Started Friday evening. Completed Sunday afternoon.
I was away from home for six weeks, and away from Blue Eyes for 4 1/2 weeks. I’ve returned home and have been here now for exactly 44 hours. Blue Eyes couldn’t wait for me to get home, he missed me so much, that’s what he said.
Today he sent me a message saying he would be home early from work. We’d catch an early dinner together, take a walk. The weather is beautiful. It’s Friday night.
He called over an hour ago to ask me if it was okay if he stayed at the office working. I told him there was no point telling me how much he wants to spend time with me, promising me he would leave work early, planning a dinner date with me, if he was just going to cancel in order to work late on a Friday night.
His words mean nothing. I only care about actions now. He then told me he wouldn’t work, that he was leaving the office. He didn’t know what he was thinking? Our office is 10 minutes from home, max. His call was 80 minutes ago.
What’s the message: work is more important than me. That’s it.
Thankfully I no longer pin my happiness on whether or not Blue Eyes keeps his promises. I carry on.
My time away started with a quick stopover in Brooklyn to see our oldest son.
Next came a business trip with Blue Eyes to Paris.
My visit to Miami included some of my favorite things
I then spent just shy of four weeks at my favorite health facility and ended my healthy sojourn with a couple days at a fabulous spa hotel
And now that I’m home, I love taking long walks on warm blue-skied spring days. I love lilacs. I think they are amazing looking blossoms with an intoxicating scent. Spring in the Pacific Northwest is beautiful. I remember living in Arizona and Southern California waiting for the daffodils to poke their bright yellow blooms out in early spring. Didn’t happen. Most flowers there are planted en masse, season after season, not so naturally coloring a landscape that would otherwise be fairly bleak. Here, however, the yards are currently covered in bright blooms, rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, lilacs, dogwoods, apple, cherry, plum, and pear blossoms.
Today I did back to back Zumba classes then Blue Eyes and I picked up our CSA farm share.
It’s been a gorgeous May weekend here in Portland and Blue Eyes has decided he does want to make me a priority. We’ll see if that holds up tomorrow when work beckons. He’s made some more promises about his priorities. Hmmm. In the meantime, I had a great time away, and I’m loving all the pretty things! ❤️