I missed my post yesterday because James and I took a couple of days off together. We had some much needed Mommy & Daddy time. Just me and him in a mini van ready for an adventure.
We started the big date on Sunday morning by going to Lowes and shopping for a new lawn mower. Nothing says romance like yard maintenance equipment. Then we looked for some screws because, well, we don’t have any and we didn’t have anything else pressing to do.
After that excitement and some lunch, we headed to downtown San Antonio to go to the Tower of the Americas. We had never been there and always wondered what was the big deal. It’s a staple of the San Antonio skyline and we often wonder, what’s really up there? It was interesting. A bird’s eye view of the whole city and some serious wind. When I say wind I mean my skirt flew up over my waist leaving me walking around the observation deck like a Marilyn Monroe wannabe. My efforts at modesty kind of go out the window when a dozen Korean tourists are taking pictures with my Spanx covered behind in the background. My hair will never be the same.
After that we walked around the city and had dinner in a great restaurant where they served tableside guacamole. Or as I like to call it, heaven on a chip. I wonder if James realized on our wedding day that what he was actually ending up with was a wife who would eventually have avocado all over her face while complaining that her feet hurt too much to walk back to the hotel. I’m like a real life Disney princess.
We did have a wonderful time. Sure we walked at a snail’s pace and had a bit of indigestion, but we laughed and saw the city we love from a new perspective and felt no pressure to be anywhere in particular.
On Monday morning we caught an early showing of the new Star Trek movie before heading home. Yes, we are those people. As we pulled up to the theater I was chattering on about something when he shouted, “STOP!” It turns out he was just reading aloud the word STOP that was painted on the ground of the parking lot. But I thought he was talking to me, wanting me to stop talking.
So I froze and stared at him, completely quiet. He gave me a puzzled look and said, “What?”
“You told me to stop,” I said, “So I stopped.”
He gulped, “You mean that would actually WORK?!”
Oh, the joys of a healthy marriage relationship. We needed that time together to laugh, be outside, have no agenda and let the wind blow through our hair.
“May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.” Proverbs 5:18