February 24, 2010
I don't usually write about my husband. Not directly. Don and I have very active lives apart from one another. I know that sounds sort of depressing or unhealthy, but it works for us. And it's not that way because of any conscious design, that's just the way it works out once you combine work, social stuff, and Dexter care.
Don and I often don't see each other until 9 pm at night. It's been this way ever since we've started dating because I teach kids until late into the evening and Don has always worked beyond the regular 8 hour day. It doesn't mean we love each other any less. We're just both really busy and don't have to force the status quo. We spend plenty of time together, it's just not as regulated as other couples, I suppose.
In the meantime, Don does some very thoughtful things for me.
He was out running errands the other day and came home with a Helvetica t-shirt.
As seen above, he sometimes makes me love coffees.
And I've been having a problem storing my accessories at the bungalow. The problem is two-fold. I have too many accessories and there also isn't a good space for the bounty.
Don suggested we use this CD tower that was previously housed in the basement. It's a brilliant idea. I haven't completed the transfer of pretty things to the little shelves yet, but so far it's looking very promising. I think I'll actually need two towers in the end.
See? A place for some dress shoes I don't wear very often.
Oh, our baseboards are really high upstairs so I'm using an old textbook to prop the tower up. This way the swoop clears the baseboard and the tower is flush with the wall.
Just a few of my hair bands.
Evening bag that doesn't get used every day.
Milk glass dish for tiny things.
Another hair clip.
I'm so accustomed to Don and I taking care of our own business. But every now and then he goes out of his way to do something thoughtful and special. Just the sort of supportive guy every stylish girl needs. Go Don!