Every night this week, Sean and I have sat in our living room together.
Riveting story, I know…But seriously, it has been stinkin’ wonderful.
Since we got married four years ago, our schedules have been off. First, I worked a lot of evenings. Then Sean started grad school. And recently, he was coaching wrestling. Life has been busy, and for almost four years, the nights that we’ve had free to just sit in our living room together have been few and far between.
I have been wanting nights like this for a while now. Time to sit and read in the same room. Time to chat. No busyness, no running from one thing to the next, time just to be.
I like looking up from my book and seeing him sitting across the room. That’s the only thing I want to put on our calendar for a while.
On my computer…
On my pillow…
…(and they are also on my feet)…don’t ask why I need them- it’s too absurd.
life has been crazy.
i am tired.
and thankful for a thoughtful husband.
In list form…because frankly that’s all the time we have around here lately…
1. My dear husband has become one of the….
He is pursuing a Masters in Public Management (think: kind of an MBA, but for public institutions) and will be graduating in a couple of years with lots more knowledge of balance sheets and a principal’s certificate. We are adjusting to life with 2 jobs (one of us also works on weekends, just to make things difficult), a graduate class schedule, and lots of homework. Sean is currently in the kitchen applying himself with the studious focus of his college days. This boy loves to study!
2. Sean has been busy wrapping up his high school year. He has been keeping busy grading Romeo and Juliet essays and final exams. He can’t say he doesn’t enjoy the busyness though – because it’s been a great excuse to buy Starbucks.
3. I have found a new ballet class that I absolutely love. I have yet to be publicly humiliated and I have even been seeing some real progress!
4. We have gotten to babysit this (not so) little one a couple of times recently. And CAN NOT wait for this little one to arrive.
5. My summer season at work has been B U S Y…but that’s just what makes it F U N. I’m getting excited for the summer day camp we’ve been planning…only a few more weeks away!
6. We are counting the days until we leave for our big summer vacation with Sean’s family to ALASKA! We are looking forward to seeing how those Amerrrican’s celebrate the 4th of July!
Now concludes the most boring post of all time…But I had to update, albeit in the worst possible way.
This morning, Sean went out the door at 6:30 to leave for work…
…and discovered that my left rear tire looked like this…
I know! So sad, right?
a. was not driving when it happened (or I was for a while yesterday and just failed to notice)
b. was picked up and driven to work by my boss (way out of his way) – Thanks Doug!
c. have a husband who catches such things…I would definitely have gotten in my car, attempted to drive to work, and been stranded on the highway somewhere.
This afternoon, Sean picked me up from work and we were greeted by this on my dashboard…
We had both failed to remember that street sweeping season has come again. Parking ticket officers show no mercy.
Sean set to work changing the tire, and I set out after him with my camera around my neck to document my first flat tire experience.
Unfortunately, a few of our neighbors came by to assess the damage and lend a hand. I already looked foolish enough simply having my camera out for such an occasion, I couldn’t very well take pictures! Despite their interruption of my paparazzi-ness, it’s always fun to get to chat a bit with our neighbors. We appreciated the neighborliness of the moment (including the fact that about half the neighborhood informed us that they had all inspected our tire and our ticket before we arrived back home).
All in all, semi-disastrous day…but definitely not full-on disaster.