Monday, March 22, 2010

Walk of Life




"He got the action... he's got the motion... oh yeah... the boy can play!"  They look so 80s now... but I am still nuts about this song.

Hello from sanctuary.  What a great weekend.  I took some photos to post, but then realized that I have no clue how to use DH's more sophisticated photo system.  Sorry folk... photos will have to wait until he can show me how. 

In a nut shell, DH and his friend T worked on cabinets for DH's son's bathroom.  I enjoy the shop.  I like to watch things go from lumber to things of beauty.  I sit there in my folding chair and chat as they do their thing.

DH's son and girlfriend came by to decide on the stain they wanted on the cabinets.  We visited for a bit.  I don't know them very well yet, so unbelievably... I was quiet much of the time.  DH's "Cuz" also showed up for Sat.
Now Cuz is a hoot and entertained me with all sorts of stories of how he and DH used to do things that can turn a mother's hair white.  I have likewise heard Cuz stories from DH so it was fun to hear them from Cuz's end.

We stayed up way too late on Sat. and slept in too long Sun.  But isn't that the way vacation is supposed to be? When I did get up, T and DH had been working for awhile.  I got some teasing, but not too much.  The rest of the day was pretty much like the day before with them working on the cabinets.  

I had bragged to T that I make a wicked chili verdi.  So he brought some pork.  I made a great huge pot that earned me compliments and stunned both T and I when DH had seconds.  DH does not have seconds.  I can't get a better compliment than that.  (He also took some for lunch today at work.)  Other than that, we watched "Life" on The Discovery channel last night.  Did anyone catch it?

And so the weekend ended.  I cannot tell you how comfortable or enjoyable it was to hear the alarm go off this morning.  I know that sounds strange.  But it has been a very long time since I experienced an everyday morning with someone.  Do you know what I mean?

I watched the sillouette of DH turn off the alarm, walk around the bed past me to the bathroom and then listened to "morning music"... sounds of brushing teeth, pissing in the toilet, water running, etc.  Watching the reverse strip tease... which if you ask me is much more of a tease than the other... with sleepy eyes.  Then farther away the sounds of him taking his medicine and getting his lunch box together.  I lay there, propped up with the early news on TV, wondering when I'd hear the sound of the truck coming to life.  I was happily surprised by the return of his footsteps and the good bye that followed.  Life felt very good... just plain old normal everyday life. 

18 comments:

  1. When others scoff your food it is the greatest compliment. My favourite is when my little daughter stuffs it in her mouth and goes "Mmmmmm".

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  2. Mo-- Hahaha... I love it when people honestly like what I have made them.
    And little ones... even better!

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  3. Aw, how nice. I love the reverse strip tease idea. I must say, M's sounds are not so relaxing in the morning. Sounds like a flock of geese flying by. But still, his sounds... :-)

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  4. I love those mornings, too. There is something supremely luxurious about lying in a cozy bed and watching someone get dressed.

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  5. Sounds like your life is going mighty well right abut now... Remember to say "Thanks!" to your favorite deity (I hope it's the right one!) and that should help to ensure more good times in future :-)

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  6. Pamela-- I just love how comfortable it is. About the flock of geese flying by...LOL! Yes, it is that they are his noises. ;-)

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  7. secret agent woman-- Yep. A very deep satisfaction.

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  8. Suldog-- It is my personal belief that I would not be here right now at this level without my diety's help. We are in constant touch. I am grateful and express that with great regularity. Ha.

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  9. That sounds wonderful, Ananda. I have recently felt many of those same things...the deep thrill of the ordinary. I will never underestimate it again.

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  10. laura b.-- Yes! That is exactly what it is. Ain't it grand?

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  11. Good for you. I can't remember the last time I had a relationship and just got to enjoy normal life together. I love that you've found that with someone.

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  12. There is a lot to be said for normal, everyday life. :-)

    Chili verde would normally sound wonderful but we are getting over a four-pronged attack of dysentery here. Yuck. The worst is over but no one is quite right yet.

    Chicken soup with rice tonight.

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  13. Churlita-- Thanks. It's temporary but I'll take as much as I can get.
    Easily the best vacation I have ever had. Ha.

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  14. Cricket-- OOOOHhhhh no! I hate the fearful shuffles! Chicken soup with rice sounds nice to me though.

    Yes... normal life is a blessing. I hope you are all more normal soon.

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  15. In the past when BHM was away for long periods of time working, I missed that everyday feeling of waking up next to him and simply smiling.. all was right with the world once he came back home! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend..
    BTW you have nominated and won the prestigious best comment award over at my blog!

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  16. it's simple things that are so nice.

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  17. I have just installed iStripper, so I can have the sexiest virtual strippers on my desktop.

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