Adam took me out the other night.
We went to dinner first. I would tell you the name of the place, but honestly, I have no idea what it is. The food was okay, and we both agreed we’ve had better.
After dinner, we sat in the car in the restaurant parking lot and…played sudoku on his blackberry! We take turns putting in a number (yeah that’s right, we know how to play nice) until the puzzle is solved. I’m a sudoku freak – I love this game! And I love even more that my man is sharing in this passion.
After we completed a puzzle we went to Target and shopped for an hour. Are we the ultimate cool couple or what? We had a few items on our “To Buy” list, but then ended up in the decorating section. There I found a very simple plaque that said “and they lived happily ever after.” We bought the plaque and I’ll share more thoughts on this tomorrow.
Finally, we went to Barnes & Noble & did some browsing. We bought Ava a piano book & I got a new daily planner that includes 2009…it’s green…my favorite color. 🙂
So, does this date sound incredibly exciting?
Well, let me tell you – it was and it was one of the best nights I’ve had in a long time.
I love that we’re at the place where we don’t need to impress each other. He could take me to the Signature Room or he could take me to McDonald’s. As long he takes me, I really don’t care where we go. Seriously, especially since we have our kids now, just sitting together on the couch watching Iron Chef is a treat (love that show!).
I find security in knowing that I can tell him what I really think & he won’t walk away.
When we first started dating, Adam enjoyed caressing my inner elbow. He did it all the time.
I HATED IT!
It’s the one place I hate to be touched. It reminds me of getting blood tests & I have an insane fear of needles. I know, I get it, I’m weird. But, that’s who I am. Anyway, he could be tenderly stroking my elbow & I would have to gaze lovingly into his eyes, all the while, clenching my teeth. My inner monologue went something like: “Get your freakin’ hand off that spot! Just hold my hand, rub my shoulder, but for the sake of all that is good in this world, STOP IT!”
One day, I finally just told him. He looked at me, laughed & asked why I didn’t say something sooner. Right…can you imagine being in the early stages of dating & saying, “So, I’m kinda afraid needles, like, a lot. And when you touch my elbow, all I think about is blood tests & then I want to pass out.” Hmmm…not the girl you’re rushing to bring home to meet mom.
Now, I’m not the only guilty one here.
Did you know that Adam was a vegetarian for a while?
Yep, he made the decision soon after we met. I mean, come on…everyone knows that vegetarians only like other vegetarians, right? 😉
Here’s the thing. He doesn’t like vegetables, so he was basically living off of mac n’ cheese. He eventually came to his senses, and returned to his meat eating ways. And I still love him – carnivore & all.
We laugh about this stuff now.
He sees me & I see him. We know we aren’t perfect people – we get that about each other & we still choose to love one another. It doesn’t matter where we go or what we do. I just love being together.
Oh yeah, and if any of you think about touching my inner elbow…well, consider yourself warned:
Who knows, I may just turn my umbrella on you next!!