Long week. Really long week. The ups and downs are real, and it just seems like they pile on sometimes – this was one of those weeks. I can feel the pull of it all, even though the day is finally getting close to being done, and the weekend is here. Time to reset.
She can see it in my eyes, even in the way I hold myself. It’s a battle to not just snap at little things but to stay in control. That’s what’s needed, I have to stay in control.
“Here’s to the week being done and over…” we toast with our favorite wine – and settle into our dinner and talk about the day.
Out of the blue, she stands up – “Please take care of the dishes and such for me. I have some things to do. ” It’s a little odd. Just the phrasing. The look in her eye, it’s a strange gleam. Continue reading “Sometimes, Surrender Is What It’s All About”
Welcome to that land of nothing that happens here, leaves here. Ah yes. I usually am braced to see what happens – so many unexpected things, from the sexy to the musical to the foodie side of things.
“Do you have our coin? The one I gave you for travel,” she asks pointedly.
“Yes, yes I do,” I say. I pull it out of my suitcase and hand it to her, all shiny.
She walks away.
“Um, what’s up?” I ask. Continue reading “Heads or Tails?”
He was sitting in the coffee shop trying to finish the presentation. He hated speaking and had procrastinated to the point where it was now an emergency. And that didn’t make it any easier to write. Continue reading “Enigma”
He was walking home from the coffee shop when he saw her. He didn’t know precisely why she drew his attention, but he found himself tumbling into speculation. Continue reading “A Trench Coat”
They were standing on the deck of the ship and watching the sunset over the ocean. It was crystal clear except for the slight waves caused by the ship itself. Continue reading “Sunset”
“That’s the one!” she gasped as she pointed at a large wreath. They were shopping for their first holiday together in their new place and basically had nothing. Continue reading “W is for Wreath”
The movie was great, a real popcorn-worthy movie with all the action, comedy, and raucous fun that good movies have. We’d had dinner, the movie, the drinks, it was a great night. Continue reading “After the Movie”
She sat back and patted her stomach. “That was amazing, honey. I love when you cook for me.” Finishing the last sip of wine in her glass, she stood up. Continue reading “T is for Tomorrow”
“Why are you dressed in leaves?” he asked as she came out to pose. He had been completely engrossed in the game and looked confused. Continue reading “P is for Poison”
As they checked into the hotel for their weekend getaway, the snow started falling. It was light and fluffy and stuck to her hair for a second before melting away. Continue reading “S is for Snow”
“What are you doing?” He had walked into the kitchen to find her grating dark chocolate. Continue reading “C is for Chocolate”
She looked at the two drinks on the table while the jazz music was playing softly in the background. She knew the waiter thought she was being stood up and she smiled a knowing smile. Continue reading “A is for Anniversary Toast”
The view out the window was gorgeous. Kitty had really found a perfect place for her destination wedding. As she looked out the window, Matt came up behind her and kissed her neck. Continue reading “L is for Late”
He squirmed. That laughter. It frustrated him how much it turned him on when she laughed at his predicament. Continue reading “L is for Laughter”
As I thumb lazily through a magazine, a photo catches my attention. Folding the page back, I show it to you. “Remember that weekend?” Continue reading “B is for Bridge”
She had all the leaves, acorns, and pumpkins on the table. They were having a party and she wanted to add accents to the buffet tables to make them more festive. Continue reading “F is for Falling Leaves”
She was excited for the weekend. Every year they planned a day to go to a local orchard and pick their own apples. Sure, the apples weren’t quite as perfect as the ones in the grocery store, but the experience was one of their traditions. Continue reading “A is for Apple Picking”
“Let’s stop by that open house on the way home. I’ve always wanted to see inside that house,” she said as they stopped at a light. Continue reading “R is for Retro”
As we walk through the park, he points to an elderly couple sitting on a bench holding hands. “That will be us one day.” Continue reading “H is for Holding Hands”
He’d been focused on his work with his headphones on for a couple of hours. Stretching, he heard his back pop all the way up. It was time for a break. Continue reading “W is for Watching”
As the credits started to roll for Eat Pray Love, I say, “I want to go to Italy.” You laugh. Continue reading “I is for Italy”
There is fog covering the pond where we had planned to hike. It isn’t cold, but it is hard to see more than a few feet in front of yourself. Continue reading “H is for Hazy Hide-and-Seek”
“We should have kept the hotel for another night,” she said, looking around the empty house. “We don’t even have our bed to sleep on.” Continue reading “F is for Flexible”
She took a photo of the empty pier. The grey skies and cold water made it feel more like winter than July. Continue reading “P is for Pier”
“Yes, dear?” The smile on your face makes me roll my eyes, but laugh. Continue reading “H is for Honey”