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June 27, 2005

The boys at home, alone

Becky left for a week away today. She's heading for Las Vegas for a friend's wedding.

I got home, did a few chores, posted an incendiary blog entry, walked Zeke down to the park. It was a lovely, leisurely walk. We stood while toddlers ran up to pet him clumsily, their tolerant parents looking on. Zeke couldn't wait to get away from the two-legged terrors. We walked slowly up the hill again.

Zeke was poky - he's tired at the end of the day - and I stood, watching the wind in the tops of the eucalyptus trees. Zeke sniffed aroound the base of a retaining wall. I watched the trees some more.

It occurred to me that this walk felt different from the last few. I'd felt a mild hurry to get back to the house before. Nothing there to hurry back to tonight.

Sixteen years with her, and my step still quickens when I'm walking toward her.

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Awwww!

When's your book coming out, anyway?

Posted by: KathyF at June 28, 2005 04:27 AM
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works that way at our house too. and for the same number of years.

anyone turned in that nissan yet?

Posted by: dread pirate roberts at June 28, 2005 07:33 AM
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I know I'm not really adding any intelligent commentary, but I just couldn't resist saying, "Awwwww! How sweet." :)

Posted by: Rurality at June 28, 2005 07:44 AM
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very sweet, chris. just what every wife wants to hear :)

Posted by: Anne at June 28, 2005 08:56 AM
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I'm sure Becky will love reading that, but Zeke probably liked the slower, more olfactory pleasing, pace.

BTW Chris, I don't care what Hank Fox says, Tito is MY dog! Uncle-dad my ass.

Posted by: OGeorge at June 28, 2005 01:17 PM
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Me too. Awwwwwwww. That's sweet.

Posted by: Idyllopus at June 28, 2005 05:09 PM
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Look. Do you think you could whisper just a word or two of advice into the ear of my baby-boomer lawyer husband? I know he loves me and all, but Criminy!

OK, never mind.

Posted by: KathyR at June 28, 2005 05:24 PM
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you're a Love Geek!

Posted by: alphabitch at June 30, 2005 07:06 AM
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