Last night, Mal and I enjoyed dinner with our friends Chrissy and Matt at Cask ”˜n Flagon in Marshfield. The four of us actually planned to have dinner at Hola since Mal and I loved it so much the last time we went there, and Chrissy and Matt were the ones who originally recommended it to us, but, sadly, we discovered it was closed for the holiday when we pulled into the parking lot last night….

Our fourth wedding anniversary was last week, but Mal and I celebrated today (since I traveled 3,000 miles away from him on our actual anniversary). We planned to celebrate with a late lunch in Cambridge, so we exchanged cards before we started driving to the restaurant. My card, the one with the pugs on it, said: “After all our years together”¦ that look and those eyes still get me, doggone it! Happy Anniversary!” Mal and…