So I’m back from my self imposed day long exile from blogging. As those of you who regularly read my blog know, yesterday was my anniversary. What many of you may not know is that I am always plugged in. Connected. Charged. Online. Rarely am I found without my smartphone or iPad. It’s become a bit of a joke with my family and friends.
So anyway, yesterday I made a decision to leave my online time to a minimum. While he was at work I continued to touch up the novella I’m working on. I spent time with the dogs. I did the laundry. I prepared for our evening together. It was important to me to focus on us time because he left early this morning to go visit his family. As I’d posted earlier, his uncle isn’t doing well. Damned Cancer! Seriously…we think of fuck as a dirty word, but Cancer isn’t? But I digress….
Last night, while we were out to dinner, I picked up my phone to respond to one of my close friends about taking care of their 3 dogs while they went out of town for two days, then put my phone aside. Honey, so used to me checking my Facebook and Twitter, started catching up on his Twitter account. So I teased him about the fact that he’d been on his phone more than me. This spawned a little bet. (Me and my big mouth) The bet was that with the exception of calling his parents to thank them for the flowers they sent, we would see who could go longer without picking up our phones or tablets. He said that the only exception on my tablet was if I got inspired to write. (Yeah, he understands my need to create like that…) He didn’t think I could make it through dinner, much less the entire evening.
I’m proud to announce, we had to call it a draw!
By the way…his leather gift for me was amazingly thoughtful. Nothing playful about it…just pure, unadulterated, amazing love. He bought me a brand new reddish colored Italian leather bound custom made journal book. Inscribed across the front was “Happy Third Anniversary Kitt” in gold lettering. Along the bottom it said “With all of my love” and had his name signed. I almost cried. It was his way of giving me a 100% green light to pursue my dreams of writing.
He truly is a man who knows and understands my heart.