“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”
“Do you want the happy end or the angry end,” she asked.
I had to stop and think. I mean, we’re sitting watching TV, what in the world is she up to now? Not only that, but when questions like this come up, it’s usually not what I expect or can guess.
…and sometimes, the consequences of just picking are too much.Continue reading “Happy End or Angry End?”
A back-to-school ad was showing on the TV when he turned it on. “Boy am I glad that I don’t have to take classes anymore,” he said as he changed the channel.Continue reading “B is for Back to School”
“If you get at the right angle, all you can see are the eaves of the houses. They look tiny, but they are perfect!”Continue reading “P is for Perspective”
We had rented the boat for a couple of hours to get away from the crowds. The group was fun, but we really just wanted some time alone to explore. The water was crystal clear and we were on the hunt for fish and sea turtles.Continue reading “D is for Depth”
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”
“Yes, dear?” The smile on your face makes me roll my eyes, but laugh.Continue reading “H is for Honey”
As we walk along the river, we keep an eye on the clouds. The forecast had said no rain, but the clouds were telling another story.Continue reading “S is for Shelter”
After the heat of the sun by the pool, the room felt cold. She was looking forward to a warm shower to chase away the chill and wash off the chlorine.Continue reading “G is for Goosebumps”
“It’s already dark,” he said. “Why can’t we wait until tomorrow to go touch the water? I’m exhausted and starving. I don’t even know if I care enough about starving to not just crash.”Continue reading “S is for Sea”
“What are you doing?” She turned and stared at him in disbelief.
“I’m chopping broccoli, why?”Continue reading “M is for Macrame”
I mean, can you really not respond to Warrant’s “Cherry Pie”? I don’t think it’s humanly possible. Some beats and lyrics just combine to be perfect in the moment and BOOM! There you have it.Continue reading “Sometimes, it’s all about the music”
Once again, she wants to start a game. To see how much torment can be doled out.
“Yes. You do not have permission, of course, and we’re going to test that…”Continue reading “Sweet Surrender….”
I really love these life out-takes. I learn, every single time, something more about how you’re thinking, and that whole “anticipatory service thing” we’ve read and talked about. I mean, it’s impossible, really, to know what you want and like until I’ve seen it. Tasted it. Done it.
But that’s also half the fun. Just when I think I’ve gone just far enough, that I don’t want to presume or whatever other excuse is on my mind, you up the ante or change the rules or just flat out stop something that has been a thing before, but now, simply won’t do.Continue reading “Sunrise, Sunset Bootcamp (2)”
“Jess!” I heard my name called down the hall. He sounded frantic and I ran into the bedroom.Continue reading “S is for Sewing”
You stepped back toward me, “Could you please zip me up?”
“Yes, yes, I can. It would be my honor!” You look at me in the mirror with this quizzical look on your face, then start the smallest of grins.
“Oh, I like that.” You smile at me.Continue reading “My Honor!”
He stopped and turned around. She had been right behind him just a minute ago. All he’d done is turn to watch a group of kids playing soccer in the distance. Where had she gone?Continue reading “D is for Duck Pond”
He slid in behind her as she stood at the stove, making that sauce that was to die for. Wrapping his arms around her waist and pulling her close to him, slightly back from the stove, he smelled her hair first, then her neck.
“Mmmmmm, smells so gooooooood!”Continue reading “Spices are the stuff of life”
I’m breathing in these quick, short breaths now. My insides are twitching. My body is starting to shudder.Continue reading “(Don’t) Open Your Eyes…”
It’s date night, and you are wearing a gorgeous sweater, an amazing skirt – it seems like an odd combination, but it sure does work. I’m a #luckydude for sure.Continue reading “S is for Striptease….”
“I think Pepper is happy to see us,” said Leah. “She hasn’t moved since we got home.”Continue reading “H is for Home”
It’s my turn to make dinner, I get to dream up something to make, get everything around and get it done while you take a bath, complete, of course, with a glass of wine. Or two.Continue reading “The Apron”
Janine had been working long hours for weeks and had made sure her boss knew that she was going to be gone on the 17th for their anniversary. The plans had been made two months in advance and she reminded him at least twice a week.Continue reading “A is for Anniversary”