Window shopping has never been my favorite pastime, but when it is for getting ideas on how our two likes and desires blend, it became something of an adventure.

We found the perfect sofa and love seat, in the perfect color, perfect for two growing girls, a puppy and Scotch-Guard-able. We found said furniture after about 11 minutes on the store. So much for melting away a whole rainy afternoon…

We found the perfect puppy; a gorgeous Boxer bitch, fawn with perfect white boots and a spotted nose. The little flirt cooed at us thru the glass until we gave up and played with her for an hour, feeding her biscuits and playing fetch until she fell asleep in my lap. Miraculously, we did not come home with the little beauty, as our bank account, schedules and my house will not accommodate a purebred puppy in need of months of constant training and attention. Sighs dreamily, wondering if Boxers like boats…

We found a tiny coffee shop and bakery, and without discussing it, ordered non-fat lattes. To make up for the calorie deficit, we also shared a warm croissant. Pure, unadulterated, bliss…

We were feeling our ages last night; me with the sore knee and him with an achey back from a day working in the rain. Laying on the couch after dinner, we took turns rubbing warmed lotion over tight muscles and knots. I actually fell asleep briefly, and awoke to the sound of him humming happily as he scraped the bottom of the Ben and Jerry’s container while the tiger documentary played in the background…

These are the small moments I cherish, the times that you could accidentally miss if you blinked. The bitty shreds of time that are compressing together to create our time together. Our life together, in fact. On this last day of the year, I set the alarm to go off early so we could have extra snuggle time, and as we lay in bed sipping coffee and having just one more kiss, I realized that a whole lifetime could be spent weaving moments like these together…


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