Saturday, August 7, 2010
Eat Your Heart Out Fraulein Maria!
Holding hands with my honey while we stroll around the neighborhood.
Strolling around the neighborhood with my honey and liking that he notices that when I walk I tend to be looking up and around while he tends to look down and around - I keep him from missing gorgeous cloud formations or the first colored leaf on the block; he keeps me from tripping on the uneven sidewalk or stepping on a caterpillar.
He always makes sure he has a quarter in his pocket when we go to the mall because he knows I'm a bubble gum junkie.
He sings a lot. Sometimes I know the song. Many times I don't. I've learned some silly songs from him that are mine now, too. And, sometimes when he sings I join in and he stops and says: "Did I say this was a duet?" Silly man.
He will watch It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown with me in the middle of summer if I ask him to.
We can be in different parts of a store and both zero in on a stupid song lyric playing overhead. When we meet up again, we almost inevitably ask, "Did you hear that song?"
He is a genius at making up jokes. I mean a real genius. I almost always know when he's setting one up, but it's not very often I figure it out. I groan LOUDLY when he tells me the punchline and he laughs that he can still "get" me.
Dancing in the living room.
Dancing in the kitchen.
Including the dog in a "group hug".
He tells me I look pretty and I believe he thinks I do.
He knows I'm going to cry at the same parts of the same old movies and he waits for it. He also knows when I'm going to cry in a movie we've not seen before and I catch him glancing at me in the dark theatre to see if he's right. He doesn't cry, but he doesn't make me feel funny about the fact that I do.
He likes that I'm tenderhearted.
He believes that if I had to I could survive without him, but he still does things for me that I could do myself just out of niceness. I don't remember the last time I pumped gas myself, but I do remember how.
He never lets me open my own car door. Never.
He stacks the clean towels so that he gets the rattier ones.
He makes the bed.
People who know us expect us to be together. When they see one of us in public they look around to find the other. Usually, they succeed.
We can go to the Library on a weekend night and joke about what losers we are. We don't really believe it, though. Well, not for that reason anyway.
He likes how I've decorated our home. He says it's our sanctuary. When he arrives home from work, he says, "Welcome to civility." I can't think of a higher compliment he could give me.
He lets me say, "I love you," to him a hundred times a day.
He tells me he loves me, too.