I am constantly frustrated because I have a specific idea in my head for something that I need/want and the thing just doesn’t seem to exist. Or, I find it, but it costs ten times what I wanted to spend. This happens with furniture shopping, clothing, light fixtures (don’t get me started), just everything! I think I’m a little contrarion and what I really want is something that no one else has, which by definition means, it does not exist. This level of frustration is matched by the feeling of elation I have when I find the perfect thing.
So last night, Matt brought up our anniversary this Friday (11 years and we still really like each other!). He, great husband that he is, had already arranged for his mom to watch our kids, and was now wondering what we should do. This was a wise moment on his part. We all love being surprised, but I have to say, I love even more getting exactly what I want. Have we all had those moments when opening gifts?
We discussed going to a movie (too boring for an anniversary) or a play, then I said that what I’ve really been wanting to do is go to Park City (only a 20 minute drive) to check out some art galleries. (I’m actually interested in a specific artist, but that’s a story for another blog.) The only trouble: this is the off-season in Park City (past skiing, pre summer) and I was sure that galleries wouldn’t be open in the evening. Resourceful Matt pulled out the lap-top and did a quick search. Here is what we found:
On the last Friday evening of each month, Park City galleries have an event called a gallery stroll. For only $5, you get hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a map of 23 participating galleries.
It isn’t what I wanted — it’s better than what I wanted! I’ll let you know how it goes in a future blog, but for fellow Utahns, isn’t this a fun discovery?