Friday, October 26, 2012

how can i miss you if you won't go away?

last night as we were getting ready for bed, i looked at AWD and suddenly felt like it had been ages since i had seen him. really i have, of course, seen him every day even multiple times a day. but it felt like a long time since i had actually seen him. and i realized that i missed him. even though he was right there.

it was a curious and wonderful feeling.

i attribute the whole thing to the busy week we've had. AWD started a new job, which prompted the tearing apart of our house looking for his social security card which he needed to get his badge and his security paperwork for said new job. and that fruitless search prompted an impromptu road trip to his parents' house to pick up his birth certificate to act as a stand-in for the (hopefully just) misplaced social security card. the end of the story being that he didn't actually need either of them.

then there was cousin discussion group, canvassing for the obama campaign (i do not think i have a gift for this, but at least i tried), the ward halloween party and playoff baseball (during which AWD has a habit of falling asleep on the couch and staying there all night). plus lots of work for both of us.

all of which has left what turned out to be little time for just being together. and all of which meant that we went to bed at 9 p.m. yesterday, which was amazing.

so i think we'll have a togetherness weekend to make up for it. we might spend an hour or so just staring at each other. then maybe a movie, a road trip along skyline drive to see the fall colors, perhaps a few house projects and then frantic preparations for the coming "frakenstorm." i'm planning on eating everything in the fridge before sunday and then living on ramen noodles and canned goods until the power comes back on. after our power outage experience in july i am not holding out much optimism.

though if all that rain can get all that bird poop off my car, a massive storm might be worth it to me.


SRA said...

Yes! Frankenstorm=bird poop solution. For FREE! Wahoo! (Not really)

Evan and Holly said...

Evan and I say to each other all the time, "I miss you." Sometimes after spending all day together. It is exactly what you were talking our attention is drawn between two children as well. Good plan to remedy it though :)

Kate said...

I just said "I miss you" to Kevin last night as we were falling asleep. This must be going around right now...