragraphs of writing, and random observations on to the computer, or into my 'ideas' book until I get round to turning them into stories or whatever. And what's amazing (and terrible) is the number of them I'd forgotten all about. Now I just need time and inspiration to turn them all into saleable work. Strangely enough, it's all helping to clear my mind at the same time and I've sent lots of completed, redrafted stories away and even finished two completely new stories. Wonder how long this will last?!