We finally scored a great table on the ship – right on the railing, all by ourselves, just taking time to relax and enjoy our dinner. It was a long day on the water, and the sunset is just the perfect end to the day.
We’ve been enjoying a glass or two of wine this evening, waiting for our table, and then sitting here, we have that perfect blend of attentive, but not around, service. It’s really great.
Continue reading Slippery Little Devil: The One That Got Away
She was still sleeping while he snuck out to the store to get some fruit, some orange juice and a cheap bottle of champagne. They’d been up late and he figured that he had time to make pancakes and mimosas before she woke up.
Continue reading S is for Sweet, or is it Sour?
It was the third day she had been doing yoga. She wasn’t really into the spiritual side, but she thought it was a good way to start the new year. Who couldn’t use a little peace?
Continue reading M is for Meditation
She was sitting at the bar by the window in the coffee shop. She was writing in a notebook and seemed oblivious to the morning rush hour around her.
Continue reading B is for Bullet Journal
It’s been a long, long day at work. We decided to head out and get some dinner, relax a little and try to unplug from the garbage that had gone down.
Dinner was good, the glass of wine was better.
As we head home, we decide to take the scenic route – through the foothills, through the more back-roads ways back to the house. We’re talking bout anything, and nothing. And we’re certainly not talking about work.
Continue reading Swinging…
It’s always the same, always looking for the tape, the ribbon, the scissors. It seems like no matter where you put them, she has moved them just a bit out of reach. It’s almost a game to re-find them between packages.
We’re wrapping and sipping and enjoying the fire and this strangely relaxed evening of package prep, getting ready for the holidays and family and all that.
I *hate* wrapping. I’m not good at it, and she’s always responsible for making the packages look passable once they’re beyond “but they have paper on them now anyway” stage. Ribbons? Bows? Frilly decoration-thingies? Forget it.
But, of course, you DO know how to incentivize. “For every package you wrap, we’ll play strip-wrapping – I’ll remove one piece of clothing of my choice.” This. This has me fully engaged in this process, I must admit.
Continue reading Hand me that tape…
“Want to play a game? she asked out of the blue one lazy Saturday morning.
“Video game or board game?”
Continue reading B is for Blinded by the Light
She was in the tub and he had run out to get some wine and a snack for them. She heard the electronic lock open and then a knock on the bathroom door.
Continue reading N is for Naked
“I am so over wrapping presents. Next year, everyone is getting an online gift card.”
Continue reading W is for Wrapping
He called towards the bedroom, “We’re going to be late. Are you about ready?”
Continue reading S is for Seduction
“Wouldn’t that be a fun place to stay?” I shove the laptop in his lap with the picture of a castle that can be rented.
Continue reading H is for Haunted House
She spins around, kissing me.
The show was great, we had a really nice dinner out, it’s been a great evening of just relaxing and taking in the sights.
She pulls my lip between her teeth and I hiss at the surprise, at the pinch. She holds it her mouth curling into a devious smile.
Continue reading Short… to answer the question
She had given him the address and said it was a masquerade party. This was only their third date and he was nervous about meeting her friends.
Continue reading M is for Masquerade
He handed her the magazine and asked, “Why don’t you dress like that at the pool?”
Continue reading H is for Heels
He handed her the glass of wine and sat next to her on the couch. The fire was burning bright and music was playing. A nice quiet date night.
Continue reading B is for Biting
He had come home from the farmer’s market with a bounty. All kinds of fruits and vegetables that looked amazing.
Continue reading R is for Red
The lights didn’t even flicker. They were watching an intense scene in the action movie one second and were in total silence and darkness the next.
Continue reading M is for Match
The back portion of the plant nursery looked abandoned. Not many people were looking for plants this time of year so all of the bright plants were at the front to encourage the few customers that they had.
Continue reading G is for Ghost
She loved wandering museums as much as the next person, but she was getting bored. How many more rooms of paintings of well-coifed and dressed up people could there possibly be?
Continue reading M is for Museum
“I could do better than that,” he said as a contestant was being ridiculed by a chef for their raw chicken on the show they were watching.
Continue reading C is for Chef
Exhausted from the long day, he pulled out of the parking garage and started home.
Continue reading L is for (That) Look
It sat on the counter. Just a key on a keychain with no indication of what it opened. He picked it up and looked closely at it.
Continue reading K is for Key
He was racing to get out when there was a knock on his office door.
Continue reading C is for Coat
As you pull in from a long day out working and just flat-out getting stuff done, you slowly walk to the door and fumble around with the key. I open it from the inside for you and hold my hand out – helping you across the threshold. “Well, hello, stranger… ” you say as you step in.
Just inside the door I have a blanket, folded up and on top of a big picnic basket.
“What’s this,” you ask, “are we going somewhere?”
Continue reading Moonlight Picnic
She was confused when she opened her eyes. It was pitch black except for a small window that let in the dawn light.
Continue reading W is for Window