The Different Ways We Love

My husband is in the room next to me recovering from shoulder surgery. We got up at 4.30, showered and left for the hospital at 5am. By 6.45 they were wheeling him into surgery. Walking into the hospital was just like any other day in our marriage. We were both a little nervous, and certainly overtired, but there was no change in our dynamic. Signing the paperwork was the same as it always is, we looked at it together. And then I was left in a waiting room, shivery cold …

Testing Our Marriage

It’s been thirteen and a half years of marriage. We’ve had bumps in the road, but I’d say no bigger than a pebble. I’ve never really been annoyed with my husband for more than a few hours and from what I hear he looks at me and sees Snow White complete with songbirds and radiant light. Every marriage deserves to be tested, right? Tomorrow morning Mr. G. is having surgery on his shoulder. I love my husband and I’m really sad that he’s been in pain, and I’m anxious for …

Talking to My Husband About How I Look

I’ve done the unthinkable. I’ve shared my age and my weight in a public forum and I’ve lied about neither one. Earlier today my husband and I were out and about and we had the following conversation. MR. G: You look good. Are you feeling better? ME: How do I look good? MR. G: [smirking] You just look, you know, good. ME: Is there a specific part of me that looks good? MR. G: All of you [more smirking]. ME: Do my eyes look good? Maybe my lips? MR. G: …

The Obligatory End of 2010 Post

I like New Year’s Eve celebrations as much as anyone.¬†Watching¬†the ball fall in Times Square has been a part of my childhood and now my adulthood. My kids love going to “New York New Year’s Eve parties”, since we’re in Los Angeles, the parties end at 9pm (blessedly). I’m not one for resolutions. If there’s a problem in November I’m more likely to address it at that point in time than I am to wait for an arbitrary date on the calendar. With that being said, I’ll make the same …