Post details: Blog Your Blessings Sundays: Time with Sue...

08/05/07

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Blog Your Blessings Sundays: Time with Sue...

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It's always a bit sad when the little one goes away for a while... as she's a "stepling" to me, it's a fact of life to deal with.

Her dad (Sue's ex) is a very nice fellow (who we all get along with very well... Sue and his break-up was amicable...) and he's off with her to a cottage for a week with other friends and family.

On the bright side, it does give Sue and I a little time to ourselves... a vacation of sorts from being parental... which is very nice, if a little lonely at times.


Above is a winter picture, sure, and it's VERY hot right now... but it's currently the best images of the boys I have... this will undoubtedly change considering the amount of photos we take of them...

Still, Saturday was a great day as it was truly a "Sue" day... after taking Frick and Frack for a nice walk that brushed by a favourite park of ours, we travelled to the Royal Ontario Museum where we got to do the "adult visit" thing of not rushing to the more "exciting bits" for the kid and taking our time to enjoy and absorb the exhibits... and blow a TONNE of "pixels" on some great photos... I'd share some of them, but I'll leave that to the resident photographer here which really is Sue.

After that, we strolled through the University of Toronto's downtown campus and then off to my favourite "Fish and Chips" shop in Toronto, Harbord Fish and Chips which has been around for a DONKEY'S years (and then some) because Sue, believe it or not, despite the place honestly being honestly my favourite, had yet to "sample" the food there... (It's not exactly convenient for us to get to.) The fish was excellent as always and the portions are BEYOND generous! (Neither of us finished...)

We brought the food home and enjoyed our meal, went through our images of the museum, checked the online stuff, watched an old movie on DVD (Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward)... and just been relaxed and enjoyed each other's company...

They say there's a "honeymoon phase" which we, as a couple, were supposed to have passed by now... this doesn't seem to be the case... I'm still SO in love with Sue it's kinda sickening to some people... until they find out we're whacky and kinda cynical ourselves about such things.

The most oft stated address to each other is, Y'know what? I love you! to which the other responds with, Well, that's good because I love you too... and if it was only one of us in love with the other, it would be kind of icky considering the amount of time we spend together. I think it would be considered stalking and possibly confinement.

I can't rightly say I've known anyone who's company I've enjoyed more...

On Thursday, I blogged about The Pogues... who most people know through their "Christmas song" called Fairytale of New York which is really an awful song about a terribly dysfunctional couple... a drunk and a bitter wife or girlfriend of said drunk... hey, the lyrics start with the words It was Christmas eve, babe... in the drunk tank. An old man said to me, wont see another one...

None the less, and why I'm bringing this up... in the last stanzas of the song are the lines, starting with our female singer... You took my dreams from me, When I first found you... then the male singer replies... I kept them with me, babe. I put them with my own. Can't make it all alone... I've built my dreams around you.

Well, I can sorta relate... save one fact... it never seemed to be about her dreams or my dreams... but our dreams. We took both each other's dreams... and put them with our own... and we ARE building our world with them together. (This is the benefit of having extremely similar interests and hobbies as well as a GOOD strong friendship for a basis of the relationship.)

...and no, I've never been in a drunk tank.

...I sincerely doubt Sue has either... but I can't say for 100% certain...

:)

...moving on...

To get to my point, and I've blogged that Sue's a blessing before and why, but this weeks blessing is a personal one... it's all about My Blessing of Spending Time With My Sue.

I don't think I ever stopped smiling yesterday... and what more can anyone ask for. That, my dear readers, is a HUGE blessing.

Remember, this is a woman who, although looking into the paranormal BEFORE we got together so we can't count that, is now hoping to have a huge, old, dusty, green double-decker bus in her future... think about that! How many fellas reading this could say their significant other would support this dream, let alone ADOPT it!?!

Sue's the best. Period!

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Comments:

Comment from: SandyCarlson [Visitor] Email · http://www.sandycarlson.net
This is a beautiful and loving post. Thanks for a story about how nice it is to go for a city stroll with someone you love!

Happy BYB Sunday.
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 06:04
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey SandyCarlson... Thank you!
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 09:53
Comment from: MsDemmie [Visitor] Email · http://msdemmie.wordpress.com/
Sounds like a wonderful weekend - I am looking forward to seeing the pictures.

NOn stop smiles and a wonderful relationship and TIME to spend on yourselves are a great blessing indeed.

Happy BYB Sunday.
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 10:58
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey MsDemmie... I'll push Sue on the pics... she is "fixing them up" as we couldn't use a flash most of the time and "long exposures" in the digital world are dicey at best!
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 11:32
Comment from: CyberCelt [Visitor] Email · http://advertising-for-success.blogspot.com
You are blessed to have found someone. I feel the same about my husband.
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 15:51
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey CyberCelt... It's a blessing I'm VERY thankful for every day!
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 16:28
Comment from: trish [Visitor] Email · http://incoherent-ish.blogspot.com
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.... :D
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 21:10
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Trish... Okay, you're just patronizing us now, ain't ya? :)
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 21:18
Comment from: Kuanyin [Visitor] Email · http://www.moonlightbecomesme.blogspot.com/
You two sound like the perfectly paired couple! What a beautiful, loving post! Happy BYB Sunday!
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 21:41
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Kuanyin... Needless to say, I agree that we are a pair made somewhere... I'm not entirely sure Heaven would have us... Thanks for the kind words!
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 21:54
Comment from: NeoBluePanther [Visitor] Email · http://lifeamongotherthings.blogspot.com
That's a great post!

Having a great life partner is the best thing to happen to a person, I feel.

Happy BYB Sunday and have a great week ahead.
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 22:39
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey NeoBluePanther... Thanks kindly and YES! I agree!
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/07 @ 22:49
Comment from: trish [Visitor] Email · http://incoherent-ish.blogspot.com
Absolutely not! Had I been patronizing, I would have said something like...

"Awww... aren't you just the key-yootest widdle couple? Yes you are! Just the key-yootest! Diddums wuvs your widdle suzy-woozie? Yes you do!" LOL

But I didn't. Didn't even think it. Just said.. "AWWWWWWWW" 'cause you and Sue are the nicest people ever and you're both so well suited to one another. It's awesome! :)
PermalinkPermalink 08/06/07 @ 03:05
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Trish... Well, what can I say except Aw, tank-you so vewy muchly Trishy-Wishy! Youz just the bestest most scrumbelly-umbelly lumpkin in the whole of Toyland!
PermalinkPermalink 08/06/07 @ 10:46
Comment from: trish [Visitor] Email · http://incoherent-ish.blogspot.com
Dude! Did you just call me a lumpkin?! That's just nasty!! I'm.. offended, yet mildly amused...

LOL

Lumpkins in toyland. Oh my higher being. The mind boggles. LMAO
PermalinkPermalink 08/06/07 @ 23:32
Comment from: admin [Member] Email · http://www.doubledeckerbuses.org/
Hey Trish... I was thinking "cuddly-wuddly lumpkin"... which is just one of those nauseatingly sweet "num-num" things I've heard... but your comment intrigued me and I looked up the word... and all I could find is a Georgia town named "Lumpkin". Ergo: I've called you a small town South of the Mason-Dixon... which would also mean "Toyland" is either America or "The Peach State".

Hmmm...

I don't know how I'd feel if someone called me that... confused would probably be the right word.
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