You surprised me with yellow tulips and a “love note” card when you came home today. I was in the midst of making dinner for you – pork chops, twice-baked potatoes, steamed broccoli and pistachio-pudding salad. Pretty good for a girl that has adapted a one-dish approach to most meals. Even with the best intentions and seventeen years experience, I still overcooked the broccoli. I did however dim the lights and burn some candles, so we could set the stage for a special, if not extremely romantic evening of spilled water, fights over who gets what first and unexpected tears from our sensitive teenage – all this, mingled with other interruptions of a similar nature. There are always less-than-impressive manners, a fussy five year old to spoon feed and a handful of disconnected conversations highlighting a range of topics from work to weather to after-dinner plans. The best part, is that it is exactly what I signed up for – the whole scene. I’m keeping it. It is the evidence of dreams come true. Especially lately, I’m sensing the blessings of a maturing marriage. You are my steady and we share the happiest of situations – the patience and hard work is paying off. The title of my page is as sung by Howard Jones in one of our songs – the chorus, remember …
“I need an everlasting love. I need a friend and a lover divine, an everlasting, precious love. Waiting for it, waiting for it – give it some time.”
The p.s. is a promise that this page will never been seen in a magazine or a class — that it is a no-deadlines attached page, just for him.
I didn’t say anything about my blog
We get to go to dinner and a movie tonight — So excited about that.
Speaking of eating out and wonderful husbands. You’ll never guess what I did yesterday for lunch …
At the request of her husband, I met and enjoyed Mexican food with my new friend Cami. She and I met briefly at the Seattle CK Convention and her sweetheart Mark thought it might be fun to let us "hang out" uninterrupted (with the exception of baby Addie.) It was delightful. I got to learn more about her and her five children — which include two sets of twins (!!!!) We of course discussed our shared philosophy on life-enhancing aspects of scrapbooking and I was treated to several of her scrapbook pages – which btw are stunning. I wouldn’t be surprised if her work shows up in a magazine one of these days (I have connections you know)
Kayce, Paula and I are working like mad to unveil our big surprise — it’s coming soon. I promise.
I cannot wait to get started on my new class and another session of Library of Memories. I’m totally ready for the promise of a new year — I sure hope yours is happy!