Monday, April 10, 2006

A Date with Beauty and the Beast



We should be experiencing temperatures in the seventies in CA, but instead we are being hit by one storm after another. I cut my hair, got the pedicure and I still have not seen the inside of the gym. It could be worse, my friend Mike lives on Kauai and got 35" of rain in March alone...Yikes! There is an upside to a rainy spring and that is romance! Dave and I have spent wonderful quality time together, while being stuck at home. He has actually started to relax and take life slower. I keep saying "welcome to my world" and he gets it. He is however getting overwhelmed with backed up projects.

I bought tickets for my daughter and I to see the musical "Beauty and the Beast" after my grandson was born. It was suppose to be a "I'm proud of you" gesture. As the months went by and I had not heard from Jess, I asked Dave to go. He had remembered taking his daughter to see the animated movie and buying her the Belle costume, but could not recall the story. I thought maybe the tickets initiated Jess to call me, but she never mentioned it. That made me feel better, but I had already asked Dave and it was too soon for Jess and I.

We had front row seats, which allowed us to see the little girls in their "belle" costumes and pretty dresses with bows in their hair. We smiled as they walked by, being instructed by mom how they had to be very quiet. It felt like Easter Sunday at church. The play was spectacular! The costumes were unbelievable and so were the sets. I watched the play, Dave's joy and the 7 year old's face next to me the whole time. We laughed, smiled and got choked up...ok, I cried :) Dave and I were so happy afterwards, we decided to try a new restaurant. I normally am uncomfortable eating in public, but it was just before the dinner crowd. I always feel like a messy four year old who needs her food cut. People stare out of curiosity only, but I get self-conscious. This time we had the place to ourselves. We feasted on corn chowder, Cajun flat steak, salmon with red pepper pesto, chocolate peanut butter moose and gourmet coffee. A great date!

Dave is leaving for WA on Friday to spend Easter with his grandson's Ethan 4 & Dimitri 1yr 2mos. They are the cutest kids! I will miss him more than usual after all the time we have spent together this long winter. I'm glad he's going though, they grow so fast. It's hard being a long distance grandparent because you miss so much. I have learned that the hard way! We are not close to each others daughters, but we totally respect each others time with our kids. We have both made the efforts and sacrifices needed to show our children we love them. The kids are happy for our happiness, but still have a hard time with their parent leaving the nest. I thought that worked the other way around? LOL Time away can be a good thing, I appreciate my man all the more! I have always given up holidays to my ex and having had been single for 13yrs I don't mind as much. Easter has always been about Jesus to me, but now I have a grandson I will once again get into egg dying and baskets.

I will miss the way Dave wakes in the night to make sure I'm covered. I will miss coffee together in bed, while watching Tivo. How he watches over me. The many hugs and kisses. I will just miss him.

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Ayn said...

Awe Tammy ... this entry is bittersweet. Shoot little tears in my eye ... I think I will miss him too!

I'll be home alone for the holiday too. Maybe we'll find each other?

AND NO! That's not sweety-pie that was V! Sweetie Pie isn't the type of guy that goes overboard on attending the kitties.

Thanks for always being there.

mi

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thebluestbutterfly said...

It made me happy just reading your account of the show & of how much you love your husband. Love is a happy thing. I hope that you have some adventure while he is gone...I like to do that if my husband is away so I have something to share when he gets back (and it makes him glad to know that I had some fun). What do you have planned for while he is away?

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I can't go anywhere on my own, or home projects. My youngest will bring TK for a visit and my oldest is working two jobs on the weekend. She is visiting Thailand soon, so she needs the hours. If they both visited, that would be one adventure I'd gladly miss. LOL

Anonymous said...

It was a great day and I have enjoyed my time stuck in the house with you this winter.I loved your story and will miss having coffee with you and watching over you like a mother hen.Love you so much...Dave

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Tabor said...

Families are such a challenge. Blended families are even more fun!! I actually enjoy my time alone when hubby is gone. I know that your challenges are greater, but for a short time you will probably enjoy this space. Rediscover yourself.

TJ said...

Hug a big one.
Love TJ

emmapeelDallas said...

Tammy,

This is such a beautiful entry. You are one beautiful, loving woman, and Dave sounds like a great guy.

Happy Easter.

love,

Judi

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