Wednesday, November 14, 2007

NOW THIS IS ROMANCE.

Phil always goes to bed before I do and we have family prayer just before he does. By that time of night he's a walking zombie and sometimes he's almost too tired to stand up straight. Tonight was one of those nights. It was his turn to pray. (He was born on an even numbered day—24—reminiscent of the TV show he LOVES and that is not going to start on time in January--and I was born on an odd day—lucky 7--and so that's how we keep track.) Sometimes we pretend it's the other person's night as we are too tired to say meaningful things and want to just say "Mumble, mumble, blah, blah, blah." Poor Heavenly Father. He must hold his head in his hands. I'm sure we need a dose of repentance--or we could pray earlier.

Anyway, tonight it was Phil's turn to pray but he's falling down tired and he said, "It's your turn."

I looked at the calendar. "It's the fourteenth. Your turn.”

"The fourteenth," he said. "Valentine's Day?"

"You forgot to buy me a present." (I try not to miss an opportunity to get presents.)

"I took out the garbage," he said.

And that, my friends, is romance at our house. Even hot romance.

5 comments:

Pam's Place said...

Little things mean a lot.

And yes, when you have been married as long as we have been married, having my husband take out the garbage is romantic. Bob also never lets the windshield washer run dry in my car. How romantic is that?

Still waiting for your 7 weird and random things, Lynne. Can't wait to read them!

yfc (your favoite child) said...

WHAT!!!!!! I've only been married for 12 puny years and I have to take out the garbage by my own self.

I put all the !!!!!!!!!! cuz I know how much you love it when people do that.

luvyoubye.

yfc (your favoite child) said...

WHAT!!!!!! I've only been married for 12 puny years and I have to take out the garbage by my own self.

I put all the !!!!!!!!!! cuz I know how much you love it when people do that.

luvyoubye.

cnlpeterson said...

Auntie,
I've been sitting here reading all your blog entries (I had to start at the beginning!) since dinnertime and I have to say that this is my favorite thus far.

Made me laugh out loud. Maybe it's just because I can totally picture uncle Phil kneeling at the bedside bewildered that he missed Valentines Day.

I knew you would make me laugh. Glad I happened upon the email that had you blog address in our mailbox today!

Love you,
Lisa

cnlpeterson said...

Oh, can I just mention that while I am a night owl it's only 9pm here.....
Love you.