Tag: partnership

  • A wealth of affection

    A wealth of affection

      I fell asleep in my desk chair last night. Not sure why – it hadn’t been a strenuous day. But I was awakened by the First Reader poking me and saying “go to bed.” I demurred, and he said “no, you fell asleep sitting up. Bed.”  There are things to be said for having…

  • The Peril of Niceness

    The Peril of Niceness

    The First Reader and I started out our day with a small conversation, but it was more of a running topic we’ve mulled over together for years, now. Probably from even before he and I got together. The topic is something along the lines of ‘nice guys finish last’ and (get your minds out of…

  • Love is… Marriage

    Love is… Marriage

    Sometimes it’s the little things, the quiet moments. The sigh of contentment after a long day when you finally have nothing to do but sit. The look on his face when I come in the door after work. The noise he makes when I scratch his back without being asked. The time we get to…

  • The Rose’s Name

    The Rose’s Name

    A rose by any other name… I chose not to legally change my name when the First Reader and I were wed. There were reasons for this, and what seemed like good ones – I did want to take his name, but I have an established professional career with my maiden name, plus the hassle…