In the midst of a snowpocolyse here in New England (where of course, I still had to work, no snow days for remote workers, unfortunately!), M had the day off, given his practice closed due to the oh, 18+ inches of snow we got walloped with today.
And thus, we were snowed in. Together. For the second time in a month.
The difference this time?
I’m not really sure.
Except it felt like a ‘dry run’ for living together, in a way. (One day…not now, not rushing, don’t worry.)
We made breakfast together (he makes killer eggs, I make a mean pot of Starbucks coffee and English muffins. Hehe). I went about my day, working (as he sat on my bed and worked on his thesis) and we listened to some music on Pandora, chatted here and there (one of the things I love about M is that he cares about my job and understanding what I do all day, as do I of his. My ex-husband never really did, and it felt like a huge part of my life was just unknown to him and he didn’t care. Working at a job 40-50 hours a week, you want to be able to share that with your significant other. I can do that with M, and I love that). He made us lunch (his killer tomato soup….if you want the recipe, email me! it’s to die-for, legit) and in between some calls, I turned around to tell him something and he had fallen asleep.
I wanted to take a picture of his face. He looked content, peaceful, happy, and supremely swoonworthy. My cats were curled up next to him (where they’ve been all day. I swear, they love him more than me!) and it was just this picture of simplicity.
…later on, I went over and quietly laid next to him. As if by nature, he wrapped his arms around me and murmured “hi, babe.” and I smiled. Simply perfect.
Now? He’s out shoveling our cars out from the mass of snow (even though I told him not to bother, at least not with mine, since I can stay put till the cows come home!). But alas, out he went. (literally, he just threw a snowball *at* me from the window. So cute. Okay, now I’m just being gushy dorky).
And tonight? A little wine, some dinner, and some Heroes on DVD.