Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The One I love...

Last night, we were back into our old routine. I have to say...it felt good.

However, after my bake-off yesterday...cleaning the kitchen was quite the chore. LITERALLY every single one of my pots and pans was dirty. I was elbow deep in dishwater and shouting the last "I love you's" over my shoulder as the kids were getting into bed. The One was helping...you know, booming, "Brush your teeth," "Get into bed," and "I'll be there in a minute," while watching the Fiesta Bowl on TV.

The kids were somewhat settled and I was in the zone as I scrubbed and washed and scraped the day's food off of a seemingly endless tower of dishes.

Then, I heard it...the silence. It's not something I hear very often, or ever. I immediately thought the worst...The One has suffered a seizure and during his uncontrollable convulsions, he struck the remote and turned the power off on the television. I slowly turned to look back and there he stood, television paused, just looking at me. Our eyes met and the corners of his lips turned up, just slightly, just looking...admiring me, if you will.

No words were spoken...for, after 10 years of marriage...very few are needed. His eyes speak volumes, to me. I felt warm and comfortable and thought about how loved and lucky I am to have a man like him.

My eyes spoke to him next...and they said, "If you know what's good for you, you'll get your ass over here and help!"

6 comments:

Heidi said...

You are so funny. It seems like all the hectic-ness of the holidays brings Stephen & I together to say, "forget this crap, grab the wine & meet me in the bedroom." Thank goodness it's all over, but I do miss having him around, it was nice to have him a whole week to myself.

heidi said...

HA! That was great. LOL

All these B's and Me! said...

I was all up in the story and then boom... busted out in laughture! You are so damn funny.

Brooke said...

I loved this story! You definitely had my mind heading towards the gutter, and I certainly laughed out loud at the end!

Chris Bowers said...

That was hilarious!

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

That's great! I hope he helped... :)